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Lausanne Guesthouse & Backpacker Reviews

Chemin des Epinettes 4, Lausanne, Switzerland

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90%

Rating
812 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 92%Security
  • 94%Location
  • 95%Staff
  • 85%Atmosphere
  • 94%Cleanliness
  • 87%Facilities

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94%

Lovely place, friendly staff, very secure and fab location for getting around and about in the city. Yes, it's right next to the train tracks but it wasn't disturbing at all. Only minor negative was the bed sheets: the duvet covers don't cover the duvet (it was just a sheet), so I- and the other people in my dorm so I don't think I was being dumb!- spent the night in an exposed duvet. I thought that was a bit shabby for an otherwise impeccably clean place.


89%

As will be clear from the answers above, the hostel is very clean and well maintained, staff is friendly and the location is great. It would be nice to have somewhat more furniture inside the dorms, such as a little shelf to put your phone, book or valuables on during the night and a little cabinet to store stuff out of your backpack.

  • 10th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


86%

Staff is very friendly and the location is the best possible


94%

Right next to the train station and with the travel card provided at check in the metro as well, which gives you access to most of Lausanne quickly. Great Kitchen and lounge. Staff were fantastic and always helpful.


100%

Just love it, good location, friendly environment, reasonable price.


91%

This hostel is very well located, right next to the train station, which is great. I only stayed for 2 nights, but the room and bathrooms were clean and the hallway locker is good to have. It's not very wide, but it's deep enough for a backpack, etc. or just to keep your valuables in. I didn't use the kitchen, but the lobby/lounge area was also very nice.

  • 26th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


94%

It was the perfect stay! Very cozy!

  • 26th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


97%

Would absolutely stay here again. Their kitchen was great and well equipped. Nice beds and restrooms/showers (very clean!). They have nice big lockers for valuables. I really loved the location. It is super close to an awesome park that has a stunning panoramic view of the lake. Walking distance to old town and the lakefront area. Beautiful city, great hostel!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks a lot for your very nice comment about our Guesthouse and the city of Lausanne. Hope to see you again :-) Virginie

91%

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

86%

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....


86%

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


83%

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.


83%

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

80%

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



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