Located in Ostend and with Oostende Beach reachable within a 3-minute walk, De Ploate Hostel has a shared lounge, allergy-free rooms, free WiFi throughout the property and a bar. The property is around 1.2 miles from Bredene beach, 16 miles from Boudewijn Seapark and 17 miles from Bruges Train Station. The property is 1.2 miles from Mariakerke Beach, and within 0.7 miles of the city center. At the hostel, the rooms are equipped with a closet. The rooms come with a private bathroom and a shower, and some rooms at De Ploate Hostel have a safety deposit box. Bruges Concert Hall is 17 miles from the accommodation, while Beguinage is 18 miles from the property. The nearest airport is Ostend - Bruges International Airport, 3.7 miles from De Ploate Hostel.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.9 for a two-person trip.

De Ploate Hostel has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Nov 18, 2015
Hotel chain/brand:
Hostelling International

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Property Highlights

Located in the real heart of Ostend, this property has an excellent location score of 9.0!


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Travel Sustainable Level 3+
This property has made significant commitments towards sustainability by subscribing to one or more third-party sustainability certifications.
Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
Low score for Ostend
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  • Marco
    Easy check-in, friendly staff, the hostel is great located (10min to train station, 4min to beach, in the city centre) but also calm located. Comfy beds, great value for money. Perfect for broke interrailers
  • Onair2650
    It has everything you need for a basic, comfortable stay in a hostel. The rooms were clean, and the toilet were clean. The shower room is basic but too small. The breakfast was good enough to start the day.
  • Olga
    It is a very nice, clean, comfortable hostel with a very friendly staff and atmosphere. The location is perfect: close to the sea, city centre and railway station. Breakfast is simple but good. I would really recommend this place to stay for a few...
  • Agnieszka
    Very nice localisation,cleanless,delicious breakfast included in the price,perfect for short stay.Definetely i would return back
  • Jou
    It was really great, the bathroom and the toilets were inside the room, also with a sink and mirror in it. Great location and nice staffs. However the boys in the room next to us party until 5:00 in the morning....ˋoˊ
  • Dumont
    Basically, I booked two reservations ; one for me and another one for my girlfriend. I knew the dorms are not mixed, but the receptionist give us one room! So nice of him!
  • Robin
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    A generous and healthy breakfast, hostel situated near the town centre and railway station
  • Tomas
    Czech RepublicCzech Republic
    The best accomodation in this price in this location. The staff was helpful and prepared some extra activities (Halloween party).
  • Martin
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Nice staff. Good breakfast. Excellent bike storage. Well maintained hostel. Rooms were decent size.
  • Julia
    This hostel is located very close to both the beach and shops. Everything was very clean and all the staff I encountered was super friendly and helpful. Breakfast was basic but good and plentiful.

Property questions and answers
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  • Are sheets and towels included?

    Lakens zijn inbegrepen, handdoeken niet
    Answered on 26 June 2020
  • Can I use my own sleeping bag?

    Er zijn lakens in de prijs inbegrepen.
    Answered on 26 June 2020
  • How much does it cost to rent a lock?

    geen slot nodig in onze hostel
    Answered on 26 June 2020
  • Is it possible to stay female in male dormitory?

    hello no, we dont mix up dorms regards Miguel
    Answered on 30 July 2022
  • Do I need a lock for the lockers?

    Nee deze zijn met een muntje van €2
    Answered on 26 June 2020
  • Hi, do you have any free ocean view rooms?

    Because of our ideal location in the middle of the city center, the view from the rooms can be less. But when you sleep in our comfortable rooms you w..
    Answered on 13 June 2021
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Amenities of De Ploate Hostel

Most popular amenities
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Elevator
  • Bar
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Shower
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Shared kitchen
Food & Drink
  • Bar
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Lockers
  • Baggage storage
  • Packed lunches
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Safe
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Smoke-free property
  • Hypoallergenic room available
  • Elevator
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French
  • Dutch

House rules

De Ploate Hostel takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 3:00 PM to 10:00 PM


Until 10:00 AM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 3 and above will be charged as adults at this property.

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Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Crib upon request

The number of cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

There are no extra beds available at this property.

All cribs are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in


Pets are not allowed.

Maestro Mastercard Visa Bancontact Cash De Ploate Hostel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

FAQs about De Ploate Hostel

  • Check-in at De Ploate Hostel is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

  • De Ploate Hostel is 2,800 feet from the center of Ostend. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • The prices at De Ploate Hostel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • De Ploate Hostel offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):