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“Old but clean” 3 of 5 stars
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Europa Hostel
Basel, Switzerland
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73 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Old but clean”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014 via mobile

I have stayed in the hostel for 2 nights with my friend few weeks ago. The building is old and so are the rooms, but we had two very big beds in double room and the room was clean and spacious. The only thing disturbing us was the fact there was no mirror in the room (or shared bathroom)- a bit of a problem for girls at least. The hostel only offers shared bathrooms, there are 2 showers and 2 toilets. Not too clean anyway, but acceptable with using some flipflops for the shower. We had no problems with having to wait for the bathroom but its also true that we were usually quite early (around 7pm). The location of the hostel is great, only few minutes away from the market street with all possible transportation available. Also some smaller supermarkets near.. but what makes this hostel great is the owner (or at least I think he was) Carlos,which is a great source of information. Right after arriving he gave us a map and told us everything we needed to know and also was available for any questions...honestly great man! Also they offer suitcase storage for 5usd regardless the number of items. Would recommend!

Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

This hostel was awful. The bathrooms are terrible and unhygienic. The rooms are the worst I've ever slept in. I'm surprised If the hotel passes building inspection with the angle of the doors and walls. I would advise paying a little more and not staying here

Stayed March 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

At this place you get value for your money. It's near the Union Square and it's easy to take the train from the Airport. You can email the hostel and they tell you everything. The room was small, but cozy with a big old tv that worked.
The staff were nice.

The block is full of homeless and stoned people and there's actually a soupkitchen next to the hostel.

Depending on the money, the location is great though and near to everyting. Here's a pic of the room http://beammedown.blogg.se/2013/november/if-youre-going-to-san-francisco-be-sure-to-wear-some-flowers-in-your-hair.html

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Europa Hostel
Address: 226 6th St, b/t Tehama St & Clementina St in SoMa, San Francisco, CA 94103-4012
Location: United States > California > San Francisco > SoMa
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Ranked #28 of 53 Specialty Lodging in San Francisco
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Hotel Class:1.5 star — Europa Hostel 1.5*
Number of rooms: 30
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