View from the south side, where is the blue sofa: bathroom on the left with a sliding door, and the folding stairs ... folded and suspended to the platform.That's what it looks like if you're on the sleeping plaform.
Sunny duplex, small and all-in loft studio
Sunny duplex, small and all-in loft studio

Entire home/apt

2 guests


1 bed
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About this listing

I am renting out the small but cosy studio in my house which is well located between the main train station and the center of Ghent. Luxurious shower, living-room with kitchen, comfortable mezzanine. You enter the studio on the top floor via the stair hall and therefore remain completely independent. HiFi and WiFi, Books, CDs and leaflets about Ghent are at your service. I am there to help you out if needed! You can park your car for free at 10 minutes walking distance under the Albertbrug.

The space

This studio is located in a typical middle class house of Gent. On top of the house, a small loft studio is waiting for new Airbnb-guests! I have renovated it with help of my friends from Moupila (architecture and design) and some other professionals. It has definitely become the best place of the house and it has character and an original style. Regularly, I add something or try to improve it. The ground-surface is only 40m2 but it feels big because the bedroom is on a platform (and you sleep there very well). Everything is compact but sits on the right place: bathroom, kitchen, salon, desk-office. Many couples had a great time here because you wander as tourists in the romantic and historical city of Ghent but you can come to relax at home, in your own private studio. It is simply cosy: you will be living a feeling of comfort, warmth, and relaxation in Ghent. Temperature is naturally constant thanks to an excellent isolation, three velux windows that provides light and fresh air and a central heating which complete during winter days. During summer, you still can open windows thanks to protection against mosquitoes.

Guest access

Guests have there own studio on top of the house, so they can easily survive there for a few days :-). Sarah and I also live in the house. On level zero, there is the living room and kitchen for us. Just come and say hallo or have breakfast or dinner with us, when time suits. Sitting next to the wood fire in winter, it is possible. Attention: the studio is at level 3, that's why I help guests bringing in their luggage as much as I can.

Interaction with guests

If you wish to come and say hallo or have once breakfast or dinner with us, it is all possible when our time-schemes allow it. Sitting around the wood fire in winter with a belgian beer is also possible ;-). We share a whole list of information about pubs and restaurants in Ghent. Personal advice can help you to make an easy choice, especially for the first day. I am always there to help you if any other problem occurs. Just ask for it, if you need something, mostly borrowing doesn't cost anything. We live with three people in the house (my girlfriend Sarah, me and another friend Abel), so you may never feel completely alone in the house.
But off course, you have your own private spacious mini-loft and we fully understand if you just want to spend some romantic time together or if you are just adventurous willing to discover everything on your own. Sometimes, we have also limited interaction possibilities (work, own holidays). Anyway, free wifi and (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) will help you too.

Other things to note

There is a middle sized fridge. I have some basics for breakfast and cooking (coffee, cereals, tea, sugar, oil, ...). Towels are provided. Wifi. Sound equipment with blue tooth, USB, CD, iPod,... There is no TV. Comfortable desk-office. Good basis to work here for some days during conference or courses.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Futon
Bedrooms: Studio
Beds: 1
Check In: Flexible
Check Out: 12AM (midnight)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: 17 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee: 41
Weekly Discount: 8%
Weekend Price: 91 / night
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House Rules
Check in time is flexible

"Don't do any things that you shouldn't want to be done in your own house." My collection of music and books are waiting for you (!), but off course I expect you to respect the others coming after you who wants to listen or read them too.
Respect the other habitants when entering the house. Limit noise sources after midnight. Help us to sort and recycle waste. Try to behave climate-friendly: mind that hot water and lights use lots of electricity.



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Safety features
Smoke detector

2 nights minimum stay

232 Reviews

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Oscar User Profile
July 2017
Friendly helpful host and lovely cosy studio flat, would happily stay again!

Roos User Profile
July 2017
super nice appartement and great host. we had the best time in gent and enjoyed having a real home there for some days

Valentina User Profile
July 2017
Great place! Cosy, warm atmosphere, very convenient location in walking distance from Gent-Sint-Pieters (Ghent train station) and near Gent university, quiet spot at night, enjoyable rooftop view, the place feels somewhat magical. And the host was kind and helpful! Highly recommended.

Dylan User Profile
July 2017
Staying at Tomas' place in Ghent was just great. The loft is quite spacious and has all the amenities you'd need for a lovely stay. I love having a stereo to listen to music, so that was an added bonus to have on hand! It's a 3 story hike up the stairs, and the key to the front door is a little tricky, but other than that I have no complaints. Being at the top of the building was very unique and keeps you above any city noise. A short 10 min tram ride gets you right in the center of the city. Tomas is currently remodeling the house and not living there at the moment, so you may not see him much.

Денис User Profile
July 2017
The studio is located right in half way from rail station to city center, also close to museums and music Bijloke site. Tram stop is just 50 meters away as well as 24 hours minimarket. Studio is very cozy and has everything you need for stay. Roof windows let enough fresh air and not much noise from the street. Tomas is very flexible regarding arrival and deparure time. Excellent accomodation for a few days in Gent.

Nadia User Profile
July 2017
We truly enjoyed our stay at Tomas's place. It is as described, very beautifully furnished with interesting bits and pieces and welcoming. The kitchen was functional, we managed to save some money doing our own cooking. The loft bed is cozy and comfortable, we had really good sleep there and enjoyed the novel experience of sleeping in a loft bed. Tomas is very friendly and responsive, we had a great time talking to him and had no issues in reaching him if he was not around. Location is great as well, 10 mins walking from the train station and 20 mins walking distance to the centre. There's also a tram stop right outside that goes to the centre and the train station for those who do not wish to walk. All in all, we had a great stay in an amazing place with an awesome host, and would love to stay here again if we had the opportunity to. Thank you Tomas!!

Jan User Profile
May 2017
Tomas Apartment is well located, directly next to the S.M.A.K., and Overpoortstraat nightlife area, while the historic/ touristic city center is still reachable by foot (approximately 20min walking). The interior is cosy, bathroom and kitchen are well equipped, everything perfectly clean and tidy. Since the apartment is located on the very top floor, directly beneath the roof its unfortunately a little heated up on sunny days. Nevertheless, I would definitely stay recommend to stay at Tomas place!

Ghent, BelgiumJoined in October 2013
Tomas User Profile

I live in Gent since I was a student, Bio-engineer. I worked first as development agent for a Belgian NGO in drinking water projects, especially in Africa. Now I work as a teacher of sciences and geography. I don't have any specialized hobbies, but I have lots of interests, to discover the world, people, nature and to learn how to live this life! I like talking & walking, nature, music and movies and my ambitions are green & peaceful!

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