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Basel Backpack

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Dornacherstrasse 192 | Bau 8, Basel 4053, Switzerland
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Ranked #2 of 14 Specialty Lodging in Basel
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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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Singapore
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We only stayed a night and booked ourself one of the private superior rooms. It was a great surprise to get such a big room that is nicely furnished with some interesting features such as imac and a big sliding door to the bathroom. The staff was really friendly and helpful with advices. We received the free public transport pass... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hostel was nothing special except the people working there made it amazing. They were so helpful and friendly and very accommodating. If you are traveling to this little pretty city defiantly stay at this hostel it's wonderful.

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Port Coquitlam, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This hostel has everything that you would expect from a respectable hostel. Communal showers, a kitchen, lounge area, wifi throughout, lockers, and comfy beds are all included. The location is not too bad. Its on the opposite side of the train tracks in relation to the city centre. Its about a 10-15 min walk to get to the heart of... More 

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I liked the Backpack hostel of Basel because every detail has been thought. The rooms are large and very high, the lockers too, the lamps don't disturb the other guests of the room, in a 8-bed room you can see (and far away) only one person, so you feel privacy, there are hackers to hang your clothes everywhere, the bahtrooms... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

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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london
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

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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38 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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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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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