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YMCA Hostel Basel

Gempenstrasse 64 | 4053 Basel, Basel CH-4053, Switzerland
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The staff depends on her mood could be nice or rather distance. Plugs are in weird places in the room. Nothing to complain about the bed or bathrooms. Best kitchen ever! Close to the back side of the train station, only needed about 15 minutes to catch a train

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Somma Vesuviana, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The room is clean and we got the ticket free transportation to the reception for the days that we stayed. The location is great close to the main station Basel SBB. "Accommodation at a reasonable price in a good location"

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

everything okay, except the closure of the reception between 11.00 and 15.30, so you have to wait until 15.30 to get your room or at least leave your luggage.... And sometimes a young person at the reception not knowing anything about wht to do with your car, for example...

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Nuremberg, Bayern, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Room is clean and we got free transport ticket in reception for the days we stay. The location is also super from the main station Basel SBB. Its not such a big deal, but the working lady who was serving the breakfast and coffee was keep checking who didn't pay the money and eating or drinking. I think its would... More

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San Sebastian
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7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Clean and well-located hostel at good price. The walls are very thin and the noise from the adjacent rooms can be disturbing. We couldn't sleep until 1am because the couple next door was having an argument...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly staff, clean rooms, close to SBB. What else do you need? Totally satisfied with the hostel. I stayed here for 4 nights, and had a very good experience. 5 minutes by walk from SBB railway station.

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Petaling Jaya
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The stay was average. Mattresses were so soft and there isn't a fan. It was summer and we were practically sweating staying indoor! Shower area was in the bathtub and it was difficult to set the right temperature on the shower somehow. Wifi was also weak as our room was on another block and on the 2nd floor. Wifi was... More

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Clean hostel with large rooms and excellent service of friendly staff. Breakfast is very good: fresh bread, cheeses, fruit, yoghurt, etc. On walking distance (200m or so) from central station. We`ve had a great stay!

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Changhua, Taiwan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed 1 night in this YMCA. 6 people in 2 seperate apartments. Wifi is very weak in the room. Children made noises upstairs until 10 pm. Breakfast costs ony 7 CHF, but only coffee, cheese and bread.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

+ 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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Address: Gempenstrasse 64 | 4053 Basel, Basel CH-4053, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Basel > Basel
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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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