This lively, international hostel is bright and spacious. The minimalist design creates a comfortable atmosphere to suit all traveller types. This place is our coolest hostel in Brussels for backpackers.
Quality twin, triple, 4 and 6-bed rooms are on offer. All with an en-suite and free breakfast, yippee!
Psst! Linen and a towel are also included. Pay attention to this to avoid any extra fees.
Let us tempt you some more with these extras:
Free organic buffet breakfast
24/7 key card access = NO curfew
Free Wi-Fi + PC access
There is an on-site bar here that serves fresh Belgian Craft Beer daily. Yum!
Besides that, make yourself at home in the huge outdoor courtyard – unique to the town.
Jacques Brel Youth Hostel makes it even easier to make friends with the available table tennis, air hockey, and football.
The question is; are you feeling lucky?
In the summer months this hostel hosts concerts, themed evenings, exhibitions and much more.
As for location, Jacques is a stone’s throw from Grand Place. The European district is only 1 mile away. Seriously, do you need anymore? Make Jacques Brel Youth Hostel your home when backpacking Brussels and Belgium!
Jacques Brel Youth Hostel is a number one pick for:
Well, although Brussels can have some fun nightlife with its cool bars, it is not really a place to party. For party hostel Brussels, better hop over to Bruges or Ghent. Especially Ghent has a vibrant nightlife, it is a students city.
After extensive research, it would seem that Brussels doesn’t have a party hostel per se. Bummer…
Instead, what is on offer are great hostels with on-site bars and close proximity to the city centre.
The bar is lively, the rooms spacious and the centre is just a 5-minute subway ride away. Brussels party hostel comes with a young vibe, also pretty cool to meet more people as a solo-traveller and backpacker.
Oh and of course, the Belgian beer is worth a try!
The staff here are extremely well-mannered and offers help whenever you need it. The rooms are big and the beds are very comfortable. You see that plush hotel beds? Their beds are exactly like that.
Their breakfast is delicious, you no longer have to worry where to get the energy for the whole day trip. If you want to have a late night drink, their bar is open until late and they serve local beers at an affordable price.
I don’t know with you but shower rooms are the first thing I check whenever I go to hostels, I must say that Sleep Well’s shower areas are pretty decent.
The location is near to other stores so you’ll never run out of stocks – food, batteries, etc.
Facilities and amenities you can enjoy:
game room with board games/puzzles, table tennis, and pool table
Are there any cheap hostels in Brussels City centre? There can be cheaper and the cheapest hostels than the ones mentioned above.
In our opinion, it’s not worth it to go with the cheapest hostel out there.
The difference is usually 1-2€ ($1-2), and a lot of amenities are not included. This can be breakfast or linen. Keep also in mind a bad location far away from the city center costs you more in transport. This can be pricey in the Belgian capital.
However, if you are travelling on a shoe-string budget and you wanna save every penny, there are ways to find Brussels cheap hostels.
Open Hostelworld with full list of accommodations in Brussels
Order the listing by price
Remember to read the comments carefully. Pay extra attention to the best and worst reviews. These reviews usually give you the best idea on what to really expect and what not to expect.
Yet again, better stick to this list. There is a good reason we handpicked these places to stay in Brussels. They are safe, clean and fun!
How to book?
We recommend using Booking.com or Hostelworld for your reservations.
Hostelworld is the most popular website when it comes to hostel bookings.
This list pretty much sums up the best hostels in Brussels. Any hostel you get here is surely good. We’ve handpicked it for you to choose from.
What are some good and cheap hostels within walking distance of the train station in Brussels?
We don’t often suggest in getting the cheapest hostels there is because you get what you really paid for. This means not having the best sleep and may be having your entire trip compromised because of lack of comfort. With just 1-2€ you get a much a better experience.
Note: normally, the area around the main station in big cities in Europe are a bit sketchy. No need to be scared, just pay attention to your personal belongings while walking around.
If you need any indications to get to your accommodation, ask in the ticket counter or the information point before going out. It will help you to know which direction you need to walk to.
What are the best sites for finding hostels?
We would like to say that Hostelgeeks is a great resource for it! We work really hard to put all the information in our guides. For booking your hostels, Hostelworld and Booking.com a great resources. That is why we add always the links to the hostel profiles in our articles, so you can book easily.
Which city is better for tourists, Brussels or Amsterdam?
Both Brussels and Amsterdam are great cities. If you do have the time, get the chance to travel to both.
Personally, I think Amsterdam has much more to offer than Brussels. The nightlife, the culture, the relaxed atmosphere and its canals make Amsterdam a unique place in the world.
Find all our destinations we have written about here.
Over to you
So there you have it – you’re all set for an exciting trip to Brussels!
Do you have any questions? Anything not clear?
Please please bother us with your question(s) and leave a comment below.
We want to make this guide to hostels in Brussels, Belgium as useful and detailed as possible. Your question(s) actually help us to improve and helps you to get your travels sorted out.
Last note: Our commitment
This is a genuine article to help you travel a bit smarter and find the best place on a budget! Here we ONLY recommend places we know you will enjoy, no matter what.
We will never recommend you any place we haven’t evaluated or are not convinced by. Hostelgeeks only share with you places we also recommend to our best friends and family!
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