5 Coolest Party Hostels in Brussels – Party with a Beer-Waffle

5 Coolest Party Hostels in Brussels

Welcome à Brussels, where the chocolates are divine, the waffles are a work of art, and the beers have more variety than your wildest hopes and dreams.

In this article, we’re your party ambassadors, here to reveal the best party hostels Brussels. Because in this Belgian beer wonderland, it’s not just a night out; it’s a beer-soaked, waffle-filled, unforgettable adventure.

This guide is an extension of our handwritten guide to the best hostels in the city.

🥳 The COOLEST Party Hostels? Our favorites are:

  1. Jacques Brel Youth Hostel
  2. Sleep Well Youth Hostel
  3. Generation Europe Youth Hostel
  4. MEININGER Hotels Bruxelles City Center
  5. 2GO4 Quality Hostel Brussels Grand Place

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5 Coolest Party Hostels in Brussels

This guide is perfect for YOU, when you want …

  • to party!
  • a social Hostel to actually meet people!
  • a cool hostel with drinking games and such!

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Quick Introduction to Brussels

Average price for a bed: On average, the price of a hostel in Brussels is around 40€ per night. Prices always depend on the season and holidays. Please always check the exact rates on Hostelz.com.

Check-In and Check-Out: The average check-in time is from 15:00 (3 pm), while the Check-Out time is before 11:00 (11 am). 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.

Where to Party in Brussels:

  • Delirium Café: This iconic bar boasts a Guinness World Record for the most beers available, with over 2,000 choices. A must-visit for beer enthusiasts.
  • Flagey Square: This area is vibrant, with bars, clubs, and restaurants lining the square. Check out Café Belga for a relaxed start to your night.
  • Saint-Géry Square: Known for its trendy nightlife, it’s the perfect place to bar-hop. Don’t miss Fuse, an electrifying techno club.

Best Bar Areas in Brussels:

  • Brussels’ Historic Center: Roam the picturesque cobbled streets and pop into cozy bars and pubs. Try Moeder Lambic for an extensive beer selection.
  • Ixelles: This district offers a mix of bars, perfect for those seeking a local experience. Visit Le Tavernier for a more relaxed atmosphere.
  • Matongé: A hub for live music venues and African-inspired bars. Experience the lively diversity of Brussels here.

What to Drink in Brussels:

  • Belgian Beer: You can’t visit Brussels without trying Belgian beer. Don’t miss Trappist ales and fruity Lambics.
  • Jenever: Brussels’ own gin-like spirit, Jenever, is a local favorite. Sip it straight or in cocktails.
  • Chocolate Liqueur: Sample chocolate liqueurs from local chocolatiers. It’s dessert in a glass.

Budget: check out our Brussels budget travel guide.

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The Coolest Party Hostels in Brussels are …

Let’s jump right into the fun hostels in Brussels for partying:

  1. Jacques Brel Youth Hostel
  2. Sleep Well Youth Hostel
  3. Generation Europe Youth Hostel
  4. MEININGER Hotels Bruxelles City Center
  5. 2GO4 Quality Hostel Brussels Grand Place

These are our favorite hostels in Brussels to party. We put all these hostels on the map, including our own insider tips for bars, clubs, and popular night life areas in Brussels (and more!).

Overview: Best Hostels by Traveler Type

🤑 Budget-friendly:Jacques Brel Youth Hostel
👫 For Socializing:Sleep Well Youth Hostel
🎒 for Backpackers:Generation Europe Youth Hostel
🦸 Solo Traveler:MEININGER Hotels Bruxelles City Center
👯For Groups:2GO4 Quality Hostel Brussels Grand Place
🙎‍♀️ Female Solo Traveler: MEININGER Hotels Bruxelles City Center
🧘 Cozy Hostel: 2GO4 Quality Hostel Brussels Grand Place

1. Jacques Brel Youth Hostel

Looking for a fun, international vibe in Brussels? Check out Jacques Brel Youth Hostel!

Boasting a prime location just 10 minutes from the Grande Place, this energetic spot caters to all types of travelers.

With various room options, daily Belgian craft beer at the bar (a reminder that you only have one liver so drink responsibly), and a teamwork approach to activities, this hostel embodies the European Capital’s true spirit.

Don’t forget to explore nearby museums, attractions, and nightlife (obviously)! Plus, enjoy 24/7 access, no curfew, and free WiFi. Warning: prepare for a lively street atmosphere that parties till dawn!

