Hostel in Mechelen, Belgium

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Get to know Mechelen (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 Mechelen. To help you make friends with Mechelen before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Mechelen (or Mechlin in English) is a small, historic city that lies between Antwerp and Brussels. It is one of the centers of Flemish art and culture. The "Maneblussers," as the people of this city are called, share a common interest with the rest of the Flanders -- the love for beer.

Mechelen has some eye-catching buildings, but there are some spots that you simply cannot miss when you visit. One of these places is the Grote Markt, over which lies the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the half-finished tower of St. Rumbold’s Cathedral. At more than five hundred feet, the tower was meant to be the tallest tower in the world, but lack of funds halted its completion. Mechelen is home to the palaces of the two Margarets -- Margaret of York and Margaret of Austria. The Palace of Margaret of Austria is the oldest Renaissance building north of the Alps. In the Sint-Janskerk and the Kerk van Onze-Lieve-Vrouw over-de-Dijle, paintings of Rubens can be seen.

If you want to relax after exploring these historic sites, Mechelen offers you that as well. You can go to the Toy Museum and bring out your inner child -- this place allows you to play with the toys. Also near Mechelen is the Planckendael Animal Park -- not the traditional zoo with animals locked up in cages, instead the animals have more space to roam among the greenery of the park. Expect to spend an entire day in this wonderful park!

Your Mechelen hostel is easy to reach by train or car from Antwerp or Brussels. The city can easily be explored on foot or by bicycle.

Written by local enthusiast for Mechelen hostels

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FAQ about Mechelen Hostels

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Your Packing List for Mechelen

Your Packing List for Mechelen

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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.

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Mechelen 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 Mechelen, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
1 Total number of hostels
1 Party hostels in Mechelen
Most Mechelen hostels are located in
Town Centre
4.5 Average rating of all hostels

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