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Abhostel Reviews

Kattenberg 110, Antwerp, Belgium

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87%

Rating
856 Total Reviews
  • 89%Value For Money
  • 86%Security
  • 69%Location
  • 93%Staff
  • 89%Atmosphere
  • 91%Cleanliness
  • 90%Facilities

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97%

One of the best hostels

  • 2nd Sep 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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Thanks for your review and the great time! x

97%

You can tell pretty early on when a hostel is run by fellow travellers. Bridget and Greg are so warm and friendly from the start, assisting with ideas on where to go, eat and drink, and settling you in very quickly. And they have made their hostel the perfect home away from home...from the spacious dorms to the beautiful terrace, the comfy lounge room and well equipped kitchen- this is how a hostel should be. Small, independently run, and easy to meet great people.

Owner Comment (Hide)
thank you sooo much, hope we will see eachother somewhere, backpacking! x

91%

Had a very nice stay at Abhostel, Greg and Brenda (owners and operators) are very accommodating and made our stay awesome. Every hostel should be run the way this one is with a very inviting and welcoming environment, almost makes you feel as if you are at home. During our stay we had the pleasure of attending Greg's birthday party at the hostel which he invited all guests down to the common area for a beer and appetizers! That's how it's done! Definitely recommend!

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thanks for the great times ! x

91%

This hostel is not like the usual hostels. Having all comfort and services of the best hostels joined with the friendly atmosphere of the owner and of the other guests. The right place for know other young travellers from all world. (The lounge space on the rooftop was too lovley...) HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

  • 29th Aug 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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thank you!!

97%

This hostel was amazing. They have really put their time and effort into making it an ideal hostel. Felt like I was staying at a friends more than a hostel!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you so much for noticing our time and effort! And yes we do try to create an ideal hostel, our dream! Thanks! X

91%

I really enjoyed my stay at Abhostel and in Antwerp in general. The hostel is really homely and Greg was great giving me a tour of the place before giving tips on what to see and do during my visit. The breakfast is good and kitchen great for cooking dinners etc. Also a good place to relax with DVDs for watching and a nice common area. Rooms are also big and clean. A bit of a walk from the centre of town. But nothing major, also regular trams from the centre.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Happy you enjoyed Antwerp and our hostel!! X

91%

Such a cool hostel, and Greg, Bridget and their sons are very friendly. Robert, the eldest son gave us some really good tips about what to do in Antwerp. And the decor is amazing and you get eggs for breakfast and speculoos pasta!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks heaps! X

86%

Great value for money and helpfull staff. Location is situated in the middle of bruge.


91%

A really nice place to stay . If we come to Antwerp again we will for sure stay at Abhostel again.

  • 15th Aug 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hope to welcome you again!! x

94%

Extremely friendly and welcoming, feel very at home.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Happy you feld at home again :) hope to welcome you again next year :) x from us

94%

Nice hostel with a rooftop terrace. Very friendly staff, Gregg & Bridget are very helpful to get the most out of your trip!


77%

friendly owners very good. location is not good, but can catch tram is ok

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi! Thanks for finding us very good! We try to be the best we can:) . That weekend there were no trams only buses like we explained to you! This was once in a life time,maintenance. Now trams ride again every few min. And even without a tram or bus it s less than 15 min walk! Enjoy your travels! Xbridget

83%

Greg was very helpful. Thanks to him we were able to do activities beyond the standard tourist attractions. Besides that we really enjoyed the fact that if we needed Greg or his wife we could easily call them (with an intercom-like system), but they were not constantly walking around. Breakfast on the other hand was meagre

  • 4th Aug 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
We re happy you could enjoy the local Greg tips beyond the touristy stuff. Glad we could always be at your service ;). We re a bit surprised about your meagre breakfast comment. Perhaps our concept is not really what you were looking for!? We would be thankfull if you could explain your comment! Best wishes! Xbridget

74%

Nice place! But the area was a bit weird and i did not feel very secure. Breakfast was included - they had cornflakes but there was no milk and they had jam but without bread...

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for finding our place nice! You did not feel secure because you girls went out together and made eachother scared! Nothing ever happened, this is a safe area of town otherwise I would not live here with my family! Antwerp is still a small, safe town! We provide breakfast untill midday and even if you would of asked some milk or bread after you waked up, we would maybe have given it :) XBridget

77%

Great hostel and a nice vibe and decoration! but the neighborhood wasn't that great. And when the tram doesn't go, 2 girls walking back, didn't feel save. When the tram is going its great and quick to get there. There aren't any locks on the doors but there are lockers for your stuff. But on night people from an other room came in and the decided to sleep in one of the beds that was taken. Greg was great! You can always ask him for local tips!

  • 3rd Aug 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
As first time in multiculteral Antwerp can feel overwhelming. But we hope travellers don t get worried by your review. We never heard of bad things happened. Even single female backpackers from the other side of the world appreciate to be 1km from the touristy area for an alternative view.. Recommended wanting to experience the local area/ meet knew people. I would kindly suggest if you just come for shopping, stay in a touristy budget hotel. Thx for nice hostel/ tips feedback! Xbridget

97%

A great hostel with fabulous staff! Really enjoyed every minute there. Rooms are newly refurbished and very clean. Common room is just excellent! Very good breakfast and cooking facilities. Nice terrace and good Wifi. Highly recommend for budget travellers!!!

  • 3rd Aug 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Russia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you so much! Reviews like this keeps us going strong! x bridget

97%

Very friendly and helpful staff: Location is very easy to find by the directions given on the website. A very cosy hostel.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for staying so long:) We also thought you were frienly, helpful and cosy:) Happy our hostel was easy to find for you! And please if you also open your dreamhostel, please let us know! We already know we will also love it! XBridget Enjoy your traveldreams!!

97%

Me and my boyfriend had a great time at this hostel. The staff were fantastic . They took the time to show you around the place and have lots of information on where to go and what to see. Breakfast was also good.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you! We love to take the time to show you around and give our local info on where to go, happy you had a great time and also apreciated our breakfast :)X bridget

91%

By far the best hostel I've seen through the years :) The staff is prepared to explain you everything and give you a map with personal tips. The beds were good, the rooms were clean. The kitchen & livingroom... Great place to chill out or to meet other travellers and share a convo or a meal with. I think the only 'disadvantage' is the location. But in the hostel I felt always safe. Thank you for the nice stay!!


83%

So nice that the host introduce the city and the hostel when arrive, very care minded :) and they put a birthday card on my bed during my birthday, very kind to a single backpacker like me :)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for your nice review! Hope that you also liked the belgian candy s;)

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