Rue de la Sablonnière 30, Brussels, Belgium, 1000
- Recommended for:
- Backpackers / Students, Couples, Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, Singles, No fuss, Sightseeing
Best for On a budget - Expert review of Jacques Brel
This white-wash building was once a hospital, but has been a hostel now for over 20 years, which is testament to its popularity. The staff make a real effort to organise extras such as summer BBQs or city bike tours.
Sits in the northeast corner of town about a 12-minute walk from the Grand-Place; the nearest metro station is Botanique.
Range of 2-, 3-, 4- and 6-bed dormitories. Rooms are spacious and modern — if a little devoid of character — and all have a spotless en-suite shower; toilets are down the hall. Every bunk has an individual reading light. Bed sheets are included in the room rate, but you’ll need to bring a towel.
Bright, dynamic spaces painted in ‘happy’ colours.
The buffet breakfast is a good spread and included in the price; there’s a café that stays open late and serves filling snacks for around 3 euros; the lively Babel Bar (open: 7pm—1am) in the basement serves Belgian beers and snacks; and there’s a communal kitchen (open:12pm—10pm). In summer, the staff usually host BBQs on the terrace.
Facilities include free internet, laundry, paid luggage storage, games rooms with table tennis, and a TV room.
Staff were fun and friendly when I visited.
Non-Hostelling International members have to pay a three euro supplement.
More information on Jacques Brel:
- Rue de la Sablonnière 30, Brussels, Belgium, 1000
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- cheap accomodation
- High-Speed Internet, Restaurant