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beautiful vibe with friendly people and great kitchen communal areas. Only complaint is that the showers could have been slightly warmer, was getting sick when i arrived and cold showers in a cold climate was not ideal, however there solar powered energy savers so respect for that.
The shower was luke-warm. The option of eggs for breakfast was a great plus. It's a bit of a walk from the center of Antwerp. Good atmosphere for solo travelers. They are really strict about their check out time, you can't be out of the room, you have to actually leave the hostel by 11. This was a bit frustrating since I was trying to work out some last minute travel issues because of a strike in Belgium. It's due to some law (apparently) but it felt unnecessary and unwelcoming.
Cool hostel with great staff in an interesting neighborhood in walking distance to the center. An additional bathroom upstairs would be an asset.
Abhostel is a good hostel in that it has all the facilities required for travellers, such as towel rental, good wifi, and a well equipped kitchen. A capacity of under 40, with some of those twin rooms, means that the place never gets crowded enough to be a party hostel, but enough that you'll always find some people to drink/do things with. The music gets turned off at 10pm though so the owners try make everyone go out or go to bed around that time. Still an excellent hostel.