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Ecohostel Andromeda

Book more than 3 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous 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 9.2

  • Location 8.2

  • Staff 8.8

  • Atmosphere 8.9

  • Cleanliness 9.5

  • Facilities 9.4


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    02 Jan 2020
    For the moment it is the best hostel, i did and i will certainly come back. It is lovely, charming, cosy. Certainly it is not so huge, but i love it. Everything has is place, great bathroom, and the bio breakfast was great (did see one of this quality for hostel). I can like the do it yourself (honest fridge).
    France, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    30 Dec 2019
    This hostel is small and comfortable, haven’t been to a better hostel. If you like smaller hostels this is the best
    Slovenia, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    06 Dec 2019
    Great experience sleeping on the boat
    Poland, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7

    Superb

    17 Feb 2020
    If you are looking for a great, unique place to stay in Ghent then this is it! It had a lovely relaxed feeling and great facilities. The DIY breakfast and honour system in the common room/kitchen was also great. Would definitely recommend this Hostel!
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    03 Jan 2020
    We had a great stay at this hotel. It was very clean and very cozy. It’s full of details that make you feel at home, and you will find here everything you need. We stayed only a night but would have stayed more. The rooms were comfy, bathroom spacious and common area filled with cute details including very cheap snacks and beers. I would definitely stay again and encourage those in doubt to stay here because it’s an overall great experience and, on a side note, breakfast was great!!
    Argentina, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4

    Superb

    14 Feb 2020
    Very nice place.. The room was a bit too warm, but good value for money...
    Belgium, Female, 41+
  • 9.4

    Superb

    20 Jan 2020
    ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. This hostel has been the best experience I've had in my life. It is a lite bit far from the station (if you walk, like an hour) but very close to the center (15 mins). It is a different experience. The living room and little kitchen were amazing, clean and it made you feel like home, so warm and comfy. They have free vegan breakfast and table games. I really liked the decoration, really politicized, this made me feel secure. Amazing staff and cute doggy!!
    Spain, Couple, 18-24
  • 9.4

    Superb

    26 Dec 2019
    It was a nice experience to stay on a boat.. the overall environment is very comfortable. Especially, I like the big bathroom with some hangers. The owner is friendly. And his dog is super active and cheerful.
    China, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4

    Superb

    17 Dec 2019
    A cool hostel that is nice, clean and not too far away from the city center. If you are coming to Ghent and want a unique hostel experience, come stay on this old-school river barge.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1

    Superb

    16 Feb 2020
    Very happy with my stay, very cool vibe sleeping on a barge and the rooms were very nice. A good atmosphere, with an honesty fridge for drinks and snack, in a very nice quiet area. Thanks for having me!
    Canada, 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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