I just took a look at their website and it looks well
maintained and quit honest. Even the recent
traffic works are warned for and the information
is quit accurate.
One thing they forget to tell is that it isn't a
really nice neighbourhood. Everything here
is a bid sad and grey.
The location: is ok. It is on a corner of a blind
street at the edge of the jewish quarter.
If they say international , the neighbourhood
sure is. Whatever color you skin has you will
blend in perfectly.
Restaurants : YES! you are near the
Dageraadplaats. A very cozy square , far from
the tourist chaos with very nice restaurants.
My favorites can be found here ; Bizanaat and
het zeezicht. (see restaurant tips). But also
more budget friendly like a frituur and a kebap
Must sees: a ten minutes walk and
you walk on the prestigious Cogels-Osy
street with eclectic architecture from around
1900. The zoo , central station , aquatopia...
they are not that far away.
Shopping: near bakery Kleinblat. A jewish
bakery , famous for people with a sweet tooth.
But expensive. Supermarket Delhaize is
round the corner..'THE' Belgian supermarket ,
expensive but also low cost products.
Public transport tram 11 takes you
to the city center in 10 minutes...
I think they got very fair prices for a single room ,
the location isn't too bad. I would say nice
to pick up some local life an representative
for Antwerp. (Antwerp is a complicated city.)
A good choice.
When we arrived we were over booked :o(
But the nice staff put an extra bed for us in a single room... and two of us had to sleap in a dorm... we reseved a quad room...
But we got a discount so we had an very cheap night :o)
If you go by Car you can park outside on the street.... you dont have to pay but let the Hostel know that it is your car that is parked there.
Unique Quality: Its an Old house with many kinds of rooms.
I hope that everyone gets out when there is a fire because there are a lot of small hallways so don't walk in circels all the time :o)
It's close to the Railway I think a 10 minute walk.
Out of the train station and turn left...wander along a street full of diamond shops...then at some point you have to turn left under the railway bridge, which forms a kind of dark tunnel, in a real wasteland aligned with building sites...down another street, turn right and down a huge long street, then cross a very busy road and go down another quiet street...and then you're there. Quite a hike when you follow the hotel's directions, but you do get there in the end. Of course, we found a much quicker and possibly safer way to get from the hotel to the train station...be sure and pick up the free map they provide (it's in a magazine at reception). Everyplace was accessible by foot from here and it's great being in close proximity to the train station for those day trips to places like Ghent. Our room was a decent size, with a kookie en-suite bathroom which had a sliding door but no lock. A system of knocks on the door resulted. We also had a balcony, which we weren't expecting and this was a complete and utter bonus. Very pleased. There's a daily maid service too, so clean towels and sheets every day. We had hot water pipes running from floor to ceiling, which meant halfway through the night as the heater for hot water kicked in, we were woken up. Really good morning buffet. But, steep narrow long stairway to get to the first floor and no sign of a lift. Communal bathrooms didn't look great.
This hostel is kind of ok for the budget traveller. It is located a 10 minutes walk from the central train station. The beds are good, though the pillows aren't really. The showers are quite a pain in the a$$. The water never really got hot and you constantly (every 5 seconds) have to push the button so new water will flow. But the staff is friendly, the price is unbeatable, and breakfast is included too!
Directions: Check the map to see how to walk.
Been here only for 1 night, checked in in the afternoon before 15.00 as required (no thanx to the NS or Belgiumrailroad).
This hostel is about 15 min walk from C.S.Antwerpen, its an old building which is redecorated at the moment.
Xowe and i booked a twinroom for only 44 euro's.
Our room was on the second floor, shower and toilet in the corridor. The room itself was simple, with 2 beds, 1 chair, a washintable with cold and warm water, a closet and 2 towels.
The next morning we had a fire-alarm.2x!
.that went on and on for about 1min.
The second time time only 5 sec.
Just came out of the shower when that thing went off.. got quickly dressed and went looking in the stairway what happened.
Nothing! somebody downstairs burned toast ahum...
Breakfast was included in the price and it was perfect.
New Hostel close to the center of the city.
Unique Quality: One of the few hostels in town is this hostel at Provinciestraat, 256 / 2018 Antwerpen
Price: Private rooms from 20 to 26 EURO
Dorms from 13 to 17 EURO
New International Youth Hostel
Dormitories (8 persons): 470 BEF or 12 Euro
Standard room: 1960 BEF or 50 Euro (double room)
Unique Quality: If you wanna keep it simple, cheap, but nice, this is very good lodging!!
Directions: Provinciestraat 256, 2018 Antwerpen
In between Central Station and Berchem Station, near Plantijn en Moretuslei.
New International Youth Hotel
12 euro for a bed in a dorm of 8.
Unique Quality: A rather basic hostel with excellent staff. Although the area it's located in looks a bit dodgy, nothing's ever happened to us or to our car parked a few metres away. NIYH has singles, doubles, quads and dorms - but also many people trying to get in, so book well in advance!
The New International Youth Hostel is a superbly run hostel located about 5-10 min walk from the Centraal Station. It's in the Jewish center of Antwerp, the Diamond district I guess you could say, and the character of the hostel building is wonderful. There are fireplaces, arched ceilings and old wooden furniture all around the place.
Directions: Location: Provinciestraat 256, 2018 Antwerp. From the Centraal Station, go out the main entrance/exit and immediately take a left and follow the sidewalks for a long while until
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Address: Provinciestraat 256, Antwerp, Antwerpen, 2018, Belgium