Basel BackPack

Dornacherstr. 192Basel4053Switzerland
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About Basel BackPack

Basel BackPack is located in a renovated factory complex. Its inexpensive dormitory, family and deluxe accommodation options ensure its popularity as a guesthouse and backpacking base.

Mixed and 'female only' dormitories sleep up to eight persons; rooms sleep four. Most accommodation is based on shared bathroom facilities. Bed linen, lockers and Wi-Fi are free. Upgraded accommodation is en-suite.

At Basel BackPack there is a shared kitchen for guests’ use. In addition, there are laundry and bike rental facilities.

The hostel/guesthouse has a cafe, bar and terrace and a buffet breakfast (surcharge) is available. Self-caterers, though, will use the Coop Pronto convenience store. The many local restaurants include China/Mandarin, Eoipso and Da Roberto.

A free mobility ticket is included in the tariff to ensure that guests enjoy best value sightseeing experiences. Don’t miss the Basel Munster, Tinguely-Brunnen and Zoo Basel.


Dornacherstr. 192, Basel, 4053, Switzerland
Telephone: +41(61)3330037 | Fax: +41(61)3330039 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Car park
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Laundry service
  • Lift
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • PC with internet
  • Pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Central heating
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Fridge
  • Ironing board
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Room safe
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible

Positive Reviews

Free Ticket A Bonus

The free transport ticket is a fantastic bonus, especially if you are new to the city. You can use the ticket in two zones, numbers 10 and 13. Zone 13 goes to the airport, which is great as transport to the airport can cost a bit more than normal transportation. The free ticket just makes it easier to get around the city.

Lovely Design And Location

The rooms are clean and nicely furnished, even fun. If you are in a room with others, there are little private lights for each bed section. There are private rooms with a computer and nice shower too. The accommodations are comfortable and colourful and the mood is positive. The location is great, especially for young people with a fantastic choice of bars just a couple of minutes away. It's nice walking around the city to take in the amazing architecture.

Give The Staff Credit

The staff are fantastic, friendly, and trustworthy. They do little extras too like printing your boarding pass for you or storing your bags so that you are free to walk around.

Negative Reviews

A Little Diversion

The décor is lovely; however, a TV in the room (at least the private room) would be nice.

Clicks and Clanks

You will have to get used to the noise coming from outside and inside. There is noise coming from the restaurants and bars, and the building inside is not so well insulated. You can easily hear people walking and talking.

Not As Close As You Think

The facility is actually a bit far from the main part of the city. However, the free transport pass will come in handy for this.

Rating Overview

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8.3 /10
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    8.4 /10
8.3 out of 10 based on 1045 reviews