We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
09/07/2017 10/07/2017
    There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
    • {providername} {price}
    {providername} {price}
      {listitems}
    {sold_out_text}
    We can't find prices for this accommodation
    From {rate_price} {rate_periodicity}

    Generation YMCA Hostel

    Gempenstrasse 64, Basel 4053, Switzerland
    Save
    Best prices for your stay
    09/07/2017 10/07/2017
    1 room
    • 1 room
      2 adults
      • 2 adults
        0 children
        • 0 children
          US$85
          US$59
          Great Deal
          US$85
          US$66
          Traveller (111)
          Room & Suite (136)
          Dining (79)
          Airport Hotel Basel
          685 reviews
          #18 of 51 hotels in Basel
           
          Steinenschanze Stadthotel
          469 reviews
          #2 of 51 hotels in Basel
           
          The Passage
          502 reviews
          #9 of 51 hotels in Basel
           
          Pullman Basel Europe Hotel
          703 reviews
          #5 of 51 hotels in Basel
           
          Overview
          • Excellent54%
          • Very good34%
          • Average6%
          • Poor3%
          • Terrible3%
          Travellers talk about
          “big kitchen” (4 reviews)
          “train station” (29 reviews)
          Free Wifi
          Breakfast Available
          Non-Smoking Hotel
          Family Rooms
          Concierge
          Wheelchair Access
          Business Centre
          Self-Serve Laundry
          Free Parking
          2.0 Star Hotel
          All hotel details
          Airport Hotel Basel
          685 reviews
          #18 of 51 hotels in Basel
           
          Steinenschanze Stadthotel
          469 reviews
          #2 of 51 hotels in Basel
           
          The Passage
          502 reviews
          #9 of 51 hotels in Basel
           
          Pullman Basel Europe Hotel
          703 reviews
          #5 of 51 hotels in Basel
           
          {"containerClass":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null}
          Rooms
          9 Jul10 Jul
          |
          1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
          Standard Room

          Getting you more information on this room

          Free Cancellation
          Select
          Show Available Rooms
          Sorry, this partner no longer has rooms available on TripAdvisor. Please visit one of our 5 partner sites to see rooms from US$59.
          We're sorry, there are no rooms available on TripAdvisor. Please change your dates, or view all Basel hotels with availability
          Standard Room

