So you are heading to Ghent, Belgium? There are so many awesome and fun things to do in Ghent, Belgium. We created this secret guide to give you access to the best activities we've enjoyed here.

On top of that, here are the 3 top things to do in Ghent, Belgium.

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Anyway, back to our secret tips and things to do in Ghent, Belgium.

So you are about to travel to Ghent, and looking for 5 Secret Tips in Ghent?

We are excited to share with you 5 hidden gems to get know this hipsters paradise off the beaten path! Ghent is one of the hippest places in Europe, becoming a more and more popular spot for travelers looking for a city-break away from Paris or London.

In cooperation with Backstay Hostel we created this travel guide to Gent. Here we share 5 local secrets. Get to know Ghent one coffee and local beer at a time! You can download the guide right here for free to use all recommendations offline.

When in Ghent, you should also stop by in Leuven, a small hidden gem, close to Brussels. We also have a travel guides with 5 tips for Leuven.

Leaving for the Netherlands? Make sure you check out the 5 Local Tips for Amsterdam and 5 Secret Tips for Rotterdam.

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We share following secrets:

  1. the most vibrant coffee place for brunch & lunch
  2. Art-lover? We show you the most artsy part of Ghent
  3. A Kitsch-Shop to get lost: from vintage posters to postcards – a cute shop for most likely everything
  4. The hipster café in Ghent to get your daily caffeine fix (and to get work done if you are a digital nomad)
  5. the epicenter of nightlife in Ghent – see the city by night with these things to do in Ghent

Extra Tip: We updated this guide and included a fab vibrant place to get your hair done, get a coffee and enjoy live music! This place is super, super local!

Hostels and Hotels in Ghent

There is a wide range of hostels and hostels in Ghent. You can find all hotels and hostels in Ghent here.

If you prefer Airbnb, make sure you get our 35€ discount on your first AirBnb-stay.

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Hostel Packing List

Now that you found this amazing hostel, make sure you pack the right away and the right things.

Here is our ultimate hostel packing list. It features 23 smart items you need to pack.

The main things to pack are:

  1. earplugs
  2. eye mask
  3. key chain flashlight
  4. the right backpack, the Lowe Alpine Lightflite 40 Pack
  5. packing cubes
  6. generic padlock
  7. quick-dry travel towel
  8. universal power adapter
  9. travel-sized toiletries
  10. The hostel address – written down
Read the full packing list here.Download Hostel Packing List