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.

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Welcome to Hostel Uppelink, a family owned hostel situated in the historical center of Ghent.
Please have a look below to see what we have to offer.

* All taxes are included in the price
* Luggage storage lockers at the front door
* Free city maps and wi-fi
* No curfew or lockout
* Common area and guest kitchen with a stunning view
* Continental breakfast buffet (€6)
* Laundry facilities

* Starting from our hostel every day
* In English: at 10:00, at 13:00 and at 18:30
* In Spanish: at 10:00, at 13:00 and at 18:30

* Explore our city with one of our single or twin kayaks!
* Safety vests, waterproof bag and paddles included
* 10% hostel guest discount

* Check-in between 15:00 and 22:00
* Arrivals after 22:00 will be charged extra
* Check-out between 8:00 and 11:00
* In some cases, the staff will ask for a deposit
* Your credit card will be charged before arrival, once the free cancellation period is over View House Rules


Hostel Uppelink is a hidden historic gem in Ghent’s city centre. The 13th-century building is a sight in itself (destined for Instagram). Plus, our prime position next to the medieval harbour means you get amazing views over the Lys River from our homely common room and front-facing bedrooms. Get your bearings on our free city walking tour (in English or Spanish) or bond with fellow travellers at our board game nights and Belgium beer-tasting events.


We’re on the corner of Korenlei Quay – a handy base to explore the main sights. The city’s iconic towers, St Nicholas’ Church, the Belfry and St Bavo’s Cathedral are just a 2-minute walk away. Head to the flea market at Bij Sint-Jacobs for vintage trinkets and check out the awesome St James’ Church in the square (a 10-minute wander). Arriving from Brussels National Airport? It’s about an hour's train ride to the main railway station Gent-Sint-Pieters. Hop on a tram to Gent Korenmarkt Perron 5. We’re a 2-minute stroll from there.

Rooms and Dorms

We’ve got mixed and female-only dorms, as well as private rooms – all light and airy with shared bathrooms. We'll sort you out with free bed linen so don't worry about finding extra cash. You'll get free Wi-Fi and adaptors – so you can always stay connected. If you're travelling light, you can use our hairdryers and hire towels here too. When you head out, just lock your valuables away in your security locker.

Extras and activities

Get stuck into our buffet-style breakfast (for a small fee) before you head out – and don't forget to grab a free city map before you go. You can also hire one of our kayaks to see the sights from a new perspective. No worries if you get a little wet – we’ve got laundry facilities on-site and a bar to share funny stories over a beer! Our friendly reception staff are also happy to help with any questions.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.3

  • Security 9.8

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 9.6

  • Cleanliness 9.6

  • Facilities 9.8

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    23 Jun 2021
    This was amazing! It's located right in the center of Ghent, facing the cathedral, the bridge and the reverside. If I knew about this I'd have stayed longer. Can't recommend it enough since I told all my friends. I'd definitely go again, this time for staying longer. The city has so many interesting things to do that the few days that I stayed weren't enough.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    10 Mar 2020
    Beautiful hostel and the location is great, everything was good.
    Mexico, Couple, 25-30
  • 10.0


    26 Feb 2020
    Second time in Upperlink and I have to say it's the best hostel I've ever stayed🙂
    Greece, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    06 Mar 2020
    Best Hostel I’ve stayed, the location couldn’t be better just outside you can see the canal and the 3 cathedrals, the building itself look very old and classy, really nice living room and the rooms are really nice and clean. Also the bathrooms recently renewed are really good!
    Mexico, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    23 Feb 2020
    Amazing Hostel! It is very nicely located and had a fantastic view from the room. The room and the bathroom/showers were clean. Would highly recommend.
    Switzerland, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    18 Jul 2021
    Friendly and helpful staff, perfect location, safe and a great value for money.
    Slovenia, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1


    05 Mar 2020
    Literally perfect location for exploring Ghent, right next to the Castle and lots of restaurants and paths to walk. Our room had only one window that we couldn’t see out of (dark stained glass) which made me feel super claustrophobic in a room with 10 people.. Also kinda sucked only having one large unisex bathroom not on the same floor we stayed on. The bathroom was constantly busy/somewhat unclean. I would definitely stay here again those were just the two things that weren’t great
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    24 Feb 2020
    The hostel was very clean. The staff were friendly and helpful. Keep up the good work !!! :)
    India, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.6


    23 Feb 2020
    Very good hostel, just a bit noisy (not the guests but buses, trams and cars). Value for money, no doubt!! Staff friendly and helpful.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 8.0


    20 Feb 2020
    Best hostel in Ghent with rooms that have AMAZING views. Staff are very warm and welcoming. Few notes: Very clean and tidy. They renovated the washrooms/showers, so they're super nice, but need more soap dispensers (hopefully to be fixed). No in-room luggage lockers, only small lockers for fitting a backpack and a few other items. Location is central and close to public transit. Great overall stay; would recommend!
    Canada, Male, 18-24
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free City Tour
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Dryer
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Towels Not Included
  • Washing Machine
  • ATM
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi


  • 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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