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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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Bury St Edmunds
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76 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Kuala Lumpur
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This place looks much better in person than in the photos - they've used a lot of wood and concrete which don't photograph well! It is cheap for Switzerland - everything is very expensive - and in a good location, just a short walk from the town centre in a quiet area. The two person rooms seem more like hotel... More 

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Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I was stay there with my husband during our trip in Basel, Switzerland. The hostel located in great location, walk distance from city center, train station also from some interesting museum also very quite. The room we had was clean and really nice with big windows so we can enjoy the view direct from our bed, perfect location for us,... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Great hostel. expensive swiss prices, but the room was very clean and comfortable (for a hostel), with a large window from where we could hear the brook flowing. Service was good. Breakfast was ok, except for the awful coffee. Please serve real coffee! New interior design is very modern and appealing!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

A truly unique hostel. Ultra clean and zen spacious, this place looked like it opened yesterday. Its in a great location of Basel, reasonably close (walking distance) to the central station and centre of town, as well as right by the river. Actually a small stream goes right by the hotel. So you can hear water while you sleep! Nice... More 

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Oamaru, Otago, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

A reasonable distance from the town centre if you are walking - two buses needed to the train station- handy to the modern art Museum and the paper Mill Museum - also the ferry across the river. No where to make a cup of coffee or to sit and chat in comfort without the comings and goings of the main... More 

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