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Dachsen am Rheinfall Youth Hostel

Schloss Laufen am Rheinfall, Dachsen, 8447, Switzerland

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Hostel Dachsen is located in a thousand year old castle, perched high above the Rhine Falls.

  • Dorm
    From $40.63
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Dachsen Hostel

Hostel Dachsen

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

The historic castle of Laufen is the most northerly point in the Canton of Zürich, 5 km from Schaffhausen, right on the Rhine Falls. Set within the thick walls of Laufen Castle right next to the Rheinfall waterfall, Hostel Dachsen features a charming historic atmosphere. All rooms come with wooden floors and there is a tiled stove in the common living and dining room.

Local attractions include: the Allerheiligen Museum (All Saints) in Schaffhausen, the Schleitheim Plasterwork Museum, the Rhine Falls and the fortress of Munot as well as the vineyards of the wine-growing region and contemporary art galleries.

You can spend relaxing hours in the lounge, offering various games and books. There is also a lockable garage for bicycles and free parking is available for cars.


Prices are members' prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • If a cancellation is made within 14 days of arrival time for a booking of 1 or more nights you will be charged for 1 night.
  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • Check-in is available between 17:00 and 21:00
  • Please contact hostel if arriving after 21:00
  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • Unaccompanied children under the age of 16 can be accommodated only with a letter from a parent or legal guardian providing permission for the child's unsupervised stay.
  • Children under the age of 6 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories
  • Children under the age of 2 stay free.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are not members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association
  • A discount of CHF 7 per person per night is available to members on arrival.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Terrace / patio


  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Restaurant onsite

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Wifi
  • WIFI Charges - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car parking nearby
  • Car Parking Nearby Distance - At or next to the hostel
  • Cycle Storage
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Luggage Room
  • Luggage Room Availability - Available during hostel reception times
Opening times

Opening times

Open from 29 Mar to 20 Oct

From 08:00 to 09:30
From 17:00 to 21:00
From 17:00 to 21:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +41 52 659 61 52

Fax. +41 52 659 60 39

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Rheinfall (At or next to the hostel)
  • Munot (5 to 10km)
  • Altstadt Schaffhausen (5 to 10km)

See the full list of attractions



Lauren Castle is awesome, right by Rhine Falls which you can visit for free between 6pm- 9am avoiding all the tourists. £30 inc breakfast, fantastic place to stay


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Tue 11 Jun 2019

My spouse and I have stayed in HI hostels around the world. My 2nd stay in Schloss Laufen had friendly staff, good breakfast but unsuitable room allotment, with joined and continuous mattresses, good for families but not for strangers lying by your side and breathing down your neck. The guests kept lights on late night, talking loudly. They should stay at a hotel, not at a youth hostel. Our hostel was almost full, but the staff managed the rush and served breakfast with a warm smile. Thank you!


Avatar for Anna


Tue 05 Jul 2016

loved the ambiance....ancient building along side a Schloss inside a nature attraction...very friendly and helpful staff...thank you for a wonderful experience.


Avatar for nancy


Tue 23 Jun 2015

Die gute Lage und die freundlichen Mitarbeiter haben mir gefallen. Weniger zufrieden war ich mit dem Komfort der Zimmer (zu viele Betten in einem Zimmer, alte Matratzen)


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Mon 08 Jun 2015

Dinner not available late evening was very difficult for us.. as we had to go far to get food n as it rained it became worst.


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Thu 07 Aug 2014


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • City Centre (500m - 1km)
  • Cycle trails (Less than 500m)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (Less than 500m)
  • Local market (500m - 1km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (At or next to the hostel)
  • Parks / Green Area (Less than 500m)
  • Restaurants (At or next to the hostel)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (At or next to the hostel)
  • Supermarket / Food store (500m - 1km)
  • Wooded Area (Less than 500m)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Parking available in front of hostel.
15 minutes walk. From Easter until end of October, bus runs on 8am- 4pm. .
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Abseiling
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Mountain Biking
  • Orienteering
  • Swimming
  • Team-Building
  • Walking / Hiking

Sustainability initiatives


  • Public transportation is promoted


  • Energy efficient appliances
  • Energy saving lights
  • Renewable energy


  • Working with local community


  • Recycling areas
  • Local and seasonal food


  • Water savers in showers
  • Water savers in taps

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