backstay hostel ghent

A little while ago I wrote about the #twaartup I attended in Ghent. I still owed you an article dedicated to its location, the Backstay Hostel and Bar in Ghent.

backstay hostel ghent
backstay hostel ghent
backstay hostel ghent
backstay hostel ghent
backstay hostel ghent
backstay hostel ghent
backstay hostel ghent
backstay hostel ghent
backstay hostel ghent
backstay hostel ghent
backstay hostel ghent
backstay hostel ghent
backstay hostel ghent
backstay hostel ghent
backstay hostel ghent
backstay hostel ghent
backstay hostel ghent
backstay hostel ghent
backstay hostel ghent
I’ve never given the staycation thing a chance, but now that I visited the Backstay Hostel and Bar, I might think otherwise.
The hostel and bar are located in the beautiful art deco building that was formerly the home of newspaper Vooruit. My love for art deco buildings runs deep, needless to say I fell in love with it as soon I stepped into the hostel.

Though renovated last year to accomodate the traveler’s need, they preserved the historic building well and every corner has something referring to the building’s past. The dorms are each and everyone of them named after an (inter)national newspaper and the bar on the ground floor is covered in letterpress blocks.

Top of the bill though is the blog room all the way up in the building. With its high ceilings, covered in black and the beautiful collection of vintage typewriters (oh hello, Mr. Underwood), this place is a sanctuary for writers alike.
I don’t think I have to mention that the smartphone and Instagram use reached a high when we entered this room, now do I?

I’ve been thinking of weekend getaways close to home lately and if we end up in Ghent for the weekend, I sure know where I’ll be spending the night.

4 Comments

  1. itgirlkym mei 15, 2015

    ziet er mooi uit en weer prachtige foto’s!
    ps: IK WIL OOK METALLIC SCHOENEN! <3 <3

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    • kelly mei 17, 2015

      Dankjewel, lady!!

      Love the shoes, too! Ik denk dat ik mij nog een reservepaar koop, want ze zitten zo comfortabel (en tegelijk zijn ze heel stijlvol = win-win)!

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  2. charlotte mei 17, 2015

    zo’n prachtig gebouw hé! xo

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    • kelly mei 17, 2015

      Indeed! Ik heb echt een voorliefde voor art deco gebouwen. Nu nog zo’n huis. 😉

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