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Overview
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good39%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“dorm room”(3 reviews)
“yoga studio”(2 reviews)
Free Wifi
Non-Smoking Hotel
Family Rooms
Bar/Lounge
Multilingual Staff
Pets Allowed
Wheelchair access
1 Star Hotel
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Reviewed February 22, 2018

I visited to go to a champions league match so prices might have been hiked for the occasion. Basel isn't cheap so it was a relief to find this place. I arrived late and had instructions on how to retrieve my key however I had...More

Thank roger h
Reviewed January 28, 2018

As every reviewer has said, Basel is expensive so the price of this place is reason enough to stay. Thankfully, however, it is also a genuinely NICE place to stay! The positives: The location is very handy from the main SBB train station - only...More

Thank Gailusha
Reviewed December 5, 2017

very friendly , and enviromentally interesting place situated in Grundeldingel felds-an old factory which transformed in a cultural area! we had a separate double room without bathroom , but it was comfort and bright! The amenities need renovation generally-but it was good with friendly and...More

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Reviewed September 13, 2017

Everything in Switzerland costs so much, so you'll be thankful that Basel Backpack is half decent for being one of the cheapest on the block. It's about a 15 minute walk from the main part of the city, but it's better to take the tram...More

Thank donutsam
Reviewed July 19, 2017 via mobile

I have read the good reviews of Basel Backpack and I do not disagree that it is centrally located and safe and funky. However, the rooms are like ovens and there is no AC or even fans to help, you are expected to leave your...More

Thank Erica D
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Certificate of Excellence
Amenities
Top amenities
Bar/Lounge
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hotel Amenities
Multilingual Staff
Laundry Service
Things to do
Bar/Lounge
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Price range
$30 - $100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Details
Price range
$30 - $100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
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Traveler (60)
Room & Suite (43)
Dining (9)
Business Center & Event Rooms (2)
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"easily accessible after the office hours"
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"if you have cash to spare go for the private room"
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"The hostel also sells the brewery beer if you'd prefer a quieter setting than the brewery's..."
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"All private guestrooms overlook the streets and have double glazing."
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