canal view near station and center
Hosted by Ellen
Ellen is the host.Ellen is a superhost.
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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The space

I can offer you a room in a modern house with private bathroom. It is situated in a quiet neighboorhoud along a canal where are passing boats, kayaks, ducks and other birds.

5 min walk to the railway station where there are plenty of trains to Brussels (17 min), Antwerp (16 min), Gent (44 min), Bruges (1 hour 20 min), Leuven (22 min) etc. The trains in Belgium are comfortable and not too expensive (4,80 euro weekend return ticket to Brussels), so no need to rent a car.

Less than 2 hours train from Amsterdam Centr or Amsterdam Schiphol (airport) to Mechelen.

Direct trains from BRUSSELS NATIONAL AIRPORT: 11 min.

5-10 min walk to city center of Mechelen which is worth a visit: medieval houses, nice shopping, good pubs, etc.

My house is a nice spot for starting your cycling tour along different canals. I have some good maps and old but still good bicycles you can use. Or you can rent a newer bicycle at the railway station for 10 euro a day. Near to swimming pool and I can show you interesting running tours.

In the house:
- Wifi
- Nespresso coffee machine
- dishwasher
- washing machine and dryer
- iron and iron board

Also television (only French and Dutch spoken) and DVD.

Parking in front of the door, the first 15 min are for free, or 1,5 further it' s for free.

I speak perfectly French and Dutch, very well English and German, and Polish and Spanish well.

Other things to note

When the room is available, you can check in before 3pm. Just ask me.
Check in after 9pm is also possible, I can put in a key for you in the key box and than we see eachother next day!


Extra people £5 / night after the first guest
Security Deposit £230
Weekly Discount: 5%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 3PM - 9PM
Check out by 11AM

No smoking inside
Take care for the freshly painted walls esp. with suitcases
Be nice and have respect for the house, and the owner of course :-)


3 nights minimum stay

15 Reviews

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Hugo User Profile
October 2017
Ellen was a very helpfull and supporting host with a warm welcome. The apartment is located in a quit area close to the central railway station. modern set up with all basic comfort. Perfect room for a short or midterm stay i n Mechelen.

Laurence User Profile
May 2016
As usual, I have had a wonderful stay at Ellen's place. Her place is awesome and as a host she is as well an awesome person. Thanks to her I am discovering Mechelen nice places and enjoying some nice beers and food. Thanks Ellen for your kindness and for making my stay so nice.

Laurence User Profile
May 2016
This is my second time at Ellen's place and as the first time the experience was awesome and Ellen has been the perfect host ! I guess I would be repeating myself (after my first comments) so I would just say that this is definitely a place I would recommend in Mechelen. Again thanks Ellen for the wonderful experience !

Laurence User Profile
May 2016
I have had a wonderful time at Ellen's place which is very well situated, the house is great and Ellen has made everything to make my stay perfect. I almost feel like this is a place I should keep secret in Mechelen ;-) Everything was just perfect, the location, the neighbourhood, the house, Ellen. Well definitely a place I would love to go back to when in Mechelen. Thanks Ellen for everything !

Michael User Profile
April 2016
Ellen was the perfect host. She could not of being nicer. Her accommodation was excellent and made us so comfortable. Best place to stay in Mechelen. I would always stay there again if I ever go again Michael and Jacinta

Freddy User Profile
January 2014
Good room, nice house. Very caring host Ellen, together with Bruno and Tuur.

Eva User Profile
January 2013
you're looking for just a place to stay in Mechelen, but if you go to Ellen's, you'll find a nice, caring person that makes you feel like home. Thanks Ellen!

Mechelen, BelgiumJoined in June 2011
Ellen User ProfileEllen is a superhost.

40 years old, calm and friendly young lady :-)

I love nature, riding my bicycle, get to know other people and help them by making their stay in Belgium as perfect as possible. My passions are sports (especially swimming) and studying Polish.

Music I like: Sinead O'Connor, classical music, Lou Reed and many others.

I like French literature and one of my favourite countries is Ireland.

Languages: Deutsch, English, Español, Français, Nederlands
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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