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YMCA Hostel Basel Reviews

Gempenstrasse 64, Basel, Switzerland

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1234 Total Reviews
  • 80%Value For Money
  • 86%Security
  • 89%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 79%Atmosphere
  • 92%Cleanliness
  • 83%Facilities

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The hostel was very clean-and huge lockers-the biggest I have ever seen. Also, a good location near the rail station. Two downsides (1) Beds we're VERY close together (2) No atmosphere to speak of-just large tables. Sofas, pub crawls, etc would help.


I thought the location was excellent because i didnt need to get a tram.


Not many plugs for an 8 bed dorm but only a minor inconvenience. the place was very close to the station and nice and clean.


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.


Very nice hostel very close to the Basel train station. The free public transportation cards are a huge plus! Bathrooms are moderately clean and the beds are very comfy. The layout of the mixed dorm was a little odd conpared to other mixed dorms I stayed at, but everything was fine. Luggage lockers are huge and the breakfast is very good. Would recommend!


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!

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