We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

YMCA Hostel Basel

Show Prices
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
Best prices for:1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Professional photos
YMCA Hostel Basel
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

344 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 234: English reviews
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Reasonable location within a short walk of main train station on quiet street. Clean hostel. Warm room. Big locker/cupboard for each bed in the shared dorm. Tourists get a free pass for use on public transport. Good shower facilities. Can't complain at all.

Thank CatE1981
Windisch, Switzerland
Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good place to stay, walking distance to SBB, Basel train station. Cook your own meals and the hostel provides some easy to cook foods. You can enjoy Tea anytime you like for free. Coffee is free of charge during breakfast.

Thank DettySoean
Management response:

Dear DettySoean Thank you very much for your review :) It's a pleasure for us to read that! We hope to welcome you again at our YMCA Hostel! Best Regards Your YMCA-team More 

Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

My first time in a hostel, wasn't sure what to expect. It definitely has given me an excellent impression on hostels. The entire place was very clean, room, beds, toilets, shower, main area. I usually stay in hotels and it superseded my expectations. There was a separate area in each room to pack and keep stuff, so that you dun... More 

1 Thank Mohan C
Management response:

Dear Mohan Thank you very much for your Review! We're so glad you enjoyed your stay with us.We try to always improve our services and therefor it is a great motivation for all of us to have a positive feedback like yours. We look forward to welcoming you soon again and wish you a great time Best regards Your YMCA... More 

Zurich, Switzerland
Level Contributor
1,306 reviews
53 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 612 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Check-in was a breeze and Martin at the reception was an exceptionally nice person during my stay and I enjoyed talking with him. I originally reserved one night in an 8 bed bunk room and extended a second night. The bunk spacing was a little tight but not terrible and the bed was comfortable allowing me to sleep well at... More 

Thank FormerCaliBoy
Management response:

Dear CaliBoy Wow, it is amazing to read your review! We will fix the locker-situation as soon as possible :) It would be wonderfull to welcome you another time at our YMCA Hostel. Best regards from Basel Your YMCA-team More 

Kochi (Cochin), India
Level Contributor
24 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

A really cool hostel; walkable from the railway station and close to public transport. They also give you a free day pass for transportation which was a nice touch. The rooms are clean and well maintained too. Breakfast was free but a bit disappointing; there's wasn't a lot - just some bread and juice. Overall; a good place to crash... More 

Thank Anoop84
England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

A well run friendly hostel with nice rooms and great facilities. The location is close to the main station and the trams/buses are easy to find, I also got a free travel ticket from the hostel for the duration of my stay. The place is very modern, clean and has everything you need, the staff were very helpful and friendly... More 

Thank JonderP83
Management response:

Dear Jon P We are glad to read that our receptionist were very friendly. It is our idea to provide a good guest services at any time! We will try to provide you with an even better services next time you are coming to visit us! :) All the best, Your YMCA Team More 

Level Contributor
11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Excellent, very clean, great facilities and location to explore the city. Great for groups, the rooms are comfortable and secure with lockers. Modern and minimal design. Lovely staff and facilities. Well worth it.

Thank 5678pop
Esfahan, Iran
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

If your are looking for a place in basel which is clean, cozy and near to the city center, YMCA is your place. specially if you are bunch of young boys and girls. the kitchen is really cool to cook and enjoy the evening there.

Thank Milad H
Management response:

Dear Milald, thank you very much for your nice review! We are greatful for your stay and are pleased that you enjoyed your time with us! Hopefully, we can accomodate you soon again! Best regards, Your YMCA-Team More 

1 review
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Nice! I arrived late and that was no problem with the 24hour staff working throughout the night, I got a clean bed with a nice pillow and every time I needed something, towel, laundry, another key card, ice cream.. They were there to help with a kind friendly attitude. Sometimes even a joke! The bathrooms were always clean and so... More 

Thank Darius Z
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
22 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016

firstly the hostel is a lovely well kept and clean hostel staff are friendly, the room we had was a 3 bed room it was small but it had a window and as their is no aircon it did get rather warm bedding was clean beds were comfy, bathroom and showers are also clean, they dont advertise a breakfast but... More 

2 Thank BarryLomas
Fabian K, Manager at YMCA Hostel Basel, responded to this review

Dear BarryLomas, thank you very much for your kind words and the well written summery about our hostel! ;) I am glad we could provide you a good services and that you enjoyed your stay! Hopefully we will get a chance to welcome you again in the future! All the best, Fabian More 

96 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

All Traveller Photos (96)
Hotel & Grounds (24)
Family/Play Areas (3)
Bathroom (4)
Room/Suite (23)
Dining (6)
View from Room (1)
Other (35)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Basel hotels
St. Alban
ibis budget Basel City
ibis budget Basel City
#31 of 51 in Basel
281 reviews
Steinenschanze Stadthotel
ibis Basel Bahnhof
#14 of 51 in Basel
806 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
GAIA Hotel
GAIA Hotel
#5 of 51 in Basel
750 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices


  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Come here to rest. The YMCA Hostel Basel is only about three hundred metres from the Gundeldingen exit of the Basel SBB station, tucked away in a quiet side street with a courtyard garden. The YMCA Hostel offers 150 beds in 43 single, double and shared rooms. The hostel is suitable for families and groups. The whole building is non-smoking, but smoking is permitted in the courtyard garden. ... more   less 

Additional Information about YMCA Hostel Basel

Address: Gempenstrasse 64 | 4053 Basel, Basel 4053, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Basel > Basel
Price Range: £25 - £115 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — YMCA Hostel Basel 2*
Number of rooms: 43
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Hotels.com, Booking.com, Orbitz, Priceline, Agoda, Travelocity and Odigeo so you can book your YMCA Hostel Basel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Ymca Hostel Basel Hotel Basel
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from YMCA Hostel Basel staff and other travellers.
3 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from YMCA Hostel Basel staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“very welcoming place...you will feel right at home here”
 of 5 bubbles sstrand2016, 22 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Talk to Martin. lol”
 of 5 bubbles SAMEHEAD2014, 20 May 2016 | Read review
“Please print out your booking and screenshot of online credit card payment - otherwise you might be charged twice.”
 of 5 bubbles 773AlexF, 16 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Take a 5 person room instead of 8 person and book in advance before you get there and pay in advance saves $5 or so USD.”
 of 5 bubbles jroberto, 12 Dec 2014 | Read review
“Rooms far from the bathrooms and showers”
 of 5 bubbles tithod, 10 Dec 2014 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay