Backpackers Hostel de Heksenketel

Pelgrimsstraat 22, Antwerp, 2000, Belgium
#52 of 131 hotels in Antwerp
Best (5.0 out of 5.0) 2 reviews

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Antwerp BEST DEAL for backpackers

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on February 29, 2008

THE BEST! Click on Picture to see more!

Only minutes from the main square and right down the street from the O.L.V. cathedral. Find them on Hostelworld.com and book for cheap. Very cool owner who refused to allow our Heineken that we brought from Brussels inside his place but made up for it by buying all of us round after round of beer that night. Very comfortable place that I'm pretty sure is co-ed but they have more private rooms. We met two Brits upon our arrival and spent the whole time with them, a great time. Also, they serve breakfast but if you hang out with the owner you'll only be getting home as they're serving it so I suppose it's more of a sobering up snack. Very cheap prices and they may just let you work it off instead. We were offered room and board if we helped the guy finish his remodeling project.

Unique Quality: A modern, sunny dorm area with spread out bunks. A nice outdoor garden. Crazy stairs that are quite the challenge to navigate when coming home from a night out. Although we didn't see any shows or even any sign of them (besides the eclectic collection of musical instruments on the wall), the place is actually a folk music venue on the main level. NO HEINEKEN BEER ALLOWED

Directions: Old City Center. Right around the O.L.V. Cathedral and main square.

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A real taste of Antwerp!

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on February 15, 2008

Greeted with open arms by Raphael, the owner, and treated to a totally authentic and wonderful experience. A real taste of Antwerp!

Unique Quality: Excellent location, great bar, many Belgian beers on tap, homey and friendly.

Directions: Near the Cathedral of Our Lady

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