Steinenschanze Hotel - Basel  3 stars

Steinengraben 69, 4051 Basel, Basel, Switzerland, 4051  show mapSave
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The functional Steinenschanze offers spacious accommodation located close to Cocteau-Kabinett, Solitude Park and Kannenfeldpark. Since 1970, it has been a prominent hotel in the heart of Basel.

A cathedral, museums and churches lie a short distance from the hotel. Just 1km from the center of Basel known for Architectural Museum, Basel Munster and Theater Basel.

The hotel offers unique location close to parks and gardens.

10 minutes' walk to Basel SBB train station. EuroAirport airport is 10 minutes' drive from the hotel.


This property counts 50 guestrooms featuring Economy Twin Room, Comfort Twin Room and Studio. They boast colorful decor and offer coffee/tea makers and a fridge.


The hotel offers a healthy buffet breakfast served at the garden.


A tour desk, currency exchange and a cloakroom for general use and a meeting room, internet access and a photocopier for work can be found on-site.


Leisure facilities feature a courtyard and a library.


Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge.

Guest Parking

Public hotel parking is possible at a location nearby and the rate is CHF 25 per day.

Year renovated   2008.  Number of rooms   53.

City Center Basel - 2300 ft
Airports Euroairport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg (BSL) - 3.7 mi, EuroAirport (MLH) - 3.7 mi
Train Stations Basel SBB - 2300 ft, Badischer Bahnhof - 1.4 mi
Bus stop - 700 ft
Restaurants Tapadera (cuisine: Mexican) - 200 ft, tibits (cuisine: Vegan, International, Vegetarian) - 600 ft
Parks Rathaus - 2000 ft
Beaches CityBeach Messe - 2100 ft
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  • Safe deposit box
  • Car rental
  • Currency exchange
  • Pets allowed
  • Elevator
  • Shoe shine stand
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Tour desk
  • Cloakroom
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Ticket service
Dining facilities
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Bar/lounge
  • In-room breakfast
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting room
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Library
Room view
  • Garden view
  • City view
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Turndown service
  • Dressing area
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Cable TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Internet access



from  2 pm


until  12 pm

Children and extra beds
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
  • Maximum capacity of cribs in a room is 2. 

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Steinenschanze Studio
Steinenschanze Studio
Steinenschanze Studio
Steinenschanze Studio
Bed type: Queen Size bed
Size: 270 sq. feet
View: Garden view
Room facilities
    Comfort Double Room
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    Steinenschanze Comfort Double Room
    Steinenschanze Comfort Double Room
    Steinenschanze Comfort Double Room
    Steinenschanze Comfort Double Room
    Bed type: 2 Single beds or Twin beds or 2 Single beds and 1 Sofa bed
    Size: 260 sq. feet
    View: City view
    Room facilities
      Economy Double Room
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      Steinenschanze Economy Double Room
      Steinenschanze Economy Double Room
      Steinenschanze Economy Double Room
      Steinenschanze Economy Double Room
      Bed type: Double Bed or 1 Single bed or Queen Size bed
      Size: 195 sq. feet
      View: City view
      Room facilities

        Steinenschanze LocationWhat's nearby

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        What's nearby

        Tourist attractions
        • Die erschti Lektion
          700 ft
        • Tinguely Brunnen
          700 ft
        • Galerie LeonArt
          1000 ft
        • Galerie Gisèle Linder
          1000 ft
        • Basler Fasnacht
          1400 ft
        • Daniel Blaise Thorens
          1400 ft
        • artefakt gmbh
          1400 ft
        Places of interest
        • Gemeinde Christi, Basel und
          1000 ft
        • Holbeinplatz
          1000 ft
        • Markthalle
          1400 ft
        • Münsterplatz
          1700 ft
        • Cinema Küchlin
          400 ft
        • Pathe Eldorado:
          400 ft
        • Cinéma Capitol
          400 ft
        • 1400 ft
        • Kino Mascotte
          1400 ft
        • Kino Central
          1400 ft
        • Fanzone Münsterplatz
          1700 ft
        • Puppenhausmuseum
          700 ft
        • Kunsthalle Basel
          700 ft
        • Architectural Museum
          1000 ft
        • Historisches Museum Basel
          1000 ft
        • Jewish Museum of Basel
          1400 ft
        • Jüdisches Museum der Schweiz
          1400 ft
        • Kunstmuseum Basel
          1700 ft
        Arboretum, Green spaces, Zoos
        • Zoologischer Garten Basel
          1700 ft
        • Theater Baseldytschi Bihni
          700 ft
        • Theater Basel
          1000 ft
        • Scala Basel
          1400 ft
        • Theater Fauteuil-Tabourettli-
          1400 ft

        Local Attractions

        • Kannenfeldpark
          1.0 mi
          Kannenfeldpark, 4055 Basel Basel-Stadt, Switzerland 47,565621 7,570722, Basel
        • Jean Tinguely Museum
          1.3 mi
          Paul Sacher-Anlage 2, Basel
        • Solitude Park
          1.4 mi
          Solitude-Promenade, Basel
        • Botanischer Garten Bruglingen / Grun 80
          1.7 mi
          Vorder Bruglingen, Basel
        • Tierpark Lange Erlen
          1.8 mi
          Erlenparkweg 110, Basel

        Near the hotel

        • Spielzeug Welten Museum Basel
          700 ft
          Steinenvorstadt 1, Basel
        • Music Museum of the Basel History Museum (Musikmuseum)
          900 ft
          Im Lohnhof 9, Basel
        • Tinguely-Brunnen
          1000 ft
          Theaterplatz, Basel
        • Historisches Museum Barfusserplatz
          1100 ft
          Barfusserplatz, Basel
        • Haus zum Kirschgarten
          1200 ft
          Elisabethenstrasse 27 / 29, Basel
        • Synagoge in Basel
          1200 ft
          Eulerstrasse 2, Basel
        • Offene Kirche Elisabethen
          1300 ft
          Elisabethenstrasse 10-14, Basel

