The city of Lausanne stands on a hill and has steep, narrow streets, so strong muscles are required, particularly for the uphill climb to the cathedral, the most important Gothic monument in Switzerland. Window-shop in the bric-a-brac and antique shops or take a breather in one of the numerous bistros and bars, or along the lovely promenade of the former fishing village of Ouchy, in the Musée de la Photographie, which is worth a visit, or at the Swiss Cinémathèque (with its picture archive of famous Europeans) or Olympic Museum (the only one in the world).

The Lausanne Youth Hostel, with its simple, pleasant, welcoming atmosphere, lies in a park-land and lake-side setting and offers hospitality designed to suit the requirements of both individual travellers and groups, at budget-friendly prices. The Lausanne welcomes visitors of all ages. Parking spaces are available outside the hostel and in the car park so visitors won't have any problem parking.

What travellers think

Best for

  • Sightseeing
  • Culture
  • Relaxing
  • Sports & Activities

Green rating



Personnel très accueillant et disponible, calme, confort, bon petit-déjeuner.


Avatar for Isabelle


Tue 14 Jul 2015

Like the atmosphere of a hostel. Breakfast was included and quite good. The shower in our room was good, but there is not that much space. When you take a shower the toilet take a shower too and everything gets wet. A pity the crew have not mention the menu of the day (they can sell it more). The bar could be improved, if you add it to the check-in desk you can work more efficient and easily serve more drinks. The outdoor space/garden is really nice, we lay for a while in the hammock :)


Avatar for Mart


Sat 20 Jun 2015