The Best Budget Hostels in Ghent

The Best Budget Hostels in Ghent
Ghent is a port city in northwest Belgium, at the convergence of the Leie and Scheldt rivers. During the Middle Ages it was a prominent city-state. Today it's a university town and cultural hub. Its pedestrianized center is known for medieval architecture such as 12th-century Gravensteen castle and the Graslei, a row of guildhalls beside the Leie river harbor. Ghent is one of Europe's greatest discoveries – small enough to feel cozy but big enough to stay vibrant. It has enough medieval frivolity to create a spectacle but retains a gritty industrial edge that keeps things 'real'. Tourists remain surprisingly thin on the ground, yet with its fabulous canal side architecture, wealth of quirky bars, and some of Belgium's most fascinating museums, this is a city you really won't want to miss, and these hostels provide an excellent base for exploring the area.
Dorm Bed: EUR20.00
Private Room: EUR19.33
Overall Rating: 93%
Hostel Uppelink is a family owned hostel situated in the historical center of Ghent. Free luggage storage room, free city maps, and free Wi-Fi are all offered. The property provides a common area and kitchen with a stunning view for guests to use. An optional breakfast is available for an additional fee. The hostel offers free walking tours of the city available twice daily in both English and Spanish. The hostel also hosts a Belgian beer tasting on Tuesday's in the hostel lounge. You can also choose to rent one of their kayaks to explore the city by the canals. Linens are included for free and towels are available for hire.

Sint-Michielsplein 21 , Gent, Belgium,
Dorm Bed: EUR20.00
Private Room: EUR31.00
Overall Rating: 90%
Ecohostel Andromeda offers an eco friendly and unique accommodation option in the charming city of Ghent. The city is fun and relaxed, the people are charming and welcoming, and their anchored boat accommodation is a great way to experience Ghent. The facility offers a number of features: the showers are large and warm, the beds are big and soft, breakfast is delicious and organic/fair trade, and, it's fun to stay on a boat. The boat hostel is moored on a lazy canal just outside the city center, you can either walk (1 km), or take a tram. There is a common room, BBQ, outdoor terrace, steam room, and book exchange available for guests use. Breakfast, linens, and Wi-Fi are free with your stay and towels are available for hire.

Bargiekaai 38 , Gent, Belgium,
Dorm Bed: EUR24.95
Private Room: EUR24.95
Overall Rating: 89%
In an excellent location in a quiet street right in the center of Ghent, the renewed hostel is just 150 meters from the famous medieval Castle of the Counts. Retaining a period facade, it offers a high standard of accommodation with 30 rooms all with private bathrooms. Facilities include free Wi-Fi (in-room), bar, and self-service restaurant. A great buffet style breakfast and sheets are free with your stay. The hostel’s bar with a great choice of Belgian beers may be the perfect starting point to discover this city. There is always something to do in Ghent, from museums, to pubs, to shops, to restaurants, and theaters, and they are all within walking distance.

Sint-Widostraat 11 , Gent, Belgium,
Dorm Bed: EUR24.00
Private Room: EUR24.00
Overall Rating: 93%
KaBa Hostel offers a cozy atmosphere with a green garden, artsy lounge, wooden dinner room, comfortable dorms or private rooms, a fully equipped kitchen, and an internet bar. The property is located within walking distance of the historical center but just outside of the busiest city area. KaBa Hostel is raised and loved by Bart and Katrijn, both of them fully experienced in the art of budget travelling and looking for the nicest spots to sleep at in the world. The staff are welcoming and happy to help with travel tips or what to do in the city. Free breakfast, linens, and Wi-Fi are included with your stay and towels are available for hire.

Filips van Arteveldestraat 35 , Gent, Belgium,
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