Hostels in Antwerp, Belgium

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Get to know Antwerp (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Antwerp. To help you make friends with Antwerp before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Guess what? Antwerp is also named and spelled Antwerpen - It is the same destination. Goodbye confusion.

There is a nice selection of hostels in Antwerp, this lively yet relaxed, medium-sized city. The local Flemish culture certainly sets it apart from other Belgian cities. This city lends itself to just sitting around, drinking by the harbor, or sitting on a bench at any of the small squares. Though the city is laid-back and bicycles fill the tree-lined vennels, the port is busy and traders are buying and selling millions of diamonds. Go down the seemingly endless pedestrian tunnel under the harbor, or to the underground passageways in the city center. The town also brings up its share of artists and designers, and offers excellent clothes shopping in small shops. The local tourist info has maps target at young people, that feature commentary on things to do, in a charming tone.

The hostels in Antwerp are primarily located outside of the center but along various tram lines. Public transportation is cheap if you by a multi-ride card for tern rides -– it's less than paying the single fare. The Antwerp hostel selection is sufficient, but be sure to check the public transport connection before you arrive.

Though the city isn't crime-ridden, it's wise to be aware of your surroundings when returning to your Antwerp hostel at night, as some are located in areas where few people are around at night. If you are traveling solo and think you might fancy sampling a bit much of the local brew, do put some extra thought into the location. All the Antwerp hostels are simple to reach as the public transport hub is right by the central station.

Written by local enthusiast for Antwerp hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Antwerp hostels Carl

FAQ about Antwerp Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Antwerp. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Antwerp. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

A hostel in Antwerp costs on average $32 for a dorm. A hostel in Antwerp with private rooms costs on average $110. shows all 8 Hostels in Antwerp. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay. compares prices for 8 hostels in Antwerp, Belgium. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Antwerp such as
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Antwerp Backpackers Hostel is the best rated hostel for partying in Antwerp.

It offers: Bar.

Your Packing List for Antwerp

Your Packing List for Antwerp

Pack smart, not hard

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Antwerp and Belgium.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

Get your full Packing List here

Antwerp Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Antwerp, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
8 Total number of hostels
$32 Average dorm price
$110 Average private room price
$27 Cheapest hostel in Antwerp
Boomerang Antwerp is the cheapest
5 Party hostels in Antwerp
Antwerp Backpackers Hostel is the best rated
7.8 Average rating of all hostels

Other Nearby Cities

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Westerlo (38 Km / 24 mi.)
Brussels (41 Km / 26 mi.)
Leuven (43 Km / 27 mi.)
Ghent (52 Km / 32 mi.)

Travel Tips for Antwerp - from the Community

Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking Antwerp. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Antwerp. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!

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