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De Draecke Hostel

Sint-Widostraat 11, Ghent 9000, Belgium
+32 9233 7050   Official website

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De Draecke Hostel - Ghent, Belgium
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Distance to city centre 0.9 km
Location rating 9.8


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breakfast was included in 84 reviews
breakfast was very great in 64 reviews
clean and tidy in 4 reviews
close to the city in 45 reviews
early hours in 6 reviews
enjoyed my stay in 5 reviews
great location in 107 reviews
handled our check-in in 2 reviews
hear much noise from the outside in 9 reviews
included in the price in 31 reviews
room was clean in 70 reviews
soap in the bathroom in 16 reviews
staff was very friendly in 68 reviews
train station in 10 reviews
value for money in 28 reviews
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  • Okay
    Jan 2020

    Fairly central, hostel is very big, the common area was large and had lots of seating, staff were very very kind and helpful. Staff were super accommodating when I asked to switch rooms. Thank you!

    Perhaps it was just the weekend I chose to come here but the mix of people that come here is eclectic. Im a young female and there were tons of older adults and not a young crowd. Also the rooms were tiny and shabby. No soap in the washrooms, cheap thin linens.

  • Excellent
    Jan 2020

    They let us leave the our luggage in a safe room, until the check in time. The breakfast was included (very basic breakfast). The bathroom is inside the room, and clean. The location is very good. For transportation to the train station and for walking to the historical part.

    Someone arrived after 11pm to our room. Which was really noisy. The beds make sounds when you move.

  • Good
    Jan 2020

    The room was simple. 2 beds, no sheets on them, you had to take them from the reception and put them together yourself. Bathroom was clean, the water was warm and heating worked great. Breakfast was also very satisfying. The hostel is located not far from the center of ghent. It is a good option for someone that wants to spent the night in the city.

    I didn't like the fact that you have to pay for towels. Also, there is no elavator which made it difficult for us to move our luggages to the second floor. Finally and most importantly, check in hour is very very late. We were very tired of waiting until 3pm.

  • Excellent
    Jan 2020

    Fantastic location! It took me just 7 minutes to get to the heart of Old Town. Tram stop to get to train station is just around the corner. The room I slept in was very spacious and bed was comfortable. Great breakfast included in the price. Also it's nice to see more environment oriented hostel

    WiFi was reaching the room I was sleeping in.

  • Excellent
    Jan 2020

    The location was exception which was very close the Gravensteen and at a walking distance to the center. They had breakfast. The rooms were spacious, tidy, comfortable and clean. Lastly, the staff was very friendly. :)

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De Draecke Hostel offers accommodation in Ghent, only 1km away from the city center. Guests can enjoy an on-site bar and free WiFi is available throughout the entire property. Rooms come with a private bathroom equipped with a shower. There is a shared lounge at the property where guests can sit, relax and enjoy a drink. Ghent Christmas Market is 700 metres from De Draecke Hostel, while Design Museum Ghent is 200 metres from the property. The nearest airport is Brussels international airport, 69 km from De Draecke Hostel and is very accessible by public transport.



Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly

8.2 Excellent

based on 1,329 reviews









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  • Clean facilities
  • Near city centre

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No smoking
Storage available
Free Wi-Fi

FAQs when booking at De Draecke Hostel

Where is De Draecke Hostel located?

De Draecke Hostel is located at Sint-Widostraat 11, 0.9 km from the centre of Ghent. Gravensteen is the closest landmark to De Draecke Hostel.

When is check-in time and check-out time at De Draecke Hostel?

Check-in time is 15:00 and check-out time is 10:00 at De Draecke Hostel.

Does De Draecke Hostel offer free Wi-Fi?

Yes, De Draecke Hostel offers free Wi-Fi.

Does De Draecke Hostel offer free parking?

No, De Draecke Hostel does not offer free parking.

Does De Draecke Hostel offer free airport shuttle service?

No, De Draecke Hostel does not offer free airport shuttle service.

How far is De Draecke Hostel from the airport?

De Draecke Hostel is 53.7 km from Antwerp Deurne. De Draecke Hostel is 56.3 km from Brussels Bruxelles-National.

Does De Draecke Hostel have a pool?

No, De Draecke Hostel does not have a pool on-site.


Most popular landmarks

  • Gravensteen 108 m
  • Het Huis van Alijn 288 m
  • Langemunt Shopping Center 316 m
  • Korenmarkt Square 398 m
  • Friday Market Square 0.4 km
  • Ons Huis 0.5 km

Ghent travel guide

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Getting Around

Antwerp Deurne 53.7 km
Brussels Bruxelles-National 56.3 km
Ghent Gent-Dampoort 1.5 km
Ghent Gent-Sint-Pieters 2.5 km

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