Mechelen accommodations are surprisingly affordable and atmospheric. A lot of cosy B&Bs, guesthouses and hotels are ready to welcome the guests throughout the year. Since Mechelen is a compact city, choosing a location to stay is never a challenge – most of accommodations are situated in the inner historical center.
The only hostel of Mechelen is Hl de Zandpoort (Zandpoortvest 70). Located close to the central station it has simple interiors, a nice inner garden and offers valuable prices.
A number of family-run guesthouses and inns can be found in Mechelen. For instance, Muske Pitter (Hanswijkstraat 70) is a small central hotel featuring seven rooms, from standard to luxury, a secure bicycle shed and homelike atmosphere.
Far off the beaten path is Refuge Lindenhof (Marterstraat 1). Situated in Batten, around 3 km from Mechelen this hotel is one of the oldest in the vicinities. The place was mentioned as a guesthouse on the oldest map of Mechelen that dated from 1650. This simple but charming little house comprises a garden and all the necessary facilities.
The prominent Mechelen brewery Het Anker (Guido Gezellelaan 49) is not only a beer house, but also a 22-rooms hotel. Located in the beguinage, this 15th-century building offers comfortable rooms and stylish brasserie.
Some excellent boutique hotels can also be found in the very heart of the city: Mechelen’s first ever hotel 3 Paardekens (Begijnenstraat 3) boasts a glass breakfast room on the top floor, Jan Bol B&B (Jan Bolstraat 21 - 23) is a former furniture factory converted into a small luxury hotel, De Lachende Engel (Van Benedenlaan 43) has a private roof-top terrace and comfortable rooms with stylish classic interiors.
The upscale Mechelen hotels include Martin’s Patershof (Karmelietenstraat 4), Dusk Till Dawn (Onze Lieve Vrouwestraat 81), Mercure Mechelen Ve (Vismarkt 14).