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YMCA Hostel Basel Reviews

Gempenstrasse 64, Basel, Switzerland

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1201 Total Reviews
  • 82%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 90%Location
  • 84%Staff
  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 89%Cleanliness
  • 84%Facilities

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The hostel was nice and the staff were great... however - the beds are very close together (pushes next to each other) in the 8 person dorm. It was uncomfortable to feel like you are sleeping in a large bed with a stranger. I wish I booked the separate and private ensuite. I haven't come across this in other hostels.


I was very happy to get cheap clean place to stay for a night and very near to train station. Ben


Great stay in a beautiful city. Worth the money and fab facilities!

  • 16th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Walking distance from the train station, clean, very nice, excellent security. Not 24 hour reception.


Good location for train travellers.


This is one of the best hostels I've ever experienced.


The staff was friendly and helpful. Great common room area and a giant kitchen. Rooms were clean and tidy. Spent two nights here and had no problems. Easy to find from train station.


Nice Nice Nice. No words but Nice! Go there! :)


The location and facilities of YMCA Hostel, Basle are very good. Enjoyed the stay at YMCA, Basel!

  • 28th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • India
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Very good location. Very nice living room with a big kitchen. The bathrooms are ok, outside of the room. The Staff was ok. The bed was the worse thing. The mattress base was broken, so the mattress was bended. The bed 3 and 5 are literally together, only separated with a small plank. Not really comfortable the feeling of sleeping in the same bed with someone else. The Atmosphere is quite neutral, no specially fun.

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