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Hostel Uppelink

Sint-Michielsplein 21 , Gent, Belgium

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Welcome to Hostel Uppelink, a family owned hostel situated in the historical center of Ghent. Ever since our opening, the users of have voted our hostel 'Best in Belgium' (Hoscar Awards 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018). Please have a look below to see what we have to offer.

* Free luggage storage room
* Free city maps and wi-fi
* No curfew or lockout
* Common area and guest kitchen with a stunning view
* Optional breakfast: mini (€2,5) or maxi (€5)
* Laundry facilities

* Starting from our hostel every day
* In English: every day at 10:00 and at 13:00
* In Spanish: every day at 10:00 and at 13:00

* Every Tuesday and Thursday at 18:00
* In the lounge of our hostel
* In English

* Explore our city with one of our single or twin kayaks!
* Safety vest, waterproof barrel and paddles included
* 10% discount for all our guests

* Cancellation more than 72 hours before arrival date - free of charge
* Cancellation within 72 hours window - first night of your stay will be charged
* No show - full reservation will be charged

* The Ghent tourist tax of €3 pp/night is charged extra
* We may pre-authorise your card before arrival
* Check-in before 22:00 | Check-out after 8:00
* Arrivals after 22:00 can be charged extra
* Arrivals after 1:00 will be refused
* In some cases, the staff will ask for a deposit

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Wed 18 Jul 2018 - Sat 21 Jul 2018 Change
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Room Summary

Wed 18th July 2018 - Sat 21st July 2018

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.1

  • Security 9.4

  • Location 9.9

  • Staff 9.4

  • Atmosphere 8.8

  • Cleanliness 8.9

  • Facilities 8.9

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    11 Jul 2018
    I loved my stay in Gent, and i know this hostel was a large part of it. My bed literally looked out onto the most gorgeous view of the city center, and everyone was so friendly and hospitable. Stay here especially if you’re coming for the festival in July - BEST location. Best hostel of my trip so far.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    27 Jun 2018
    This place is awesome! It's right by all the action in Gent. The staff was extremely helpful even when we showed up later than we should've. We had an amazing visit and I would recommend this hostel to anyone traveling to Gent.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.3


    12 Jul 2018
    Great location. Bathrooms dirty. Smelled like urine. Felt safe - no security issues. We reserved a space for 6 females in an 8 room for females and they split us up into two rooms even tho I reserved all of the 6 of us together. This was unexpected and not good as some of the members of our Party were young teenagers traveling with moms. Be very specific if you need all of your party in one room if this is the case.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    30 Jun 2018
    The location is perfect. However, I didn’t think that having a bar in the hostel wouldn’t ever be a downside, but here it was. They ask that you not bring your own alcohol in and only drink the more expensive beer from the bar, but the bar closes at 10pm every night which is so early. Really there is not a very good social atmosphere. If you’re looking for a place with a great location and aren’t that interested in making friends at the hostel this is the place for you
    USA, Female, 18-24
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Steam Room
  • ATM
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games


  • 2018

    1st, Country Winners Belgium

  • 2017

    1st, Country Winners Belgium

  • 2016

    1st, Country Winners Belgium

  • 2015

    1st, Country Winners Belgium

  • 2014

    1st, Country Winners Belgium

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  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Taxes Not Included

Things to Note

Check-in: 15:00 - 22:00 | Check-out: 8:00 - 10:00 | Arrivals after 22:00 can be charged extra | Arrivals after 1:00 will be refused | Maxi breakfast buffet: 8:00 - 10:00 (for €5) | Mini breakfast: all day long (for €2,5) | No curfew or lockout | Payment upon arrival: cash, credit cards, debit cards | We may pre-authorise your card before arrival | Common area and bar open until 22:00 | To use the lockers in the rooms, bring along a sturdy padlock or buy one at the reception for €5 | A deposit can be charged if we feel it's necessary | Ghent Festival from 13 until 22 of July 2018: be aware of loud music playing outside the hostel until 2:30 at night.

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