HI Hostels Flanders Information Pack

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IN FLANDERS & BRUSSELS LOCATIONS
GROUP INFORMATION
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Dear group leader,

Thank you for your interest in our HI hostels!

We are looking forward to welcome your group in one of our hostels in Belgium.

This information pack will give you more details about our hostels and surrounding areas, as well as our general contact information.

To be clear, all of our hostels offer an excellent range of facilities that will ensure your group has an enjoyable and rewarding stay. This includes:

Free use of conference rooms upon request

Smaller or seperate rooms for group leaders and bus drivers

Free WIFI

Spacious bar serving a selection of Belgian’s finest beers

Luggage storage Lounge

Thereby, to help your visit run smoothly, we recommend an inclusive meal service as we can provide a balanced breakfast, packed lunch and a selection of meals for dinner.

When you have a specific hostel in mind, we can send you more detailed information sheets with local attractions and activities, sample menus, terms, conditions and other useful information.

Kind regards, Brenda Groups reservation service

PERFECT FOR GROUPS - LOCAL EXPERTISE, WORLDWIDE EXPERIENCES Vlaamse Jeugdherbergen vzw Beatrijslaan 72 2050 Antwerpen T: +32 3 232 72 18 E: groups@vjh.be www.hihostels.be

The non-profit organisation was founded in 1931 and is also co-founder of Hostelling International, the largest network of youth hostels in the world

HI Hostels Flanders (Vlaamse Jeugdherbergen) has 18 group hostels in their network. Many of them are even accessible and recognized by the tourism board of Flanders.

Check this information pack and our website to learn more about the organisation and our hostels.

LABEL OF ACCESSIBILITY

Buildings with the A label are considered to have basic accessibility for visitors with a disability. Occasionally, extra effort or a helper may be needed. 18 HI GROUP HOSTELS IN BELGIUM

Buildings with the A+ label are comfortably and independently accessible for visitors with a disability.

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GENERAL INFO

De Peerdevisser offers you a comfortable stay in a pleasant atmosphere. We can accommodate up to 134 guests in 38 rooms varying in size from 2 to 6 beds.

The beach and sea but no doubt also the nature reserves are the main assets of seaside resort Koksijde-Oostduinkerke.

Oostduinkerke has a very vivid fishing folklore too as it is the only place in the world where shrimps are being fished by horse.

And there is also Plopsaland for the kids and the museum of Paul Delvaux for the culture lovers.

ROOMS

All of our comfortable, spacious rooms have a private bathroom, with shower, toilet and sink. Every room has lockers to store valuables.

Some rooms are adapted to accommodate disabled guests. Guests have 24h access to the hostel after check in.

FACILITIES

Free parking, free use of conference rooms (upon request),smaller rooms for group leaders and bus drivers, free WIFI, spacious bar with terrace, lugga ge storage, lounge with TV.

We have 3 meeting rooms with TV, DVD-player, beamer (for rent). Kids can play on our playground.

HOSTEL DE PEERDEVISSER, OOSTDUINKERKE Duinparklaan 41, 8670 Oostduinkerke T: +32 58 51 26 49 E: oostduinkerke@vjh.be www.jeugdherbergen.be/oostduinkerke 134
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GENERAL INFO

Ostend is a world sea harbour, a historic city, both modern and dynamic. For generations, eccentric artists have found inspiration in the city of James Ensor. It shows in the cultural scene, with an authentically renovated Casino Kursaal, Mu.ZEE, Hangtime and many more.

Of course, you can go explore the seaside, or shop endlessly in the numerous shopping streets.

Our hostel has an excellent location for a unique combination of city& sea: situated in the city centre, at 150 meters from the beach and at a walking distan ce of the fishing port and train station.

ROOMS

We can accommodate up to 157 guests in 49 rooms varying in size from 2 to 6 beds.

Some rooms are adapted to accommodate disabled guests and are comfortably and independently accessible as hostel De Ploate recei ved an A+ label. The rooms are easily accessible by elevator. Guests have 24h access to the hostel after check in.

FACILITIES

Hostel De Ploate offers free use of con ference rooms (upon request), smaller rooms for group leaders and bus drivers, free WIFI, cosy bar offering a selection of the finest Belgian beers, luggage stora ge, lounge with TV.