Facilities & Amenities:

  • Bar serving fresh Belgian Craft Beer.
  • Self-serve kitchen
  • Table Tennis, Air Hockey, and Foosball 
  • Huge outdoor courtyard
  • Free Internet (PCs) and WiFi.
  • Buffet breakfast included.
  • Meeting facilities.

Location: Located in the Uptown of Brussels. 10 minutes walking distance from the Grand Place. Nearby museums, historical sites, nightlife, restaurants, shopping centers, and markets. 15-minute walk to the Grand Place and 1.2 mi from the European District.

Our favorite hostel in Brussels for

  • Younger travelers
  • Budget-oriented travelers
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2. Sleep Well Youth Hostel

Take a trip to Sleep Well Youth Hostel in Brussels – you won’t regret it.

With free breakfast, maximum comfort, and excellent prices, this is the ideal spot for budget travelers who are looking for a social atmosphere.

Plus, you’ll get free Wi-Fi, eco-friendliness, access to a bar (obviously), games, and bike rentals – all just a short walk away from the Grand Place and Gare du Nord.

The hostel is huge, so you’re guaranteed a bit of an adventure.

Facilities & Amenities:

  • Free breakfast.
  • Bar with traditional Belgian beers.
  • Ping-pong table, foosball table, board games, and book swap.
  • Environmentally friendly hostel with green Key and Eco-dynamic label.
  • Free guided tours and Brussels map.
  • Bicycle rental.

Location: Located in the heart of Brussels. 10 minutes walk from Grand Place and Gare du Nord. 100m from Rogier Metro Station and a shopping center.

This hostel is great for:

  • Social butterflies
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3. Generation Europe Youth Hostel

Welcome to Brussels and Generation Europe Youth Hostel!

Experience their free Wi-Fi, parking, and delicious organic buffet breakfast in a central yet peaceful location – think of it as the perfect place to go back to after a night of exploration.

This hostel offers an affordable way to discover the city, plus taste amazing Belgian craft beers whenever you need refueling.

Strategically located near the Canal of Brussels, this fun youth hostel is within walking distance of shopping, nightlife, and all the hottest European attractions.

The social outdoor space sets them apart, ensuring unforgettable experiences under the sky of the European capital — it’s a lively hub well-equipped with fantastic facilities and an eco-friendly Green Label. 

Facilities & Amenities:

  • Complimentary organic and local buffet breakfast.
  • Bar serving fresh Belgian Craft Beer.
  • Foosball and Pool Table.
  • Self-serve kitchen.
  • Outdoor garden.

Location: Strategically situated near the Canal of Brussels. About 15 minutes’ walk from the Grande Place. About 10 minutes from the Rue Antoine Dansaert, Sainte-Catherine district, and Saint-Géry district. Close to museums, historical sites, nightlife, restaurants, and shopping centers/markets.

A top choice for:

  • backpackers
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Check prices at:
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4. MEININGER Hotels Bruxelles City Center

MEININGER Hotels Bruxelles City Center is a party hostel in Brussels with a very energetic and social atmosphere.

This hostel is decorated in the style of a comic book and has an incredible game zone where you can meet people from all over the world over a round of kicker, billiards, or Wii.

The hostel also hosts regular events, such as karaoke nights, which are a great way to socialize and make new friends.

Facilities and Amenities:

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Restaurant and bar
  • Game room
  • Bicycle rental
  • Guest kitchen

Location: Located on the banks of the Charleroi-Brussels canal. 6-minute walk to Metro station Graaf van Vlaanderen.

One of the best hostels for:

  • Solo travelers
  • Female solo travelers
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5. 2GO4 Quality Hostel Brussels Grand Place

Nestled in downtown Brussels, just a short walk away from the iconic Grand Place, 2GO4 Quality Hostel Brussels Grand Place offers travelers a unique and social stay in a charming 16th-century townhouse.

With an array of rooms and dorms, modern amenities, and a cool vibe perfect for party enthusiasts, it’s an ideal spot for exploring the city.

Travelers can enjoy a fully-equipped kitchen, chill in their classic lounges, or join an amazing pub crawl nearby.

Surrounded by awesome restaurants and conveniently close to public transport, this hostel is the ultimate go-to for visitors craving a fun Brussels experience.

