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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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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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California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 5 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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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Windsor, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

clean, friendly and modern! staff are very friendly and accommodating. location is perfect too as its about a 5 minute walk from the SBB train & tram station. Room was lovely! totally trendy with a super shower! tiled wet room area thats very roomy ;) Free internet and a fab price makes this a perfect place to stay!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Short 2 night stay, 2nd visit to this property, bit slow on the reception only one person available to check people in. Rooms nice and clean, quiet. Very difficult to park if have vehicle. 5 minutes from the train station. Shared bathroom facilites nice and clean.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very modern clean friendly place to stay. Location also great its close to most transport links. Bed comfy and very quiet area at night. Excellent value for money and I would recommend this to family and friends.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked for a city break with a mate,and in my typical unorganised self left it quire late for a booking, booked a private twin room (which I would recommend over a shared by all accounts) the standard of the room and especially the shower facilities were on par with some top top hotels.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here for two nights. Location was easy, 5 minutes from train station. Beautiful local park just a few houses down and lots of food options at the station up stairs. I stayed in a single private bedroom shared bathroom. Room was modem, large, basic, clean, had a basin and the bed was very comfortable. Window could open FULLY... More

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Valencian Country, Spain
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

--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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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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