Fodor's Expert Review Lausanne Guest House & Backpacker

4 Epinettes, Lausanne, Vaud, 1007, Switzerland

Editor's Note: This location is no longer in operation.

This tidy 19th-century town house not far from the train station tends to attract a young crowd who are willing to give up some comforts like shared baths and breakfast on-site for budget rates. Guests include everyone from college students on holiday to families traveling with small children. Shared spaces include a communal kitchen, laundry, and quiet garden. Spread over five floors, the guest rooms are spacious, comfortable, and neat as a pin; some accommodations are in four-person rooms with bunk beds (and these are sold by the bed). Many rooms share bathrooms, so make sure to request the type you want.

PROS

  • helpful staff
  • homey atmosphere
  • short walk from train station

CONS

  • front desk not staffed around the clock
  • simple furnishings without decoration
  • most rooms have shared baths

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Casual
Central
Basic
$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 021-6018000

HOTEL DETAILS

25 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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