YMCA Hostel Basel Reviews
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The hostel is only two blocks from the train station. It's really quiet (I liked it), i think that it's according to the city. The bedroom was clean (also the bathrooms) and the bed very comfortable. I think that the breakfast is a bit expensive (CHF 7 per day) but the entire city is expensive. There was wi-fi everywhere in the hostel. You can purchase your own food in the supermarket and cook in the hostel kitchen (it was very big space) and there were plenty of tables to eat.
Great hostel really recommend it! Very clean in general, though they must have forgotten to clean underneath my bed because I saw someone else's nail clippings there when I arrived! Location was great and good breakfast as well!
Very nice location, 3 minutes walk to the main station and the public transport. The staff was very helpful and friendly. The rooms were clean and most of the time it wasnot too loud. Because of high prices in Switzerland, I definetly recommend the breakfast.
Clean and close to Basel station from which one can take the bus to the Euroairport. Considering the late flights into Basel, I think this is one of the best hostels to consider. Breakfast is not an issue their kitchen is well maintained and if you are not into cooking, the Migros or Coop at the train station offers food. Overall a great stay.
Clean with great location. Place presents well, but has a very clinical feel like a college dorm rather than a cosy hostel. Lack of power sockets & the beds are 2 inches apart so the person next to you encroaches into your bed. Not only no check-in until 3.30, the reception isn't even open which creates a rush & staff can't take the time to explain all about the hostel. Didn't even know there was a great chill-out area downstairs until I did laundry. Good hostel, but could be so much better!
5 minutes walk from Basel Station, a great kitchen and comfortable beds. This is a great hostel and I will be happy to return next time round.
Nice modern facilities, spacious, quiet. Got a good night's sleep here. Needed more power points in rooms and downstairs though.
All aspects are good! Good kitchen! large dining room. The bed is my favourite - good design for keep a bit of privacy and a light every bed - very firm, not shaking.
Somewhat easy to hear people when they got loud in the hallways at evening/night.
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 18-24
- (1 review)
Loved it. Great location. Friendly staff. Expensive. Dryer wasn't working - needed to hang up wet cloths. Definitely recommend. But Switzerland in general - beautiful, relaxing, easy to adjust for an American, and expensive.
Great hostel, great location. One guest were extremely rude while in the Cue. While we were in line there was no one at the front desk , there we're two people ahead of us and out of nowhere this other lady came back and rudely told us she was already in line and she was next. Then after it was our turn while we were checking in she rudely interrupted again , instead of waiting complaining her key card .
Loved my stay. clean, safe, nice guests and staff (even when I over heard the woman at the desk having to put up with a real jerk). I couldn't put excellent for value, because I understand that Switzerland is an expensive place, but 62.00 CHF (about 70.00 U.S, dollars) is a lot to pay for a hostel anywhere in the world. That made it the most expensive hostel I've stayed at(I've stayed at about 8). Average on facilities was because they had a washer, but no dryer. I really needed a dryer.
Good place to stay in Basel. Location behind the trainstation, handy if you have early morning train to catch like I was. Breakfast coast extra but is fairly priced and good value.
I've never needed to stay at a hostel for so long, and I'm glad I chose the YMCA for that. I spent there almost two weeks, and it was really comfortable and relaxing. Friendly staff, clean rooms, good facility, etc. The only disadvantages are the overpriced breakfast, which is charged sepparately (and optional), and the fact that the reception closes between 11h and 15h. Otherwise, good place to stay, good shower facilities, nice chill out room, good kitchen, etc. Location is also good.
I have to say I was only satisfied. thank you.
Great hostel located 3 min from the main station. Free public transport pass is great for taking the trams in the city. Really clean, large rooms, and good wifi. No complaints
Great hostel, will recommend it to others.
- Novice Nomad
- New Zealand
- Female, 31-40
- (1 review)
The place is really okay, and given the prices in Switzerland, the fee is fair. The Breakfirst, however, was really poor for 7 Sfr. Would not order the breakfirst, again.
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 31-40
- (1 review)
Very near from the station. The room was very clean. But there was no outlets by my bed.
Lack of any clothes hanging areas/ wardrobes in the twin room we stayed in.