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Lausanne Guesthouse & Backpacker Reviews

Chemin des Epinettes 4, Lausanne, Switzerland

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792 Total Reviews
  • 86%Value For Money
  • 90%Security
  • 93%Location
  • 92%Staff
  • 84%Atmosphere
  • 92%Cleanliness
  • 85%Facilities

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2 night stay here. Only a few hundred meters from the main station. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Beds and shower facilities were great however showers not lockable so limited privacy. Lockers in the hallway weren't big enough to handle anything much bigger than a school backpack. Fully equipped kitchen was a big plus

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello, thanks for your nice comment. The lockers are made to lock your values and they are big enough for most part of our guests. Clothes, shoes and so on are usualy kept in the room. Nobody will still your socks or T-shirt around here :-). Best regards, Virginie


Nice hostel, but don't like the shower room facilities. There is no place to put the clothes in the showering room, so after showering, we need to go out to wear underwear which is sort of emberessing....


Very clise to the train station, bathrooms very clears, quiet. Staff atencious. Good reception


A very good hostel at great location: only a short walk from the city centre and train station. Location is almost too close to the track because the bypassing trains feel to shake the whole building. That is not a big fault and doesn't affect one's sleep. Hostel was clean and the staff was helpful and kind. Downstairs there is a "living room" to meet other travelers and a well equipped kitchen to prepare your own meals. I recommend this hostel if you can afford living in Switzerland.


The hostel was good and close to the train station. Staff was nice and hepful. The kitchen was really small and sometimes was a bit crowded. The stove only worked until 10pm and a few people didnt know (I think they could tell the guests when they check-in),

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello, concerning the kitchen everything is clearly written on the door and in 3 different languages! Hope you had a nice stay in Lausanne anyway. Best regards, Virginie


The hotel is in back of train station,turn right,not far. Room and bathroom are clean. Kitchen is full of Chinese,but dining room has enough seats.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello, Our kitchen is not all the time full of chinese. Only sometimes. Most part of the time our guests are from all around the world, very international. Best regards, Virginie


Great location, next to the train station with a brathtaking view of lake geneva. Friendly staff and very clean.

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Thanks for your nice comment. Hope to see you again :-) Virginie


Not really a hostel for socialising in, but if your visiting Lausanne and need somewhere to stay then it's much better value for money that your get elsewhere (and much better than the other hostel i've stayed in there previosuly). Lockers were outside the room which was a slight niggle. Location is great.


Very friendly hostel conveniently located near the train station (although up a very steep hill). Clean rooms, helpful staff.


There are many hostels that charge for internet. Lousanne Guesthouse is one of these hostels, In the previous years I travelled, many hostels provided free internet that made travellers were more available to give comment after checking out.


I cant' say enough positive things about this incredible hostel. It's clean, the staff is wonderful, location is great, and the windows from the rooms open up to the most incredible view of the lake and the mountains. Fantastic place!

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