Urban Living in Basel


Public Transport

Despite the APALIVING Budget Hotel being situated in the center of a quiet residential area, you won't miss out on quick access to public transport. In the immediate vicinity, you can find direct transport connections to all areas of the city. Whatever your objective in the city, you can use the entire bus and tram network at any time of day throughout your stay with us, thanks to a complimentary Mobility Ticket.

Culture & Events

Despite its modest size, the city of Basel captivates the whole year round with its diverse cultural and events landscape. Along with the traditional Fasnacht and world famous museums like the Fondation Beyeler and the Vitra Design Museum, Basel is home to one of the largest art exhibitions in the world: Art Basel. The nightlife of the city also has its finger on the pulse, offering various options from contemporary restaurants and bars to notable nightclubs for party people.

Sports & Exhibitions

Beyond the cultural field, Basel also impresses with its diversity of sport, exhibition and trade fairs. For example, highly-rated tennis tournaments alternate with the world's largest watch and jewellery fair (Baselworld), as well as other congresses and trade fairs. With every visit to the largest city in northwestern Switzerland, there are a variety of activities and places to explore, which should not be missed. More information can be found on the Basel Tourism homepage.

Basel – The Gateway to Switzerland

Basel, the city on the knee of the Rhine, is located on the border triangle of Switzerland, Germany and France and serves as a perfect transport hub for attractions and other cities like Zurich, Geneva, Zug and Lucerne, as the northern gateway to Switzerland. In the cultural capital of the Alpine nation, you sense an international flair, not only because of the proximity to other countries, but also because of the diverse cultural, sport and leisure opportunities. Basel always shows it best side, not only during the numerous and world famous trade fairs and exhibitions.

Our Budget Hotel is located in one of the most vibrant areas of the city, which particularly stands out for its culinary and shopping opportunities.