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Gent Hostel De Draecke

St Widostraat 11, Ghent, 9000, Belgium

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Overall Rating 92%

From 29 Reviews

Hostel rating (29)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 95%
Cleanliness 90%
Location 97%
Security 93%
Service 92%
Comfort 84%
Green rating 90%

Located in the medieval heart of funky Ghent, you are in one of the best spots for exploring Belgium’s best kept secret.

  • Dorm
    From €22.50
  • Private
    From €53.00
10 or more people?
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Ghent Hostel

Hostel Ghent

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

In an excellent location in a quiet street right in the city centre, HI De Draecke Gent hostel is just 150m from the famous medieval Castle of the Counts.

Retaining an attractive period facade, it offers a high standard of accommodation with rooms all containing private bathrooms. Facilities include TV, Internet access (hotspot), bar and self-service restaurant. Guests have 24 hour access and there is no curfew.

The De Draecke Gent bar has a great choice of Belgian beers and will make the perfect starting point to discover this Artevelde city with 55,000 students. There is always something to do, with places like the S.M.A.K. museum (modern art), Het Design Museum, Gravensteen Castle, pubs, shops, restaurants, theatres or visit the Saint Bavo Cathedral with the world famous Lam Gods painting.

Prices

Prices are members' prices

Dorms - Per guest per night

Beds

Private - Per room per night

Rooms

Important info

  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • Check-in is available between 15:00 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

Facilities

Facilities

Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • TV room

Accessibility

  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Licenced Bar/Pub
  • Vending machine

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers - Charges Apply
  • Wifi - Free
  • Internet Cafe Nearby - 500m to 1km

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car parking nearby
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Conference Facilities
  • Cycle Storage
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available - At Reception
  • Luggage Room - Available during hostel reception times
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

Reception:
From 07:00 to 23:00
Check-in:
From 15:00 to 22:30

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +32-9-233-7050

gent@vjh.be

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Castle of the Counts or Gravensteen (Less than 500 m)
  • Scenic old Graslei harbor (Less than 500 m)
  • Saint Bavo's Cathedral (1 to 2km)

See the full list of attractions

Reviews

Reviews

Very lovely hostel. Closely situated to the center. We had a wonderful time.

83%

Avatar for Birte

Birte,

Tue 19 Jul 2016

There is in central and so clean. If you arrived rarely, you can enjoy walking around! And there is a few minutes from tram stop. I just want to say there is no Lift and it's a bit hard to step up, if you have a big luggage!

100%

Avatar for Maria

Maria,

Mon 18 Jul 2016

Location

Location
Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Cinema (500m - 1km)
  • City Centre (At or next to the hostel)
  • Cycle trails (Less than 500m)
  • Golf course (5 to 10km)
  • Gym (Less than 500m)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (1 to 2km)
  • Local market (500m - 1km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (Less than 500m)
  • Nightlife (500m - 1km)
  • Parks / Green Area (500m - 1km)
  • Restaurants (Less than 500m)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (Less than 500m)
  • Shopping area / Mall (500m - 1km)
  • Swimming pool (1 to 2km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (Less than 500m)
  • Theatre (Less than 500m)
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site (500m - 1km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Bus
Tram No. 1 from Gent Sint-Pietersstation - off at 'Gravensteen' castle - 300m
Car
Parking: 1km Vrijdagmarkt (underground) or nearby streets
Rail
4km Sint Pieters station

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