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YMCA Hostel Basel

Gempenstrasse 64 | 4053 Basel, Basel CH-4053, Switzerland
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Ranked #1 of 16 Specialty lodging in Basel
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

+ location + value4money + access to the kitchen - in one of the closet we got, was an old dried stinky sausage - nobody checked by cleaning? o.O - Staff is extremely slow - it takes ages to get the key (approx 7 minutes / pax ) - Male staff member was rude

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

great rooms, super clean, very nice shower rooms. Towels, bathrobes and slippers provided ( double room with shared bathroom) only issue: the cot provided for our son was broken, so he had to sleep in our bed ( we didn't try to adress it in the evening since it would have meant to wake him)

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Montreal, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to stay. Comfortable beds in dorms. Free wifi. Very large common areas to chat and meet people. :) Very friendly staff, and great dorms. Check in time at 3h30, don't arrive too early or else you will have to wait with your luggage. Well located. Very close to train station. Residential area and quiet.

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Milan, Italy
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Watch out flexibility and comunication! I spent 800 chf for one night, between late cancelations and late check outs. be really careful with all terms and conditions because no merci nor flexibility, For a combination of circumstances i spent a fortune for staying one night, even though the staff personally told me that my bill was set, but with great... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We needed a place to stay in Basel for one night (late check-in, early check-out) and picked YMCA Hostel for its price and location. We're more used to hotels but YMCA Hostel had a private room with ensuite, so we thought it would be fine for us. LOCATION YMCA Hostel is about 5 to 7 minutes walk from Basel HBB.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First, about the facilities: Everything is available. Full kitchen, refrigerator, microwave, free hot tea / coffee, WiFi is everywhere (room and lounge). Really helpful place to overcome Switzerland high food prices. Location very close to the main train station. I can put my luggage before check-in and after check-out time so feel free to arrive on the early flight I'm... More

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed one night with family of 4. Clean room, spacious. Not very modern but sufficient. Wifi signal was not very good at our room. Very close to Basel SBB. They double booked our parking lot but had a proper solution right away.

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Mytchett, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed one night - very close to SBB station, clean and friendly. Staff was very courteous and helpful. Breakfast reasonable. Sheets and bedding clean. had kitchen stuff but no soap or shampoo should say that in description so we can bring our own. no oven dishes to bake. Wifi did not work in our suite.

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Ottawa, Canada
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46 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I succeeded to book a bed at 22 CHF (66/3 nights)!!! It was difficult to believe, for this country, and expecially considering the superior quality of this hostel. It is close to the swiss train station. Large kitchen and fridges and everything to cook. Wifi included. Lots of place, 2 large TVs. I was lucky to be offered a free... More

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Osnabruck, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Clean rooms and nice breakfast! The conditioned air was not so easy to handle. The personal was friendly. Is very close to the main train station SBB and relative faraway from the city center. Internet was low-speed.

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Address: Gempenstrasse 64 | 4053 Basel, Basel CH-4053, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Basel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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Come here to rest. The YMCA Hostel Basel is only about three hundred metres from the Gundeldingen exit of the Basel SBB station, tucked away in a quiet side street with a courtyard garden. The YMCA Hostel offers 150 beds in 43 single, double and shared rooms. The hostel is suitable for families and groups. The whole building is non-smoking, but smoking is permitted in the courtyard garden. ... more   less 
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