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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for two nights in a privat room for two persons. The staff was very helpful and nice. We also got tickets for tram and busses that were valid for the whole time we stayed there. It was part of the deal. I recomend this hostel very much!

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Barrie, Canada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We loved this hostel! The staff were very friendly and even though we had orginally chosen a mixed dorm, we were switched into an all female one to make us feel more comfortable with no issues. The rooms are VERY spacious and the beds are super comfortable. A free travel card was included with our stay along with free lockers,...

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Sorrento, Australia
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Good hostel, 2 min walk to tram Station - with in 10 mins your in town. Hostel is about a 10minute walk from the main train station. You are given a free ticket for you to use to get around Basel. Hostel is clean.. Lockers in rooms. Kitchen. Light at the bed.

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Budapest, Hungary
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

The hostel itself is really cool and good located, the staff was kind and helpful, they gave us great ideas what to do in Basel. The room was nice, the kitchen just as well. The top of the hostel was honestly the bathroom. I've never seen so nice showers in any hostel I've ever stayed in :D

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 July 2016

Basel Backpack hostel is quite far (walking distance) from the Basel train station but the hostel is easily to be find. If you want to go around the city of Basel with public transportation (which is free) the bus/tram stop is just around the corner from the hostel entrance. The hostel is very hip with a hipster vibe of interior...

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Thank aqilahyahya52
Paris, France
Reviewed 9 June 2016

The hotel is located not far from the city center, but still in a pretty quiet area. The architecture of the complex is really cool, really loved it! The staff was nice and the room was clean and comfy. I actually came to Bale to visit the christmas market, I just had to take the tram for a few station...

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Thank Mélanie C
Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

the man working there is lovely. I loved the ambiente - a lot of plants and art and details in general. you can tell they're in it with heart. the location is nice as well, around 10 minutes to bahnhof by foot, but there's a Tram closeby as well. I would definitely visit again.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Good location, quite easy to find- theres a very cool hanging plant garden just before it. Staff were friendly and helpful recommending what to do in our short stay. It was clean and had the very basic of what you need which was fine. Good value.

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Thank C P
Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 19 March 2016

Basel Backpack more than suited for my stay. It’s not as modern and hip as some of the other hostels in the city, as it is the oldest in the city. The desk is staffed from 4p-9p (check-in) and 8a-11a (check-out), though they do have an emergency contact number listed beyond these hours. I arrived early morning to leave my...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 28 February 2016

Staff was friendly and gave me a nch of information at ion upon arrival. My room was ready when I got there so I was able to check in early. Reception seemed to be staffed throughout the day, unlike many other Switzerland hostels. There was a nice cafe downstairs, shared facilities were kept clean. Room was big and comfortable. WiFi...

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are Basel's premier Backpacker and Guesthouse, located in a renovated factory complex, only a 10 minute walk from the main train station (SBB). We offer inexpensive beds in dorms, family and deluxe rooms in Basel, the city of architecture, museums, fairs and culture. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Basel Backpack

Address: Dornacherstrasse 192 | Bau 8, Basel 4053, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Basel > Basel
Price Range: $37 - $121 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Basel Backpack 1*
Number of rooms: 16
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“easily accessible after the office hours”
 of 5 bubbles aqilahyahya52, 23 Jul 2016 | Read review
“if you have cash to spare go for the private room”
 of 5 bubbles 86petras, 29 Jul 2015 | Read review
“The hostel also sells the brewery beer if you'd prefer a quieter setting than the brewery's restaurant.”
 of 5 bubbles yankymarlo, 15 Apr 2015 | Read review
“All private guestrooms overlook the streets and have double glazing.”
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 of 5 bubbles Ganymedes1985, 4 Jul 2014 | Read review
“Lockers are noisy so maybe find a way to not use them in the morning or you'll wake everyone up :)”
 of 5 bubbles AndreiS381, 3 Jul 2014 | Read review
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