          Getting you more information on this room

          Free Cancellation
          Select
          {"BOOKING_FEATURES": ["IB_STREAMLINED_SELECTED_ROOM","IB_NEW_REG_FLOW_INTERRUPTER","IB_SHOW_EMAIL_FOR_INSECURE_LOGIN","RCMS_INLINE_ROOM_GRID_MAX_OCC","IB_POST_BOOKING_LOGIN","IB_IRG_PERFORMANCE_METRICS","IB_IRG_MATCH_META","CHILDREN_SEARCH","IB_DW_INLINE_PASSWORD","ATTRACTIONS_REMOVE_PAYMENT_ADDRESS_FIELDS","IB_DW_CCNAME_WITH_AUTOCOMPLETE","IB_IRG_PERFORMANCE_METRICS_MOBILE","IB_BOOKNOW_CLEAN_WITH_ICON_SHORT_BTN","STORED_CARDS","IB_POST_BOOK_LOGIN_CTA","IB_PRICE_WINS_COPY","IB_DW_PROMPT_KNOWN_EMAIL","IB_PRICES_OUTSIDE_ROOM_BUTTON","IB_EXIT_INTERRUPTER","IB_SHOW_AMENITIES_AS_ICONS","IB_NEW_REG_FLOW","META_AIR","IB_INLINE_ROOM_GRID","IB_TIME_OF_STAY_PAYMENT_TYPES_V3","IBEX_HIGH_EQUITY_BRANDING","IB_PRICE_WINS_POST_TX","IB_BOOKING_FORM_FAVICON","IB_URGENCY_BLOCK","IB_NEW_REG_FLOW_POST_BOOK"] , "IMPRESSION_KEY": "b03505109e1f487b87789534f51f7443", "roomSelectionModel": {"partnerInfos":[],"multiplePartners":false,"polling":{"locationId":1021841,"bookingSessionId":null,"detailedAvailabilityKey":null,"commerceContentIds":[],"additionalContentIds":[],"pollCount":0,"checkin":{"day":9,"month":7,"year":2017},"checkout":{"day":10,"month":7,"year":2017},"adults":2,"child_rm_ages":"","rooms":1,"display_rooms":300,"entryPrice":-1,"entryCurrency":"USD","complete":true,"formKey":"","showAllRooms":true,"genNewBookingSessionId":false,"winningProviderAtClick":"","selectedRoomKey":null,"impressionKey":"b03505109e1f487b87789534f51f7443","navArea":null,"referringServlet":"Hotel_Review","highestMetaPrice":85,"lowestMetaPrice":59,"additionalPartner":false,"highestMetaPriceDisplay":85,"roomsToVerify":[],"clazz":null},"summary":null,"unavailable":true,"metaOffers":[],"mismatchCheckModel":null,"totalMediaCount":0,"hotelPhotos":[],"noticeHeaderMessage":null,"moreProviders":null,"lowestPricePartner":null,"showAllRooms":true,"isMetaCheaper":false,"isBookingLessThanOrEqualToMeta":null,"avgHistoricalPrice":0.0,"avgHistoricalDisplayPrice":null,"expressBookState":{"hasFullTravelerInfo":false,"hasReducedBillingInfo":false,"hasFullBillingInfo":false},"highestMetaPrice":85,"lowestMetaPrice":59,"highestMetaPriceDisplay":85,"hotelName":"Generation YMCA Hostel","hasSpecialTimeOfStayTaxes":false,"trackingTree":null,"trackingTreeId":null,"showPriceHoverTooltip":false,"trackingContext":"eyJzdGF0ZSI6IkhPVEVMX0FVQ1RJT04iLCJwIjoiSFJfTWFpbkNvbW1lcmNlIiwiaWRzIjp7IkJGSyI6ImIwMzUwNTEwOWUxZjQ4N2I4Nzc4OTUzNGY1MWY3NDQzIiwiQUlLIjoiM2Q2MGY2NTIyMTU4NDA2ZTllYzhlOTE2Mzg5Y2EyY2YifSwiZW50cnlTZXJ2bGV0IjoiSG90ZWxfUmV2aWV3In0=","cheaperPricesExist":false,"enableLPF":false,"priceDropPercent":0,"canExpandRooms":false,"expandRoomsToAllPartners":false,"roomSelectionKey":null,"useSupplierDirectTreatment":false,"isSupplierDirect":false,"showProviderSeparator":false,"clazz":null,"seeMoreMessage":null,"seeMoreIFrameMessage":null,"isPricelineCom":false}, "ibAvailability": false, "metaAvailability": true, "topOfferIsIB": false, "numHacTries": -1, "checkIn": "09/07/2017", "checkOut": "10/07/2017", "lowestPrice": "US$59", "hasDates": true, "hacComplete": true, "contentIdMappings": {}, "pollingEnabled": false, "preventScroll": false, "offerClickToken": null, "conditionalUpdate": false, "mightGetRooms": true, "divClasses": "ppr_rup ppr_priv_hr_inline_room_grid_hsx", "singlePartnerRoomGridWidget": {"containerClass":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_room_grid_hsx","moduleList":["handlers","tracking"],"template":"ibex_room_grid_hsx__widget","dust":{"sub_header":"ibex_room_grid_hsx__sub_header"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_room_grid_hsx","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","tracking":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'tracking'))"}},"scriptFlags":null}, "multiPartnerRoomGridWidget": null, "mismatchMessage": {"containerClass":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_mismatch_message","moduleList":["handler"],"template":"ibex_mismatch_message__widget","dust":{},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_mismatch_message","js":{"handler":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handler'))"}},"scriptFlags":null}, "maxRoomsToShow": 300, "isTablet": false, "roomGridRowWidget": {"containerClass":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx","moduleList":[],"template":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__widget","dust":{"amenities":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__amenities","condition_col":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__condition_col","price_text":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__price_text","reservation_col":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__reservation_col"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_room_grid_row_hsx","js":{}},"scriptFlags":null}, "mismatchMessageLightbox": null, "deviceInfo": "OtherOS OtherBrowser", "bookOnTripAdvisor": "Book on <img class=\"ibHeaderImg\" alt=\"TripAdvisor\" src=\"https:\/\/static.tacdn.com\/img2\/branding\/rebrand\/TA_logo_primary.png\"\/>"}
          Write a Review
          Reviews (385)
          Traveller rating
          Traveller type
          Time of year
          Language

          1 - 5 of 257 reviews

          Reviewed 2 days ago

          Super, quiet modern, minimalist room, Swiss efficiency and cleanliness and friendly staff, available 24 hours. Breakfast was plentiful and I ate in the sun-trapped patio.. Who could ask for more? I noticed that clients were being asked how they wanted the dorms to be organised...More

