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Antwerp Backpackers Hostel (abhostel)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bridget and Greg run this hostel with a lot of love. It is very easily and quickly reached from central station. Inside the house there are several nice rooms from double bedrooms to dorms of 14. Therefore prices vary. They have a lovely bar and kitchen area. At nighttime it seems that all the visitors come together to exchange their... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

The abhostel is a 15 min walk from the main station and 25 min walk from the old town in a quiet side street. When you arrive you are greeted with a big smile, staff there is amazing. They give you two maps of Antwerpen - one written by youn locals and one about the surroundings of the hostel. Very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

After travelling for quite a few months now this hostel is still in my top 3! It's made for backpackers! what can I say? Pancake or egg breakfast (added addiction to speculoos), communal dinners, cheap beer, hammocks, movie corner, board games and the friendliest, happiest most helpful staff in the world. made friends for life at this place. I will... More 

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Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

At my arrival on Abhostel, I found an unpleasant owner (a man), very disrespectful. He didn't want to hear about my situation, he almost put me out like a dog. Finally he cashed two nights while I stayed one, I don't care about money, but the way he treated me was very insulting. I never had that experience before. It... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015 via mobile

The location is not perfect but good enough - a 30 minutes walk to the old town, but there is a tram almost right outside that takes you to the centre in almost no time. It is also located in what seemed to be an Arabic part of Antwerp, so most of restaurants and stores nearby are halal. Bathrooms are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Good location (3 mins from tram stop--both 10 & 24 stop right at Centraal Station), lovely hosts, free breakfast (with eggs!!!! & cookie butter!!!!), happy hour, and an amazing staff. Ended up extending my 4 night stay to 6 nights even though I was done seeing Antwerp in 3 days. If the staff is reading this...HIIII I miss you all... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

Wow what a little gem! I stayed at AB for 3 nights and had such a great time. The facilities and common areas are top rate as are the staff. In particular I loved enjoying a nice Belgian beer in the garden during happy hour. Super place to meet other travellers! Great value for money , would highly recommend..... Thanks... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

the hostel was very well organized with a common breakfast and a kitchen made available, the showers were hot and bathrooms clean enough. But our room, the No. 3 was in front of the common area where the person spent talking from morning to night, the music on the radio was switched on from 9 am to 8 pm, washing... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

The 10 beds room was large and clean, but honestly you'll probably spend most of your time in the great common room or in the patio. Great facilities, very friendly staff (mostly backpackers that loved the place and stayed for some time) and good atmosphere. What else can you ask from a hostel?

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

Lively, quirky hostel with a great atmosphere and very welcoming hosts. The room I was in was spacious, clean and nicely decorated. The facilities are good with a fully equipped kitchen (free herbs & spices, tea & coffee etc...) and the common area is a cosy place, where everyone seems to hang out, chat and play games instead of staying... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Antwerp Backpacker Hostel, owner operated for backpackers! Abhostel is not right for everyone but may be just right for you! Do not only judge us on our high rating and low prices (everything incl.). If you come to Antwerp for shopping, clubbing and eating out in touristy/photomenu restos, we suggest you to stay in a budget hotel with 24 hour reception in the touristy part. If you come to Antwerp to be welcomed by Antwerp backpackers (between check-in hours), get a free map, tips about our arty party scene, local restos, quirky hostel... Make new friends from all over the world in our fully equipped kitchen, rooftop terrace, Belgian beer from our beer machine, swap a book, watch a movie, play our guitar... Then abhostel is just right for you ! Welcome in our old converted Chocolate Factory, Bridget & Greg check-in between 1pm and 3pm, 6pm and 8pm After check-in, 24 hours code access ! Age restriction : we accept guests under 50 years old. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Antwerp Backpackers Hostel (abhostel)

Address: Kattenstraat 110, Antwerp 2140, Belgium
Location: Belgium > Flanders > Antwerp Province > Antwerp
Price Range: $27 - $59 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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