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Hyve Hostel Basel

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Iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi

Overview of Hyve Hostel Basel

Hyve Hostel Basel

2 out of 5

4.2/5 Very good

Guests rated this property 4.4/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Breakfast available
  • Business services
  • Laundry

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitizer provided
Gempenstrasse 64, Basel, 4053

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationBIS Tower10 min walk
  • Popular LocationBasel Zoo17 min walk
  • Popular LocationCaricature and Cartoon Museum20 min walk
  • AirportBasel (BSL-EuroAirport)22 min drive

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About this area


Hyve Hostel Basel is located in Basel. Beyeler Foundation and Vitra Design Museum are cultural highlights and Basel Zoo is a popular area attraction. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at St. Jakobshalle or St. Jakob-Park.

What's nearby

  • BIS Tower - 10 min walk
  • Basel Zoo - 17 min walk
  • Binningen Castle - 17 min walk
  • Antique Museum and Collection Ludwig - 18 min walk
  • Caricature and Cartoon Museum - 20 min walk

Getting around

  • University Tram Stop - 6 min drive
  • Basel SBB Station - 7 min walk
  • EuroAirport Airport (BSL) - 22 min drive


  • Wasabi — 5 min walk
  • Café del Mundo — 6 min walk
  • Escasano salad experts — 8 min walk
  • 5 Signori — 9 min walk
  • Starbucks — 9 min walk

About this property

Hyve Hostel Basel

Hostel with business center, near Basel Zoo
Along with coffee/tea in a common area, this smoke-free hostel has a business center and a meeting room. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, concierge services, laundry facilities, and a computer station are onsite. All 31 rooms offer free WiFi and 2 bathrooms.
Hyve Hostel Basel offers 31 accommodations. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen. Guests have access to shared bathrooms. Housekeeping is offered on a limited basis and irons/ironing boards can be requested.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows regional cleaning and disinfection practices of Clean & Safe (Switzerland)
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired Internet

Parking and transportation

  • Limited onsite parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast available for a fee daily 7:00 AM–noon: CHF 5-35 per person
  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Things to do

  • Bicycle rentals
  • Billiards/pool table

Family friendly

  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Laundry facilities


  • Elevator
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Library

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Housekeeping (limited)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Business services

  • Business center
  • Computer station
  • Meeting room


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • 2 bathrooms

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access


  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

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Check-in from 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10:30 AM
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 10:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions and key retrieval information; access will be through a private entrance

Access methods

Staffed front desk, key retrieval, private entrance


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between CHF 5 and CHF 35 per person (approximately)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards

Property is also known as

Hyve Hostel
YMCA Hostel
YMCA Basel
Ymca Hostel Basel Hotel Basel
Generation YMCA Hostel
Generation YMCA Basel
Hyve Basel
Hyve Hostel Basel Basel
Hyve Hostel Basel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Hyve Hostel Basel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Basel

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Overall score and ratings


Very good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 84 out of 184 reviews
5 - Excellent 46%
Rating 4 - Good. 73 out of 184 reviews
4 - Good 40%
Rating 3 - Okay. 17 out of 184 reviews
3 - Okay 9%
Rating 2 - Poor. 6 out of 184 reviews
2 - Poor 3%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 4 out of 184 reviews
1 - Terrible 2%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Travelled with family, Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2019

2/5 Poor

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
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 by beds. And, yes beds are RIGHT next to each other-bit weird. Pros? Place is clean, good location, nice vibe and staff are helpful. Free metro pass. Skip overpriced breakfast! (Hopefully, you won’t get room 25. Long stay resident with ticking clock-you’ll feel like you’re in Peter Pan’s Neverland.)
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2019

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Modern, clean, staff were helpful and kind, and moderately inexpensive. The only negative was the walls were thin which we had loud neighbors the first night but it was a great place to stay.
Stayed 3 nights in May 2019

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2019

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 5 nights in Mar 2019