To rent three individual rooms in the second floor of an old house with garden located in the centre of the city.
Room N°1 can be rent for 3 nights or more
Rooms N°2 and 3 can be rent for one or more nights
Rooms N°1 and N°2 have a double bed (two persons) and Room N°3 has two individual beds.
The price is for one room per night regardless of the presence of one or two person(s). To be added is a compulsory tax of 3.50 CHF (City of Basel) per person per night. This includes a daily ticket for all the public transports of Basel as well as a ticket from the Basel-Mulhouse Airport or the Train Station up to our home.
Shower and toilet are next to the rooms. We provide linen and towels. A small kitchen with microwave, fridge and two hobs is available. If they so desire, we will be happy to prepare in our kitchen for our guests a breakfast (8 CHF) with homemade bread! There is a wireless but neither radio nor television. You will find a desk in rooms 1 and 3 (see photos). Also available are, upon request, hair dryer, washing machine and iron.
Arrival from the Airport:
When you get outside the airport take the bus n°50 (the only line). There are buses every 7min (Every 15 min in the very ealy morning or late at night). Stop at "Am Wasenboden/St Johann" which is the third stop after the Airport. Take at the same stop the bus N° 36 and get out two stops after (Metzerstrasse). Walk 30m (same direction as the bus) and take the little street on your right (Rheinländerstrasse). Courage, you are soon there! Still 60m to go and you then reach Hebelstrasse. 70m on your left and, at the crossroad with Friedensgasse, is our house (see picture on Airbnb). Bravo, you made it! In other words 5 min from the bus stop.
Arrival from the SBB Basel Station:
Take bus N° 30 (slightly on your left when you get out of the station, on the other side of the street, in front of the confectionery Bachmann). Stop at Bernoullianum (4 stops from the station) and Hebelstrasse is on the other side of the large street. 120 m and here you are! (Intersection with Freidensgasse).
The house is located 10 minutes from the Market Square. A direct bus will take you to either the Exhibition Centre (6 stops, 6 minutes) or to the Central Station (4 stops, 5 minutes) or to the "German" Station (Badisher Bahnhof, 10 min).
Within five minutes you will be at Kannenfeldpark, a wonderful park with old trees and games for children or at the Rhein along which you can enjoy a nice walk.
The situation is very quiet and the house is located in St Johann neighbourhood within walking distance from the University Hospital.
We speak German, French, English, Spanish, and Swedish and welcome international visitors!
Jean is a great host. We especially enjoyed talking to him (do talk to him!) and the breakfast with his delicious homemade bread. If we ever come to Basel again, we'll definitely stay there.
House is in an awesome location, room is great, kitchen for guests is really good, pricing is nice (and really interesting if you compare with other locations nearby) but I just can't stress this enough: the best of this experience was surely the host, who is a marvelous person. Jean received us as if we were childhood friends even though we had never met, he was really welcoming and friendly, helped us tons with information about the city and informations for our next trips.
I have learned a lot and got inspired by this host, I only regret I didn't have more time to share more experiences with him - we visited Basel for 1 day (and 1 night) that were enough to know the city.
As brazilians we are used to warm people and trust me when I say that Jean made us feel at home. It was simply awesome, an experience I'm telling all my friends about and I'm pretty sure someday I'll tell my grandchildren about.
If you have the opportunity to go to Basel and come across this comment make yourself a favor and stay in La Belle Maison, feel alive and learn a couple things about life. I guarantee you won't regret. Forget about prejudice, open up your mind and let the world show itself in beautiful ways.
Jean, there is no way to express my gratitude, you sir has astonished us and have my respect and admiration, not because of the stories you shared, not because of things you have done but simply by the person you showed us on our stay.
Thank you and I truly wish we can meet again someday.
I only stayed two nights at La Belle Maison and it was a wonderful experience. Very tidy and appealing accommodation:). Jean and Monika are very welcoming hosts with a honest interest in their guests. Loved beaking bread and evening talks about life and travelling!
The house is beautiful, warm, and welcoming as its hosts! It's really close to the city center and Jean will provide you with all the information you need to visit Basel. Jean is really nice, ironic and smart; morning chatting with him was pleasant and interesting. Moreover breakfast with his home made bread is delicious! It's not just a house, it's an experience worth living.
Beautiful house! Very neat room. Comfortable bed. Great host. Really good location, close to everything.
Einfach empfehlenswert. Ein Bijou inmitten der Stadt. Wir wurden von Jean herzlich empfangen und sofort mit den schönsten Orten in der Stadt bekannt gemacht.
Jean was incredibly friendly and helped us arrange a day trip to Lucerne during our stay. The breakfast was lovely, and the rooms spacious and clean. It's a short walk from the house into the centre of Basel, and an easy bus journey to the station. I highly recommend staying with Jean!
Jean was an amazing host, he did his best to make the most of our stay. His breakfast was lovely, highly recommended. The location is excellent. We would stay again without any doubt!
I stayed 2 nights at Basel and really have to say that Jean is a fantastic host which made the trip even better. He was really nice to greet us and was really helpful in terms of all the information. The room is really clean and cozy. There is a small kitchen which can make a nice dinner at home. Location is very good with easy access to tram and buses. I would definitely love to go back again!! Thank you Jean.
We enjoyed the day in your wonderful home and in the beautiful city of Basel!
Thanks for the affectionate reception and the interesting conversation ; )
All the best,
Anna, Katharina & Ralf.