Hostel Uppelink will offer you an enjoyable stay at a unique location in Ghent, in a building that has history written all over it. Indeed, Hostel Uppelink is the third oldest building in Ghent, and also the former residence of the count of Egmont. Decapitated alongside his friend Prince William of Orange, the count of Egmont has been immortalised by the famous Egmont Overture by Ludwig van Beethoven.

However, such an illustrious past comes with certain consequences. The building is part of cultural heritage; therefore it is not allowed to install an elevator. If there are any questions about the facilities for people with a physical disability, do not hesitate to contact us prior to your stay. During your stay, the staff is present to offer the required assistance.

You can find our rates on the 'Rooms & Rates' page


Common roomsEvery guest at Hostel Uppelink has free use of the kitchen, the lounge and the bar (also prior to check-in and after check-out). It is allowed to bring your own food and (non-alcoholic) drinks in these rooms. Please note that it is not allowed to bring your own alcoholic drinks into the hostel. You can however buy several refreshing Belgian beers, amongst which local beers from Brouwerij Huyghe, at a reasonable price at the bar. We also sell non-alcoholic drinks by Oxfam Fairtrade.

Breakfast BUFFET Hostel Uppelink offers a buffet style breakfast. All the while, guests are able to enjoy the scenic view over the water. Breakfast is available between 8:00 and 10:00 at €5pp.

BAR The bar is open every day between 11:00 and 23:00.

Guest kitchen The guest kitchen is open every day between 8:00 and 22:00.

LOUNGE The lounge is open every day between 8:00 and 23:00.


INTERNET Downstairs, in the common seating area, there are two computers with free Internet. These are free to use for all guests.

WI-FI There is free Wi-Fi available throughout the entire hostel. 

CITYMAPS There are different free brochures at your disposal at the hostel: tourist city maps and brochures from Toerisme Gent and USE-IT.


Check-inChecking in is possible between 15:00 and 22:00 on the day of your booking. If you happen to arrive early, you can already store your luggage safely in our storage room, as well as make use of our facilities (guest kitchen, lounge, bar,…) with exception of the shower facilities.

Electronic ACCESS controlWhen you are checked in, you will receive an electronic key. You can use this key to enter the hostel and your dorm room day and night.

Lockers Every room has individual lockers (size 37 x 37 x 50 cm). You only need a padlock, which you can buy at the reception for €5.

Luggage roomYou have the option to store your luggage in our storage room prior to check-in or after you have checked out.


ROOMSHostel Uppelink has 12 rooms and dorms, accommodating a grand total of 81 beds. The majority of the dorms overlook the medieval port and the famous three towers.

BedsOur robust steel (bunk) beds are equipped with comfortable spring mattresses. These mattresses are covered with anti-allergic coverings. The beds are also covered with duvets, sheets and pillows that are of durable/the finest quality. Every bed has a bed light and a power socker.

sanitaryThe bathroom and the toilets are to be shared. Each floor contains a sanitary block with toilets. The common bathroom is situated on the second floor (more information under ‘Common bathroom’).


BATHROOMThe common bathroom, featuring spacious shower cabins and sinks, is situated on the second floor. The status of the building as cultural heritage prohibits the construction of a bathroom on the first floor.

TOILETSOn each floor, there is a sanitary block with toilets.

BEDLINENThe linen is included in the overall price of your stay.

TOwelYou can rent a towel at the reception (€2).

WASHING MACHINE Professional washing machine for €5 per cycle, washing products included.

DRYING MACHINE Professional drying machine for €0,50 per 8 minutes.