BEST WESTERN PLUS Hotel Bahnhof,  Schaffhouse

4.5/5  - based on 114 guest reviews.
Bahnhofstrasse 46, 8200, Schaffhausen, Switzerland - See map
+41 52 630 35 35 +41 52 630 35 36



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The BEST WESTERN PLUS Hotel Bahnhof is a modern four-star hotel centrally located in Schaffhausen. Our hotel is situated just opposite the railway station, close to the pedestrian area, shopping and business facilities. Start your day with a complimentary full breakfast. Our rooms feature a remote control cable television, desk/work area and a mini-bar. A city tax of 2. 20 CHF per person per night is not included in the rate and is to be paid directly at the hotel.

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BEST WESTERN PLUS Hotel Bahnhof,Schaffhouse
  • 4
    « Good Hotel, Good Pricw »

    This hotel was on a street was very confusing. Cars are not suppose to be allowed on the street, unless you are checking in/out only. We were unfamiliar of the location of the hotel and actually got stopped by the police. After explaining why we were on the street they told us it was okay but only for checking in. The rooms were clean and good size. Breakfast was included in the price and it was great! Not just a continental buffet type but nice hot breakfast foods and great choices and different types of coffees. We were one street from the main shopping area so was able to walk to restaurants and stores.

    « Convenient if arriving by train »

    A very convenient location when arriving by train. The hosts and staff were very friendly, helpful and welcoming. Our room was clean and a good size, with a comfortable bed, and a very good breakfast was provided. Our adaptor for our electrical appliances is the standard European variety which would not fit the recessed Swiss electrical sockets in the room. However, suitable adaptors are available for loan from reception. Would we stay at this hotel again if visiting Schaffhausen? Yes, most definitely.

    « Stayed before flight »

    I decided to stay here the night before a flight out of Zurich after a long business trip in Germany. Booking was a little difficult until I called. The young lady was very, very helpful. In fact she was there the next night when I checked in. Since I had to leave very early, she offered to pack me some breakfast items. It's this kind of service that makes this place really stand out. The room was very comfortable and I slept very well. The parking garage was a little difficult to find for me, but again I was very tired. In all, an excellent stay and experience. I hope the owners read this as they should look up who was working the night of Oct 22, as this lady was amazing and should be told so.

    « Best Hotel in Town »

    I've stayed here a few times and the recent renovation has made huge improvements. The hotel is clean and centrally located. The rooms are large and have good heating and cooling which can be important depending on when you are there. I've been in summer before they had A/C and you had to open a window which brought in noise. Now they have A/C and it is great. Bathroom clean and large. Breakfast setup has lots of choices and very good. Can't beat the location in town. Close to everything!

    « Very nice hotel across from train station »

    It was a fine stay, good location and very clean. Despite other reviews about being very noisy , we did not have any problems with noise. Yu can hear people talking in the street but it was not too bad. We had a third floor room facing the street. The beds are very comfortable. Breakfast just ok per my taste , nothing gourmet or anything like that. I will stay there again if needed because of the beds and the cleaness of the place and the location.

    « Nice hotel »

    We were pleasantly surprised with this hotel. The room was nice and clean. It had all the necessary things for a traveller and the staff prepared a very welcoming surprise for us for our honeymoon. The breakfast was very nice and provided a nice variety of cheeses, breads, sweets etc . The only downside ( and that's not an issue) is that the parking is 3 minutes walk away. It's close to train and bus station so travelling is very easy. Very recommended.

    « Great location, directly across from the train station, convenient and quiet. »

    Great location, directly across from the train station, convenient and quiet. No car or taxi needed here and public transportation frequent buses are directly across the street. Nice modern hotel and air-conditioned. Note; they give a AAA member discount but, suprising you must have your membership card with you in order to get the discount.

    « Good Hotel and Great Location »

    I recently stayed here for a couple of nights whilst on business at Schaffhausen. The hotel is ideally placed right next to the railway station and is also a short walk to the river (definitely worth a stroll if you have time). The room are large and the fittings are decent (also clean which is always good). The bed was comfortable (although some of my colleagues disagreed) and the staff very helpful. The breakfast was typical European fare and was pretty good. The only complaint was that there was a bit of noise (i was at the back of the hotel by request to avoid noise and could still hear it so front of house must have been very noisy) and my view of scaffolding wasn't great in such a picturesque city (although that was my fault - see above). All in all a good hotel for the price! (also free Wi Fi - very good!)

