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Youth Hostel Basel
2 out of 5
St. Alban-Kirchrain 10, Basel
The price is CA $190 per night from Oct 2 to Oct 2
Located in Basel City Centre, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Caricature and Cartoon Museum and Congress Center Basel. Basel Zoo and St. Jakobshalle are ...
4.3/5Excellent! (67 reviews)
A nice stay
"A nice stay at a clean, quiet, affordable hostel in the city center. Close to the tourist attractions. A nice breakfast too."

Reviewed on Oct. 4, 2019

Youth Hostel Basel
Hyve Hotel Basel
2 out of 5
Gempenstrasse 62, Basel
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The price is CA $98 per night from Oct 10 to Oct 10
Situated in Basel, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Via Gottardo and Basel Zoo. Congress Center Basel and St. Jakobshalle are also within 2 mi (3 km). Basel ...
4.3/5Excellent! (134 reviews)
"Close to train station. Hot day and AC was not working!!"

Reviewed on Jul. 31, 2019

Hyve Hotel Basel
Basel Backpack
2 out of 5
192 Dornacherstrasse, Basel, BS
The price is CA $139 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 3
Situated in Basel, this hostel is within 2 mi (3 km) of BIS Tower, Basel Zoo, and St. Jakobshalle. Congress Center Basel is 1.8 mi (2.9 km) away. Basel SBB Station ...
3.8/5Good! (39 reviews)
Prices do not match on hotels.com and hotel
"At check-in the cc for booking was not charged, so I had to pay a higher price than on the booking confirmation: CHF 33 instead of CHF 29. Should be some additional guest tax?"

Reviewed on Oct. 20, 2020

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Hostel Heimathafen Lörrach
2 out of 5
Brühlstraße 10/11, Loerrach, BSL
The price is CA $49 per night from Sep 20 to Sep 20
Situated in Loerrach, this hostel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Dreilandermuseum Loerrach and 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Beyeler Foundation. Burghof Loerrach is 0.3 mi (0.5 ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (4 reviews)
"Access to public transportation and very nice view."

Reviewed on Jun. 30, 2019

Hostel Heimathafen Lörrach
Hyve Hostel Basel
2 out of 5
Gempenstrasse 64, Basel
Situated in Basel, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Via Gottardo and Basel Zoo. Congress Center Basel and St. Jakobshalle are also within 3 mi (5 km). Basel ...
4.2/5Excellent! (184 reviews)
Good Location - Don’t Stay in Room 25
"Returned from full day of sightseeing, FOB didn’t work (10:30 PM). No one answered call via call button. Thankfully, fellow guest let me in. WiFi is complete rubbish in common areas. Groceries were discarded prior to my departure (staff gave me complimentary salad-yum!). No electrical outlets/USB ..."

Reviewed on Aug. 16, 2019

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Hyve Hostel Basel
SILO Hostel
2 out of 5
37 Signalstrasse, Basel, BS
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $152 per night from Sep 27 to Sep 27
Located in Basel City Centre, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Musical Theater Basel and Congress Center Basel. Basel Zoo and St. Jakobshalle are also within ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (4 reviews)
Highly recommended
"Great choice for a stay From the design to the cleanliness and the charming hospitality"

Reviewed on Aug. 31, 2021

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Hyperion Hotel Basel

Hyperion Hotel Basel

4 out of 5
Messeplatz 12, Basel, BS
The price is CA $179 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 3
4.4/5Excellent! (947 reviews)
"The staff are great, the breakfast is really good, the rooms are nice and comfy, there’s a free minibar and you get a Basel card that gives you access to the trams and busses and discounts to lots of museums, zoos and tours. This hotel is actually a package, a good one. Book it."

