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Lausanne Guesthouse & Backpacker

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16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2015

The Guesthouse for backpackers is an establishment that is located in Lausanne , better saying next to the station. Its points in favour are the relative economic cost of a room in Switzeraland compared with the competiotion. If you choose to share a room , it is the ideal choice for people , who , do not want to spend... More 

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Anne-Marie E, Manager at Lausanne Guesthouse & Backpacker, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you for posting your feedback after your stay at the Lausanne Guesthouse ! We are glad to read that you enjoyed your stay in our house Looking forward to welcoming you in September :) Anne-Marie & Team More 

Santiago, Chile
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17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2015

By far the best hostal out of 5 from my visit to Europe. Extremely clean and modern facilities. Staff was beyond helpful and professional. Rooms were clean and most had an amazing view. The kitchen is beyond words. Just by looking at it you felt like cooking. Common area was superb, and you could not stay away from the garden.... More 

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Anne-Marie E, Manager at Lausanne Guesthouse & Backpacker, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you so much for your very kind comment. It is a great pleasure to read how much you enjoyed your stay at the Lausanne Guesthouse! We will pass your compliments on to our reception and cleaning teams. We are very much looking forward to welcoming you again during your next trip to Lausanne ! Anne-Marie & Team More 

Scottsdale, Arizona
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37 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2015

I stayed here for two nights as a 50+ woman travelling solo. I had my own room with a shared bathroom. The hotel was clean, quiet and the reception staff were friendly and helpful. Wifi worked great. The location is great - about a 10 minute walk to the lakeshore or town center. I had great views of the lake... More 

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Anne-Marie E, Gérant at Lausanne Guesthouse & Backpacker, responded to this review

Hello, thanks so much for your message ! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and hope to see you again. Best regards Anne-Marie & Team More 

California
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50 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2015

We literally walked down the train station and right to the hotel. The only problem is that we were there during a heat wave so we had to decide between the heat or the noise. There was not any AC or fans so we had to leave the windows open which made for a noisy evening. One night was enough... More 

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Anne-Marie E, Gérant at Lausanne Guesthouse & Backpacker, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks a lot for your message and feed back regarding your stay here. We have taken note your comment about the heat...which was really unusual here! Next time, we'll provide fans, for sure! We hope that you will give us an opportunity to provide you with a better experience on your next visit to Lausanne Guesthouse ! Best... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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42 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 9 June 2015 via mobile

The convenience of this hostel was great. Less than a 10 minute walk from the main train station, and halfway between the old town center and the port of Ouchy along Lake Geneva. I rented my own room and bath, both of which were clean and comfortable. I was also on the top floor and had a great view of... More 

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Anne-Marie E, Gérant at Lausanne Guesthouse & Backpacker, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are happy to read that you enjoyed your stay at the Lausanne Guesthouse and our central location and view! Hope to welcome you soon again :) Kind regards Anne-Marie & Team More 

Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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21 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2015

I was only there only for one night as I needed to take the train to Montreux in the early morning the very next day, but I was very happy and satisfied with the place. As many others have mentioned, considering the fact that accommodation in Switzerland is generally quite expensive, the price I paid for the 4 bedded mixed... More 

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Anne-Marie E, Gérant at Lausanne Guesthouse & Backpacker, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your really nice words after your stay at the Lausanne Guesthouse!l. We are so glad to hear, that you enjoyed your stay in our hotel ! We hope you had a good time in Switzerland ! Best regards Anne-Marie & Team More 

Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2015 via mobile

The hostel is beautiful, with views of the mountains and lake, very close to the train station. I'm staying in a 4 bed mixed dorm, which luckily faces away from the train station, so it is quiet. The beds are comfy, and you can have a decent night's sleep, which is always a bonus. It is the cleanest hostel I... More 

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Anne-Marie E, Gérant at Lausanne Guesthouse & Backpacker, responded to this review

What a great comment, many thanks! We are so pleased to read that you had a good stay here at Lausanne Guesthouse! Hopefully you will visit us some other time in the future, why not in Summer and enjoy our garden with "open up" roses ;)) Kind regards Anne-Marie & Team More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 17 May 2015

I was only there for one night but I was very comfortable and very happy with my accommodation. My room was a double with a private bathroom across the hall. Both were presented very well, tidy and attractive. My room had an incredible view of Lake Geneva, and the location of the guest house was ideal for the train station,... More 

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Anne-Marie E, Gérant at Lausanne Guesthouse & Backpacker, responded to this review

Hi, thank you for taking time to write a review and share your experience. We are so pleased to read you had a great time at Lausanne Guesthouse! We are looking forward to welcoming you another time here! Best regards Anne-Marie & Team More 

Scottsdale, Arizona
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88 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2015

My wife and I stayed at the Guesthouse for four nights during a visit to Lausanne. We had a double room with private bath on the fourth floor. Traipsing across the hall to the bath took some practice, but it worked. Location was handy to train station, bus, metro, restaurants and tea shop. The Lausanne Pass we got when we... More 

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Anne-Marie E, Gérant at Lausanne Guesthouse & Backpacker, responded to this review

Hello, thanks for your great comment! We are very happy that you had a good stay and enjoyed the time in our hotel! Kind regards, Anne-Marie & Team More 

Bangkok, Thailand
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2015 via mobile

It's fantastic for me when I stay here. I stay for one night in the Double Room with Private Bathroom. I don't think guesthouse will be great like this place. The room is not small, but not too big. You can see the view of lake Geneva from your balcony. The big bathroom is so clean. Anyway, the floor made... More 

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our ambition is to satisfy a demanding clientele with high standards of service, cleanliness and professionalism, offering the best value for money, while insuring the viability and permanence of our business entreprise. At the same time, we try to promote a dynamic and economically attractive image of tourism in the Lausanne region as well as in the rest of Switzerland. Central location (close to the Lausanne Train station). Four-bedded dorms, double / single rooms, garden with BBQ, free kitchen use and more... ... more   less 

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Address: chemin des Epinettes 4, Lausanne 1007, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Vaud > Lausanne
Price Range: €77 - €145 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Lausanne Guesthouse & Backpacker 2*
Number of rooms: 80
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“If you want laundry at hostel while you're too busy to go to a laundry place, this is perfect!”
 of 5 bubbles 86yk, 23 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Lake-facing side of the hotel - and third or fourth floor to get a view of the Lake Geneva - ask for a balcony”
 of 5 bubbles KimTainio, 1 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All rooms have Mountain views so don't worry!”
 of 5 bubbles KD128, 4 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Depends on your budget and how long you plan to stay.”
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“4th floor and higher has great views of lake.”
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