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Esfahan, Iran
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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2 reviews
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 

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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 15 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 

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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 

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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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

This was one of the best priced accommodation available and definitely worth it. The train station is not a long walk from the hostel, and it's located in a nice enough area. Reception were helpful in many ways, even lending me an adaptor as I hadn't purchased one to use a UK charger. The room was very clean and the... More 

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

Dear Scott M, thank you very much for your kind review! I am gald that you enjoyed your trip and we hope to welcoming you again soon! We are currently working at a new breakfast concept - soon there'll be many more options ;) Take care, Fabian More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

bed was very comfortable, staff were friendly, location was good, 5 mins from main station yo get back to airport, close to trams and to centre. showers weren't the nicest, breakfast was limited just bread, cheese and cereal. Lack of communal area, not much atmosphere, but staff were friendly

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Thank KatyBear84
Fabian K, Leiter Front Office at YMCA Hostel Basel, responded to this review

Dear KatyBear84, thank you for your review. We are always keen to improving our hostel. Therefore your opinion is much appreciated! Next time you'll visit us we'll have hopefully done some improvements! ;) best regards, Fabian More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

The staff were extremely helpful and polite, the rooms modern and spotless. No flaws in this hostel at all, even got a free travel pass. Shared bathrooms were extremely private and spacious, didn't run into another guest in them at anyone time. Free shower wash was also provided.:)

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Thank William M
Fabian K, Leiter Front Office at YMCA Hostel Basel, responded to this review

Dear William M, thank you for your review. It is always goof to hear positive feedback! I am glad that you enjoyed your stay and you know that you are always welcome! best regards, Fabian More 

Portland, Maine
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

This place is spotless, the employees extremely friendly & helpful, and you get a free-public-transportation to boot. Great value, ideal Location. This is THE niclst Y I have ever seen, in fact to call it a Y would be a disservice. Basel is a LOT of fun and the staff here goes WAY out of their way to help everyone.

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Thank sstrand2016
Fabian K, Manager at YMCA Hostel Basel, responded to this review

Dear sstrand2016, thank you so much for your kind words! it was a pleaseure to accommodate you and I hope you will be back soon! Even though our place is not located in the mountains I am happy you found some nice hiking spots ;) Best regards, Fabian More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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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: $40 - $131 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — YMCA Hostel Basel 2*
Number of rooms: 43
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