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HOSTEL DE PLOATE, OSTEND Langestraat 72, 8400 Oostende T: +32 59 80 52 97 E: oostende@vjh.be www.jeugdherbergen.be/oostende
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GENERAL INFO

Antwerp central hostel is a modern hostel located in the heart of the city within walking distance of key attractions such as the Cathedral, the city hall, several museums and the main shopping areas.

We can accommodate up to 162 guests in rooms varying in size from 2 to 6 beds.

ROOMS

All of our rooms have a private bathroom, with shower, toilet and sink. Every room has lockers to store valuables.

Some rooms are adapted to accommodate disabled guests. The rooms are easily accessible by elevator.

Guests have 24h access to the hostel after check in. There is a night guard present in the hostel.

FACILITIES

Hostel Pulcinella offers free use of conference rooms (upon request), smaller rooms for group leaders and bus drivers, free WIFI, cosy bar offering a selection of the finest Belgian beers, luggage storage, lounge with TV.

HOSTEL PULCINELLA, ANTWERP Bogaardeplein 1, 2000 Antwerpen T: +32 3 234 03 14 E: antwerpen@vjh.be www.jeugdherbergen.be/antwerpen 162
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GENERAL INFO

Bruges is a real treasure among the Flemish cities, the ideal spot for a romantic city trip or cultural event.

In the city, art is all around you. Historic buildings next to modern museums mirror themselves in the canal waters.

This World Heritage City also has an exquisite culinary asset.

Youth Hostel Europa consists of 3 buildings, located in a private garden. We have a total capacity of 210 beds.

ROOMS

The main building has 114 beds in 6-bedded rooms with shared bathrooms and toilets.

2 annex buildings provide 1 to 5-bedded rooms with private facilities.

They each have a recreation room, so you can enjoy not only a comfortable stay, but also complete privacy for your group.

Guests have 24h access to the hostel after check in.

FACILITIES Free parking on the premises of the hostel.

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HOSTEL EUROPA, BRUGES Baron Ruzettelaan 143 - 8310 Brugge T: +32 50 35 26 79 E: brugge@vjh.be www.jeugdherbergen.be/brugge
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GENERAL INFO

Hostel Bruegel is at walking distance from Central Station and the Grand Place. This means easy access to numerous monuments, museums and attractions of this Capital of Europe.

We can accommodate up to 181 guests in rooms varying in size from 1 to 4 beds.

ROOMS

68 rooms have an ensuite shower (no toilet) and 6 rooms have a shared bathroom.

Some rooms are adapted to accommodate disabled guests. The rooms are easily accessible by elevator.

Guests have 24h access to the hostel after check in. There is a night guard present in the hostel.

FACILITIES

Our hostel offers free use of conference rooms (upon request), smaller rooms for group leaders and bus drivers, free WIFI, cosy bar offering a selection of the finest Belgian beers, luggage storage, lounge with TV.

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HOSTEL BRUEGEL, BRUSSELS Heilige Geeststraat 2, 1000 Brussel T: +32 2 511 04 36 E: brussel@vjh.be www.jeugdherbergen.be/brussel
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GENERAL INFO

Hostel De Draecke is a modern hostel located in the heart of the city and within walking distance of key attractions such as the Castle of the Counts, the Cathedral, several museums and the main shopping areas.

The city centre location of the hostel turns it into the ideal starting point for a city trip in Gent.

We can accommodate up to 119 guests in rooms varying in size from 2 to 6 beds.

ROOMS

All of our rooms have a private bathroom, with shower, toilet and sink. For every bed there is a nightlight, power point and locker.

Guests have 24h access to the hostel after check in.

FACILITIES

Our hostel offers free use of the conference room (upon request), smaller rooms for group leaders and bus drivers, free WIFI, cosy bar offering a selection of the finest Belgian beers, luggage storage, lounge with TV.

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HOSTEL DE DRAECKE, GHENT Sint-Widostraat 11 - 9000 Gent T: +32 9 233 70 50 E: gent@vjh.be www.jeugdherbergen.be/gent
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GENERAL INFO

City Hostel Hasselt is a modern hostel located close to the train station and within walking distance of key attractions such as the Cathedral, several museums and the main shopping areas.

We can accommodate up to 120 guests in rooms varying in size from 2 to 6 beds.

ROOMS

All of our rooms have a private bathroom, with a shower, toilet and sink.

Every room has lockers to store valuables.

Some rooms are adapted to accommodate disabled guests and have adapted toilets and showers. The rooms are easily accessible by elevator.

