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Lausanne Guesthouse & Backpacker

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Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stayed at this guesthouse for 3 nights. It was easy to walk to from the train station and reception held our bags since we arrived before our room was ready. The private room had a lake view and was clean. The private bathroom was across the hall but very clean and comfortable. Great location for exploring...

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

Dear Matt and Amanda, Thank you very much for your kind words about your recent visit to our Hotel. We are glad that you enjoyed your time with us and discover the Lavaux vineyard terraces! Hopefully we'll see you soon again. Warmest greetings from Lausanne, Anne-Marie & Team.

Connecticut, United States
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Confession: We've never stayed in a hostel before. I was a little apprehensive, thinking I'd be sharing a room with a bunch of college students. Turns out Lausanne Guesthouse & Backpacker has private rooms. We booked a private room with a shared bath (apprehensively) and... had a nice stay! Let's start with the positives: We were arriving by train, and...

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

Dear "Tack13", many thanks for your "confession" ;) It' s a great pleasure to read how much you enjoyed you stay and that your first experience in a hostel was positive ! We hope to welcome you soon again and wish you a very sunny (and not too hot) summer! Anne-Marie & team

Redding, California
Reviewed 21 July 2016

We had room 51, on the top floor, with a great view of the lake. It was a private double room, but we shared a bath with room 50 (and they were great, clean and quiet neighbors). Some of the rooms on the 2-3-4 floors may have a patio. It was simple, with a double bed, closet and small desk...

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

Dear LavidaBuono, We thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience. We are glad to read that you liked the hostel and were also satisfied with our staff. The IT manager has been informed and he will try to do his best to make the wifi working better ! We would be very happy to have...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 5 March 2016

Really nice hostel to stay in. The staff were all very friendly and helpful (not to mention, could all speak in a handful of languages). There are great communal facilities downstairs to chill out, study, eat and cook (all basic cooking equipment is there, which is so convenient) Bathrooms are tidy and spacious. Bedrooms, as expected, are quite small, but...

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

Dear KD 128, Many thanks for your positive comments : we are so glad to read that you found our staff friendly and helpful and appreciate our equipments ! Regarding the sound insulation: we have decided to keep the old charming doors where possible and therefore the insulation is not the best, indeed...but we take note of your remark and...

Reviewed 28 December 2015 via mobile

Affordable and beautiful Guesthouse with brand new refurbished rooms. Shared kitchen with free snacks. Free luggage storage. Friendly service in English. Very close to the central train station, walking distance.

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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 December 2015

We were very impressd with the Guesthouse,we booked a double room with a private bathroom opposite.We wanted a location near the train station and this was ideal.The staff were very friendly and helpful and the croissant and nepresso coffee for 3 frances was good value.The beds were comfortable and our bathroom spotless.The only issue to be aware of is the...

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

Dear Guest, We are delighted to read how much you enjoyed your stay with us at Lausanne Guesthouse. We make every effort to ensure your expectations are exceeded and we appreciate you taking the time to share your personal experience ! All the staff wish you a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year. Anne-Marie

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 27 November 2015

This was one of the nicest, cleanest hostels I've ever stayed in. The bathrooms looked newly redone. The balcony off the room had gorgeous views over the city toward the lake. The location near the train station is super, and there was very little noise despite being near the tracks (rooms face the lake not the tracks). The downside: the...

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

Hello, Thank you so much for your very kind comment. It is a great pleasure to read how much you enjoyed you stay and that we were able to satisfy your needs! Your remark regarding the kitchen is correct, it's not a huge one but usually there at not many people using it at the same time, as most of...

Branson, Missouri
Reviewed 23 November 2015

After 2 months on the road, I checked into the Backpacker Hotel. I unpacked and headed to the laundry room. Two inexpensive washloads later, I had clean attire again! My room on the fourth floor provided a great view of Lake Geneva. I paid a small towel & sheet fee and received fluffy beach size towels. The free public transport...

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

Dear guest! Thank you for your feed back after your recent stay at our Hotel. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your room and our facilities! Hope to see you soon again !

Athens, Greece
Reviewed 15 November 2015 via mobile

The location of the hostel is very convinient and near the train station of the city... the staff was very helpful answering my questions and giving us directions... the exterior of the bulding was very impressive...

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

Dear Liana, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience. We are glad to know, that you liked the hotel and you were also satisfied with our staff! Hope to see you again ! Best regards from Lausanne

Noumea, New Caledonia
Reviewed 13 November 2015

The location is very convenient, 5 mins walking distance from the main train station, the team is very professional and helpful, and the guesthouse is kept very clean at all times. Well done to you all !!!

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

Dear Guest, Dear Guest, thank you so much for your very kind comment. We are glad to know, that you liked the hotel and you were also satisfied with our staff! . Of course we will pass your compliments on to our reception and cleaningTeams ! Looking forward to your soon return visit.

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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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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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: $57 - $207 (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!”
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”
KimTainio, 1 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All rooms have Mountain views so don't worry!”
KD128, 4 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Depends on your budget and how long you plan to stay.”
lesleymcnamara7, 21 Dec 2015 | Read review
“4th floor and higher has great views of lake.”
N5653ZXjm, 23 Nov 2015 | Read review
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