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Lausanne Guesthouse & Backpacker Reviews

Chemin des Epinettes 4, Lausanne, Switzerland

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773 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 90%Security
  • 90%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 82%Atmosphere
  • 92%Cleanliness
  • 85%Facilities

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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),

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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.

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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!


Staff was great and helpful. Located close to the train station. Kitchen was nice and clean, as were the rooms and bathrooms. Lockers outside of the rooms.


The kitchen is well equipped. The room is fair. The locker is outside the room, which is not convenient. It is better to have some space to hang to cloth.




A nice hostel with a nice view. Easy to get to from the train station. Not the best location, but you get free travel on the transit system so it's easy enough to get where you need to go. Common room and garden were very nice to relax in. My only complaint and i have this for many hostels in Switzerland, is charging extra for sheets and allowing people to bring outside sleeping bags, i don't like the sounds of that.


Nice place and staffs If i have a chance to go to Lausanne again i will definitely choose here


The staff were very helpful and gave loads of advice on arrival. The communal area was very nice, relaxing and open. The kitchen was well equipped with everything that was needed. The rooms were basic but clean and nice as were the shared toilets and showers.

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Thank you very much for your nice comment. Hope we will see you again soon! Greetings from Lausanne, Virginie


Very nice and recommendable hostel. The common room was interesting with a piano, although no one was using it so i dont know if it works. The lockers seem secure, and they're outside of the dorms. This is strange but at least no one makes a lot of noise in the room while leaving early. The woman at the reception was really friendly with everybody and she speaks several languages!

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Hi there! Thanks a lot for your comment. Yes the piano is working :-). See you next time! Virginie


On a good location since it is close to train station. Pretty balcony to go with the room. The lobby area just asks to mingle plus the outdoor area so this is good for that too. Lockers at the hall was a good idea too. Thanks!


Really clean, really nice. Was a very quiet hostel. It didn`t encourage people to mingle. But it was really well organized! Very very happy with my stay. Thanks! Also, fairly easy to find seems as there is a `Cinema` on the corner! You can`t miss it.

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Thanks for your very nice comment. Hope we will welcome you again. Best regards, Virginie


nice place in the centre, next to the train station.

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