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Schaffhausen Youth Hostel

Randenstrasse 65
8200 Schaffhausen (SH)

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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.

Hessestube and tower rooms

"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.

Getting here

By public transportFrom the station15 minutes on foot via Hintersteig and Schützenhaus. By bus No. 3 direction Sommerwies to the “Wiesli” stop or by bus No. 6 direction Neuhausen to the “Hallenbad” stop.

By carFrom the town centre by car in the direction of Breite. Free car parking 100 metres from the youth hostel.



  • 04.03.-29.10.2017
  • 16.03.-28.10.2018


5 - 8 pm


8 - 10 am


  • 2 single rooms
  • 1 double room
  • 2 rooms with 3 beds with/without washbasin
  • 1 room with 4 beds
  • 2 rooms with 5 beds with/without washbasin
  • 3 rooms with 6 beds
  • 5 rooms with 8 beds
  • 1 room with 10 beds

A total of beds 92.
Showers and WCs on the floors.

Good to know

All Swiss Youth Hostels can be booked on site.


  • Breakfast buffet (incl.)
  • Varied evening meal
  • Lunch and packed lunch on request


  • Cosy training and day-room with piano
  • Barbecue and playground
  • Table tennis
  • 16,000 m2 park with two grassed play areas, volleyball, football and badminton
  • Little library
  • Skating park 1 min. walk
  • Football stadium Schaffhausen 2 min. walk
  • Cycle training area alongside the youth hostel

Free WiFi