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Hyperion Hotel Basel
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Dorint An der Messe Basel
Reviewed on Feb. 10, 2020
Courtyard by Marriott Basel
Reviewed on Feb. 7, 2020
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
- Sankt Johanns-Park
- Merian Park
- Beyeler Foundation
- Pharmacy Museum Basel
- Basel Natural History Museum
Overall, Basel is known for its:
- Historical sites
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.