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.
08.00-10.00am / 05.00-09.00pm
1 single room
1 double room
1 room with 3 beds and washbasin
1 room with 4 beds
1 room with 5 beds
1 room with 5 beds and washbasin
2 rooms with 6 beds
4 rooms with 8 beds
1 room with 10 beds
Free car parking 100 metres from the youth hostel.
*PLEASE NOTE: There is an extra charge for Non-YHA-Members of CHF 6.00 per night, payable on arrival*
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Hostel Facilities & Policies
- Bicycle parking
- Breakfast Included
- Common Room
- Free Internet Access
- Linen Included
- Luggage Storage
Cancellation PolicyThis property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.
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From the station15 minutes on foot via 'Hintersteig' and 'Schtzenhaus'.
Or take bus no 3 direction 'Sommerwies' to the 'Wiesli' stop or bus no 6 direction 'Neuhausen' to the 'Hallenbad' stop
By car drive from the town centre in the direction of 'Breite'.
Between 40 min & 1 hour train journey. Depending on train.