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Brugge-Ghent in a weekend

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1. Posted by Anna_CAT (Budding Member 2 posts) 11y

next December I will fly to Brussels, from Barcelona, for a weekend.
The idea is on friday go to Brugge, stay 1 night and on saturday go to Ghent, but the problem, is that we haven't find accomodation for 3, there :-( it's not easy maybe!
Please, could you give us address of hostels,and cheap acomodation there??
There is a web of the train, with price and timetable?
And what do you recommend us, to visit in 2 days?? :-)
Thank you and adéu (bye) ;)

2. Posted by ValleyBri (Budding Member 17 posts) 11y

Hi Anna,
Can't speak for Ghent, unfortunately that was a city we missed in Belgium.
But for Brugge, we stayed at the Snuggle. I'd imagine they would have room in December, look them up using one of the hostel sites. They also provide breakfast, so save the buns and make some sandwiches using things from the awesome delicatessens. And their bar is pretty good if you want to sample some brew. As for the train, should do it.
But you shouldn't have a problem, trains are pretty frequent.
As for what to see, don't know, not sure what's on in December.

3. Posted by coldwarspy (Travel Guru 1108 posts) 11y

hey there

we stayed in a hostel called Johnny Rockets (or charlie rockets,...or something Rockets....soemthin Americano style) should hav plenty of room there.

4. Posted by Anna_CAT (Budding Member 2 posts) 11y

Hello again!

thank you for your replies;)

now, we have one doubt, we would like to take the train, from Brussels to Brugge, and then from Brugge to Gent, but the problem is that, we don't know, which is the correct name of the station in Gent, please could you help us?? ;)

And what do you think is the best option? we're thinking about to rent a car (we're 3 people,from friday to sunday)or take the train ??

Thank you again!!
Adéu - bye

5. Posted by thijsd (Budding Member 9 posts) 11y

Hey Anna!

The name of the central station in Gent is Gent Sint-Pieters. Gent lies between Brussels and Brugge. From Gent Sint-Pieters there are 2-3 trains an hour to Brussels and 4 trains an hour to Brugge. Trains in Belgium are quite convenient and train travelling is cheap (at least compared to Holland )

6. Posted by ValleyBri (Budding Member 17 posts) 11y

Yep, save your cash, take the train. Tis a tiny country.