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Basel Backpack

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Sorrento, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Good hostel, 2 min walk to tram Station - with in 10 mins your in town. Hostel is about a 10minute walk from the main train station. You are given a free ticket for you to use to get around Basel. Hostel is clean.. Lockers in rooms. Kitchen. Light at the bed.

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

The hostel itself is really cool and good located, the staff was kind and helpful, they gave us great ideas what to do in Basel. The room was nice, the kitchen just as well. The top of the hostel was honestly the bathroom. I've never seen so nice showers in any hostel I've ever stayed in :D

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

Basel Backpack hostel is quite far (walking distance) from the Basel train station but the hostel is easily to be find. If you want to go around the city of Basel with public transportation (which is free) the bus/tram stop is just around the corner from the hostel entrance. The hostel is very hip with a hipster vibe of interior... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

The hotel is located not far from the city center, but still in a pretty quiet area. The architecture of the complex is really cool, really loved it! The staff was nice and the room was clean and comfy. I actually came to Bale to visit the christmas market, I just had to take the tram for a few station... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

the man working there is lovely. I loved the ambiente - a lot of plants and art and details in general. you can tell they're in it with heart. the location is nice as well, around 10 minutes to bahnhof by foot, but there's a Tram closeby as well. I would definitely visit again.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

Good location, quite easy to find- theres a very cool hanging plant garden just before it. Staff were friendly and helpful recommending what to do in our short stay. It was clean and had the very basic of what you need which was fine. Good value.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

Basel Backpack more than suited for my stay. It’s not as modern and hip as some of the other hostels in the city, as it is the oldest in the city. The desk is staffed from 4p-9p (check-in) and 8a-11a (check-out), though they do have an emergency contact number listed beyond these hours. I arrived early morning to leave my... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016

Staff was friendly and gave me a nch of information at ion upon arrival. My room was ready when I got there so I was able to check in early. Reception seemed to be staffed throughout the day, unlike many other Switzerland hostels. There was a nice cafe downstairs, shared facilities were kept clean. Room was big and comfortable. WiFi... More 

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Wellington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for a night in a double room, based on reviews and price. This hostel is one of the businesses in a converted factory / warehouse site - quite a cool location. It's only a 15 min walk from the main train station, but also on a convenient tram line for both the station and centre of town.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

I stayed here for a couple of nights in an 8-bed dorm (although there were only 3 other people in the room). When I arrived, they gave me a travel card, which allowed me unlimited use of the trams and buses whilst I was there. It's a couple of minutes walk from the hostel to Tellplatz tram stop, where you... More 

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are Basel's premier Backpacker and Guesthouse, located in a renovated factory complex, only a 10 minute walk from the main train station (SBB). We offer inexpensive beds in dorms, family and deluxe rooms in Basel, the city of architecture, museums, fairs and culture. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Basel Backpack

Address: Dornacherstrasse 192 | Bau 8, Basel 4053, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Basel > Basel
Price Range: $31 - $110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Basel Backpack 1*
Number of rooms: 16
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