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 8.8

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 9.7

  • Atmosphere 8.5

  • Cleanliness 8.9

  • Facilities 9.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    14 Aug 2021
    A calm and good place to stay. Very friendly staff and clean environment. Cheap and best!
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    24 Jul 2021
    I absolutely loved my stay at Basel Backpack. It was far from what I expected and the host was extremely lovely. I’m looking forward to being back for a longer period.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    22 Nov 2021
    The hostel was very comfortable and clean, in a good location! However it was very quiet - probably because it’s November!
    Scotland, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    01 Nov 2021
    Good Location,! clean , Good local Beer👍👌
    Mexico, Couple, 31-40
  • 8.6


    17 Sep 2021
    Cool hostel, beds far enough apart. Friendly staff. Nice showers with lots of plants. Really central Helpful staff when checking in late
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 8.6


    24 Jul 2021
    Very interesting location. The whole complex seems used to be a factory but now it is a cultural center with bars, restaurants, workshops and, hostel. The staff was super friendly, actually, the whole people from Basel were super friendly and willing to help. The bedclothes were not the newest but at least were clean.
    Mexico, Male, 31-40
  • 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
  • 8.0


    29 Oct 2021
    In general, a pretty solid hostel but… I'm not exaggerating if I say that it was freezing inside. Atmosphere was quite dead to be honest, but that's not exclusively the hostel's fault. On the flip side, facilities are quite decent, beds comfortable enough and easily reachable by public transport (you get free Basel card). Big shout out to the managers, they were all super friendly.
    Slovenia, Male, 31-40
  • 8.0


    19 Sep 2021
    I was quite pleased to stay here. It was only when my bed was cleaned without any notification, my towel, and my laundry bag were lost. And because of that, someone had taken my bed so I had to move to another one. I was so frustrated because I needed to take a bath as I returned from a long trip late at night. Fortunately, the staff took my complaint seriously and he gave the compensation because of this. I wish that it will not happen in the future. Overall, it was such a good stay.
    Indonesia, Female, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    20 Aug 2021
    Its a nice hostel but I dont like it if you dont state the final price with taxes on your website
    Germany, 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