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Apaliving Basel - Budget Hotel

J.J. Balmer Strasse 1, Basel 4053, Switzerland (Formerly Appartementhaus Gundeli-Park)
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Ranked #42 of 47 hotels in Basel
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a basic no frills hotel. Receptionist was helpful and friendly. The accommodation was very clean and acceptable. Easy to use local metro system with which you receive a free pass on arrival. I would use again but for no more than 2 nights. Wifi perfect.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

I have stayed several times when working in Basel (booked by my company) and I can't say more than it is 'OK'. It certainly doesn't have the hotel feel about it, especially if you arrive out of hours. The rooms are clean and a decent size, but they are very basic - I am never in a rush to get... More

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Basel, Switzerland
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

The "Apalivin" word conveys an image of "apart-hotel", but I was not convinced. It is more "budget" hotel. The 2 receptionists were not welcoming and seemed annoyed at being disturbed when I approached the front desk. They never greeted me first or made me feel at home. They queen bed is a double bed, there was no microwave to heat... More

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46 reviews 46 reviews
17 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Having read a few negative reviews on here, we weren't too sure how it would go at Apaliving. Luckily we did our homework - mainly thanks to fellow Trip Advisors' reviews - and sorted out our Door & Room codes before we arrived, so no hassles during check in. The Hotel is more like an apartment block and I think... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013 via mobile

Considering most motels and hotels near the SBB rail station are CHF200 or more, this was a steal. I traveled alone and found the room to be perfectly adequate. Sure, the TV is small and only has one English Channel. Sure there's no AC. But the hotel is within walking distance to SBB, grocery stores, restaurants, etc. 2 tram stations... More

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Pune, India
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

It was a nice stay on the apartments as it was very near to the railway station. I find it slightly over-priced but when you take everything like distance, location, transport etc in consideration then it is a fairly good deal. Rooms are nice and spacious. Staff is also very helpful. There have this process of check-in before certain time... More

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Los Angeles
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Introduction was to a locked hotel when I arrived and a number to call posted to get code to check in. Unless you have a phone that operates in Switzerland, that's a problem. Would it be too difficult to send us an email with the code and instructions to get the key? Cleaning schedule erratic, perhaps is by plan but... More

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85 reviews 85 reviews
22 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

It's a good budget place if you plan to stay in switzerland in a short period time, they also had monthly fees which is also good. Close to the train station around 15min walking so really easy to travel as well. Don't expect anything special about it, but it's neat and clean.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

Clean, friendly, convenient and favorably priced for long-timers like me. I have been staying here for 6 months and have been extremely happy. It's quiet and the wi-fi is always available so it's easy to work in the evenings if necessary.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

Struggled to get hotels (and they are usually overpriced especially during events) and found this little gem. Wasnt easy to find initially (back of train station and two streets away) but once located easy to find every day (walking). Small rooms, but have tv (1 x channel in english), free internet, fridge, shower, usual stuff. ironing downstairs. Staff friendly enough... More

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Also Known As:
Appartementhaus Gundeli-Park Hotel Basel
Appartementhaus Gundeli-Park Hotel
Address: J.J. Balmer Strasse 1, Basel 4053, Switzerland (Formerly Appartementhaus Gundeli-Park)
Location: Switzerland > Basel
Hotel Style:
Ranked #42 of 47 hotels in Basel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
APALIVING offers near the center of Basel a pleasant, quiet living for the best value for money. In a few minutes by bus or tram you are at the train station SBB (2 minutes), in the city center (6 minutes), at the fair (9 minutes) or at the St. Jakob stadium (7 minutes). The stations are two minutes’ walk away from the hotel.180 rooms in two categories are available. Laundry facilities and WIFI access are free of charge. An ironing station can be used during reception opening hours. ... more   less 
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