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1 room, 2 adults


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Centralbahnstrasse 13-15Basel4002Switzerland

4-star hotel with bar/lounge, near Basel Historical Museum
  • Free buffet breakfast and free WiFi
  • Collect nightsFor every 10 nights, get 1 free!
Tasty breakfast
Great location
Fantastic service
Value for money
Best value for money
83See all 83 reviews
From 1,072 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating


from $158
  • Standard Single Room
  • Standard Twin Room
  • Moderate Single Room
  • Superior Double Room
  • Economy Single Room, 1 Single Bed
  • Comfort Double or Twin Room
  • Superior Twin Room, 2 Single Beds
  • Exclusive Apartment

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 86 rooms


  • Check-in time 2 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is noon

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • One child (5 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets allowed *

  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply *


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Self parking *

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free buffet breakfast daily
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (during limited hours)
Working away
  • Business center
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space size (feet) -
  • Conference space size (meters) -
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

GAIA HOTEL, Basel’s small print

Also known as

  • Gaia Hotel Basel
  • Gaia Basel


Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: CHF 4.00 per person, per night. This tax does not apply to children under 12 years of age.

Optional extras

Self parking costs CHF 25 per day

Rollaway beds are available for CHF 100 per night

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of CHF 15 per pet, per day

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around GAIA HOTEL, Basel


  • Messeturm Basel - 30 min walk
  • Basel Historical Museum - 12 min walk
  • Basler Muenster - 13 min walk
  • Basel Zoo - 15 min walk
  • Basel Town Hall - 16 min walk
  • Spalentor - 19 min walk
  • BIS Tower - 2 min walk
  • Antique Museum and Collection Ludwig - 11 min walk

Getting around

  • Mulhouse (MLH-EuroAirport) - 18 min drive
  • Basel (BSL-EuroAirport) - 19 min drive
  • Basel SBB Station - 1 min walk
  • Basel Bad Station - 9 min drive
  • Basel St. Johann Station - 11 min drive
  • Marktplatz Tram Stop - 18 min walk
  • University Tram Stop - 22 min walk
  • Self parking (surcharge)

Recent reviews

Exceptional 9.4 From 83 reviews

Nice hotel in a great location
Very nice hotel in a great location. Walking distance to the train station makes this very convenient. Everything is with walking distance but if you want to take one of the many trams they were conveniently located as well.
David, us1 night trip
Highly Recommend
Recommend staying here
Erin, us1 night trip
Excellent choice!
This is a lovely hotel in a very convenient location. It is across the street from the central train station and tram/ bus stops. However this is a very comfortable neighborhood for walking also. There are all levels of restaurants in the area. The staff was terrific. Every member was willing and able to help with suggestions and to answer questions. The Basel card which we received at check-in is a great way to use all public transportation for free. The breakfast is outstanding! The hotel is clean, and comfortable as well as convenient.
A Traveler, us2 night trip
Conveniently located gem
We really enjoyed this hotel. The room was not large but it was comfortable and very nice,y decorated. The location was very convenient for access to transport anywhere in the city. Like all Basel hotels, they gave us a free Basel card which enabled us to use public transport without charge. We were told (too late) that we could have got on the bus from the airport free by showing our hotel reservation if an inspector got on. Nobody checked our ticket anyway! The hotel offers an excellent breakfast buffet in a beautiful room. Staff were friendly and helpful and all spoke English. We were concerned at first about night time noise, but the room had electrically operated shutters we closed at night which kept it quiet enough and we were not disturbed. We enjoyed our two night stay and would have been happy to stay longer.
Jennifer, us2 night trip
Super convenient and lovely Swiss Hotel
The Gaia Hotel is located conveniently within a short walk of the Basel main Swiss railway station. Perfect if your coming into Basel and are not familiar with the area. It is also located very close to the tram stations where you can easily and comfortably get around Basel. If you stay directly in Basel your hotel will give you a Mobility Card which will allows you to use the trams and buses free of charge. The hotel is exceptionally clean and the staff is extra friendly and helpful. The rooms are on the small side if your used to US type business hotels, however they are adequate and comfortable. The shower and bed linens and the entire hotel are very very clean. I would say the beds are not business travelers beds. They are a single mattress, and have a plastic covering underneath the sheet which makes the mattress hot to sleep on. There are no king size beds, but the staff will move two twin beds together and it's pretty close. WiFi is free and easy. Most of the staff speaks English. There is a mini bar with water and juice that gets restocked every other day, which is a very nice feature. Breakfast is included in the room price and is served in a lovely room with a lovely staff, with a super selection that is mostly organic. The nice thing about the Gaia is that the staff is warm and welcoming and if you have an extended stay, they will greet you by name when you go in and out. I think its the best hotel in the area around the train station. Recommended!
Brian, us7 night business trip

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