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Zofingen Youth Hostel

General Guisan-Strasse 10, Zofingen, 4800, Switzerland

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The Hostel Zofingen is the perfect starting point for exploring the famous cities of Switzerland.

  • Dorm
    From €28.77
  • Private
    From €77.63
10 or more people?
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Zofingen Hostel

Hostel Zofingen

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

<p>In 1386, the Zofingen town hero Niklaus von Thut is said to have saved the town banner in view of the victorious confederates by swallowing it without further ado. To this day, a sense of history is apparent wherever you go in Zofingen. The spacious, yet still largely intact old town is the venue for attractive markets and diverse cultural events. The outer districts are dominated by beautiful mansions and extensive green spaces. Whether you choose to explore Zofingen on your own or on one of the many attractive guided tours, you’re bound to want to come again.</p>
<p>To this day, Zofingen is the town of heroes large and small. The big heroes appear as finishers in the toughest duathlon in the world, the Powerman, or as a rock star at the giant outdoor festival on the Heitere. The little heroes are the hikers and bikers with a long walk or ride successfully behind them. These heroes all have one thing in common though, they love to stay in Zofingen Youth Hostel!</p>
<p><b>A hostel with tales to tell</p></b>
<p>In the centre of a park, surrounded by mature trees from all corners of the world, lies the beautiful youth hostel. The former silk manufacturer’s villa dating from the 1860s has had an eventful history and brings generations together to this day. Before becoming a youth hostel in 1987, the building served as a municipal old people's home.</p>
<p>Today, the youth hostel is a popular stopping-off point for people of all ages from all over the world who appreciate the central location in the heart of Switzerland as a base from which to explore all parts of the country. After interest-packed excursions by train, on foot or by bike, the green retreat surrounding the youth hostel is a wonderful spot to relax in, just a few steps from the beautiful old town. Nowadays, the best tales are recounted beneath the trees in the park.</p>

<p>The Old Town of Zofingen, with its prominent powder magazine, has an exciting historical background, dating back to the 11th century. Additional historical attractions: St. Urban Abbey, the historic fortress of Aarburg (now the Cantonal Children's Home), Aarburg Church with its carillon. Culture: Zofingen has a tradition of cultural diversity, including the 'Heitere Open Air Zofingen', the Mario Botta House and various exhibitions.</p>

Prices

Prices are members' prices

Dorms - Per guest per night

Beds

Private - Per room per night

Rooms

Important info

  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • Check-in is available between 17:00 and 21:00
  • Please contact hostel if arriving after 21:00
  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • Unaccompanied children under the age of 16 can be accommodated only with a letter from a parent or legal guardian providing permission for the child's unsupervised stay.
  • Children under the age of 6 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories
  • Children under the age of 2 stay free.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association.
  • A non-member supplement of CHF 6 per person per night is payable on arrival at hostel.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout

Facilities

Facilities

Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Garden
  • Playground
  • TV room
  • Table tennis / ping pong
  • Terrace / patio

Accessibility

  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Restaurant onsite

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Wifi - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel - At a cost
  • Car parking nearby
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Cycle Storage
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available
Opening times

Opening times

Open from 10/03/2016 to 28/11/2016
Open from 10/03/2017 to 03/12/2017

Reception:
From 07:00 to 10:00
From 17:00 to 21:00
Check-in:
From 17:00 to 21:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +41 62 752 23 03

Fax. +41 62 752 23 16

zofingen@youthhostel.ch

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Heiternplatz (500m to 1km)
  • Wildpark Heitern (1 to 2km)
  • Niklaus Thut-Platz mit Brunnen (1 to 2km)

See the full list of attractions

Reviews

Reviews

Great drop off place to stay as part of our journey. Probably the cleanest hostel we have ever stayed at. One issue being the family room was very hot given the heating was on. You can open windows to cool it down but should not be really doing this and better control of heating would be a more environmentally friendly way of doing it

90%

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Richard,

Fri 06 Sep 2013

Schöne Jugendherberge. In der Schweiz generell hohes Preisniveau. Das man nun auch noch für das Parken auf den JH-eigenen Parkplätzen bezahlen muss ist typisch schweizerisch und absolut inakzeptabel !

87%

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Gerald,

Mon 12 Aug 2013

Nichts negatives zu berichten ... ich werde dort wieder mal übernachten !

83%

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Ulrike,

Wed 03 Jul 2013

Staff was AWESOME!! Went above and beyond duty to help out.

100%

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Janet,

Tue 21 May 2013

Location

Location
Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Cinema (3 to 5km)
  • City Centre (At or next to the hostel)
  • Cycle trails (Less than 500m)
  • Gym (Less than 500 m)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Local market
  • Museums / Art Galleries (Less than 500 m)
  • Parks / Green Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Restaurants (Less than 500 m)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (3 to 5km)
  • Shopping area / Mall (Less than 500m)
  • Swimming pool (2 to 3km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (Less than 500m)
  • Theatre (Less than 500 m)
  • Wooded Area (500m to 1km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Car
Tue hostel is
Rail
Station of Zofingen across by foot in ten minutes to old Tue
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Birdwatching
  • Cycling
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming
  • Walking / Hiking

Sustainability initiatives

Air

  • Environmental cleaning

Energy

  • Double-glazed windows
  • Energy efficient appliances
  • Energy saving lights

People

  • Working with local community

Waste

  • Recycling areas
  • Local and seasonal food

Water

  • Water savers in showers
  • Water savers in taps

Sustainability labels

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