Youth Hostel Basel

St. Alban-Kirchrain 10 , Basel, Switzerland, 4052  show map
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Youth Hostel Basel

Wi-Fi
Parking

Paid parking

Kitchen facilities
Air conditioning
Laundry
Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant buffet

Welcome drink

Snack bar

Coffee shop

TV

Leisure/ TV room

Elevator

Overview

The designer Youth Hostel Basel with currency exchange, a conference room and a storage room is a nice place to stay in Basel on holiday. Innovative decor distinguishes this hostel.

The hostel is located next to the beach, 1100 meters away from Zoo Basel, Solitude Park and Messe Basel. Within a 5-minute walk guests can dine in Papiermuhle Cafe Restaurant and St. Alban-Stubli.

75 km to Zurich-Kloten airport.

Rooms

This property has 66 guestrooms including Quadruple Room, Single Room, Sextuple Room and Double Room appointed with an iron with ironing board, heating, a dressing area, a personal computer and a private toilet. Rooms are fitted with bunk beds and single beds. Guests have access to private bathrooms.

Eat & Drink

The modern snack bar offers Wi-Fi and a terrace.

Services

Youth Hostel Basel boasts an elevator, a kiosk, parking and a meeting room for guests' needs providing laundry, airport transfer and free shuttle service.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hostel for free.

Guest Parking

Paid public parking is possible at a location nearby.

Number of rooms:   66.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • Luggage storage
  • Locker room
  • Elevator
  • Currency exchange
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Coffee shop

Sports & Fitness

  • Table tennis

Services

  • Free airport shuttle
  • Laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Newspaper service
  • Welcome drink

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Snack bar
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Meeting facilities

  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Board games
  • DVDs/ Videos for children
  • Children's menu
  • Game room

Leisure facilities

  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Library

Room facilities

  • Heating
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Steam shower

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 10 am FREE

Children and extra beds

One child
0 - 12 years
Extra bed CHF 25
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
Maximum capacity of cribs and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hostel

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Hostel Address:

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

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City Center
  • Basel
    2700 ft
Airports
Train Stations
  • Basel SBB
    4000 ft
  • Badischer Bahnhof
    1.0 mi
  • Bus stop
    1700 ft
Restaurants
  • Papiermuhle Cafe Restaurant
    400 ft
  • St. Alban-Stubli
    600 ft
Beaches
  • CityBeach Messe
    1800 ft
Hostel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  10 am
  • Number of rooms:
    66

Rooms and availability

Youth Hostel Basel photos Exterior Hotel information
Double Room Shower
  • Room size:

    130 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
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  • General:Seating area
  • Dressing area
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
Room Description:

This double room features a private bathroom.

Youth Hostel Basel photos Room
Single Bed Quadruple Room
  • Room size:

    165 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed

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  • General:Dressing area
  • Bathroom:Shared bathroom
  • Shared toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
Room Description:

Please inform the property about the gender of the arriving guests in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking.

Youth Hostel Basel photos Exterior Hotel information
Bed 6-Bed Dormitory Room
  • Room size:

    270 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed

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  • General:Dressing area
  • Bathroom:Shared bathroom
  • Shared toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
Room Description:

Please inform the property about the gender of the arriving guests in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking.

Youth Hostel Basel photos Exterior Hotel information
Single Room Shower
  • Room size:

    130 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • + More
  • General:Seating area
  • Dressing area
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
Room Description:

This single room features a private bathroom.

Youth Hostel Basel photos Exterior Hotel information
Single Bed Quadruple Room Shower
  • Room size:

    165 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • + More
  • General:Dressing area
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Bedding:Linen
Room Description:

Please inform the property about the gender of the arriving guests in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking.

Youth Hostel Basel photos Exterior Hotel information
Quadruple Room Shower
  • Room size:

    165 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • + More
  • General:Dressing area
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
Youth Hostel Basel photos Exterior Hotel information
Sextuple Room
  • Room size:

    270 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    6 persons

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  • General:Dressing area
  • Bathroom:Shared bathroom
  • Shared toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
Youth Hostel Basel photos Room
Quadruple Room
  • Room size:

    165 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons

  • Check Prices
  • General:Dressing area
  • Bathroom:Shared bathroom
  • Shared toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
Youth Hostel Basel photos Room
Single Room
  • Room size:

    220 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds

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  • Bathroom:Towels
  • Bedding:Linen
Room Description:

This is a 20 m² twin room with bunk beds for single use.

