Basel Youth Hostel

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Average rate: $45 - Hotel class: 2 stars
St. Alban-Kirchrain 10, Basel, Switzerland

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Basel Youth Hostel Reviews

Vikram Vikram
308 reviews
Great location and safety, but rips the unsuspecting budget traveller quite a bit Oct 08, 2017
After staying in both the Zurich and Basel YHAs, I've realised I have a love-hate affair with Swiss YHAs. On one hand, they're in great locations, very safe and extremely well run. They have all the facilities one would want. And at the same time, they don't offer the basic things the low budget traveller is looking for - like say, a kitchen.

This hostel built on Zurich YHA's limitations and took it an extra scale higher (or lower). No kitchen for public use, no microwave, they don't even offer hot water (should you wish to use your own tea bag). You have to pay 3 Swiss Francs for a mug of hot water! The wifi was downright poor even in some common areas.

As mentioned in the first paragraph, the only saving grace was the brilliant location, pretty much a block away from the riverside and very close to the main train station, and all the tram and bus stops.
Hostel entrance
vances says:
As always, appreciate the practical review!
Posted on: Nov 03, 2017
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Basel Youth Hostel Overview

The Basel Youth Hostel offers a convenient 24-hour reception as well as luggage storage and conference room(s) for its guests. Where mobility is a concern, prospective patrons will be pleased to know the hostel offers lift and wheelchair access. The hostel also offers guests the added convenience of a Wi-Fi connection. Front desk staff are on hand to assist you with any additional requirements you may have. The hostel's staff will be able to book tours and sightseeing during your stay in Basel, as well as offering restaurant recommendations.

Under 10 minutes drive away are some great places of interest such as the Schaulager and Messe Basel, and conveniently there is free parking available at the Basel Youth Hostel should you need it. The hostel is within a 10 minute walk to Kunstmuseum Basel and within a 20 minute walk are Basel Munster, S AM Swiss Architecture Museum and Marktplatz. Basel town centre is within a 20 minute walk from the hostel. The hostel is located within a 20-minute walk from Museum Tinguely, Pfalz Basel and Natural History Museum of Basel.

Basel Youth Hostel Amenities

  • High-speed Internet
  • Restaurant
  • Parking
  • Disabled Access
  • Tour Desk
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Elevator / Lift
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Conference Room(s)
  • Excursions
  • Dart Board
  • Disabled Accessible Rooms
  • Wheel Chair Access
  • Internet Connection (wireless)
  • Towels
  • Shower
  • En suite
  • Private Bathroom
  • Games Available
  • Packed Lunches
  • Luggage Storage
  • Free Parking

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