We’re really excited to show you our hand-picked Bruges accommodation in this beautiful medieval city.
It’s a great destination for sipping delicious beer after a wander on the cobbled streets and alongside the many canals.
In fact, you’ll find Belgian beer filled bars in each of the hostels in this article!
Social solo travellers will enjoy the daily activities in our #1 hostel, and budget conscious travellers will smile at the great locations to choose from.
This guide is perfect for YOU, when …
- tired of bad and crappy hostels
- want to avoid the “young party kids”
- happy to spend 1-2€ for a better experience
Sorry to say that there are currently no 5 Star Hostels in Bruges. Yet, we have found super cool places to stay in Bruges on a budget – and to have backpacker fun!
What we cover in this article?
- 3 best hostels in detail
- Comparison chart of 3 best hostels
- cheapest hostels in Bruges
- best hostels in Bruges for solo travellers
- fun party hostels in Bruges
- discounts and promo codes
- How to book?
- all hostel and sights on a map
Quick Introduction to Bruges
Average price for a bed: Hostels in Bruges cost 15€ – 23€ per night for a bed in a dorm. A private room starts from 52€ up to 102€. This is a rough average just to give you an idea.
Check-In and Check Out: The average check-in time is from 15:00 (3pm), while the Check Out time is before 11:00 (11am). Hostels usually offer luggage storage in case you arrive earlier or leave later. Make sure you check if luggage storage is free or if there is an extra cost.
Tourist Tax: In the city of Bruges there is a tourist tax in place of EUR 2 per person per night. Most hostels include this in the price, but it’s always good to check in advance. For example, our #3 hostel St Christopher’s Inn – Bauhaus Hostel charges the tax separately from the booking price.
New to Hostels? Read our full hostel starter guide here. We especially recommend to read:
- how to book hostels (and websites to use)
- 23 items for the hostel packing list
- Are hostels safe? 13 safety tips for hostels
The 3 Best Hostels in Bruges
Let’s jump right into the boutique hostels in Bruges.
We put all three accommodation on the map, you will find the map at the end of the article.
1. Hostel Lybeer Bruges (social hub & great beer)
By now we like to think we know what travellers are looking for.
Our #1 Hostel Lybeer Bruges ticks oh so many boxes when it comes to having a memorable stay.
But don’t take our word for it. See for yourself:
- Top heart-of-the-city location
- Awesome facilities
- Daily organised activities
- Sociable staff
Let’s jump back to the facilities for a second.
For one thing, the rooms are newly renovated with the Wi-Fi reaching to all corners of the building.
Yet the best social space has to be the large lounge room with a bar – yes a bar!- to mingle with fellow wanderers.
This is where the cool daily activities come in. Before you head to the Belgian beer tasting events, make sure you join the free walking tour and DAILY meat/veggie BBQ.
Alongside the great service, the staff want to socialise with you. So much so they even organise karaoke nights and pub quizzes.
How could you possibly get bored here?
Wind down in your chosen room – mixed, female and private options are available.
If you manage to find time to head outside, the famous belfry tower is less than 10-minutes in one direction, the main market square in the other.
This is one of the best hostels in Bruges for
2. Snuffel Hostel (big accommodation, big heart)
Don’t let the white walls fool you; Snuffel Hostel is full of good vibes and community atmosphere.
This refurbished youth hostel has a capacity of 120 beds and believe us when we tell you they are both spacious and bright!
It’s a great choice for the younger traveller looking to buddy up and share good times with other travellers. This is made easier by the bar and outdoor terrace.
Groups are also encouraged to stay here thanks to the many rooms on-site. It’s best to get directly in touch if you’re group consists of 12 or more.
Although a big place, the rooms are kept cosy and manageable.
Choose between 4-6 bed mixed dorm, 6-bed female and a private option for two people.
Once you’ve sorted your room, spend more time…
- Tasting the Belgian beers at the bar
- Renting a bike for the day
- Chatting with the staff about things to do/see
- Relaxing in the chill out room (with chess!)
You’ll be happy to know that Snuffel is located right in the centre of the old part of Bruges. The market square is 500 metres away.
This is one of the best hostels in Bruges for
- Female Solo-Travellers
3. St Christopher’s Inn Hostel at The Bauhaus (pod beds & 40+ beers)
St Christopher’s Inn – Bauhaus Hostel (for short) claims to offer the best party atmosphere and beer selection out of all the hostels in Bruges.
There’s only one way to find out!
Perhaps you better book a bed, join the free walking tour and daily Belgian beer tasting and get back to us.
Honestly, we could stop there but there are a few more things you should know about this cool hostel in Bruges.
The rooms are wonderful, for one thing: spacious, basic and ranging in size. They’re certainly more designed for social butterflies as you’ll find no privacy curtains here.
You can opt for a smaller 4-bed mixed or try out a 16-bed if you fancy. The bigger rooms now come with pod beds! Ladies have the option of a 6-bed female, too.
Couples may prefer a standard private or a deluxe double with an en-suite.
- Travellers bar with 40+ beers
- Bike hire
- 24/7 reception (no curfew!)
- Free earplugs
- Guest food and drink discounts
Important: the city tax of €2.12 pppn is not included in the room rate.
Once again, this hostel is situated right in the heart of the old part of Bruges. So you guessed it; everything you need and want is within walking distance!
This is one of the best hostels in Bruges for
Comparing all 3 Top Hostels in Bruges
Here is an overview of our handpicked top hostels in Bruges. In this chart we compare the main facilities and things to expect.
