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Hostel | Chemin des Epinettes 4, Lausanne, Switzerland CH-1007

90.1% Overall Rating

62 out of 65 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (21/08/2014)

weixi yang thinks…

"it is very clean! The kitchen is big and clean with good facility. Wifi is great!"

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Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Washing machines
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Laundry service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • BBQ area
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Onsite shop(s)
  • Outside area

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel USD 2.18

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

Important Information

- Maximum stay: 6 nights. - Kids less than 12 years are not allowed to stay in dormitories: we would kindly ask you to book a private room or family room.

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90.1%

Overall Rating

62 out of 65 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Lausanne GuestHouse & Backpacker'

Atmosphere
87.2%
Location
86.4%
Facilities
89.6%
Cleanliness
93.6%
Staff
95.2%
Value
83.2%
Safety
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82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

weixi yang

With my spouse / partner

Relaxation/spa

21 August 2014 weixi would recommend this property

Liked: it is very clean! The kitchen is big and clean with good facility. Wifi is great!

Disliked: no

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

City break

17 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I was very satisfied on total. Luminous rooms and nice view, cool sitting room and kitchen.

Disliked: The only glitch could be that one can often listen to the trains passing by -the hostel is located right in front of the rails.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

City break

25 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: wonderful helpful staff, very clean, very central. ideal.

Disliked: nothing to dislike.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

24 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Perfect hostel with really great value for money.

Disliked: Nothing much. Needs a good sized oven, maybe?

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

DENNIS BELA-ONG

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

03 June 2014 DENNIS would recommend this property

Liked: The staff was very accommodating and helpful. The place is located close to the train station and public transport.

Disliked: DENNIS left no negative feedback.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

05 May 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Cleanliness

Disliked: Hard to find hostel.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

04 May 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Extremely close to the train station. Each room has a balcony with a view of Lake Geneva. Free lockers and everything is clean.

Disliked: Nothing really

80.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

As a family with children

Family Holiday
Sightseeing & culture

02 May 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: There is no lift for 1st floor, but the staff was nice to help carry our luggages. Room was clean, and the facilities with good condition.

Disliked: There is no lock in the shower room.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

04 February 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very close to the railway station and city centre. Clean, calm atmosphere and helpful people in the reception. A bonus for the city transportation card for the days of the stay. Generally satisfied with the stay.

Disliked: Only minor things: could have a few more hooks in the shower rooms for hanging clothes and etc. and possibly a some sort of basket/shelf for each bed to put small personal things, like mobile phone and etc.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

City break

21 January 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Simple, easy, close to the city centre of Lausanne, easy to get there.

Disliked: I booked a mixed sex room and it was changed to male only. There is only very little car parking available next to the hostel. Bring your own towel.

The property's response is...

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

olja radic

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

25 December 2013 olja would recommend this property

Liked: it was very clean and comfortable

Disliked: directions were not very clear. i got lost if you could please implement more detailed directions it would help much explain that it's dark behind the university building and the rail going down it would be very helpful thank you

94.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

24 November 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great staff at reception!! Everything was good, the train station is nearby but we didn't hear it at all in our room. Bathroom was clean.

Disliked: Sheets seemed a bit old, and the alley going up to the house was pretty dark and sketchy at night, wish there were more signs. First impression from the outside wasn't so good, especially since there's a sex shop right before you turn into the alley.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Laurence Hamelin

With friends / other travellers

Business / conference

14 November 2013 Laurence would recommend this property

Liked: The dog! ;-) And the staff's friendliness, plus the fact that it's really close to the station.

Disliked: Laurence left no negative feedback.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 20%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Family Holiday
Sightseeing & culture

14 November 2013

Liked: The free lockers already with padlockers and a equipped kitchen.

Disliked: Breakfast not included, and it's already a expensive hostel.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

28 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: clean room and bathroom

Disliked: There are no elevator

85.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Brayden Thibou

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

27 October 2013 Brayden would recommend this property

Liked: Wifi worked, beds were comfortable, rooms are very nice with balcony and very quiet - considering its like attached to the station. 10min walk up to the main central shops. Full kitchen for use. Safe lockers.

Disliked: Felt like a hotel, didnt meet anybody and i felt $30 euro was overpriced for Lausanne considering there isnt much in the town itself.

The property's response is...

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Cagri ATAC

Alone

Events / festivals

25 September 2013 Cagri would recommend this property

Liked: Very close to the city center best option in lausanne

Disliked: Cagri left no negative feedback.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Family Holiday
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Visiting friends or family

18 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location two minutes walk from the station, Clean rooms and bathrooms Friendly and helpful staff

Disliked: No mirrors in the room, that's about it!

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

JON UNZUETA

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

16 September 2013 JON would recommend this property

Liked: Nice place and clean.

Disliked: They close from 12 to 15.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Cheuk Hay Lau

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

08 August 2013 Cheuk Hay would recommend this property

Liked: Nicely renovated, clean, big, have a balcony for each room. Probably the best I have stayed at.

Disliked: No lift is installed so you have to haul your luggage up to the 4th floor.

The property's response is...

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

01 August 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Gorgeous!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

10 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location, nice staff, clean hostel :)

Disliked: nothing

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

09 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Close to train station, nice garden area with bbq, clean and comfortable, very friendly female receptionists

Disliked: Male receptionist was rude

The property's response is...

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

06 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The very helpful receptionist

Disliked: no proper bike shed or room ,had to carry bicycles down stairs to cellar and leave in a corridor ,or leave outside the building

The property's response is...

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Elizabeth Morris

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

09 June 2013 Elizabeth would recommend this property

Liked: We loved everything about Lausanne Guesthouse & Backpacker. Every single staff member was just as nice as could be, our roommates were all very friendly, the atmosphere was fun but the people weren't partying late, the train station was near by, Lake Geneva was a 20 minute walk (which is nothing!!), everything about it was great.

Disliked: The fact we had to leave after only 3 nights....