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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 2018 2019
Opening dates    
Opening dates 01.01.2018 - 31.12.2018 01.01.2019 - 31.12.2019
Check In/Out    
Check-in 15:00 - 00:00 15:00 - 00:00
Check-out 06:00 - 10:00 06:00 - 10:00
Reception times    
Mon to Fri: 00:00 - 23:59 00:00 - 23:59
Sat and Sun: 00:00 - 23:59 00:00 - 23:59
Meal times    
Breakfast 06:00 - 09:30 06:00 - 09:30
Lunch 11:45 - 13:30 11:45 - 13:30
Dinner 18:30 - 20:00 18:30 - 20:00

How to find us

How to get there:

Info: Free public transport available due to Basel Card 2018.

By train:

By public transportHow to get there 15 minutes’ walk from "Basel SBB" railway station via Aeschenplatz, alternatively take the no.2 tram line from there to the "Kunstmuseum" stop. From "Basel Badischer Bahnhof" railway station take the no.2 tram line to the "Kunstmuseum" stop. Then it’s a 5 minutes’ walk across the St. Alban-Vorstadt, down the Mühlenberg towards the Rhine, past St. Alban Church to the youth hostel. Signposts at the "Basel SBB" railway station.

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 (PDF, 290 KB) nearby.

Barrier-free journey:

15 minutes’ walk from «Basel SBB» railway station via Aeschenplatz, alternatively take the no.2 tram line from there to the «Kunstmuseum» stop. From «Basel Badischer Bahnhof» railway station take the no.2 tram line to the «Kunstmuseum» stop. Then it’s a 5 minutes’ walk across the St. Alban-Vorstadt, down the Mühlenberg towards the Rhine, past St. Alban Church to the youth hostel. Signposts at the «Basel SBB» railway station.

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

From the airport:

From EuroAirport Basel take the Airport shuttle bus no. 50. It will take you to the Basel main station SBB in approximately 16 minutes. From there follow directions as described from the train station SBB.

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 17.50 CHF
    Dinner 17.50 CHF
    Dinner for children aged 2–5 years 8.50 CHF
    Dinner for children aged 6–12 years 14.50 CHF
    Packed lunch on request 8.50 CHF

    We accept Lunch-Checks! 

    Lunch and evening meals

    We serve varied, fresh and delicious meals at lunchtime and in the evenings. Enjoy!

    • All prices exclusive of taxes CHF 4.– per person/night, including VAT.
    • Non-members pay a surcharge for the day membership of: CHF 7.–, families CHF 14.–
    • Benefits of our annual membership
    • Groups (minimum of 10 people) are advised to buy an annual membership (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
    • 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 20.-
    • 1 whiteboard CHF 20.-
    • 1 screen CHF 20.-
    • 1 TV/video (VHS, DVD), CHF 20.-
    • 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 lt. bottle CHF 5.-
    • Coffee, tea, fruit juice, croissant and fruits CHF 9.50
    • 4-course lunch incl. water (excl. coffee) CHF 17.50 (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 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 100 m (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

    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

    • GGG Basel

Current specials

Your benefits in the area

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

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