Welcome to your detailed guide for Antwerp hostels. We share all the juicy information you need to know to discover safe, fun and memorable hostels! All that's left for you to do is choose your favourite hostel in Antwerp, Belgium. Compare prices for Antwerp hostels in one easy click - simple. Add your travel dates and watch as all hostel booking sites, including Hostelworld, Hostelsclub and Booking.com, highlight their best price and room availability during your stay.
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.
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Below you can discover the best hostels to suit every traveller type. All of our recommendations are based on information shared by genuine travellers, the hostels and data that has been calculated from the system. Don't forget to check the ratings and see how these compare with the rates.
Travelling on your own to Antwerp? Fabulous!
Pick a great hostel designed with solo travellers in mind, and you're bound to meet plenty of like-minded people who have also dared to venture to Antwerp alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in Antwerp. We've also highlighted which hostel offers special perks you, as a solo traveller, will love. Each hostel offers great social spaces to meet fellow backpackers and wonderful opportunities for making new friends. You'll soon realise that travelling on your own definitely does not mean travelling alone.
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 Carl
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 $18 for a dorm. A hostel in Antwerp with private rooms costs on average $109.
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Antwerp Central Youth Hostel is the best hostel in Antwerp for groups.
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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!
Make sure to visit 'het MAS' ! Going to the top of this building is completely free and it has amazing views over Antwerp in all directions. It's a great spot for some nice pictures, especially when the weather is good. Going there while the sun sets and perhaps bringing a small picknick will make the experience that much better. Enjoy your stay!
Pack smart, not hard
Hostel? Check! Now le0t'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.