    « Great location »

    Our first destination in this year's Switzerland trip. We landed early in Zurich, caught the train to schaffhausen and found the hotel bang opposite to the main station. Since we reached earlier than the check-in time, we left the bags in the reception and went for a stroll around town. They had our room ready with our bags already placed in the room when we got back after about 2 hours and to our surprise, they gave us a complimentary room upgrade. We were so thrilled. The room was big with a living room that had 2 foldable wall-beds. There was a nespresso coffee machine too that we loved! The bedroom was cozy and the bed comfortable. Bathroom was clean and spacious with a bathtub+shower and there was an additional small bathroom with a toilet & washbasin. So this room would have been very comfortable for a family of 4/5 but we were even more comfortable!! Breakfast was very filling and good- in addition to the usual cereals, eggs, bread and coffee/tea, they also had fresh fruits, cold cuts, salmon, fried sausages and scrambled eggs. Overall we were really pleased with the room, service and hotel. Highly recommended :)

    « See Schaffhausen »

    Excellent location from which to visit Schaffhausen and neighboring communities. A short walk to local sights, dining and shops. Friendly staff and reliable internet. I would highly recommend this hotel for anyone visiting the area.

  • 5
    « Fabulous »

    Wow, this was a really nice treat to end our stay in hotels on our trip (we went to stay with family after this). It was so swish and large and clean. They were very accommodating and offered us lots of help finding places to eat and sights to see.

    « Another great visit, with a small hitch at the start. »

    Having reviewed this hotel last year, with a top rating, I was interested to see if it had changed. This time on arrival, we were first offered a small back room on Floor 2 that was quite dismal and lacked space. This level of room is barely three-star quality, and not aligned with the hotel's four-star rating. However, the friendly Reception staff immediately offered another room on Floor 3, which was significantly better than our first. It was an upgraded room and it was excellent - colourful, bright, roomy and with a pleasant large bathroom. Thereafter, our stay was very pleasant. Looking in open doors along the corridor, we could see that, on the third floor, all rooms seemed to have the same bright, welcoming red carpets and nice furniture, though our corner room was larger than the others. It was well-cooled by air-con, on a very hot summer day. I was concerned that our room, overlooking the station and a main road, would be noisy during the night, but we heard nothing at all. I would only suggest that the hotel provides better screening from summer morning sun and street light, because having gone to bed at 1:30 am, I could not sleep beyond 6 am - a minor inconvenience only, because that is a wonderful time to get up and explore the lovely historic Schaffhausen streets and riverside, which are rather busier in daytime. Worthy of special note in this hotel is the excellent breakfast buffet, served in a comfortable, quiet room. The buffet offered a large variety of food, with hot options such as two kinds of cooked eggs, crispy bacon and pancakes. The fruit selection was fresh and expansive. Overall, everything I said in my first review is still true and the unfortunate first offer of the small, dark room was quickly forgiven, though this alone accounts for my deduction of one star. We will stay here again.

    « An excellent choice in Schaffhausen »

    My hotel experience offered a dependable, courteous and helpful staff. The breakfast room was welcoming with a wonderful breakfast arrangement and assortment. The hotel is close to the train station and central to everything.

    « Excellent Breakfast and Friendly Service »

    This was my second stay in the last 3 years. And I have seen many useful improvements. More English TV channels and newspapers in English than when I stayed there in 2013. The rooms are small, modern and functional, but most rooms in Schaffhausen are small. Perfect for a business stay. The location right across from the train station is also a big plus. I would stay there again.

    « Incredible good service! »

    Incredicle good service on my one night stay this week. Besides being greeted very warmly and a very nice room, the staff also helped me out very readily and did not scare away from much effort when I lost the pendant to my necklace! Also: Hefezopf zum Frühstück! :-)

    « Excellent experience »

    The people were kind, collaborative. The room was very fine and clean. I have even proposed a free room improvement and I have enjoyed it. The place is located centrally in Schaffhausen next to transportation services.

