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.

What travellers think

Best for

  • Sightseeing
  • Culture
  • Socialising
  • Shopping

Green rating



Muy buena ubicación,gente en recepción encantadora,muy limpio,desayuno aceptable pero se echa de menos un tostador y microondas. Muy recomendable....para repetir✌🏻😍😍


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Sun 24 Jan 2016

This place honestly felt like I was staying in a prison. It does not have a comfortable, friendly atmosphere. The shower was nice, but I didn't feel that I was sleeping in a clean bed. AND there were fleas EVERYWHERE when I stayed. I was so afraid to go to sleep at night because I just felt that there were so many bugs. It is extremely hard to find this place. There are no helpful signs ANYWHERE to direct you to the hostel. I would not recommend staying here, at all.


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Mon 18 Jan 2016

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Lost of pubs by the canal

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Tue 22 Apr 2014

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Tue 22 Apr 2014