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Zofingen Youth Hostel

General Guisan-Strasse 10
4800 Zofingen (AG)

Classic Eu-label Hiq Quality-1 Steinbock-4 Swiss_lodge Free_wifi_v02

Phone: +41 62 752 23 03
Fax: +41 62 752 23 16


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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.

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!

A hostel with tales to tell

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.

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.

Getting here

by public transportTen minute walk from Zofingen Railway Station right through the old quarter.


by carThe Youth Hostel is situated on the main road between Olten and Lucerne. The youth hostel has a limited number of chargeable car parking spaces.



  • 10.03.-03.12.2017
  • 09.03. - 25.11.2018


5 - 9 pm


7 - 10 am


  • 1 single room
  • 2 rooms with 2 beds
  • 2 double rooms with washbasin
  • 3 rooms with 4 beds
  • 4 rooms with 6 beds

A total of 53 beds.
Shower/WC on the floor.

Good to know

All Swiss Youth Hostels can be booked on site.


  • Breakfast buffet (incl.)
  • Varied evening meal on request
  • Lunch and packed lunch for groups on request
  • Brunch for families, weddings or special events on request


  • Divisible classroom and lounge with TV
  • Dining room with 42 seats
  • Table tennis indoor and outdoor
  • Park
  • Bike storage
  • Free WiFi