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Basel, Switzerland
Reviewed today NEW

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.

Thank rivellablue
Reviewed today NEWvia 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 yesterday NEW

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.

Thank huph
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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....

Thank Julia B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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....

Thank Jeslyn L
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...

Thank romaincannone123
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 December 2016

Nice hostel and one of the more affordable accommodations in the city. 2 mins walk from the main Basel SBB station where there are shops for getting food, drinks, souvenirs etc. The hostel seems to attract a slightly older, more mature crowd than most other hostels so you can expect a peaceful stay and a good night's sleep. It also...

Thank Dan1886
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Dear Dan Thanks for having chosen our YMCA Hostel for your stay and for taking the time to share your opinion with other travellers and us. Thank you for recommending us, and it would be nice to see you again in the future. We wish you all the best. Your generation YMCA - Team

Milan, Italy
Reviewed 8 December 2016

I spent here only one night with my girlfriend but I was really impressed, there are too many good things to describe so I will make a list. - amazing bathrooms and showers. - beautiful common spaces (kitchen, dining hall,etc). - free coffe!!! - they sell some food to cook (very useful since Basel is very expensive and sometimes you...

Thank Andrea C
Management response:

Dear Andrea thank you very much for your great review! We are greatful for your stay and are pleased that you enjoyed your time with us! Hopefully, we can accomodate you soon again! Best regards, Your YMCA-Team

Hamilton, Canada
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

First, assuming you have an emailed (or paper) confirmation of a reservation, that's all you need for a FREE ride on the municipal bus from the airport to the downtown Central Station. From there it's a very short walk to the hostel. And reception will give you a free transportation pass for the length of your stay. The hostel is...

Thank OxfordHiker1
Management response:

Dear OxfordHiker1 What a great feedback! Thank you so much for this lovely words and the super rating. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to welcome you back again. In the meantime we send you our best regards from Basel. Best regards, Your generation YMCA-Team

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Reasonable location within a short walk of main train station on quiet street. Clean hostel. Warm room. Big locker/cupboard for each bed in the shared dorm. Tourists get a free pass for use on public transport. Good shower facilities. Can't complain at all.

Thank CatE1981

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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 YMCA Hostel Basel

Address: Gempenstrasse 64 | 4053 Basel, Basel 4053, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Basel > Basel
Price Range: €28 - €127 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — YMCA Hostel Basel 2*
Number of rooms: 43
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