The 5 most unusual places to sleep Ghent


Bomastraat 20
+32 (0)497 43 26 42

Mieke De Maeyer has created a curious B&B inside a shipping container perched high above an industrial space. The interior is designed in a playful contemporary style with plywood walls, a tiny shower and a folding ladder up to the bedroom. We liked the little handwritten notes, the jewellery to borrow, the generous breakfast and the notebook full of Mieke’s personal tips.


Ham 89
+32 (0)496 24 14 26

Here is a friendly new B&B located in an old printing works. It lies a tenminute walk from the centre in a quiet urban neighbourhood. The bedrooms are designed in a cool minimalist style with a home cinema and a blue glowing shower cabin bang in the middle of the room.

1898 The Post

Central Ghent
+32 (0)9 391 53 79

A striking boutique hotel opened in 2017 in the upper floors of the former central post office. The 38 rooms are decorated in a warm stye evoking the building's late 19th-century architecture, with high ceilings and antique furniture. Located in the heart of Ghent, the hotel offers its guests some of the best views in the city and has a stylish cocktail bar which might soon become the most fashionable hangout intown.


Zuidkaai 43
Western Ghent
+32 (0)477 54 00 03

The owners of the Bed and Breakfast Boat have turned a handsome old river barge into a quirky B&B where you wake to the sound of ducks. Moored on a quiet canal near the old town, B3 has two comfortable rooms, including a stylish captain’s cabin with its own entrance and sitting room. A generous breakfast is brought to your room in a wicker basket and in the summer you can sit out on the deck.


Prinses Clementinalaan 13
Station Quarter
+32 (0)475 28 93 85

This handsome B&B occupies a 19thcentury town house near Sint-Pietersstation. The five rooms have bare wooden floors, old marble fireplaces and vintage bathtubs. The owners are very welcoming and provide a generous breakfast. Room 5, tucked below the attic, is the perfect romantic hideaway.

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