"Great for a weekend both for myself or with kids"
Depot 195 is a great place. It's ideally located close to the main train station with easy connection to Zurich airport and Zurich center. There are always interesting events going on Winterthur itself, as well. This time I stayed with a friend and her 7 year older, who also found "the hostel is cool" :-) which of course makes life easy for everyone around. We had a great time. the room was unique and a real adventure in itself for the 7-year old sleeping up on the top bunk "high in the air". the atmosphere is warm, welcoming and easy going. It was quiet and we all got a great night's sleep. I highly recommend Depot195 and will certainly return myself.