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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing hostel at an amazing price in switzerland. Super duper clean showers and toilets, huge lockers, free tea and coffee, free use of the computer and 24 hour reception (which a lot of hostels in switzerland don't do), only a few minutes walk from the main train station as well as a lot of tram lines. Staff are THE BEST....

Thank Jeslyn L
Paris, France
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very good service for the price. Came here for a fencing competition. They did not hesitate to move the breakfast earlier just for us! Thanks to the YMCA we did a great competition that morning. We eat both dinner here. The food was excellent for the price. We even could get second for free, Not mentioning the Greg home made...

Thank romaincannone123
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 December 2016

Nice hostel and one of the more affordable accommodations in the city. 2 mins walk from the main Basel SBB station where there are shops for getting food, drinks, souvenirs etc. The hostel seems to attract a slightly older, more mature crowd than most other hostels so you can expect a peaceful stay and a good night's sleep. It also...

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Management response:

Dear Dan Thanks for having chosen our YMCA Hostel for your stay and for taking the time to share your opinion with other travellers and us. Thank you for recommending us, and it would be nice to see you again in the future. We wish you all the best. Your generation YMCA - Team

Milan, Italy
Reviewed 8 December 2016

I spent here only one night with my girlfriend but I was really impressed, there are too many good things to describe so I will make a list. - amazing bathrooms and showers. - beautiful common spaces (kitchen, dining hall,etc). - free coffe!!! - they sell some food to cook (very useful since Basel is very expensive and sometimes you...

Thank Andrea C
Management response:

Dear Andrea thank you very much for your great review! We are greatful for your stay and are pleased that you enjoyed your time with us! Hopefully, we can accomodate you soon again! Best regards, Your YMCA-Team

Hamilton, Canada
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

First, assuming you have an emailed (or paper) confirmation of a reservation, that's all you need for a FREE ride on the municipal bus from the airport to the downtown Central Station. From there it's a very short walk to the hostel. And reception will give you a free transportation pass for the length of your stay. The hostel is...

Thank OxfordHiker1
Management response:

Dear OxfordHiker1 What a great feedback! Thank you so much for this lovely words and the super rating. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to welcome you back again. In the meantime we send you our best regards from Basel. Best regards, Your generation YMCA-Team

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Reasonable location within a short walk of main train station on quiet street. Clean hostel. Warm room. Big locker/cupboard for each bed in the shared dorm. Tourists get a free pass for use on public transport. Good shower facilities. Can't complain at all.

Thank CatE1981
Windisch, Switzerland
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Good place to stay, walking distance to SBB, Basel train station. Cook your own meals and the hostel provides some easy to cook foods. You can enjoy Tea anytime you like for free. Coffee is free of charge during breakfast.

Thank DettySoean
Management response:

Dear DettySoean Thank you very much for your review :) It's a pleasure for us to read that! We hope to welcome you again at our YMCA Hostel! Best Regards Your YMCA-team

Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

My first time in a hostel, wasn't sure what to expect. It definitely has given me an excellent impression on hostels. The entire place was very clean, room, beds, toilets, shower, main area. I usually stay in hotels and it superseded my expectations. There was a separate area in each room to pack and keep stuff, so that you dun...

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Management response:

Dear Mohan Thank you very much for your Review! We're so glad you enjoyed your stay with us.We try to always improve our services and therefor it is a great motivation for all of us to have a positive feedback like yours. We look forward to welcoming you soon again and wish you a great time Best regards Your YMCA...

Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Check-in was a breeze and Martin at the reception was an exceptionally nice person during my stay and I enjoyed talking with him. I originally reserved one night in an 8 bed bunk room and extended a second night. The bunk spacing was a little tight but not terrible and the bed was comfortable allowing me to sleep well at...

Thank FormerCaliBoy
Management response:

Dear CaliBoy Wow, it is amazing to read your review! We will fix the locker-situation as soon as possible :) It would be wonderfull to welcome you another time at our YMCA Hostel. Best regards from Basel Your YMCA-team

Kochi (Cochin), India
Reviewed 20 September 2016

A really cool hostel; walkable from the railway station and close to public transport. They also give you a free day pass for transportation which was a nice touch. The rooms are clean and well maintained too. Breakfast was free but a bit disappointing; there's wasn't a lot - just some bread and juice. Overall; a good place to crash...

Thank Anoop84

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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 

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Address: Gempenstrasse 64 | 4053 Basel, Basel 4053, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Basel > Basel
Price Range: $42 - $169 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — YMCA Hostel Basel 2*
Number of rooms: 43
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“The japanese-red noodles are freaking spicy!”
 of 5 bubbles L614YZandreac, 8 Dec 2016 | Read review
“very welcoming place...you will feel right at home here”
 of 5 bubbles sstrand2016, 22 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Talk to Martin. lol”
 of 5 bubbles SAMEHEAD2014, 20 May 2016 | Read review
“Please print out your booking and screenshot of online credit card payment - otherwise you might be charged twice.”
 of 5 bubbles 773AlexF, 16 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Take a 5 person room instead of 8 person and book in advance before you get there and pay in advance saves $5 or so USD.”
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