- Reviews: 2227
Formule 1 Basel Airport: Well, it's Formule 1....
Formule 1 is known for its cheap accomodations so that you should not arrive here with the wrong expectations. I thought that the hotel was comparable to the British "Travelodge" chain, just to find out that Formule 1 has a lower standard. On top of that, the Formule 1 Hotel we have here at Basel Airport is quite worn out, especially the bathrooms (shared) did not live up to my expectations.
However, the hotel is not as bad as it sounds. Though worn out, the room was clean. TV was available, though only with two channels in French. Staff was friendly and helpful. Compared to other offers in Basel, it was still the best compromise between an affordable price, a good location and a decent accomodation to me. Have already booked it twice and would return again.
The hotel is a 15 minute walk away from the airport, however the way to it is not easy to find - especially in the hours of darkness. For more information on how to walk to the hotel, please check my respective tip under „transportation“. By the way, this hotel is technically in France...
- Reviews: 2482
ADAGIO ACCESS SAINT-LOUIS BÂLE: ADAGIO ACCESS SAINT-LOUIS BÂLE
Well, not strictly in Basel but, just about 100 yards into St Louis, France. Interesting to get off a Basel tram, walk said 100 yards and be in a hotel in France!
Anyway, nicely done apartment for us all we needed for a short stay, even made ourselves an evening meal here.
Enjoyed and would be happy to stay here.
Considerably cheaper than hotels across the Swiss border!
- Reviews: 41
Simonman's Crib: Swizzo Hospitality
Terrific Swizzo who's kind enough to offer breakfast and a quick tour of the city.
Very clean bachelor's pad...can anyone believe that? (I asked if he cleaned before I arrived and he goes "no way I'll clean for you!", swizzos are notably very much direct to the point so I guess I believe him).
- Reviews: 41
James_WTC's Crib (He's a VTer): The Best Area Just Literally 30 steps to the river
Crazy and fun. James' apartment is right around the block from the river. Adjacent to his street is the swimming area and there is also a Thai restaurant nearby.
James is very accomodating and hospitable and extremely kind. He's also a good porter (yes he is being a gentleman) and even gave me a welcome umbrella (red of course...Swiss color). The fact that he's a man, he uses the bathroom very quickly, thus I was able to take over the bathroom within an hour since I arrived to his place.
Unfortunately, James does not feel the same way about having me over. Check out his Basel Travelogue for inside scoop!
- Reviews: 956
sub renting in Basel: Problems finding an accomodation during the fair?
During the big fairs Basel often has an accomodation problem.
Especially the clock and yewellery fair in autumn is well known for that.
All the hotels, Motels and hostels can be booked out for months ahead.
If you are one of the people that do have to be here at these times, there is newer possibility called "Basel lodging".
Of course I did not try it (I live here already), but I heard they are quite good, but NOT cheap.
So here is what they offer:
During these fairs, residents of Basel rent out their appartments to the visitors. Organisation goes over an external site that also looks into the cleaning, the laundry and maintaining of the apartments - as if it was a hotel room.
They also provide transfer from their central reservation desk and breakfasts at restaurants close to the apartments.
others that offer this sort of accomodation:
- Reviews: 300
HAUS AM BLUMENWEG bed & breakfast: Four elements that make a great B&B
We stayed for two nights in this very lovely B&B and were very satified. Large room with two seperate beds, art books (!), loveliest shower in the world, nice balcony over a very fine garden, good, very extensive break fast. We loved talking with the host Angelika Arras, who gave us some good tips. Good connections to the city center of Basel (although not later than 0.30h) by tram and bus. Recommend use of a 'Basel Card', that Angelika can supply.
Quiet street; house in 'Blumen'-style (a la Gaudi), nice garden; good beds; very friendly host. Only drawback, when you cannot fall asleep, the church chimes.
- Reviews: 362
BandB: bed & breakfast - in and around Basel
LIST OF BandB
Per room - breakfast included *
(minimum booking time: 2 nights)
Basel city **
Single room - bathroom to share
Single room - private bathroom
Double room - bathroom to share
Double room - private bathroom
* Prices for the Watch- and Jewellery-Fair on request.
** Some without breakfast
One-off reservation charge
Guest-Tax (only canton Basel-City) per person per night
(incl. tramway-ticket/Mobility-Ticket for the whole duration of your stay)
Monthly rent or apartments on request.
- Reviews: 2509
This campground is not too far away from Basel. There is a tram stop only a few yards away from the campground and the tram gets you into Basel in no time!
The campground itself is huge and not very spectacular, but it is clean and a reasonable alternative to other kinds of accomodation.
- Reviews: 481
Joanna's little flat near the Rhein: Perfect hospitality
Third floor apartment on this street
Great conversation, cup of tea every morning, pity it's only available by invitation.
- Reviews: 2
Hotel Drei Könige am Rhein...
Hotel Drei Könige am Rhein *****
Hotel Radisson SAS *****
Hotel Hilton *****
Hotel Admiral ***
Youth Hostel SJH
Hotel Drei Könige offers a nice view on the river Rhine and the bridge 'Mittlere Rheinbrücke' (price
double room - about CHF 440-620)
Hotel Radisson SAS has an indoor pool (price double
room - about CHF 199-560)
Hotel Hilton near the railway station SBB (price double room - about CHF 430-460)
Hotel Admiral (price double room about CHF 210-350)
Youth Hostel SJH situated in a former 19th century silk ribbon factory at the Rhine river. Reputed to be one of the most beautiful Youth hostels in Switzerland.
- Reviews: 70
'sleeping in straw': 'sleeping in straw'
enjoy a special art of bed: straw.
great view over basel and the german and french hills!
ideal also for groups up to 30 persons!
1st may to 31st october only!
you have to bring your sleeping bag!
night with breakfast: CHF 20.-
children under 16: CHF 12.-
- Reviews: 93
The International Youth...
The International Youth Hostel. I've not stayed here myself, but when two friends came to visit, they did. They were very impressed with the rooms, staff and general facilities and would recommend it to anyone. Because Basel is an important business/industry city accomodation is expensive, so book as far in advance as possible.
30CHF per night. This is a tad on the expensive side of normal for Switzerland, but cheap for Basel.
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