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Generation YMCA Hostel
Ranked #1 of 17 Speciality Lodging in Basel
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 3 August 2014 via mobile

The stay was average. Mattresses were so soft and there isn't a fan. It was summer and we were practically sweating staying indoor! Shower area was in the bathtub and it was difficult to set the right temperature on the shower somehow. Wifi was also weak as our room was on another block and on the 2nd floor. Wifi was much stronger towards the reception area which is on the main block.

On the positive note, the family room is spacious. It comes with a room with 2 single beds and the double bed is at the living hall. Kitchen is decent which allowed us to cook. Utensils and a refrigerator are made available. Towels are also provided.

As for location, it is about 10 minutes walk from the main train station. Upon staying with ymca, a pass for free tram transportation is given too! As for pricing, it was pretty much one of the more affordable places to stay in Basel and can accommodate 4 of us.

An ideal choice for someone who is looking for an affordable place to stay in Basel and its location did play a part in my decision to stay here.

Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
Thank Donovan C
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Reviewed 3 August 2014

Clean hostel with large rooms and excellent service of friendly staff. Breakfast is very good: fresh bread, cheeses, fruit, yoghurt, etc. On walking distance (200m or so) from central station. We`ve had a great stay!

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Thank nynkeleeuw
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Reviewed 3 August 2014

We stayed 1 night in this YMCA. 6 people in 2 seperate apartments. Wifi is very weak in the room. Children made noises upstairs until 10 pm. Breakfast costs ony 7 CHF, but only coffee, cheese and bread.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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1  Thank printemps000
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Reviewed 30 July 2014

+ location
+ value4money
+ access to the kitchen

- in one of the closet we got, was an old dried stinky sausage - nobody checked by cleaning? o.O
- Staff is extremely slow - it takes ages to get the key (approx 7 minutes / pax )
- Male staff member was rude

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank Pawel N
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Reviewed 29 July 2014

great rooms, super clean, very nice shower rooms. Towels, bathrobes and slippers provided ( double room with shared bathroom)
only issue: the cot provided for our son was broken, so he had to sleep in our bed ( we didn't try to adress it in the evening since it would have meant to wake him)

  • Stayed: July 2014
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Thank Yurona
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Reviewed 24 July 2014

Great place to stay. Comfortable beds in dorms. Free wifi. Very large common areas to chat and meet people. :) Very friendly staff, and great dorms. Check in time at 3h30, don't arrive too early or else you will have to wait with your luggage. Well located. Very close to train station. Residential area and quiet.

Room Tip: Just don't arrive too early. Office is closed until 3h30 pm and there is no place to leave lugga...
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled solo
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Thank jesstrahan
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Reviewed 23 July 2014

Watch out flexibility and comunication!
I spent 800 chf for one night, between late cancelations and late check outs.
be really careful with all terms and conditions because no merci nor flexibility,
For a combination of circumstances i spent a fortune for staying one night, even
though the staff personally told me that my bill was set, but with great surprise i found
my self debited 3 times on my credit card without authorisation.
Impossible to convince them to refund me. Or to get money back from my bank.
Check your accounts when you get back!!!! Unbelievable, not even in Naples.

Not to mention the reception is closed from 10am to 3pm how are you supposed
to comunicate or check in with these hours??

Terrible experience!!!!

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled on business
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Thank art-browser
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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 17 Speciality Lodging in Basel
Price Range: £44 - £100 (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):
Your stay in Basel, the way you want it! Customize your stay as you wish with countless options during your time in Basel. Our hotel is centrally located, lies near the railway-station and is available for you 24/7. Enjoy your time as independent and flexible as it gets with our guest-kitchen, our gym, the inhouse-shop and many more offerings. ... more   less 
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