Renovated hostel with an urban feel

De Draecke Hostel is situated in the historic city centre, just 150 metres from Gravensteen Castle and the Graslei harbour. Take your time, because all the sights are within easy reach. 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.

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 evidenced by the famous Gentse Feesten (Ghent Festival).


  • Meeting rooms
  • Lounge
  • Bar
  • Luggage storage
  • Lockers
  • Bike parking for 6 bikes
  • Kids corner
  • Restaurant for groups (upon request)
  • Computer free
  • 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 11 February 2022 to 31 December 2022
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

Upon your arrival, you will be given a set of bed linen to make your bed up. Towels are not included, you can bring your own or rent one at the hostel (1,50 euros per towel). Breakfast is always included.


Sint-Widostraat 11 - 9000 Gent
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+32 9 233 70 50

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