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Basel Youth Hostel

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Sankt Alban-Kirchrain 10 | 4052 Basel, Basel 4052, Switzerland
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Toronto, Canada
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60 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I used Basel as a base the explore the area, so stayed 5 nights. The place is spotless, the cleaning staff seem to work all day. The other staff are very friendly and offered some great suggestions for checking out the area (including France & Germany). Breakfast & dinner were both great; dinner was well priced given the general cost... More 

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Milan, Italy
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

I stayed in this hostel 3 nigths and I paid 410 € for a double ensuite. As it is not that cheap, for a youth hostel, I expected at least a cozy welcome. Well, except the blonde man at the reception, nobody else spoke english fluently and having a conversation with some of the staff was a bit stressing. (no... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Right in the centre of old Basel where with imagination you can see trades of the Middle Ages working along the stream, making paper and other things. The stream is a great force and drives a wooden wheel not far away. There's also a very modern museum just across the youth hostel. The hostel itself is wonderful in its mix... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

The hostel is modern and clean. It offers a very good value for money (for Switzerland). It is located in one of the most beautiful areas of the city, with houses dating from the middle age. It's also very close to the Rhine river and 15 minutes away from the center on foot.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015 via mobile

Very disappointed with lack of service and welcome from staff at Basel Youth Hostel. The hostel has been renovated with lots of polished concrete, painted brick and uber cool doors with no visible handles. So on arrival was standing outside knocking glass fronted door and waving like eejit at two reception staff who looked blankly out - eventually one held... More 

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Thiers, France
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

This hostels blew our mind. The architecture is totally amazing and the overall feeling is great. We had one of the nicest double room we could have with a view on a small river, and the inside of the room was great! Good bedding, huge window, towels and everything we could need. It didn't feel like a hostel at all!... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

I stayed with my two kids of around 10 years of age for three nights. We had a 4 bed room with shower/WC on the corridor. The positive aspects first: a great location, a few steps from the Rhine river, and no traffic nuisance; a very modern building with quality materials, very kind and helpful personnel; beds of good quality.... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

I really enjoyed my stay at the Basel Youth Hostel in August 2015. Best of all is its location just a block from the Rhine River. It is located in a lovely old part of Basel.I enjoyed watching the many swimmers drifting downstream on the Rhine. I stayed in a small all-female dorm. Breakfasts are included in the overnight price... More 

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Stuttgart, Germany
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

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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50 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015 via mobile

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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