We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Generation YMCA Hostel

Booking.comUS$53*
View Deal
11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
Lock in the lowest price from our partners
View Deal
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 5 more sites!
Professional photos
Generation YMCA Hostel
Generation YMCA Hostel
Panoramas (15)
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

379 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 252: English reviews
Start your review of Generation YMCA Hostel
 Click to rate
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed there for two nights. The rooms were clean and good. The upper bunk bed is difficult to climb and especially difficult to come down. Very nice and clean showers. The common spaces have a nice interior, interesting furniture and details. The inner terrace is very cosy and with a relaxed atmosphere.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank TamVal
Sofia, Bulgaria
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hostel is totally not worth the money. First of all, there was a big spider in our room. The hostel staff didn't do anything about it. The room walls are very thin and you can hear everything that is happening in the neighboring rooms. We couldn't go to sleep way past 11 pm even though the house rules are...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Anelia V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I got an apartment to stay in during a conference, and it was both well-equipped and comfortable. It was also very close to the train station, but on a quiet street, and close to the conference venue. The comfort and quiet of the apartment was perfect for the down time.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Alisa K B
Management response:

Hey Alisa thanks for your time to share your experiences and your stay with us. we are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. See you soon and all the best, your Generation YMCA Hostel Team

Sofia, Bulgaria
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really nice hostel with good and clean room. Great facilities and good looking place in general. The location is great as it is behind the central rail station. The best thing is the price that I booked, that it was around 29CHF per night

 Report
Helpful?
Thank DivoTsampi
Management response:

hey Divo thank you for your feedback. Very happy to hear that you enjoyed the experience in our hostel. hope to see you soon again! best wishes and have a good time, your generation ymca hostel team

Reviewed 11 April 2017

Though a one night stay but was very comfortable. A very helpful staff with good hospitality. Clean rooms, The location itself is very close to Basel SSB station. A very clean and excellent environment to be and to stay in.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Babar R
Management response:

hey babar thank's for your stay with us and your review! it was a pleasure to welcome you at our hostel. :) See you soon and best regards your generation ymca hostel team

Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

All thing mins all facilities like 5/7 star hotel. If you are looking for stay in basel with normal price and good facilities then you have to visit here. And best point is that "they give you transportation ticket and it's absolutely free" that's best point 🇨🇭😘

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Pratik P
Management response:

hey pratik thanks for your nice review :) we always do our best to make a perfect stay for you and offer you some new facilities. we hope to have you back soon. best regards from basel your generation ymca hostel team

Sandhurst
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Staff is friendly, facility is clean, WIFI is very strong anywhere I was in the building. There is a GYM! There is a massive bean bag and a pool table in the middle of the space. Always free coffee on stand by. I keep coming back in every 3 months and there is always more and more improvement. They got...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Ann T
Management response:

dear ann, we would like to thank you for your stay with us. we are glad to hear that you liked the new standards. many thanks for the suggestion regarding the photos on our website. you can check it again - the new pictures are online! we hope to have you back with us soon. have a great time and...

Nancy, France
Reviewed 18 February 2017

The YMCA hostel is by far the best hostel I've ever stayed in! Amazing staff, dormitories, showers, lounge area, kitchen, breakfast and wifi!! max 10 minutes walk from the train station. All in all a superb place to stay. I will stay at YMCA everytime I go to Basel.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank thepillowman
Management response:

Hello and thank you for your comment to our hostel. We appreciate the feedbacks from our guests a lot. We hope to see you again soon! Till then all the best, generation YMCA Team

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 25 January 2017

The YMCA in Basel, is the perfect hostel for you! It is just beside the main train station. The hostel is very clean and organized, with spacious rooms. The design inside invite you to stay and the atmosphere is really nice. If you choose YMCA in Basel, I am sure you will not regret! You have a computer available to...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank _giseliasobreira
Management response:

Dear Giselia Thank you for taking your time to give us your feedback and for sharing your experience at the Generation YMCA Hostel. It is nice to hear that you enjoyed your stay and liked our house and our staff.. Thank you for the recommendation. :) We hope to see you soon again and wish you a wonderful time! Best...

Basel, Switzerland
Reviewed 22 January 2017

The YMCA at Gempenstrasse 64 in Basel is exceptional. The hostel is at a very good location, the place is very nice and tidy. The modern design of the interior is inviting to stay. There are lots of extras eg. mobility ticket included in the price! Well worth a try.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank rivellablue

397 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (111)
Viewed
Room/Suite (27)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (25)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (3)
Viewed
Bathroom (4)
Viewed
Dining (6)
Viewed
View from Room (1)
Viewed
Other (45)

TripAdvisor Photos: Professional photos exclusively commissioned by TripAdvisor

Viewed
All TripAdvisor Photos (265)
Viewed
5 - Bed - Dormitory (28)
Viewed
8 - Bed - Dormitory (27)
Viewed
Amenities (24)
Viewed
Dining (70)
Viewed
Shared Bathroom (30)
Viewed
The Hotel (70)
Viewed
Triple Room (16)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (21)
Viewed
Room/Suite (7)
Viewed
Dining (3)
Viewed
Business Centre/Function Rooms (3)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (4)
Viewed
Other (4)
11/06/2017 12/06/2017
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Basel hotels
St. Alban
ibis budget Basel City
ibis budget Basel City
#31 of 51 in Basel
353 reviews
ibis Basel Bahnhof
#18 of 51 in Basel
864 reviews
Vorstädte
Steinenschanze Stadthotel
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
St. Alban
Hotel Victoria
Hotel Victoria
#22 of 51 in Basel
504 reviews
Altstadt
GAIA Hotel
GAIA Hotel
#7 of 51 in Basel
837 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Accessible rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Come here to rest. The YMCA Hostel Basel is only about three hundred metres from the Gundeldingen exit of the Basel SBB station, tucked away in a quiet side street with a courtyard garden. The YMCA Hostel offers 150 beds in 43 single, double and shared rooms. The hostel is suitable for families and groups. The whole building is non-smoking, but smoking is permitted in the courtyard garden. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Generation YMCA Hostel

Address: Gempenstrasse 64, Basel 4053, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Basel > Basel
Price Range: $70 - $211 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Generation YMCA Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 43
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Orbitz, Hotels.com, Travelocity, HostelWorld, Priceline and HRS so you can book your Generation YMCA Hostel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Ymca Hostel Basel Hotel Basel
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Generation YMCA Hostel staff and other travellers.
5 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (5)

Questions? Get answers from Generation YMCA Hostel staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“I had a street-side room, but it was still very quiet. There is an elevator, which is nice.”
  • Bedroom
  • Balcony
  • Kitchen
alisakb, 15 May 2017 | Read review
“Any of them! I have stayed in 4 different ones by now. they are all good with excellent WIFI!”
Tall_Lady_007, 12 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The japanese-red noodles are freaking spicy!”
L614YZandreac, 8 Dec 2016 | Read review
“very welcoming place...you will feel right at home here”
sstrand2016, 22 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Talk to Martin. lol”
SAMEHEAD2014, 20 May 2016 | Read review
5 of 5
Booking.com
US$53* /night
View Deal
Hotels.comUS$80
Orbitz.comUS$80
Expedia.comUS$80
View all 7 deals
*Disclaimer
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Change dates