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Youth Hostel Basel
2 out of 5
St. Alban-Kirchrain 10, Basel
The price is £101 per night
0.7 mi from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (66 reviews)
A nice stay

"A nice stay at a clean, quiet, affordable hostel in the city center. Close to the tourist attractions. A nice breakfast too."…"

Reviewed on 4 Oct 2019

Youth Hostel Basel
ibis Styles Basel City
2.5 out of 5
Grosspeterstrasse 44, Basel
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £102 per night
1.1 mi from city centre
4.4/5Excellent! (231 reviews)

"Like,d this hotel for the one night we were there. A bit of walk from Station but with help from friendly staff found tram to old town 5 min walk away"…"

Reviewed on 16 Dec 2019

ibis Styles Basel City
Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois
5 out of 5
Blumenrain 8, Basel
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £485 per night
0.16 mi from city centre
4.6/5Wonderful! (95 reviews)

"Perfect location, hospitable and helpful staff, a true luxury for our New Years escape."…"

Reviewed on 6 Jan 2020

Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois
Motel One Basel
Barfüssergasse 16, Basel
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £119 per night
0.25 mi from city centre
4.6/5Wonderful! (361 reviews)

"Quiet rooms. Nice lobby. Small duvets, rooms basic. No bath, no conditioner, no coffee/tea making facilities"…"

Reviewed on 26 Jan 2020

Motel One Basel
Hotel Spalentor
4 out of 5
Schönbeinstrasse 1, Basel, BS
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £117 per night
0.34 mi from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (1,035 reviews)

"This was another excellent stay at Hotel Spalentor."…"

Reviewed on 3 Mar 2020

Hotel Spalentor
Hyperion Hotel Basel
4 out of 5
Messeplatz 12, Basel, BS
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £113 per night
0.77 mi from city centre
4.4/5Excellent! (866 reviews)

"Location excellent, breakfast fantastic, staff lovely"…"

Reviewed on 17 Mar 2020

Hyperion Hotel Basel
Hotel D Basel
4 out of 5
Blumenrain 19, Basel, BS
Free cancellation
The price is £114 per night
0.21 mi from city centre
4.4/5Excellent! (466 reviews)

"A lovely hotel in the heart of the city! The staff are very friendly and the rooms are clean and comfortable. We stayed here for a weekend to visit the Christmas markets and it was the perfect location for that. We would stay here again."…"

Reviewed on 2 Dec 2019

Hotel D Basel
Radisson Blu Hotel, Basel
4 out of 5
Steinentorstrasse 25, Basel, BS
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £150 per night
0.47 mi from city centre
4/5Very Good! (43 reviews)

"Clean, modern room and bathroom. Staff incredibly polite and helpful."…"

Reviewed on 4 Mar 2020

Radisson Blu Hotel, Basel
ART HOUSE Basel - Member of Design Hotels
4 out of 5
Steinenvorstadt 42, Basel, 614817472
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £157 per night
0.4 mi from city centre
5/5Exceptional! (1 review)

"Brandneues Hotel mit überzeugendem Design und hervorragenden Betten. Das Hotel liegt an einer belebten Strasse und hat ein schönes Restaurant. Es gibt hier und da noch ein paar Sachen zum Verbessern wie bei allen gerade neu eröffneten Hotels. Aber alles in allem ein Top Hotel. Wir kommen gerne ..."…"

Reviewed on 20 May 2020

ART HOUSE Basel - Member of Design Hotels
Hotel Basel
4 out of 5
Münzgasse 12, Basel, BS
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £175 per night
0.07 mi from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (572 reviews)

"Hotel Basel is very centrally located with excellent facilities & friendly staff who went out of their way to address a mix-up in bookings"…"

Reviewed on 25 Feb 2020

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Visiting Basel

History buffs will enjoy exploring Basel, and visitors give high marks for the riverfront, top-notch restaurants and shopping. This city also attracts tourists with its museums, art and cafes. Top sights in the city include Basel Town Hall, Basler Muenster and Basel Historical Museum.

  • There are 199 hotels and other accommodation options in Basel
  • The closest major airport is in Basel (BSL-EuroAirport), 3.9 mi (6.2 km) from the city centre
  • The next closest is in Mulhouse (MLH-EuroAirport), 3.9 mi (6.3 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in Basel

Known for its museums, art and festivals, the city's cultural venues include Basel Historical Museum, Beyeler Foundation and Basel Natural History Museum. Attractions like Basel Zoo, Sole Uno and Laguna Badeland are fun for kids of all ages. The city is notable for its historic sites and landmarks like Basler Muenster, Spalentor, and Messeturm Basel.

