Ratings based on 18 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.6 out of 5
94% of guests recommend
4.0 Room cleanliness
3.4 Service & staff
3.1 Room comfort
3.6 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Overnight Stay Before Destination
by Steve from Riverside, CA

Great budget hotel near to Basel SBB train station

Posted Oct 1, 2013 on Hotels.com
Considering most motels and hotels near the SBB rail station are CHF200 or more, this was a steal. I traveled alone and found the room to be perfectly adequate. Sure, the TV is small and only has one English Channel. Sure there's no AC. But the hotel is within walking distance to SBB, grocery stores, restaurants, etc. 2 tram stations are nearby to bring you into the old city (Altstadt) for free (they give you a mobility card at check in.) If you send them an email prior to arrival, they provide door entry code and code to get your room key. They will even store your luggage during reception hours (7-5:30 during weekdays). Convenience without cost! My only negative would be the hard bed which I found difficult to sleep on since I like soft mattresses. Book this place already!
2 out of 5
Recommended
for Getaway With Friends
by Susanna from Chicago

Good but not in summer

Posted Aug 4, 2013 on Hotels.com
APA was a basic clean room. We stayed 3 nights in summer in 35 degree celcius temps which made it unbearable as there is no a/c or fan. The windows do open but without a breeze the still air is stiffling. APA is more of an apartment than a hotel. Location was good with 1 block to tram (one of them is directly a 5 min ride to the main train station). Staff were friendly and helpful. It would be good if the hotel description mentioned that access after office hours requires you obtain an entry code to get your key. They are very responsive and emailed it to us. They gave us a travel pass to get around town which was super handy. They don't offer breakfast but there are little groceries stores around plus a variety store across the road and Aldi down the next block. Would recommend it but not in heatwave conditions.
3 out of 5
Recommended
by A verified traveler

Posted Aug 2, 2013 on Hotels.com
with the heat wave and no fan or airconditioning, it was living in an oven, this place is not built for summer. services was good, the free laundry and free mobility ticket. a simple fan does'nt cost much and can ease the living condition on those hot days...improvement needed,
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Getaway With Friends
by Sam from London

Budget hotel but quite pricey..

Posted Jul 29, 2013 on Hotels.com
Hotels are more expensive relatively in Swiss...nice hotel but just lack of air conditioning.....very hot inside the room...thumbs up for free washing machine...
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from United Kingdom

ok for buisness people not holiday makers

Posted Jul 20, 2013
Pros: comfortable beds and a great shower
Cons: room much too hot without airconditioning
Location: location would have been fine but far too noisy
yes the hotel was ok and the room was adequite but we did not expect to have the room cleaned only once a week, and when I asked for new towels they said we only get one change a week otherwise you will have to pay for this service, the beds were very comfortable but being such a hot room at night you had no extracter fan and if you opened any windows there was a lot of noise from the road and very early morning lorries unloading...it would have been nice if they would have asked us if we would prefer to be out the back as I am a very light sleeper and could not sleep well at all. if you stay in a small hotel like this place you do get coffee and teabags every day, and do not have to pay for extra tea bags etc...so that was very disappointing...
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Business Travelers
by Marc from San Francisco

Simple clean place

Posted Jun 22, 2013 on Hotels.com
It was a great little room. I went to a conference that was being held just down the street and it was perfect. It is more of short stay apartment than a hotel. No daily cleaning no room service, but for the cost and convenience to my event it was perfect. Also it was a 10 minute walk to the train station which was convenient.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Overnight Stay Before Destination
by A verified traveler from Goa

Worth the price

Posted Jun 21, 2013 on Hotels.com
Good hotel value from money , breakfast could have been better
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by Chasity from Ohio

Posted Jun 11, 2013 on Hotels.com
All in all, great place to stay. About a 20 min walk from train station or you can take a bus to a nearby stop. Clean bathrooms and bed. A little warm at night. My only complaint is the laundry room was a little dirty and seemed unsafe late at night but it was free.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler

This traveler left a rating score only Posted Jun 10, 2013 on Hotels.com
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Frances from Brisbane QLD, Australia

All acceptable at Apaliving

Posted Jun 9, 2013
Pros: Clean, comfortable, adequate TV channels. Staff were efficient and pleasant at all times.
Cons: A bit isolating. No common areas. Rarely saw or spoke to another guest.
Location: On the 'other side of the tracks', but a quiet and safe area. Quite convenient.
This hotel provides comfortable, clean accommodation and rooms have a kettle and a good fridge. The room is apparently cleaned weekly - no cleaning during my five days. Not really an issue, and not changing towels and bed linen daily is an environmental plus anyway. The location is fairly convenient, by tram or bus (free for travellers), and a five-minute walk from the train station. The lack of reception staff outside office hours and the empty corridors may give the hotel a somewhat lonely feeling for some solo travellers at night and on weekends.