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Basel is a city of many contrasts – and that’s exactly what could make your next city trip so interesting. The city on the Rhine offers both a cosmopolitan feeling and tradition, highlighting culture and art just the same as culinary delights. And there’s an almost obscenely large amount of sights to be seen.
Out of the ordinary accommodation makes just the right match. Because at Basel Youth Hostel, you will find the great Basel contrasts on a small scale.
An exceptional design hostel in a prime location
In the middle of it all, yet still relaxed. The Basel city hostel owes this to its surroundings in the heart of the St. Alban quarter.
On the one hand, there is a pleasant variety of cultural pubs and bars nearby. You might even catch a glimpse of the old town, the Rhine and many famous museums through your generous room window. In any case, you can easily reach them on foot.
On the other hand, the green surroundings and the terrace transport you to a completely different world – away from the noise and hustle and bustle. Drinking coffee with a view of the romantic “Dalbedych” (commercial canal between Münchenstein and Basel) is a great way to chat with friends or recharge your batteries.
In addition, the “Hölzerne Klammer”, as the successful conversion is called, is a special architectural highlight. This exciting interplay of concrete, wood and glass doesn’t immediately reveal what the building once was. Either way, it’s clear that the former silk ribbon factory has been transformed into a stylish and dynamic meeting place.
Experience and enjoy Basel
Pulsating cities automatically exude a special fascination. Some say that Basel has a certain something in the dynamic between the historic city centre and modern architecture. Others are thrilled by the lively art scene, where world-famous museums and young contemporary art meet.
Still others particularly look forward to traditional events such as the Basel Fasnacht, the colourful Basel Autumn Fair or the Christmas Market. But taking a dip in the Rhine in the summer and the varied nightlife are arguments to visit the city in themselves. The same goes for the shopping or the hip summer bars, where the joie de vivre is sure to be felt.
But it’s best for everyone to find out for themselves what fascinates them most aboutBasel.
The Basel Card has it all
On this journey of discovery, the Basel Card can be a handy gadget: All guests of the youth hostel receive the Basel Card free of charge with their overnight stay. Optionally as a web app on your smartphone, including interactive city map. With it, you and your group can travel for free by public transport – the tram station and train station are not far from the youth hostel
And that’s not all. In addition, there’s the Guest Bike Basel (e-bike) for only CHF 20 per day, free guest access to WiFi Basel and a 50% discount on many leisure activities. Just some of the deals on the discount list: The Basel Zoo, boat trips on the Rhine, the Museum of Antiquities, Augusta Raurica, the Cartoon Museum, the Design Museum and much more.