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YMCA Hostel Basel Reviews

Gempenstrasse 64, Basel, Switzerland

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1226 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 89%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 83%Atmosphere
  • 94%Cleanliness
  • 88%Facilities

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The hostel is right next to the tram system which is great. The hostel is nice and clean but the be prepared for some very old and strange clientele. Not your typical clientele you'd find at a hostel.


Good hostel. Not too far to walk to the city centre - an easy 15mins. Pretty good facilities.


It's a really nice hostel, having a good location and it's easy to find from the city centre. The hostel is clean, and has a nice sitting area. One con might be that the rooms don't have that many outlets, you don't even have one near your bed. Moreover, you sleep right next to a stranger, with a septum between the heads. That's a bit weird.. However, you get free public transport passes for your whole stay, which is awesome because Switzerland is very expensive!


This hostel was very convenient for traveling (less than 5 min walk from Basel SBB) and had plenty of shops nearby. The staff were very helpful, friendly, and answered all of my questions. The rooms were extremely clean and bright with a modern feel, something unusual for a hostel. Also, you get a key to the room and your own locker, and all of the beds are spacious with reading lights built in. You can buy breakfast for 8 CFH but you always have access to the kitchen and there's tea and coffee!


Excellent hostel. Super clean and cozy atmosphere.


The hostel is extremely close to the main train station, and some Km away from the city center, but nothing too bad. The place was great and it was always extremely clean. Wifi signal was kinda weak in the upper floors, but the speed was good. The only thing I can complaint of is the first girl that was in charge of reception the first day I arrived. She was quite useless and didnt know anything about the city, all she kept saying was: "Better come back tomorrow morning to ask again"




Ok! Dorm beds are really weirdly made. It's two bunks in one, which means, you can't move it so your basicly sleeping really to closely to a stranger (yes you can touch, their's just a plywood sheet seperating ypur heafs, not the rest of your bodies...). Anyway, really wierd and not pleasant. In hostels you expect to meet people, but not sleep with strangers. Plus the dorms a really lacking power outlet (only one in a 8 dorm bed). Breakfast not included and wifi only works in the kitchen really.

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