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Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 20 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 23 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 17 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 22 October 2015 via mobile

Loved the location and the free transportation pass! I'd been worried about getting to the airport and the free pass was amazing! The staff was super nice and helpful, no cons. Great hostel for a good price!

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Singapore
Reviewed 30 July 2015

We only stayed a night and booked ourself one of the private superior rooms. It was a great surprise to get such a big room that is nicely furnished with some interesting features such as imac and a big sliding door to the bathroom. The staff was really friendly and helpful with advices. We received the free public transport pass...

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Thank Petra S
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 July 2015

This hostel was nothing special except the people working there made it amazing. They were so helpful and friendly and very accommodating. If you are traveling to this little pretty city defiantly stay at this hostel it's wonderful.

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Port Coquitlam, Canada
Reviewed 26 June 2015 via mobile

This hostel has everything that you would expect from a respectable hostel. Communal showers, a kitchen, lounge area, wifi throughout, lockers, and comfy beds are all included. The location is not too bad. Its on the opposite side of the train tracks in relation to the city centre. Its about a 10-15 min walk to get to the heart of...

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Thank Colin G
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Reviewed 15 May 2015

I liked the Backpack hostel of Basel because every detail has been thought. The rooms are large and very high, the lockers too, the lamps don't disturb the other guests of the room, in a 8-bed room you can see (and far away) only one person, so you feel privacy, there are hackers to hang your clothes everywhere, the bahtrooms...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are Basel's premier Backpacker and Guesthouse, located in a renovated factory complex, only a 10 minute walk from the main train station (SBB). We offer inexpensive beds in dorms, family and deluxe rooms in Basel, the city of architecture, museums, fairs and culture. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Basel Backpack

Address: Dornacherstrasse 192 | Bau 8, Basel 4053, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Basel > Basel
Price Range: $36 - $128 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Basel Backpack 1*
Number of rooms: 16
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“easily accessible after the office hours”
aqilahyahya52, 23 Jul 2016 | Read review
“if you have cash to spare go for the private room”
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.”
yankymarlo, 15 Apr 2015 | Read review
“All private guestrooms overlook the streets and have double glazing.”
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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 :)”
AndreiS381, 3 Jul 2014 | Read review
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