It will help you to make a decision.
|Hostel Lybeer Bruges||Snuffel Hostel||St Christopher’s Inn Hostel at The Bauhaus|
|WiFi||Free (Good)||Free (Good)||Free (Good)|
|Breakfast||No||Included (simple)||Continental (€5)|
|Special||On-site Bar||Bar & Bike Rental||
Bar & Bike Rental
|Lockers – and safe?||No||No||Yes|
|Facilities for disabled guests||No||Yes – 12 rooms||No|
|How to book?||Hostelworld||Hostelworld||Hostelworld|
This information can vary by season and availability. Please take this into account.
What about cheap accommodation in Bruges?
Of course, there are always cheap hostels.
We think, it’s not worth it to go with the cheapest hostel out there.
The difference is usually 1-2€ ($1-2) per night, and a lot of amenities are not included. This can be breakfast or linen.
However, if you are traveling on a shoe-string budget and you wanna save every penny, there are ways to find the cheapest places in Bruges.
- Open Hostelworld with full list of budget places to stay in Bruges
- Order the listing by price
Simple as that.
Make sure you use then the other filters and rank per price.
Also keep a close eye on the ratings, especially the “extreme ratings”. Meaning, the best and worst. These ratings can give great insight on what to expect.
Best Hostels in Bruges for Solo Travellers?
Solo travellers; you’re up! We know how important it is to find a mix of good social vibes and privacy.
We’re certainly not afraid to repeat ourselves by telling you that the best hostel for solo travellers in Bruges is our #1 Hostel Lybeer Bruges.
There are tons of events happening daily, a beautiful bar to mingle in and the main sights of Bruges on your doorstep.
Therefore, this is a top choice for both sociable solo travellers and introverts alike.
Party Hostels in Bruges
So, where exactly should you stay if you’re looking for a great party hostel in Bruges?
As you may have already noticed, all of the hostels in this article have their very own bar – hoorah!
Not only that, but they all offer some sort of activities and/or social events to really kick start the party atmosphere.
- For more mature party goers stay at: Hostel Lybeer Bruges
- For the younger crowd and larger shared dorms choose: Snuffel Hostel
- For beer lovers and private room options book with: St Christopher’s Inn Hostel at The Bauhaus
Note: the only one of these hostels to mention an intentional party atmosphere is St Christopher’s Inn Hostel at The Bauhaus.
Thanks to the central location for all three, it’s easy to take the party to local bars should you feel the general hostel atmosphere is not matching your mood.
How to book?
We recommend using Booking.com or Hostelworld for your reservations.
Booking.com is the biggest and safest platform for hotel and hostels reservations. Their cancellation policy is one of the best, normally 100% refundable until 24h before the stay.
Hostelworld is also super safe and the biggest booking platform for hostels.
On both platforms your credit card is 100% protected and the booking 100% confirmed.
We included the handy links to each of the recommended hostel. Just click on the hostel name. The link will lead you to check prices and availability.
Here is the overview:
- Hostel Lybeer Bruges: Booking.com | Hostelworld
- Snuffel Hostel: Booking.com | Hostelworld
- St Christopher’s Inn Hostel at The Bauhaus: Booking.com | Hostelworld
We recommend booking your hostel as early as possible!
All of Bruges best hostels are popular; especially in high-season. To make sure you end up in those stylish hostels, secure your room or bed as soon as you have your travel dates fix.
Currently, we have no special hostel discounts in Bruges. I know, it’s a pity. You can subscribe to our newsletter to receive our newest hostel discounts always to your inbox.
You can find all our hostel discounts worldwide here.
All 3 Hostels put on a map + sights
Below we list all three best Bruges hostels on a map. We hope that this will make you planning even easier!
We also included the main tourist attractions you’ve to know in this list:
- Belfry of Bruges
- Markt Bruges
- Church of Our Lady Bruges
- Basilica of the Holy Blood
- St. Salvator’s Cathedral
- Historium Bruges
As for cool things to do, we’ve collected a few ideas for you below:
- Zeebrugee to Bruges (return cruise shuttle)
- Private 2-hour walking tour
- Guided Rickshaw Tour
- Great War Flanders Fields (day tour)
(You can deactivate and activate the different layers in the left sidebar. Open the map in a new tab here.)
Flights to Bruges?
We enjoy Kiwi.com to find cheap flights all over Bruges.
This new website has super cool features like a so-called radius search. Just draw a circle over Europe and find the cheapest rates for the area.
Here is our review of Kiwi.
Alright, this is your answer to where to stay in Bruges Belgium. Find here the best hostels in Belgium.
We did the leg work for you and bring you more hostel guides to destinations:
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You can find all our new and updates articles for Best Hostels in here.
Over to you
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Last note: Our commitment
This is a genuine article to help you travel a bit smarter and find the best place on a budget! 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. We only share with you places we also recommend to our best friends and family!
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Your Smart Packing List
It is time to see what you should pack in your backpack or suitcase. Make sure you always pick a quality hostel, it totally reduces the things you need to pack. Here is our ultimate hostel packing list. It features 23 items you should really throw in your backpack.The most important things to pack are:
- eye mask
- key chain flashlight
- the right backpack, the Nomatic (our review of Nomatic here) or Lowe Alpine Lightflite 45 Pack
- packing cubes
- generic padlock (fitting all locker types)
- quick-dry travel towel
- universal power adapter
- travel-sized toiletries