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was able to spend night

by web-administrator (October, 2016)


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(Guest Review by travel_champ) Landside - I reached their by 9pm. This airport has flights until 11.30pm and day starts at around 5-6 am in the morning. All the shops and cafes were closed by 10.30pm. Swiss and France sides are connected (on 3rd floor - departure floor) so you can go from one side to other side. I found group of seats where I spend the whole night. The seats are good for seating but not good for sleeping. To be honest I did not get enough sleep as chairs were not comfortable for sleeping. But there were other people around the whole night so was feeling safe. around 1am group 4-5 teenage girls came and there were chit-chatting for hour or so (I did not understand a word as I think it was german). There was also a couple sleeping on the floor! There were group of 4-6 security guards patrolling every hour but they did not wake up anyone. so they did not mind people sleeping at the airport.

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Good night

by web-administrator (August, 2016)


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(Guest Review) Turned out to be much more comfortable than I expected. I went right to the top floor in the Swiss sector (landslide) where there were sofas without armrests. Unfortunately they were all taken by the time I got there so I grabbed a couple of the many leather chairs they had there and had a comfortable night. Loads of other sleepers so felt safe. Unfortunately no shops were open and it's not near any shops, but everything opened up at 4am. Overall a good experience, would stay again if necessary.

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Uncomfortable

by web-administrator (November, 2015)


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(Guest Review by Iman) Im writing this review from the airport at 3am having failed to get any sleep. I arrived at around midnight with my wife and we looked around to find a suitable spot to sleep before our 7am flight. The place is very quiet, with the exception of a very loud, regular security announcement every 20mins or so. Also, a lot of people snore in their sleep. Most of the lights are automatic so the chair areas can be reasonably dark, except when someone arrives and triggers the lights (so far every 10mins or so). It is fairly cool, but a regular coat should keep you warm. We used a sleeping bag, but you'll need at least one per person. A portable pillow would be very useful too. There are a lot of chair areas. They are leather-style, in long rows. Fairly comfortable to sit in, but difficult to fall asleep in. They all have low, fixed arm-rests, so you can't sleep across them easily. There are a few closed cafes with seating, one of which is perfect for lying down, and there is lots of space on the floors to lie down, but we tried that and were woken by security at 2am who patrolled with dogs, requiring everyone to sit on the chairs rather that lie down on the floor. People lying across several chairs were also required to move their legs off them. The people who looked most comfortable were those who sat on the chairs and had large luggage cases to use as foot-rests. Sitting here now, I should have booked into the hotel which is a few minutes away. But if you do decide to sleep here, i recommend taking a sleeping bag or warm coat, ear plugs/ear phones, sleeping mask/hat, and travel pillow. Find a quiet seat in the corner and use your continued >>

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Ok but you have to be creative. Like sleep on the ground

by web-administrator (January, 2015)


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(Guest Review) I arrived at the airport with my evening flight at around 11.pm and I had to wait for my next flight until 6.am. As I expected, chairs were quite comforable but with armrests between them. So not that much comforable to sleep seated. I saw 2 people sleeping on the ground and I ended up myself sleeping on my jacket that I put on the ground in a corner. I was able to sleep. A security person was walking all around the airport all night with a dog. He didn't mind some people were sleeping on the ground. I slept on the switzerland side of the airport. Even though I'm French, i felt it was safer to sleep on the other side. So I don't know if I'd have had the same experience on the French side. Just one bad thing: I wanted to go to the toilets, but as I walked in there, the cleaning lady was yelling NO NO NO NO NO NO NO!!! I thought she was going to kill me. And then she added: go to toilets downstairs! I mean, couldn't she be more polite? I don't think her employer would appreciate that behavior.

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Basel Airport Review

by web-administrator (February, 2015)


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(Guest Review) Uncomfortable but VERY safe, due to security personnel who walk through the area regularly. As the chairs have armrests between the seats it is difficult to sleep though I usually manage eventually as I can't stay away the whole night. I saw some people going up to where the security check is - it's possible it's much better to sleep there.

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