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Reviews of YMCA Hostel Basel

Hostel | Gempenstrasse 64, Basel, Switzerland 4053

87.9% Overall Rating

890 out of 909 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (12/11/2013)

CELSO ULISES JUAREZ RAMIREZ thinks…

"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…"

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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 7.34
  • Towel USD 3.15

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

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87.9%

Overall Rating

890 out of 909 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'YMCA Hostel Basel'

Atmosphere
80.0%
Location
91.2%
Facilities
86.4%
Cleanliness
92.8%
Staff
88.8%
Value
84.8%
Safety
91.2%
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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.

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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%
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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%
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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%
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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: -

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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.

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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!!!

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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%
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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.

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

29 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The place really shocked us in a very good way. It was very well designed and comfortable and it didn't look like a hostel. It looked like a hotel. We were very happy and excited

Disliked: Nothing at all

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

28 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the location, the security and the very lovely lobby

Disliked: nothing!! too good for a hostel

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

Cecilia Pfaff

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

27 June 2013 Cecilia would recommend this property

Liked: Fake twins and settled. So... fantastic.

Disliked: Cecilia left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Business / conference

23 June 2013

Liked: Proximity to downtown.

Disliked: Facilities did not meet the average accommodations.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 40%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Events / festivals

21 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: They had a full on kitchen for cooking that was really state of the art, and for 5 chf they also provided a great breakfast. You could get tea or coffee whenever you wanted for a reasonable fee. The dining room and living room were nice and bathrooms and rooms seemed clean. Also, it was close to the train station and tram service.

Disliked: As mentioned above, I didn't like them mixing genders in rooms especially having been told otherwise. I think if I stay there again, I would book earlier and go for a 4 bed room with all beds on the floor or try to get a single. (the 8 was all they had). The photo online should show that they are bunk beds and not make it look like they are on the floor. Also, I was told that they did not have anyone on site between 2 a.m. and 7 a.m. which I thought was strange if something serious happened during those hours - that seems unsafe to me.

97.1%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Tuce Silahtarlioglu

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals

18 June 2013 Tuce would recommend this property

Liked: Basel is a very small city so location was very good but not perfect. But with this price everything was perfect!

Disliked: The kitchen was closed after 12. So if you are late you may not get your drink from fridge. But after you learn it, it is ok as well.

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Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

12 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean and nice breakfest area.

Disliked: nothing.

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Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

09 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: CLOSE TO MAIN RAILWAY STATION .QUIET LOCATION. STAFF EXCELLENT. PROPERTY VERY CLEAN BEST HOSTEL I HAVE STAYED IN

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Eric he

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

28 May 2013 Eric would recommend this property

Liked: a hostel better than some hotels.

Disliked: Eric left no negative feedback.


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