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    Lausanne Guesthouse & Backpacker

    chemin des Epinettes 4, Lausanne 1007, Switzerland
    011 41 21 588 09 50
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    • Excellent39%
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    Free Wifi
    Non-Smoking Hotel
    Family Rooms
    Multilingual Staff
    Wheelchair Access
    Self-Serve Laundry
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    2.0 Star Hotel
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    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    Great place to stay if you're on a budget in Switzerland (although nothing can really be considered 'budget' in that country!). Nice, clean and warm hostel. Although I feel that for the price that you are paying for a room, you shouldn't be charged extra...More

    Thank Hbs345
    Response from Anne-Marie E, Gérant at Lausanne Guesthouse & BackpackerResponded 3 weeks ago

    Hello Hbs345, Thanks for your nice words, we are so glad to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and will consider your suggestion regarding the towel ! We are all looking forward to welcoming you back to the Lausanne Guesthouse. Anne-Marie & Team

    Reviewed 12 October 2017

    We were three hikers traveling through Switzerland. The Backpacker is very close to the train station and stores. We reserved a private room and it was clean and we had an immaculate bathroom across the hall; we used our key to enter so it was...More

    Thank charisma2015
    Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

    I stayed there in last December with my sister and we loved that place! The staff received us with a smile in her face. Everything that we need was provided, like information about places to visit and things to do.

    Thank Marcos F
    Response from Anne-Marie E, Gérant at Lausanne Guesthouse & BackpackerResponded 7 July 2017

    Thank you Marcos for your nice words. We hope to see you here again before we move in June next year ! Best regards from a sunny Lausanne, Anne-Marie & Team

    Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

    If traveling by train this hotel has a perfect location. We loved the view from our room and how clean everything was. We did the shared restroom option and had no issues, we were only sharing with one other room. The laundry room and kitchen...More

    Thank hleisie
    Response from Anne-Marie E, Gérant at Lausanne Guesthouse & BackpackerResponded 19 May 2017

    Hello Hleisie, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience! We are glad to read that you liked our location, the view and cleanliness... and you're right, the space in the room is not big because we decided to keep all...More

    Reviewed 27 April 2017

    Less than a 5 minute walk from the train station. No breakfast included. We paid a few extra dollars to be upgraded to a private room. It was great, clean room, beautiful views, semi private bathroom. Kitchen and common area were clean. Easy walk down...More

    Thank Kaitlyn F
    Management response:Responded 1 May 2017

    Dear Kaitlyn, We thank you so much for your nice feedback after your stay in our hostel and we are happy to read that you enjoyed your stay and views from your private room ;) Hope to welcome you soon again and wish you a...More

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    • Top amenities
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Self-Serve Laundry
    • Price range
    • US$77 - US$169 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Hotel Style
    • #1 Best Value Hotel in Lausanne
    • Room types
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Kitchenette ,
    • Family Rooms ,
    • Accessible rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 80
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    • Lausanne
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    22 April 2015|
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    Response from Anne-Marie E | Property representative |
    Hello, thanks for your email! Regarding sockets : between 10 (four-bedded dorms) and 4 (double rooms). Regarding the single room : we do have double rooms but could be booked as single use. The price dépends on the day and... More
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    Hello, yes, there are some places for motorbikes, for free. Best regards
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    "If you want laundry at hostel while you're too busy to go to a laundry place, this is perfect!"
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    "Lake-facing side of the hotel - and third or fourth floor to get a view of the Lake Geneva - ask for a balcony"
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    "All rooms have Mountain views so don't worry!"
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    "Depends on your budget and how long you plan to stay."
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