Basel Backpack Hostel

Dornacherstrasse 192, Basel, Switzerland, 4053  show map
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Basel Backpack Hostel

Wi-Fi
Parking

Off-site parking

Kitchen facilities

Shared kitchen

Air conditioning
Laundry
Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Coffee shop

Picnic area/ Tables

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Overview

Basel Backpack Hostel is a pleasant accommodation in Basel offering a picnic area, a play area and a sunbathing terrace. Basel Backpack Hostel boasts simple décor in the entire property. Convenient amenities like an elevator, a storage room, a kiosk and a car park are provided.

Basel city center is 2 km away. Guests can enjoy a meal in Blindekuh Basel and Eo Ipso, which are located in a busy area, just about 5 minutes’ walk from Basel Backpack Hostel.

Zurich-Kloten airport lies within a 75-minute drive away.

Rooms

Triple Room, 8-bed Dorm, Double Room and Family Room are fitted with a balcony, a wardrobe, high ceiling, heating and a writing table as well as beds with down pillows and linens. The cozy rooms come with a parquet floor. Private bathrooms with hairdryers, bath sheets and guest toiletries are provided for guests' use.

Eat & Drink

Breakfast is served in the bar each morning. Cool drinks are offered in the library bar. Guests will find a shared kitchen in the property.

You can start your day with a buffet breakfast, which costs CHF 8 per person per night. 

Services

The on-site bicycles are available for rent.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hostel for free.

Guest Parking

Paid public parking is possible at a location nearby.

Number of rooms:   16.

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Facilities

General

  • No smoking on site
  • Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Off-site parking
  • Pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Currency exchange
  • Coffee shop
  • Vending machines

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Aerobics

Services

  • Bicycle rental
  • Laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

  • Breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Picnic area/ Tables

Meeting facilities

  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Board games
  • DVDs/ Videos for children

Leisure facilities

  • Swimming pool
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • BBQ facilities
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Library

Room view

  • City view

Room facilities

  • Heating
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Garden furniture
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Toilet

Self-catering

  • Shared kitchen

Room decor

  • Parquet floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 4 pm FREE
Check-out 08:00-11:00 FREE

Children and extra beds

All children
0 - 2 years
Crib FREE
Existing bedding FREE
All children
3 years
Existing bedding FREE
Extra bed CHF 30
Children above
3 years or adults
Extra bed CHF 30
Maximum capacity of cribs and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.

Pets

Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hostel

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Hostel Address:

Dornacherstrasse 192, Basel, Switzerland, 4053

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City Center
  • Basel
    1.8 km
Airports
Train Stations
  • Basel SBB
    700 m
  • Badischer Bahnhof
    3.1 km
  • Bus stop
    200 m
Restaurants
  • Eo Ipso (cuisine: International)
    10 m
  • Blindekuh Basel (cuisine: European)
    10 m
Beaches
  • CityBeach Messe
    1.3 km
Hostel information
  • Check-in:
    from  4 pm
  • Check-out:
    until 08:00-11:00 
  • Number of rooms:
    16

Rooms and availability

Basel Backpack photos Room
Triple Room
  • Room size:

    20 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    3 Single beds

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  • General:Dressing area
  • Bathroom:Shared bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Shared toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
Room Description:

This is a private room with shared bathroom facilities.

Basel Backpack photos Room
Double Room
  • Room size:

    12 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • General:Work desk
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Entire unit wheelchair accessible
  • Bathroom:Shared bathroom
  • Towels
  • Shared toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
Room Description:

Simple and cosy room in urban loft style. Newly renovated in 2015, wheelchair-accessible, with shared bathroom facilities.

Basel Backpack photos Exterior Hotel information
Double Room Private Bathroom
City view
  • Room size:

    18 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Balcony
    • + More
  • General:Terrace
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Private entrance
  • Parquet floor
  • Books, DVDs or music for children
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Sofa
  • Media:Radio
Room Description:

Newly built in 2014, this room comes with a private bathroom, a seating area, a sound system and free WiFi.

Basel Backpack photos Exterior Hotel information
4-Bed Family Room
  • Room size:

    25 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed

  • Check Prices
  • General:Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Dressing area
  • Bathroom:Shared bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Shared toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
Room Description:

This is a private room with shared bathroom facilities.

Basel Backpack photos Room
Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
  • Room size:

    30 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed

  • Check Prices
  • General:Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Bathroom:Shared bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Shared toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
Room Description:

Simple and cosy 8-bed dormitory in urban loft style. Newly renovated in 2015, lower beds wheelchair-accessible.

