Youth Hostel Lausanne

Chemin du Bois-de-Vaux 36, Lausanne, 1007, Switzerland
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Jeunotel (36, Chemin du...

by Pegasus74

Jeunotel (36, Chemin du Bois-de-Vaux) was where I put up for a night. It's a youth hostel which charges 44 CHF pp for a double without shower and WC, breakfast included. The rooms are really simple however the setup is almost close to that found in jail.


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Moving to Lausanne in January

by eeuzc

I will be moving to Lausanne in January 2011 for doctoral studies at UNIL. Since I will be travelling to Europe for the first time, and that too bang in the middle of the winter I needed some tips on the climate during this time and the clothing I should carry. Moreover, I am coming from India, so I expect a vast change in the temperature I will experience (25deg C in mumbai to about 4deg C in lausanne).

I am planning to buy a thick jacket or coat and warm sweater (the best I can get here) and do more shopping there if needed so that I dont need to carry a lot luggage. Where can I get winter clothing in Lausanne at low prices, and what would generally be the price range in CHF?

I look forward to having a great time in Lausanne and Europe!

Re: Moving to Lausanne in January

by leics

You can see the climate averages for Lausanne here:

As you are coming from a warm climate you will 'feel' the cold more until your body acclimatises. Remember that clothes you can layer are the key to warmth.......several thinner layers are much warmer than one thick sweater. And, of course, it is better to take off layers when you are inside buildings rather than be uncomfortably warm in too-thick clothing. So think of sleeveless vest then t-shirt then shirt then sweater, rather than just a thick sweater.

Same with feet: two pairs of thinner socks or a thin pair under a thicker pair.

You will also need scarf, gloves and hat (you lose a lot of body heat through an uncovered head). And sensible shoes or boots: a thicker sole helps to insulate feet from the cold.

I'm afraid I can't help with buying clothing in Switzerland, but my instinct suggests you may be better (in price terms) to buy suitable clothing in India where possible. You will certainly need it as soon as you arrive.

Re: Moving to Lausanne in January

by Ina08

I am sure that you will have plenty of places in Mumbai where you can buy winter clothes - lots of what you find in Europe actually is manufactured in India and other countries in Asia.
Here a link that links into Leics suggestion of layering. It its about snowboarding but the overall principle holds true for all winter ;-)

And here a link with a little bit of "what is it like to live in Switzerland?"

I hope you will enjoy your stay!

Re: Moving to Lausanne in January

by iammon

If you are here right in the beginning of January you might be lucky and get some good deals as there will still be winter clothes sale in the shops. There is a big price range....depending on style and quality...but I would have said something nice and good even during sale will be at least CHF 100, or close to it...

Re: Moving to Lausanne in January

by vpas

carry a thick leather jerkin,gloves and wollen cap(beenie) for sure.windcheaters/sweaters/hood tops are available in India.I think it is sensible to buy in India,since it is so much cheaper.also carry thick socks and mufflers.carry many full sleeve t-shirts.
In general Migros shops are cheap,dont know where in Lausanne.Migros is a chain of stores dealing mainly with groceries,but they also have clothes in some of their outlets.
All the best for you studies,

Travel Tips for Lausanne


by besbel

Ouchy has one of the most impressive sights of Lake Léman, along with several old buildings like the Chateau d'Ouchy, built in the 13th century to protect the port. Over its basin it functions right now a hotel, the eldest in town. You can also take in Ouchy cruise tours around the lake, which can take you to other must-sees like Evian and the Chateau of Chilion.
Ouchy also has its own museums (like the Olympic Museum), places, markets, etc. on its own.

Market Days in Lausanne (I&V)

by Zvrlj

On Wednesday and Saturday mornings Place de la Palud and the net of small pedestrian streets in the olden part of the city, as well as spacious Place de la Riponne become vast farmers' market. At that time the whole area turns in to a beehive – sellers offer fruit and vegetable, cheese, meet and fish, pastry… buyers are picking the goods they need… and all of that make very special atmosphere. Maybe it is not fair to mention, but for those with sharp sense of smell cheese-makers' stalls could be a slight "problem".

Whether one likes crowd and strong cheese aroma or not, Lausanne market day is unique occurrence which should not be missed.

Summer pic-nic on the shores of Lake Geneva

by e-katarina

In summer evening, whether week-end or week day, the large parks and beaches at Vidy are full of people hanging out in large groups having pic-nics. All grills are going, whether the public grills set up in the parks or the disposable grills, or even small fires. But that's not all.. people escape the heat of the city by taking a dip in the lake, some groups bring guitars and play music,.. As darkness creeps in, candles and torches light up and illuminate the later hours.

While Arolla is already Off...

by Pierre_Rouss

While Arolla is already Off the beaten path, the Cabane des Dix is Off the beaten path of the Off the beaten path.
You have to climb up a slope, get down a vertical ladder, hop around on a glacier, climb a rock formation and after a while you are there.
Look! It's way up there!
I created a travelogue if you are interested to know how to get there.


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 Youth Hostel Lausanne

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Address: Chemin du Bois-de-Vaux 36, Lausanne, 1007, Switzerland