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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 $42.04
  • Private
    From $181.46
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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 are members' prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • If a cancellation is made within 14 days of arrival time for a booking of 1 or more nights you will be charged for 1 night.
  • 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 7 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



Leisure & Fitness

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


  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Restaurant onsite

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Wifi
  • WIFI Charges - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel
  • Car Parking at Hostel Type - 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 06 Mar to 21 Nov

From 07:00 to 10:00
From 17:00 to 21:00
From 17:00 to 21:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +41 62 752 23 03

Fax. +41 62 752 23 16

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



Eine kleine verzauberte Herberge direkt am Altstadtring gelegen. Wir haben es genossen Gäste zu sein in einer angenehmen Atmosphäre mit tollem Frühstück (Bäckerbrot fantastisch, Schweizer Käse immer gut).


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Fri 08 Nov 2019

Very nice refurbished early 20th century villa in parklike surroundings . Nice place to stay on transit, with nice little town to spend an evening


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Sun 24 Jun 2018

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


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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 !


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Mon 12 Aug 2013


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 500m)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Local market
  • Museums / Art Galleries (Less than 500m)
  • Parks / Green Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Restaurants (Less than 500m)
  • 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 500m)
  • Wooded Area (500m to 1km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Tue hostel is
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


  • Environmental cleaning


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


  • Working with local community


  • Recycling areas
  • Local and seasonal food


  • Water savers in showers
  • Water savers in taps

Sustainability labels

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