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



Liked everything apart from lack of comfortable seating area and very dangerous ladders to top bunks - very poorly designed.


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Thu 26 Nov 2015

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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