3 Best Hostels in Antwerp, Belgium – The Diamond Port

3 Best Hostels in Antwerp

Are you looking for the best hostels in Antwerp? The world’s diamond capital has fantastic hostels to stay in, and we’ve gathered the top 3 in this guide.

Antwerp is known for its diamond and printing industries, Art Nouveau, and cobblestone streets. Whether traveling solo or on a budget, these best hostels in Antwerp will provide the perfect base to explore everything the city offers.

This energetic metropolis with a small-town charm has a lot to offer.

Our favorite hostels in Antwerp are:

  1. YUST Antwerp - best for Couples
  2. The ASH - best for Female solo travelers
  3. Antwerp City Hostel - best for Backpackers

Money-saving tip: Compare hostel prices with Hostelz.com. They compare prices from Hostelworld, Booking.com and others with 1 click.

If you’re traveling around Belgium, we also have guides on the best hostels in Belgium, best hostels in Brussels and Bruges.

This guide is perfect for YOU, when you…

  • are tired of crappy hostels!
  • want a social Hostel to actually meet people
  • are happy to spend $1 to $2 more for a much better experience

What we cover in this article?

  • cheapest hostels in Antwerp
  • best hostels in Antwerp for solo traveler
  • discounts and promo codes
  • How to book?
  • All hostel and sights on a map
  • FAQ
  • Flights
  • You can find all 5 Star Hostels here with Hostelgeeks and all guides to “Best Hostels In” here.

    Quick Introduction to Antwerp

    Average price for a bed: Hostels in Antwerp cost €28 – €32 per night for a bed in a dorm. A private room has an average price of around €108 per night. This is a rough average, just to give you an idea.

    Prices always depend on the season and holidays. Please always check the exact rates on Hostelz.com or Hostelworld.com.

    Check-In and Check-Out: The average check-in time is from 15:00 (3 pm), while the Check-Out time is before 11:00 (11 am). Hostels usually offer luggage storage in case you arrive earlier or leave later. Make sure you check if luggage storage is free or if there is an extra cost.

    Transportation: The city’s public transit system is the perfect way to get around – you can hop on a tram or a bus to take you through the vibrant city center. And if you’re feeling adventurous, why not take a leisurely stroll or go cycling? That’s how most locals get around.

    Nightlife: Beer is a bargain – and even more so if you buy in bulk. Get together with friends, open a few bottles and have a tasting session before you head off to the bars.

    Don’t forget that Belgian beers are particularly strong – enjoy them in moderation, or you’ll be feeling it later!

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    The 3 Best Hostels in Antwerp are …

    Let’s jump right into the coolest hostels in Antwerp.

    1. YUST Antwerp – best for Couples
    2. The ASH – best for Female solo travelers
    3. Antwerp City Hostel – best for Backpackers

    These are our favorite hostels in Antwerp. We want to make your life even easier, so we put all accommodations on a map for you. We even added our own tips for favorite restaurants, things to see, and more.

    Overview: Best Hostels by Traveler Type

    🙎‍♀️ Female Solo Traveler: The ASH
    👩‍❤️‍👨 Couple Hostel: YUST Antwerp
    🧑‍🎓Youth Hostel:The ASH
    🎒 for Backpacker:Antwerp City Hostel
    👫 For Socializing:Antwerp City Hostel

    1. YUST Antwerp

    YUST Antwerp is the best hostel in Antwerp for couples looking for beautiful, budget-friendly accommodation.

    Here, you’ll find:

    • A garden
    • A shared lounge
    • A terrace
    • A shared kitchen
    • A restaurant
    • A bar
    Book YUST Antwerp here

    Check prices at:
    Hostelworld | Booking.com | Hostelz.com

    YUST Antwerp

    This charming Antwerp hostel has very spacious rooms with comfortable beds that have their own privacy curtains. The communal areas are tastefully decorated and serve as great spaces to socialize with fellow travelers. And the overall experience is quite peaceful.

    Location: The hostel is surrounded by a park, cafés, and restaurants in the Berchem neighborhood of Antwerp. It’s very well linked to public transportation, making it a great place to stay.