    « Business »

    Super great location! Very clean and quite spacious for this level of hotels room. Great breakfast and very friendly staff. They helped me with the luggage storage after check-out. Umbrellas are available when raining. Plug adaptor with no deposit! Nothing to complain about.

    « Excellent hotel and Excellent Service »

    I was staying in Schaffhausen for business and in the past I have stayed at other more expensive hotels but I was pleasantly surprised with the quality of this hotel, I understand it has been recently refurbished, and the staff were very very helpful, nothing was to much trouble. Thanks it was an excellent stay.

    « Family Weekend Break »

    We had an excellent room for a family - very spacious for beds, living area, clothes and bathroom. Excellent service. Very helpful. Lovely breakfast. Plus very quick to send on a forgotten charger. Not to forget a great location for exploring the town and public transport if needed.

    « Excellent customer service »

    Hotel is near from a strategic area, good restaurants and shopping area. The breakfast is very good. It is not allowed smoking into hotel (it is very nice). Hotel is in front of the bus station. To Simplify, I recommend everybody.

  • 5
    « Exceptional Service! »

    This hotel has the best customer service in Switzerland! Every request is met with a smile and nothing is too much trouble for them. The location is great being right across the road from the train station and also being close to many shops and restaurants in the pedestrian malls. The hotel staff are happy to make restaurant reservations for you. The view from our room was sensational, see the attached photo! Breakfast was fresh and tasty with a selection of hot and cold choices. Thoroughly recommended!

    « My Business Trip to Switzerland »

    The Bahnhof is a clean and comfortable hotel with great facilities. I would like to make special mention of Andrea and Mareike who went out of their way to make us feel at home and met our special needs always with a smile. When you are away from home and need a friendly smile and a chat this is very comforting. I can't wait for my next visit! I will be recommending it to our hosts and my business.

    « Convenient and good »

    Located directly across from the station and a few metres from the delightful old town this is a good option when visiting Schaffhausen . My room was modern clean and well equiped . Wifi was included as was breakfast . For a short stay this could not be bettered although the Rhine is a short walk away . The breakfast buffet was good and the staff were friendly and efficient . The hotel lacked s bit of character but for s short stay in a business trip it was ideal . I faced the old town street and there was some street noise but not intrusive .

    « Hotel is in city center and walking distance to great food and sights. »

    The hotel was outdated and could use a renovation. However, the staff was great, service was good and the hotel is located in a prime location to the city center. So many places to shop and eat and drink. I spent a few weeks here and really enjoyed the feel of the swiss village. The town is filled with shops and great vendors on the weekend. I highly recommend a vist to Schaffhausen.

    « Top Notch »

    I am a frequent, frequent traveler. I have stayed at hotels that cost multitudes more, yet did not deliver the ease, comfort, and support that this little gem delivers. The public facilities are spotless. The location is perfect, right across from the trains station and an easy walk to restaurants and local businesses. The rooms are spacious and well-apportioned; and very clean. The workout facility is small but perfectly functional, with equipment that can be used for almost any type of athlete (I do multiple workout types). I will certainly stay here again!

    « Business »

    The room was small, but met my needs, perfectly. The service was great, as was the breakfast. The location is perfect... just across the street from the train station and just around the corner from the walking area of Schaffhausen, which is beautiful.

    « good for choice »

    It has good location, just across the street to the train station, near downtown. Room is clean and has hot-water pot and slippers, which is convenience for travelers. Breakfast is good in general, personally I would like to have more vegetables. Staff is professional. When price can be more favorable, it will be perfect.

    « Stay in Dec 2015 »

    This hotel was recommended to me by a friend in Solothurn, who worked at the Schaffhausen, Hotel Bahnhof many years ago. After returning from Muenchen, I was glad to arrive at this meticulously clean hotel, with very friendly staff and new amenities in the room. The hotel staff has worked hard to make the dining room extra clean, warm and comfortable with a great variety of breakfast foods. For the price, I found it to be a good value in one of the nicer cities in Switzerland.

    « OK hotel »

    Nice People, good breakfast, wary central to all need, close to town, close to rail road station, wary nice scenery, clos to German border. The river rain an its nice falls and view, historical buildings with the castle Is a must.