Other top sights in Basel include Basel Town Hall and St. Jakobshalle. One of the popular sights outside the city is Parc Expo de Mulhouse, 18.4 mi/29.7 km from the centre of the city.

Getting around Basel

With so many ways to get around, exploring all of Basel is simple. Nearby metro stations include Marktplatz Tram Stop, University Tram Stop and Riehen Niederholz S-Bahn. If you want to journey outside the area, ride aboard a train from Basel SBB Station, Basel St. Johann Station or Basel Bad Station.

Dressing for Basel

  • Between January and March, daytime temperatures average 13°C, whilst night-time temperatures stay around -2°C
  • From April to June, the average is 24°C during the day and 4°C at night
  • July to September sees average temperatures of 26°C during the day and 9°C at night
  • Between October and December, you can expect 18°C as the daytime average and 0°C as the night-time average
  • Average annual rainfall for Basel is 814.50 millimetres
  • August and July are usually the hottest months averaging 25°C, while February and January are usually the coldest with an average temperature of -1°C

Frequently asked questions

What's the best place for a stay in Basel?
Klosterhotel Kreuz is ranked highly by Expedia customers. This 3-star hotel offers free breakfast and a restaurant. Reviews from our site also recommend Der Teufelhof Basel and Steigenberger Hotel Stadt Lörrach as top choices for your stay.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Basel, will I receive a refund?
Yes! The majority of hotel room reservations are fully refundable if you cancel prior to the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which often is within 24-48 hours of check in. If you booked a non-refundable reservation, you might be able to still cancel and receive a refund within a 24-hour period of your booking. Add dates, click “Search”, then filter by “free cancellation” to view the best deals available in Basel.
What's the best budget-friendly hotel in Basel?
Based on reviews, ibis budget Basel Pratteln is a popular 1-star hotel for our travellers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and air conditioning. Other choices for your budget-friendly stay include Dorint An der Messe Basel and Apaliving - Budgethotel.
What's the best place to stay for a family holiday in Basel?
Hotel Stücki Basel is a top 3-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features a restaurant and laundry facilities. Other options to stay with the children include Novotel Basel City and Balade. Also, attractions such as Basel Zoo and Sole Uno are fun for children of all ages.
What's the best place to stay for a romantic holiday to Basel?
Hotel Schiff am Rhein is a favourite 3-star hotel for couples, and features a restaurant and wedding services. Other good choices for a romantic stay include ibis budget Basel Pratteln and Der Teufelhof Basel.
What's the best pet-friendly accommodation option in Basel?
GAIA HOTEL is a top hotel for people travelling with their pets, and offers a full-service spa and free WiFi for its human guests. Balade is another good choice for a stay with your pet.
What's the best luxury hotel in Basel?
GAIA HOTEL is a 4-star hotel with a full-service spa and a bar, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travellers looking for a pampered stay. Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois and Hyperion Hotel Basel are two other upscale options for your stay.
What's the best boutique hotel in Basel?
The Passage is a favourite 4-star hotel with Expedia travellers looking for stylish accommodation, and features a bar and a fitness centre. Der Teufelhof Basel and Hotel Spalentor are other choices for a boutique stay.
What's the best accommodation for a golf trip to Basel?
Courtyard by Marriott Basel is a 4-star hotel featuring a full-service spa and free WiFi, and it’s a top choice for golfing nearby. Other good options if you’d like to stay near a golf course include Carathotel Basel and Kloster Dornach. You can tee off at Rheinfelden Golf Course during your trip.
What's the best hotel in Basel to be near historical sites?
Based on our travel expertise, Der Teufelhof Basel is a top 3-star hotel for history buffs booking on Expedia, and offers 2 restaurants and free WiFi. A couple of other options near historic sites include Motel One Basel and Steinenschanze Stadthotel. Also, notable landmarks to visit include Marktplatz, Munsterplatz and Basler Muenster.
What is the best spa hotel in Basel?
Hotel Villa K- Basel Airport is a top spa hotel featuring a restaurant, a 24-hour fitness centre and a bar. Treat yourself to a facial, body scrub or body wrap at SPA la Villa K. Other popular spa hotels in Basel include Nomad Design & Lifestyle Hotel and The Passage.
What's the most popular hotel in Basel with a water park on site or close by?
Hotel Schiff am Rhein is a popular 3-star hotel featuring a water park and a restaurant

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