I thought that by having a double room with en suite that it would not be dissimilar to a basic hotel. I was wrong. It may be my own fault but we hated the new Basel youth hostel. Inside maybe youngsters would like it but for us, there was no comfort to be had anywhere. Had it been a cheaper option than a regular hotel, we could have accepted this only it was on a par with others which would have had at least a chair or a tv provided for our comfort. The shower taps couldn't be set reliably on a temperature. There was no window to it, fine if a fan had been fitted for ventilation. We saw a cockroach in the 3rd floor hallway. The food was okay but the general consensus among those we spoke to was that the place seemed a little above itself in attitude for a youth hostel and yet didn't provide the extra service or facilities to support that fact. For a double room for two nights we were charged for 4 persons and we weren't expecting that so it really was no cheaper than going to the local Ibis. I'll never stay there again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This youth hostel is a showpiece. The architects Buchner & Brundler signify innovative and modern architecture. New features are combined with existing aspects in Basel. Together with the construction of the youth hostel, the architects were also responsible for the Swiss Pavilion at the World Expo in Shanghai. An international orientation like youth hostels is therefore also normal for the architects. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Jugendherberge Sjh Basel Hotel Basel