Ghent Accommodation Guide
Ghent offers a high number of accommodation variants from camping tents to splurge hotels.
For budget travellers Ghent may offer a 4-star camping site that is located south west of the center, at the Blaarmeersen recreation complex. It is equipped with all modern facilities and offers pitches at cost 25-31euro per night. The season lasts from March till October.
The list of budget accommodations includes several hostels:
Youth Hostel De Draecke (Sint-Widostraat 11). Located right in the heart of the city this hostel has been recently renovated. Free breakfasts are provided.
13 O’Clock Hostel (Universiteitstraat 13) is a clean central hostel with minimalist interiors and all the necessary facilities.
Hostel 47 (Blekerijstraat 47) is a low-budget accommodation with new furnishings and contemporary design.
Kaba Hostel (Filips van Arteveldestraat 35). The interiors and courtyard walls are decorated with the paintings of young Ghent artists. This original design as well as friendly and cosy atmosphere distinguishes Kaba from other youth accommodations.
A one-of-a-kind hostel Andromeda floats at Bargiekaai 35. This inexpensive low-energy and eco-friendly barge-hostel features modern interior and vegetarian organic breakfast.
Most of the 3-star hotels correspond to the international quality standards. Among the top-rated is Aparthotel Castelnou (Kasteellaan 51) located 15 minutes walk from St Bavo’s Cathedral. Each of its apartments is equipped with a kitchenette and espresso machine. Cathedral (Sint Jacobsnieuwstraat 87) is a trendy and well-situated 8-room hotel with spacious rooms. Gravensteen (Jan Breydelstraat 35) has an elegant façade of the 19th century and classic interiors. Other 3-star hotels belong to the world-famous hospitality chains and meet the basic requirements of the guests (Ibis Gent Centrum Kathedral, Best Western Hotel Chamade, Astoria, Novotel Gent Centrum).
The list of Splurge hotels comprises Ghent Marriott Hotel (Korenlei 10), Sandton Grand Hotel Reyhof (Hoogstraat 36), Harmony (Kraanlei 37), Ghent River Hotel (Waaistraat 5), NH Gent Belfort (Hoogpoort 63). These hotels provide upscale services, gourmet cuisine and fancy interiors.
Ghent is a small city and most of its accommodations are located within central quarters.