Reviewed on Aug. 25, 2021

Hyperion Hotel Basel
Hotel Victoria

Hotel Victoria

4 out of 5
Centralbahnplatz 3-4, Basel, BS
The price is CA $211 per night from Oct 11 to Oct 11
4.7/5Exceptional! (67 reviews)
"A very pleasant hotel, unassuming elegant"

Reviewed on Aug. 14, 2021

Hotel Victoria
Radisson Blu Hotel, Basel

Radisson Blu Hotel, Basel

4 out of 5
Steinentorstrasse 25, Basel, BS
The price is CA $231 per night from Oct 1 to Oct 1
4/5Very Good! (80 reviews)
"Great location and offers all that you need for a city stay in Basel. 1.8m restriction on parking so if you’ve a can, park just up the Road (2 min walk) in the Multistory car park."

Reviewed on Aug. 21, 2021

Radisson Blu Hotel, Basel
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What Is a Hostel?

If you're looking for somewhere affordable to stay in Basel, one of the 6 hostels here might be a great choice. No two hostels look exactly the same, but these dormitory-style accommodations all have the following:

  • Shared rooms (though many have private options too)
  • Budget-friendly prices
  • A social setting

Hostels are a great way to stay in Basel for a good value, so you can save more for fun things to do. You can check out cultural highlights like the museums in this destination, or enjoy the local tours and other activities.

Hostels in Basel

Ready to book a hostel? These options have the highest reviews from our guests and could be a good place to start looking:

Youth Hostel Basel - Located within a 20-minute walk of Basler Muenster and Basel Historical Museum. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, a restaurant, and a bar. You'll find desks and linens in all rooms.

Basel Backpack - You can take advantage of free WiFi and barbecue grills, as well as a picnic area. Rooms come with showers, hair dryers, and desks.

Hostel Heimathafen Lörrach - Close to public transit, this property is within a 5-minute walk of Lörrach Museum/Burghof S-Bahn. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, a restaurant, and multilingual staff. You'll find towels, showers, and free toiletries in all rooms.

Hyve Hostel Basel - Close to public transit, this property is within a 10-minute walk of Basel SBB Station. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, a shared/communal kitchen, and tour/ticket assistance.

Hyve Hotel Basel - Close to public transit, this property is within a 5-minute walk of Basel SBB Station. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, tour/ticket assistance, and laundry facilities. You'll find free toiletries in all rooms.

When Is the Best Time to Visit Basel?

Good weather's always better when you're discovering new places, so here are some stats about the seasons:

  • The hottest months are typically August and July, while February and January are the coldest months
  • January-March: Daytime temperatures average 55° F and nighttime temperatures average 29° F
  • April-June: 75° F is the daytime average and 38° F is the nighttime average
  • July-September: Daytime averages are around 79° F and nighttime averages are around 49° F
  • October-December: The average temperatures are 64° F during the day and 32° F at night
  • Average rainfall is 1.14 inches in a year

What Can I Do in Basel?

Depending on your interests, you might appreciate these places:

Top Sights
  • Basel Town Hall
  • Basler Muenster
  • Basel Historical Museum
Natural Features
  • Sankt Johanns-Park
  • Rosentalanlage
  • Merian Park
Cultural Attractions
  • Beyeler Foundation
  • Pharmacy Museum Basel
  • Basel Natural History Museum

Overall, Basel is known for its:

  • Museums
  • Art
  • Cafés
  • Riverfront
  • Historical sites
  • Tours
  • Festivals
  • Restaurants
  • Shopping

How to Get to Basel and Around the Area

You'll find the closest airport in Basel (BSL-EuroAirport), located 3.9 mi (6.2 km) away from the city center. An alternative is Mulhouse (MLH-EuroAirport), which is 3.9 mi (6.3 km) away. Once you're on the ground, you might want to use public transit during your trip. Nearby metro stations include Marktplatz Tram Stop, University Tram Stop, and Riehen Niederholz S-Bahn. To check out more of the area, take a train from Basel SBB Station, Basel St. Johann Station, or Basel Bad Station.

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