Youthhostel Basel

St. Alban-Kirchrain 10, Basel, Switzerland, Distance from city centre: 1.4km
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Rating: 90%from 6 reviews

  • 90%Atmosphere
  • 93%Staff
  • 96%Security
  • 96%Cleanliness
  • 86%Location
  • 83%Value for money
  • 83%Facilities
This youth hostel is a showpiece. The architects Buchner & Bründler signify innovative and modern architecture. New features are combined with existing aspects in Basel. Together with the construction of the youth hostel, the architects were also responsible for the Swiss Pavilion at the World Expo in Shanghai. An international orientation like youth hostels is therefore also normal for the architects.

The youth hostel is available for guests from all over the world. The new building was reopend with 234 beds in different room categories (double room to a room for 6 persons). The entrance lobby has an impressive look due to the transparency of the reception area, lounge and dining room. The combination of old and new features can be seen from the outside and perceived inside – everything is based on high architectural standards. The rooms are smaller, but still comfortably appointed.

Infrastructure:
Large lobby
Spacious terrace
Snack bar
1 conference room (22 seats)
Extensive seminar equipment (video projector, TV/DVD, etc.)
Kiosk with souvenirs (Swatch, Victorinox, Wenger, SYH merchandising, etc.)
Bicycle cellar
Internet corner
Free WiFi

Accommodation:
21 double rooms with shower/WC
3 rooms with 4 beds (family rooms) and shower/WC
36 rooms with 4 beds and washbasin
6 rooms with 6 beds and washbasin
A total of 234 beds.
Showers/WC on the floor.

Catering:
Breakfast buffet (incl.)
Lunch and evening meal (3-course menu)
Vegetarian meals
Special events and meals for groups on request
Bar service
snacks 24 hours a day

Check-in: at any time, rooms are ready from 3 pm
Check-out: until 10 am
Reception open: 24-h service

*PLEASE NOTE: There is an extra charge for Non-YHA-Members of CHF 6.00 per night, payable on arrival*

It is glorious to stay here in this quiet, green, sleepy oasis of Basel, not far from the river Rhine. The youth hostel is to be found in the venerable St Alban quarter, the original home of the Basler 'Daig', as the old established Basler families are called. Behind the building flows the St Alban Canal, which earlier linked the various factories in the quarter to the Rhine.

From the hostel its only a 10 minutes walk to the effervescence of Basels city life. The optimal starting point from which you can set out to discover Basel and its unique way of life: from the Old Town to the famous museums and the Carnival.

Open:
From 15th March 2010 all year around

Check-in:
3pm until 10pm

Check-out:
until 10am

Reception hours:
7am -12pm/ 2pm-12am

Accommodation:
18 rooms with 2 beds and shower/WC
12 rooms with 4 beds and shower/WC
30 rooms with 4 beds and washbasin
6 rooms with 6 beds and washbasin

A total of 240 beds.
Showers and WC on floor.

Infrastructure:
Common area with a bar
Conference room
Games room
Kiosk
Washing facilities
Internet corner
Suitable for wheelchairs

*PLEASE NOTE: There is an extra charge for Non-YHA-Members of CHF 6.00 per night, payable on arrival*
Prices are per person per night.

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Hostel Facilities & Policies

  • 24 hour reception
  • Adaptors
  • Bar
  • Bicycle parking
  • Board Games
  • Book exchange
  • Breakfast Included
  • Café
  • Ceiling fan
  • Common Room
  • Currency exchange
  • DVDs
  • Elevator
  • Fax Service
  • FREEAIRPORTTRANSFERS
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Wifi
  • Fussball
  • Games Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • House Keeping
  • Internet Access
  • Key Card Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals Available
  • Meeting Room
  • Mini Supermarket
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Postal Service
  • Reading Light
  • Restaurant
  • Taxes included
  • Towels For Hire
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.

Directions
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From EuroAirport Basel take the Airport shuttle bus no. 50. It will take you to the Basel main station SBB in approximately 16 minutes. From there follow directions as described from the train station SBB.

By public transport: How to get there 15 minutes’ walk from «Basel SBB» railway station via Aeschenplatz, alternatively take the no.2 tram line from there to the «Kunstmuseum» stop. From «Basel Badischer Bahnhof» railway station take the no.2 tram line to the «Kunstmuseum» stop. Then it’s a 5 minutes’ walk across the St. Alban-Vorstadt, down the Mühlenberg towards the Rhine, past St. Alban Church to the youth hostel. Signposts at the «Basel SBB» railway station.

By car: Limited number of parking spaces in the surrounding area.
Free parking spaces for busses in the surrounding area.

Located Near

River Rhine
Museums
Old Town

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