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Basel Youth Hostel

St. Alban-Kirchrain 10
4052 Basel (BS)

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Phone: + 41 61 272 05 72
Fax: + 41 61 272 08 33

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All 63 rooms of the newly-opened Basel Youth Hostel have barrier-free access.

Barrier-free stay

Barrier-free accommodation

  Room Barrier-free beds per room
  1 double room with shower/WC barrier-free 2 beds
  20 double rooms with shower/WC 2 beds
  3 family rooms with shower/WC 2 beds
  36 4-bed rooms with washbasin 2 beds

The main entrance can only be accessed via a ramp with a 6% gradient. Access to the dining room is via a ramp with a 21% incline; a stair lift is available in addition. The room is also easily accessible via an outside ramp.

All rooms are wheelchair-friendly and can be accessed with ease from the upper storeys using the elevator.

  • The width of the corridor in front of the elevator is 250cm.
  • The width of the elevator door is 80cm.
  • Elevator width: 100cm
  • Elevator depth: 220cm

The width of the doors to the rooms is 80cm.


Barrier-free wet cell

All rooms have a washbasin. Disability-friendly showers/WCs are available on every storey. One double room has a fully disabled-friendly wet cell.

The wet cell dimensions are:

  • Width of wet cell door: 83 cm
  • WC seat height: 46 cm
  • The washbasin is wheelchair accessible: 78 cm
  • Shower seat
  • Shower handle

Barrier-free journey

By train / by foot

From Basel SBB Railway Station, 1.4km, approx. 20 minutes

By tram line 8 to "Aeschenplatz", change to tram line 3 or 14, alighting at the stop "Hardstrasse".

Follow the grass strip which runs down the middle of the road to St. Alban-Anlage (approx. 200 m), then cross the road to the left in the direction of Turm/Park. Follow the road St. Alban-Vorstadt for about 100m (curve to the left), turning right at the first junction (St. Alban-Berg). Then turn immediately left into St.Alban Kirchrain, following this for 100m until you reach the Youth Hostel on the right.

Swiss Trac is recommended, as the route from the Youth Hostel to the city is steep.

By car

The Youth Hostel does not have any parking spaces. Only loading and unloading possible. A limited number of parking spaces are available in the quarter.

Useful information

Links for public transport


  • Taxiphon, Phone: +41 61 444 44 44
  • 33er Taxi, Phone: +41 61 633 33 33
  • Taxi Zentrale, Phone: +41 61 222 22 22

Closest pharmacy

600m, approx. 10min

  • Sevogel-Apotheke
    Sevogelstrasse 51
    4052 Basel
    Phone: +41 61 311 52 40


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