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Hostel De Draecke

Sint-Widostraat 11, Ghent 9000, Belgium
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good localisation. Very basic place but clean althought cheap. Breakfast included was not so good. If you are travelling by car you will be missing a parking. We parked on the street 500m down the street (3,5 € per day). We stayed in Youth Hostel Europa in Bruges (same group) and it was much much better, In Gent rooms are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I took 30 people to this hostel.. it was lovely. Reasonably priced, clean and spacious rooms. The location was brilliant, although hard to find and had a job with the coach; Once we found the hotel we had a Great weekend.The Hostel was close to ammenities, lovely town Ghent well worth the visit.

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Considering how close this hostel is to the centre, it's great value for money. It's clean, and offers what it claims. However, don't expect much else. The breakfast is basic, the staff is helpful but not very friendly and the rooms are clean, but feel like prison cells. The lockers are not in the rooms but in the hall downstairs,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

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 

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Delft
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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 

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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 

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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 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

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 

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Swindon, England, United Kingdom
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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 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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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 

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