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Basel Youth Hostel

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Copenhagen Region, Denmark
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a clean and comfortable hostel (bathrooms seemed as though they had just been cleaned every time I went in them). Decent breakfast in the morning and you can reach various trams by foot within 7-10 minutes.

Thank Emily F
Woking, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 March 2017

If you've spent a lot of nights in hostels in Eastern Europe, as I have, you'll find this one a little expensive for what's on offer. However, this is Switzerland, and this is pretty much the best place you'll get in Basel for the budget(ish) traveller level. The building is big, and the rooms are airy, if a bit spartan....

Thank CWoof93
Here and There
Reviewed 2 March 2017

This hostel is very spacious, has a cool design. The location is nice and quiet, near 2 tram stations that are convenient, and they provide a mobility ticket for your stay. Breakfast is nice, with some variety. The room I stayed in was a 4 bed shared room, it had a sink and locker area at the entrance. There was...

Thank TheVictor
Southwold, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 November 2016

Booked a bed in the four bed room. Very comfortable bed, good shower facility down the hall. Wash basin in bedroom for cleaning teeth and shaving. Toilets also down the hall. Everywhere is clean and bright. The location is superb with a fast flowing stream running by the front and onwards into the Rhine. Good breakfast also included. I did...

Thank SimonKD
Reviewed 20 August 2016

Apart from the cost (obviously, this being Switzerland) it is diffcult to find fault with this HI hostel: it's huge but somehow not impersonal. The rooms are small, but well lit and have big lockers smelling sweetly of new wood for your bags. Lots of clean toilets and showers in the corridor outside. Big breakfast room and reception area with...

Thank artgarfheinkel
Reviewed 5 July 2016

We enjoyed a family room and were impressed by a very stylish, clean and friendly hostel! We didn't have a single complaint and will come again! The breakfast that is included is rich. We also liked the location of the hostel, as it is not too far to the city center or the river.

Thank Serge B
Landau in der Pfalz, Germany
Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

I stayed at this hostel for three nights and I really can't complain. The room had a sink and huge closets which you can lock with a key. Both are separated from the bedroom by a door so that you don't wake anybody up when you change or whatever. The shared bathrooms and showers were clean. You can borrow an...

Thank Luisa H
Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 23 April 2016

Lovely location. Great to have breakfast on the terrace. I loved the huge window unto the Green outside. I was in a single room, and do not think that you find better for the price in Basel - if you appreciate modern architecture and want to stay in the middle of town. Breakfast is rather basic .

Thank Everglad
Athens, Greece
Reviewed 6 April 2016

The location is good, the ambient is good, the design is fabulous BUT the rooms are not soundproof, the feeling in the room is sufficating (maybe due to the concrete, the mattress and linen are really bad. The breakfast was really basic. WiFi is Free but operates only in the lobby

Thank Manos1710
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 10 February 2016

I used Basel as a base the explore the area, so stayed 5 nights. The place is spotless, the cleaning staff seem to work all day. The other staff are very friendly and offered some great suggestions for checking out the area (including France & Germany). Breakfast & dinner were both great; dinner was well priced given the general cost...

Thank MadaleineB

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This youth hostel is a showpiece. The architects Buchner & Brundler signify innovative and modern architecture. New features are combined with existing aspects in Basel. Together with the construction of the youth hostel, the architects were also responsible for the Swiss Pavilion at the World Expo in Shanghai. An international orientation like youth hostels is therefore also normal for the architects. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Basel Youth Hostel

Address: St. Alban-Kirchrain 10 | 4052 Basel, Basel 4052, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Basel > Basel
Price Range: $70 - $354 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Basel Youth Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 66
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“get one at the front overlooking the church and the Rhine”
artgarfheinkel, 20 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Rooms at the third floor have the nicest view.”
camillec856, 17 Nov 2015 | Read review
“The curtains are very thin, if you prefer darker rooms, ask for a room on a lower floor at the back of the building.”
KW306, 10 Dec 2014 | Read review
“If you are couple, room number 223 or the room above are nice because you will get big windows as wall and can get 2 side of view.”
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  • Excelent room we have
Nana_Yk, 8 Dec 2014 | Read review
“Ask for a room away from where the stairs and lifts arrive on the floor, people can be noisy at these points.”
woodsy73, 10 Apr 2014 | Read review
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