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YMCA Hostel Basel

Gempenstrasse 64 | 4053 Basel, Basel CH-4053, Switzerland
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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51 reviews 51 reviews
15 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Perfectly located, 5 min walking from the main station, in a very quiet street, close to a huge park where you can relax and enjoy the spectacular view over Basel. A great team: efficient, available and smiling. The hotel is very clean and now offers premium single rooms with private bathroom. I stayed for a week with a group of... More

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New York City, New York
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68 reviews 68 reviews
6 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

GOOD and GREAT: - location - less than 10-minute walk to Basel SBB train station, many trams and buses - situated in a quiet residential area (there's a school nearby but didn't experience any noise from outside) - pleasant and courteous staff (provided maps, directions and a hair dryer) - toiletries, snacks and beer available at the reception - modern... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

This hostel is strategic, modern, nicely decorated and lit, and fully equipped with various facilities and entertainment such as modern and clean kitchen. The bed itself is comfortable, and the bonus point is from the complementary transportation card given by the hostel. The breakfast could have been improved for such a price. However, overall, it is one of the nicest... More

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Stuttgart, Germany
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Very nice hostel, clear rooms, kind personal. Not far from the railway station SBB Basel. The breajfast was very tasty, i liked it. The hostel provides a ticket for the public transport, so you can feel free in the whole city.

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Sydney, Australia
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52 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Mostly a great place! Good location near Basel SBB, well equipped with kitchen, washing facilities and so on. Rooms and bathrooms were clean and well-kept. Reception staff quite friendly an d helpful. Found it a bit weird that they just shut reception completely during some hours of the day - not quite sure what guests are supposed to do if... More

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Basel, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

more expensive than the other hostels i've tried in different cities, but also more comfortable. very clean, well located just next to sbb station, bigger beds. I've taken a bed in a 8 dormitories room and shared it with quiet people.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Bath towel may be bigger, what is give is a hand towel. Bath gel may be provided. Overall, its a home away from home. The location is quite accessible . The kitchen is fully loaded. Breakfast with good spread is excellent.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

After having to wait for the "new girl" to give me a price way above what I had seen online.. At booking.com (75chf for a double suite with kitchenette and full bath vs. 79chf for the closet that I got) I paid the $$ and took a private room only to find out it only had a sink in the... More

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Madrid, Spain
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

The hostel is great. It has large spaces and it is very clean. Also it has very nice staff. However, during my stay the people whom I was sharing the room with were very noisy after 10pm and it was difficult to fall asleep, but then again maybe it was my bad luck this time.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Great place to stay, good central location to the city and you get a free mobility pass which lets you use the trams and buses for free. I've stayed here many times in both the dormitories and the private rooms and have had an excellent stay each time. Great value for money, clean and tidy, good cooking facilities and in... More

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Also Known As:
Ymca Hostel Basel Hotel Basel
Ymca Hostel Basel Hotel
Address: Gempenstrasse 64 | 4053 Basel, Basel CH-4053, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Basel
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Ranked #1 of 17 Specialty lodging in Basel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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