For an active family or group holiday in the heart of Belgium

At ’t Schipken, you can cosy up under the covers in this charming, converted farmhouse. This comfortable hostel is situated on the banks of the Dender river inside the De Gavers provincial domain. You will have ample opportunity to play and get active due to the numerous recreation facilities such as a swimming pool, playground, fish pond, beach area, climbing tower, mini golf and sauna. This hostel is an ideal place to spend a group or family holiday with children in the heart of Belgium!

Discover the Flanders Classics

Once you have fully explored De Gavers, take a trip to explore the magnificent Flemish Ardennes and the Dender Valley by bicycle or on foot. Cycling fans will without a doubt want to check out the famous Wall of Geraardsbergen. And Geraardsbergen’s historic city centre is also well worth a visit. Don’t forget to try the traditional local “mattentaart” pastry made with curds!


  • Car parking
  • Luggage storage
  • Lockers
  • E-bike charging point
  • Bike parking for 30 bikes
  • Guest kitchen
  • Restaurant upon request
  • Free WiFi in the common areas


  • 104 beds in 16 rooms
  • 2 rooms for 5 people (ensuite bathroom)
  • 6 rooms for 6 people (ensuite bathroom)
  • 2 rooms for 8 people (ensuite bathroom)
  • 1 room for 2 people (shared bathroom)
  • 1 room for 4 people (shared bathroom)
  • 1 room for 6 people (shared bathroom)
  • 1 room for 8 people (shared bathroom)
  • 1 room for 10 people (shared bathroom)
  • 1 room for 12 people (shared bathroom)

Hostel rules

  • Reception: from 07:30 to 22:00
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Breakfast: from 08:00 to 09:00
  • Supper: from 18:00 to 19:00
  • Rooms available from: 17:00
  • Hostel accessible 24/24h after check-in
  • No pets allowed
  • No smoking allowed

Opening period

  • from 1 January 2024 to 31 December 2024
  • For groups we are open all year upon request

Family-friendly extras

  • Free cot (on request)
  • Free stay for children under 3 years
  • Baby chair
  • Microwave

Accessibility and sustainability

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessibility - Basic. more info

    Deze hostel behaalde het Vlaams label voor toegankelijk toerisme, niveau A. Dat betekent dat het basistoegankelijk is voor mensen met een beperkte mobiliteit. Voor sommige elementen kan een extra inspanning of helper nodig zijn. Gedetailleerde informatie vind je op de website van Toegankelijk Vlaanderen.

Assigned labels

Groene sleutel/Green key eco-label

Good to know

Upon your arrival, you will be given a set of bed linen to make your bed up. Towels are not included. Breakfast is always included. The rooms are located in 2 buildings. The rooms housed in the converted farmhouse have shared bathrooms, the ones in the new wing have their own bathroom.


Kampstraat 59
9500 Geraardsbergen
geraardsbergen [at]
+32 54 41 61 89

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