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Pros Near the tram station Quick Checkin Friendly Reception staff Clean Rooms we received the free wifi code and Basel Travel Card for free for our duration in the hotel. Cons Very small room/bathroom No Coffee maker No Restaurant in the hotel itself [some ibis have pizza etc] Feedback -should provide coffee maker in the room -same basic food for quick dinner like pizza/pasta etc
The good: - Reasonable rates - Good breakfast included in room rate. Nice spread of vegetarian items (hard-boiled eggs, cheese, yogurt, Muesli, cereal), sliced meats, make-your-own espresso drinks and juice. No made-to-order eggs, but this was fine with me. Also, the eating area had lots of space so it didn’t feel crowded. High-chairs for babies/toddlers were provided. - Staff were professional and spoke Swiss German, French, and English. - Can take 10 or 11 tram from Basel SBB with a quick 5 min walk from Münchensteinerstrasse stop. Parking in building was available for a fee. - Free internet is provided and worked well for me with VPN and movie streaming. - AC in room was quiet when running for continuous white noise and could be easily turned off. - Pretty quiet overall – no road/train noise in inner facing room and no noise from adjacent room or hallways. Doors opening and closing, however, was the exception to this. - Room was relatively clean. Although, the floor seemed to be swept or vacuumed but not mopped. The not so good: - Room size was very small even for the triple room that I had (1 double bed, 1 bunk bed). I wouldn’t recommend this room unless for a very close-knit family since there isn’t any room to spread out and there is really no privacy. For instance, the shower door has a hole for a handle and the toilet closet has no latch with only a thin door and no air exhaust. - The size of the sink and bathroom counter were very small and didn’t provide a lot of room for washing one's face or any small clothing garments. - Only toiletries and amenities in the room were toilet paper, hand soap and body wash. Things like a blow dryer, Kleenex/bath tissue, lotion or shampoo/conditioner were not provided. - Bed was firm but not the most comfortable. Also, one or two of the pillows smelled a bit like mildew. - Ability to iron and hang professional clothing is limited. In the room, there was only a very small area to hang items – 5 hangers were provided. There was no iron/ironing board in the room or one to be borrowed. The only option was one in a room off the lobby, which I imagine is popular on Sun evening or on weeknights. In the end, not having a blow dryer and ironing board were deal-breakers for me and I ended up moving to a different hotel after a couple of nights. I would recommend this hotel for non-business travelers and perhaps those that need parking nearby.
Nice and clean hotel, very good and varied breakfast. Cosy lobby with computers and games, perfect for waiting. The room is small but compact, good mattress, maybe the pillows could have been firmer. Nice surprise with the Basel Card received on check-in. We used it for public transport and Kunstmuseum Basel. The hotel is 15 minute-walking distance from the railway station or the stop where bus 50 leaves you when you come from the airport. Yiy can easily reach the historical center by tram 15. Nice people at the reception, easy check-in and check-out, luggage storing room for free.
Booked the Ibis Budget Basel City hotel for a short family break. On arrival we were greeted with a welcoming smile, checked in and given our Basel Cards (More on this later). We were given room 726 which is on the 7th floor, 3 elevators provide decent access to the higher floors. The room itself is a family room set for 3 people with a bunk over the top of a double bed for our son. The beds felt hard at first however we had what was probably the best nights sleep we've had in a hotel and we travel a lot!! There is some noise from the train and tram lines but it didn't bother us in the slightest. My son enjoyed looking at the trains and trams from our window. Interestingly there is also a blackout outer blind which is operated with switches next to the main light switch. This comes down and provides total darkness which i believe contributed to our great sleep. The shower in the room wasn't really an issue for us, althought I would suggest to anyone using it to tilt the shower head towards the wall slightly otherwise you could end up with a wet bedroom floor. The towels provided weren't the best quality either and not the biggest (it only just went round me and i'm quite skinny!!). Soap and shower gel is provided. The toilet isn't lockable and has a motion activated light, not ideal when you might spend slightly longer than most in there as you find yourself waving to put the light back on. The wifi access is good, easy to access with code provided, was fast enough for us to check social media, emails, watch some videos on youtube etc. The location of the hotel is great, 10/15 min walk from Basel SBB which is the Swiss and French train station. There is a bus from the Airport which drops off at this station, is free of charge (just make sure you've got a booking confirmation to hand just in case!!). The hotel is also situation between 2 tram stops (depending on which line you want to use) Munchensteinerstrasse (over the rail bridge!!) and Grosspeterstrasse to the other side. The hotel is services by trams 10 and 11 from Basel Bahnhof SBB to Muchensteinerstrasse and the tram map is very easy to work out, (although you may wish to download one before you travel!!) This is where the Basel card comes in, given to you on check in, the Basel card not only provides you with FREE transport across the city but also offers 50% discount on local attractions such as the zoo, museums etc. We didn't bother with the hotel breakfast as we're up and go type people. There are many local stores where food, snacks etc can be purchased. The Mparc a short walk away offers a department store, bakery, electronics etc, while Aldi and Coop offer grab and go bakeries etc. One thing I will point out that I wasn't aware of is that the plug socket in Switzerland are different to the standard European sockets which I wasn't aware of before I went. The sign on the back of the bedroom door states that adaptors are available at reception however by the time i'd noticed this i'd been out and bought one!! It'll come in handy for future trips. Would I return to the Ibis budget Basel? should I return to the city absolutely, i'd also recommend it to friends and family.
