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Apaliving Basel - Budget Hotel
Ranked #38 of 51 Hotels in Basel
Bengaluru, India
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“Good for a sleepover”
Reviewed March 28, 2011

I had stayed in Gundeli-park as a temporary measure before I could find better serviced accomodations and I would recommend this place as stop-over only.
If you are in Basel for a couple of days, this is a decent place to stay.
It is cheaper than other options and provides a restful and good enough atmosphere.
There is no room service nor is the concierge service available after working hours (Monday to Friday 7am - 6pm). Checkouts need to be specified a couple of days earlier.. no spur of the moment decisions.
The room is large enough and clean when you first walk in. However, the cleaning happens only when you leave or if you pay for it.. which means you need to be prepared to see the room at the same state in the evening as you left it.. everyday.
No cooking facilities or restaurant is available either.

The biggest point in its favour is its location near the city centre. The railway station, the Markets and shopping streets are near as 2-3 tram stops which makes travelling around very convenient.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled on business
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Paris, France
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Reviewed February 3, 2011

Standard of the room is ok, but there's no aircondition. That's not the worst part. They only clean up the room once a week! I stayed there for a month and I was living on crumbles! There"s no free internet access, and the one you have to pay for is on a wire (I had to change them twice cos they were broken). Reception is open only till 5pm so If you need anything after you have to wait till the morning. And it's closed on the weekends!!!! Also cleaning is very bad. They clean once a week but not properly, just change the sheets and towels, no moping the floor and all. Horrible! And service is really bad, not helpful, not nice. Have never been to worst hotel ever!

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled on business
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Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed November 14, 2010

Basel is a good City but this hostel (not hotel) really lets the Swiss down. No Air Conditioning room was really hot and uncomfortable, but say not to room near the lift shaft as it was far too noisy also the noise from other guests was particularly bad loud TV played into the night and no night time concierge but to top it off on check out the guy ( Herr Michael Auer) charged me 20 CHF for throwing a plastic drinking container in the trash (you know the type small plastic glass type wrapped in plastic) that was in the bath room he said it was special material and that he had to charge me for it What a Scam!! Also for you female travellers there is no security at night and the back door on the ground floor is always open (so free access to all floors they have a laundry room in the basement but one guest told me he had his clothes stolen from the washing machine ...
Stay away from this one ..

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled on business
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Amstelveen, The Netherlands
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Reviewed July 19, 2010

People going to Gundeli-Park should know that it is indeed an 'apartment block' and not a hotel. Breakfast is not provided and although the rooms are serviced, this happens on an irregular basis (not during weekends, not if you rise after 8 o'clock). However: the rooms are quite good and not too expensive (by Swiss standards). It is a quiet neighourhood with a mixed population and many shops, restaurants and pubs. The building stands somewhere between the city centre and the Margarethen park, which is a good starting point for a pleasant walk to the Jura mountains. The tea and coffee making facilities and the fridge come in handy: who needs a hotel breakfast anyway?

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled solo
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Property: Apaliving Basel - Budget Hotel
Address: J. J. Balmer-Strasse 1 | 4053 Basel, Basel 4053, Switzerland (Formerly Appartementhaus Gundeli-Park)
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Basel > Basel
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Ranked #38 of 51 Hotels in Basel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Apaliving Basel - Budget Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 180
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
APALIVING offers near the center of Basel a pleasant, quiet living for the best value for money. In a few minutes by bus or tram you are at the train station SBB (2 minutes), in the city center (6 minutes), at the fair (9 minutes) or at the St. Jakob stadium (7 minutes). The stations are two minutes’ walk away from the hotel.180 rooms in two categories are available. Laundry facilities and WIFI access are free of charge. An ironing station can be used during reception opening hours. ... more   less 
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Appartementhaus Gundeli-Park Hotel Basel

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