          Thank daycation186363
          Reviewed 4 days ago

          I got a double room for myself on the groud floor. I was very surprised about how nice it was, newly refurbished, spacious and comfortable. Very nice bed and linen, and beautiful private bathroom (although I think I booked and paid for a room with...More

          Thank Peter B
          Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

          After having quite a strenuous trip it was wonderful to be welcomed at the YMCA in Basel.I had a double private room and it was fantastic. Most important in the whole place there was a beautiful atmosphere, very good breakfast, everything clean and very welcoming....More

          Thank Gabriele v
          Reviewed 4 weeks ago

          Hostel is close to the train station where you can get within 20 minitus from the airport.I received really warm check in and staff was really friendly and helpful during all stay. Rooms and common areas are nice and tidy, complementary tea & coffee is...More

          Thank Lenka K
          Reviewed 4 weeks ago

          The place is very clean, well organized, and in a good location. People at the front desk is very friendly and helpful. With your stay, they give you a free ticket for buses and trams within the city.

          Thank boliviapr
          Management response:Responded 4 weeks ago

          hey boliviapr we are very happy that you had a pleasant stay with us! We hope to see you again ;) Sunny regards from basel your generation ymca hostel team

          Airport Hotel Basel
          685 reviews
          #18 of 51 hotels in Basel
           
          Steinenschanze Stadthotel
          469 reviews
          #2 of 51 hotels in Basel
           
          The Passage
          502 reviews
          #9 of 51 hotels in Basel
           
          Pullman Basel Europe Hotel
          703 reviews
          #5 of 51 hotels in Basel
           
          About
          Awards & Recognition
          Certificate of Excellence
          Amenities
          • Top amenities
          • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
          • Hotel Amenities
          • Multilingual Staff
          • Business Centre with Internet Access
          • Concierge
          • Self-Serve Laundry
          • Conference Facilities
          • Breakfast Available
          • Room amenities
          • Microwave
          Details
          • Price range
          • US$53 - US$146 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
          • Hotel class
          • Room types
          • Accessible rooms ,
          • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
          • Family Rooms
          • Number of rooms
          • 43
          • Reservation Options
          • TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com, Expedia, Travelocity, HostelWorld and HRS so you can book your Generation YMCA Hostel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
          • Location
          • Switzerland >
          • Canton of Basel >
          • Basel
          • Also Known As
          • Ymca Hostel Basel Hotel Basel
          Add Photo Photos
          Traveller (111)
          Room & Suite (136)
          Dining (79)
          Hotel & Grounds (148)
          Bathroom (4)
          Family and Play Areas (3)
          Business Centre & Event Rooms (3)
          Nearby
          The Passage
          502 reviews
          1.18 km away
           
          Pullman Basel Europe Hotel
          703 reviews
          2.36 km away
           
          Airport Hotel Basel
          685 reviews
          3.76 km away
           
          Steinenschanze Stadthotel
          469 reviews
          1.07 km away
           
          Nearby Restaurants
          Schaellenursli
          13 reviews
          .46 km away
          Mum's Kitchen Vietnamese Food
          49 reviews
          .36 km away
          Restaurant 5 Signori
          124 reviews
          .54 km away
          Escasano - Salad Experts
          62 reviews
          .46 km away
          Nearby Attractions
          Sonnenbad St. Margarethen
          5 reviews
          .47 km away
          iPilot Basel
          12 reviews
          .90 km away
          Zoo Basel
          1,378 reviews
          .64 km away
          Basel Main Station
          363 reviews
          .60 km away
          Questions & AnswersAsk a question
          Gordon S
          How far ahead shouldI book a double bed room. I will be there at Basel after a Boat and Bike Tour in September 2015.
          16 February 2015|
          Answer
          Response from Chelsey L | Reviewed this property |
          If you're looking to book a room with just a double bed, I would do it pretty far in advance. The rates are pretty good there and it could fill up. I can't give specific times because I don't work there, but perhaps you can... More
          0
          Votes
          Robbin R
          My train does not arrive until 23:46. Can I arrive around midnight?
          15 February 2015|
          Answer Show all 3 answers
          Response from Umutcan Ş | Reviewed this property |
          There is a receptionist or security guard on call, you just need to ring the bell. We also checked in quite late without a notice in advance.
          0
          Votes
          Room Tips
          "Maybe choose on that is not on the ground floor."
          Read review
          "I had a street-side room, but it was still very quiet. There is an elevator, which is nice."
          Read review
          "Any of them! I have stayed in 4 different ones by now. they are all good with excellent WIFI!"
          Read review
          "The japanese-red noodles are freaking spicy!"
          Read review
          Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
          Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing