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Dornacherstrasse 192, Basel 4053, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Zurich, Switzerland
1 review
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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Ascot
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65 reviews 65 reviews
15 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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Ibiza, Spain
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

There were 6 of us travelling on budget (aged between 25-56). Stayed for 1 night. I couldn't comment on check in procedure as we arrived very late at night. Please note that the reception will be closed after 8pm, we informed our late arrival when we booked so we were given password to the key box and had no problem... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

I have nothing but high respect for this hostel. Very clean and tidy and very friendly staff during a very busy period. Plus I left some clothes on the floor due to a drunk and early start in the morning and they sent all the clothes back to my UK address, Cannot fault this place at all!!!

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Oegstgeest, The Netherlands
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88 reviews 88 reviews
44 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

Stayed there for two nights for a business trip. Because you're out in the city most of the time, the only thing you need is a bed to sleep in. And that's what they've got. And even good ones. I slept in a room for 6. Everything was OK. Friendly staff, friendly guests, trendy neighborhood. Of course, some guests snore,... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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42 reviews 42 reviews
7 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

Ask for a room in the back garden area or a quiet retreat. Nice breakfast, free Internet, big rooms and large clean bathrooms. My room had a safe, mini fridge, lots of space, comfy beds and a separate sitting area. The front desk staff was very friendly and helpful. Very convenient to several different tram stops and an easy walk... More

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Krakow, Poland
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5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

I think the fact that this is probably the cheapest possibility to sleep in a very expensive city is the reason that you meet also people who are not interested in seeing the city, and even people who are not tourists (I suppose people who haven't find a job allowing them to find a permanent place to sleep). Unfortunately, the... More

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Portland, Oregon
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53 reviews 53 reviews
45 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2011

Pretty much your basic hostel. Room was fine. We had a twin bed room that actually had an extra single bed in it. Wi-fi worked pretty well in the room. Bathrooms are shared. The ones we used worked just fine and were clean as far as we could tell. Kitchen was ok but a little small but wasn't as clean... More

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London
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2010

I know things are generally pricey in Switzerland but this really was poor value for money. The bathrooms are grotty and the rooms are tired-looking. It's like an old warehouse attic room that's been separated into rooms so the partition walls mean it's very noisy.

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Dublin, Ireland
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43 reviews 43 reviews
36 hotel reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2010

Hostel is friendly and laid back, but to he honest I've stayed in better and cheaper hostels. The room was fine, but very sparsely furnished. I can live with that - it is a hostel, after all. But the bathrooms were not particularly pleasant and really are in need of an upgrade - they were smelly, with plastic curtains on... More

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Address: Dornacherstrasse 192, Basel 4053, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Basel
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Ranked #3 of 17 Specialty lodging in Basel
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