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 3 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Basel Backpack - Urban Hostel Culture. Basel�s 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 8.7

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 9.2

  • Staff 9.5

  • Atmosphere 8.7

  • Cleanliness 8.9

  • Facilities 8.8

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    27 May 2022
    Kind reception, convient location which was very easy to reach from the airport and easy to take transport to center... The rooms were clean and the bedding was comfortable with down comforters and feather pillows. The overall atmosphere was friendly and relaxed. I highly recommend!!
    France, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 10.0


    23 May 2022
    This has been my favorite hostel! The atmosphere is so homey and welcoming and there’s a lovely outdoor complex that has restaurants and other things very close. I was in an 8-bed all female room and it felt spacious and friendly.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    29 Apr 2022
    There were a lot of nice touches that made our stay very comfortable. Thank you.
    Canada, Female, 41+
  • 9.7


    20 Jun 2022
    All ok friendly staff cheap and cheerful 👍
    England, Male, 41+
  • 9.7


    29 Apr 2022
    Excellent place, great staff!
    Bulgaria, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1


    28 May 2022
    Perfect thanks
    France, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    11 Jun 2022
    Has a bit of a quirky/wacky vibe. Rooms are nice and I might stay here again, but I’ll definitely look elsewhere first.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 8.6


    27 Apr 2022
    The bed is really huge! The staff is nice. The room is secure. Just a bit far from the SBB station but it still walkable distance, or you can take the public bus as the fare is included in the booking of the hostel, you get a Basel card as you arrive, which gives you free transport and some discounts.
    Hong Kong China, Male, 18-24
  • 5.1


    15 Apr 2022
    Reception is only open from 8-8. If you have early mornings or late nights it will be hard (I couldn't get a towel until my second night based off my travel plans) The bathrooms we kind of co-ed which I didn't like. There is no AC so you have to leave a window open which means loud street noise. They do no assign specific beds so when I came back the second night someone was sleeping in my bed, so I had to make a second bed on a top bunk at 1am :(
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 5.1


    04 Apr 2022
    Basel doesn’t have many options but I’ll never return again. Rooms are strange - half the beds in an 8bd dorm are huge (seriously) while half are normal twins. The bathrooms are truly co-ed and not very clean. During my stay, hostel moved individual guests around and into my room so they could accommodate a huge group of teens. They partied in the hallway all night, smoked, trashed the place and the hostel did nothing about it, happened again the next night. Hated every second I was here. Nice common areas,
    USA, Female, 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