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Poel 9, Ghent, 9000, Belgium
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Rec needed for budget Gent hotel

by HenriettaStackpole

Could I please have your recommendations for a budget hotel or bed and breakfast in Gent? Under 75 euros is preferred. A basic place is fine, but I'd like a place centrally located with convenient access to the train station. Thanks.

Re: Rec needed for budget Gent hotel

by nhoolb


I'm interested in the answers as well...

Re: Rec needed for budget Gent hotel

by qaminari

If you mean single, you would have to get the very cheapest room in this B&B but you couldn't be more central, it's about 2 minutes from the tram stop in Korenmarkt, coming from the station (no. 1 tram direction Wondelgem/Evergem - Flanders Expo is opposite direction):
As it is some way from the station to the centre, if you want to stay really near the station, you would be a tram ride away from anything you might want to actually do or see. If that is what you want, the Castel is just across from Gent St. Pieters and costs €68 single:
I can only advise on location, you can check for reviews on tripadvisor.

Re: Rec needed for budget Gent hotel

by vpeter

Last May I was in a very nice B&B in the centre of Gent.
It was in the Brugstreet.
Price for 1 approx. 45 euro incl. a very nice breakfast.
Price for 2 is appr. 65 euro incl.
The name is Gourhant-Steyaert.
You can check and order through

Have a nice time in Gent

Re: Rec needed for budget Gent hotel

by HenriettaStackpole

Thanks so much vpeter. Gourhant-Steyaert sounds like just what I was looking for!

Re: Rec needed for budget Gent hotel

by vpeter

Have a nice time in Gent.
It's a beautiful city.


Re: Rec needed for budget Gent hotel

by Miguelzgz

Check this link out Those guides were really usefull for us when in Belgium.

We found the "paper" edition in Brussels and grabed the brusels, Gent and Brussels ones.

I have seen there is a "where to sleep" section.
Good luck.

p.s: We checked some of the bars and pubs in the guides...great!

Re: Rec needed for budget Gent hotel

by HenriettaStackpole

Thanks so much for posting the link, Miguelzgz. The information is very useful. Also, we'll be visiting a couple of other citues in the guide, so I can read those too!

Re: Rec needed for budget Gent hotel

by fietslogies

Ecohostel Andromeda is not in the tourist area, it's only a 10 minute walk but it's on a boat, completely eco and very sharp prices!

Re: Rec needed for budget Gent hotel

by HenriettaStackpole

Thanks fietslogies! 65 euro for a double--great price!!!

Re: Rec needed for budget Gent hotel

by HenriettaStackpole

Just wanted to let you know that we ended up staying in the Castel hotel. It was perfect for our needs and the location was right across from the train station with easy tram access to the center of the city. Wonderful hotel and great breakfast.

We loved Gent--thanks to all for your advice!

Travel Tips for Gent



Belgium is famous for it's frites. If you have not ever eaten Belgium frites you should definitely go to Belgium just to try some of their frites.

Belgium also makes suberb beers including beers made from cherries, raspberries, etc. These friut beers are not for guzzling .

Visit the GRAVENSTEEN. For me...

by annelies77

Visit the GRAVENSTEEN. For me this is the building in het city with the most character. It's so impressive because it's located just in the middle of the city-centre. The GRAVENSTEEN is the Dutch name for the 'castle of the count'. The counts of Flanders had castles built in the principal cities of the county. Because they had to maintain law and order, they continuously had to move from one city to the other. Therefore, they disposed of a castle in most cities where they wanted to stay for a few months. The castle of Ghent is the only one which survived the centuries more or less intact.

Old town

by IngaA

As usual the best way for exploring the town is walking. Walking by feet, relaxing, observing the historical places and architecture. Gent keeps so much to see that just be prepared to walk long.
On the picture - the central part of the town. By the way, Gent is all crossed by the numerous channels, which gives the extra-charm to the city.

Gent, a Flemish city

by Norali

See this yellow balloon with the lion, the Leeuw?

It is to say that the balloon is Flemish. :)

The Lion is the symbol of Flanders (Vlandereen) whilst the Cock is the Wallonia's (Wallonie). As for Brussels region, the Iris flower epitomizes it. (Side notice, that made me wonder at a time, when I joined VT in April, whether Dannie (irisbe) was from Brussels or not ... and she is not).

To know about the history, I prefer locals tell you about it. They would be more complete than me. Please check below website. There will be pics, texts, practical infos on monuments, visit hours... all info you may need.

Besides, Ghent is not a plain Flemish city, it is the historic centre of Flanders. It played a key role in Flanders history, in countering the French, the royal authority. The city location at the junction of the Lie and the Scheldt had granted it with some special status, regarding trade activities. Many commodities used to be traded, downloaded and uploaded there too (wool, cotton, cereals..).

Locals know more about their history than me, check their below official website.

For history, check website below. Choose the language you want (English, French, Dutch, German) plus Japanese, Spanish. Choose the multimedia presentation "Ghent in multimedia", then click on "Cultural" then the pyramids icon for "History". When we spotted the balloon, we followed its move around the tops of some Gent landmarks. Then, Dannie took many pictures of it, following the move, its position compared to the towers... Very enthusiastic she was..

In a laugh, I asked her whether she would have taken a picture of it if it were the Cock balloon. She was first astonished, as if she didn't understand the question. Then, I laughed and she said "No, why should I?"... 'twas fun!

Dannie flamingande? No, she is one of easy-going and very welcoming persons I know. She would welcome any foreigner in Belgium, be him/her from Europe, Asia, Africa, America. But sure, she is really aware and proud of her Flemish identity.

great pubs make for less sleep

by richiecdisc

Great pubs make Ghent even more attractive. VTer Sabsi picked us up at the Dusseldorf airport and we headed down to Im Fuschen, a local brewpub for a beery breakfast before heading to Belgium. It was pouring the whole way there and Doreen and I slept most of the way, having gotten little of it on our flight over from Florida. Once in Ghent, our drivers headed to a pub to meet up with another VTer Caro and we walked over to our Bed & Breakfast to drop off our backpacks and change our clothes. We met up the others and rather than having a beer of all things I of all people suggested we do some sightseeing before it got dark. Well, it was winter and it was already after 3 PM so I was being nice since my wife had never seen the Ghent, the Gothic capital. It had cleared enough for a few photos and we enjoyed our scenic if brief tour of the sights. We decided to grab some food and Sabsi and Thomas went to Bruges to get their room after one beer. After dinner, Caro, Doreen and I set off on a pub crawl that only I could organize and only Caro could navigate! The Hop Duvel is way off the beaten path but Caro found it easily despite the dark and dreary weather. It was unfortunately not as good as my first pass through town five years ago so we headed to new gem The Trappisten Huis and found it charming and well stocked with excellent beers. We finished up The Trollekelder which was fairly close to our B & B where Caro had wisely parked. She dropped us off as any great guide at an all too late hour since she planned on picking us up early the next morning for a day excursion to Bruges to meet back up with our other VT mates. Some 15 Belgian beers since our arrival along with a comfy B & B and sound sleep however short lived would be upon us soon.


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