The Best Hostels in Lausanne for Backpackers, Families, and Couples

The Best Hostels in Lausanne for Backpackers, Families, and Couples
Situated on Lake Geneva, Lausanne offers a great old town surrounded by hills. The Olympic Museum is here, as are plenty of other old cathedrals, museums, and more.

The hostels and hotels listed below are some of the only options in town, unfortunately. They are large and offer plenty of amenities for every type of traveler, from families to couples to backpackers. They are all different in their own atmosphere, style, and vibe, so make your decision carefully. Also, keep in mind that free transportation passes come with bookings of almost all hostels and hotels in the city, so location is not as important because the public transportation here is great.

An active hostel for backpackers, couples, families, and groups

Dorm Bed from $69.70
Private Room from $69.70
Overall Rating: 86%
Ch. du Bois-du-Vaux 36, Lausanne
This large hostel just outside of the center of town and several nice parks consistently receives great reviews from guests. The building is modern and comfortable, with plenty of convenient amenities. Also, you get a free public transportation pass with your stay!

Private rooms, both with and without ensuite bathrooms, as well as dorm rooms are available for a variety of prices. Because it is so large, they can cater to larger groups, too. Also, it's wheelchair friendly.

A very nice breakfast buffet is included with your reservation, which makes for a great way to start the day off right. Other meals are available at their onsite restaurant, and drinks at the bar, too. Onsite parking, an outdoor terrace, linens, laundry, a steam room, luggage storage, and more are also available.

Guests leaving reviews often mention how helpful and friendly the staff is, plus the cleanliness of the facilities and the terrific breakfast.

An affordable hotel in the center of Lausanne

Private Room from $45.06
Overall Rating: 94%
Chaucrau 5, Lausanne
The Crystal is an affordable hotel with a very comfortable feel, a great location, and some very nice views overlooking the city. They offer a free breakfast, free internet, and all of the normal hotel amenities that one would expect such as TVs and nice, clean ensuite bathrooms. An onsite restaurant and bar can provide meals, but the hotel is only steps from many others. Since they are in town, it is only a short walk to everything Lausanne has to offer such as the old churches, the Palais de Beaulieu, the Olympic Museum, and more.

It's more expensive than a hostel, but worth the extra cost if you're looking for more.

Private Room from $40.57
(Prices vary by season)
Overall Rating: 90%
Rue Marterey 13-15, Lausanne
This terrific guesthouse offers friendly service and a bar. The good location and overall vibe also make it very popular. Wi-fi, laundry facilities, luggage storage, 24 hour reception, towels included, and housekeeping are also on the list to make sure your stay is very comfortable. And Lausanne by Fassbind is also child friendly and pet friendly.
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