I stayed here in August 2014 for one night during a bike trip around Belgium.
First of all: The location is breathtaking. Very few hotels in the world have a view quite as stunning as the one from the windows of this hostel.
Regarding the hostel itself: The rooms are fairly large (though with eight people in there it still might get a bit crowded) and include a table and some chairs so there is a least the possibility to hang some clothes to dry. The lockers are rather small and sadly do not include powerpoints. Also the hostel does not have a safe storage place for bikes which would have come in handy.
All staff members I came in contact with were very nice.
The hostel feature its own bar where you can drink a variety of local beers at rather low prices. During my stay there was also a chocolate tasting event taking place which was a great way of meeting some fellow travellers (though there was already a fair bit of socialising going on since quite a lot of people were hanging around in the bar / common room in the early evening).
Bathrooms/Showers were a bit limited (not every room has its own shower but there is rather one large room with several (seperate) showers on the top floor) and not exactly the most clean I have ever seen (though perfectly fine to use).
Breakfast the next morning was nice (nothing special: toast, cereal,...).
As mentioned above the location is just perfect; it is hardly possible to imagine the hostel lying any more central in Gent.
All in all a very enjoyable stay in a great hostel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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 1 pm). On Wednesdays and Saturdays, from July to October, we also organize guided visits the Delirium Brewery, home of the Pink Elephant. ... more less
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