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Mechelen - De Zandpoort

Zandpoortvest 70, Mechelen, 2800, Belgium

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De Zandpoort is a modern hostel with an impressive architecture, close to the railway station and the centre of picturesque Mechelen.

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Mechelen Hostel

Hostel Mechelen

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

De Zandpoort hostel is located in the centre of Mechelen, city known as the capital of the Burgundian Netherlands and its fame is dated from the 16th century, the reigning period of Margaret of Austria. There are many beautiful buildings in the Main Square from this splendid period. Mechelen is also famous for different carillons in St.Rombout’s Tower.

The hostels rooms have 2, 3 and 4 beds and facilities include packed lunches, evening meals and luggage store. All rooms have en suite facilities and Wi-Fi.

The Tourist Office offers the opportunity to get know Mechelen by organizing guided tours through the city and its surroundings. Also for children there is a Toy museum, two nature parks and the zoo Planckendael, Technopolis is a science centre where you can try all kinds of tricks. Cinécity is only a 15 minute walk from the youth hostel.


Prices are members' prices

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Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • Check-in is available between 17:00 and 22:00
  • Please contact hostel if arriving after 22:00
  • A deposit is payable at check-in.
  • Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Children under the age of 3 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 10 % of rates quoted 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
  • Terrace / patio


  • Elevator / Lift
  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Licenced Bar/Pub
  • Restaurant onsite

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Wifi
  • WIFI Charges - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel
  • Car Parking at Hostel Type - Free
  • Car parking nearby
  • Car Parking Nearby Distance - At or next to the hostel
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Conference Facilities
  • Cycle Storage
  • Lockers Available
  • Locker Type - In Room
  • Luggage Room
  • Luggage Room Availability - Available during hostel reception times
Opening times

Opening times

Open from 03 Feb to 30 Dec

From 08:30 to 11:00
From 17:00 to 23:00
From 17:00 to 22:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +32-15-278539

Fax. +32-15-278540

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • St. Rumbold’s Tower and market square (1 to 2km)
  • Planckendael Animal Park (3 to 5km)
  • Dossin Kazerne (Jewish Museum - Word War II) (1 to 2km)

See the full list of attractions



Staff was very friendly and the beds were great. Lots of lockers (either bring a lock for inside the room, or use 2 euros for lockers outside for which you get the money back too!)


Avatar for Dries


Tue 03 Sep 2019

Wir waren die einzigen Gäste in dem Hostel. Es ist eine komische Atmosphäre dort. Es wirkt leer und verlassen. Der Innenhof hat auch schon bessere Zeiten erlebt. Vielleicht ist dort nur im Juli und August was los. Daher wurde uns das Frühstück um 8 Uhr auch erst durch Klingeln bei der Herbergsmutter hergerichtet. Aber es war umfangreich und gut.


Avatar for Christof


Sun 23 Jun 2019

Pleasant hostel on a good location. I used it as a stop over on a bicycle trip to Paris and recently when I had to go to Brussels for business.


Avatar for Hans


Sat 15 Jun 2019


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Cinema (500m - 1km)
  • City Centre (500m - 1km)
  • Cycle trails (500m - 1km)
  • Golf course (More than 10km)
  • Gym (1 to 2km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (1 to 2km)
  • Local market (500m - 1km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (500m - 1km)
  • Nightlife (500m - 1km)
  • Parks / Green Area (Less than 500m)
  • Restaurants (Less than 500m)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (Less than 500m)
  • Shopping area / Mall (500m - 1km)
  • Swimming pool (1 to 2km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (500m - 1km)
  • Theatre (500m - 1km)
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site (1 to 2km)
  • Water park (1 to 2km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

18km Brussels National Zaventem 13 min by train.
50 m stop Zandpoortvest - all buses from station FROM CHARLEROI DIRECTLY A BUS TO MECHELEN BOOK WWW.AIRPORTBUS.EU (&back)
Free car park located behind the hostel. Don't forget to ask the key to park your car for free. During the weekend you can park your car free at the big parking next to the youth hostel.
500m Mechelen-Nekkerspoel 500m Mechelen
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Athletics
  • Basketball
  • Birdwatching
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Cricket
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Horse riding
  • Mountain Biking
  • Orienteering
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skateboarding
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Team-Building
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Walking / Hiking

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