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 Zandpoort Mechelen

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

Modern hostel within walking distance from the station and city centre.
FREE breakfast buffet & sheets.
Rooms have 2, 3 and 4 beds and facilities include packed lunches, evening meals and luggage store. All rooms have ensuite facilities. FREE WI-FI HOTSPOT ! The hostel has free Wireless Internet access on the ground floor, in the bar & lounge area.

Guests have 24h access - attention our reception is not 24h open. Reception hours: 8.00h - 11h00 and from 17h - 23h. PLEASE CLICK 'READ MORE' FOR SOME IMPORTANT INFO.

Preferred check-in hours 17-22h
If you plan to arrive between 11h00 & 17h00 please give us a call or send us an email.

From long past Mechelen was known as the capital of the Burgundian Netherlands, its fame dating from the 16th century, the reigning period of Margaret of Austria. Mechelens fame is also due to the different carillons in St.Rombouts Tower. The Tourist Office offers the opportunity to get know Mechelen by organizing guided tours through the city and its surroundings.
We wish you an instructive and relaxed stay in the city of the Moon-extinguishers.

This hostel is part of the Flemish Youth Hostels Association , which is a membership organization. As from January 1st 2014 onvwards, 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 9.0

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 9.0

  • Staff 6.0

  • Atmosphere 6.0

  • Cleanliness 6.0

  • Facilities 8.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    04 Sep 2019
    The breakfast included was excellent A huge variety
    Canada, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    19 Nov 2018
    Great place. Not so many people staying there in November, so it was very quiet and clean. Good breakfast spread, although the coffee wasn't the best tasting ever. Next time I visit, I will stay here again!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    07 Feb 2020
    This was the first hostel I have ever stayed in and I truly couldn't ask for a better experience. I loved it, it was only a 15-minute walk from the train station, there were also beautiful parks and a shopping center with very nice shops and places to eat nearby. It was clean and the staff were very nice. There was also complimentary breakfast which was amazing.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    08 Jul 2018
    Good Location, 10 minutes away from the city centre, although there is a day shop and a "night" shop within a few minute walks as well as a fry stall being almost at the hostel door. This hostel is good and I would happily stay there again, however a few things that could have been improved on is the reception is only manned for a few hours as per description, there are no towels provided/available (not that unusual) however there isn't even hand wash in the shower/toilet sink.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    25 Jul 2018
    Facilities and staff were fine but terrible smell of sewage coming from bathrooms. The smell got in to the bedroooms and security catches on windows meant you couldn’t get the smell out.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 6.9


    14 Aug 2019
    The reception hours are stupid, but you have lockers to put your stuff before the reception. Great bathroom en-suite and ok breakfast. It’s the only hostel there... so...
    Argentina, Male, 25-30
  • 6.3


    19 May 2018
    With a little work this hostel could be a lot nicer than it is. Room wasn't clean (dust and hair on the floor), bathroom was ok but shower wasn't clean. There was no soap in the toilet. There were no duvet sheets and no trashcan in the room. It was weird that there were no reception before 5pm (you have to wait outside) and the lady who checked us in wasn't in hurry at all even there were long line behind us. Breakfast was ok.
    Finland, All Female Group, 18-24
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • Luggage Storage
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Vending Machines