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Reviews of Basel St. Alban Youth Hostel

Hostel | St. Alban-Kirchrain 10, Basel, Switzerland 4052

89.0% Overall Rating

48 out of 56 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (24/01/2014)

"it is a brilliant hostel - great facilities and breakfast. very clean and comfortable"

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Facilities

  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • No curfew
  • Games room
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • Restaurant
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Wheelchair accessible

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel USD 2.26

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen

Important Information

Please do not reply to this e-mail. This message was generated automatically for your information. Hostel contact details basel@youthhostel.ch Tel: +41 61 272 05 72 Prices correspond to guests with membercard. Member card for one day CHF 6.- per pers./night or CHF 12.- per family/night. *PLEASE NOTE: There is an extra charge for Non-YHA-Members of CHF 6.00 per night, payable on arrival*

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89.0%

Overall Rating

48 out of 56 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Basel St. Alban Youth Hostel'

Atmosphere
85.6%
Location
92.8%
Facilities
85.6%
Cleanliness
95.2%
Staff
89.6%
Value
81.6%
Safety
92.8%
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54.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

Events / festivals

13 March 2014

Liked: The property was clean and the facilities were in good condition.

Disliked: The place was sterile and lacked atmosphere. What atmosphere did exist was destroyed by the amount of families with toddlers and prams staying there. The staff weren't welcoming and didn't look up to greet you, and a pamphlet replaces a welcome and introduction to the hostel. WiFi is only available in the reception, not in the rooms. The prices were quite high,but not outrageous for Switzerland when a festival was on, but I do resent having to pay 3CHF for a cup of hot water to make tea.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife

24 January 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: it is a brilliant hostel - great facilities and breakfast. very clean and comfortable

Disliked: Basel is a pretty boring city - so having not so much atmosphere in the hostel really is not their fault. it is incredibly expensive too - i still do not think it is value for money even though the hostel itself is fantastic

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Mark Wiltshire

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

27 November 2013 Mark would recommend this property

Liked: Our room although very basic was perfectly adequte for our needs, clean, there was no noise from other guests. The breakfast was sufficient and the reception staff were very helpful.

Disliked: Not vey well sign posted from the main road

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

20 November 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Decent rooms, nothing fancy but it was clean enough. Came with an alright breakfast.

Disliked: Had no access to wifi in the room and was very loud because od other guests.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference
Sightseeing & culture

28 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: There is an elevator! It is easy to deliver my luggages. it was renovated and . very clean..

Disliked: nothing

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

As a family with children

City break
Sightseeing & culture

01 August 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very neutral decoration and friendly staff. Also, although a bit tough to find at first, once you know the way, it is an easy 20minutes walk from the main station. Plus it is surrounded by nature (trees, bird, a river), located in a small, beautiful and quiet valley, which looks like an old and traditionnal small town with buildings and houses seeming to originate from the late medieval ages. Very nice for some tranquil relaxation time.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Fernando Luiz

Alone

Relaxation/spa

16 April 2013 Fernando would recommend this property

Liked: Best hostel I've ever stayed in!! Better than many hotels!! Clean and Peaceful! Amazing facilities! Perfect location!

Disliked: If anything, I'd say to the 'party crowd': Don't go there!!...

80.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

christopher daniels

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

14 October 2012 christopher would recommend this property

Liked: Very Clean and organised. Good facilities, breakfast., location and the decoration & fitting of the hostel is new & clean, (but it did feel a little "concrete" & impersonal). It's well organised but possibly not somewhere you will make lots of backpacker friends! This is a big hostel and in the typical Youth Hostel style (also catering for groups);

Disliked: christopher left no negative feedback.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Chinmay Potbhare

With my spouse / partner

City break
Sightseeing & culture

15 September 2012 Chinmay would recommend this property

Liked: The location and accessibility to the place. Convenient and short walks to some good places around.

Disliked: Chinmay left no negative feedback.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Business / conference
Partying / nightlife
Work / volunteering

12 August 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: localisation, cleanlines

Disliked: no open place, bar for ex. to integrate with other guests

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

City break

25 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Neue und saube Einrichtung, gutes Frühstück.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Dainius Miskunas

Alone

City break

18 June 2012 Dainius would recommend this property

Liked: Door locks and free breakfast.

Disliked: Nothing much.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

City break

15 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: good location, near the river

Disliked: builiding has a lot of stone which is not covered

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

As a family with children

Family Holiday

30 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The rooms were a nice size. We had 2 parents and 2 adult children in one room. The bathrooms were clean and spacious. We enjoyed eating in the dining room. We had a stream running outside our window which was lovely to fall asleep to.

Disliked: Nothing

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

11 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Awesome showpiece by Buchner & Bründler.

Disliked: internet only available in the lobby

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Sarah Isherwood

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture
Partying / nightlife
Shopping

01 November 2010 Sarah would recommend this property

Liked: It was beautiful... lots on windows... really nicely done up. clean. friendly. etc.

Disliked: I didnt NOT like anything!

71.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

HSIN YU LEE

With friends / other travellers

City break

17 October 2010 HSIN YU would recommend this property

Liked: Clean, modernly-designed. A bit far from train station, 15 minutes walk. Very basic facilities in room, nearly zero. However, the surroundings are fantastic! Close to the river, woods and lovely neighborhood.

Disliked: The young folks are noisy.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Matthew Cross

With my spouse / partner

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Backpacking / gap year

13 October 2010 Matthew would recommend this property

Liked: Terrific location, with clean modern rooms.

Disliked: Expensive WIFI but this appears to be a Switzerland thing. Not cheap for a Hostel. But it is in Switzerland!

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 40%

terry sowle

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

09 September 2010 terry would recommend this property

Liked: Nice new building, Rooms basic but OK.

Disliked: Late check in 3pm was a pain.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Elizabeth-Anne Pyper

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

20 July 2010 Elizabeth-Anne would recommend this property

Liked: It was spotlessly clean and very safe, we had nice large rooms and our own wee sink. Plenty showers for the morning and a comprehensive breakfast on offer.

Disliked: it costs a bomb, forty quid a night in brittish pounds

45.7%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 20%

James ONeill

19 October 2008

Liked: Helpful reception staff, fairly clean bathrooms and rooms.

Disliked: James left no negative feedback.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Natalia Licastro

05 October 2008 Natalia would recommend this property

Liked: Great!

Disliked: Natalia left no negative feedback.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

29 September 2008 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Theefficiency and cleanliness of the germanic people. Excellent. The location is beautiful

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 80%

jennifer seefeld

29 September 2008

Liked: that they renovate it completly

Disliked: jennifer left no negative feedback.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

ANTHONIA ANTHONIA

09 September 2008 ANTHONIA would recommend this property

Liked: The place is very neat and quiet.

Disliked: ANTHONIA left no negative feedback.


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