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Featured Hostels in Ghent

13 O'clock Hostel
2 out of 5
Universiteitstraat 13, Ghent
$73
per night
Apr 21 - Apr 22

Located in Ghent City Centre, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Flemish Opera Ghent and Gravensteen Castle. Hotel d'Hane Steenhuyse and University Auditorium ...

3.4/5Good! (122 reviews)

"Excellent location. Loved there was a kitchenette but it wasn't well equipped-no knives for example. Staff were friendly and helpful."…"

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2019

13 O'clock Hostel
Hostel Uppelink
2 out of 5
Sint-Michielsplein 21, Ghent
$63
per night
Apr 20 - Apr 21

Located in Ghent City Centre, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of St. Michael's Bridge and Gravensteen Castle. St. Michael's Church and St. Nicholas' Church ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (93 reviews)
Beautiful place to stay

"Amazing location, clean, great staff"…"

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2019

Hostel Uppelink
Treck Hostel
1.5 out of 5
Groendreef 51, Ghent, Oost Vlaanderen
$60
per night
Apr 26 - Apr 27

Located in Brugse Poort, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Dr. Guislain Museum and Gravensteen Castle. Rabot and Prinsenhof are also within 15 minutes.

4/5Very Good! (30 reviews)

"Fantastic experience, super helpful staff, fun, happy vibe. I would recommend To anyone and stay again."…"

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2019

Treck Hostel
Hostel 47
1 out of 5
Blekerijstraat 47, Ghent
$69
per night
Apr 6 - Apr 7

Located in Heilig Kerst, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Kopergietery Theatre and Gravensteen Castle. Ghent Museum of Industrial Archeology and Textiles ...

4.2/5Very Good! (26 reviews)

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Reviewed on Aug 28, 2019

Hostel 47
KaBa Hostel
2 out of 5
Filips van Arteveldestraat 35, Ghent
$151
per night
Apr 6 - Apr 7

Situated in Ghent, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of St. Anne's Church and Gravensteen Castle. Protestant Church - Gent Centrum and Van Eyck Swimming Pool ...

4.2/5Very Good! (41 reviews)
Bug bites

"The room and other common areas didn't seem to be very messy, but the bed slept in had ticks and got lots of bites all over my body during the night."…"

Reviewed on May 5, 2019

KaBa Hostel
The Cover Hostel
1.5 out of 5
Vrijdagmarkt 26, Ghent
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Located in Ghent City Centre, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Kraanlei and Gravensteen Castle. Big Cannon and Friday Market Square are also within 5 ...

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Pillows Grand Hotel Reylof
Pillows Grand Hotel Reylof
4 out of 5
Hoogstraat 36, Ghent
$151
per night
Apr 21 - Apr 22
4.8/5Exceptional! (307 reviews)

"It's a well run city centre hotel. Near the centre good restaurants nearby."…"

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2020

Pillows Grand Hotel Reylof
Ghent Marriott Hotel
Ghent Marriott Hotel
4 out of 5
Korenlei 10, Ghent
$124
per night
Apr 7 - Apr 8
4.6/5Wonderful! (1,168 reviews)

"We arrived 5 hours prior to check in and they allowed us to get a room early at no extra cost. Our room was always clean and the staff helped us book a restaurant reservation. They were also available to check us out before 6am due to the coronavirus and refunded us for leaving early. Hotel is at ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2020

Ghent Marriott Hotel
NH Gent Belfort
NH Gent Belfort
4 out of 5
Hoogpoort 63, Ghent
$124
per night
Apr 26 - Apr 27
4.3/5Excellent! (1,190 reviews)

"Great location, big rooms very central for all the areas we needed, great staff too"…"

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2020

NH Gent Belfort
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What Is a Hostel?

If you're hoping to find a low-cost place to stay in Ghent, one of its 7 hostels might be a great choice. No two hostels look exactly the same, but these dorm-style accommodations all offer the following:

  • Shared rooms (though many have private options too)
  • Budget prices
  • A social setting

Hostels are a great way to stay in Ghent for a lower cost, so you can save your budget for fun things to do. You can check out the museums and other cultural highlights in this destination, as well as activities like shopping.

Hostels in Ghent

Ready to book a hostel? These options get the highest reviews from our guests and could be a good place to look first:

Hostel Uppelink - Guests can enjoy free WiFi, a bar, and tour/ticket assistance. Rooms come with showers.

13 O'clock Hostel - Guests can enjoy free WiFi, multilingual staff, and an elevator. You'll find showers, free toiletries, and desks in all rooms.

Treck Hostel - Guests can enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and a shared/communal kitchen. Rooms come with showers, free toiletries, and hair dryers.

Hostel 47 - You can take advantage of free WiFi and a shared/communal kitchen, as well as barbecue grills. You'll find showers in all rooms.

KaBa Hostel - Property features include free breakfast, free WiFi, and tour/ticket assistance. Rooms come with showers.

When Is the Best Time to Visit Ghent?

Good weather's definitely a plus when you're experiencing new places, so here are some stats that might be helpful:

  • The hottest months are typically August and July, while February and January are the coldest months
  • January-March: Daytime temperatures average 50° F and nighttime temperatures average 34° F
  • April-June: 67° F is the daytime average and 41° F is the nighttime average
  • July-September: Daytime averages are around 71° F and nighttime averages are around 53° F
  • October-December: The average temperatures are 61° F during the day and 39° F at night
  • Average rainfall is 1.02 inches in a year

What Can I Do in Ghent?

Depending on your interests, you might appreciate these places to visit:

Natural Features
  • Baudelo Park
  • King Albert Park
  • World of Kina: The Garden
Cultural Attractions
  • Ghent Cloth Hall
  • Royal Dutch Theatre
  • University Auditorium
Landmarks
  • Belfry of Ghent
  • Achtersikkel
  • Masons' Guild Hall

Overall, Ghent is known for its:

  • Museums
  • Historical sites
  • Theater
  • Art
  • Tours
  • Cafés
  • Cultural attractions
  • Shopping

How to Get to Ghent and Around the Area

You can fly into the closest airport in Antwerp (ANR-Antwerp Intl.), 32.9 mi (52.9 km) from the city center. An alternative is Brussels (BRU-Brussels - National), situated 34.8 mi (55.9 km) away. After you've arrived, you might want to use public transit during your trip. To check out more of the area, take a train from Ghent-Dampoort Station, Ghent-Sint-Pieters Station, or Gentbrugge Station.

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