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Mechelen - De Zandpoort

Zandpoortvest 70, Mechelen, 2800, Belgium

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De Zandpoort is a modern hostel with an impressive architecture, close to the railway station and the centre of picturesque Mechelen.


Mechelen Hostel

Hostel Mechelen

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

This city is a great place to visit with friends and family. So much so that it has been given the accolade of ‘most child friendly city’ in Belgium. Not only is there a Toy Museum here – perfect for keeping those little ones mesmerised - but there is also a zoo, and Technopolis, a science centre for kids full of hands-on experiments.

The ultra-modern hostel is located on the outskirts of the city but it is still within walking distance of the main attractions. All of the rooms have ensuite bathrooms and there are a number of rooms which are suitable for families to share. There is a restaurant at the hostel which can provide groups with a hot meal in the evening (if this is pre-ordered) as well as packed lunches.

Mechelen has undergone a huge refurbishment programme and is now considered to be a vibrant city which mixes the trendy with the traditional. Its carillon school (ringing the bells in the church belfry) is world-renowned and trains students from all over the world in the art of playing carillons.

So why not give the hostel Mechelen a bell to see if they are available for your group visit?

Group facilities & services

Group facilities & services
  • Parking for coaches (on or near site)
  • 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



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Garden
  • Playground
  • TV room
  • Terrace / patio


  • Elevator / Lift
  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Licenced Bar/Pub
  • Restaurant onsite

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Wifi
  • WIFI Charges - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel
  • Car Parking at Hostel Type - Free
  • Car parking nearby
  • Car Parking Nearby Distance - At or next to the hostel
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Conference Facilities
  • Cycle Storage
  • Lockers Available
  • Locker Type - In Room
  • Luggage Room
  • Luggage Room Availability - Available during hostel reception times
Opening times

Opening times

Open from 03 Feb to 30 Dec

From 08:30 to 11:00
From 17:00 to 23:00
From 17:00 to 22:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +32-15-278539

Fax. +32-15-278540

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • St. Rumbold’s Tower and market square (1 to 2km)
  • Planckendael Animal Park (3 to 5km)
  • Dossin Kazerne (Jewish Museum - Word War II) (1 to 2km)

See the full list of attractions


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

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

Getting to us

18km Brussels National Zaventem 13 min by train.
50 m stop Zandpoortvest - all buses from station FROM CHARLEROI DIRECTLY A BUS TO MECHELEN BOOK WWW.AIRPORTBUS.EU (&back)
Free car park located behind the hostel. Don't forget to ask the key to park your car for free. During the weekend you can park your car free at the big parking next to the youth hostel.
500m Mechelen-Nekkerspoel 500m Mechelen
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Athletics
  • Basketball
  • Birdwatching
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Cricket
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Horse riding
  • Mountain Biking
  • Orienteering
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skateboarding
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Team-Building
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Walking / Hiking

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