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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
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    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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Valencian Country, Spain
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

--very poor service . no baggage locker key was offered to me when I checked in, and when I returned to reception I was told there was no key available but my bag could be put in another room, different to the room I would be sleeping in, which of course made nor makes no sense at all. I asked... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I spent 5 night during a business trip in a room with 5 beds. Bed, shower, dinning room and kitchen all fabulous. The only BUT, some unrespectful roommates who started packing out at 5am...easily solvable by asking each guest a compromise of respect to other guest, including total silence and quietness from say 12 to 7am, even on departure morning.

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36 reviews 36 reviews
27 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A great hostel in all aspects: central but quiet location near train station; tidy room with firm bed and big locker closet; clean toilet and powerful shower; spacious restaurant/commucal area; lift to all levels and strong wifi. If you don't come here expecting a party hostel (and it's absolutely not), then it ticks all the right boxes. The price already... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had some significantly older people in our room and also noticed a lot of children in the common room which were very loud but I guess no age restrictions. Great hostel otherwise, the lockers were full length, wifi fast. Very new looking hostel nice and clean

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Cambridge UK
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent: location, service by friendly staff, spotless and clean. Really enjoyed very pleasant stay there. Liked the lay out, and all the facilities offered to their guests, including the breakfast. Would recommend to all my friends.

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Dublin, Ireland
3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's located nearby the main station and good value for money. The hostel has excellent standard of service and facilities. As a solo traveller, I haven't seen such a good quality in a hostel and they have also female room which is a plus, since Switzerland is quite expensive though..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for one night in a twin room. The room is very nice, big and clean. The seperate shower is also nice and clean. Great design. Breakfast is simple, but okay. We'll book the hostel again for sure when visiting Basel in the future for a longer period. It's situated in a nice neighborhood. Great value.

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Bandung, Jawa Barat, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

i was travelling for 9 days in switzerland, my friend told to stay in one place, so i just choose basel as my staying place, and of course in ymca hostel, the hostel clean enough, with the humble staff.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Clean, hot showers. On the plus side you get to meet fellow travellers, on the minus side, you get to hear them snore! Easy to get to from the airport, and you get free public transport for the duration of your stay.

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Barcelona, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was OK, the price was high but we were in Switzerland, which is an expensive country. It has good and large facilities, chill room etc and the furniture is new and fashion, at least in the common zones. However, when we got there there was noone in the desk and we had to wait for 2 hours and we... More

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Address: Gempenstrasse 64 | 4053 Basel, Basel CH-4053, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Basel > Basel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 43
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