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“The best hostel we have ever stayed” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hostel Uppelink
Ranked #1 of 31 Speciality Lodging in Ghent
Certificate of Excellence
Budapest
Level Contributor
151 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“The best hostel we have ever stayed”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2013

For the price of 25 euros per person in a shared room (breakfast, wifi and 2,5 euro (!) city tax included) you'll stay in an old beautiful downtown building with the cleanest beds, lockers, excellent view and everything in close walking distance.
Highly recommended to all who likes hostels or feels like wanting to like them! :)

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2013

I stayed here for a night but I wished I stayed for more! I was upgraded to a room with the best view you can get in Ghent (forget the bell tower). Location is right in the heart of town, and the building itself looks pretty good. Very clean, spacious, and quiet at night. Most importantly the staff are very friendly, nice and honest folks. They will make the extra effort to make you feel at home. You won't regret staying here.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank calvinphang
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Rugby, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
57 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2013

I stayed here with a group of cyclists (I'm 48!!!) and what an amazingly pleasant surprise. Facilities for bikes brilliant. Service at the hostel amazing - bar on premises and brilliant staff. Rooms and facilities were great, good night's sleep. Will consider staying here with my family in future. Well done on an amazing budget place to stay.
Beware though that arriving late may mean it's difficult to get food, restaurants seem to stop serving quite early.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank DeniseRugby
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Kodystown
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2013

This location of this hostel is fantastic and the property itself is a beautiful period building which has been renovated to a very high standard. I took a friend who always stayed in hotels and he was shocked how good this hostel actually was.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Kodykody
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Hong Kong
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63 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2013

Stayed in Ghent for 1 night and stayed in this hostel. Can't beleive I got upgraded in a hostel (from 6 female dorm to double room). The hostel is very clean and comfortable, staffs are very friendly and helpful. And it's location is pefect for short stay.

The only negative point I would give is it's shower room, I understand it's a hostel but I would prefer to stay in a hostel with female and male bathroom separately. But if you don't mind, there's no negavie thing I can think of.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank joanneHongKong
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Reims, Champagne-Ardenne, France
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14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2013

The building and facilities are very clean and well maintained. The staff were also extremely friendly, so I definitely enjoyed my stay here. A little more on the pricey side for a basic hostel, but still a lovely place.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled solo
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank PRandSocialManager
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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
49 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2013 via mobile

We visited the hostel on a one night stay in Ghent, the only disappointment was not staying for longer. The building itself is stunning and in an excellent location on the waterfront, the rooms were very impressive and spacious. The owners were lovely and gave great recommendations of things to do, places to eat and were just generally nice folk. I don't often dish out 5 star reviews but this place is excellent for the money.

Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Hostel Uppelink

Property: Hostel Uppelink
Address: Sint-Michielsplein 21, Ghent 9000, Belgium
Region: Belgium > Flanders > East Flanders Province > Ghent
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 31 Speciality Lodging in Ghent
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Hostel Uppelink 2*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Hostel Uppelink, a family owned hostel situated in the historic center of Ghent. Enjoy spending the night in our 13th century building, but also try out our kayak rental service and our daily free walking tours (one in English and one in Spanish - both leave at 1 pm). On Wednesdays and Saturdays, from July to October, we also organize guided visits the Delirium Brewery, home of the Pink Elephant. ... more   less 
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