Basel Backpack
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Basel Backpack Hotel

Dornacherstrasse 192 Dornacherstrasse 192, 4053 Basel, Basel-Stadt, Switzerland Show Map

Excellent from 1,595 reviews
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About Basel Backpack

Within 20 minutes' stroll from Basel SBB Railway Station, the hostel offers guests an ideal base when visiting Basel. It is located in close proximity to a number of popular bars, clubs and restaurants.

Guests can enjoy the sun on the terrace or have a drink at the bar. Guests can try out the recreational facilities on offer, such as a BBQ/picnic area and bicycle rental.

Basel BackPack has 16 comfortable rooms that are ideal for backpackers on a budget. They are also equipped with a hair dryer and heating.

On-site dining options include a restaurant, which is an ideal spot to have a meal. A wide variety of dining options are also available in the area.

Basel BackPack provides a convenient base to discover nearby the Augusta Raurica, as well as everything the local area has to offer. Zoo Basel, Syngenta World Headquarters and Hoffmann La Roche Head Quarter are a brief drive away.

Excellent 8.3
1,597 guest reviews

Hotel Features


Bicycle rental, Game room, Tennis, Bowling, Hiking, Library, Board games/puzzles, Books, DVDs, music for children, Cycling, Indoor play area, Kids' outdoor play equipment


Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.


Fax/photocopying, Special diet menus (on request), Tour desk, Daily housekeeping, Currency exchange on-site, Meeting/Banquet facilities


Increased accessibility, Cribs available, Laundry facilities, Smoke alarms, No smoking, Restaurant, Bar/Lounge, Express check out, Parking, Hairdryer, Designated smoking area, Storage available, Terrace/Patio, Linens, Towels, Grill, Elevator, Accessible by elevator, Adapter, Balcony, City view, Clothes rack, Desk, Entire unit wheelchair accessible, Family rooms, Fire extinguisher, Hardwood or parquet floors, Heating, Key card access, Kid-friendly buffet, Lockers, Newspapers, Private bathroom, Private entrance, Radio, Reading light, Safety deposit box, Seating area, Shared bathroom, Shared kitchen, Shared lounge/TV area, Shared toilet, Shower, Socket near the bed, Sofa, Sofa bed, Toilet, Toilet paper, Towels/sheets (extra fee), Trash cans, Upper floors accessible by elevator, Upper floors accessible by stairs, Vending machine (drinks), Vending machine (snacks), Wardrobe or closet, Ironing service, Packed lunches, Garden, Washer/dryer available in-room, Picnic area, Coffee shop


Free Wi-Fi, Internet, Wi-Fi available in all areas


From 3:00 PM


Prior to 11:00 AM

Basel Backpack reviews

Basel Backpack
from 1,597 reviews

Rating summary

  • Cleanliness 8.2
  • Comfort 7.9
  • Location 8.6
  • Services 8.0
  • Staff 9.1
  • Value for money 8.2

Recent reviews of Basel Backpack

  • Jan M

    Sep 2018

    Verified Stay

    Great Place To Stay!

    I visited to go to a champions league match so prices might have been hired for the occasion. Basel isn't cheap so it was a relief to find this place. I arrived late and had instructions on how to retrieve my key, however, I had to rely on the assistance of a couple of visitors who were having a smoke outside when I arrived. Basel Backpack is about 15 mins walk from the station. The free travel card is a big plus too.

  • Francene S

    Jul 2018

    Verified Stay

    Good Stay

    I stayed on the second floor in one of the rooms that opens out onto the stairway. I thought that would make it noisy but I slept very well here. The staff are very helpful and the food was excellent. The breakfast has a very wide selection of delicious things and a variety of newspapers are offered as well. We had an evening event that was catered by the hotel, with excellent wines, delicious soup, and healthy dessert. The library off the lobby offers a nice intimate space for conversation or just quiet reflection. The bed was very comfortable with a lovely duvet. There was adequate space to put a suitcase, and hang clothes.

  • Joel S

    Jul 2018

    Verified Stay

    Good Stay

    The location is very handy from the main SBB train station - only about 10 minutes on foot, pretty much a straight line, and if you hop on a tram (and you can hop on as many trams as you like, once you have checked in and get your free Basel mobility card, free travel on all public transport for the duration of your stay) probably only a few minutes. The hostel is in an old converted factory space where the units have been converted into bars, a yoga studio, a school, etc. It's very funky and feels safe and peaceful. The building itself is very nicely decorated - again, funky minimalist with lots of plants in the bathrooms and quirky posters on the walls.