Basel Backpack photos Room
Bed 4-Bed Dormitory Room
  • Room size:

    30 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed

  • Check Prices
  • General:Dressing area
  • Bathroom:Shared bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Shared toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
Room Description:

Bed in 4-bed dormitory.

Basel Backpack photos Room
Bed Female Dormitory Room
  • Room size:

    30 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed

  • Check Prices
  • General:Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Bathroom:Shared bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Shared toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
Room Description:

This is a bed in a female dormitory room.

Basel Backpack Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Zirkus Rägeboge100 m
  • Galerie J. R. Schläppi600 m
  • Galerie Gisèle Linder900 m
  • Daniel Blaise Thorens1.2 km
  • Tinguely Brunnen1.3 km

Places of interest

  • Markthalle900 m

Train stations

  • Basel SBB600 m

Amusement

  • Querfeld100 m
  • Restaurant Bowling700 m
  • Kino Mascotte800 m
  • Dreispitz Bowling Center AG1.2 km
  • Pathe Eldorado:1.2 km
  • Cinema Küchlin1.2 km
  • fantastic empire1.2 km
  • Cinéma Capitol1.2 km

Museums

  • Kunsthalle Basel1.2 km
  • Heimatschutz Basel1.3 km
  • Historisches Museum Basel1.3 km
  • Antikenmuseum1.3 km
  • Architectural Museum1.3 km
  • Puppenhausmuseum1.3 km

Parks

  • Zoological Garden1.1 km

Arboretum, Green spaces, Zoos

  • Zolli (Zoologischer Garten)1.0 km
  • Zoologischer Garten Basel1.1 km

Theaters

  • Broadway Theater AG200 m
  • Theater BasiLight400 m
  • Theater- und Clownschule800 m
  • Theater Basel1.2 km
  • Märchentourneetheater1.3 km

Business areas

  • BIZ tower700 m

Local attractions

  • Historisches Museum Barfusserplatz1.5 km
    Barfusserplatz, Basel
  • Museum for Contemporary Art 1.6 km
    Alban-Rheinweg 60, Basel
  • Basel Paper Mill Museum1.6 km
    St Alban-Tal 37, Basel
  • Music Museum of the Basel History Museum 1.5 km
    Im Lohnhof 9, Basel
  • Basel Munster1.7 km
    Rittergasse 3, Basel

Near the hostel

  • Zoo Basel1.1 km
    Binningerstrasse 40, Basel
  • Haus zum Kirschgarten1.2 km
    Elisabethenstrasse 27 / 29, Basel
  • Fine Arts Museum 1.4 km
    St. Alban-Graben 16, Basel
  • Tinguely-Brunnen1.3 km
    Theaterplatz, Basel
  • Indigo Fitness Club1.1 km
    Sternengasse 19, Basel
  • Offene Kirche Elisabethen1.3 km
    Elisabethenstrasse 10-14, Basel
  • CityBeach Messe1.3 km
    Dufourstrasse 25, Basel

Restaurants nearby

  • Eo Ipso10 m

    Address: Dornacherstrasse 192
    Phone: +41 61 333 14 90

    67% likes this, based on 89 reviews
    Cuisine: International
    Price Range: CAD 30 - CAD 112

  • Suki Chockchai70 m

    Address: Dornacherstrasse 195
    Phone: +41(0)61 331 60 98

    61% likes this, based on 8 reviews
    Cuisine: Thai

  • Restaurant Signori200 m

    Address: Guterstrasse 183
    Phone: +41 61 361 87 73

    69% likes this, based on 54 reviews
    Cuisine: Swiss

  • Blindekuh Basel10 m

    Address: Dornacherstrasse 192

    73% likes this, based on 50 reviews
    Cuisine: European

  • Wanderruh140 m

    Address: Dornacherstrasse 151
    Phone: 061 361 08 88

    52% likes this, based on 12 reviews
    Price Range: CAD 30 - CAD 117

Hostel information
  • Check-in:
    from  4 pm
  • Check-out:
    until 08:00-11:00 
  • Number of rooms:
    16
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  • Binningen hotels - 3 km
  • Muttenz hotels - 5 km
  • Dornach hotels - 8 km
  • Pratteln hotels - 8 km
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  • Bottmingen hotels - 4 km
  • Duggingen, Basel-Landschaft hotels - 11 km
  • Muenchenstein , Basel-Landschaft hotels - 5 km

