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
  • Relaxing

Green rating



Great location, nice staff, but some major downsides. No real common room - wasnt able to meet anyone in 3 days of being there. Room lights in dorm were key card operated, awkward if you leave when people are trying to charge stuff. No bag lockers, but only small ones for valuables in the room. Reception closes at 11 pm. Internet access spotty especially in the rooms.If you want a nice experience, try the other hostel nearby,but this one isn't bad for the price. Gent itself is awesome thoug!!


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Fri 22 May 2015

el hostel estaba en refaccion, por ende algunas areas no se podian utilizar. Lo demas todo muy bien comodo, lindo y limpio. El personal muy amable.


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Maria laura,

Thu 14 May 2015

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Tue 22 Apr 2014

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Tue 22 Apr 2014