Hostel | Nieuwkerkestraat 9 A, Messines, Ypres, Belgium B-8957
4 out of 4 customers would recommend this property
Recent review (21/03/2013)
"Staffs were very helpful. They welcomed us very well. The Bar was open for midnight. Breakfast was very good too. I definitely recommend others."Read all Peace Village reviews
- Credit cards accepted
- Car Parking
- Internet / Wi-Fi
- Pool table(s)
- 24 hour hot showers
- Wheelchair accessible
- Late check-out
- Reception (limited hours)
- BBQ area
- Internet access in public areas
- Outside area
- Towel USD 2.05
- Luggage Room
If cancelled 7 days before arrival is free of charge. If cancelled between 6 and 3 days before arrival, the 50% will be charged. From 3 days before cancellations ad for "no shows", 100% will be charged.
Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 7 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.
Earliest check-in: 15:00
Latest Check-out: 10:00
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|Private Rooms A private room is a room that is not shared with other people from the property – in other words, you book and pay for all the beds in the room. If you are traveling alone, for example, but want to book a double room, you must pay for two people in order to book the whole room.|
Budget Quad Garden View (Private bathroom)Continental breakfast included
Budget Twin Garden View (Private bathroom)Continental breakfast included
About Peace Village
As a 'Peace Centre' it also wants to offer accommodation for youngsters from conflict areas in Europe and beyond, come to Messines in the framework of peace-education and conflict resolution.
The facility includes 32 four bedded rooms of which 8 are wheelchair accessible. In 2013, 8 new twin rooms were added. Each room is furnished with its own toilet and bathroom facilities. There is a maximum capacity of approximately 155 beds.
B&B, half- or full board is possible at a democratic prize. Meals have to be reserved in advance and are only possible for groups.
The center has two meeting rooms (120 m2 + 25 m2), a part from two other meeting rooms in Messines that can be used. Groups that stay here for the night can use one of the meeting rooms for free.
In the evening you can have a drink in the bar which offers a wide selection of local beers. There's also a games room and film projection is possible.
Comfort and atmosphere triumph in our " International Rural Hostel ". With a sumptuous breakfast and bright, restful rooms fitted with every comfort, you will be fully ready to go out and discover our historical and bustling area. In below a few tips to point you in the right direction.
Messines (locally called Mesen) was a City long before the French Revolution, but lost this title during the Dutch occupation. In 1985, the honourable title was reinstated, thus making Messines - with less than 1.000 inhabitants and a total surface of 900 acres - the smallest City of Belgium. In 1057 countess Adela of France founded a nun's abbey in Messines. In 1776 the Austrian empress Maria-Theresia erected a Royal Institution. During the First World War Messines was completely destroyed. It took years to rebuild Messines, but gives the town its now typical look.
Ypres these days has the title of "city of peace" and maintains a close friendship with another town on which war had a profound impact: Hiroshima. The association may be regarded as somewhat gruesome due to the fact that both towns witnessed mankind at its worst: Ypres was one of the first places where chemical warfare was employed, while Hiroshima suffered the debut of nuclear warfare.
War graves, both of the Allied side and the Central Powers, cover the landscape around Ypres. The countryside around Ypres is featured in the famous poem by John McCrae, In Flanders Fields.
Poperinge is famous for its hops, beer and lace. During World War I, the town was used to billet British troops and also provided a safe area for field hospitals. These help to explain the location of a number of military cemeteries on the outskirts ofthe town.The charity Toc H was founded at Talbot House in Poperinge.
Within the town hall courtyard is an execution post.
In the South West of Belgium's North Sea province you discover Heuvelland with its superb views and its range of hills. The hilly area is known for its nature and peace.
The Lys (French) or Leie (Dutch) is a river in France and Belgium, left tributary of the Scheldt. Its source is in Pas-de-Calais, France, and it flows into the river Scheldt in Ghent, Belgium. Its total length is 202 km. Historically, the Lys valley was known for the spinning and weaving of flax. The region of the Leie (between Deinze and Ghent) used to be known as a favourite place for numerous painters in the first half of the twentieth century.
Life by the sea is something special. The air is pure, the whole year through there is a pleasant bustle and everybody has that holiday feeling. Everyone and everything is on the go.