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Basel Youth Hostel

Sankt Alban-Kirchrain 10, Basel 4052, Switzerland (Vorstädte)
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed in a twin room which are nice and big. The showers have a stupid water saving feature that you have to keep pressing a button every 10 seconds or so but they are good. The breakfast is the best part about this hostel (especially because to eat in Basel isn't cheap), they have very nice assortments of bread, cereals,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Everything was great!!! Location, services, attendants. Price was a bit spicy but it was more the currency itself than the hostel, which compared to others is still the best offer. The room was quiet and yet I was able to connect with my roommates in the room or in the lobby. Nothing to say but I would choose it again... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

At 43 CHF this place seemed to me way too expensive, but i must admit i happended to be there during the annual Art Fair, an important international event, so i guess the prices went up. Apart from that its a high standard YHA place. As usual, no kitchen, not even a microwave, so I ate cold for 4 days.... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I'm not a regular traveller to hostels but Basel's version thoroughly impressed. The design smacks of industrial-chic and although the food provided (breakfast is inclusive) was basic is was more than expected. The beds are a little basic (it is a hostel after all) but the whole building is clean throughout and have everything you need. The location by a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

just been there for one night, Hostel very clean and in a good location. they give you a mobility card valid for one day you can use public transportation as much as you want. breakfast is fine. you have to make and strip the beds and get the linen down to the basement when checking out, but that's not an... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Stayed there for 3 days! Excellent location, good beds, showers, toilets,... Breakfast is better than most places I stayed in my life! The staff is extremely friendly! Even if the price is a bit high (remember you're in Switzerland), it is worth the stay!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Basic accommodation but extremely functional. The building and style was unique - terrific location in lovely quarter of the city. Family friendly too the children's play area was great. Having to make and strip the beds again was no problem for us and balanced against the low cost we were happy to take the linen to the basement. Food was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

I came during Fasnacht which is a time when Basel is generally full. I know Basel very well as I lived there for a time back in the 70s. It was my first hostel stay ever so I have nothing to compare it with. As Basel goes, it might be a BIT hard to find but it is just down... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Fine hostel. I went with a group so I can't tell you anything about the price etc. because it was payed for by the leaders. We were there during the week before and part of Easter and there was a mix of people staying. Elder couples, families with young children and the usual backpackers. You need to be quiet after... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

myself and 2 friends stayed here for 4 nights last week and were happy with our choice to stay here, although this is a hostel, the place has the feel of a hotel, the location is in a lovely area of the city centre and only a 15 minute stroll to the centre of town or there is a tram... More

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Address: Sankt Alban-Kirchrain 10, Basel 4052, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Basel > Basel > Vorstädte
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This youth hostel is a showpiece. The architects Buchner & Bründler signify innovative and modern architecture. New features are combined with existing aspects in Basel. Together with the construction of the youth hostel, the architects were also responsible for the Swiss Pavilion at the World Expo in Shanghai. An international orientation like youth hostels is therefore also normal for the architects. ... more   less 
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