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The Family Story

of the Lausanne GuestHouse began in 1997 with the search for a building adapted to the ideas and the business-plan of the Elmiger brothers and sisters (Christian, Anne-Marie et Jodoc). The project matured and developed over a 3 year period before the actual construction work, renovation and transformation began. This took another year, during which Laura joined the family. Finally, on 3rd August 2001, the “Lausanne GuestHouse & Backpacker” opened in its present location.

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.


we support socially responsible employment standards. The working conditions and salaries we offer are therefore much better than average. Our employees enjoy a large degree of job security. We do not employ undeclared personnel, people without work permits or illegal immigrants. The core of our cleaning staff has not changed since 2001!
Ecology (see the “Ecology” tab) is also our concern: we bear the Minergie quality label, observe a strict policy of waste separation and support public transport (95% of our clientele) through our proximity to the Lausanne train station.


Prix de Lausanne - February 1st to 6th

The best young male and female dancers on the planet will confront each other in a competition which is traditionally reserved for them every year, the Prix de Lausanne, a well-known event throughout the world and which will take place at Beaulieu Lausanne. http://www.prixdelausanne.org/

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Flon Ice Rink

7 November 2015 to 8 February 2016 Winter opening of the outdoor ice rink on the Esplanade du Flon, avant-garde district in the heart of the city, a stone’s throw from hotels and shops. Free admission, skate hire CHF 5.- a pair and on-site snack bar, as well as many local restaurants. More on http://www.lausanne-tourisme.ch/en/medias/news-mensuelles/patinoire-du-flon.html

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Welcome to our new shared working space! Should you want a quiet space where to work during your stay, please contact us! Have a look on https://www.facebook.com/ Coworkingsousgarelausanne. ******************************************************************** Our guests have a special daily rate (upon availability)

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