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YMCA Hostel Basel Reviews

Gempenstrasse 64, Basel, Switzerland

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1247 Total Reviews
  • 82%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 91%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 78%Atmosphere
  • 90%Cleanliness
  • 83%Facilities

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Would recommend staying here very clean and very good location train and bus station only 5 mins away . Facilities very good also . All and all very nice place to stay would definitely go back :-)

  • 27th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


I would totally recommend this hostel. The staff was super nice and helpful when we made a mistake with our reservation. The rooms where clean and nice, showers and bathrooms are fine, and the location fantastic - just down one street from the central station. You also got free tickets to all the public transport in the city with was so nice. You get to see the beautiful city and ride around in cute little trams. Good hostel!


Everything was great, especially the kitchen area. The rooms are way too hot to sleep in without a fan or properly opened windows. The windows in our room were restricted as you could access a roof from there. Other than that, no complaints.


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!

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