Would you like to stay in a hostel during your trip to Ghent, Belgium? Our budget hotel in the centre of Ghent is the perfect accommodation for travellers who want to capture the true essence of the city and meet likeminded spirits. The hostel combines comfort and aesthetics with fair and affordable pricing. You won’t find a better budget hotel in Ghent!

Renovated hostel with an urban feel in Ghent

De Draecke Hostel is situated in the historic city centre of Ghent, just 150 metres from Gravensteen Castle and the Graslei harbour. Take your time, because all the sights are within easy reach from the accommodation. It’s a modern hostel for groups, families and solo travellers who are looking for a comfortable and quiet place to stay in the centre of the city. Relax in one of the 30 comfortable rooms with an en-suite bathroom or take a break in the lounge or at the bar. This budget hotel in Ghent is one of the best places for accommodation in Belgium!

Ghent, an eclectic mix of young and old

Nowhere in the world can you so seamlessly move from the 14th to the 21st century and back. In Ghent, the city of art, you can immerse yourself in history in Gravensteen Castle, churches, fantastic museums and antiques shops or stay firmly in the present at one of the culinary hotspots, car-free shopping streets or at a bar on the Graslei. The people of Ghent certainly know how to party, as shown by the famous Gentse Feesten (Ghent Festival).


  • Lounge
  • Bar
  • Luggage storage
  • Lockers
  • Bike parking for 6 bikes
  • Kids corner
  • Restaurant for groups (upon request)
  • Free WiFi in the rooms and in the common areas
  • Vending machine
  • 1 meeting room


  • 119 beds in 30 rooms
  • 6 rooms for 2 people (ensuite bathroom)
  • 4 rooms for 3 people (ensuite bathroom)
  • 10 rooms for 4 people (ensuite bathroom)
  • 5 rooms for 5 people (ensuite bathroom)
  • 5 rooms for 6 people (ensuite bathroom)

Hostel rules

  • Reception: from 07:00 to 23:00
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Breakfast: from 08:00 to 09:30
  • Rooms available from: 15:00
  • Hostel accessible 24/24h after check-in
  • Check-in until 22:30
  • No pets allowed
  • No smoking allowed

Opening period

  • from 2 January 2024 to 31 December 2024
Familie met kindje drinken een glaasje in de hostel bar

Family-friendly extras

  • Board games
  • Free cot (on request)
  • Free stay for children under 3 years
  • Baby chair
  • Discount for children under 16 years
  • Microwave
  • Play corner

Payment options

  • Bancontact/Mister Cash
  • Cash
  • Credit card (Visa/Mastercard)

Assigned labels

Kayak award
Groene sleutel/Green key eco-label
HI-Q&S (Hostelling International Quality & Sustainability)

Good to know

This accommodation in Ghent offers you a set of bed linen upon your arrival. You can rent towels at the hostel for 1,50 euros per towel or bring your own or rent one at the hostel. Breakfast is always included in hostels in Belgium. You can find more information in the frequently asked questions.

Discover Ghent the authentic way

Would you like to discover Ghent while staying in this hostel? Check the availability of this budget hotel by using the online booking tool on this page. If you have questions about this accommodation in Ghent, you can ask them by emailing gent [at] vjh [dot] be or calling +3292337050. If you have questions about our organisation, Vlaamse Jeugdherbergen, or about hostels in Flanders in general, please contact info [at] vjh [dot] be or +3232327218. Are you going on a trip elsewhere in Flanders? Take a look at our other hostels in Flanders. We also have affordable accommodation in Bruges, for example. If you’re looking for a budget hotel in Ostend, there’s a beautiful hostel in Ostend as well.


Sint-Widostraat 11 - 9000 Gent
gent [at] vjh.be
+32 9 233 70 50

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