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Stein am Rhein Youth Hostel

Hemishoferstrasse 87
8260 Stein am Rhein (SH)

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Phone: +41 52 741 12 55
Fax: +41 52 741 51 40

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Barrier-free stay

50 years after their opening the Stein am Rhein Youth Hostel has been renovated. Now, in order to allow barrier-free use of the youth hostel, a lift is being installed and the Swiss Youth Hostels redesigned the entire public area including the reception and food-serving area at the same time. With this conversion and the previous investment in 2006, the youth hostel becomes barrier-free for all day rooms and room types. Thanks to the skilful integration of the necessary conversions, the youth hostel is not only being made more accessible for people with disabilities, it is also becoming more attractive for all guests.

The project shows in exemplary fashion how well-thought-out solutions can achieve barrier-free access and simultaneously result in improved operation that benefits all guests, thus creating added value.

Barrier-free accommodation

Room Barrier-free beds per room
1 double room with shower/WC barrier-free 2 beds
3 4-bed rooms with washbasin 2 beds each
7 6-bed rooms with washbasin 3 beds each

There is no ramp.


The Youth Hostel has a wheelchair-accessible lift.


  • The width of the corridor in front of the elevator is 200 cm
  • The width of the elevator door is 90 cm
  • Elevator width: 120 cm
  • Elevator depth: 140 cm

The room door width is 80 cm.


Barrier-free wet cell

Barrier-free toilets and showers are located on the guest room floor and in the basement. One double room features a fully disabled-friendly en-suite bathroom.

The wet cell dimensions are:

  • Width of wet cell door: 80 cm
  • WC seat height: 45 cm
  • The washbasin is wheelchair accessible: 75 cm
  • Shower seat
  • Shower handle

Barrier-free arrival

By train / by foot

From Stein am Rhein station, go along Bahnhofstrasse to the roundabout. Cross it and when you reach the other side, follow the “Altstadt” signs. Cross the Rhine and take the first left turn after the bridge (after the Hotel Rheinfels, Bärengasse). Follow the Rhine downstream through the harbour area and along the promenade (unsurfaced path). This path joins the main road after 500 m. Follow this road to the youth hostel at No. 87 (no pavement for the final 100 metres).

By bus

At Stein am Rhein station, take German Railways bus No. 7349 towards Ramsen/Singen. Alight at the “Strandbad” stop. Follow the main road to the youth hostel at No. 87 (no pavement for the final 100 metres).

By car

Leave the town in the direction of Schaffhausen, Hemishofen, Singen (DE). The youth hostel has a chargeable, wheelchair-accessible parking space directly in front of the main entrance. Please ensure that you make an advance reservation. We will be pleased to make the disabled car parking space available free of charge for holders of the official blue disabled person’s parking permit.

Useful information

Links for public transport


Rollstuhltaxi Schmid
Hoppihohstrasse 3
8260 Stein am Rhein
Phone: +41 52 741 41 41

Closest pharmacy

Apotheke zum Mohrenkönig AG
Rathausplatz 8
8260 Stein am Rhein
Phone: +41 52 741 21 33


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