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Generation YMCA Hostel

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

All thing mins all facilities like 5/7 star hotel. If you are looking for stay in basel with normal price and good facilities then you have to visit here. And best point is that "they give you transportation ticket and it's absolutely free" that's best point 🇨🇭😘

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Sandhurst
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staff is friendly, facility is clean, WIFI is very strong anywhere I was in the building. There is a GYM! There is a massive bean bag and a pool table in the middle of the space. Always free coffee on stand by. I keep coming back in every 3 months and there is always more and more improvement. They got...

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Nancy, France
Reviewed 18 February 2017

The YMCA hostel is by far the best hostel I've ever stayed in! Amazing staff, dormitories, showers, lounge area, kitchen, breakfast and wifi!! max 10 minutes walk from the train station. All in all a superb place to stay. I will stay at YMCA everytime I go to Basel.

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Hello and thank you for your comment to our hostel. We appreciate the feedbacks from our guests a lot. We hope to see you again soon! Till then all the best, generation YMCA Team

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 25 January 2017

The YMCA in Basel, is the perfect hostel for you! It is just beside the main train station. The hostel is very clean and organized, with spacious rooms. The design inside invite you to stay and the atmosphere is really nice. If you choose YMCA in Basel, I am sure you will not regret! You have a computer available to...

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Dear Giselia Thank you for taking your time to give us your feedback and for sharing your experience at the Generation YMCA Hostel. It is nice to hear that you enjoyed your stay and liked our house and our staff.. Thank you for the recommendation. :) We hope to see you soon again and wish you a wonderful time! Best...

Basel, Switzerland
Reviewed 22 January 2017

The YMCA at Gempenstrasse 64 in Basel is exceptional. The hostel is at a very good location, the place is very nice and tidy. The modern design of the interior is inviting to stay. There are lots of extras eg. mobility ticket included in the price! Well worth a try.

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Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

It is really close to the main train station in Basel. The staff is Really friendly and nice. You can always ask them about where to go or what to do and they will willingly help as much as possible. There are comfy beds and clean rooms. And the staff speak English really well.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Public transport free pass great when so close to SBB station. Always clean and friendly. 5 bunk room ideal for family of five, and spacious whether one or five together. Breakfast nice but used supermarket (COOP nearby) and kitchen.

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 20 January 2017

I stayed in a private single room which was spacious and clean, with your own sink and wardrobe. The entire hostel is very clean, staff are friendly, free transport card provided, there is free tea/coffee anytime, fast and free wifi, free towel provided (with deposit) and there is a nice spacious common room and kitchen. The showers were the best....

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Reviewed 27 December 2016

Amazing hostel at an amazing price in switzerland. Super duper clean showers and toilets, huge lockers, free tea and coffee, free use of the computer and 24 hour reception (which a lot of hostels in switzerland don't do), only a few minutes walk from the main train station as well as a lot of tram lines. Staff are THE BEST....

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Paris, France
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Very good service for the price. Came here for a fencing competition. They did not hesitate to move the breakfast earlier just for us! Thanks to the YMCA we did a great competition that morning. We eat both dinner here. The food was excellent for the price. We even could get second for free, Not mentioning the Greg home made...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Microwave
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Come here to rest. The YMCA Hostel Basel is only about three hundred metres from the Gundeldingen exit of the Basel SBB station, tucked away in a quiet side street with a courtyard garden. The YMCA Hostel offers 150 beds in 43 single, double and shared rooms. The hostel is suitable for families and groups. The whole building is non-smoking, but smoking is permitted in the courtyard garden. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Generation YMCA Hostel

Address: Gempenstrasse 64, Basel 4053, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Basel > Basel
Price Range: €27 - €202 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Generation YMCA Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 43
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