Basel Backpack Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Basel Backpack

Average guest rating

7.0out of 10
Very good
Based on 128 reviews

Rating by category:

Location
8.0
Value
7.0

Guest reviews

  • Single
    5.8

    Only one piece of suggestion. For one more franc, you can stay at the nearby YMCA hostel, which is way more comfortable and clean. It is also much closer to the train station. This place literally feels like a prison with dark and drab interior. For the bathroom, water basically just stagnated and didn't drain at all, which was disgusting. Again, go to sleep at YMCA. I stayed there one year ago and I thought I was booking at the same place and I even walked to YMCA to check in until I found out that I was at the wrong place.

  • Single
    10.0

    I think for the price offered it has been all very good. I booked a 8-bed room but in the end we were 2 girls only. The staff very helpful, especially the German at the Reception. Take your Laptop, you got also free Wlan there. A very nice detail is that you get a free ticket for one day to travel through Basel using all the public transportation.

    Obviousl

  • Single
    7.4

    It`s very сomfortable when you have own kee from external & your room doors. You can come home at anytime without fear to disturb anyone) + BackPack is located absolutely nearby with railway station

    I think that bed clothes must be laid when the guest arrives

  • Couple
    8.2

    The staff are lovely, and the facilities great especially the public transport card!

  • Group of friends
    8.2

    The staff were really friendly and the location was quite convenient. The rooms were clean and although we had a ant infestation in the room we originally booked, then immediately moved us to a new room and took care of the problem.

  • Group of friends
    10.0

    Very nice setting in a repurposed factory site. Cosy cafes, restaurants, brewery, recreation options as neighbors. We spontaneously decided to stay another night 10 min before check-out because we liked it so much. And that wa totally fine with the staff. They were super friendly and flexible. Free wifi is fast (at least from our room) and I worked over the day from the patio. A ticket for Basel’s great public transport is also included in the price for all days of your stay. I’d definitely stay at Basel Backpack again.

  • Single
    5.8

    Good price, friendly staff, located next door to my event place.

  • Family with children
    7.4

    The hostel is in a great location and has good facilities - beds are comfortable, staff helpful and knowledgeable and it is an ideal place to stay in Basel.

    As usual with hostels, the cleanliness of the kitchen & shared resources (showers & toilets) depends on the other residents... and as so often happens, there were other guests who did not have much respect or consideration, leaving mess the kitchen & laundry areas & behaving as if they'd forgotten their mothers were also having a holiday somewhere else. The only solution to this problem is to have more staff around to remind people about their responsibility, which is not a realistic proposal, so I guess I just have to accept this as part of the deal with hostels!

  • Single
    10.0

    I liked the staff and that it was practical staying there!

  • Single
    10.0

    great place, excellent location, very nice staff!!

  • Group of friends
    7.4

    Our host was very kind and helpful to select what we'd like to see in Basel based on our preferences. It's a plus that you can cook yourself in the hotel; restaurants in Basel are a little expensive.

  • Single
    7.4

    The kitchen is a good place for people to talk to each other.

  • Couple
    9.2

    Basel backpackers is in the coolest old industrial precinct converted into a urban zone. The place has great facilities, is cheap by switzerland standards, is in a great location and there is a really funky beer hall in the little piazza like are it is located in. It is impressive!!

  • Couple
    6.2

    Late check-in hours, free coffee, extremely friendly and helpful receptionist.

    The price was not reasonable at all but I guess this is Switzerland.

  • Couple
    7.4

    Rooms are clean ans confortable. The location is good and it's really nice to get the free public transport pass.

    The room was dark, the light wasn't strong enough.

How to reach hostel

hostel Basel Backpack Hostel Basel location
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Hostel Address:

Dornacherstrasse 192, Basel, Switzerland, 4053

Get directions
City Center
  • Basel
    1.8 km
Airports
Train Stations
  • Basel SBB
    700 m
  • Badischer Bahnhof
    3.1 km
  • Bus stop
    200 m
Restaurants
  • Eo Ipso (cuisine: International)
    10 m
  • Blindekuh Basel (cuisine: European)
    10 m
Beaches
  • CityBeach Messe
    1.3 km
Hostel information
  • Check-in:
    from  4 pm
  • Check-out:
    until 08:00-11:00 
  • Number of rooms:
    16