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Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 19 March 2016

Basel Backpack more than suited for my stay. It’s not as modern and hip as some of the other hostels in the city, as it is the oldest in the city. The desk is staffed from 4p-9p (check-in) and 8a-11a (check-out), though they do have an emergency contact number listed beyond these hours. I arrived early morning to leave my...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 28 February 2016

Staff was friendly and gave me a nch of information at ion upon arrival. My room was ready when I got there so I was able to check in early. Reception seemed to be staffed throughout the day, unlike many other Switzerland hostels. There was a nice cafe downstairs, shared facilities were kept clean. Room was big and comfortable. WiFi...

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Wellington
Reviewed 22 December 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for a night in a double room, based on reviews and price. This hostel is one of the businesses in a converted factory / warehouse site - quite a cool location. It's only a 15 min walk from the main train station, but also on a convenient tram line for both the station and centre of town....

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 November 2015

I stayed here for a couple of nights in an 8-bed dorm (although there were only 3 other people in the room). When I arrived, they gave me a travel card, which allowed me unlimited use of the trams and buses whilst I was there. It's a couple of minutes walk from the hostel to Tellplatz tram stop, where you...

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London
Reviewed 16 November 2015

We came to stay in Basel for our friends wedding and decided to take one of the private rooms in Basel Backpackers. The quality cleanliness and location were outstanding. It's set in a cool and quirky little part of town.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
Reviewed 21 October 2015 via mobile

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Singapore
Reviewed 29 July 2015

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 July 2015

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Port Coquitlam, Canada
Reviewed 25 June 2015 via mobile

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
Reviewed 15 May 2015

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“easily accessible after the office hours”
 of 5 bubbles aqilahyahya52, 23 Jul 2016 | Read review
“if you have cash to spare go for the private room”
 of 5 bubbles 86petras, 29 Jul 2015 | Read review
“The hostel also sells the brewery beer if you'd prefer a quieter setting than the brewery's restaurant.”
 of 5 bubbles yankymarlo, 15 Apr 2015 | Read review
“All private guestrooms overlook the streets and have double glazing.”
  • Guestroom 6 furniture
  • bathroom down the hall
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 of 5 bubbles Ganymedes1985, 4 Jul 2014 | Read review
“Lockers are noisy so maybe find a way to not use them in the morning or you'll wake everyone up :)”
 of 5 bubbles AndreiS381, 3 Jul 2014 | Read review
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