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Backstay Hostel Ghent

Group of 15 or more?

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness

Property Description

Our hostel is conveniently located in the middle of the university nucleus of the city, opposite the renowned art centre Vooruit and just 3 minutes away from the historic city centre. The hostel offers 108 beds and 15 rooms and as such is one of the largest hostels in the Ghent region. Both groups and individual travellers are very welcome here.

Every traveller is a friend…This baseline was created to cover much more than just the mere contents of our challenge. A personal service to each individual traveller is our goal, wishing to avoid a business‐like and cool reception. The hostel opened its doors on June 20, 2014.

Respecting the past of the building, an original total concept was developed for the interior, the design and even the atmosphere. Apart from the added value of the historic architecture of our premises, we also want to present ourselves as a trendy, international hostel in a vibrant city of culture. We are a young and energetic team and will make your stay in Ghent a memorable and wonderful experience. Use Backstay Hostel as your base to experience the city's vibrant nightlife, the beautiful historic buildings and a whole host of top-class museums.

During their stay, guests can relax in our travellers corner. For their convenience, also a podium was built and a piano and even guitars are at hand.
The lobby, bar, breakfast room and the terrace integrate seamlessly in each other. We offer meeting rooms and different formulas for groups, as well as parking area for cars, bicycles and motorbikes.

Did you know that:

- we are rated as a 5 star hostel
- won the award for the most innovative tourist concept of Flanders Tourism
- our hostel is featured in the most famous design and interior magazines

Dorms go from 2 persons up to 15 and prices vary between €18.5 and €34 per person, per night. Rates vary depending on room type, season and weekday or weekend.

Please bear in mind that the city of Ghent charges everyone who is staying in a hostel/hotel a tourist tax of €3 per person, per night. You can pay this amount at our reception desk.

See you in Ghent!
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Backstay Hostel Ghent Located at Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 128, , Gent.
Backstay Hostel Ghent
Gent Oost-Vlaanderen 9000 Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 128
89% 600
51.0473407 3.7270688
Backstay Hostel Ghent
    Rooms available Basic Double Bed Private Shared Bathroom Basic 4 Bed Mixed Dorm Standard 6 Bed Female Dorm Standard 4 Bed Mixed Dorm Standard Double Bed Private Shared Bathroom Standard 12 Bed Mixed Dorm Standard 15 Bed Mixed Dorm Standard 8 Bed Mixed Dorm Standard 9 Bed Mixed Dorm Standard 6 Bed Mixed Dorm

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Sat 22 Oct 2016 - Tue 25 Oct 2016 Change

Room Summary

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Latest Review

" The hostel put a lot of effort in the design, but it does come at a cost. With my boyfriend I had a private room with shared bathroom. -Our bed was on the floor in a big black box you needed to leap into. There was no furniture to sit on, apart from a small stool. -The security was too much. You even needed to take your keycard to get into the bathroom. -The doors were really heavy and the floor cracked, so I woke up 4 times with a start in one night, because someone went to the bathroom. "

- Anonymous
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  • Free

    Free Breakfast Linen Included Free City Maps Free WiFi Free Internet Access

  • General

    Wheelchair Friendly Security Lockers Key Card Access Common Room Bicycle Parking Air Conditioning Hot Showers Self-Catering Facilities Reading Light Hair Dryers For Hire Parking Hair Dryers Washing Machine Steam Room

  • Services

    Internet Access Laundry Facilities Towels for hire Luggage Storage Housekeeping

  • Food & Drink

    Bar Cafe

  • Entertainment

    Games Room



Age Restriction Child Friendly Credit Cards Accepted No Curfew Non Smoking Taxes Not Included

Things to Note

Check-In: 15.00 - 21:00
Check-Out: 08:00-10:30

Reception is not 48 hours manned but you can enter the building at any time with your own personal key card.

Taxes not included - occupancy tax 3 EUR per person per night

Breakfast buffet is open between 07.00 AM and 10.30AM in the breakfast room.

Backstay Bar is open from 08.00 AM until 10.00 PM.

Please Note:

You can use the travelers kitchen to prepare your own food and consume it in the travelers corner.
Your own food and drinks are not allowed in the Backstay Bar or your room.

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 2 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay, unless otherwise stated above (see 'Things to Note' information).

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