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The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

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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 9.2

  • Location 8.6

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 9.4

  • Cleanliness 9.3

  • Facilities 9.2


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    19 Sep 2019
    Unique accommodation, walking distance to the city centre and its wonderful restaurants. My stay was comfortable, no-fuss and very quiet. Parking is close by and the owners were really welcoming and helpful. Great value for money!
    Cyprus, Female, 41+
  • 9.7

    Superb

    23 Oct 2019
    Loved this hostel! The whole vibe and design of it was so cool. And the fact it was on a boat just made it quite exciting. The rooms were really nice (definitely the nicest we’ve stayed in so far) little bit of a walk into the centre but that’s fine coz you get to see more of beautiful Ghent! We only stayed one night but we definitely want to come back one day :) would highly recommend
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4

    Superb

    24 Oct 2019
    Best hostel ever!! The owners and all the guests we met were incredibly friendly. Wonderful sense of community. Very clean facilities and breakfast provided every day. Near to a tram stop to get into town. Would 100% stay here again!!
    Austria, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4

    Superb

    20 Oct 2019
    Great initiative to have an eco-friendly hostel. And the organic and fair-trade snacks, beverages and breakfast are eally amazing
    South Africa, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    02 Oct 2019
    Great facilities, the free breakfast is good and the hostel is just 15 minutes walk from the center. It was a nice experience to sleep on a boat. Really nice hostel and it’s totally worth it.
    Mexico, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1

    Superb

    02 Nov 2019
    I had a great time, host are chilled and pleasant people!
    Croatia, Female, 31-40
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    26 Sep 2019
    A unique experience which I enjoyed. Lovely boat.
    Canada, Female, 41+
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    22 Sep 2019
    I enjoyed my stay at this hostel, very relaxed atmosphere, facilities were clean and staff were friendly.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0

    Fabulous

    22 Sep 2019
    good place to stay. we stay at the shared room, all good!!
    Italy, Female, 25-30
  • 6.9

    Good

    31 Oct 2019
    Bed bugs!! Place is nice but unfortunately very bad infestation of bed bugs, we had to leave early because I got bit so much. It is also kinda out of City center with nothing much around. Other than that it was a nice hostel.
    USA, Mixed Group, 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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