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Antwerp Backpackers Hostel (abhostel)

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

The owners are very friendly but the hired staff isn't very friendly or accommodating. They also need a better way to check you in because they wrote down which bed was mine so I set my things near it but when I came back to sleep someone was in my bed. They don't have 24h reception so I had to...

Thank Madison C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want to book a hostel with a "home feel" to it, then this one is for you. The staff is great, the owners are very nice, the beds are comfy, the place is clean and the lounge/living room area is ideal to meet great new people. This is by far the best hostel I ever went in. I...

Thank Philippe L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This hostel is the nicest I've ever stayed in, the staff are so sweet, avid travellers themselves they've fit the hostel out with everything they've ever wanted while traveling, which fantastically is everything you've wanted. Perfect kitchen with all the pantry extras like oil and spices, laundry facilities (including dryers), foosball table, beer garden, lounge room guitar for anybody's use...

Thank Kat L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We felt really welcome and at home. Everything was super clean and the host welcomed us warm heartedly. He gave us good Insider Tipps and recommended us a nice bar to try Belgian Beer. Also the breakfast was very delicious and a good way of meeting the other hostel guests. We will Definitely come back!

Thank Kathy S
Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Reviewed 4 December 2016

The hostel was quiet and the staff was friendly. It's not very near the old center of the city. It's a 15 - 20 min walk, which might be an issue during a cold night after lots of booze. The wifi worked ok and the room was warm. Security wasn't great. I had to leave my things at the room,...

Thank Gustavo C
AntwerpBackpacker, Owner at Antwerp Backpackers Hostel (abhostel), responded to this review

Dear Gustavo, We feel sooo bad with this review. This is a complete misunderstanding. Self service breakfast is in the kitchen from 7 am. Yes, you have to prepare it yourself like at home. Our travellers love this as they can eat as much eggs, pancakes, toasts, muesli, yoghurt, belgian treats,... As they want, more than at home.:) About the...

Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

I really enjoyed my stay at AB hostel! As soon as I walked in I felt comfortable, and the staff only helped to make me feel even more at home! The layout of the hostel is such that it is really easy to meet other travellers, so it's easy to make friends there. The rooms are clean and comfortable, the...

Thank Anna H
Sunderland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

This hostel was very welcoming and had a really good vibe. It felt homely and the atmosphere was great everyone was super friendly. I believe some of the staff were on a work exchange 'workaway' which I think brings a really cool new dimension to a place, Iv also done this in various places myself and everyone learns a lot...

Thank 154Dob5
Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

Bridget and Greg run this hostel with a lot of love. It is very easily and quickly reached from central station. Inside the house there are several nice rooms from double bedrooms to dorms of 14. Therefore prices vary. They have a lovely bar and kitchen area. At nighttime it seems that all the visitors come together to exchange their...

Thank Anne M
Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

The abhostel is a 15 min walk from the main station and 25 min walk from the old town in a quiet side street. When you arrive you are greeted with a big smile, staff there is amazing. They give you two maps of Antwerpen - one written by youn locals and one about the surroundings of the hostel. Very...

Thank biddingpoints
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 February 2016

After travelling for quite a few months now this hostel is still in my top 3! It's made for backpackers! what can I say? Pancake or egg breakfast (added addiction to speculoos), communal dinners, cheap beer, hammocks, movie corner, board games and the friendliest, happiest most helpful staff in the world. made friends for life at this place. I will...

Thank Sally W

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  • Free Internet
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Antwerp Backpacker Hostel, owner operated for backpackers! Abhostel is not right for everyone but may be just right for you! Do not only judge us on our high rating and low prices (everything incl.). If you come to Antwerp for shopping, clubbing and eating out in touristy/photomenu restos, we suggest you to stay in a budget hotel with 24 hour reception in the touristy part. If you come to Antwerp to be welcomed by Antwerp backpackers (between check-in hours), get a free map, tips about our arty party scene, local restos, quirky hostel... Make new friends from all over the world in our fully equipped kitchen, rooftop terrace, Belgian beer from our beer machine, swap a book, watch a movie, play our guitar... Then abhostel is just right for you ! Welcome in our old converted Chocolate Factory, Bridget & Greg check-in between 1pm and 3pm, 6pm and 8pm After check-in, 24 hours code access ! Age restriction : we accept guests under 50 years old. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Antwerp Backpackers Hostel (abhostel)

Address: Kattenberg 110, Antwerp 2140, Belgium
Region: Belgium > Flanders > Antwerp Province > Antwerp
Price Range: ₹ 1,523 - ₹ 4,641 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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“Rooms on the second floor are quiet”
jamiekao, 21 Sep 2015 | Read review
“the rooms 2 end 3 are the worst, avoid sleeping there”
L5950ENlucap, 19 Aug 2015 | Read review
“The towels are a tad on the small side, if you cannot live with that bring your own. They're free for the smaller rooms, but you need to rent them for €2,- (or buy for €4,-) in the dorm room.”
siebrandb, 24 Nov 2014 | Read review
“The mixed 5 bed dorm is the closest to the common area. It was pretty quiet, but it's potentially the most noisy one if there's something going on in the common area during the night.”
KPAAA, 23 Oct 2012 | Read review
“The 10 person dorm with an ensuite is brand new and comfortable, but the showers are downstairs. The 5 person dorm is cosy and quirky. Both nice and quiet (although the 10 person dorm is next to the terrace which can be a little noisy at night)”
ElysiaS338, 19 Aug 2012 | Read review
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