We visited as a group of 14 Explorer Scouts and leaders from the UK and found it to be an excellent hostel.
The staff are very friendly, helpful and will really put themselves out to make sure you get what you need.
The accommodation is clean, spacious and comfortable. There are no frills, but its a hostel, so no complaints. There is ample wardrobe space, lots of sockets for phone chargers and good heating and ventilation.
The food was plentiful and they came up with the extras we asked for, plus more besides. The packed lunches were simple but effective and ample for even the teenagers.
The lounge area is small but comfy, and the bar stock excellent local beers or soft or hot drinks to suit.
Thank you for such an enjoyable stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Peace Village Hostel, situated in rural Messines, is the ideal group accommodation and base for a visit to Flanders Fields and the Ypres Salient. The hostel overlooks the Messines ridge battlefield of Belgium's smallest city with landmarks such as the Island of Ireland Peace Park and the New Zealand Memorial to the Missing. The Hostel excels in tranquility, space and offers great facilities. It's perfectly equipped to accommodate both medium size and large groups. We can welcome up to 165 guests in 43 studio's, each with their own living and sleeping area and en-suit facilities. Our evening activities and bar help to keep groups occupied in the evening whilst you enjoy the beautiful sunset on Kemmel hill. ... more less