Me and my boyfriend have been here three years in a row, because we absolutely LOVE Ghent, it is our favorite city in the world and this hostel just makes you feel like you're apart of it. We have taken a few of our friends here too and they loved staying here. We opt for the big room on top, the 10 person sleeper. It has the MOST AMAZING view. There is nothing like waking up and looking out the window at that picturesque scenery. Everyone at the hostel is always super nice, we usually make friends with whoever else is in the room and go out dancing with them which is always a super fun time! The location is right in city center, you can walk to any great restaurant or attraction. There is a small breakfast you can purchase in the morning but usually we just cook something in their super nice kitchen. However we do usually partake in a beer or two from the onsite bar. They also have board games in their common area which is a great way to break the ice with other visitors! The other super awesome thing about this hostel that they always have a great free walking tour (obviously you should give them a great tip if you can) and you can rent a kayak from the hostel and they will help you take it to the river and you literally kayak through the city right by the castle and everything! Omg the perfect place to give ya taste of what this amazing city has to offer!…
Staff were Exceptional in every way: Cleanliness, kindness, Promptness. They were all exceptional, Views were beyond words from the room, Sitting area, dining area and the Kitchen, Zeer Bedankt to the GUYS and GALS - Staff at the HOSTEL UPPELINK
The staff was very friendly and helpful. The dorm was large and comfortable, the bed was clean and I got exactly what I asked for (lower bed next to the window). The common area is very lovely and charming, great place to interact and meet people. The view from the window is outstanding !! The only downside is the toilet and bathroom which was in a different floor. In overall, very good value for the money.
This hostel is situated in a beautiful part of town, close to local hotspots and right next to the river. We were greeted by warm staff and accomodated very well. Our view from our room was spectacular. The hostel facilities were also clean, spacious and in good condition. Cannot speak highly enough of our stay here
The hostel is perfectly located for a walk around most of the key sites in Ghent, with nice views over the river. The communal space is nice, clean and calm with plenty of space. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Facilities were basic but good, the kitchen was small but functioned well, the bathroom is new, clean and functional. The dorm was a good size, with lockers and big windows, a little dusty but overall fine. It would have been nice to have had beds made up rather than travellers doing this themselves, and would have been good to have some tea/coffee and other basics in the kitchen available for guests. Overall, good value for money.