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1 room, 2 adults

Hyve Hostel Basel

2-star2 stars
Gempenstrasse 64, Basel, 4053, Switzerland

Within easy reach of Basel Zoo
  • Free WiFi
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From 595 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveller Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

  • Everything is perfect. The room is very nice. This hostel is the best I have ever stayed.…Oct 17, 2018
  • muggy and hot, toilets and showers weren’t clean enough Sep 20, 2018

Hyve Hostel Basel

What’s around Hyve Hostel Basel


  • Basel Zoo (17-minute walk)
  • Basel Historical Museum (18-minute walk)
  • Basler Muenster (20-minute walk)
  • Basel Town Hall (23-minute walk)
  • Spalentor (25-minute walk)
  • Messeturm Basel (36-minute walk)
  • St. Jakobshalle (37-minute walk)
  • BIS Tower (10-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Basel (BSL-EuroAirport) 12-min drive
  • Mulhouse (MLH-EuroAirport) 12-min drive
  • Basel SBB Station 7-min walk
  • Basel Bad Station 6-min drive
  • Basel St. Johann Station 8-min drive
  • Marktplatz Tram Stop 25-min walk
  • University Tram Stop 29-min walk

At a glance

Key facts


  • 31 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-10:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 10:30 AM
  • Express check-in/out
The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM.
If you are planning to arrive after 10:00 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests planning on arriving outside normal check-in hours will receive an email with special check-in instructions and key-retrieval instructions.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Billiards or pool table
Working away
  • Business centre
  • One meeting room
  • Computer station
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Lift
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in common areas
  • Disabled parking
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi

Hyve Hostel Basel’s small print

Also known as

  • YMCA Hostel Basel
  • Hyve Hostel Basel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Basel
  • YMCA Basel
  • Ymca Hostel Basel Hotel Basel
  • Hyve Hostel Basel Basel
  • Hyve Hostel Basel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • Hyve Hostel Basel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Basel
  • Hyve Basel
  • Hyve Hostel Basel Basel
  • Hyve Hostel Basel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

Optional extras

Breakfast costs between CHF 5 and CHF 35 per person (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.6 From 128 reviews

Very good 8.0
Decent enough place to stay
Check in was good. The dorm was ok, was a room with a bunk bed and one single bed, but would have liked a double. Showers were ok. Kitchen was nice as was the social area. Good wi-fi. The main downside was it was very noisy from 5 am which woke us up. Close to main railway station.
gbRomance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Consistently good hostel.
This is the second time I've stayed at this hostel and its nice to know my last good experience wasn't a one off. Again the staff were very friendly and helpful, the common area chilled and the kitchen well equipped. The cleanliness of the room and bathrooms couldn't be faulted and the breakfast is good value for money. If back in Basel I'll use this place again.
Amy, gb2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great hostel
The staff were lovely and friendly even though I only arrivedate and night and left early in the morning I enjoyed my stay. After 10hrs of travelling the common area is a very chilled place to unwind. Will definitely be staying there again. Good value for breakfast as well.
Amy, gb1 night trip
Very good 8.0
Better than average!
The stay was good. This is better than average hostel, the service is good, clean hostel, everything prepared for the coming. The common room area is very welcoming with the atmosphere and appearance. The WiFi is good, better than average, and the price for the service is fantastic.
Alan, gb1 night trip
Good 6.0
So so
The hostel itself is a bit dated. The rooms are not ensuite which is a bit annoying especially in the middle of the night as you need to remember your key card for the room to get back in. The room layout was a bit strange also. My bed was on one side of the room but my cupboard was on the other side so it was not very convienet. There are also not many plug sockets, just a lot of extension cables which are very dangerous if they are over loaded. Also, if you are on the top bunk it is difficult to charge as all the cables are near the floor. The staff were very nice and helpful. The hostel is only a short walk from the train station and about a 15 minute walk I to the town centre. The area is quiet but there is some local schools nearby so children can be heard running about screaming very early in the morning.
gb2 night trip

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