Our Hostel

Backstay Hostel is situated in a monumental Art Deco building right in the city centre of Ghent. With us one price covers all! Breakfast-buffet, sheets, WiFi, security lockers, internet access, luggage storage..

Our hostel has 15 rooms and 104 beds. We have a cosy foyer with good music and a bar. We are a young and energetic team and will make your stay in Ghent a memorable and wonderful experience. Use Backstay Hostel as your base to experience the city's vibrant nightlife, the beautiful city and a whole host of top-class museums.

Our staff will help you find anything you need in Ghent.

Ghent is the most central city for visiting Bruges, Brussels and Antwerp.

Find all info on the great website of our tourist office: Visit Ghent

The hostel is perfectly located in the midst of the city’s university centre, across from the renowned Vooruit art centre and within walking distance of the historic centre. With our capacity of 108 beds , we are one of the largest hostels in the Ghent area.

“Every traveller is a friend”…

Our aim is a personal approach to every traveller. We strive to avoid a chilly corporate operation. Our ultimate dream is to be a high-profile hostel with an international appeal…

Our history

Until the eighties the building was used as the editorial office of the newspaper “Vooruit”. After the ending of the activities of newspaper “Vooruit”, the building was transformed into a cultural centre, named ‘Backstage’. Most people remember the building under that name until now.

Our Features

Breakfast Included / Bar / Free City Maps / Free Internet Access / Free WiFi / Hairdryers / Key Card Access / Kitchen / Linen Included / Lockers / Luggage Storage / Towels for hire / Washing machine / Parking available / Cash machine across the street
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