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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.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

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Guesthouse PoortAckere

Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

No imposing entrance or red carpet awaits you here. No clue on the outside that behind the centuries-old frontage on Oude Houtlei is an ancient cloister: PoortAckere. We are an oasis of peace, hidden away from the bustle of the city. Once inside you find yourself in a former nunnery whose history goes back to 1278. The building that turned its back on the world for so many centuries now reveals its secrets to a few favoured guests.

The atmosphere is serene and restful, as befits an age-old neo-gothic building. And yet PoortAckere retains its unique character, as a medieval cloister with its own history.

It is its domesticity that gives the building its charm.

In the 'Kapittelzaal', chapter house, looking on to the garden culinary delights await you. You can enjoy your breakfast buffet or a relaxed dinner served under the tracery of neo-gothic arches.

In the guest-house a feeling of peace, freedom and unconcern comes over you in the more austere neo-gothic part of the guesthouse.

There are simple, authentic convent cells with a washbasin and communal showers and toilets in the hall and there is a television in the double rooms.

Perhaps you will sleep in the St Cecilia room or the monastery cell where sister Philomena stayed for so many years.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.8

  • Security 8.8

  • Location 9.2

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 9.2

  • Cleanliness 9.6

  • Facilities 9.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    26 Dec 2021
    Lovely monastery lodging. Would definitely come back!
    France, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    01 Jan 2020
    Perfect place to stay in Ghent. Nice clean bed, washroom, facilities, very kind receptionist, perfect location to walk down to the center of the city.
    South Korea, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    31 Aug 2019
    Wonderful hostel. Very clean and up to date. Staff was helpful. Great location.
    USA, Couple, 18-24
  • 10.0


    27 Jul 2019
    I loved this hotel! Such an amazing location, just a five minute walk from the center of town, and it’s so peaceful. The room was perfect and everything was clean. Such welcoming and nice staff!!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    27 May 2022
    I was actually surprised how updated and beautiful my room was. I had a private room with a private bathroom. I also had a mini kitchen with everything you would need. The bed was comfortable, good size bathroom, plenty of hot water and water pressure. I had the breakfast buffet one morning, plenty of options and was statisfied. Would definitely recommend and stay again. Thank you!
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.7


    02 May 2022
    One of the best traveling expierence.
    Latvia, Female, 41+
  • 9.7


    03 Jan 2020
    My favorite place on my trip! Awesome staff. Super clean room. Most important was the location to downtown and the building itself. Incredibly historic! Feels like you step back in time while staying here (in a good way!!). Would 110% stay here again. It’s a wonderful break from shared hostel dorms. This place and Ghent’s unexpected charm make it probably the best part of my 2 week backpacking trip. :)
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    23 May 2022
    A really unusual and lovely place to stay in Ghent. The property is uncommon and make a good experience to live ! The beds are very confortable and the small rooms very cosy. I loved the old furnitures and the view on the church. I felt like I traveled a little bit back in time. The location is also perfect and the staff is really nice.
    France, Female, 31-40
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Elevator
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities