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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.

Outside area and entrance Basel Youth Hostel

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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
    St. Alban-Kirchrain 10
    4052 Basel
    Switzerland
  • Check-in: 15:00 - 00:00 Check-out: 06:00 - 10:00
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Opening times

Types 2019 2020 2021
Opening dates      
Opening dates 01.01.2019 - 31.12.2019 01.01.2020 - 31.12.2020 01.01.2021 - 31.12.2021
Check In/Out      
Check-in 15:00 - 00:00 15:00 - 00:00 15:00 - 00:00
Check-out 06:00 - 10:00 06:00 - 10:00 06:00 - 10:00
Reception times      
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
Meal times      
Breakfast 06:00 - 09:30 06:00 - 09:30 06:00 - 09:30
Lunch 11:45 - 13:30 11:45 - 13:30 11:45 - 13:30
Dinner 18:30 - 20:00 18:30 - 20:00 18:30 - 20:00

How to find us

Note: travel for free on public transport with your booking confirmation (thanks to the Basel Card).

By train/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 from «Basel Badischer Bahnhof» railway station, take tram no.2 to the «Bankverein» stop. From there, walk 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.

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. Visitor’s parking tickets can be purchased from tram ticket machines. Free bus parking parking nearby (link under «Bus parking»).

Barrier-free journey

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.

From the airport

From EuroAirport Basel, take airport bus no. 50. This will take you to the Basel Bahnhof SBB railway station in 16 minutes. From there, follow the directions for the route from Basel Bahnhof SBB railway station. 

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 18.50
    Dinner CHF 18.50
    Dinner for children aged 2–5 years CHF 8.50
    Dinner for children aged 6–12 years CHF 14.50
    Packed lunch CHF 8.50

    We accept Lunch-Checks! 

    Lunch and evening meals

    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 aged 2 to 5 stay for just CHF 15.– and children aged 6 to 12 for just CHF 25.– per night in the parents’ or grandparents’ room, including breakfast. Babies aged from 0 to 1 stay in a cot, where available, free of charge. Children’s prices do not apply to double rooms.
    • Group rates for children aged 2–5 years, a flat rate of CHF 15.–; from 6–12 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
  • Details and prices

    Basel Youth Hostel has 234 beds in single, double, four and six-bed rooms. In addition to the accommodation, restaurant and bar, the youth hostel offers a seminar room in which courses and events for up to 30 persons can be held.

    Room rental

    Seminar room for 25–30 persons, between 8 am and 11 pm

    • 1 x 4-hr block period for guests CHF 120.–, for third parties CHF 160.–
    • 2 x 4-hr block periods for guests CHF 220.–, for third parties CHF 300.–
    • 3 x 4-hr block periods for guests CHF 280.–, for third parties CHF 350.–

    Facilities per day

    • 1 flipchart CHF 30.–
    • 1 whiteboard CHF 30.–
    • 1 screen CHF 30.–
    • 1 TV/video (VHS, DVD), CHF 30.–
    • WiFi for free
    • additional technical equipment on request

    Other services

    • Writing pad with pencil for free
    • Copies CHF 1.– per page (photos CHF 2.–)
    • Fax (Switzerland) CHF 4.– (up to 3 pages), each additional page CHF 1.–
    • Room decoration according to expenditure

    Catering

    • Coffee/with croissant CHF 3.50/CHF 5.–
    • Basel mineral water 1.5 l bottle CHF 7.–
    • Coffee, tea, fruit juice, croissant and fruits CHF 9.50
    • 3-course lunch and/or dinner incl. water (excl. coffee) each for CHF 18.50 (self-service, price for table service on request)
    • Aperitifs, buffet lunches and banquets on request

    Have you any other needs or special wishes? The youth hostel team will be pleased to help you arrange your individual seminar programme. Please send your enquiry to: basel@youthhostel.ch.

  • 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 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 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 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

    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

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

    Free bus parking parking nearby

Current experiences

Your benefits in the area

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

Surroundings

Directions

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