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Hostel Uppelink
Ranked #1 of 37 Speciality Lodging in Ghent
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Reviewed 6 August 2014

The hostel was nice and clean but the people were the best part. The man who checked us in was extremely accommodating and polite. The view from our room was amazing and the common area was great for sitting and talking after ordering a few beers (very reasonably priced) at the bar. Everyone was very welcoming and our group went out to the bars together to hangout. The breakfast in the morning was great and I did not once wish I had a waffle instead of toast. I would highly recommend staying here if you are in Ghent.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 August 2014 via mobile

Uppelink was right on the waterfront, on the main bridge into the centre. It was relatively quiet, spotless inside and had fantastic social/cooking spaces. The staff were friendly and more than happy to help if you had any questions. Their recommended walking tour was pretty cool, too! Check it out - but if you're prepared to spend a little more, the Marriot isn't half bad by the looks of things and I guess Uppelink was a little pricey for how basic the room was. (Also, note a 'twin room' is a bunk bed!)

Stayed: August 2014
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Reviewed 31 July 2014

Perfect location, huge and clean rooms and probably some of the most friendly staff you can find in Belgium working at a hostel, Uppelink has everything in its favor, and its incredible good value for its pice.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 30 July 2014 via mobile

Nice and friendly staff. Cosy house in the middle of town. If you're a guest of Gent Festival then you have great location with the festival at your doorstep (only if you're no stranger to sleeping with earplugs). Easy to swing by the hostel to grab a coat or to rest a while in their super chilled out lounge/bar that has som really tasty local beer for a accomodating price. The included breakfast is also recomended.

Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 July 2014

Oh man, I've stayed at so many places all over and have never been moved to write a review. Its a long story, but the owner Seppa basically saved us from having to spend a night on the streets by dragging us into his wonderful hostel. The place is beautiful, affordable, has cool people around, and a nice free breakfast. The staff are the friendliest I've ever seen. And Seppa is the best "innkeeper" I've ever met. One night we came back after quite a few beers, and the next morning found that Seppa had put a few extra locks on our bikes since we had not taken enough care the previous evening. Beyond the call of duty, I would give him and his hostel the equivalent of a Medal of Honor if hostels had such a thing

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 13 June 2014 via mobile

I am from Georgia, in September 2013 I was in Gent attended libertarian conference, at the end of conference I suddenly find out that my flight canceled and I staked in the city without many and accommodation, (during conference accommodation was provided )could not managed to charge mobile so my situation was desperate, I knock the door of that hostel and explain my situation to a nice girl worked there, with the help of the girl I managed to call my country I bought new tickets,they also gave room for free one night, I can not even describe the hospitality they showed me so best people best hostel want see them again

Stayed: September 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 25 May 2014

One of the best hostels I have stayed in over the past 4 years of continuous travel. I would put this in the top 10 of the 100 hostels I have stayed in. Excellent location. Clean rooms. Big bathrooms. Friendly staff. Great lockers in the rooms. A nice filling breakfast. And did I mention the friendly staff? :) I will stay here again.

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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled solo
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Additional Information about 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 37 Speciality Lodging in Ghent
Price Range: £20 - £92 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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