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Westerlo - Boswachtershuis

Papedreef 1, Westerlo, 2260, Belgium

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This charming hostel is surrounded by a green area and is the place to be if you’re looking for a quiet location right next to the woods!

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Westerlo Hostel

Hostel Westerlo

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Youth hostel “Boswachtershuis” is located in the nature reserve the Beeltjens, and used to be the forester’s house. The building has been renovated and equipped with all modern comforts, respecting its original charm.

The woody surroundings and large playground of the youth hostel are very popular with nature classes. Families with children, bikers and hikers come here to enjoy nature. When the weather is good, the terrace is one of the main attractions of the area.

Westerlo has rightly earned its title of “The Pearl of the Kempen”. This town along the Grote Nete is surrounded by a green belt of nature reserves and woods. Apart from nature, the Antwerp Kempen offers surprising small cities (Lier, Herentals) and lots of culture (Hoogstraten, Turnhout, Geel). A region where nature, scenery and recreation make a perfect match!


Prices are members' prices

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 21:00
  • Please contact hostel if arriving after 21:00
  • Government-issued photo ID is required to 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

  • Garden
  • Playground
  • TV room
  • Table tennis / ping pong
  • Terrace / patio


  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Licenced Bar/Pub
  • Restaurant onsite
  • Café/Bistro

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Wifi
  • WIFI Charges - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel
  • Car Parking at Hostel Type - Free
  • Conference Facilities
  • Cycle Storage
  • Luggage Room
  • Luggage Room Availability - Available during hostel reception times
Opening times

Opening times

Open from 01 Mar to 01 Nov

From 08:00 to 10:00
From 17:00 to 21:00
From 17:00 to 21:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +32-14-547938

Fax. +32-14-547938

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Castles of the Merode family in Westerlo (500m to 1km)
  • Abbey of Tongerlo (1 to 2km)
  • Bobbejaanland amusement park (More than 10km)

See the full list of attractions



Very friendly hostel in beautiful location at the edge of a forest. Had a huge dinner but breakfast was more basic. Really friendly team.


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Mon 24 Jun 2019

Hébergement satisfaisant. Le bar et les bières proposées sont vraiment appréciables!


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Thu 19 May 2016

Enjoyed my stay at his hostel in rural location


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Wed 17 Sep 2014

Il manque une cuisine


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Fri 06 Sep 2013


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

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

Getting to us

From train stations Geel or Herentals take bus to Westerlo. Gett off at swimming pool Westerlo.
Free parking at hostel.
10km from train station Geel Herentals or Aarschot.

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