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Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 586 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Check-in was a breeze and Martin at the reception was an exceptionally nice person during my stay and I enjoyed talking with him. I originally reserved one night in an 8 bed bunk room and extended a second night. The bunk spacing was a little tight but not terrible and the bed was comfortable allowing me to sleep well at... More 

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A really cool hostel; walkable from the railway station and close to public transport. They also give you a free day pass for transportation which was a nice touch. The rooms are clean and well maintained too. Breakfast was free but a bit disappointing; there's wasn't a lot - just some bread and juice. Overall; a good place to crash... More 

Thank Anoop84
England, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A well run friendly hostel with nice rooms and great facilities. The location is close to the main station and the trams/buses are easy to find, I also got a free travel ticket from the hostel for the duration of my stay. The place is very modern, clean and has everything you need, the staff were very helpful and friendly... More 

Thank Jon P
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent, very clean, great facilities and location to explore the city. Great for groups, the rooms are comfortable and secure with lockers. Modern and minimal design. Lovely staff and facilities. Well worth it.

Thank 5678pop
Esfahan, Iran
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If your are looking for a place in basel which is clean, cozy and near to the city center, YMCA is your place. specially if you are bunch of young boys and girls. the kitchen is really cool to cook and enjoy the evening there.

Thank Milad H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice! I arrived late and that was no problem with the 24hour staff working throughout the night, I got a clean bed with a nice pillow and every time I needed something, towel, laundry, another key card, ice cream.. They were there to help with a kind friendly attitude. Sometimes even a joke! The bathrooms were always clean and so... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016

firstly the hostel is a lovely well kept and clean hostel staff are friendly, the room we had was a 3 bed room it was small but it had a window and as their is no aircon it did get rather warm bedding was clean beds were comfy, bathroom and showers are also clean, they dont advertise a breakfast but... More 

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Fabian K, Manager at YMCA Hostel Basel, responded to this review

Dear BarryLomas, thank you very much for your kind words and the well written summery about our hostel! ;) I am glad we could provide you a good services and that you enjoyed your stay! Hopefully we will get a chance to welcome you again in the future! All the best, Fabian More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

The people working at reception of this hostel made my stay here extremely comfortable and easy. They were thoughtful, attentive and efficient. I stayed for 10 nights so they really took the time to get to know me and make me feel at home. Kevin specifically stuck out to me and made my time at the hostel uniquely warm. Thanks... More 

Thank ahbteachermom
Fabian K, Manager at YMCA Hostel Basel, responded to this review

Dear ahbteachermom, thank you very much for your positive review! It was our pleasure to be your hosts and I will make sure that Kevin will receive a special thank you! ;) all the best, Fabian More 

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12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

Stayed in an 8-bunk dorm. This is one of the cleanest hostels I've ever stayed in, happy to walk around barefoot even in communal areas! Breakfast just a pastry and juice or coffee, but spacious and clean dining area and kitchen. Each room has a lockable door so felt safe. Staff friendly and helpful. There's a lift so you don't... More 

Thank Sirrahaha
Fabian K, Manager at YMCA Hostel Basel, responded to this review

Dear Sirrahaha, thank you for your lovely review! The rooms are equipped with blinds instead of curtains, we would have been of service at the reception to explain. Soon we will have an upgraded breakfast as well! ;) Hopefully, we can accommodate you again in the future! Best regards, Fabian More 

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12 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

Very close to the mainstation of Basel. Citypass included so it's very easy to travel around in the city by bus or tram, the pass includes the trip to the airport as well. Very nice park just 2 minutes from the hostel. Big kitchen and cosy garden. Only minus is the early check out (10.30) but it's easy to get... More 

Thank Anne H
Fabian K, Manager at YMCA Hostel Basel, responded to this review

Dear Anne H, it was our pleasure to accommodate you guys. Hopefully, we will get a chance to be your hosts soon again! All the best, Fabian More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Come here to rest. The YMCA Hostel Basel is only about three hundred metres from the Gundeldingen exit of the Basel SBB station, tucked away in a quiet side street with a courtyard garden. The YMCA Hostel offers 150 beds in 43 single, double and shared rooms. The hostel is suitable for families and groups. The whole building is non-smoking, but smoking is permitted in the courtyard garden. ... more   less 

Additional Information about YMCA Hostel Basel

Address: Gempenstrasse 64 | 4053 Basel, Basel 4053, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Basel > Basel
Price Range: $39 - $140 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — YMCA Hostel Basel 2*
Number of rooms: 43
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