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YMCA Hostel Basel

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Gempenstrasse 64 | 4053 Basel, Basel CH-4053, Switzerland
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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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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

VERY, VERY, VERY TERRIBLE RECEPTION. A guy came and said, that he doesn t like to have a woman in his room. He got another room, and when I wanted to reserve for another time, a gîrl at the reception refused to take me again "because there was a man who didn't like me, and they made their choice". That... More 

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Fabian K, Leiter Front Office at YMCA Hostel Basel, responded to this review
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Guten Tag Patricia, es tut mir Leid wie die Situation sich entwickelte. Manchmal treffen Menschen aufeinander, die sich nicht verstehen,... More 

1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I would give this hostel zero stars if I could. Myself and four other friends had a room for five booked to ourselves. While I was in the middle of changing clothes (wearing nothing but underwear), a grown man walked into our room and proceeded to throw his things onto one of my friend's beds while she was sleeping. Evidently... More 

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

Dear Michelle H, thank you for your review. I am very sorry to read about your unpleasant stay with us. I apologize sincerely for the mistake of the reception team to assign somebody into a wrong bed. Additionally, I had a word with the receptionist about the way of communicating with our guests. Guest relation always comes first! With all... More 

Bangkok, Thailand
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21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

It is a nice hostel conveniently located close to Basil train station. It was very clean and the staff was friendly. Unfortunately the reception desk wasnt open all the time and sometimes it was difficult to ask someone for help. The hostel provides free storage space which wad very convenient. Good value for such price.

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Liebe recesssionista Vielen Dank für deinen review! Es hat uns gefreut, dich bei uns begrüssen zu dürfen. Hoffentlich können wir... More 

Istanbul, Turkey
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23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 via mobile

It was located behind train station. Very well located to all places. Staff was very helpful. Rooms were clean and lobby area was so comfortable. It was a nice stay in Basel. Also prices are so affordable. And our room's view was so nice seeing a beautiful tree scene.

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Fabian K, Leiter Front Office at YMCA Hostel Basel, responded to this review
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Hallo Aslicelyan, vielen Dank für deine netten Worte! Schön, hat es dir bei uns gefallen! Hoffentlich dürfen wir dich bald... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Really clean and well organised hostel, it's in a good location close to the station, trams and buses. The walk into the centre isn't too far either but you do have free travel on the trams. Room was a little noisy with people arriving late and and also a high turn over of room mates but that's sometimes just hostels... More 

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Hallo 13Nic13, vielen Dank für dein positives Feedback! Es freut uns, dass es dir gefallen hat und wir hoffen, dich... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

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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21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 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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25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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
1 review
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 

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