Guests have 24h access to the hostel after check in.

FACILITIES

Our hostel offers free use of conference rooms (upon request), smaller rooms for group leaders and bus drivers, free WIFI, cosy bar offering a selection of the finest Belgian beers, luggage storage, lounge with TV.

11 HOSTEL H, HASSELT Spoorwegstraat 80, 3500 Hasselt T: +32 11 45 50 81 E: hasselt@vjh.be www.jeugdherbergen.be/hasselt 120

GENERAL INFO

Groeninghe hostel is a modern hostel located within walking distance of the city centre of Kortrijk.

We can accommodate up to 123 guests in rooms varying in size from 1 to 6 beds.

ROOMS

All of our rooms have a private bathroom, with a shower, toilet and sink. Every room has lockers to store valuables.

Some rooms are adapted to accommodate disabled guests and have adapted toilets and showers.

The rooms are easily accessible by elevator. Guests have 24h access to the hostel after check in.

FACILITIES

Our hostel offers free use of conference rooms (upon request), free use of the big dining room for groups of 20 or more, smaller rooms for group leaders and bus drivers, free WIFI, beamer, cosy bar offering a selection of the finest Belgian beers, board games and garden with mini football field.

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HOSTEL GROENINGHE, KORTRIJK Passionistenlaan 1A, 8500 Kortrijk T: +32 56 98 06 92 E: kortrijk@vjh.be www.jeugdherbergen.be/kortrijk
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GENERAL INFO

De Blauwput is a modern hostel located within walking distance of the city center, and near the station.

Our excellent location within 20 km from Brussels makes us attractive for guests who want to visit the capital of Belgium as well.

We can accommodate up to 116 guests in 28 rooms varying in size from 2 beds to 6 beds.

ROOMS

All of our comfortable, spacious rooms have a private bathroom, with shower, toilet and sink. Every room has lockers to store valuables.

Some rooms are adapted to accommodate disabled guests. The rooms are easily accessible by elevator.

Guests have 24h access to the hostel after check in.

FACILITIES

Our hostel offers free use of conference rooms (upon request), beamer, smaller rooms for group leaders and bus drivers, free WIFI, cosy bar offering a selection of the finest Belgian beers, luggage storage, lounge with TV.

13 HOSTEL DE BLAUWPUT, LEUVEN Martelarenlaan 11A, 3010 Leuven T: +32 16 63 90 62 E: leuven@vjh.be www.jeugdherbergen.be/leuven
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GENERAL INFO

Do you love art and culture? Visit Bed Muzet, Belgium’s first culture hostel.

The hostel is situated in a green oasis next to Lier’s Municipal Academy for Music, Word and Dance, in the city centre, in close proximity to the St Gummarus Church, the Zimmer Tower and the Grote Markt.

We can accommodate up to 78 guests in 27 ensuite rooms varying in size from 1 to 6 beds. The hostel has a relaxing courtyard garden.

ROOMS

The hostel has 11 rooms fully equipped for disabled guests as Bed Muzet recei ved the A+ label. The rooms are easily accessible by the elevator.

Guests have 24h access to the hostel after check in.

FACILITIES

Upon request Bed Muzet offers different recreation rooms for cultural purposes (music, theatre, dance).

Free WIFI – storage for music instruments – lounge with TV.

HOSTEL BED MUZET, LIER Volmolenstraat 65, 2500 Lier T: +32 3 488 60 36 E: lier@vjh.be www.jeugdherbergen.be/lier
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GENERAL INFO

De Roerdomp Hostel is situated in the middle of a forest and is surrounded by a petting zoo, a playground, and a sports field.

This cute hostel in Belgium is the perfect place to relax in the heart of nature. After a pleasant walk through the forest, you will arrive at the Bokrijk domain and be transported back in time.

The hostel is the ideal accommodation for nature lovers and groups.

We can accommodate up to 118 guests in 21 rooms varying in size from 2 to 7 beds.

ROOMS

De Roerdomp turned 50 in 2020. This makes this accommodation in Bokrijk one of the oldest hostels in our network. You go ‘back to basics’ and enjoy a real youth hostel experience.

How? You’ll share a bathroom with other travellers and there are only a few or even no sockets in the rooms.

FACILITIES

This youth hostel offers free use of conference rooms (upon request), has free WIFI, luggage storage, a terrace, big playground, bar.

