Ratings based on 50 Verified Reviews

3.7 out of 5
71% of guests recommend
4.1 Room cleanliness
3.8 Service & staff
3.4 Room comfort
3.8 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

bare basics

Posted Nov 17, 2014
Pros: price
Cons: bed, linens, towels
Location: close by city center
This hotel is very basic and you don't get the comforts of most hotels. It's small and the bed is just off the floor and super thin. Sheets aren't great and towels are old. If you are looking for budget and something clean its fine. don't expect the comforts of an american hotel... think a college dorm.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Minimalist hotel

Posted Nov 9, 2014
Pros: Clean
Cons: The bed needs improvement and they need new towels as they are dingy and old.
Location: Location is very good. Near the center of town.
This hotel is very low budget. The bed is basically on the floor and the mattress is like a futon bed. For the money it is not so bad. Its very minimalistic.
4 out of 5
by Steve from Riverside, CA

Great budget hotel near to Basel SBB train station

Posted Oct 1, 2013 on Hotels
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
by Susanna from Chicago

Good but not in summer

Posted Aug 4, 2013 on Hotels
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
by A verified traveler

Posted Aug 2, 2013 on Hotels
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
by Sam from London

Budget hotel but quite pricey..

Posted Jul 29, 2013 on Hotels
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
by Marc from San Francisco

Simple clean place

Posted Jun 22, 2013 on Hotels
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
by A verified traveler from Goa

Worth the price

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

Posted Jun 11, 2013 on Hotels
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.