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Basel Youth Hostel

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

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Overall Rating 90%

The Youth Hostel Basel is innovative, super funky and right in the middle of Basel in Switzerland.

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Basel Hostel

Hostel Basel

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Our super funky youth hostel in Basel is a great choice for groups looking for an ultra-modern central base as it is just a few minutes’ walk from the main railway station.

With free Wi-Fi and a free travel card included within the cost of your stay, it also makes this hostel an affordable option. Previous travellers have described it as being more like a hotel than a hostel.

One of Switzerland's underrated tourist destinations, Basel has a beautiful medieval old town centre a carnival that ranks with Rio de Janeiro, and several world class art museums. Add to that the fact the majority of the attractions in this city are accessible by walking, means that groups can cover a lot of ground in a relatively short time.

The city is bike-friendly and groups can also see things from a different perspective by taking a river cruise on the Rhine which divides the city in half. Or hop onto one of the historical trams which buzz around the city.

Don’t miss the Basel Zoo if you are traveling here with family. Or the Puppenhausmuseum, which has the world’s greatest collections of teddy bears and dolls. And don’t miss the opportunity to check out some of the shops which specialise in jewellery, watches, and chocolate.

The friendly staff on the reception of the Hostel Basel are more than happy to help organise activities for your group and there is also the opportunity to order meals at the hostel too.

So whatever your reason for visiting this beautiful Swiss city, the Youth Hostel Basel is waiting to welcome your group.

Group facilities & services

Group facilities & services
  • Suitable for Special Occasions
  • Parking for coaches (on or near site)
  • Linen and towels
  • Rooms for leaders and drivers
  • Catering/meal service
  • Meeting room/communal area for group use

Hostel Suitable For

  • Friends/Family
  • Interest Group
  • Other
  • School Group
  • Sports Group
  • University/College Group
  • Tour Operator

Facilities

Facilities

Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Games room
  • TV room
  • Terrace / patio

Accessibility

  • Elevator / Lift
  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Cafe/Bistro
  • Restaurant onsite

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Wifi - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Basic Shop
  • Car parking nearby - At or next to the hostel
  • Conference Facilities
  • Lockers Available - In Room
  • Luggage Room - Available during hostel reception times
  • Travel / Tour Desk
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

Reception:
Open 24 hours
Check-in:
Open 24 hours

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +41 61 272 05 72

Fax. +41 61 272 08 33

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Rhein (Less than 500 m)
  • Papiermuseum (500m to 1km)
  • Kunstmuseum (2 to 3km)

See the full list of attractions

Location

Location
Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Cinema (1 to 2km)
  • City Centre (500m - 1km)
  • Cycle trails (Less than 500m)
  • Golf course (2 to 3km)
  • Gym (1 to 2km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (Less than 500m)
  • Local market (500m - 1km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (1 to 2km)
  • Nightlife (Less than 500m)
  • Parks / Green Area (Less than 500m)
  • Restaurants (Less than 500m)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (Less than 500m)
  • Shopping area / Mall (500m - 1km)
  • Swimming pool (1 to 2km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (500m - 1km)
  • Theatre (1 to 2km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Airport
EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse 7km: Airport shuttle bus no. 50 to the Basel main station SBB in 16 minutes.
Car
Chargeable, public parking spaces in the surrounding area. You can get a parking ticket at the tram's ticket automat. Free parking spaces for busses in the surrounding area.
Rail
15 minutes’ walk from the railway station to the hostel
Tram/Cablecar
Tram line No.2 from the railway station to the “Kunstmuseum” (Art Museum) stop.
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Boating
  • Dance
  • Mountain Biking
  • Skateboarding
  • Swimming
  • Walking / Hiking

Sustainability initiatives

Air

  • Public transportation is promoted

Energy

  • Double-glazed windows
  • Energy efficient appliances
  • Energy saving lights
  • Renewable energy

People

  • Working with local community

Waste

  • Recycling areas
  • Fairtrade food served
  • Local and seasonal food

Water

  • Water savers in showers

Sustainability labels