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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I *mostly* liked this place. Location was great, common areas were very nice, rooms were what you'd expect in a hostel, and breakfast was pretty good too. The one major drawback - they set the heat in the rooms at 15 degrees Celsius at night (which started around 6pm). It was FREEZING! I had to sleep under multiple blankets, and... More 

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Mandaluyong, Philippines
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Upon arriving in Gent Dampoort, we took a bus that takes us to Gent Sint Jacobs. From there it was about 10 minutes walk through cobble stones and with our big luggage, that made it a bit difficult. That was what we didn't like. However, the hostel is better than the trip there. The location was smack right in the... More 

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Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

My friends and I arrived in Ghent and saw that the Hostel was in a very good location, close to the center. I really appreciated the effort in the lobby with the decoration, flyers with activities events and lots of suggestions for walking tours. There is also a mini used book library that is very nice. The only thing that... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016

Everything is clean and new. Good breakfast and free WIFI. Only bad thing is check in is at 15 pm. But really close to city centre. Good rooms with your own shower and toilet (separated). Each bed has a light and electrical device to charge your phone or whatever.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2016

My school took a group of 29 students and 4 staff for 4 nights in early July, from Newcastle on Tyne and had a great time. The rooms were comfortable, in the youth hostel spirit and did all we wanted. Breakfast was quite satisfactory, and evening meal was fine .Staff were very friendly and helpful. It was a quite satisfactory... More 

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Thank Dave C
Stromness, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Hostel De Draecke is located very close to the central pedestrian area of Gent, Belgium. It's a beautiful area with lots of interesting historic buildings. The hostel itself, despite being recently renovated, is still very basic. The reception and dining area is very pleasant, however the rooms were very bare but were adequate for a one night stay. The beds... More 

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Thank emma_0500
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Reviewed 29 April 2016

I loved this hostel - the atmosphere i great, the rooms are big and newly refurbished and the hostel offers good tips on what to do in the city during the week. We followed their advise and ended up at a free concert which was great! The breakfast was good, too. Would definately stay here again.

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Thank Ragna S
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Reviewed 7 April 2016 via mobile

I stayed in this hostel for only one night, but absolutely loved it. The location of the hostel is just perfect, itself it is nice and tidy, you can tell it had refurbishment not so long ago. Their bar has great beers and was lovely to have a chat with lovely lady who worked there. I would definitely recommend this... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2016

I have been staying in this hostel already 2 years ago and I am glad they modernised and renovated it quite a bit. Every bed has now at least one power socket, an individual light, a small shelf, a locker (I didn't use the lock but I believe I read on it the use of the lock was 50cents). Breakfast... More 

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Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

Excellent location and helpfull staff, very good areas to hang out, with a lot of info about the city. The rooms where great and very clean. Easy to get there from the train station. Definitly would go back.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The city youth hostel "De Draecke" is located in the middle of the historic centre, close to the famous Gravensteen and the Graslei. All the city landmarks are at a walking distance of the youth hostel, reputed for its warm and hospitable reception and international atmosphere. It's a meeting point for young & old, perfect for groups, families and individual travellers. A trip to the art city of Ghent will amaze you! The Gravensteen, countless numbers of churches, monasteries, unique antique shops and fantastic museums are there for you to visit. Nowhere else they zap you from the fourteenth century to the twenty-first century, and back! Yet, Ghent is also trendy, with its many shopping streets, fancy restaurants, typical pubs and bustling night life. And do not forget the famous Ghent Festivities in July! The hostel has 30 rooms and is in 2015 completly renovated! De Draecke has room for 1 to 6 persons. All the rooms have their own bathroom. The reception is open from 7h00 - 23h00. Check-in before 22h30. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hostel De Draecke

Address: Sint-Widostraat 11, Ghent 9000, Belgium
Region: Belgium > Flanders > East Flanders Province > Ghent
Price Range: £40 - £97 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 30
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