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Ranked #37 of 49 Hotels in Basel
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
SSJJ2014 Chiang Mai, Thailand
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 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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Chiang Mai, Thailand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

good access to tram No 15 (circle line to the city) & 16 to Basel SBB. First 3 days the in-room wi-fi didd't work very well but the staff was very helpful to make it good after that.Get off at Telplatz is better walk to reach the hotel.walking distance to SBB and lots of Coop and Migros around

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LeitungApaliving, Manager at Apaliving Basel - Budget Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Chiang Mai! Thank you very much for your stay at our hotel! We are very happy to read that you enjoyed it! We are looking forward to welcoming you any time soon! Best regards More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Location is excellent, walking distance to the main train station and trams. When you check in there is a "mobility pass" as part of your welcome package in your name that gives you free travel on all trams, buses and other forms of public transport around the area, including to Basel airport. All hotels in Basel offer the same. Rooms... More

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Cape Town
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82 reviews 82 reviews
32 hotel reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Considering the high cost of living in Basel, this hotel was what my budget could afford and I made a good choice. The room was clean, "spacious" and modern. There is a kettle, Nespresso machine, fridge and TV available. The hotel is about 2 kms away from the Basel SBB main station and this station is also a great gem... More

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Ptuj, Slovenia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

I stayed in this hotel for few nights on a business trip. I had a single room and it was very spacious, clean and nice. The bed was small but comfortable. The bathroom was also quite big and clean. I had a fridge in the room and also water heater and some tea bags. The location is very good, near... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Radiator piping hot with no control to turn it down. A messy entrance due to lack of staffing. I agree that this is not really what constitutes a hotel, more just a block of apartments. The room itself is immaculate and simple but I'm glad it is for only one night. Too warm in here.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

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
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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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17 hotel reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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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Additional Information about Apaliving Basel - Budget Hotel

Address: J.J. Balmer Strasse 1, Basel 4053, Switzerland (Formerly Appartementhaus Gundeli-Park)
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Basel > Basel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 180
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Appartementhaus Gundeli-Park Hotel Basel

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