Youth Hostel Basel photos Room
Twin Room
  • Room size:

    220 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds

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  • Bathroom:Towels
  • Bedding:Linen
Room Description:

Rooms are 20 square metres and have bunk beds.

Youth Hostel Basel Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Galerie Canus Evelyne400 ft
  • Fähre St. Alban400 ft
  • Daniel Tanner1000 ft
  • Galerie Karin Sutter1400 ft
  • Galerie Friedrich1700 ft
  • Daniel Blaise Thorens2000 ft
  • Galerie Beyeler2000 ft
  • Pfalz2300 ft
  • Armin Vogt / Stasia Hutter2300 ft
  • Basel Cathedral2700 ft

Popular areas

  • City Center2300 ft

Places of interest

  • Basler Münster2300 ft
  • Münsterplatz2700 ft

Amusement

  • fantastic empire2000 ft
  • Fanzone Kaserne-Riviera2300 ft
  • Fanzone Münsterplatz2700 ft

Museums

  • Basler Papiermühle400 ft
  • Heimatschutz Basel1000 ft
  • Karikatur & Cartoon Museum1400 ft
  • Karikaturen & Cartoon1400 ft
  • Kunstmuseum Basel1700 ft
  • Antikenmuseum2000 ft
  • Architectural Museum2300 ft
  • Architectural Museum2300 ft

Universities, Institutes

  • Hoffmann La Roche Head Quarter2300 ft

Theaters

  • Märchentourneetheater1400 ft
  • Junges Theater Basel2000 ft
  • Scala Basel2700 ft
  • Theater Basel2700 ft

Public parking

  • Hoffmann La Roche Head Quarter2300 ft

Local attractions

  • Zoo Basel5100 ft
    Binningerstrasse 40, Basel
  • Botanischer Garten Bruglingen / Grun 801.2 mi
    Vorder Bruglingen, Basel
  • Tierpark Lange Erlen1.5 mi
    Erlenparkweg 110, Basel
  • Botanischer Garten der Universitat1.0 mi
    Schonbeinstrasse 6, Basel
  • Anatomisches Museum1.2 mi
    Pestalozzistrasse 20, Basel

Near the hostel

  • Museum for Contemporary Art 200 ft
    Alban-Rheinweg 60, Basel
  • Basler Papiermuhle400 ft
    St. Alban-Tal 37, Basel
  • Fine Arts Museum 2000 ft
    St. Alban-Graben 16, Basel
  • Basel Munster2800 ft
    Rittergasse 3, Basel
  • Basel Paper Mill Museum400 ft
    St Alban-Tal 37, Basel
  • Papier- und Druckereimuseum Basel400 ft
    St.Alban-Tal 37, Basel
  • CityBeach Messe1800 ft
    Dufourstrasse 25, Basel

Restaurants nearby

  • Papiermuhle Cafe Restaurant400 ft

    Address: St. Alban-Tal 35
    Phone: +41 (0)61 - 272 48 48

    62% likes this, based on 46 reviews

  • Cafe Tacuba900 ft

    Address: Malzgasse 1

    80% likes this, based on 26 reviews
    Cuisine: Mexican

  • Brauerei1700 ft

    Address: 60 Grenzacherstrass
    Phone: 061 692 4936

    76% likes this, based on 55 reviews

  • St. Alban-Stubli600 ft

    Address: St. Alban-Vorstadt 74
    Phone: +41 (0)61 - 272 54 15

    68% likes this, based on 24 reviews

  • Cantina Don Camillo1600 ft

    Address: Burgweg 7
    Phone: +41 61 693 05 07

    79% likes this, based on 45 reviews
    Cuisine: International
    Price Range: USD 19 - USD 45

Hostel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  10 am
  • Number of rooms:
    66
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Youth Hostel Basel Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Youth Hostel Basel

Average guest rating

8.2out of 10
Fabulous
Based on 178 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Single
    10.0

    location, room cleanliness, friendy staff, open area at reception

  • Couple
    7.8

    The concrete design, lessis more, yes!

    Except the nightlife of the next room that we would prefer not to share it was fine.

