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Modern comfort in a historic building. The award-winning Basel Youth Hostel brings innovative architectural design to the romantic St. Alban stream.

Basel

Basel

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.

  • Basel Youth Hostel
    Maja Sacher-Platz 10
    4052 Basel
    Switzerland
  • Check-in: 15:00 - 23:30 Check-out: 07:00 - 10:00
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Opening dates        
Opening dates 01.01.2022 - 31.12.2022 01.01.2023 - 31.12.2023 01.01.2024 - 31.12.2024 01.01.2025 - 31.12.2025
Check In/Out        
Check-in 15:00 - 23:30 15:00 - 23:30 15:00 - 23:30 15:00 - 23:30
Check-out 07:00 - 10:00 07:00 - 10:00 07:00 - 10:00 07:00 - 10:00
Reception times        
Mon to Fri: 00:00 - 23:59 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 00:00 - 23:59
Meal times        
Breakfast 06:00 - 09:30 07:00 - 09:30 06:00 - 09:30 06:00 - 09:30
Lunch 12:00 - 13:30 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 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.

By car

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).

Barrier-free arrival:

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).

Room categories

  • Number of beds
  • Single room
  • Double rooms
  • Family rooms
  • Shared rooms
  • Barrier-free rooms

Infrastructure

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

    Lunch and dinner menu in Basel

    We serve varied, fresh and delicious meals at lunchtime and in the evenings. We also accept Lunch-Checks. Enjoy!

    • 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.–)
    • Children ages 2 to 5 stay for just CHF 15.– and children ages 6 to 12 for just CHF 25.– per night in the parents’ or grandparents’ room, including breakfast. Babies from birth to age 1 stay in a cot, where available, free of charge. Children’s prices do not apply to double rooms.
    • 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 CO2-Compensation CHF 0.30
    • Rates are subject to change
    • All rates in CHF
  • Check-in 07:30 – 23:30
    Room access from 15:00
  • 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.

    Barrier-free bathroom

    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

    Barrier-free journey

    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.

    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

    Taxi

    • 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

    600 m, approx. 10 min

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

    Offers

    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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    • Kanton Basel
    • Buergergemeinde der- Stadt Basel
    • GGG Basel
  • Basel is also easy and convenient to reach by bus.

    Overview of bus parking in Basel

Current experiences

Benefits in the area

  • WWF nature explorer set for school classes (free loan)
  • Basel Card from 2018
  • Free public transport

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