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Generation YMCA Hostel
Ranked #1 of 16 Speciality Lodging in Basel
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 21 May 2014

Staff is very helpful in giving you the necessary information, should you encounter a problem.

Hostel is clean, intellingently designed and meets the guests' expectancies ! Even dormitories are comfortable.

Breakfast might sound a little bit expensive but is abundant. There is a good choice of ingredients for everyone.

Room Tip: Situated just behind the train station, the street on which is the hostel, is surprisingly quiet.
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Reviewed 21 May 2014

Located in the city centre, very close to the tram & train stations, very handy. The price/quality correlation is very high. The staff are friendly and the place is clean, with all the necessary facilities available. Big kitchen and a lovely common room area. I only wish the reception would open for check-in earlier than 15:30. Fantastic spot overall.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank Shynara A
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Reviewed 20 May 2014

i stayed 2 nights there, it is convenient since it locates at 10 minutes away from the train station. i got a free public transportation ticket for my three days. the room was super clean, well organized and big washroom. will stay there again if i go there next time

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled solo
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Thank sissiCC88
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Reviewed 18 May 2014

I stay in YMCA for 2 nights. I was very good hotel location just 5 mins walk from the main train station.
Only one thing on the check out day we have to carry our big bag down stair because life did not work.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled on business
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Thank B-Kookie
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Reviewed 18 May 2014

It's a short walk to the Basel SBB station within a quiet neighborhood. The reception lady was very friendly. And the room was spotlessly clean.

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay, the only problems were
1) breakfast was a bit too simple compared to what I expected
2) my bed was by the window and there was no curtains - the street lamp cross the street and early sunshine woke me up a couple of times

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled solo
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Thank Blackthorn_Grove
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Reviewed 16 May 2014

The hostel is very good located, close to the train station SBB where you can the the bus to the airport (15min). The staff was very friendly and helpful. The rooms were nice and very clean, and towels included in the price. We booked a studio for 2 people, which actually was a 2-room apartment, so you share the facilities (bathroom and kitchen) with another room. Anyway, we had a lovely stay and I would definitely return.
You also get a free pass to all transportation in Basel during in your stay.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled on business
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Thank Paula T
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Reviewed 11 May 2014

the hostel is close to the train station, easy to go anywhere, and there is a "coop" supermarket in the train station, so it's convenient to buy something. Room is big, clean, quiet and nice. The staff gave us free tickets to take the bus, which was really helpful.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank yutonguk Y
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Additional Information about Generation YMCA Hostel

Address: Gempenstrasse 64, Basel 4053, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Basel > Basel
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 16 Speciality Lodging in Basel
Price Range: £42 - £83 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Generation YMCA Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 43
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 
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