  • Single
    10.0

    1. Perfect location: Near Rhein and close to most of the museums. 2. The price is perfect since it includes breakfast and also the city ticket (which is normally 8.5 CHF/day). 3. Well designed and extremely clean. This is perhaps the cleanest and spacious hostel (in Europe) that I have ever stayed.

  • Single
    10.0

    1. Perfect location: Near Rhein and close to most of the museums. 2. The price is perfect since it includes breakfast and also the city ticket (which is normally 8.5 CHF/day). 3. Well designed and extremely clean. This is perhaps the cleanest and spacious hostel (in Europe) that I have ever stayed.

  • Single
    6.6

    Basic rooms, good beds, friendly personnel

    Rooms on the first floor facing the hill feel like in the underground. Wifi only in the lobby.

  • Single
    7.0

    Basic but comfy rooms and good beds to sleep. Nice staff at the reception. Friendly and helpful.

    Wifi only in the lobby on the ground floor

  • Older travelers
    8.8

    Very practical

    The room has no windows and for fresh air you need to open the door to a balcony that serves several other rooms

  • Single
    9.2

    High sense, designed hostel. For people who see the town of Art, Basel. And clean.

  • Family with children
    2.4

    On the wade

    Danger for the tamely and thar schealdrin no save at all no air condition no peanut for the room and the all building you feel like you leve in un complete building the front disk bad not friendless thy lay on you and fooling you and they don't car on you and thy ask you before you shake out to cary the cover bead to the store and dray cleen

  • Older travelers
    9.2

    We loved the location near the Rhine and close to the old city. Also liked the modern style and views from the window.

  • Single
    9.6

    Compared to all the other hostels that I've been, this was the best, and it's really close to the river which is the best place in the city IMO

    They didnt have free towels, but you could rent one

  • Couple
    6.6

    Nicest hostel I've ever stayed in. Very trendy. The place seemed spotless even for a hostel, bathroom & room clean, nice bed linens. Good common areas. The area was absolutely lovely & the building was also really cool along a little river. Breakfast included. Travel card on Basel public transport a bonus especially handy since it gets you to the airport as well.

    I am not one for hostels but Basel was very busy when we were there so could only find/afford sharing a 4 room dorm, thus comes with it obvious irritabilities of sharing rooms and bathrooms with strangers and for that I feel it was quite pricey for what you get..but this is a common feeling in Switzerland..

  • Couple
    6.2

    Stayed at the modern part of the hostel in a double room with its own bathroom. We certainly appreciated the modern (slightly minimalist) design of the hostel and our room, the large windows permitting natural light and direct access to a large, shared balcony. The location is quite unique in a rather tranquil and historic part of Basel, yet a short walk away from central parts of the town.

    You will need to be aware that the youth hostel - even in the pricy double room - offers modern and cool yet minimalist rooms and service. If you're ok with this, there is really nothing bad to say about this place. Personally, I'm just about on the verge whether the modernist design and unique location justified the premium pricing. Also keep in mind that the reception will surprise you with a 30 CHF annual youth hostel membership fee at check-in if you've never stayed at one of these before!

  • Single
    10.0

    A lovely hostel! First off the staff was very friendly and helpful!. The room and facilities were very clean and everything well organized. the breakfast was also great. The general atmosphere was very relaxed and the location also contributed the that- being on the channel and near the Rhine. I was very impressed and had a lovely stay!.

  • Family with children
    7.0

    Very friendly staff. Very clean as a hostel, normal requirement can be met although no TV, no telephone, but if you just need a bed and shower room, it is perfect!

    Surprised to know we have to bring the linen including bed sheet, pillow case when we check out. But anyway as a hostel we can understand.

How to reach hostel

hostel Youth Hostel Basel Basel location
Show big map »

Hostel Address:

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

Get directions
City Center
  • Basel
    2700 ft
Airports
Train Stations
  • Basel SBB
    4000 ft
  • Badischer Bahnhof
    1.0 mi
  • Bus stop
    1700 ft
Restaurants
  • Papiermuhle Cafe Restaurant
    400 ft
  • St. Alban-Stubli
    600 ft
Beaches
  • CityBeach Messe
    1800 ft
Hostel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  10 am
  • Number of rooms:
    66