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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 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Newcastle, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The YMCA Basel looked like it would be a perfect place for the 2 nights we were staying in Basel but fell short of expectations. The showers were good, rooms and bathrooms clean and wifi decent in common area. But the place has no atmosphere - literally, noone speaks - and there are very few young people for a hostel,... More

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Strasbourg, France
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hostel is really good situated and with great atmospher.The rooms,bathrooms and the kitchen are clean and comfortable.The service is always helpful and what's great that you receive a free mobility ticket for two days which is valid even for buses.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hostel was everything we needed and at a great price. We stayed in a 3 person private room for 5 nights with a shared bathroom on the second floor. The room was basic, clean, bright, had a big closet (with key lock) and a sink/mirror station as well. The shared bathroom had 2 male stalls, 2 female stalls, a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The hostel is ideally located just a quick, straight line walk from the train station and ALMOST has everything I could've asked for. The service was great, the rooms had plenty of space and the best lockers I've seen in any hostel (you don't have to bring your own lock OR pay extra to borrow one, it's included with your... More

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Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
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4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very clean and spacious hostel in a quiet, neighborhood-y part of town. Lovely common areas, including a courtyard and large kitchen. Only issue I had was that the wifi was down while I was there, and they couldn't fix it until the day I left (a Monday).

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San Francisco, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice facilities, and also pretty clean. There is a pretty big kitchen for cooking and fridge to store your stuff. Big lounge area for eating and working, and downstairs, there is also a pretty spacious living room and another individual small living room with a TV. Loved the design of the place, very simple and nice. There is a... More

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California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Best things about this hostel: They give you a locked locker with key. No need to bring your own lock. Comfortable beds. Towels included. Comfortable common areas with plenty of light and seating. You get a free transit card for the buses and trams. Great value. LOCATION! It is located right next to the train station and is easy to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We have booked a double room with bathroom. The room size is huge. Design and decoration of YMCA hostel is very modern, smart, clean, pleasant and efficient. There is a common dining area and nice seating areas with comfortable sofas. There is also a kitchen with cooking utlities, water kettle, stove, plates, knives, all you need to prepare your own... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Had major problems with this hostel before arrival. Sending incorrect reservations with charging us the double price and sticking us a shared room when chose a twin. And the speed of reply when trying to sort this took around 4-5 days. Major headstress and only got sorted and confirmed one day before arrival.. Upon arrival though it was a lovely... More

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Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

the hostel itself was very clean and nice, kitchen was great, even though only bare minimum, and maybe salt if you're lucky. however the internet "collapsed" for the 4 days we were there, even though whenever reception was closed the wifi magically started working again. once reception was open and they were using their internet the wifi was down again,... 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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