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YMCA Hostel Basel

Certificate of Excellence
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 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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21 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Location is excellent. Just 10 mins walk from the train station. It is located just behind the station no need to take a taxi...just walk down. I had taken an apartment for 4 people which was very comfortable. A kitchen and utensils were provided by we had to clean our own utensils. Lift is very risky as it has door... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arrived a bit early, so we enjoyed the common area and charged our phones. Our first night was a bit noisy due to our roommates, but inside the hostel it was generally peaceful. Nice shower and toilet facilities with automatic lighting. Toilets also had soap and towels. The kitchen was very large and brand-new, with everything we needed to cook... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here with a friend over night while we were in Basel for the weekend. Everything was great, clean, newish, bright and relaxed. The (cute) girl in the office was also very helpful on places to go that night. Will recommend to friends and I will stay there again

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Stayed here with my 5 other friends. The check in time is at 3pm but we arrived a bit early. They let us store our luggage at the office since we cant place them in our room yet. The room was quite nice and the lockers are big. The only problem I had with the room was the bunk bed.... More 

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Pilsen, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We had private room for 2 with our bathroom and toilet. This section of double rooms is separated from the dorms area so it was quite and OK. The kitchen area is pretty nice and there is a tea facility that we used pretty much as it was quite rainning during our visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

The hostel exceeded my expectations. It worthed the money with the great location and guest service. The bathroons are clean, such as the other facillities. Great place for those spending a nice time in town.Totally recomend!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

The public areas include tv room,kitchen,chilling room and vintage sofa are very comfortable.It is very near the main train station and just walk within 5 minutes.The environment is clean and beautiful.Overall it's very convenient.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Very modern and equipped hostel. Breakfast is not included to accomadation. Guests' age profile is a bit old, not a party place to be honest. Kitchen is closed after midnight but night shift staff are helpful in case of urgent kitchen related needs. The placing of some of the beds in shared dorms might be strange to some visitors because,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

I had a nice time, the place was clean and nice communal areas and a simple decent breakfast. As is expected in a hostel one has room mates. mine left the window open and were constantly rolling "private" cigarettes. They did smoke them outside, but still....room mates.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I had 4 bed dorm with my friend that dorm with kitchen. But the equipment s of kitchen was a little bit dirty.but for all,it's really easy to stay here. Can take tram 16 to center of the city.also train station is close to ymca hostel. Nice!save time.

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