We use cookies to give you the best possible experience on our site. By continuing to browse our site you are agreeing to our Cookies Policy and use of cookies technology. Find out more »

X
HostelBookers Logo
WEBSITE FEEDBACK
No booking fees
See all Basel hostels

Reviews of YMCA Hostel Basel

Hostel | Gempenstrasse 64, Basel, Switzerland 4053

91.2% Overall Rating

903 out of 922 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (31/05/2015)

"Great facilities. Beds and furniture were nice. Has a good kitchem, large lounge, and chill out game room. Extremely close to the railroad station."

Read all YMCA Hostel Basel reviews

Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Elevator / lift(s)
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Outside area
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Breakfast USD 7.26
  • Towel USD 3.11

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Basel?

Contact us directly

Enter dates to check prices


  •  
    Invalid date
     
    Invalid Date - Cannot be in the past
     
    Invalid Date - Check-Out cannot be beyond 02/09/2016

  •  
    Invalid date
     
    Invalid Date - Cannot be in the past
     
    Invalid Date - Check-Out cannot be beyond 02/09/2016
     
    Your check-out date is before your check-in date. Please check your dates and try again.
     
    Bookings can only be made for a maximum period of 31 days. Please enter alternative dates and try again.

processing
91.2%

Overall Rating

903 out of 922 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'YMCA Hostel Basel'

Atmosphere
84.8%
Location
92.0%
Facilities
89.6%
Cleanliness
98.4%
Staff
90.4%
Value
85.6%
Safety
97.6%
Refine your results Showing 627 of 687 reviews 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | … | 25 | 26   Next
Reset filter
85.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

14 August 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff. The rooms were quite big and clean

Disliked: There is no AC in the room and the showers were tiny, although it was always clean.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife

14 June 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location. Big rooms. Very friendly staff

Disliked: Only two parkings, 10 fr per day is expensive

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

11 June 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: location and facility

Disliked: none

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

31 May 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great facilities. Beds and furniture were nice. Has a good kitchem, large lounge, and chill out game room. Extremely close to the railroad station.

Disliked: Breakfast was expensive, but nothing else.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

26 January 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: great location, nice rooms, friendly atmosphere

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

27 December 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The heater was working fine, the shower is good, beds are ok and the kitchen is great!

Disliked: Wifi was not working on the dorm and the breakfast is really expensive,.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

23 December 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very nice kitchen and dining area, good location.

Disliked: Expensive, but everywhere in Switzerland is expensive.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

21 December 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean, Big and comfortable

Disliked: can't think of any at the moment

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

Mariya Dimitrova

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

27 October 2014 Mariya would recommend this property

Liked: I always stay at this hostel when I come to Basel. It has basic facilities but is very clean. There is free WiFi and you are allowed to stay in the common area as long as you want unlike other places that I've visited where you are allowed to stay only until midnight. The hostel is very close to the Swiss railway station from where one can take trams and buses in any direction.

Disliked: The check-in time is a bit late but at least they store your luggage for free.

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

Angel Samblancat

Alone

Work / volunteering

23 June 2014 Angel would recommend this property

Liked: The placement

Disliked: Nothing

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

Customer review

Alone

City break

08 December 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The best hostel I've been. Great quality, amazing price.

Disliked: The price at the hostel was slightly higher than expected. Nothing remarkable.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

14 November 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It had everything I need.

Disliked: Price was slightly expensive.

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

CELSO ULISES JUAREZ RAMIREZ

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

12 November 2013 CELSO ULISES would recommend this property

Liked: It's a 3 minute walk from the SBB station. They give you a mobility ticket to use he public transport for free during your stay. The kitchen is great. Internet connection is very good in almost the whole building. The both girls working in reception are very kind and helpful. The neighborhood is quiet and safe. They have PCs for guest free of charge (max 15 minutes but no one seems follow that). They have plug adapters for rent.

Disliked: The beds are very close together. There's only a small separation at the head level, everything else is touching the next bed (had a roommate who, while sleeping, had his arm over my bed when I got there). The reception is closed from 11 to 15:30 (as said in their description) but I think this is a Switzerland thing.

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

suyanti prasetio

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

11 November 2013 suyanti would recommend this property

Liked: it was a short stay, so i cannot say much. The staff did the check-in extremly effective, like a robot, no smile. But i was late.... what can i say? The kitchen was surprisingly awesome! I was not expecting it! It is a suspacious modern fully equipped kitchen! The shower was clean and modern, love it.

Disliked: The breakfast is surprisingly.......expensive, 7+ EUR. And it was not a good breakfast anyway...... Swiss is expensive, i know... but i think it would be better if they put the information here. I don't know why, the common room makes people lazy to interact with others. It feels so sterile and individual.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Emma Berry

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

26 October 2013

Liked: It was very clean and the staff were friendly

Disliked: Not much atmosphere, very sterile. No common room or place to really relax.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Augus Perwira Putra

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

04 October 2013

Liked: The location is within walking distance from the central station. The wifi signal could be reach from the room.

Disliked: The hostel did not provide towel as promised. There was no soap or shampoo in the shower room or toilet.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Alexandra Huber

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

26 September 2013 Alexandra would recommend this property

Liked: It is near the station and easy to find, kitchen is good and the room was clean and safe.

Disliked: For the shower and the toilet you have to leave your room and there are only 2 female showers for one floor so this could be a bit complicated in the morning. And the breakfast costs extra and is way to expensive for what they offer.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Family Holiday

22 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The bathroom and toilet are very clean. The locker for luggage is convience and good.

Disliked: We didn't sleep as someone made a very big noise at all nights.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Carlos Benitez Aguaviva

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

23 August 2013 Carlos would recommend this property

Liked: Staff on reception very helpful. Showers & WC separated, plenty of room & very clean. Rooms with enough space and lockers. Sockets in every bed very convenient. Great.

Disliked: I just remember that the door of the room (no. 25) was very noisy. Please some oil on the hinge (I forgot to tell the receptionist).

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Work / volunteering

16 August 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very near the main railway station. Shared toilets were clean. Communal kitchen was well-equipped.

Disliked: -

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

Mafalda Pereira

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

12 July 2013 Mafalda would recommend this property

Liked: Really close to the train station, great facilities, the kitchen and the dining room were amazing. Very friendly staff, and you could pay with euros. Bed already made, rooms and bathrooms were clean.

Disliked: Mafalda left no negative feedback.

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

Elena Suslova-Apostolova

Alone

Beach / sunbathing
City break
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

12 July 2013 Elena would recommend this property

Liked: I like YMCA hostel very much!!!! It is the best Hostel!

Disliked: Thank you for my wonderful staying!!!

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

07 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Really clean, fresh and even luxurious for a hostel! Very near the train station. Huge lockers in the room, no padlocks needed

Disliked: No complaints whatsoever

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

Chen Huang

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

05 July 2013 Chen would recommend this property

Liked: Location and clean. Also the staff are very friendly. The beautiful living room and nice kitchen.

Disliked: No.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

02 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: There are big lockers for each bed in the rooms. The bunk beds are big and sturdy. The hostel is very close to the train station and bus stop.

Disliked: The wi-fi signal was not good..kept going out and only in the common area.


See all Basel hostels