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Antwerp Central Youth Hostel Reviews

Bogaardeplein 1, Antwerp, Belgium

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679 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 91%Location
  • 87%Staff
  • 76%Atmosphere
  • 87%Cleanliness
  • 82%Facilities

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very good hostel


Just like other AJs, this one should let people use cooking facilities, even if in central location. I was told health and safety regulations but it seems they do not trust fully grown adults not to burn the kitchen/hostel down hehe. Atmosphere a bit dead even with bar and music. Staff not the chattiest really. At least it is in town so you can go out and come back easily. Rooms clean but should provide soap in bathroom. Not too big an ask.


Very fancy and good hostel. My only complaint is that in our room, each time someone takes a shower, the bathroom and the room gets flooded.


Very professionally run, clean and spacious hostel. It appears however to be used much more by workers than travellers who are in bed at 9, wake up loudly at 5am and shout at people when they walk in. They also treat the place like a dump; I had to clean the bathroom because a man had flooded it. The hostel does everything it can control well unfortunately the clientele mean the atmosphere is not a good one for young travellers. A word for the staff though, who were a great laugh!


The hostel is brand new (or at least it looks so) and it's right in the city center. I was with my gf and we got a private twin room with ensuite bathroom. Only thing they could improve is the fact that in the bathroom there isn't even the soap. I understand that it's a youth hostel and for instance beds were undone and towels are to be rent but at least the soap in the bathroom is something I'd expect. A part from this very small inconvenience I'd recommend the hostel ;)


Everything is fine. I was happy to stay here.


It was a good place for a quick stay. Clean rooms, good free breakfast. They have a lot of facilities (restaurant, bar, cafeteria, storage) but the place in general felt very... industrial. Emotionless? Not a super friendly environment. The evening receptionist was rude. They have a very good map of the city at reception though, make sure to grab one! Overall, it was a decent place for a brief visit to the lovely city of Antwerp.


There should be soap to at least wash your hands. Blankets were so thin, We were cold.


Nice staff, great breakfast

  • 17th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Very good organized hostel, nice staff, tasty breakfast with variety of food and drinks, lockers for luggage.


The place was very clean, the older gentleman who runs the place is very friendly and helpful. Reall enjoyed the stay.


I was travelling solo and this was a nice hostel so spend the last night of my trip in. It was clean and had a nice setting. There was a bar area where you could relax and have a drink and plan your next day.


It's a big concrete place and just always seems empty inside. No atmosphere, and the wifi only works in the lobby. Not too far from the nice parts of Antwerp, but nothing special. Nice place to sleep if that's what you're looking for, but definitely not a place to meet people.


Overall, it's a very clean, tidy and modern hostel.


The location is perfect in the middle of the centre and the breakfast is also really good for a hostel. The rooms are basic but nothing special and really basic beds. Not all the staff members can give a good advise about Antwerpen and not all the information is up to date. But overall they were really friendly. It is really noisy and if you open your window it will effect your sleep. I would recommand this hostel but mostly because of the location.


The hostel was modern and clean, close to the city center and the breakfast was great.


Stayed 2 nights. Love the environment and the design of the hostel but the facilities are pretty basic. Would be great if they have a rack to put our shampoos, etc in the shower. There were a lot of mosquitoes too.

  • 19th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Malaysia
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (1 review)


A must in Antwerpen.Staff friendly and great atmosphere

  • 13th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Brand new hostel, very nice, great location, large rooms. Very good breakfast included in the price. The only drawback of this hostel is the fact that there is no kitchen for self-catering.


Superb hostel ever!

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