Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

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."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


HI De Draecke Gent

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

In an excellent location in a quiet street right in the centre of Gent, the renewed hostel is just 150m from the famous medieval Castle of the Counts. Retaining a period facade, it offers a high standard of accommodation with 30 rooms all with private bathrooms. Facilities include Free WiFi (in-room), bar, and self-service restaurant. A great buffet style breakfast & sheets are FREE. The hostel has WiFi internet, you can use your own laptop or the internet kiosk at the hostel. The hostel's bar with a great choice of Belgian beers may be the perfect starting point to discover this city with 55.000 students.

There is always something to do. Museums, pubs, shops, restaurants, theaters ... are all within walking distance.

Although the hostel is only open until 23:00, guests have 24h/24h acces, NO LOCKOUT NO CURFEW.
Rooms are available from 15:00. If possible, please check in between 15:00 & 22:30.

This hostel is part of the Flemish Youth Hostels Association , which is a membership organization. As of January 1st 2014 onwards, the prices quoted include a 1-day membership fee. Discounts are not available for members of VJH (Belgium) or Hostelling International as part of this booking. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.4

  • Security 9.6

  • Location 9.9

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 8.5

  • Cleanliness 8.7

  • Facilities 8.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    25 Jan 2020
    I had a great stay! The room was clean, the staff was friendly, and the breakfast was great! Would definitely recommend and hope to stay again.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    15 Jan 2020
    Very clean facility with friendly staff, centrally located with good breakfast included in the price. Would definitely stay here again
    Netherlands, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 10.0


    28 Dec 2019
    Loved it definitely come vack
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.7


    29 Feb 2020
    A modern hostel, just a few steps away from Ghent Castle. The rooms are spacious and clean, and they are provided with separate lockers to leave your valuables behind. The receptionists are super nice and would happily recommend you great places for lunch/dinner. Last but not least they offer free continental breakfast. What else can you wish for? Great value for money, highly recommended.
    Italy, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    30 Oct 2019
    I've been travelling for around a month straight now and this hostel would have to be one of the best I've been to. Its well run, very spacious, comes with a complimentary breakfast, nicely located and best of all (after a month) fairly priced. Great experience guys, thank you!
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    17 Jan 2020
    This hostel was great, I would definitely recommend it to anyone. Clean, ideally located close to most attractions and the staff are incredibly friendly and helpful. All my things were safe and secure in the room.
    South Africa, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    29 Sep 2019
    I was only supposed to stay at the hostel for three nights but loved Ghent so much that I extended my stay. The staff was accommodating, warm, and generous in advice about the city and how to enjoy one's time there. It is in a great area close to some funky bars and just five minutes away from the bustling center. I also appreciated its emphasis on green-technology and environmentally friendly practices. Thank you for a great stay :)
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    30 Dec 2019
    The staff are great, very friendly and helpful. The hostel has more of a hotel atmosphere :(. There is not guest kitchen :(
    Colombia, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    24 Feb 2020
    The location was very good. Staff was helpful. But.. the rooms didnt have soap. The heaters in the room stopped working during the night, we were freezing. They didnt lay the sheets down properly. They were just left on the bed, so we had to lay them down. Check in is so late, at 15:00!
    Turkey, Female, 25-30
  • 6.9


    05 Jan 2020
    Room smelled weird. €5 deposit per room key. No hand soap in restroom, only half a roll of poor toilet paper. Room and bathroom floors did not appear to be cleaner properly. Breakfast was so-so. Coffee was not good. Ground floor restrooms were not clean. Linens are not fitted and you are simply given them at the reception. Very expensive for what you end up getting get. Fine for a one night stay, but I would definitely look into other options in the future.
    USA, Male, 18-24
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Towels Not Included
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Wi-Fi