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

Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • 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 9.4

  • Security 9.4

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 9.7

  • Atmosphere 9.3

  • Cleanliness 9.6

  • Facilities 8.9

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    20 May 2022
    Great place!
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    13 May 2022
    We spent a night at this hostel it was amazing. Great location Great staff Great breakfast Easy check-in In a word, if you are looking for a hostel to stay, it’s the one.
    Azerbaijan, Couple, 25-30
  • 10.0


    17 Apr 2022
    Check in late and the hostel still wait for me. Thank you
    Malaysia, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    29 Dec 2021
    Excellent location, A very kind and helpful staff, Cleanliness is amazing. A perfect place for bag packers and breakfast is complimentary which is great.
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 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
  • 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
  • 9.4


    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
  • 8.0


    26 Feb 2022
    Value of money.The hosts were really nice and the location was also very good you can go everywhere by walking! The rooms are not very fancy but it is just for a sleep!
    Greece, Female, 18-24
  • 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
  • 6.0


    24 Sep 2021
    Staff was extremelly slow and rude in the check in and facilities were a bit odd, we did a group reservation and when we arrived the guy at the reception separated us all. Breakfast is regular. Location is amazing.
    Chile, Female, 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