YOUTH HOSTEL DE ROERDOMP, BOKRIJK Boekrakelaan 30, 3600 Genk T: +32 89 35 62 20 E: bokrijk@vjh.be www.jeugdherbergen.be/bokrijk
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GENERAL INFO

The Herdersbrug Hostel is situated along the Boudewijn Canal between the rural Lissewege and the picturesque Damme.

Sporty types and water sports fanatics can explore the canal, hire a bicycle or use the fitness facilities. But for those who just like to relax, a visit to the sunny terrace that overlooks the canal is an absolute must.

We can accommodate up to 112 guests in 20 ensuite rooms varying in size from 4 to 6 beds.

ROOMS

We provide you with comfortable, spacious rooms, each with separate bathroom, toilet, and good-quality service.

The hostel has 4 rooms fully equipped for disabled guests.

FACILITIES

Free parking on the premises of the hostel (also for double deck busses), beamer, TV-screen, music box, microphone. Free use of sports field.

HOSTEL HERDERSBRUG, BRUGGE (DUDZELE) Lodewijk Coiseaukaai 46, 8380 Dudzele T: +32 50 59 93 21 E: dudzele@vjh.be www.jeugdherbergen.be/dudzele
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GENERAL INFO

At ’t Schipken, you can cosy up under the covers in this charming, converted farmhouse.

This comfortable hostel is situated on the banks of the Dender river inside “De Gavers” provincial domain. You will have ample opportunity to play and get active due to numerous recreation facilities such as a swimming pool, playground, fish pond, beach area, climbing tower, mini golf and sauna.

This hostel is an ideal place to spend a group or family holiday with children in the heart of Belgium.

We can accommodate up to 104 guests in 16 ensuite rooms varying in size from 2 to 6 beds.

ROOMS

We provide you with comfortable, spacious rooms, with separate and shared bathrooms, toilet, and goodquality service.

The hostel has 3 rooms fully equipped for disabled guests.

FACILITIES

Our hostel offers free use of conference rooms (upon request), free WIFI, guest kitchen, luggage storage and lockers

HOSTEL ‘T SCHIPKEN, GERAARDSBERGEN Kampstraat 59, 9500 Geraardsbergen T: +32 54 41 61 89 E: geraardsbergen@vjh.be www.jeugdherbergen.be/geraardsbergen 104
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GENERAL INFO

Maldegem is situated in the northeast of “Meetjesland” , an excellent hike and bike area. This central location is perfect for trips to Bruges, Ghent, Damme or the Dutch Sluis.

The Belgian coast is within reach, with tourist attractions like Knokke-Heist, the nature reserve ‘Het Zwin’, Zeebrugge and Blankenberge.

We can accommodate up to 74 guests in 22 ensuite rooms varying in size from 2 to 6 beds.

ROOMS

We provide you with comfortable, spacious rooms, each with separate bathroom, toilet, and good-quality service.

The hostel has 2 studios fully equipped for disabled guests.

Guests have 24h access to the hostel after check in.

FACILITIES

Our hostel offers free use of conference rooms (upon request), free WIFI, free parking for busses on the premises.

HOSTEL DIE LOYALE, MALDEGEM Gentse steenweg 124, 9990 Maldegem T: +32 (0)50 71 31 21 E: maldegem@vjh.be www.jeugdherbergen.be/maldegem
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GENERAL INFO

Sankt Vith is one of two cities in the German-speaking region of Belgium, the other being the capital, Eupen.

The city was completely destroyed during the Second World War but has been beautifully redeveloped in the past few decades.

The Belgian Eifel region is popular with hikers and mountain bikers, and, in the winter months, with cross-country skiers, which makes it a great place for a winter holiday.

The Ardennen-Eifel hostel is a cosy re treat in the traditional style of the German-speaking cantons, with a wooden interior.

ROOMS

We can accommodate up to 94 guests in 22 ensuite and shared bathrooms varying in size from 2 to 8 beds.

FACILITIES

Our hostel offers free use of conference rooms (upon request), free WIFI, table tennis, sports field, luggage storage and lockers.

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HOSTEL ARDENNEN-EIFEL, SANKT-VITH Rodter Strasse 13A, 4780 Sankt Vith T: +32 80 22 93 31 E: sankt-vith@vjh.be www.jeugdherbergen.be/sankt-vith
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GENERAL INFO

The Voerstreek seems like a forgotten piece of Flanders, out of the grip of times. It’s the perfect destination for nature lovers.

