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Basel Youth Hostel

St. Alban-Kirchrain 10, Basel, 4052, Switzerland

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Overall Rating 92%

From 11 Reviews

Hostel rating (11)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 88%
Cleanliness 99%
Location 92%
Security 93%
Service 92%
Comfort 88%
Green rating 91%

The Youth Hostel Basel is innovative, super funky and right in the middle of Basel in Switzerland.

  • Dorm
    From $44.79
  • Private
    From $87.59
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Basel Hostel

Hostel Basel

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

This hostel is a masterpiece. The architects who created it, Buchner & Bründler, are pioneers of innovative and modern architecture. New features are combined with classic elements at Basel Youth hostel. Together with its construction, these architects were also responsible for the Swiss Pavilion at the World Expo in Shanghai, making them experts in the field of global design.

This hostel welcomes guests from all over the world. The new building was reopened with 234 beds in different room categories (from double room to a room for 6 people). The entrance lobby has an impressive, and stylishly open plan finish owing to the transparent walls of the reception area, lounge and dining room. The combination of old and new features can be seen from the outside and experienced inside; - everything is based on high structural and artistic standards. The rooms are now smaller and cosier, but still leaving ample space for guests’ comfort.

Prices

Prices are members' prices

Dorms - Per guest per night

Beds

Private - Per room per night

Rooms

Important info

  • Additional tax of 4.00 CHF is payable at check-in.
  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • Unaccompanied children under the age of 16 can be accommodated only with a letter from a parent or legal guardian providing permission for the child's unsupervised stay.
  • Children under the age of 6 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories
  • Children under the age of 2 stay free.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are not members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association
  • A discount of CHF 7 per person per night is available to members on arrival.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout

Facilities

Facilities

Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Games room
  • TV room
  • Terrace / patio

Accessibility

  • Elevator / Lift
  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Cafe/Bistro
  • Restaurant onsite

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Wifi
  • WIFI Charges - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Basic Shop
  • Car parking nearby
  • Car Parking Nearby Distance - At or next to the hostel
  • Conference Facilities
  • Lockers Available
  • Locker Type - In Room
  • Luggage Room
  • Luggage Room Availability - Available during hostel reception times
  • Travel / Tour Desk
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

Reception:
Open 24 hours
Check-in:
Open 24 hours

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +41 61 272 05 72

Fax. +41 61 272 08 33

basel@youthhostel.ch

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Rhein (Less than 500 m)
  • Papiermuseum (500m to 1km)
  • Kunstmuseum (2 to 3km)

See the full list of attractions

Reviews

Reviews

Amazing room but there was a few spiders webs on the wall and im very afraid of spiders.. Other than that was an amazing experience and the breakfast was super good and complete

90%

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Sylvia,

Wed 06 Feb 2019

Very modern hostel. Great architecture and design. The staff is really friendly and helpful. Breakfast for a hostel is perfect, you have got great choice like toast, bread, muesli, Joghurt and fresh fruitsalad. The best wifi I experienced in a hostel ! Over all I can really recommend the hostel. And a nice treat is, that you get the Basel card for public transportation for free :)

97%

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Laura,

Thu 10 Jan 2019

Une des meilleures auberges où je suis resté en Europe. Personnel serviable qui m'a accommodé : prêt d'adaptateur suisse, information, repas sur place de qualité. L'endroit est impeccable. Seul point négatif : un peu trop de chauffage dans les chambres!

90%

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Benoit,

Tue 01 Jan 2019

This is an excellent hostel . Location change trams at aeschenplatz ( 1 stop from SBB station) and then ride tram 3 to Alban Tor ( just 2 stops ) The hostel is only a stones throw from the Tor!! Breakfast is very good - plenty of choice!

93%

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william,

Wed 19 Dec 2018

Super clean comfortable rooms with great views. Locking cupboards for storing luggage. Nice dinning area with breakfast included. Staff was nice and arrange to launder my clothes.

100%

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Senja,

Wed 24 Oct 2018

Location

Location
Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Cinema (1 to 2km)
  • City Centre (500m - 1km)
  • Cycle trails (Less than 500m)
  • Golf course (2 to 3km)
  • Gym (1 to 2km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (Less than 500m)
  • Local market (500m - 1km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (1 to 2km)
  • Nightlife (Less than 500m)
  • Parks / Green Area (Less than 500m)
  • Restaurants (Less than 500m)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (Less than 500m)
  • Shopping area / Mall (500m - 1km)
  • Swimming pool (1 to 2km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (500m - 1km)
  • Theatre (1 to 2km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Airport
EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse 7km: Airport shuttle bus no. 50 to the Basel main station SBB in 16 minutes.
Car
Chargeable, public parking spaces in the surrounding area. You can get a parking ticket at the tram's ticket automat. Free parking spaces for busses in the surrounding area.
Rail
15 minutes’ walk from the railway station to the hostel
Tram/Cablecar
Tram line No.2 from the railway station to the “Kunstmuseum” (Art Museum) stop.
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Boating
  • Dance
  • Mountain Biking
  • Skateboarding
  • Swimming
  • Walking / Hiking
Sustainability

Sustainability initiatives

Air

  • Public transportation is promoted

Energy

  • Double-glazed windows
  • Energy efficient appliances
  • Energy saving lights
  • Renewable energy

People

  • Working with local community

Waste

  • Recycling areas
  • Fairtrade food served
  • Local and seasonal food

Water

  • Water savers in showers

Sustainability labels

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