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Basel Back Pack

Dornacherstrasse 192, Basel 4053, Switzerland
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Ranked #3 of 16 Specialty lodging in Basel
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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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    4 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
48 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Considering the expense of being in Switzerland I found this place to be quite good value for money. The location is close to the station (directions on the email from here were very clear and easy to find for the first time). The main shops and restaurants are on the other side of the station a little bit further away... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really enjoyed my time here, unfortunately it was only 1 night. When we got there, no one was at the desk to drop our bags off, and we were kind of annoyed... But that quickly changed. They came in about a half hour later (comfy couches to wait on) and let us have our room early- always nice. Staff... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Friendly staff with excelent english skills. :-) The beds were huge and lockers too. Be careful with the lockers. They are little bit noisy so be sure not to use them at night or early morning. Bathrooms are nice and clean. The spirit of this place is amazing. Be sure to get breakfast in the morning. Many tasty options for... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Nice hostel with cool design, sort of an industrial feel to it. Beautiful graffiti on the walls inside the hostel. Good showers, lockers in the rooms. Helpful staff and good wifi. A good place to stay while you explore Basel. :)

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Ghent, Belgium
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

GETTING THERE The hostel is situated at the far back of a large renovated industrial complex. I found it was fastest to take tram 15 or 16 from the back of the station to “Tellplatz” and walk down the street. Total travel time from the back of the station to the hotel door is less than 10 minutes. Walking from... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The staff were relaxed and friendly and very helpful, the people there were all nice and friendly. The interior gives a cool vibe very interesting and casual. Cool location and had some good times watching the football.

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10 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We visited a few years ago, loved it. Good value for money and good service. We were given a room which was private. Although there were other free beds, we were promised that we would be left along in that room. Shared bathroom and kitchen, if one is ok with this, this is the place to stay in Basel.

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Shenzhen, China
17 reviews 17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

In a ridiculously expensive country, Basel Back Pack is a catch. We (two architects on a budget) were supposed to stay 1 day + 1 night to visit some architecturally interesting building in the city; we ended up staying for 3 days + 2 nights, and would gladly have stayed more if we had the time. Staff was super friendly... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

I've arrived at the hostel only to realise that I've made a booking for the following day instead of the current one. I was upset because I didn't want to pay extra for one day, I was taking the plane the next day and could not benefit of my original booking. Luckily the guy at the reception was really nice... More

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16 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

We were in Basel for a football match. Unfortunately the match date coincided with a Swiss watch convention, meaning there were literally no hotel rooms in the area, or within 20 miles. Everyone was having a nightmare. There were no flights available to Basel, either, so we had flown into Zurich and then got a train to Basel. My own... More

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Address: Dornacherstrasse 192, Basel 4053, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Basel > Basel
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