If you’re also looking for culture, go to one of the nearby cultural cities like Maastricht, Luik or Aachen.

We can accommodate up to 121 guests in 25 rooms varying in size from 2 to 7 beds .

ROOMS

We provide you with comfortable, spacious rooms, each with separate bathroom, toilet, and good-quality service.

Rooms are situated on 3 floors. The rooms and basement are connected with stairs.

The hostel has 2 rooms accessible and adapted for disabled guests.

Guests have 24h access to the hostel after check in.

FACILITIES

Our hostel offers free use of conference rooms (upon request), smaller rooms for group leaders and bus drivers, free WIFI, cosy bar offering a selection of the finest Belgian beers, luggage storage, lounge with TV.

In the basement, groups can enjoy a party/disco cellar.

HOSTEL DE VEURS, VOEREN Komberg 40, 3790 Voeren T: +32 4 381 11 10 E: voeren@vjh.be www.jeugdherbergen.be/voeren
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GENERAL INFO

Westerlo is the ideal spot for a holiday with outdoor fun. The municipality, situated in the Kempen region of the province of Antwerp, is surrounded by a green belt of nature, abbeys and castles.

The forest and large playground provide a perfect spot for school and sport camps. Families with children, cyclists and hikers will love to relax on the sunny terrace.

We can accommodate up to 82 guests in 16 rooms varying in size from 4 to 14 beds .

ROOMS

We provide you with comfortable, spacious rooms:

12 rooms for 4 people (ensuite)

1 room for 4 people (shared)

2 rooms for 6 people (shared)

1 room for 14 people (shared)

FACILITIES

Our hostel offers free use of conference rooms (upon request), free WIFI, cosy bar offering a selection of the finest Belgian beers, luggage storage, car park and playground

HOSTEL BOSWACHTERSHUIS, WESTERLO Papedreef 1, 2260 Westerlo T: +32 14 54 79 38 E: westerlo@vjh.be www.jeugdherbergen.be/westerlo
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GENERAL INFO

Zoersel is a municipality in the Kempen, a natural region situated in the centre of the green Land van Playsantiën. It’s a lovely place to take a walk through the forests, surrounding the Trappist Abbey of Westmalle or explore the Zoersel Forest.

Gagelhof Youth Hostel is one of a kind because it has been run solely by volunteers for over 40 years - that’s unique in Europe.

The volunteer hosts will welcome you with open arms and infectious enthusiasm. Friend groups and clubs love to return time and again to this remote spot in the middle of nature.

We can accommodate up to 60 guests in 13 rooms varying in size from 1 to 9 beds.

ROOMS

We provide you with comfortable, spacious rooms, with an ensuite or shared bathroom.

All rooms are situated on the ground floor.

FACILITIES

Our hostel offers free use of conference rooms (upon request), free WIFI in common areas, cosy bar offering a selection of the finest Belgian beers, luggage storage and lockers.

YOUTH HOSTEL GAGELHOF, ZOERSEL Gagelhoflaan 18, 2980 Zoersel T: +32 3 385 16 42 E: zoersel@vjh.be www.jeugdherbergen.be/zoersel
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Contact us for more information LEUVEN OOSTENDE DUDZELE BRUGGE BOKRIJK VOEREN KORTRIJK HASSELT LIER GERAARDSBERGEN ANTWERPEN BRUSSEL SAMEN WERKEN AAN ALL-IN HOSTELS Vlaamse Jeugdherbergen vzw Beatrijslaan 72 2050 Antwerpen T: +32 3 232 72 18 E: groups@vjh.be www.hihostels.be MEER INFO PARTNER VAN Wereldwijd streven hostels één missie na: iedereen de kans geven om te reizen en de wereld te ontdekken. Wij dromen van all-in hostels waar iedereen welkom is, ongeacht welke drempel dan ook. Onze 12 toegankelijke hostels kunnen een oplossing bieden voor mensen met een fysieke beperking die alleen of in groep willen reizen. 12 BESTEMMINGEN IN VLAANDEREN A+ A+ A+ A+ A A A A A A A A GROUP RESERVATIONS Brenda Ceulemans T: +32 3 232 72 18 E: groups@vjh.be Vlaamse Jeugdherbergen vzw Beatrijslaan 72 2050 Antwerpen www.hihostels.be
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