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 8.1

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 8.7

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 8.2

  • Cleanliness 8.6

  • Facilities 8.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    30 Apr 2019
    Awesome location, very clean and the staff is very friendly. I'll be back for sure
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    30 Mar 2019
    This is a great place. Very secure, spacious, clean and friendly staff. Loved the location as it was very easy to get to all parts of Basel. Highly recommend.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.4


    29 Mar 2019
    Basel is an excellent city - one of my favorites in Europe - and this hostel is a good choice for anyone on a low budget wishing to experience "urban Switzerland". It's not in the city center, but the connection to the city is good ( trams 15 and 16 get you there in minutes - and are free with your "Basel Card" given to you at reception ) , and there are cheap supermarkets nearby as well. Toilets and showers very clean, comfortable. If only the guests were as clean as the hostel itself :-/
    Hungary, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1


    12 May 2019
    Really nice and comfortable beds! The rooms were also very large and airy, and the bathroom was so fun to shower in. Good location just 10 min walk from the SBB train/bus station. However, not a very social hostel and I barely saw anyone hanging around the common areas.
    Singapore, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    26 Apr 2019
    Great place to stay. Recommended.
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1


    29 Mar 2019
    Overall I really enjoyed my stay at Basel Backpack. This was my first hostel stay. It was kind of hard to find at first but in a good location. Reception was so welcoming and nice! The lockers are a bit small but I managed to fit my backpack in. Beds are comfortable. Bathroom was always clean, they clean pretty frequently. Kitchen was clean too. Many bus and tram stops around the hostel. There were a few times people got loud but still managed to get enough sleep.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    17 Apr 2019
    Good place to stay
    Mexico, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    11 Apr 2019
    I was staying in a 6 bed dorm. The room was big and clean. The only downside that there is no mirror in there although there’s a space for it. I didn’t like sharing the toilets with the guys but it was fine. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The location doesn’t matter because you get a Basel card for the duration of your stay. I would suggest to opt for the breakfast if you’re on a budget, it’s way much cheaper than what you can get in the city (bread, jam, cereals, fruits, coffee, juice)
    Jordan, Female, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    29 Apr 2019
    The Hostel was really nice, cozy, with large beds. The only thing that i found unacceptable is the WiFi. It was Really slow (40-70 kb\s). It took ages to load in a website with pictures or any social media content. I have tried it on my phone and my laptop as well, same result. I'm the 21st century it should not happen. I have reported it to the lady at the reception desk and she didn't even seemed to acknowledge the problem. I hope it gets solved! There was no microwave oven in the kitchen.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 6.6


    20 May 2019
    I havent got any contact with some of the staff. I was having problem with my key opening some doors, and you dont have any person to contact. So imagine if you have a problem with something else? No staff there. All the doors for reception closed.
    Colombia, Male, 41+
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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