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Apaliving Basel - Budget Hotel
Ranked #39 of 52 Hotels in Basel
Reviewed 24 June 2017

This hotel lives up to it's name as a budget hotel with no extra services however the basics are covered well i.e. a good clean bed, pleasant room and nice bathroom. The reception staff were very friendly and helpful although they are only available during limited hours. It is also well located with reasonable access to trams and buses. The bonus is free use of the laundry and driers in the basement. We were there during a heatwave and needed the fan on and window open to survive as very few places are air-conditioned. All prices in Basel seem very expensive so although this hotel wasn't cheap, it appeared to be reasonable for what it offered.

  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Catlyne H
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Reviewed 8 May 2017

Positives
- Seamless check-in
- Very friendly and helpful staff
- Clean & spacious rooms
- Hi-speed internet
- Walking distance from train station
- Quiet

Areas needing improvement:
- Lighting in room needs control next to the bedside
- More tea bags please!
- Coin-operated automat with snacks,drinks

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  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled on business
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Reviewed 31 March 2017

The rooms and toilettes were very clean but the bed small and not confortable, the rooms look more like a hostel or students apartment than a hotel.

Auto checking process was fast and easy and reception people very friendly.

The breakfast was enough but two blocks far away.

  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled on business
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Thank FRANCESC P
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Reviewed 23 March 2017

This is a budget hotel so no staff in the evening or at weekends. You check in by machine outside hotel. Good to have a fridge and a kettle. Beds were comfortable and the room was spotless. Trams within very easy walking distance. Great to have the free tram/bus pass. This is excellent basic accommodation suitable for 2 or 3 night stay. Our one issue was that the room was too hot so we removed the duvet and slept under the cover with the window open. CNN is the only English speaking tv channel but BBC radio stations are available. Excellent value for money in a very expensive city.

  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Kathy S
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Reviewed 27 January 2017

They call it a budget hotel, which it definitely is – don’t expect anything more than a small, basic room serviced by an office downstairs, which is only open during the day. Surprisingly Apaliving was 30% more than the nearby Ibis Bbudget which I prefer (but it was full). Apaliving is in a quiet residential area so no disturbances. Clean, and I slept well. Plenty of good advice on where to eat, as there is no restaurant on site. Would I go back? If my usual 3 Basel hotels were all full, I’d search around a bit more before booking Apaliving but, if stuck, I go again without complaining, which is more than I can say for the nearby Hilton (which has recently been demolished – HURRAH!).

  • Stayed: November 2016, travelled on business
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Thank TASJF
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Additional Information about Apaliving Basel - Budget Hotel

Address: J. J. Balmer-Strasse 1 | 4053 Basel, Basel 4053, Switzerland (Formerly Appartementhaus Gundeli-Park)
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Basel > Basel
Amenities:
Hotel Style:
Ranked #39 of 52 Hotels in Basel
Price Range: RM343 - RM494 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Apaliving Basel - Budget Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 180
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
APALIVING offers near the center of Basel a pleasant, quiet living for the best value for money. In a few minutes by bus or tram you are at the train station SBB (2 minutes), in the city center (6 minutes), at the fair (9 minutes) or at the St. Jakob stadium (7 minutes). The stations are two minutes’ walk away from the hotel.180 rooms in two categories are available. Laundry facilities and WIFI access are free of charge. An ironing station can be used during reception opening hours. If you arrive outside reception hours (on weekdays from 5.30pm, on weekend and on holidays), please use our self-check-in automat to the right of the hotel entrance. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Appartementhaus Gundeli-Park Hotel Basel

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