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Gent Hostel De Draecke

St Widostraat 11, Ghent, 9000, Belgium

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Overall Rating 93%

Located in the medieval heart of funky Ghent, you are in one of the best spots for exploring Belgium’s best kept secret.

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Ghent Hostel

Hostel Ghent

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

With Bradley Wiggins being born in this Belgian city it’s no surprise that it is quite a draw for cycling groups. Host of the Six Days of Flanders ( a six day cycle race which takes place in November each year), Ghent attracts cyclists from all over the world to compete and watch this prestigious event.

The HI De Draecke is perfectly placed for sports groups to set up camp for this – there are also long distance cycling routes on the doorstep of the hostel. But equally it is in a great location for visitors to explore this grand city of culture which was once the heart of the linen industry in Belgium. With museums (the museum of contemporary art include works by Andy Warhol), a café culture on the banks of the river and a 10 day long Festival of Ghent being held in July, there really is something for everyone to see in this vibrant city.

All rooms at the hostel have private en suite bathrooms and there are a variety of meal options available if you wanted to eat in the hostel.

So if your group is looking for somewhere that is central in Ghent, then the HI De Draecke could be the hostel for you.

Group facilities & services

Group facilities & services
  • Parking for coaches (on or near site)
  • Linen and towels
  • Packed Lunches
  • Rooms for leaders and drivers
  • Catering/meal service
  • Meeting room/communal area for group use

Hostel Suitable For

  • Friends/Family
  • Interest Group
  • Other
  • School Group
  • Sports Group
  • University/College Group
  • Tour Operator
  • ESN

Facilities

Facilities

Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room

Accessibility

  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Licenced Bar/Pub
  • Vending machine

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers - Free
  • Wifi - Free
  • Internet Cafe Nearby - 500m to 1km

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car parking nearby
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Conference Facilities
  • Cycle Storage
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available - In Room
  • Luggage Room - Available during hostel reception times
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

Reception:
From 07:00 to 23:00
Check-in:
From 15:00 to 22:30

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +32-9-233-7050

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Castle of the Counts or Gravensteen (Less than 500 m)
  • Scenic old Graslei harbor (Less than 500 m)
  • Saint Bavo's Cathedral (1 to 2km)

See the full list of attractions

Location

Location
Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Cinema (500m - 1km)
  • City Centre (At or next to the hostel)
  • Cycle trails (Less than 500m)
  • Golf course (5 to 10km)
  • Gym (Less than 500m)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (1 to 2km)
  • Local market (500m - 1km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (Less than 500m)
  • Nightlife (500m - 1km)
  • Parks / Green Area (500m - 1km)
  • Restaurants (Less than 500m)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (Less than 500m)
  • Shopping area / Mall (500m - 1km)
  • Swimming pool (1 to 2km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (Less than 500m)
  • Theatre (Less than 500m)
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site (500m - 1km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Bus
Tram No. 1 from Gent Sint-Pietersstation - off at 'Gravensteen' castle - 300m
Car
Parking: 1km Vrijdagmarkt (underground) or nearby streets
Rail
4km Sint Pieters station
Sustainability

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