First and foremost, if you book a budget hotel then that’s when you get. I didn’t mind the hotel at all. Location was a bit outside of centre (3 stops on a tram - approx 10mins - around the corner and you’re there) but as with all budget hotels they do tend to be a bit further out. No problems with anything other than the materials that Ibis have used for the hallways. I think it was a really bad idea for the hard floors in the hallways and also the doors into the rooms seemed not very noise insulating. The doors also had the self closing mechanism set so the door shut very noisily. Hence my rating. Be warned that if you’re a light sleeper (I’m not really and it still woke me) the doors closing and bags along the hallways etc from about 5-6am will bother you. Carpeting the hallways would cut out a lot of this. I really didn’t have a problem with staying here although I would recommend if there’s anything of a similar price equidistant from the centre (around Barfüsserplatz) then I’d stay there. I stayed one night at the ‘Motel One Basel’ and enjoyed this much more (although the price was higher). I also wanted to say what a wonderful idea in Switzerland to give visitors travel cards for unlimited travel on public transport- a fantastic idea that I think a lot of cities around the world should adopt to attract visitors.
We stayed 3 nights, on the 3rd floor, room looking out to the main street. The hotel is in a good location, a few tram stops from town centre and 2 stops from the railway station, where the airport shuttle stops. The rooms were clean, comfortable, with a very good shower, seperate WC. Very good sound insulation, no noise from the street, whatsoever. The staff are very friendly, quick and efficient and help with anything. Nothing is a problem for them. The breakfast is buffet style, plenty of choice in all types of food and drinks. Eat as much as you like. We could leave our luggage in the store room till the evening on the day we checked out. The Basel card is great! You get it at the hotel reception and you can travel with it free on all public transport and get 50% off all museums and siteseeing trips. To sum it up, it is a very pleasant place to stay and we would stay there again.
Bed and toilet were OK, the sink had a really bad smell and clogged pretty much. There were also some long hair from someone in the sink. Breakfast is really good. Room keycard was deactivated on second day for no reason. The nearby railway is a bit disturbing, but still bearable.
Walking distance from train station & across the street to catch tram #15 or #E11 to center city although city center is within walking distance. Service at the hotel was wonderful, very hospital and helpful with my questions. Room is good for budget travelers. Odd that shower was open in room. Really should have a wall up between bathroom/shower and bed. My only issue is the WINDOWS need to be upgraded to 3 or 4 panes. Train noise was bit of a nuisance.
Had a twin room on the corner, which was quite big compared to other rooms, but the beds were too close together. Breakfast was very expensive. Great location for the train station, but too noisy to get any sleep.
Stayed here in August 2018. It is a "budget" hotel and so weren't expecting much. The room was very small. I didn't like not having a proper bathroom and there wasn't really any space for hanging clothes or to store a suitcase. We restorted to putting everything on the bunk bed. Breakfast was ok - nothing special. The good points: The location was ideal for getting around being close to a tram stop and not far from the railway station. The staff were very friendly and helpful.
Located in Sankt Jakob, ibis budget Basel City is within a mile (2 km) of popular sights such as Basel Historical Museum and Basler Muenster. This 194-room hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free in-room WiFi, a business center, and concierge services.
Start each morning with buffet breakfast, available for a fee from 6:30 AM to 10 AM.
Ibis budget Basel City's 194 air-conditioned rooms provide desks. Guests can enjoy free WiFi and flat-screen TVs.
Ibis budget Basel City features free WiFi in public areas, a business center, and a computer station. Self parking is offered for CHF 19 per night. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with tours or tickets, luggage storage, and dry cleaning/laundry. Additional amenities include free newspapers and a reception hall.