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Generation YMCA Hostel

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Certificate of Excellence
Your stay in Basel, the way you want it! Customize your stay as you wish with countless options during your time in Basel. Our hotel is centrally located, lies near the railway-station and is available for you 24/7. Enjoy your time as independent and flexible as it gets with our guest-kitchen, our gym, the inhouse-shop and many more offerings.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wheelchair access
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Self-Serve Laundry
Non-Smoking Hotel
Breakfast Available
Room features
Non-Smoking Rooms
Family Rooms
Accessible rooms
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Full view
93Great for walkers
Grade: 93 out of 100
29Restaurantswithin 0.25 miles
0Attractionswithin 0.25 miles
Gempenstrasse 64, Basel 4053 Switzerland
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Getting there
EuroAirport Swiss4 mi
EuroAirport French5 mi
Basel SBB Station7 min
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All reviews shared kitchen train station bed female dorm top bunk free tea and coffee well equipped kitchen common areas bed room great facilities main station quiet street free public transportation clean rooms basel sbb great place to stay free wifi stayed here for two nights
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We stayed 4 years ago for the Christmas markets, we loved it then, but only stayed for 2 nights, this time we stayed for 4 nights and it was just as wonderful, clean bedding and towels every day, the food available is brilliant, the staff...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank 238gillianb
Response from Valérie S, Front Office at Generation YMCA HostelResponded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for your nice feedback!! :-) We are very pleased about your kind words and also that you had a nice time with us and in Basel! We are already looking forward to your next stay, just let us know if you...More

Reviewed November 9, 2018

Thanks to all the hardworking staff ,,, excellent service ,,, warm and pleasant atmosphere ,,, attractive atmosphere, ,, hoping to meet again and suggest to friends to come to the holidays!،،،،،،،،،،،،،،،،تشکر از کارکنان

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Alireza M
Response from Valérie S, Front Office at Generation YMCA HostelResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi! Thank you very much for your great review! We appreciate that you will recommend us! :-) Hope to see you again too! Nice greetings from Basel.

Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

Great location, friendly staff and pleasant atmosphere. Possibly the least expensive accommodation in Basel as well. The problem is the building seems to be designed so that it’s guests are denied any sleep at all, which is a pity. It astounds me that this is...More

Date of stay: November 2018
1  Thank Philip L
Response from Valérie S, Front Office at Generation YMCA HostelResponded November 5, 2018

Thank you for your honest feedback about you stay with us! We are very sorry for the inconveniences during your say... :-( We always do our best to remain our guests to respect the other guests especially after 10 pm. We highly recommend our private...More

Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

I was stayed just for few hours in this place to get my train. I came here around 1.00am because my train to Morgins in the morning. The staff treated very well so I stayed there till morning. Breakfast also so good I'm highly recommended...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank mohamedmunsih
Response from Valérie S, Front Office at Generation YMCA HostelResponded November 5, 2018

Thank you very much for your feedback! We appreciate it! Nice greetings from Basel!

Reviewed October 18, 2018 via mobile

Excellent, well trained staff, ample breakfast with fresh ground coffee for each cup, assorted cheeses and lunch meats, yogurt, fresh fruit and orange juice, cereals, milk, raisins, dried apricots, a selection of rolls and breads with gluten free option for $8. No bugs, clean shared...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank DrAustinLouis
Response from Valérie S, Front Office at Generation YMCA HostelResponded October 28, 2018

Hi and thank you so much for your nice comment and your great rating!! We are enormous happy that you had a good stay with us! :-)

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April 14, 2018|
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Response from joeimholz | Property representative |
Hey Jordan thank you for your enquirer. Our all you can eat breakfast buffet is served daily from 6 - 11 am for CHF 8.50 per Person
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February 24, 2018|
Response from joeimholz | Property representative |
Hi Amanda the Bus Nr. 50 from Basel SBB the first connection in the morning is 4.35. it takes you 20 min to reach the Airport wich is sufficient for the 6am flight. Best regards, joe generation ymca hostel
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Response from Chelsey L | Reviewed this property |
If you're looking to book a room with just a double bed, I would do it pretty far in advance. The rates are pretty good there and it could fill up. I can't give specific times because I don't work there, but perhaps you can... More
Room Tips
"All-female dorm rooms were much quieter and cleaner."
Sep 27, 2018
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"single rooms or double rooms would be more private but more expensive too."
Sep 9, 2018
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"Dormitories on the higher floors are quieter because they're further from the communal areas and the..."
Aug 27, 2018
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"It was very warm in a room at front might be cooler at back."
Jul 3, 2018
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