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Guesthouse Basel
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Reviewed August 10, 2011

Basel is a beautiful historic city in Switzerland with a very good public transport network. A free transport ticket is given to each person, so you can go anywhere by tram or bus within the city. Guesthouse Basel is very close to the centre and it's easy to walk or take a tram. It is ideal if you have a family or group up to 5 people - there is one double bed. The accommodation is really a self contained flat and it feels like you're at home, not a hotel. There are 2 flats available. The owners live upstairs with their small children and they are friendly and helpful. There is a supermarket just around the corner and other places to buy your morning bread. On street parking is available, but there are restrictions if you're non-resident. Otherwise, there is a short bus trip from the airport. If you come by bike, you probably need to check with owners about where to store/park. Be aware that the bathroom for the ground floor flat is in the basement and toilet is across the corridor so not within flat - both for use by you only. This is an environmentally-aware place so towels/sheets NOT changed everyday which is great. Pay a deposit and rest by cash - minimum 2 day night stay. Basel has a lot of history and a great base to stay and take short-medium day excursions - great rock climbing sites around.

Room Tip: Check Guesthouse Basel website and correspond with owners - allow 1-2 days for correspondence
  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank HeritageTrekker
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Reviewed September 14, 2010

myself and another 11 members of our extended family had the pleasure of staying at the Guesthouse Basel! it is set over 2 floors, 1st floor has adequate room to sleep 4 adults and 2 children comfortably and ground floor where we were had three bed rooms sleeping 6 adults. Kitchen facilities in both apartments were adequate for a holiday, shower facilities in both apartments really couldnt be faulted although in the 1st floor apartment the shower cubicle is in the kitchen! There is a lovely back garden, a bonus especially when your in a city, where we enjoyed the summer sunshine! A shop and supermarket are 5 minutes walk away, as is the tram stops that get you round Basel, another bonus is you get a free travel pass for each person for the duration of your stay, trams run all day so your never stuck for getting round the city! There is also a lovely park about 15 minutes walk away! The owners of the apartments stay on the top floor of the building, very nice people!

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled with family
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2  Thank smy19
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Reviewed August 12, 2010

There is little that I need add to the previous reviews except for a different perspective. The two apartments housed in total 12 of my family, including two small kids, over 10 days for a family event in Basel.
The location is superb: a quieter street less than 5 minutes from trams and buses that take you directly to the main conference (Messe) area, the main railway station and the city centre (both hubs).
Our hosts welcomed the family warmly and openly and gave the kind of service, support and friendly inclusion that a hotel could never hope to offer, sharing their own living space and infrastructure without a thought.
Diamond people, quirky, smart and functional apartments, an all-round winner.
Notes: free city travel pass; grocers, takeaways, restaurants, pubs and parks very local; non-smoking house but balcony and covered garden area available; very fair price; weekly standard rent period, contact for special cases; English spoken.

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled with family
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1  Thank Kev34
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Reviewed January 26, 2010

We are just back from a week stay at Guesthouse Basel. This is a great find and a great place to stay. We travel to Basel for medical purposes and this apartment just makes our stay so much better. We love Basel but feel to confined in a hotel (have stayed at The Rochat and the University Hostel) in the past but like the idea that we have room to move around and the ability to cook our own food.
The apartment is as described in the previous review and the pictures that are on their website accurately show the unit. We found this to be such a joy to stay here and we are planning on staying here again. The apartment is very spacious, clean and compfy beds. It has everything that you could possibly need for a short or extended stay including WiFi. The only wierd thing is that the dedicated bathroom is down the hall, which really is no big deal. The building is over 100 years old and the floors do creak when you walk but you don't hear it above or below you, just in your own area.
The Landlords are very nice people and the landlady speaks very good english so it is easy to make reservations and to communicate with them. There is another apartment on the first floor that they also rent out. While we did not see it from the inside, the footprint seems to be about the same with the elimination of the little small (half) room with the bunk beds, otherwise it has the same basic size. Next trip we will try to take a look.
Anyone who is traveling to Basel for any purpose should consider staying here. It is so convient to the tram line #3 or 1 and the city center is very easily reached in a short period of time. The neighborhood is a very quiet residential area with little and big grocery stores nearby. There is also a Domino's pizza just near the tram line. This is the only American style pizza we found and it taste better than in the states. The pepperoni is a little different but the closest thing to what we are use to by far.
Guesthouse Basel is a great find and you won't be dissapointed if you stay here, it really is like a little home away from home.

  • Stayed: December 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 15, 2008

My husband, son, and I found this a wonderfully convenient and comfortable place to stay in Basel. We had three nights after arriving from the states before we could get into a ski apartment, and thought Basel would be fun to see.
The unit is the second floor of a house; the young family hosts live upstairs. They were very pleasant and helpful, both in giving advice about the city and in providing things we needed. There are three and a half rooms: a private bedroom with a queen bed, a very large room with a king bed at one end and a living/sitting area at the other, and (the "half") a small room off of this with bunk beds. The third, fairly large, room has the shower and kitchenette facilities, plus a dresser. The w.c. is in the hallway, but private for this apartment. The decor is IKEA artistic, with paintings, small lights on a chandelier -- modern and homey at the same time. The beds and bedding were comfortable, and everything was impeccably clean.
The location was great. Although this property is not in the old city, it is a very short walk to the tram and then a very short ride to the old city, or from a different stop to the zoo or to the train station. The neighborhood is a pleasant residential area.

We would happily stay here again.

  • Stayed: March 2008, traveled with family
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