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Sint-Michielsplein 21 Next to the bridge, Ghent 9000 Belgium
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#1 of 70 Specialty lodging in Ghent
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Welcome to Hostel Uppelink, a family owned hostel situated in the historic center of Ghent. Enjoy spending the night in our 13th century building, but also try out our kayak rental service and our daily free walking tours (one in English and one in Spanish - both leave at 10 am and 1 pm). On Tuesdays and Thursdays we also organize Belgian Beer Tastings at our lounge.
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Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Baggage storage
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Vending machine
Non-smoking hotel
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Laundry service
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Dutch
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jennuhlee wrote a review Apr 2020
Youngstown, Ohio19 contributions19 helpful votes
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!
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Date of stay: June 2019
Room Tip: The 10 person room on the top floor, has the best view!
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lakshmi wrote a review Mar 2020
United States1 contribution
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
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Date of stay: March 2020
Matt S wrote a review Mar 2020
Tel Aviv, Israel10 contributions
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.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Room Tip: Best view I've ever had!
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stacey r wrote a review Feb 2020
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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
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
Kim R wrote a review Feb 2020
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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.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
$57 - $126 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
BelgiumFlandersEast Flanders ProvinceGhent
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hostel Uppelink
Which popular attractions are close to Hostel Uppelink?
Nearby attractions include Ghent City Center (0.09 miles), Graslei and Korenlei (0.07 miles), and St Michael's Bridge (0.03 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hostel Uppelink?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and breakfast buffet.
What food & drink options are available at Hostel Uppelink?
Guests can enjoy a lounge and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hostel Uppelink?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hostel Uppelink?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kin Khao - Thai Eatery, LOF Restaurant, and Maison Elza.
Is Hostel Uppelink located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the center of Ghent.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hostel Uppelink?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and Dutch.
Are there any historical sites close to Hostel Uppelink?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Graslei and Korenlei (0.07 miles), St. Bavo's Cathedral (Sint-Baafskathedraal) (0.3 miles), and Het Groot Vleeshuis (0.2 miles).