    « Nicest Best Western I ever went to »

    Wherever I go, no matter which country, if there's a Best Western hotel I'll book it. Here in switzerland where I live usually prices are by far higher than what I payed for in this hotel. For such a low price located directly at the main trainstation (almost no noises, no busy trainstation and car free area) with very beautiful and clean rooms, a very good breakfast buffet (no bananas, so no perfect, I need them). It seems that typical Swiss quality and Best Western guaranteed quality go quiet well in hand.

  • 4
    « Nice Stay for business Week »

    Good reception, Quiet Room even if your room is the station side. Good breafast Many restaurants not far form the hotel I stayed 3 nights for business activities since monday night to Thrusday afternoon

    « Couldn't be better »

    Everything was just perfect. Location, staff, value for money, parking possibility, rooms, cleanliness and especially superb breakfast. I couldn't possibly ask for more. Highly recommended hotel in Schaffhausen.

    « Quick business stay »

    Stayed two nights on business. The hotel is close to the train station but very quiet. Many restaurants are near by. The rooms and bathrooms are large and functional. There is an excellent breakfast in the morning.

    « Comftable rooms, clean and excellent breakfast ... all you needs for your stay »

    We stayed 1 night at the BW Bahnhof Hotel. Room was large, very clean, very nice, and full equipped with all needs, nice decorated with a view to the old railstation. Breakfast was excellent with all need for healthy meal. The hotel has no parking. The hotel location in about 2 minutes waking from the center. We would not hesitate to recommend of the BW Bahnhof Hotel, we definitely will be happy to come back and stay again.

    « Centrally located, a good value »

    Hotels in Switzerland are generally overly expensive. This one is centrally located near the train station and downtown restaurants, is quiet and well appointed for a reasonable price. It is modern comfortable and has an excellent front desk staff. Definitely worth taking advantage of when in Schaffhausen.

    « Very good hotel in historic city »

    I had to visit a business partner in Schaffhausen in June last year and decided to stay over in the city, as train connections were bad that day. The hotel is opposite of the train station, making it very convenient. Also, it is just a couple of minutes by foot to the city center, having plenty of small Cafe's and Restaurants. The room was convenient and offered everything one would expect from a best western hotel. The Front office staff and restaurant staff were very polite and made my stay in Schaffhausen a very pleasant one. Breakfast the next day morning was already very good and I still remember the fresh and lovely strawberries from the buffet, which caught my attention, as not being usual on a breakfast buffet. Should I ever have to stay over in Schaffhausen again, I surely will stay at this hotel.

    « 2 night business stay »

    The room was clean, and with Air conditioning and heat available along with a desk, ironing board and hair dryer. This room is well outfitted for travelers. The breakfast in the morning was fantastic. A fitness room was available but I did not use. The close proximity to the train station is very convenient albeit noise a potential concern to some travelers. The front desk staff was excellent and very helpful. Thank you.

    « A very good stay »

    The hotel couldn't be positioned any better opposite the bus and railway stations and backing onto the old town. The Migros store next door was a bonus. The room was very comfortable with air conditioning and there was no noise from outside. The reception staff spoke very good English and were more than helpful. All the staff were very polite with a ready smile. The usual style of self service breakfast in the pleasant dining room was as good as we've seen. This excellent hotel provided the ideal base for our four night break in Schaffhausen.

    « Convenient location »

    We stayed at this hotel for two nights as we were passing through Schaffhausen. The hotel is situated a short 2/3 minute walk from the station. We arrived earlier than the stated check-in time which wasn't a problem and the receptionist checked us smoothly and efficiently. Our room was as expected; clean and modern with everything we needed for our short stay. The bed was very comfortable and the "pillow menu" was a nice touch. The air conditioning was very welcome as the outside temperature was in the low 30's. The hotel is located an easy five minute walk away from the old town with its plentiful restaurants and shops and a 10 minute walk to the banks of the Rhein. Breakfast was self service and of a good standard with plenty of choice (cooked or continental) which was frequently restocked. A very pleasant, convenient, no fuss, hotel.


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·From: Highways 4 or 15. Take exit Schaffhausen-Nord. Follow the directional signs to Bahnhof. The BEST WESTERN PLUS Hotel Bahnhof is located just opposite the railway station.