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Hostel 47
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Reviewed March 1, 2011

Had a great week break in Ghent at this hostel. Spotlessly clean, funky and minimalist design. Great security set up with personal lockers.

Friendly owner who speaks good English and French.

Free Wifi

Staircase a bit steep as in all such houses in this part of the world, no lift.

Creaky metal beds, but in the process of being replaced with solid wooden ones, comfortable none the less. Could use some new pillows though.

Make sure to bring your own soap and towels. Great showers, never any lineups for use of bathrooms, showers or sinks.

Reasonably quiet, except for one night when a Dutch hockey team ran around yelling through the halls at midnight.

Good location near to Dampoort Train station and lots of options within a 10 minute walk.

Be specific about when you expect to arrive, because Yuri is the only person there, he runs the whole show. If staying at a hostel in Ghent in the future, I'd definitely stay again.

  • Stayed: February 2011, traveled solo
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Reviewed January 18, 2011

The hostel is in a great location, close to a beautiful canal and a short walk to the main attractions. The price included breakfast and free internet. Everything is new and the owner was very friendly (although he did forget to provide breakfast one morning). The only downfall was bed which was extremely uncomfortable and terrible squeaky. The walls were paper thing and you could hear every conversation as well as other squeaky beds! The breakfast room was lovely, big windows and a lovely courtyard to look out on. There was also a really great kitchen to use.

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank hlst
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Reviewed December 16, 2010

This is a small, clean hostel where a decent breakfast is included in the price. We booked a double room and were given a 6-bed room including one double bed. However the double bed was pretty uncomfortable and not of good quality. The location is on the border of the old town centre.

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank ycew
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Reviewed October 19, 2010

Hostel 47 was definately one of the best hostels I have stayed at in the last 3 months, it's only a year old and is kept impecibly cleaned, motion sensors control the lights and the beds are super comfy, in a quiet st with no noise at all, we pretty much had the hostel to ourself which was excellent, great kitchen and cable tv provided downstairs, would definately recommend hostel 47 to anyone, youri was super nice also, he picked us up from the train station.

  • Stayed: October 2010
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2  Thank roryandmel
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Reviewed September 17, 2010

after a month in the dorms at the Universiteit van Amsterdam, i was shocked to find the mattress of the top bunk in my room at Hostel 47 to be SO much more comfortable. this place does not disappoint -- super clean, everything is white with dark hardwood floors (check out the website, the photos don't lie), very sleek. the staff could not be friendlier. located on a quiet residential street a short walk from the historic center, i felt very safe (important to a single female traveler). if you're headed to ghent, definitely give youri a call -- or check out the website! www.hostel47.com

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled solo
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