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Where to stay in Ghent

Panoramic view of the historic city center of Ghent with Leie river illuminated in beautiful twilight, Ghent, East Flanders, Belgium

If you are reading this post, chances are you’ve already solved the question of whether to stay in Bruges, Ghent or Brussels and have chosen Ghent Belgium for an overnight stay. The next step is to choose your accommodation in Ghent Belgium. Ghent is a relatively small city, and it’s only 40 minutes to Brussels Grand Place, so most tourists visit Ghent and nearby Bruges on a day trip from the capital city.

However, this medieval city of Flanders has a lot to offer the intrepid traveler who wants more than a day trip to Ghent. It’s one of the best places to stay in Belgium as you can easily reach other cities by train for day trips. With our guide to the best areas of Ghent, you can decide which Ghent hotels are best for your trip. 

We will cover off all types of Ghent accommodation options from Hostels to luxury Ghent hotels as well as how to decide where to stay in Ghent, the best Ghent hotels, best places in Ghent to visit, the best places to stay in Ghent, hotels near Ghent attractions, Ghent neighborhood guide and many more. Airbnb is also a great option for short or long stays.

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Ghent City-Centre – Where to stay in Ghent for tourists

The city centre of Ghent is where you’ll find the largest concentration of attractions and historic buildings, such as the medieval castle at Gravensteen, the pedestrian lanes of Patershol,  the docks of Graslei and Korenlei and some fine examples of the Art Nouveau architectural style that was born here.

The city centre is the best area for tourists, especially those who only have one or two nights to spend in Ghent. The majority of Ghent accommodation is located in and around the city center, making it easy to find a place to stay. For those travelers seeking budget-friendly accommodations in Ghent, there are several hostels and cheap hotels in Ghent Belgium’s city centre. 

Best places to stay in Ghent City-Centre

Cheapest Backpacking Hostels in Ghent City-Centre
Hostel De Draecke
The Cover Hostel
Hostel Uppelink
13 O’Clock Hostel Gent

Budget Hotels in Ghent City-Centre
Ibis Budget Gent Centrum Dampoort
Breadpoint
Flandria Hotel
B&B Tempelhof

Mid range Hotels in Ghent City-Centre
Hotel Harmony
Ghent River Hotel
The House of Edward
Snooz Ap Holiday & Business Flats

Family Friendly Hotels in Ghent City-Centre
Ghent Marriott Hotel
NH Gent Belfort
Novotel Gent Centrum
Erasmus Hotel

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Ghent City-Centre
1898 The Post
Pillows Grand Hotel Reylof
Chambres D’hotes Hotel Verhaegen

Ghent, East Flanders, Belgium - : The historical city center in Ghent

Sint-Amandsberg – Where to stay in Ghent with family

To the northeast of the city centre is the suburban area of Sint-Amandsberg is the perfect place to stay in Ghent for those looking for a family-friendly neighborhood that is still accessible to the city centre. Although suburban, the homes here are quite historic, many dating back to the 19th century and the neighborhood has many tree-lined streets.

You won’t find as many big hotels here as you would find in the city centre, but there are lovely guest houses and B&B’s to choose from. One of the main attractions in Sint-Amandsberg is the Campo Santo Cemetery, an interesting cemetery of elaborate tombs that tell the story of Ghent’s past. The other attractions of Ghent are just a bus-ride away. If you are planning many day trips from Ghent, one of the main train stations, Gent-Dampoort, is conveniently located in this area. 

Best places to stay in Sint-Amandsberg

Cheapest Backpacking Hostels in Sint-Amandsberg
KaBa Hostel
Hostel 47
The Cover Hostel
KaBa Hostel

Budget Hotels in Sint-Amandsberg
Het Rommelwater B&B
Flandria Hotel
Faja Lobi Bed & Breakfast
Hotel The Lord

Mid range Hotels in Sint-Amandsberg
City Shelter Ghent
The House of Edward
Parkhotel
Ghent River Hotel

Family Friendly Hotels in Sint-Amandsberg
Ibis Budget Gent Centrum Dampoort
Hotel the Boatel
Hotel Cathedral
Aparthotel Castelnou

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Sint-Amandsberg
1898 The Post
Pillows Grand Hotel Reylof
Chambres D’hotes Hotel Verhaegen

- Ghent, East Flanders, Belgium. Ancient cemetery tombs and grave stones on Campo Santo historical old graveyard in Sint-amandsberg municipality, Gent.

Ledeberg – Where to stay in Ghent on a budget

The area of Ledeberg is south of the city, near one of Ghent’s universities. It’s a younger area with more budget-friendly accommodations and entertainment options. The city centre is about a 30-minute walk, but there are regular trams for a faster connection.

Citadel Park is a great place to spend a day, exploring the park and several museums that were built on the site of a former citadel. Ghent’s “green lung” contains the botanical gardens of the university as well as many interesting statues and structures. 

Best places to stay in Ledeberg

Cheapest Backpacking Hostels in Ledeberg
13 O’Clock Hostel Gent
KaBa Hostel
Hostel Uppelink

Budget Hotels in Ledeberg
Breadpoint
B&B Tempelhof
Het Rommelwater B&B
Ibis Budget Gent Centrum Dampoort

Mid range Hotels in Ledeberg
Atelier Turquoise Guesthouse
Best Western Hotel Chamade
The Hamptons Boutique B&B
Hotel Carlton

Family Friendly Hotels in Ledeberg
Astoria Hotel Ghent
NH Gent Sint Pieters
Ibis Gent Centrum Opera
Aparthotel Castelnou

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Ledeberg
BNB Nest
Pillows Grand Hotel Reylof
1898 The Post
Logidenri

The park in the Belgian city of Ghent

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Where to stay in Ghent

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Where to stay in Ghent

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Hi, my name is Samantha, Finance Managing Guru by day, Travel Blogging Enthusiast by... well... day too! Haha! Travelling King is the destination hotspot for the wannabe traveller! Showcasing affordable, luxurious getaways for the budget conscious! With the combination of my financial knowledge and travelling experiences I aim to show you, with a little planning, the right budget and a realistic goal you can fulfil your travel fantasies and explore the world whatever your budget or desires may be!