Facilities & Amenities:

  • Cozy lounges 
  • Shared kitchen

Location: Ideally situated in downtown Brussels, just 25 steps away from the Grand Place. Central location with easy access to a variety of shops, landmarks, architectural and cultural points of interest. Close to uptown Brussels, the Sablon, the European Quarter, and most city landmarks. Short walk to train, tram, bus, and metro stations for easy access to the city and its surroundings.

Great for:

  • Groups
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2GO4 Quality Hostel Brussels Grand Place Lounge 2GO4 Quality Hostel Brussels Grand Place 2GO4 Quality Hostel Brussels Grand Place Dorms

Fun Tips for Party Hostels in Brussels

As you have come to realize, staying at a party hostel is a little different than staying at a regular hostel. Here are some tips to make your stay go a little smoother, and how to be prepared:

How to identify a party Hostel? 4 Simple indicators:

  1. Is there an age limit? 18+ and an upper age-limit are indicators
  2. Do they offer Pub Crawls and Drinking Games in the hostel?
  3. Check for party pictures
  4. Filter the Reviews on Hostelz.com for keywords like "Party", "nightlife" or "social"
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Things to Bring & Pack

There are a few things backpackers should be sure to bring when staying at a party hostel specifically. These items include earplugs (for early mornings and loud roomates), a padlock (lock up your valuables BEFORE going out), headache medicine (always usefful!), and condoms.

Especially for the bigger European cities where pickpocketing is common we recommend wearing trousers with zippers. This limits the chances of stealing from your pockets.

Read: 23 best items to pack for staying in a hostel

Be Sociable

One of the best things about a hostel is being able to meet new people from every corner of the world. Be sure to talk to people and mingle. Travelling solo is great and life-changing, yet enjoying it with new friends can be even better. Locals especially, can show you hidden secret and some of the best spots in the city.

Read: 18 Rules for Hostels and how to build life-time friendships in Hostels

What about the cheapest hostels in Brussels?

Of course, there are always cheap hostels. But how do you actually find them? When you are traveling on a shoe-string budget and you want to save every dollar, there are ways to find the cheapest places in Brussels.

  1. Open Hostelz.com with a full list of all hostels in Brussels
  2. add your dates
  3. Order the listings by price

Simple as that.

Hostelz.com is a price comparison site for hostels. They list every single one in the world and tells you exactly which website is cheaper to use.

Another smart Tip: Check what is actually included, and what is excluded. Take a closer look at the location, too. A further location might mean more costs in transport.

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How to book?

The most popular booking platforms are Booking.com and Hostelworld.com. On both platforms, your credit card is 100% protected and the booking 100% confirmed.

We included some handy links to each of the recommended hostel. Just click on the hostel name. The link will lead you to check prices and availability.

Read: Step-by-Step guide on how to book with Hostelworld

We recommend booking your hostel as early as possible! All of Brussels best hostels are popular; especially in high-season. To make sure you end up in those stylish and good hostels, secure your room/bed as soon as you have your travel dates fix.

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Our Favorite Hostels in Brussels put on a map + sights

Let us have a look at the handmade map we have created for you. As promised, below we list all party hostels and best hostels in Brussels, as well as sights and our own travel tips.

Personally, we love to plan our trips with a map. It’s just easier. We thought this map would help you with planning your trip too.

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Our Insider Tips

As mentioned in the beginning, this guide is an extension of our article “Best hostels in Brussels”.

Yet, we have written down more of our best tips for Brussels. Check out the following:

Nightlife Events and Activities

  • Grand Place Light Show: Catch the nightly light show at the Grand Place. It’s a mesmerizing spectacle that won’t cost you a dime.
  • Mini-Europe: Explore Mini-Europe for a unique perspective on Europe’s landmarks, followed by a night of fun in the city.
  • Comic Strip Walls: Brussels is famous for its comic strip murals. Take a self-guided tour and admire the art scattered throughout the city.

Happy Hour Heaven

  • Belgian Beer Cafés: Look for bars with Belgian beer happy hours. Enjoy premium brews at a fraction of the cost.
  • Bar à tapas: Some bars offer great tapas and drink deals during happy hour. Sip wine and nibble on snacks to kickstart your night.
  • Place Luxembourg: If you’re near the European Parliament, Place Luxembourg is a hotbed of happy hour specials.


More questions left? No worries, we are here for you.

Alright, this is your answer to where to stay in Brussels for nightlife and party.

Here are other guides for hostels in Belgium:

Find all our destinations we have written about here like the one on the best hostels in Paris. We also have guides on the best hostels in Europe, the best party hostels in Europe, and the best coworking hostels in Europe

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