Hostel in Ostend, Belgium

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

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

Ostend is the biggest city on the Belgian coastline, therefore it is visited a lot during the summer not only by Belgian tourists looking for a not-too-faraway holiday destination but also international visitors. Not too far from the beach, there are options for hostels in Ostend, perfect for budget travelers. Your chosen Ostend hostel is child friendly and the breakfast offered is included in the price of the room, which is always a bonus. An Ostend hostel is the perfect value-for-money solution if you're planning to stay in Ostend for few days, also because of the location close to the sea and to other main attractions like the famous Mercator, which is a former sailing for merchant navy officers, and it's possible to visit because it's open to the public.

Another nice thing to see in Ostend is the white and blue lighthouse called "De Lange Nelle," which is still working (only four lighthouse in total are still working along the Belgian coastline). This lighthouse has just over three hundred steps in total and it's a beautiful site that's not to be missed. The train station itself is a beautiful structure with an interesting architecture that should be visited even if you're not planning on taking a train.

There is a casino in Ostend for the gambling lovers. If you're willing to see some places along the coast, taking the tram "Kusttram" is a good option. In fact, by buying a day ticket, it's possible to hop off and on again anytime. This tram goes almost all the way to the French border one way and almost to the Dutch one the other way; the only problem is that it can get overcrowded depending on the time of the day and the year too.

Written by local enthusiast for Ostend hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Ostend hostels ANGLOITALIAN

FAQ about Ostend Hostels

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

A hostel in Ostend costs on average $37 for a dorm. A hostel in Ostend with private rooms costs on average $146.
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HI - Oostende - De Ploate Hostel is the best rated hostel for partying in Ostend.

It offers: Bar.

Your Packing List for Ostend

Your Packing List for Ostend

Pack smart, not hard

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

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Ostend 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 Ostend, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
1 Total number of hostels
$37 Average dorm price
$146 Average private room price
$37 Cheapest hostel in Ostend
1 Party hostels in Ostend
Most Ostend hostels are located in
City Centre
8.6 Average rating of all hostels

Other Nearby Cities

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Oostduinkerke (20 Km / 13 mi.)
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Dudzele (22 Km / 14 mi.)
Maldegem (36 Km / 22 mi.)
Aardenburg (37 Km / 23 mi.)
Ypres (41 Km / 25 mi.)

Travel Tips for Ostend - 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 Ostend. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Ostend. 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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