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YMCA Hostel Basel Reviews

Gempenstrasse 64, Basel, Switzerland

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1209 Total Reviews
  • 80%Value For Money
  • 86%Security
  • 88%Location
  • 82%Staff
  • 78%Atmosphere
  • 89%Cleanliness
  • 84%Facilities

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it was really nice.

  • 17th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • South Korea
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


A really clean, spacious hostel. It's just a couple minutes away from the train station and the large common room and kitchen are really nice. They even give you a transportation pass so you can ride the trams and buses for free which is awesome. The only downside is that it wasn't the most social hostel and the bunk beds were weirdly spaced you you practically slept right next to someone else. Other than that, a good hostel.


Wouldn't recommend this place, seriously. Uncooperative staff. Overcharged.

  • 6th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Pakistan
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


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

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