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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!
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 9.6

  • Security 9.7

  • Location 8.7

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 9.5

  • Cleanliness 9.6

  • Facilities 9.4


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    11 Jun 2019
    This was a BIG surprise, It was so much more than I expected. Ended up meeting some lovely people in a pretty cosy setting. The hostel was very clean and such a nice experience with everything. Big plus - they have the sweetest dog. Cant wait to come back sometime soon.
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    09 Jun 2019
    Excellent. Really enjoyed myself in the place. I could tell that the owners have dedicated a lot of efforts to the place.
    Malaysia, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    09 Jun 2019
    Such an amazing, friendly hostel with relaxed atmosphere! Everything is well designed and thought out making great use of space. Would highly recommend to anyone visiting Ghent. Really enjoyed our time here and wished we could have stayed longer!
    New Zealand, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    23 Apr 2019
    Coolest place to stay in Ghent. Met some cool people. Eco-friendly. Clean and spotless.
    Philippines, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7

    Superb

    27 May 2019
    Loved this place! Such a great atmosphere, so well taken care of and it’s surprisingly roomy on board, I wish I could’ve stayed longer! Its a 15-20 minute walk from the city center, but 40 minutes from the train so I would recommend taking the tram when you first arrive
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7

    Superb

    08 May 2019
    Lovely experience, I can recommend it with confidence.
    Poland, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4

    Superb

    20 May 2019
    Great hostel, super nice staff, it was’t super close to the city center but I liked the area overall, mainly because it was a GREAT place to relax! I had the most relaxing time here, the lounge was awesome and has cheap drinks and food. Not a lot of people overall but it was kind of nice as I get I had a little piece to myself. Very cute dog lives there. One of my favorite hostels so far
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4

    Superb

    01 May 2019
    What a wonderful place. Run by lovely people that make you feel incredibly welcome. It's far nicer and more modern inside that you'd imagine for an old converted boat. Good security, good kitchen, great showers. But most of all, just so welcoming. You are maybe 20 minutes' walk from the centre of town is the only thing to bear in mind - but totally worth it for the joy of staying there.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 9.1

    Superb

    18 Jun 2019
    A great place to stay, quite, a few people, recommended 100 %
    Mexico, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1

    Superb

    24 Apr 2019
    It was great! The lady who checked me in was super nice! The locking system is great for the doors but I could Not find lockers to put my stuff in. Also it is a boat and was as clean as it could be kept. However the bathrooms smelled because no toilet paper could be put in the toilet. So people who did number twos had to put the dirty toilet paper in the bins. Other than that it was great. Also the boat was very stable. No rocking in the night.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
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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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