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Ecohostel Andromeda

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Ship ahoy! Welcome to the boat!!
After sailing the seven seas we dropped our anchors in the sparkling, enchanting city of Gent. Life is pretty good in Gent, why wouldn't it be?
The city is fun and relaxed, the people are charming and welcoming, and our boat is eco friendly and unique!

But more importantly, the showers are huge and warm, the beds are big and soft, breakfast is yummie and organic/fair trade, and, hey... you are on a boat!
It's not everyday you can be a pirate, you might as well go for it!! Arrrrr

We are moored on a lazy canal just outside the city center, you can either walk (1 km), or take a tram if your sealegs can't carry you anymore.
Please note that the city tourist tax (3€ pppn) is not included, sorry for that! View House Rules

Overview

Ecohostel Andromeda has anchored in the waters of Ghent, welcoming people from all over the globe to stop over with us. When the sun’s out, we love hanging out on the terrace with the barbecue going and a few beers from our honesty fridge. On colder days, warm up in our cosy library or games lounge. We also provide a free organic veggie breakfast every morning.

Location

We’re on a lazy canal lined with lush greenery, yet still close enough to the city centre that you can walk there in about 15 minutes. There’s lots to do – start off with a guided walk after dark to see the city's illuminated buildings reflected on the canals, then head to a waterfront bar for cocktails. If your sea legs can't carry you home, take the tram from the city centre. To reach us from Gent-Sint-Pieters (the main train station), get on tram 4 and hop off at Brugsepoort – we’re just 600m from there. From Gent-Dampoort (the second largest station), take bus 3 to the same stop as before.

Rooms and Dorms

We love being eco-friendly: that’s why your bedroom will have 100% natural mattresses whether you’re in a shared dorm or double room. Being 'eco' doesn’t mean compromising on comfort though – we've got large, hot showers, free linen and towels for hire. You can also pop your backpack in your storage locker when you go out, then come home to get stuck into the latest bestseller under the reading light on your bunk.

Extras and activities

Log onto free Wi-Fi in the common area or choose a board game for entertainment between explorations. For tips on where to go, our staff will gladly share their wisdom – they’ll even have free maps ready for you. City got you hooked? You can stay out till the early hours with key-card access and no curfew. Or, if you fancy a quiet afternoon in, help yourself to free coffee and tea and get to know your fellow guests.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.4

  • Security 9.5

  • Location 8.8

  • Staff 9.5

  • Atmosphere 9.5

  • Cleanliness 9.3

  • Facilities 9.1


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    06 Aug 2019
    Fab base for easy access to town of Gent. I was really drawn by its eco ethos and it didn’t disappoint. It was very warm during our stay so we were pretty hot in room as only one porthole window.
    England, Couple, 31-40
  • 10.0

    Superb

    04 Aug 2019
    It was a very pleasant and comfortable stay. There are no hidden costs and has a very high value for money
    India, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    23 Jul 2019
    Gorgeous little family owned bohemian houseboat on the river, plenty of showers and facilities, a free breakfast and a wonderful atmosphere I highly recommend.
    Ireland, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7

    Superb

    14 Aug 2019
    Almost perfect. Very kind staff, amazingly clean rooms and a lovely atmosphere. The only negative point is the missing kitchen - you get great (sweet) breakfast, though. In total, one of the best places I've ever been to.
    Germany, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    01 Aug 2019
    This has got to be my favourite hostel ever! It's on a boat in the water and it's amazing. The showers were really clean too. It's a pretty small hostel so it has a really chill and relaxed vibe. The owner is super nice and has a really cute dog which loves to play. Breakfast is included which is a simple toast and cereal. Wi-Fi works great. There isn't lockers but everyone was really relaxed so I didn't have to worry about anything get taken. Would stay there again!
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    13 Aug 2019
    I would highly recommend this place simply because it’s on a boat because how bloody awesome is that! The dorms were rather small and they didn’t have that much ventilation unless you kept the door open with a chair, which didn’t really bother me. The lounge was 100% the best part of the hostel, it was real easy to meet people and talk/plan your trip there. The showers and toilets were pretty clean and it’s a pretty short walk into the main hub of town. I felt comfortable and safe there.
    New Zealand, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    22 Jul 2019
    The place is very cool. It was a new experience for me and my brother as we never slept on a boat. The place is well equipped and relatively close to the centre. The free breakfast is healthy and tasty
    Colombia, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0

    Fabulous

    10 Aug 2019
    Really good experience in the boat
    Argentina, Male, 25-30
  • 8.0

    Fabulous

    05 Aug 2019
    Lovely place, very chilled. Great having a beer on deck in the evening.
    England, All Male Group, 31-40
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    24 Jul 2019
    This place would’ve been great if there weren’t big black spiders everywhere
    USA, Male, 25-30
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • BBQ
  • Book Exchange
  • Common Room
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
Services
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
Entertainment
  • Board Games


Awards

  • 2011

    1st, Country Winners Belgium

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