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Apaliving Basel - Budget Hotel

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 May 2016

This hotel is really good value for budget travellers - the rooms are modern, clean and comfortable and the staff friendly and knowledgable. It is in a beautiful suburb behind the main railway station just minutes on the frequent trams from the city centre - I highly recommend it!

Thank justalways
Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

We visited Basel for the final of the Europa League. All hotels were full and we booked this for a expensive price. These are rooms ins block with a reception Monday to Friday from 7am to 6pm. If you arrive outside this timeframe you feta quote to open the main door and another quote to get your key. The receptionists...

Thank Neoclis
Greater London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for one night on a visit to Basel. It was handily located for the train station and well connected by the tram to get into the city centre quickly. The room and bathroom were clean and the lady at reception was really helpful. It is located off the main road so was nice and quiet. The room had...

Thank Sez1966
Reviewed 12 May 2016

The Apaliving Hotel is a nice budget hotel. It was my first stay, and I was surprised how nice it is, even when the word "budget" frightend me first. I enjoyed my three nights in the deluxe room. The room was very very clean! Even 4* and 5* hotels are not so clean like this!!!!!!!! Peaople at the reception are...

Thank MeMehea
LeitungApaliving, Geschäftsführer at Apaliving Basel - Budget Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for this great review, dear MeMehea! Cleanliness is very important to us and we are very happy and proud to here that you were satisfied with the quality! We are looking forward to having you here anytime soon again. Best regards, your Apaliving

Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 April 2016

Great place & location. Lots of good restaurants, supermarkets etc. Frequent trams and buses to Basel and Euroairport, and SBB trains. The staff are very helpful and friendly. Parking available. Rooms very comfortable with wifi excellent.

Thank jill564
LeitungApaliving, Geschäftsführer at Apaliving Basel - Budget Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review, jill564! We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us! We hope to see you very soon again! Best regards, your Apaliving

Reviewed 18 April 2016

We had a basic room ( there is some kind of upgraded room that has slightly more amenties such as the Nespresso machine some other reviewers mention). The room was clean and functional but small with two single beds, a built in closet, fridge, 2 desk chairs and a kettle. The room and halls made us think of a new...

Thank LokiFreya
Manila, Philippines
Reviewed 12 November 2015

Apaliving Hotel is a budget hotel in Basel suited for the thrifty traveler or the weekly commuting business traveler. They have rooms with the Nespresso machine, mini-fridge and hot water pot which allows you to prepare your own meal or snack which is heaven if you've been eating hotel breakfasts for too long. It's a good alternative, staff are friendly...

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LeitungApaliving, Geschäftsführer at Apaliving Basel - Budget Hotel, responded to this review

Dear tgancayco! Thanks for that great review! We hope to see you soon again! Kind regards, your Apaliving

Reviewed 22 September 2015

I loved this hotel with the neat, spacious, comfortable rooms. The staff was very helpful with all the information and they are so efficient with informing well in advance about self check ins and check outs. I will highly recommend this hotel for a comfortable stay.

Thank Richa S
LeitungApaliving, Manager at Apaliving Basel - Budget Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Richa S! Thank you very much for your great review and for having chosen us! We hope to see you very soon again! Kindest regards, your Apaliving

Rome, Italy
Reviewed 15 August 2015

I like the rooms, nice furnishing And equipped of fridge, nespresso coffee machine, boiler And a choice of tea bags. The problem is that if you arrive after they close the reception And theres a problem you are left to your own. Once the code to get the Key did not work. Rooms are too hot during summer, no air...

Thank LivingDeadMeow
LeitungApaliving, Manager at Apaliving Basel - Budget Hotel, responded to this review

Dear LivingDeadMeow. Thank you for your review! We have removed the wasp's nest immediatly after your notification - thank you! We check our rooms very carefully and we are very sorry that you had this inconvenient. Please also note, that we have a helpline you can call outside our reception opening hours in case you have any trouble. We hope...

Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 27 July 2015

The room was very basic, but spotless. It had an Ikea feel about it. I thought it was large enough to hold an aerobics class! Well, not quite, but it was spacious. Nice bathroom with nice towels. When you book, make sure you get your confirmation. It'll have the information you need to get into the hotel and to get...

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LeitungApaliving, Manager at Apaliving Basel - Budget Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Wordtech. Thanks for your great review and for having chosen us! :-) We hope to see you soon again! Kindest regards, your Apaliving

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
APALIVING offers near the center of Basel a pleasant, quiet living for the best value for money. In a few minutes by bus or tram you are at the train station SBB (2 minutes), in the city center (6 minutes), at the fair (9 minutes) or at the St. Jakob stadium (7 minutes). The stations are two minutes’ walk away from the hotel.180 rooms in two categories are available. Laundry facilities and WIFI access are free of charge. An ironing station can be used during reception opening hours. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Apaliving Basel - Budget Hotel

Address: J. J. Balmer-Strasse 1 | 4053 Basel, Basel 4053, Switzerland (Formerly Appartementhaus Gundeli-Park)
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Basel > Basel
Price Range: $123 - $262 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Apaliving Basel - Budget Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 180
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Also Known As:
Appartementhaus Gundeli-Park Hotel Basel
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“Ask for a room overlooking the backyard.”
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“Top floors are quieter.”
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“The room I had was an even number with a nice view of a residential, leafy street,”
justalways, 21 May 2016 | Read review
“The room we had was too warm so ask for a cooler room in warm weather”
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