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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
  • Fantastic 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 8.8

  • Security 9.4

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 9.5

  • Atmosphere 7.8

  • Cleanliness 9.4

  • Facilities 8.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    09 Jul 2019
    The BEST hostel on all my travels.Friendly staff,no overcrowded rooms,fantastic ablusion facilities,everything sparkling clean.A fantastic breakfast starts your day on the right foot.Well done staff,you are NO 1.
    Netherlands, Male, 41+
  • 9.7


    29 Dec 2018
    Great hostel! Great beer selection at the bar with great staff! We had to go nowhere and had a great night there at the bar. Bathroom was tiled nicely and bed were okay comfy. Breakfast was one of the best; lots of options (not just black coffee and cereal). Amazing staff, can not insist on this more. Not in the middle of everything but can be walked to and close to the Royal Palace!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    23 Dec 2018
    A terrific hostel, a bit industrial in size, but overall a winner. I highly recommend it.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 9.1


    03 Mar 2019
    Great place to stay in Ghent. Everything was clean and tidy. Breakfast was really good. You can have 25% discount for the castle ticket.
    Italy, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1


    15 Feb 2019
    Loved this hostel! Downside is it was mostly groups and not many backpackers. Would have been nice to have activities! Room/Bathrooms were very clean and so big as well! The staff here really are top notch, good conversation and I told them I had to leave super early in order to catch a train and they offered a breakfast takeaway bag for me which was really nice to have since I missed the actual breakfast I got more than I expected! Overall i'd definitely recommend this hostel and i'd stay again
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    04 Jan 2019
    Stayed here for a night, the rooms are quite spacious and beds comfortable. Rooms and hostel are very clean. I like that bathroom and toilet are separated, security lockers will fit a small bag. Breakfast was good, the location of the hostel is in a quiet place but still really close to the centre. The staff here is friendly, as they were happy to provide me with some suggestions. This is also a place where families sleep, so not really the social backpacker experience, but good overall.
    Netherlands, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    01 Jul 2019
    Great location and a very friendly staff. The only negative was that there didn’t really appear to be much of a night life atmosphere. It felt like it was geared more towards families and kids.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    27 Dec 2018
    We stayed just for one night. Staff was quite nice to us. Also rooms have enough space. I slept well. Bed was confortable. I recommend it to other tourists.
    Turkey, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.6


    10 Jul 2019
    Its a great hostel in a very good location, walking distance from everything in the city centre. Nice breakfast. Helpful and welcoming stuff. Pity there was not a single plug socket to charge my laptop or phone at the common area, only in the rooms. Something basic. Also, the WiFi didn't reach properly once in the room.
    Spain, Male, 25-30
  • 8.6


    09 Apr 2019
    Very close to the center of Gent. The castle is literally around the corner. Staff were friendly and helpful. The guest kitchen could be slightly improved, but there's a microwave and a fridge at the very least. The breakfast was very good. (Think it was a free breakfast, but I can't remember at this point. Look it up if you're interested) Didn't feel like a social hostel, but I didn't stay at a busy time of year. Would stay again.
    Canada, Male, 31-40
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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