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.
Eating and drinking
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.
Who stays there
Non-Hostelling International members have to pay a three euro supplement.
- High-Speed Internet
- Backpackers / Students
- Families with teenagers
- Families with younger children
- No fuss
Pros & Cons
- Non-smoking hostel
- Family and disabled-traveller rooms available
- No curfew — come and go with a keycard
- Ten-minute walk to the historic city centre