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Schaffhausen Youth Hostel

Belair Randenstrasse 65, Schaffhausen, 8200, Switzerland

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Overall Rating 90%

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Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 90%
Cleanliness 90%
Location 90%
Security 90%
Service 90%
Comfort 90%
Green rating 90%

The Hostel Schaffhausen is a beautiful, historical castle between Munot , Rhine Falls , Randen and Unterklettgau.

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Schaffhausen Hostel

Hostel Schaffhausen

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

According to the song by Dieter Wiesmann Schaffhausen is just a small town. But what a town! Between Munot, Rhine Falls, Randen and Klettgau lies a medieval little place with an irresistible attraction. And, ten minutes away, a youth hostel in a small castle. At one time the meeting point for writers and painters, today it is open to all connoisseurs of the art of living.

"A dilapidated old manor house, with unkept garden paths, moss-covered bench seats, crumbling steps and an impenetrably overgrown park". That was how in 1914 Hermann Hesse described the small castle Belair in his novel "Rosshalde". His friend and owner of the castle, Hans Sturzenegger, a painter, provided the main character Johann Veraguth.

Fifty years later, the 16th-century manor house became the youth hostel. And today, freely adapting Hesse's words, it looks like this: A magnificently decked-out, striking small castle, with large meadows, romantic bench seats under mighty plane trees, narrow and winding stairs to plush rooms and an extensive, well-tended park.


Prices are members' prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • 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 members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association.
  • A non-member supplement of CHF 7 per person per night is payable on arrival at hostel.
  • 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
  • Garden
  • Playground
  • TV room
  • Table tennis / ping pong


  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • BBQ
  • Restaurant onsite

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Wifi - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car parking nearby - Less than 500 m
  • Lockers Available
  • Luggage Room - Available during hostel reception times
Opening times

Opening times

Open from 04 Mar to 29 Oct

From 08:00 to 10:00
From 17:00 to 20:00
From 17:00 to 20:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +41 52 625 88 00

Fax. +41 52 624 59 54

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Rheinfall (3 to 5km)
  • Botanisch-historischer Garten Hans Hensler (1 to 2km)
  • Munot (1 to 2km)

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Great friendly hostel with really filling dinner and breakfast


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Sun 28 May 2017

Schöne JH. Tolle Grillstelle, Holz wird zur Verfügung gestellt. Sehr freundlicher JH Leiter. Wunderbare Lage.


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Mon 22 Aug 2016

Der Fahhrad-Schuppen muss abschließbar sein, besonders da er an einem öffentlichen Weg liegt und vom Haupthaus nicht einsehbar ist.


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Sun 24 May 2015

wir haben die ganze nacht nicht geschlafen, zumal wir einen katastrophalen schweizer schnarcher im raum hatten. wenn der nicht gewesen wäre, dann wären wir mit dem süßen erkerzimmer sehr zufrieden gewesen


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Thu 01 Aug 2013

Lage leider etwas außerhalb und sehr schlecht bzw. gar nicht beschildert (für Fußgänger). Die Mitarbeiter waren sehr freundlich und besonders hilfsbereit! Ganz großes Lob und herlichen Dank!


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Sun 21 Jul 2013


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Cinema (5 to 10km)
  • City Centre (1 to 2km)
  • Local market (500m - 1km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (1 to 2km)
  • Nightlife (1 to 2km)
  • Parks / Green Area (Less than 500m)
  • Restaurants (500m to 1km)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (1 to 2km)
  • Shopping area / Mall (1 to 2km)
  • Distance to Swimming pool (1 to 2km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (500m - 1km)
  • Water park (2 to 3km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

parking is available 100 from the hostel
Schaffhausen to train station 1.5km
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Boating
  • Cycling
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball
  • Walking / Hiking

Sustainability initiatives


  • Low carbon activities


  • Double-glazed windows
  • Energy efficient appliances
  • Energy saving lights


  • Working with local community


  • Recycling areas
  • Local and seasonal food


  • Water savers in showers
  • Water savers in taps

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