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Dornacherstrasse 192, Basel 4053, Switzerland
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Basel Backpack
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very pleasant stay in Basel Back Pack. Location is excellent, it is 10minutes walk to main train station. You will be given a free public transportation card that you can use it to travel to anywhere in Basel by tram. There is tram station right outside of the main train station. The dorm is very clean, and toilet, bathroom... More 

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Worcester, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

As is the same with the previous reviewer, me and my friends booked this hostel at the last minute as we travelled to watch Liverpool play away in Europe against Basel. We arrived not sure what to expect and had relatively low expectations due to the low price and other aspects, however the room was spotless, the people were friendly... More 

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Kempsey, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I travelled to Basel to watch Liverpool in the European Cup and last minute booked this hostel, i turned up expecting a typical hostel, but this hostel couldnt have been more different, the room was spotless and the rooms were great value for money. Don't think I will ever go to Basel again but if I did i would most... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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50 hotel reviews
207 helpful votes 207 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I enjoyed it as the staff were friendly and helpful and the rooms were quite large for a hostel. The toilets and showers were OK. It is located near to the trams and train station and they give you a free travelpass which is handy. Next door is a brewery and good place to drink. I think the buffet breakfast... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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49 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

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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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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3 hotel reviews
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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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Address: Dornacherstrasse 192, Basel 4053, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Basel > Basel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 16
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