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The Shepherd

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Family Room | In-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Daily continental breakfast (EUR 15 per person)
Family Room | Bathroom | Free toiletries, hair dryer

Overview of The Shepherd

The Shepherd

3.0 star property
City centre Leuven hotel with bar/lounge
9.0 out of 10 Superb
9.0/10 Superb

22 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Bar
  • Laundry facilities
  • 24/7 front desk
The price is £144
Price available on 14/6/2023
Schapenstraat 1 (Pater Damiaanplein), Leuven, 3000
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Breakfast available
  • Self parking
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • Business centre
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Front desk safe
  • Laundry service
  • Self-serve laundry
For families
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Lift

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • Heart of Leuven
  • NATO Headquarters - 18 min drive

Getting around

  • Brussels Airport (BRU) - 26 min drive
  • Antwerp (ANR-Antwerp Intl.) - 54 min drive
  • Charleroi (CRL-Brussels South Charleroi) - 63 min drive
  • Herent Station - 8 min drive
  • Leuven Heverlee Station - 19 min walk
  • Leuven Brussels Station - 20 min walk


  • Cafe Manger - 3 min walk
  • Dulci - 4 min walk
  • De Bierkelder - 3 min walk
  • Swartehond Koffiehuis - 4 min walk
  • Noir Coffeebar - 3 min walk

About this property

The Shepherd

Located near a train station, The Shepherd is a great choice for a stay in Leuven. Free WiFi is an added perk, and guests looking to stay active can experience the nearby mountain biking. Other features include a bar/lounge and a terrace. Fellow travellers say good things about the helpful staff and bar.


Dutch, English, French

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 35 rooms
  • Arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time from 2 PM until 2 AM
  • Express check-out available
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • On-site self-parking (EUR 15 per night)
  • Height restrictions apply for on-site parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (limited hours)

What to do

  • Bike rentals nearby

Working away

  • Business centre
  • Meeting room
  • Conference space (430 square feet)


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • 1 building/tower
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace


  • Lift

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 20-inch TV
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Iron/ironing board

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Fridge (on request)


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 3.50 per person, per night. This tax does not apply to children under 18 years of age.

Optional extras

  • Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately EUR 15 for adults and EUR 15 for children


  • Self-parking costs EUR 15 per night
  • Parking height restrictions apply


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business or profession.
Special cancellation policies or charges may apply for group reservations (more than 8 rooms for the same property/stay dates).
This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Hotel New Damshire
Hotel New Damshire Leuven
New Damshire
New Damshire Leuven
The Shepherd Hotel
Hotel New Damshire
The Shepherd Leuven
The Shepherd Hotel Leuven

Frequently asked questions

Does The Shepherd offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Shepherd does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at The Shepherd?
As of 1 Jun 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Shepherd on 14 Jun 2023 start from £144, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Are pets allowed at The Shepherd?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at The Shepherd?
Yes. Self-parking costs EUR 15 per night.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Shepherd?
You can check in from 2 PM - 2 AM. Check-out time is noon. Express check-out is available.
What is there to do at The Shepherd and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities nearby such as cycling.
What's the area around The Shepherd like?
The Shepherd is in the heart of Leuven, a short 4-minute walk from Old Market Square and 5 minutes' walk from University Hall. Travellers say that the area is walkable and good for shopping.







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Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Sebastien, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Lesley, 3-night trip
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8/10 Very good

On the three occasions we stayed there, the staff were friendly and helpful each time. The breakfast is good. The rooms are well equipped. The parking is excellent and very convenient for exploring Leuven. There was nothing we didn't like.
Christopher, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The front desk is very helpful because they serve breakfast every morning. Making a trip much more affordable. And most importantly they are available on sundays to check you out in the morning. That’s because in Leuven many businesses are closed on sundays so it is difficult to travel without pre-arrangements. The hotel is very convenient and safe.
Alexander, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Carlos Andrés, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Highly recommend
Small room, but so clean! No "hotel chemical" smell, patio door and fan kept it cool and fresh. Excellent housekeeping service daily. Breakfast was plentiful. Highly recommend.
FRANCES, 4-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Definitely recommend
Clean, comfortable room. Excellent service. Great location.
4-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Good sheperd
comfortable hotel at 400 meter of old market.
bruno, 1-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Strategic location, super friendly and helpful staff. Definitely coming back.
Freddy, 3-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Pablo, 1-night business trip
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