Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • 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
  • 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 8.7

  • Security 9.4

  • Location 9.7

  • Staff 9.1

  • Atmosphere 8.0

  • Cleanliness 9.1

  • Facilities 8.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    22 Aug 2019
    clean and nicely located hostel with friendly staff and good breakfast.
    Netherlands, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    14 Aug 2019
    This is a pretty cool hostel. I really like how the outfitted the place. Having a bar downstairs is mega convenient. Wifi doesn't reach the rooms though, but I just used my phone data which was no big deal.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    10 Aug 2019
    Perfectly located near Ghent Old Town. We stayed in a private room and were really happy with the cleanliness of the room and the quality of bedding. The breakfast provided was of really good quality. We did a 'free' walking tour running from the hostel - highly recommend it. Also we thought the staff at the reception/checkin were really lovely.
    Australia, Couple, 31-40
  • 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


    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
  • 9.4


    17 Sep 2019
    4 bed room was good, ensuite bathroom with shower was really good, modern and clean. Staff were great, thanks Salma (I hope I spelled that correctly :) ).
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1


    21 Aug 2019
    Great location, friendly staff. Rooms were clean and breakfast was good. Was a little put out by the lack of hand soap in the bathroom. Hostel directions should also be updated given tram construction.
    Canada, Female, 31-40
  • 9.1


    14 Aug 2019
    Phenomenal staff, great location
    Canada, All Male Group, 31-40
  • 8.0


    30 Aug 2019
    Everything was ok, I only spend 1 night there, I stay in a female room. There were no atmosphere at all maybe because the vacations was nearly over. The only thing that I don't like was that want to take my dinner in a table in the common area but the staff told me that I can't sit there because she and her partner would eat there. I don't understand why if we could share the table so I change the table because I fell it a little rude.
    Mexico, Female, 25-30
  • 5.4


    25 Aug 2019
    Staff lied to us about check in time. We weren’t allowed to check in until 10:30 pm and saw other guests check in much earlier during our stay. Rooms were extremely hot. 27 degrees made sleeping very hard. No sense of community or integration of guests. Was hoping for a much more enjoyable stay.
    USA, Female, 25-30
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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