Are you looking for low-budget accommodation in Ostend, Belgium? De Ploate Hostel offers the best value for money. In this unique budget hotel in Ostend, you don’t only get a comfortable place to sleep, but also plenty of opportunities for fun activities and socialising. Your trip to Ostend will be a success in this accommodation!

Your accommodation, a cosy beach hostel in the centre of Ostend

Hosts Carl and Filip were raised in the hostel business and built this brand-new custom-designed budget hotel in Ostend for the modern backpacker. You will stay in one of the comfortable rooms for 2 to 6 persons with en-suite bathrooms, in the centre of Ostend. Have a chat with other travellers or families on the beach, in the lounge or at the bar of the accommodation. Groups can hold activities in one of the multi-functional rooms, one of which is a beach laboratory. This budget hotel in Belgium offers a unique combination of city and sea for families, solo travellers, groups and school trips. The hostel has embraced ecological, budget-friendly, and social tourism and even has solar boilers on the green roof. In other words, this accommodation in Ostend is without a doubt one of the most innovative hostels in Belgium.

Ostend, vintage splendour in the Queen of seaside towns

Ostend is a historic town with a cosmopolitan, modern, and bustling side. Generations of eccentric artists have found inspiration in the city of James Ensor, which you can see immediately in the city’s cultural offering, which includes the authentically renovated Casino-Kursaal theatre complex, Mu.ZEE and the Ensor House. But you can always just head to the beach for a sunbathing session or shop till you drop in the shopping streets that are open every day, including Sundays.


  • Meeting rooms
  • Lounge
  • Bar
  • Luggage storage
  • Lockers
  • E-bike charging point
  • Bike parking for 30 bikes
  • Guest kitchen for individual guests
  • Restaurant upon request
  • Free WiFi in the rooms and in the common areas
  • 3 meeting rooms


  • 157 beds in 49 rooms
  • 18 rooms for 2 people (ensuite bathroom)
  • 11 rooms for 3 people (ensuite bathroom)
  • 16 rooms for 4 people (ensuite bathroom)
  • 4 rooms for 6 people (ensuite bathroom)

Hostel rules

  • Reception: from 08:00 to 22:00
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Breakfast: from 07:30 to 09:30
  • Supper:
    Monday-Thursday: from 18:30 to 19:00
    Saturday: from 18:00 to 19:00
  • Rooms available from: 15:00
  • Hostel accessible 24/24h after check-in
  • No pets allowed
  • No smoking allowed

Opening period

  • from 9 February 2024 to 3 November 2024
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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

Payment options

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

Accessibility and sustainability

  • Elevator
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessibility – Comfort. more info

    Deze hostel behaalde het Vlaams label voor toegankelijk toerisme, niveau A+. Dit betekent dat het comfortabel en zelfstandig toegankelijk is voor personen met beperkte mobiliteit. Gedetailleerde informatie vind je op de website van Toegankelijk Vlaanderen.

Assigned labels

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

Good to know

When you check in at the hostel in Ostend, you will receive sheets for your bed. You also have the option to rent towels at the budget hotel for 1,50 euros per towel. Breakfast is always included in your accommodation in Belgium. Guests with an annual membership get a 10% discount.

Have a unique stay near the sea

Do you want to book a bed in this unique hostel in Ostend? Check the availability with the online booking tool and pick your bed. Reach out to oostende [at] vjh [dot] be or +3259805297 if you have any questions about the budget hotel. For questions regarding hostels in Flanders in general, contact our organisation, Vlaamse Jeugdherbergen, on +3232327218 or via info [at] vjh [dot] be. Are you curious about other accommodation in Flanders? Take a look at our other hostels, like our new hostel in Kortrijk.


Langestraat 72
8400 Oostende
Oostende [at]
+32 59 80 52 97

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