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YMCA Hostel Basel

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Gempenstrasse 64 | 4053 Basel, Basel CH-4053, Switzerland
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YMCA Hostel Basel
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Ranked #1 of 16 Specialty Lodging in Basel
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I'd like to recommend this hostel!!!!! even I stey six bed dorm, everything was perfect. good location. just 3min from the station. and every place was clean and newish (toilet, shower room, bed, kitchen, garden..) and there're locker in the room. you can have your own. but the best thing is all of the staff is really nice&kind. If I... More 

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Fabian K, Leiter Front Office at YMCA Hostel Basel, responded to this review

Dear Seokjae H, thank you for your kind words. It was a pleasure having you with us! I am glad you enjoyed your stay and I hope we can welcome you soon again! Take care, Fabian More 

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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

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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Fabian K, Leiter Front Office at YMCA Hostel Basel, responded to this review

Dear Ankit, thank you very much for your response and kind words! We are greatful for the input regarding the elevator and will see if there is something to increase security. We hope to welcome you some other time with us! Best regards, YMCA Hostel More 

Antwerp, Belgium
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

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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Fabian K, Leiter Front Office at YMCA Hostel Basel, responded to this review

Dear KingElke, thank you for your feedback and your kind words! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. Hopefully, we are able to accommodate you soon again! Warm regards, YMCA Hostel More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

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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Fabian K, Leiter Front Office at YMCA Hostel Basel, responded to this review

Dear Dylan_Kiwi, thank you for your response! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed a good stay with us! Hopefully, we can accommodate you at another chance. Best regards, YMCA Hostel More 

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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Fabian K, Leiter Front Office at YMCA Hostel Basel, responded to this review

Dear Rain14, thank you for your message! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us! In the meantime, we were able to fix the slow WiFi with some new routers! We hope to welcome you at another time! Warm regards, YMCA Hostel More 

Pilsen, Czech Republic
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Fabian K, Leiter Front Office at YMCA Hostel Basel, responded to this review

Dear Katka S, thank you for your message. It is nice to hear that you enjoyed your stay at our double rooms. There are a good option to our hostel beds. Hopefully, we can welcome you some other time! Bets regards, YMCA Hostel More 

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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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99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
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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