Daan, journalist and musician from Ghent, Belgium. If you have any question, feel free to ask.
excellent hospitality, both Daan and Johanna were lovely.
Our group of four really enjoyed this beautiful place of Daan's in Ghent.
The size of the apartment was perfect, with a double for the couple and two singles for the other two up stairs in the loft, all nicely furbished. It's located in a really nice part of Ghent, with everything you need nearby (including a very trendy cafe) and is within walking distance to the centre of Ghent. The place was clean & tidy and it was great to meet Daan, although he wasn't there much as he was working late every night! The only thing that may be of concern if you're going to stay is the stairs, there are quite a few of them within the house from floor to floor, so if you're staying in the loft and want to go to the toilet in the night it means going down 3 flights of stairs to the bottom, but that's the only possible concern! All in all I would definitely recommend staying with Daan at his apartment, it was great.
Excellent location. Daan was very helpful.
Nina and Jamie
El valor de la casa es ante todo su situación y la habitación del segundo piso que tiene una vista y una luz maravillosas
The place is a bit old with narrow stairs. Alright for young, small-built people. Dann is a friendly host.
The location is great. It is quiet and almost all of downtown Gent is at short walking distance. Parking is paid, but inexpensive by Dutch standards. Daan and his housemate were very hospitable and helpful. The room itself we found somewhat frugal; we could have found use for things like a trash can and a facility to hang garments. All in all, we greatly enjoyed our stay in Gent and in this lodging.
Hele vriendelijke gastheer. Gaf ons tips over waar we naartoe moesten. Perfecte locatie, op loopafstand van alles en gezellig gelegen aan een leuk hofje. Zeker een aanrader!
Daan's house is situated in an old building with one of the nicest views you can dream of in the center of Gand, a quite place, not far from the castle. The host is great as he's there for you if you need info, but you still have your precious privacy, if you travel in couple! we greatly enjoyed our stay! I'll probably return soon and I recommand him and his awsome house+++.
Daan has a wonderful historic house right in the middel of Ghent. He and his house mate were very friendly and gave us great tips to explore the city, like a great coffee place just around the corner of his house in the Burgstraat. Staying at Daan's is like staying with a friend. Anyone who is looking for a cosy place to stay without too much fuzz, in an original medieval Flemish house, stay at Daan's!
Daan was a quiet, clean and respectful guest. Very interested to learn about local culture, life in Japan etc...easy going and easy to host (website hidden) hesitation recommending him to other hosts.
I've hosted around 150 people at the different places I've lived around the world, people from different races, cultures, ages, castes... never ever did I have a guest I so wish I didn't have. My experience with Daan: He doesn't respect his promises (asking me not to rent my room to somebody else just having to wait 24 hours for his official booking, then the day after, then the day after, and finally 96 hours later, only 24 before he would arrive). As well never ever does he say thank you, nor smile to express it, whatever you get him what he asks for, rush to get extra things you didn't even agree beforehand you would provide, invite him to a college party (with free entrance and free all-you-can-drink menu), allow an early check-in and late check-out, pick him up, help him with his luggage, etc., etc., etc. (unless a tiny chocolate without leaving would do for everything... it was still a good surprise, but would have preferred just hearing ONE time "thanks"). Only able to make complaints... when it's too late to fix whatever can be fixed (on hist 3rd and last day). Making choices that don't make sense, and then rejecting the fault on his host (too much light but not able to install one of the 2 curtains offered, too cold but having chosen not to take a big blanket but 2 small ones & not starting the heating because then it would supposedly be too hot (when you can select the temperature), place that doesn't suit him but not accepting my offer to go somewhere else and get his money back for the nights he wouldn't stay with me. And not emphatic whatsoever (he knew I couldn't access my money to get new stuff, didn't care (even though he had obtained all what was announced, all he had asked for too, and more). Only good things: - He does seem easygoing in his needs when writing to you... BUT proves not to be once at your place. - He does answer emails... BUT never ever recognizing any mistake he might have made. - he does share conversations sometimes... BUT only about him and in a way that sounds like he's bragging about it - He does respect the place where he stays in the way that he doesn't destroy any material things nor take anything... BUT doesn't mind smoking inside even though it had clearly been explained he couldn't whatsoever. To anybody reading this: - If you are thinking to stay with him, as long as you're not planning to make a friend, I think you should go for it, he must provide neat stuff (if you need any extra thing, do demand him whatever, it seems that airbnb guests can and should feel like in a 5-star hotel with him). - If you are thinking to host him... unless you have a castle to offer, you might want to spare the trouble, money is not...
Response from Daan:
As said before, this was my first bad airbnb experience. Two fleeze sheets in stead of a blanket. Only one curtain. Waking up every day because of noise, cold and light. This place was in no state to be rented out.
Daan was polite, very tidy and easy to talk with. he stayed for 4 nights and left the tatami room clean. It was a pleasure to take him to my favorite Okonomiyaki restaurant and Sushi restaurant. I would recommend him to any hosts anytime. Thanks for coming. hope his job goes well! lots of greetings from Hiroshima Japan. :)
Daan was my first Belgium at B&B, very polite, respect Japanese culture and make us feel very confortable with.
I am sure I will host him again in Japan, you are very welcome to our home.
Thank you very much.
It was a great pleasure to have Daan at home !
I would definitely recommend Daan (and his mom) !
They've been such lovely, interesting and easy-going people. We spent two evenings together at home, having dinner together, sharing our travel experiences and a common taste for exotic destinations, discovering each other's cultures.
We're looking forward to seeing them again. Next time in Ghent with a great pleasure !
Louise & Numa