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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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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
jamez2013 Copenhagen, Denmark
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Copenhagen, Denmark
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Clean, hot showers. On the plus side you get to meet fellow travellers, on the minus side, you get to hear them snore! Easy to get to from the airport, and you get free public transport for the duration of your stay.

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Barcelona, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was OK, the price was high but we were in Switzerland, which is an expensive country. It has good and large facilities, chill room etc and the furniture is new and fashion, at least in the common zones. However, when we got there there was noone in the desk and we had to wait for 2 hours and we... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Plus: clean toilettes, big common area and kitchen, good kitchen stuff, modern design. Minus: all rules(for instance you have to pay 80 Chf, if you loose your luggage room key. It just worths max. 5 euros.), reception is closed from 11 am to 15 pm. You can't even leave your bags because it's possible not to find anybody. A guy... More

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Bolton, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed in a private en-suite room which was very large, clean and modern, with a walk in wet room all equipped to a very high standard. in Fact the hostel is far better than a lot of hotels I've stayed at and for Basel offers very good value for money. Another bonus for us is that we could use... More

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Flushing, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This hostel is very easy to get to from the train station which made our travel easy. The rooms are big and you are given a bed number and a locker number on check in which is very helpful. Also you get a card so you can use all the public transport for free, so the hostel is idea.

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Krakow, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Hostel located very close to the train station Basel SBB and city centre. Good to sleep here if you have to take an early flight - it takes only 5 min walking to the shuttle going to the Euroairport. Nice and helpful staff, Wi-Fi, well equipped kitchen, big dining room, tea for free, coffee for 0,50 CHF only, breakfast additionally... More

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Winterthur, Switzerland
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hostel was great and I even wish I had stayed there longer! I arrived late at night, about 30 minutes before reception closed, as I had come from a wedding. One of the great things is that it's literally a 5-10 minute walk from the train station! I saw an earlier review complaining about it, but it was super... More

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Taichung, Taiwan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is in back of the station about 5min walking. I lived in 8 persons' room.Everyone has a locker to put luggage.And bed is clean. Kitchen is good and dining hall is big. Day card for public transport is helpful. But maybe too many people use wifi, I can't use it several times.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff depends on her mood could be nice or rather distance. Plugs are in weird places in the room. Nothing to complain about the bed or bathrooms. Best kitchen ever! Close to the back side of the train station, only needed about 15 minutes to catch a train

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Somma Vesuviana, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The room is clean and we got the ticket free transportation to the reception for the days that we stayed. The location is great close to the main station Basel SBB. "Accommodation at a reasonable price in a good location"

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Address: Gempenstrasse 64 | 4053 Basel, Basel CH-4053, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Basel > Basel
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Come here to rest. The YMCA Hostel Basel is only about three hundred metres from the Gundeldingen exit of the Basel SBB station, tucked away in a quiet side street with a courtyard garden. The YMCA Hostel offers 150 beds in 43 single, double and shared rooms. The hostel is suitable for families and groups. The whole building is non-smoking, but smoking is permitted in the courtyard garden. ... more   less 
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