The ideal spot for youth groups

Are you looking for a youth hostel where you will have lots of space and freedom to organise activities? Then the De Valk Hostel in Laarne is the perfect place for your group! The hostel is located on a large, 1.5-hectare site where you can play football, basketball, volleyball and other sports. In the summer, you can enjoy the warm temperature and atmosphere at a camp fire or barbecue. But if the weather is not cooperating, you are always free to use the multi-functional rooms. This hostel also makes a great stopover for cyclists and hikers.

Laarne, a green oasis near Ghent

Laarne is a municipality rich in nature and its most famous sight is Laarne Castle. This impressive castle dates from the 12th century and is one of the best-preserved moated castles in Belgium. The region is also known for its beautiful nature areas including the Kalkense Meersen and De Poelen. The municipality is situated 10 km from Ghent and can therefore serve as the perfect base for exploring the East Flanders capital.


  • Meeting rooms
  • Car parking
  • Bar
  • Luggage storage
  • Bike parking for 60 bikes
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Table tennis
  • Playground
  • Sports field (volleyball, football, basketball)
  • Kids corner
  • Guest kitchen
  • Restaurant upon request
  • Computer free
  • Free WiFi in the rooms and in the common areas


  • 78 beds in 15 rooms
  • 7 rooms for 2 people (shared bathroom)
  • 6 rooms for 4 people (shared bathroom)
  • 1 room for 8 people (shared bathroom)
  • 1 room for 32 people (shared bathroom)

Hostel rules

  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Rooms available from: 15:00
  • No pets allowed
  • No smoking allowed

Opening period

  • from 31 December 2020 to 1 June 2021

Family-friendly extras

  • Board games
  • Free stay for children under 3 years
  • Discount for children under 16 years
  • Microwave
  • Play corner
  • Playground

Payment options

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

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Good to know

Bathrooms are shared. Upon your arrival, you will be given a set of bed linen to make your bed up (€5 for 1 night, free from 2 nights). Towels are not included, you can bring your own or buy one at the hostel (6 euros per towel). Breakfast is always included.


Mellestraat 18A
9270 Laarne
laarne [at]
+32 55 21 19 26

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