Modern comfort in a historic building. The award-winning Basel Youth Hostel brings innovative architectural design to the romantic St. Alban stream.
If you stay at this Designer Youth Hostel, you can experience a highly successful marriage of old charm and contemporary architecture. Just like the city of culture itself, this youth hostel remains true to its traditional roots while being international, stylish and open. This unique atmosphere fits perfectly into the picturesque St. Alban district, and guests will quickly forget they are in the middle of a metropolis when they spend time on the wooden terrace. Thanks to its central location on «Dalbedych», you'll find world-famous museums, the historic old town, the River Rhine, Basel Zoo, the Basel Tattoo and Basel's legendary Fasnacht carnival practically on your doorstep.
|Opening dates||01.01.2023 - 31.12.2023||01.01.2024 - 31.12.2024||01.01.2025 - 31.12.2025|
|Check-in||15:00 - 23:30||15:00 - 23:30||15:00 - 23:30|
|Check-out||00:00 - 10:00||00:00 - 10:00||00:00 - 10:00|
|Mon to Fri:||00:00 - 23:59||00:00 - 23:59||00:00 - 23:59|
|Sat and Sun:||00:00 - 23:59||00:00 - 23:59||00:00 - 23:59|
|Breakfast buffet||06:00 - 09:30||06:00 - 09:30||06:00 - 09:30|
|Lunch||12:00 - 13:30||12:00 - 13:30||12:00 - 13:30|
|Dinner||18:00 - 20:00||18:00 - 20:00||18:00 - 20:00|
How to find us
Note: travel for free on public transport with your booking confirmation (thanks to the Basel Card).
By public transport / on foot:
From the SBB station take tram number 2 in the “Eglisee” direction as far as the “Fine Arts Museum” stop.
From there 5-7 minutes on foot through the St. Alban district and then down the Mühleberg towards the Rhine, through the park and past St. Alban’s church to the youth hostel on Maja Sacher-Platz.
From the Badischer Station in Basel take tram number 2 towards Binningen and alight at the Fine Arts Museum stop. From there, follow the directions above.
Park ONLY in the Blue Zone in the district (St. Alban-Kirchrain, St. Alban-Tal, St. Alban- Rheinweg). Visitors’ parking tickets can be purchased at every tram ticket machine or by using the “ParkSmartBasel” app. Parking is free from 07:00 pm to 08:00 am as well as on Sundays and public holidays.
The youth hostel does not have any parking spaces of its own. Loading and unloading is possible in the street in front of the entrance.
There are free bus parking places on the Erdbeergraben or Brennerstrasse. Loading and unloading at the Fine Arts Museum (maximum 30 minutes).
By public transport with tram route number 2 from the SBB station to the “Fine Arts Museum” stop and from there about 5-10 minutes’ walk through the St. Alban district and then down the Mühleberg towards the Rhine, through the park and past St. Alban’s church to the youth hostel.
From the Badischer Station in Basel with tram number 2 to the Fine Arts Museum stop. From there about 5-10 minutes’ walk through the St. Alban district and then down the Mühleberg towards the Rhine, through the park and past St. Alban’s church to the youth hostel.
We recommend you use a “Swiss Trac” as the route from the youth hostel into the city is steep.
From the airport
Take airport bus number 50 from EuroAirport Basel to the SBB station. From there, follow the directions from the SBB station.
Your reservation at the Basel Youth Hostel is also a free ticket for public transport (valid only for the above routes on the day of your arrival).
Number of beds
Shower towel CHF 3.- (in rooms with shower incl.)
Dogs allowed in private rooms
Laundry service (for a fee)
Baby equipment (cot, highchair, changing table)
Reading room / corner
Public car parking nearby
Bed linen included
Prices (in CHF) and availability
Breakfast buffet incl.
Lunch on request
CHF 19.50 Dinner CHF 19.50 Dinner for children ages 2 to 5 years CHF 8.50 Dinner for children ages 6 to 12 years CHF 14.50 Packed lunch CHF 10.00
We accept Lunch-Checks!
Yoummi – the catering option from Swiss Youth Hostels
Further price information
- All prices exclusive of taxes CHF 4.– per person/night, including VAT.
- The Hostel Card Standard is included in the price of accommodation and is valid from the day of arrival to the day of departure.
- You have the option of purchasing a Hostel Card Premium and benefit from cheaper accommodation prices in all Swiss youth Hostels. More information about the Hostel Card Premium
- Groups (minimum of 10 people) are advised to buy a Hostel Card Premium (personal: CHF 55.– / non-personal: CHF 99.–)
- Find our children's prices on the family page.
- Group rates for children ages 2 to 5 years, a flat rate of CHF 15.–; from ages 6 to 12 years, accommodation prices / group prices apply
- Accommodation of dogs on request CHF 15.- per dog and night, without food
- Voluntary climate protection contribution CHF 0.30
- Rates are subject to change
- All rates in CHF
Check-in and room access
Check-in 07:30 – 23:30 Room access from 15:00
Seminars & events
49 rooms of the Basel Youth Hostel have barrier-free access.
Room Barrier-free beds per room 1 double room with shower/WC barrier-free 2 beds 15 2-bed rooms with washbasin 1 bed 30 4-bed rooms with washbasin 2 beds 6 6-bed rooms with washbasin 3 beds
The main entrance can only be accessed via a ramp with a 6% gradient. Access to the restaurant is via a ramp with a 21% incline; a stair lift is available in addition. The restaurant 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 250 cm.
- The width of the elevator door is 80 cm.
- Elevator width: 100 cm
- Elevator depth: 220 cm
The width of the doors to the rooms is 80 cm.
All rooms have a washbasin. Disability-friendly showers/WCs are available on every storey. One double room has a fully disabled-friendly bathroom.
The bathroom dimensions are:
- Width of bathroom door: 83 cm
- WC seat height: 46 cm
- The washbasin is wheelchair accessible: 78 cm
- Shower seat
- Shower handle
By train / by foot
To get to the youth hostel from «Basel Bahnhof SBB» railway station, take tram no. 2 to the «Bankverein» stop and from there, walk for about 10 minutes through the Alban district towards the «Wettsteinbrücke» bridge and down Mühlenberg street towards the Rhine River, then through the park, past the St. Alban church.
To get to the youth hostel, take tram no. 2 from the «Basel Badischer Bahnhof» railway station to the «Bankverein» stop. From there, walk for about 10 minutes through the Alban district back towards the «Wettsteinbrücke» bridge and down Mühlenberg street towards the Rhine River, then through the park, past the St. Alban church.
Swiss Trac is recommended, as the route from the Youth Hostel to the city is steep.
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.
Links for public transport
- Swiss Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired: Barrier-free public transport
- Swiss Railways (SBB): Travel with reduced mobility.
- Public Transport in Basel
- Taxiphon, Phone: +41 61 444 44 44
- 33er Taxi, Phone: +41 61 633 33 33
- Taxi Zentrale, Phone: +41 61 222 22 22
600 m, approx. 10 min
Phone: +41 61 311 52 40
- Wiesenweg, route no. 482
- Bruderholzweg, route no. 483
- Procap Travel & Sport (only in German & French available)
- Tourismus inclusive
Supporting the OK:GO initiative
Swiss Youth Hostels is part of the OK:GO initiative. This initiative aims to ensure that every tourism provider in Switzerland offers information about the accessibility of its services to the public. Learn more about the initiative here.
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Guest and member benefits
Running Club of Basel (Lauftreff beider Basel)