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Featured Hostels in Basel

SILO Hostel
2 out of 5
37 Signalstrasse, Basel, BS
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $181 per night from Nov 6 to Nov 7

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 ...

5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
neu, cool, sauber, freundlich - echt ein Tip!

"das SILO ist eine supercoole Unterkunft für alle, ob Business oder Familie, es passt alles."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 11, 2020

SILO Hostel
Youth Hostel Basel
2 out of 5
St. Alban-Kirchrain 10, Basel
The price is CA $159 per night from Nov 6 to Nov 7

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! (66 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
Basel Backpack
3 out of 5
192 Dornacherstrasse, Basel, BS
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $91 per night from Oct 25 to Oct 26

Situated in Basel, this hostel is within 2 miles (3 km) of BIS Tower, Basel Zoo and St. Jakobshalle. Congress Center Basel is 1.8 mi (2.9 km) away. Basel SBB ...

3.9/5Very Good! (35 reviews)

"Mostly loved how helpful, friendly and down-to-earth the staff was. Warm showers, a clean and comfortable place to lay my head. What more could I ask for?"…"

Reviewed on Jan. 8, 2020

Basel Backpack

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Hostel Heimathafen Lörrach
2 out of 5
Brühlstraße 10/11, Loerrach, BSL
The price is CA $52 per night from Nov 6 to Nov 7

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 Hotel Basel
2 out of 5
Gempenstrasse 62, Basel
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Situated in Basel, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of BIS Tower and Basel Zoo. Congress Center Basel and St. Jakobshalle are also within 2 miles (3 km). Basel ...

4.3/5Excellent! (135 reviews)

"Close to train station. Hot day and AC was not working!!"…"

Reviewed on Jul. 31, 2019

Hyve Hotel Basel
Hyve Hostel Basel
2 out of 5
Gempenstrasse 64, Basel
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Situated in Basel, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of BIS Tower and Basel Zoo. Congress Center Basel and St. Jakobshalle are also within 3 miles (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

Hyve Hostel Basel
Youth Hostel Mariastein
2 out of 5
Burg Rotberg, Metzerlen
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Situated in Metzerlen, this hostel is 1.5 mi (2.3 km) from Kloster Mariastein and within 9 miles (15 km) of Basel Zoo and Binningen Castle. St. Jakobshalle and ...

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Hyperion Hotel Basel

Hyperion Hotel Basel

4 out of 5
Messeplatz 12, Basel, BS
The price is CA $140 per night from Oct 25 to Oct 26
4.4/5Excellent! (901 reviews)

"We had a 1-night stay and overall happy with our stay. Check-in process was a bit long (our reservation got mixed with some other guest’s, we entered a room that was occupied !!) Receptionist was trying her best and she finally upgraded us in a nice Junior Suite which we really enjoyed. Thank ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul. 21, 2020

Hyperion Hotel Basel
Dorint An der Messe Basel

Dorint An der Messe Basel

4 out of 5
Schoenaustrasse 10, Basel, BS
The price is CA $145 per night from Nov 6 to Nov 7
4.3/5Excellent! (987 reviews)
Would use again next time in Basel

"Just a 10 minute walk to the Rhine with the city centre on the other side of the river, bus & tram stops just outside the hotel & easy free access from the airport with the hotel reservation and they provide a Basel card on check in, some small bars and food outlets nearby but the main activity is ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 10, 2020

Dorint An der Messe Basel
Courtyard by Marriott Basel

Courtyard by Marriott Basel

4 out of 5
Hardstrasse 55, Pratteln, BL
The price is CA $172 per night from Nov 6 to Nov 7
4.1/5Very Good! (253 reviews)

"Excellent staff, really friendly."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 7, 2020

Courtyard by Marriott Basel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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.

Frequently asked questions

Should I stay in a hostel in Basel?
By choosing a hostel you can cut your spending on accommodations and set aside more of your trip funds for exploring during your trip. You can check out this destination’s cultural highlights, such as its museums, and the river views create an appealing natural setting.
What is a hostel?
These dorm-style accommodations come in quite a few shapes and sizes, but they all have a few qualities in common, including budget prices, a social setting, and shared rooms (though many hostels offer private room options too).
What are the best hostels in Basel?
Based on our customers’ reviews, these hostels in Basel have the best ratings: SILO Hostel - Close to public transit, this property is within a 10-minute walk of Basel Bad Station. Property features include free WiFi, a restaurant, and a bar. You’ll find showers in all rooms. Youth Hostel Basel - Property features include free WiFi, a restaurant, and a bar. You’ll find showers, desks, and linens in all rooms. Basel Backpack - Property features include free WiFi, barbecue grills, and 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. Property features include free WiFi, a restaurant, and a bar. You’ll find towels, showers, and free toiletries in all rooms. 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.
How many hostels are there in Basel?
If you’re hoping to find a low-cost place to stay in Basel, one of Expedia’s 7 hostels might be a great option.
When is the best time of year to stay in a hostel in Basel?
The weather is important when you’re experiencing new places, so here are some stats about the local climate: The hottest months are usually July and August with an average temp of 64°F, while the coldest months are January and February with an average of 38°F. Average annual precipitation for Basel is 32 inches.
What is there to see and do in Basel?
In general, Basel is known for its museums, art, and cafés. Major attractions include Congress Center Basel, Basel Zoo, and St. Jakobshalle. Get out into nature with places like Sole Uno, Rosentalanlage, and Eaux Vives Park. Cultural attractions include Vitra Design Museum, Beyeler Foundation, and Basel Natural History Museum.
What's the best way to get to and around Basel while staying at a hostel?
Keep this information about transit options in and around Basel in your back pocket to make the most of your stay: You can fly into the nearest airport, which is EuroAirport Airport (BSL), located 3.9 mi (6.2 km) away. Another option is Mulhouse (MLH-EuroAirport), situated 3.9 mi (6.3 km) away. When you’re out and about, you may want to make use of public transit. You can take advantage of metro transit at Marktplatz Tram Stop, University Tram Stop, and Riehen Niederholz S-Bahn. To check out more of the surrounding area, catch a train at Basel SBB Station, Basel St. Johann Station, or Basel Bad Station.

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