Hostel in Winterthur, Switzerland

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Get to know Winterthur (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Winterthur. To help you make friends with Winterthur before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Winterthur is a relatively old city, as the first settlements here are estimated to have been in the Bronze Age. Later, it was part of the Roman Empire, the Habsburg Empire, and the city of Zurich; it was even conquered by Napoleon for a short time before it became part of today’s Switzerland.

With just more than a hundred thousand inhabitants, Winterthur is the sixth-largest city in Switzerland. The train station is the third busiest in Switzerland and the Zurich Airport lies only fifteen kilometers southwest.

Winterthur is not a major tourist destination -- a lot of people prefer to stay in Zurich, but it is really not hard to visit as it is well connected with Zurich. Winterthur has the Museum Oskar Reinhart with about six hundred works by German, Swiss, and Austrian artists from the eighteenth to twentieth century; you can also visit the Winterthur Art Museum with a Swiss modern art collection, exhibiting groups of works from the late nineteenth century to the present. A very curious place to visit is the Swiss Science Center Technorama -- the only science center in Switzerland, with an exhibition area of more than six thousand square meters and more than five hundred experimental stations. Generally, Winterthur is not a bad place to visit for a short trip.

Winterthur hostels are few in number and they have the usual-for-Switzerland high prices. Nevertheless, you can be almost sure that for your money you will receive good service at your Winterthur hostel. Winterthur is very close to Zurich and if you cannot find a place to stay there, you can book a hostel in Winterthur and commute to Zurich. Hostels in Winterthur are quite centrally located and you can easily reach them from the train or the bus station.

Written by local enthusiast for Winterthur hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Winterthur hostels George Traveller

FAQ about Winterthur Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Winterthur. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Winterthur. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

There is exactly 1 Hostel in Winterthur, Switzerland. compares the prices for this hostel so you can get the best price on any major booking site. compares prices for 1 hostel in Winterthur, Switzerland.

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Depot 195 - Hostel Winterthur is the best rated hostel for partying in Winterthur.

It offers: Pub Crawls, Bar.

Your Packing List for Winterthur

Your Packing List for Winterthur

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Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Winterthur and Switzerland.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

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Winterthur Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Winterthur, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
1 Total number of hostels
$42 Average dorm price
$42 Cheapest hostel in Winterthur
1 Party hostels in Winterthur
Depot 195 - Hostel Winterthur is the best rated
9.3 Average rating of all hostels

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