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Basel Youth Hostel

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Sankt Alban-Kirchrain 10 | 4052 Basel, Basel 4052, Switzerland
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Stuttgart, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hostel's clean and in a really good location, not too far from the train station, right on the tram line (which they gave me a free pass to use for the duration of my stay). The design of the rooms and hostel are very modern, but it is a shame that the internet just works down in the lobby... More 

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UK
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For the price you can get a much better place in a better location. The 'award winning' bit is unfathomable. Concrete floors and chip board walls. I'm not one of those people who fall for that being uber cool or shabby chic...it's just scruffy and old hat. The manager: beware, she has zero customer service skills and should really be... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I payed 50 Euro for one night in a 6 bed dorm which is for me quite expensive. but this was not the worst Thing about this Hotel/ hostel. After the noisy night and the breakfast which was ok but nothing Special. Me and my roomie had recognized that we both had bedbug bites which is really disgusting. I will... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This is excellent as hostels go, we had a 4 person room and it was just what we needed for a one night stay. Everything was clean and tidy and had the place almost had the feel of a hotel rather than a hostel. An ideal place to stay within walking distance of the centre of Basel which, being Switzerland,... More 

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Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

Great place to stay in basel. The youth hostel is modern and has a fair price rate. We had a family room for 4 people with a shower and toilett with breakfast included for about 210 swiss francs per room.

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Bury St Edmunds
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

And just remember, this is a hostel. Wow. Yes its expensive (its Switzerland, duh!) for a hostel when you consider UK or European prices but its very modern, spacious, light and airy. I've NEVER had a hostel window so large that completely opens out to allow fresh air and the flowing river sounds enter your room. The bunks are well... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

I really enjoyed my stay at this hostel. The staff were friendly, the facilities were clean, the location was great. I really enjoyed the breakfast and it was much better than expected. It wasn't the best in terms of being a social hostel, as there were many groups staying which mostly kept to themselves. Nonetheless, i'd most likely stay there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Came in the middle of the night, and were friendly person there to welcomed us. Perfect when you miss train or don't want to pay millions for an hotel. Was perfect experience in Basel. Wanna stay more if we could.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

one of the few cheap plces, one can stay in Basel. Good hostel, friendly staff, efficient and clen, off course not cheap, all Switzerland is very expensive. Dinner was good, with 17 CHF not cheap, but again, you will not find a three-course meal in Basel in a restaurant at that price. Very good breakfast buffet

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

My sister and I stayed here in June 2013. At first, because we were thick, we took some ridiculous long route from the centre of Basel because my phone maps thing wasn't working properly. I was fuming because I thought we would have to take a huge walk every day to get anywhere but once we arrived we realised where... More 

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