Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 2 weeks prior to arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

Up to 90 days to rental start 25%, 59 to 60 days to rental start 50%, 59 30 days to rental start 75%, later 100% of the rental rate.

Additional Terms and Conditions

Deposit 30% on booking.

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Basel Backpack - Urban Hostel Culture. Basels first Backpacker-Inn and Guesthouse with Bar-Cafe. Inexpensive guest- and family rooms in middle of culture and leisure, 10 min from Basel SBB station. Basel mobility-ticket incl.!

The Basel Backpack lies in the Gundeldinger Feld, a refurbished factory from 1826. Freshly renovated with warm colors, the BaselBackPack offers a cozy ambience in loft style. There are 85 beds in private double-, triple-, quad- and family-rooms and inexpensive beds in dorms, shared showers and toilets are next to the rooms.

A self-catering kitchen, a lounge and hang-out with internet, vending machines, laundry and dryer, everything is handicapped accessible and operates according to the 2000-Watts-Society. The Gundeldinger Feld area offers restaurants, bistros, bars, playground, indoor climbing, pilates-studio, library, ateliers, theater, circus- and dancing schools, and houses various offices and services.

The Basel Backpack in- and outside:
* 85 Beds in single-/double-/triple-/quad-/5bed- or 10-bed rooms
* Cafe/Bar with lounge and terrace
* Breakfast, half-, full-board and catering to your needs
* Self-cooking kitchen, elevator, handicap friendly
* Internet, drink- and snack vending machines
* laundry machine and dryer
* 10 min (750m) to the station Basel SBB, tramway 100m
* Basel mobility-ticket (zones 10/11) included in your room rate
* The Gundeldinger Feld with its restaurants, bistros, playground, indoor climbing,
pilates-studio, library, ateliers, theatre, circus- and dancing schools

Basel - culture unlimited, the cultural capitol of Switzerland:
* 40 Museums, from Historic to the Vitra Design Museum
* More than 20 galleries, from Armin Vogt to Rusterholtz
* Theater, musicals, operas, famous carnival and fun fair
* Concerts from pop in the Atlantis to Pink Floyd in the St.Jakob stadium
* Art&Architecture from Herzog DeMeuron to Tinguely
* Fine dining, going out, shopping
* Bike- and Sightseeing-tours in the ancient city and river Rhine
* EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse with EasyJet destination
* Fair host city Basel (IGEHO, BaselWorld, MuBa, Orbit,..) View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.3

  • Security 8.9

  • Location 8.7

  • Staff 9.1

  • Atmosphere 8.2

  • Cleanliness 8.7

  • Facilities 8.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    27 Jul 2019
    My stay at Basel Backpack was excellent. I was arriving after check in time and leaving before reception opened in the morning, but the staff were so helpful and organised it so that I could easily pick up the key after hours and check out early, it was excellent customer service even without actually meeting the staff! The hostel itself was lovely, beds were comfortable and I was thankful there was a fan in the room for the hot weather. I will definitely stay again next time I'm in Basel.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    04 Aug 2019
    Only stayed overnight, so I don't know a lot
    Brazil, Male, 18-24
  • 8.9


    30 Jul 2019
    This hostel is located just a 10 minutes walk from the train station. It's on a former factory premises where people have started all kinds of small businesses. Public transport at your door step. Very friendly staff. Clean toilets / showers. Kitchen bit smelly, probably because of bad air system. Could do with bit more equipment. There is no tv in communal area and too little board games, also incomplete. But other than that a fantastic place to stay.
    Netherlands, Female, 41+
  • 8.6


    03 Aug 2019
    Very helpful staff. Rooms are ok. Longer way to Rhine but in walking distance to the main station.
    Germany, Male, 31-40
  • 8.6


    09 Jul 2019
    Good atmosphere & location Clean & friendly Staff.
    Ireland, Female, 41+
  • 8.3


    12 Aug 2019
    What I always concern staying in hostel is bathroom but Basel Backpack is the exception!! The toilet and bathroom was so clean with all the functional space and utilities. The staff was lovely. Location is not far away from the tram station and with a walk-distance to the Basel SBB. The hostel also provide Basel card for transportation during the stay. However, there was no plug for the upper bunk bed.
    Thailand, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 8.3


    13 Jul 2019
    Excellent location, good travel connections and free mobility card. The kitchen definitely needs some improvements as well as the eating place. Nice comfy beds and quiet sleeping. It would be nice to have always someone at he reception at least during the day working hours.
    Croatia, Female, 41+
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    09 Aug 2019
    Quite safe and comfortable, I stayed for one night and it was fine. The rooms get very hot, and there is no air conditioning. There is a social area by the kitchen so that helped the friendly atmosphere, but other than that this hostel wasn’t as communal as others I’ve stayed in.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 6.0


    22 Jul 2019
    A decent hostel for a short stay. Not the best place if you a solo traveler looking to make friends but comfy beds and a well stocked kitchen. Very hot rooms with no air-con- it was unfortunate that my stay was during a heatwave.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 5.7


    24 Jul 2019
    We had a very unpleasant and unsecure experience at this hostel. Early in the morning before 7 a woman walked into our 8 bed dorm and started closing all the windows whilst demanding that the fan should be turned off. She got really angry when we opened one again, she called us unflattering names, filmed us and after a huge fight she stormed out. We talked to the hostel staff that told us that she did not have a reservation. She had gotten through two locked doors and this feels really unsecure.
    Denmark, All Female Group, 18-24
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Fax Service
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • DVD's
  • Games Room