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Generation YMCA Hostel

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“shared kitchen”(6 reviews)
“top bunk”(4 reviews)
“bed female dorm”(4 reviews)
Free Wifi
Breakfast Available
Non-Smoking Hotel
Family Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Wheelchair access
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2.0 Star Hotel
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All reviewsshared kitchentop bunkbed female dormtrain stationcommon spacesbathrooms and showerswell equipped kitchenfree tea and coffeeprivate bathroommain stationnice bedscooking facilitiesgreat facilitiesquiet streetwill stay there againnice place to staypublic transport
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recommend it to everybody. Excellent value for the money. Good breakfast. Nice music. Bathroom facilities for single rooms up to latest standards, clean and looked after. Nice and forthcoming staff. Basel SBB railway station at less than 10 minutes walk, from exit Gundeldingen.

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Response from Valérie S, Front Office at Generation YMCA HostelResponded 3 days ago

Thank you very much for your great comment. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us! :-) And also that you liked our Music taste! Best regards, Valérie - generation YMCA Hostel Basel.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

YMCA Basel never lets us down. Nice staff, relaxed and very family friendly. We were upgraded to a better room but the windows were a little old and needed looking at. Food options could do with upgrading to cover vegans.More

Thank nik l
Response from Valérie S, Front Office at Generation YMCA HostelResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your comment, which are extremely important for us! We are consistently renewing the rooms this year, windows are still on our list ;-) Thank you for the hint for vegan food - we will for sure discuss this option in our next...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

So close to the station, in quiet street. School across the road but only hear voices at playtime and its during the day. Extremely clean rooms, great sturdy wooden bunk beds with comfy mattress and pillow. Each have light but NO PLUG. only two in...More

Thank Sarah T
Response from Valérie S, Front Office at Generation YMCA HostelResponded 6 days ago

Dear Sarah - we appreciate your feedback! First of all, we would like to apologize for the plug-situation.. we do know that is not the ideal state. This year we plan to convert the rooms and dorms, and we promise we will provide a plug...More

Reviewed 9 January 2018

The room is very clean. I was surprised that I got a free day travel ticket which was very convenient. Not too far from the train station. It took me about 10 minutes of walking to reach here. It's one of the cheapest you can...More

Thank Amna P
Response from Valérie S, Front Office at Generation YMCA HostelResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Amna, thank you for your comment and your rating :-) We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with in Basel! See you soon, Valérie - generation YMCA Hostel Basel.

Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Great place! Amazing location right next to the main train station, great nice and helpful staff! Was a pleasure staying there and will definitely stay there again! Big spacious well equipped kitchen and clean nice rooms

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Response from Valérie S, Front Office at Generation YMCA HostelResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your great comment! We are very happy to read that you enjoyed your stay that much! We really hope you will visit us again one day :-) Best regards, Valérie - generation YMCA Hostel Basel.

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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Self-Serve Laundry
Breakfast Available
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US$52 - US$142 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
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Price range
US$52 - US$142 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
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Response from Chelsey L | Reviewed this property |
If you're looking to book a room with just a double bed, I would do it pretty far in advance. The rates are pretty good there and it could fill up. I can't give specific times because I don't work there, but perhaps you can... More
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Robbin R
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Response from Umutcan Ş | Reviewed this property |
There is a receptionist or security guard on call, you just need to ring the bell. We also checked in quite late without a notice in advance.
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"stayed in a female 5 bed dorm, lots of space, clean but not enough plugs"
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"Shared dorms for eight are fine."
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"Best views, quiet, very clean, friendly receptionists"
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"private room with WC/shower"
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