This place was disappointing. Ghent hotels are expensive. This was a budget option, and so we were not expecting very much. But the bathroom smelt dreadful, like an ill-maintained men's public loo, there was black mould in the shower (although we had a three-night stay, I only showered once as it was so unpleasant), the shower would not drain because there was a build up of someone else's hair in the plughole. At some point the loo had been replaced and the lino where the old one had been removed from had not been replaced, so there were exposed wood boards under the loo. The towels are the smallest and thinnest I have ever seen, and they meanly refuse to clean them during your stay "for environmental reasons", supposedly. The floors in the bedroom are of linoleum (not v cosy) and they were dusty and my husband and I were disinclined to walk on it without shoes on. The bedding was heavily laundered in bleach and was entirely unpleasant to sleep in. By contrast the common areas are relatively nicely maintained, the breakfast was fine, and the staff helpful. But that was just irritating as it showed that they did know how to do things right, but were simply choosing not to in our room! The redeeming factor was that it was located well within the city. However, I have backpacked and stayed in better hostels in Morocco than this place. Bar a single experience in a hostel in Agra, India, this is the worst accommodation I have ever paid for. I would recommend spending more in Ghent to get a more enjoyable stay. Budget shouldn't equal borderline rough, but at this place it does.
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