        Restaurants Nearby

        • Tapadera

          55% likes this, based on 37 reviews
          Cuisine: Mexican
          Price Range: USD 27 - USD 102

          200 ft
          Innere Margarethenstrasse 28
        • tibits

          64% likes this, based on 208 reviews
          Cuisine: Vegan, International, Vegetarian, Healthy
          Price Range: USD 13 - USD 33

          600 ft
          Stanzlergasse 4

          Phone: 061 205 39 99

        • Restaurant Molino

          Cuisine: Italian

          500 ft
          Steinenvorstadt 71
        • Buecheli

          56% likes this, based on 36 reviews
          Cuisine: Bar

          400 ft
          Steinenvorstadt 50

          Phone: +41 61 281 41 41

        • Kuchlin

          51% likes this, based on 56 reviews
          Cuisine: Brasserie, Bistro, Bar
          Price Range: USD 1 - USD 19

          500 ft
          Steinenvorstadt 55

          Phone: +41 61 205 00 50

        Steinenschanze Reviews

        Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Steinenschanze

        Average guest rating

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        Based on 250 reviews

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        • Single

          Clean rooms and very good position

          • Average rating
        • Family with children

          Firstly the staff - everyone was so pleasant and helpful - we felt at home immediately. Our rooms were very comfortable, the balcony was great, the cleaning staff did a great job - and the coffee machine was much appreciated! Breakfast each morning was a great start to our day. My husband and I plan to come back to Basel in 2013 and I will be booking with you again.

          • Average rating
        • Group of friends

          best service/information at the reception. Good breakfast.

          room for 3 persons. te couchbed was terrible, Bad matras and lot of noise.

          • Average rating
        • Single

          Location, hotel staff, the free bar downstairs and the garden.1

          Everything was great, except once I came at 3:30 am and the hotel was closed, so it took them 30sec to open for me; the tv holder in the room made some stretching noises sometimes; also I got room on the "noisy street" side, but with the window closed it's not loud.

          • Average rating
        • Single

          A good breakfast was included in the tariff, and bottles of water were handed out as you left in the morning. This, plus the gift of Occitane body cream, were nice touches although no doubt well and truly covered by the steep room rate.

          The hotel was presumably exploiting the ArtBasel event on that week but, even so, the tariff was extremely high for the type of room on offer which was comfortable enough but very small, reminding me of university accommodation. It was also very hot and the window could not be opened .. nor could the door without blowing shut or letting the rain in! The bathroom was minute and the washbasin located in the bedroom area. The front desk staff on checking in were excellent; on checking out they argued about a component of the bill -it was a matter of too bad "We have already deducted this from your card".

          • Average rating
        • Single

          the receptionists were very kind

          the roon was really small and not wrth for money

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          Arrived at 10-15 a.m after a very early start from London, room was ready, although rather small! Charming staff spoke good English , hotel a short walk from major city sights,and opposite bus stop from station, when showing reservation at airport you can travel for free and hotel will then provide a further pass for use on all public transportation for the duration of your stay. pleasant garden,where you can enjoy a complimentary drink.

          The small bedroom and very small bathroom

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          Room at the back was quite peaceful, even with window open. Front would be noisy because of main road. Welcome drinks downstairs, or in peaceful back garden with water feature, can be taken anytime, not just on arrival -included wine, juice or coffee. Breakfast was good - choice of breads, cheeses, meats, Bircher muesli, Yoghurt, fresh fruit, cakes.

          We got lost trying to find the hotel on foot from the station, although it's not far. In fact it's one stop on the bus number 30. It would have been useful to have known this in advance. Room was quite small, and the bed lacked headboards.They lose "green points", in my view, for changing the towels everyday -no option to indicate you don't want them changed, which many hotels have these days.

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          Very very good service and attitude. The personal is a very friendly. I will recommended this Hotel to all customers.

          • Average rating
        • Single

          Cleanliness, value for money, courtesy wine and coffee for a welcome.


          • Average rating
        • Family with children

          Best little hotel ever! Funky decor, comfy beds and perfectly clean. Generous breakfast and a lovely terrace to relax on with coffee/apero in the afternoon. Perfectly located to enjoy Basel.

          Rooms might be a little small for a longer stay but fine for a short trip (even with child).

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          The garden and the drinks of afternoon

          The small room

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          The staff is helpful and accommodating to requests. They spontaneously offer options such as baggage storage or complimentary water for departing guests. The complimentary welcome drink is nice and the breakfast service is good too. Internet worked correctly. From outside, hotel is not impressive, but interior is well maintained and rooms, while small, are clean and very functional.

          Parking on street is not readily available. Parked car in public garage adjacent to hotel for 15 francs (but is secure and easily accessed). Rated hotel fair value because it's expensive compared to similar properties in other areas of Europe - but for Basel appears to be good value. I obtained better prices from than were available at the hotel.

          • Average rating
        • Single

          Good welcome Openbar with wine and snacks coffee and tea to welcome guests. A surprising and generous gift in the room.

          Single room is a little small but very well laid out Price of room was jacked up wildly because of the watch and jewellery fair in Basel where all the rooms are full. This seems a rip off. Taxi and restaurant prices remain as before so why should the hotels go into this auction mode?

          • Average rating
        • Single

          Cleanliness was impeccable.

          The bed mattress could have been a little more comfortable.

          • Average rating
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