    The best choice in Antwerp for:

    • Couples
    Book YUST Antwerp here

    Check prices at:
    Hostelworld | Booking.com | Hostelz.com

    YUST Antwerp Terrace YUST Antwerp Lounge YUST Antwerp Dorms

    2. The ASH

    The ASH  is one of the best hostels in Antwerp for female solo travelers, and it’s also a popular youth hostel in Antwerp for students.

    On-site, you’ll find:

    • A shared kitchen
    • FREE daily walking tours
    • A games room (with pool and table football)
    • A common lounge
    • A garden
    • A library
    Book The ASH here

    Check prices at:
    Hostelworld | Booking.com | Hostelz.com

    The ASH Dorms

    Dorm rooms vary from 3 beds to 18 ones, all modernly designed with private lamps, power sockets, and small desks. The female dormitories have four beds.

    Although this isn’t a party hostel, it’s quite social thanks to all its common facilities, so expect to meet your fair share of fellow travelers. 

    Location: Antwerp hosel in the city’s heart, a short walk from popular De Keyserlei street. A short walk will land you at the Antwerp Central Train station or in Town square.

    Nearby popular points of attractions include The Cathedral of Our Lady, The MAS Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, The Red Star Line Museum, Grote Markt, Rubens House, Antwerp Zoo, Stadspark Antwerpen and De Koninck Brewery.

    A great choice for

    • Female solo travelers
    • Students
    • Young travelers
    Book The ASH here

    Check prices at:
    Hostelworld | Booking.com | Hostelz.com

    The ASH The ASH Lounge

    3. Antwerp City Hostel

    Antwerp City Hostel is our top Antwerp hostel for backpackers.

    It has the following facilities:

    • Concierge services
    • A shared lounge
    • A bar
    • FREE breakfast (buffet and continental)
    Book Antwerp City Hostel here

    Check prices at:
    Hostelworld | Booking.com | Hostelz.com

    Antwerp City Hostel Dinning Area

    This is a very social hostel in Antwerp housed in the ‘Red Borgh House,’ a protected monument built in the 17th century. Thankfully, it is fully renovated, so you won’t have to live without electricity or running water. 

    This is a hostel with private rooms in Antwerp, but you’ll obviously also find dorms that can fit anywhere from 5 to 20 people. 

    Note that the neighborhood of this hostel is very popular, so it brings you that ‘party hostel Antwerp’ vibe as soon as you step outside of its doors. Light sleepers will probably need to use earplugs during the weekends.

    Location: Antwerp hostel in the old city center, next to a wide option of restaurants, bars, and nightclubs. It’s also near various popular points of interest like the cathedral of Our Lady, the Plantin-Moretus Museum, Astrid Square Antwerp, Antwerp Zoo, Groenplaats Antwerp, Rubenshuis and MAS Museum Antwerp.

    This is one of the best hostels in Antwerp for

    • Backpackers
    • Social butterflies
    Book Antwerp City Hostel here

    Check prices at:
    Hostelworld | Booking.com | Hostelz.com

    Antwerp City Hostel Dorms Antwerp City Hostel Lounge

    Best Hostels in Antwerp for Solo Travelers?

    The best hostel in Antwerp for solo travelers is The ASH


    Book The ASH here

    Check prices at:
    Hostelworld | Booking.com | Hostelz.com

    The ASH

    What about the cheapest hostels in Antwerp?

    Of course, there are always cheap hostels. But how do you actually find them? When you are traveling on a shoe-string budget and you want to save every dollar, there are ways to find the cheapest places in Antwerp.

    1. Open Hostelz.com with a full list of all hostels in Antwerp
    2. add your dates
    3. Order the listings by price

    Simple as that.

    Hostelz.com is a price comparison site for hostels. They list every single one in the world and tells you exactly which website is cheaper to use.

    Another smart Tip: Check what is actually included, and what is excluded. Take a closer look at the location, too. A further location might mean more costs in transport.

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    How to book?

    The most popular booking platforms are Booking.com and Hostelworld.com. On both platforms, your credit card is 100% protected and the booking 100% confirmed.

    We included some handy links to each of the recommended hostel. Just click on the hostel name. The link will lead you to check prices and availability.

    Read: Step-by-Step guide on how to book with Hostelworld

    We recommend booking your hostel as early as possible! All of Antwerp best hostels are popular; especially in high-season. To make sure you end up in those stylish and good hostels, secure your room/bed as soon as you have your travel dates fix.

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