The modern youth hostel “De Zandpoort” is located in the outskirts of Mechelen. It is ten minutes from the historic centre and the traffic-free shopping streets of this Flemish art city. The youth hostel has an impressive architecture, modern and comfortable rooms, and a nice inner garden, a lovely place to be. Mechelen is a fascinating and pleasant city, with a rich past, with a lot of world heritage, protected by the Unesco. Climb the Sint-Rombouts tower to find out! Or have an endless shopping spree or enjoy a local terrace. It owes its most child friendly title to Technopolis, Planckendael, the Toy Museum and the Sportimonium (to name a few). It’s also the perfect starting point for visits to other Belgian cities like Brussels, Antwerp and Leuven.


Zandpoortvest 70
2800 Mechelen



Official labels

Accessibility label
This holiday accommodation has obtained the Flemish label for accessible tourism, level A. This means that it can be considered to have basic accessibility. Such accommodations are still usable for most people with limited mobility, but extra effort or a helper may be needed. Detailed accessibility information on this accommodation can be obtained  on
Green key label
The Green Key is an international eco-label tourism facility that aims to contribute to the prevention of climate change and to sustainable tourism by awards and promoting good initiatives. The Green Key aims to change the practices and behaviors of actors, guests, enterprises, authorities, and local communities, and its desire is to involve them in increasing their responsibility toward their own environment.
Bycicle friendly label
This recognition guarantees that the business meets the following requirements:
• is located at max. 5 km from a cycle route / network;
• is bicycle-minded (knowledge of routes etc.);
• provides free bicycle maps, tourist information etc.;
• has adequate space to park bicycles,
• has a repair set and first aid kit;
• provides accommodation to cyclists for one night.

Accessibility information


Local map

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