Dachsen Youth Hostel


Recommended by Switzerland Tourism

The over 1000 year-old Laufen Castle lies close to the world-famous Rhine Falls by Dachsen. Cosy multi-bed rooms, practically furnished and with a total 91 beds. Special features are the separate family hostel in the former wash-house & Gothic chapel on the ruins. 2 large and comfortable rooms make the hostel an ideal place for school classes, families, clubs or banquettes. Cooperation with a partner company for the planning and implementation of all culinary aspects.

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Majestic Laufen Castle looks down over the imposing Rhine Fall waters by Dachsen – and inside its ancient walls visitors enjoy the unique ambiance of this hostel high above the turbulent waters. Boat trips directly to the falls, adventurous canoeing & impressive waterside adventure path. Various summer events including fireworks, open-air cinema and illuminated water fall.

Hotel details

  • - Swimming pool
  • - Non-smoking hotel
  • - Non-smoking rooms
  • - Central location
  • - Garden/parking facilities
  • - Historical building
  • - Public parking spots
  • - Separate parking spots belonging to establishment
  • - Meeting room
  • - Hikers
  • - Ideal hotel for biking excursions
  • - Game room
  • - Near train station
  • - Playground for children
  • - Wi-Fi available (free)


The historical castle of Laufen is at the northern most point of the canton Zurich. 5 km from Schaffhausen, close to the Rhine falls. Rooms are in the outbuildings, furnished in the original style.

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