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Antwerp Central Youth Hostel Reviews

Bogaardeplein 1, Antwerp, Belgium

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86%

Rating
748 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 90%Security
  • 93%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 76%Atmosphere
  • 88%Cleanliness
  • 82%Facilities

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74%

So it's quite close to all the tourist attractions of Antwerp. If you want to explore the city, the hostel's in a good location. If you're looking to meet people and have a beer or two, I wouldn't recommend this place (eventhough they have a bar). You'll find people of all age groups, so not just youth. Clean place, good facilities.


83%

The beds were plastic covered foam and not very comfortable. When taking a shower, water would flow under the door and into the hallway. We had to use a swipe 3-4 times during a shower to avoid this. Other than this it was ok.


94%

There is a breakfast with a wide selection of cereals, toasts and spreads. The rooms are very spacious and very clean. Great place!


83%

. Staff was helpful, hostel's bar was good for a drink before going out. . WiFi is only available in lounge & breakfast. No WiFi in rooms. . Comfortable beds and clean rooms. However there was even no liquid soap to wash hands in the bathroom. . The city map they have provided was very good, i.e. not just a map but full of information . Location is close to main sights however far away from night life.


100%

Very new, clean and modern. Very good location! The room is very big and confortable!


46%

You have to rent your towel with caution, do your own bed, can't sleep because of the noise and the light in the room. beside the bed that you have to do, and a table with two chairs, the room had nothing - the floor is pure cement, the ceiling has many strange stains, over and all the room was dirty, unconfortable, the matresses were awful.


69%

WiFi didn't work in the room and the hostel was very boring and full of teenagers. I recommend it if you're 15 years old and going on a field trip or something or if you want to have a boring hostel with a very peaceful atmosphere. If you want to have an authentic and laid back experience, choose a different hostel

  • 2nd Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Finland
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


89%

The hostel is in a very good location. Minimalistic rooms, but clean. Our room was very spacious. The staff were fantastic.


94%

The staff was amazing. Very helpful and kind. The hostel is very well located. The only thing that me and my wife did not like was the separated beds. Great stay, would go back for sure.


86%

Very modern and sleek, with comfy beds and a nice breakfast range in the morning. This hostel comes highly recommended.


94%

This hostel is fantastic value for money. It is located in the centre of town a short walk from the squares and restaurants. There were twelve in our party who stayed on Saturday 2nd May and we were made to feel very welcome. On arrival there was only one member of staff on duty because of sickness, I think the lady's name was Gabrielle. Nothing was too much trouble from arranging cycle storage to sorting out the fire alarm that was accidentally triggered by a short sighted member of our party

  • 2nd May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


83%

Well organised hostel...comfortable bed...good breakfast and helpful and friendly staff. The bar has a nice range of Belgian beer.


69%

The showers only work for 2-3 seconds and are either very hot or quite cold. You aren't allowed to bring your own drinks or food and eat them in the common rooms. It seems to be a old bar with a unused cinema behind lots of biiliard tables in the back. Don't visit the common toilets in the bar in the morning.. they where full of guests spew when we had been there.

  • 5th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


100%

In my opinion, this is one of the best hostels I have been to in my life. The least expensive hostel in Antwerp when I went(depends again when each person checks in). The staff were brilliant-very professional. It is located right in the middle of the shopping district. A safe and comfortable place to stay.


94%

good hostel, but wish it had a double room and the floor warmer. :)


86%

Hostel staff was friendly and fluent in English. Good availability of free maps and other turistic info. Room and toilet were very clean, although as in every youth hostel no towels or soap was provided for. There was no noise and the heating worked well. We were given the chance to leave our luggage after the check out in a locker. The happiest part of our stay: Buffet Breakfast was really good and with basic but varied choices, absolutely good relation value-for-money.


77%

Industrial city. This place is one big cold cement slab. It last still a blank canvas so maybe over time it will get some character. I was in room 208, there was no hot water to shower and over winter this isn't acceptable. Once I repotred this issue, I was thankfully provided with access to another bathroom down the hall, however not the convienience of paying for an ensuite. The local map provided gave incorrect information for public transport prices and incorrect opening closing time/ dates


94%

Biggest missing thing is Wi-Fi in rooms. (on Lobby it's OK). Otherwise nothing to complain. Basic, lots of concrete (bit cold on winter) but this works. Free breakfast is a plus. Location is great!


91%

Very smart, spacious and tastefully designed, excellent location. Quite quiet and not that backpacker-y. Excellent breakfast including cold meats and cheese.


91%

The hostel has a very modern design and looks rather like a hotel from the outside. Good location and nice staff. Room was clean and tidy, bed quite comfy, enough sockets, locker was good enough to place my small hand carry luggage. Only drawback was that you need to pay 50cents for renting the hair dryer and there is no hand soap in the toilet. Recommended in general.


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