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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My friends and I arrived in Ghent and saw that the Hostel was in a very good location, close to the center. I really appreciated the effort in the lobby with the decoration, flyers with activities events and lots of suggestions for walking tours. There is also a mini used book library that is very nice. The only thing that... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

Everything is clean and new. Good breakfast and free WIFI. Only bad thing is check in is at 15 pm. But really close to city centre. Good rooms with your own shower and toilet (separated). Each bed has a light and electrical device to charge your phone or whatever.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016

My school took a group of 29 students and 4 staff for 4 nights in early July, from Newcastle on Tyne and had a great time. The rooms were comfortable, in the youth hostel spirit and did all we wanted. Breakfast was quite satisfactory, and evening meal was fine .Staff were very friendly and helpful. It was a quite satisfactory... More 

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Stromness, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

Hostel De Draecke is located very close to the central pedestrian area of Gent, Belgium. It's a beautiful area with lots of interesting historic buildings. The hostel itself, despite being recently renovated, is still very basic. The reception and dining area is very pleasant, however the rooms were very bare but were adequate for a one night stay. The beds... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2016

I loved this hostel - the atmosphere i great, the rooms are big and newly refurbished and the hostel offers good tips on what to do in the city during the week. We followed their advise and ended up at a free concert which was great! The breakfast was good, too. Would definately stay here again.

Thank Ragna S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2016 via mobile

I stayed in this hostel for only one night, but absolutely loved it. The location of the hostel is just perfect, itself it is nice and tidy, you can tell it had refurbishment not so long ago. Their bar has great beers and was lovely to have a chat with lovely lady who worked there. I would definitely recommend this... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2016

I have been staying in this hostel already 2 years ago and I am glad they modernised and renovated it quite a bit. Every bed has now at least one power socket, an individual light, a small shelf, a locker (I didn't use the lock but I believe I read on it the use of the lock was 50cents). Breakfast... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

Excellent location and helpfull staff, very good areas to hang out, with a lot of info about the city. The rooms where great and very clean. Easy to get there from the train station. Definitly would go back.

Thank Isabel_lisbon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2016

It is a tidy and neat place to stay when you are on a low budget. The rooms are really nice, just try to have a room on the street, the view is better, breakfast is good and the beds are soft enough. The bar is small but quite cosy to sit. It is also situated in a fun neighborhood... More 

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Holmfirth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2015

Been coming here for a few years and the recent renovation has improved it yet further. This place is excellent value for the price. Rooms are clean, functional and just what we needed as a group of 9 cyclists. A simple breakfast set us up for the day. The hostel has added a bar, but I can't see why you'd... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The city youth hostel "De Draecke" is located in the middle of the historic centre, close to the famous Gravensteen and the Graslei. All the city landmarks are at a walking distance of the youth hostel, reputed for its warm and hospitable reception and international atmosphere. It's a meeting point for young & old, perfect for groups, families and individual travellers. A trip to the art city of Ghent will amaze you! The Gravensteen, countless numbers of churches, monasteries, unique antique shops and fantastic museums are there for you to visit. Nowhere else they zap you from the fourteenth century to the twenty-first century, and back! Yet, Ghent is also trendy, with its many shopping streets, fancy restaurants, typical pubs and bustling night life. And do not forget the famous Ghent Festivities in July! The hostel has 30 rooms and is in 2015 completly renovated! De Draecke has room for 1 to 6 persons. All the rooms have their own bathroom. The reception is open from 7h00 - 23h00. Check-in before 22h30. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hostel De Draecke

Address: Sint-Widostraat 11, Ghent 9000, Belgium
Location: Belgium > Flanders > East Flanders Province > Ghent
Price Range: $48 - $117 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 30
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