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Customer Travel Tips for Basel

78% Avg. city rating Rated by 98 customers

Activities / excursions 81%

Restaurants / eating out 75%

Shopping 74%

Chilling out / relaxing 82%

Getting around / public transport 92%

Sightseeing 80%

Culture 85%

Nightlife / partying 69%

Value for money 61%

Customer Travel Tips for Basel

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69% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 80%
69% Avg. rating


14 Jun 2017

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Age Range:
41+

Customer Travel Tip: Take the trip to the Swiss Alps by train from here.

Liked: Great public transit.

Disliked: Switzerland is soooo expensive!

64% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 40%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 60%
64% Avg. rating


10 Jan 2017

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Visiting friends or family

Age Range:
31-40

Customer Travel Tip: I enjoyed getting a tram to Weil am Rhein to the Vitra museum

Liked: Transport was quick and easy to use

Disliked: You can probably see everything in a day

82% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 80%
82% Avg. rating


21 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year City break Partying / nightlife Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Customer Travel Tip: Float down the river!

Liked: The river and city is really nice

Disliked: No but wasn't here for long

80% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 80%
80% Avg. rating


19 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Use the supermarket and the kitchen in your hostel to save money. Restaurants are expensive and food is your only real cost aside from sleeping arrangements.

Liked: I like how easy it is to navigate the city on the tram lines. There are plenty of great places to relax by the Rhine on either side of the river. People are friendly and welcoming.

Disliked: Everything is very expensive, but hey..it's Switzerland. Other than the high cost of living here, it's a beautiful and wonderful place.

87% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
87% Avg. rating


14 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: By the "fish" sac and float down the river

Liked: Spending the day floating in the river.

Disliked: Nothing

89% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 80%
89% Avg. rating


11 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Try to be early because Basel is known for good museums, and they close pretty early

Liked: The architecture of the city is really nice

Disliked: Nope

73% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 60%
73% Avg. rating


27 Apr 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Customer Travel Tip: Swim in the river

Liked: Nature and river

Disliked: No

80% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
80% Avg. rating


03 Apr 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Visit tinguely museum and take a trip to vitra design museum if you fancy some architecture.

Liked: Playground for starchitecture! Public transport comes with booking a hostel.

Disliked: It was cold and wet when I visited so just gotta prepare for the unforeseen. But not gonna blame Basel for the bad weather.

67% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 40%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 80%
67% Avg. rating


23 Feb 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Customer Travel Tip: Go to the hotel as soon as you arrive, so you can get your free travel card. Low expecations overall

Liked: quiet city; city centre with lots of shops; silence

Disliked: Not much history or monuments

87% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
87% Avg. rating


27 Oct 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Events / festivals Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Customer Travel Tip: Don't forget to ask for your mobility ticket at the reception. It gives you the opportunity to use the public transport in Basel for free.

Liked: Great public transport, rich cultural life, good for shopping although the prices are pretty high due to the expensive Swiss franc.

Disliked: Not many places where you can eat late in the evening. Pretty expensive like everything in Switzerland.

67% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 20%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
67% Avg. rating


10 Sep 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Customer Travel Tip: Save up

Liked: Easy to get around

Disliked: There are better value for money places like Basel or better to visit

71% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 80%
71% Avg. rating


24 Aug 2014

Customer Travel Tip: vitrahaus campus and rheinfall

Liked: Vitra campus. Rheinfall. city center.

Disliked: nothing.

71% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
71% Avg. rating


24 Jul 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break

Customer Travel Tip: Bring swimming clothes for the river

Liked: Easy to get around, pretty city.

Disliked: No

98% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
98% Avg. rating


15 Jun 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Awesome city, spend time just walking around and investigating!

Liked: Tinguely Museum for Modern Art; walking along the Rhine and enjoying a beautiful swim to cool down each day; great zoo; chill vibe; nice people.

Disliked: I liked everything!

91% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
91% Avg. rating


27 Apr 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: STAY AT THIS HOSTEL :)

Liked: everything, friendly and helpful staff

Disliked: nope

64% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
64% Avg. rating


26 Apr 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Don't go Easter weekend. Everything shuts down.

Liked: I was only there for one night. Good view of river from Munster on hill. Tram system is easy to understand.

Disliked: The weather was bad, but that's nature.

78% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
78% Avg. rating


15 Dec 2013

Customer Travel Tip: Walk around and look at all the fantastic buildings.

Liked: Clean

Disliked: Kinda expensive (like all in Swiss)

60% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
60% Avg. rating


08 Dec 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break

Customer Travel Tip: -

Liked: -

Disliked: -

69% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
69% Avg. rating


28 Oct 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Business / conference Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: If you have enough time, you can compare and experience 3 coutries' culture;)

Liked: Basel is the unique city that you can experience 3 countries - Switzerland, Germany, and France

Disliked: Nothing.

62% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 60%
62% Avg. rating


26 Oct 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Maybe better as a day trip rather than a holiday.

Liked: Pretty town, lots of history.

Disliked: Not alot to do after a day.

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78% Avg. city rating Rated by 98 customers

Activities / excursions 81%

Restaurants / eating out 75%

Shopping 74%

Chilling out / relaxing 82%

Getting around / public transport 92%

Sightseeing 80%

Culture 85%

Nightlife / partying 69%

Value for money 61%

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