We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 23 Ghent accommodations

Hostel De Draecke

Sint-Widostraat 11, Ghent 9000, Belgium
Hotel amenities
Hostel De Draecke
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Save Saved
You added Hostel De Draecke to your Saves list
45%
Ranked #15 of 23 Specialty Lodging in Ghent
A recent review
3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Jenika I London, United Kingdom
Write a Review

61 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    5
    18
    26
    8
    4
See reviews for
2
14
12
4
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (7)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (61)
  • Mar-May only
    (7)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (24)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (16)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (14)
All months
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
12 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The location was great, in the center of Ghent and right behind the beautiful castle. The staff was very friendly and helpful and I really appreciated the option to get a breakfast packed box for those (like me) who needed to leave the hostel before the breakfast time (included in the price). Rooms and toilets were clean. There was free... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Delft
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Wanting to save money on a bed we went for the cheap option of sleeping in a hostel. We have seen many many hostels over the years all over the world and this one surprised us a little... in a bad way. To start on the positve, it was clean. Breakfast was ok. Everything else was not so great. The... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Stiava, Italy
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

I stayed here for almost one month. The best thing of this place is for sure its position, really central. In my opinion it's not so economic for being a hostel and for the accomodation: rooms are spartan and the bathroom is not so confortable - in particular the shower is far from pleasant. Breakfast is not so various but... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

I rented a double room as a single female. At 0100 some one is trying to get in. When I yell out wrong room, he comes in stating I was wrong and he rented the room. I was in a locked room, asleep. Terrified I tell him to leave, he argues telling me to leave. Only when I threaten to... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Southampton, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

This hostel is very clean and super close to the town but there are a few basic issues! Ghent is very expensive to eat in and this hostel doesn't even have a basic kitchen for residents to use. This makes the stay very expensive even though the hostel is mid-priced. The second issue is that there is hardly any plug... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Swindon, England, United Kingdom
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

On a road trip to the Belgian GP, we needed a cheap place to get our heads down after a few beers en route. The hostel was bright and cheerful and was perfect for our needs. We stayed in a private room for 5 with en suite and the room was functional and clean enough, and the shower was fine.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Sao Paulo, SP
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
16 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

I picked this hostel because when I was researching Ghent, I read the best view to the castle was from the hostel. It was true ! Close to the old center, beautiful view to the castle and waterways, and close enough to everything there is to see for the laziest traveller to not complain the walk. The room was good,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013 via mobile

Here's a list of what happened in my stay -I had grey stuff all over 3 beds in my room -The toilet was dirty -The room had 3 bunk beds(6 beds over all) and only two sockets (including bathroom) -No showerhead -I ate off decorating tables -My key stopped working after one day -My door handle was bent -Not authentic... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hamburg, Germany
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
18 hotel reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

This is a no frills hostel close to the castle and other main attractions of Gent. We stayed in a three bed room. I think all the rooms have showers and bathrooms. The toilet is separate from the room with the shower and the sink. The room reminded me very much of a dorm room. The beds were small and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
London, England, United Kingdom
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

This is a very modern and comfortable youth hostel with an exquisite location, right on the main canal. The breakfast is adequate, without being memorable. If you get a view of the Steen from your room, you will be in for a real treat. Very highly recommend for single travelers (in 4 or 6 bedded rooms), but also worth-while to... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to Hostel De Draecke? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Hostel De Draecke

Address: Sint-Widostraat 11, Ghent 9000, Belgium
Location: Belgium > Flanders > East Flanders Province > Ghent
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 27
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with TripOnline SA and HostelWorld so you can book your Hostel De Draecke reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Hostel De Draecke Hotel Ghent

5 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (6)
Viewed
Room/suite (2)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
View from room (1)
Viewed
Other (2)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay