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Basel Backpack

Dornacherstrasse 192 | Bau 8, Basel 4053, Switzerland
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Ranked #2 of 16 Specialty Lodging in Basel
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This hostel is really good and very reasonable rates for Switzerland. The rooms are large but well divided so that they are grouped into 4s. Each bed has it's own light so you don't have to disturb fellow guests too much. Hostel is generally quiet. The showers are just down the corridor but lovely and warm. The toilets are also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed for one night in March and had the luxury of having a shared room all to myself so my stay was already off to a great start. Add in very helpful, friendly and informative staff, clean accommodation and facilities, good breakfast and coffee, not to mention a drop in yoga center AND a local brewery bar (with awesome... More 

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Valencian Country, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

The rooms are good and the bathrooms too, with hot water and all clean. Also the staff is very helpful and attentive. It’s well located and also gives you a cardwhich you can use public transport for free. How I would arrive late I only send an email to them and everything was prepared. I recommend!

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We were only here for one night unfortunately (definitely need to stay in Basel a bit longer next time!) but were very impressed with our stay. We were promptly given an upgrade to a private room upon arrival (we had originally booked a dorm room). The staff are very friendly and the room and toilet facilities are clean and very... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

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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58 hotel reviews
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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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48 hotel reviews
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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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