Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • 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 3 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 8.0

  • Security 8.5

  • Location 8.5

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 7.5

  • Cleanliness 8.2

  • Facilities 8.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    04 Feb 2020
    Very nice
    Germany, All Female Group, 31-40
  • 9.7


    29 Feb 2020
    Value for money. Clean and comfortable. No complaints only compliments. Highly recommended.
    Malaysia, Male, 41+
  • 9.4


    27 Feb 2020
    The hostel is overall great. Kind staff, nice bed, the kitchen has all that you need, bathrooms were ok. The only thing that could be better is the fridge, that was dirty and stank due to old food other guests left there.
    Brazil, Female, 31-40
  • 8.9


    28 Jul 2020
    A nice hostel in a good location with pretty outdoor space. Everything was clean and well organised. I never actually met the staff but they were very helpful via email and helped me park for free nearby. Plenty of space for relaxing, cooking and eating. A shower gel dispenser would have been good!
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    02 Feb 2020
    What a kind staff They gave us a basel card which was very useful
    Colombia, Male, 25-30
  • 8.6


    30 Dec 2020
    I stayed for only one night, but everything was perfect. They even gave me a private room for the same price because the hostel wasn't full. Kitchen and showers in perfect conditions. 10 min walking from the train station. Very nice
    Venezuela, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    08 Aug 2020
    Really cool hostel, quite far out of town but not a big deal. No atmosphere at all but that's mainly down to a certain pandemic rather than the hostel itself!
    Wales, Male, 31-40
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    19 Sep 2020
    Despite people were too noisy at night, the hostel is well located and stafss are really friendly.
    Netherlands, Male, 25-30
  • 6.9


    27 Sep 2020
    Full of immigrates living there at the present time. Not my cup of tea staying under the same roof.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 6.6


    28 Aug 2020
    Hostel was alright, close to the train station and offered easy check in. I was a bit confused, because where I was staying (8 bed dorm) it looked nothing like the photos. The beds, though comfortable and big, were quite old metal beds and the room it lacked any form of privacy (I tried hanging a towel in front of the bed, but you were still able to see directly onto the bed as soon as you walked into the room). The room had no air condition. All in all good value for money though.
    Germany, Female, 25-30
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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