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Ecohostel Andromeda Reviews

Bargiekaai 35, Gent, Belgium

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91%

Rating
726 Total Reviews
  • 90%Value For Money
  • 90%Security
  • 79%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 97%Atmosphere
  • 98%Cleanliness
  • 89%Facilities

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83%

Super cool atmosphere and very fun experience! A little bit of a walk, but easy to get to by using the tram. Loved the eco-conscious vibe and on-a-boat adventurousness of it! The "Honesty Fridge" was neat too-- beer and drinks available on the boat to be paid at the end based on the honor system. Overall, a fun and very unique experience!

  • 6th Jul 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


94%

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! They care about your stay as much as they care about the environment. Every conscious choice makes an even more comfortable and luxurious change over a traditional hostel. The special mattresses are the best I've ever slept on in a hostel, bathrooms are spacious and the water hot, breakfast is delicious and bountiful (try their elderberry syrup tea!), lush greenery on the barge makes the air especially clean. 10 min to Center. For those who want more than a hostel experience.


80%

Strong WiFi connection even in the rooms. Lockers were big and key provided. Showers were spacious and clean. 10min walk to the sights. Quiet area; the deck was good to sit in. Common room was homey, and good for socialising. Owners lead the ecofriendly life by example. One socket and reading light per bed, and the lower bunks had shelves to put stuff. Good quality breakfast with bread and fruits (banana and honeydew), no cooking area.


80%

Kitchen facilities are a bit too limited. An Oven or hot plate to cook with would have been good


100%

Amazing hostel, thank you Ecohostel!

  • 24th Jun 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


71%

Overall, we were pretty satisfied with this hostel. The service was above-average. They made sure to tell us about everything they had to offer once we got there. The dorms were dorms. Nothing special. The complimentary breakfast filled me up. It's a very hippie-style atmosphere, so if you're into that, I'd definitely recommend here.


100%

Perfect. Thank you

  • 13th Jun 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Belgium
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


86%

This was a great place to stay especially if you're looking for something a bit out of the ordinary. It had all the amenities and facilities of a regular hostel with the added novelty of staying on a boat on the river. Not too far to walk from the centre but maybe one to avoid if you have hay fever as the river plants may set it off.


91%

Best nights sleep i have had in a hostel!! staff were nice and helpful location was good 10 minute walk from the centre of town. nice quiet hostel relaxing and in a beautiful spot!!


80%

It was a real treat to have stayed in a converted barge. It was so nice. Super clean and quiet with very modern and workable facilities. The breakfast is about the best I have ever had at a hostel. To have good bread, chocolate, cake, bloody good coffee, fruit and jam that doesn't glow in the dark/has never seen a fruit. It's good to taste hostel food and very unique.


80%

its a bit out of the city centre,but still easily accessible by tram and by foot it only takes 10 minutes. The boat is awesome! showers are huge (push button eco showers) and everything was really clean. breakfast is good- toast, tea coffee, cereal, cake, fruit, etc. its one of the coolest places we've stayed!


97%

Enjoyed my stay thoroughly. One of the best hostel experience i had.

  • 29th Apr 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Singapore
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

It was the perfect place to stay in Ghent. I enjoyed every minute of it. Especially lying about on deck in the sun :-)

  • 28th Apr 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


83%

This houseboat has been done amazingly well. It's a great chilled out place that doesn't really feel like a boat. For example, there are plenty of toilets and showers, bigger and better quality than most hostels! It is a little bit out of the city, so not the most convenient place, but the novelty/boat factor makes up for it


94%

Friendly, kooky and unique. A pleasure to stay there.


86%

It wasn't too far from the city centre, anyways it's worth giving up a little location to stay on a boat. Staff was helpful and friendly and I had a wonderful stay there.


97%

An incredibly relaxed and comfortable hostel.


97%

I loved this hostel - it's a boat!! It's clean, nice and well located. It was great - thanks a lot!:-)


74%

It is not as far from the centrum as it seems on a map. You can park there for free. Although it is a boat, the showers and toilets were modern. Only problem is that it was too cold. It was -2 outside and we were freezing inside, even with the covers. Take two blankets if it is winter!


83%

Had a nice stay overall. Really appreciated the eco-aspect of the hostel. It's so great to see the hostel make the effort. Would've appreciated some hand-soap in the bathrooms. And the sinks in the bathrooms look modern and stylish, but have quite a narrow edge, so when doing make-up, it's difficult to put things out. I wonder if a shelf beside the sink were possible? anyway, this is very minor of course.

  • 25th Mar 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


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