Cube Hostel in Leuven is a retro-chic hostel focused on providing you with the coolest local insider information about the city and its culture. The CUBE Hostel team gives its best that you will have a great time while doing so; after all, their motto is "come as a guest, leave as a friend."
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Advantage of Cube Hostel's Location in Leuven
Cube Hostel is located right in the heart of the historical old town of Leuven, with sights like the Old Market Square and St. Peter's Church under a 10-minute walk away.
The nearest airport to Leuven is Brussels Airport, located about 15 minutes' drive away. You could also fly into Brussels South Charleroi Airport, which is about an hour's drive away. At both airports, you can take a train to Leuven.
How to get here
From the Leuven train station, it's about a 20-minute walk to the Cube Hostel. Outside of the station, turn left onto Martelarenplein. Keep an eye on the street name, as you'll need to turn right to stay on the same street. Next, turn right onto Bondgenotenlaan for 800 meters, and continue on straight to Rector de Somerplein.
Make a left towards Grote Markt, then continue onto Brusselsestraat - you're nearly there.
The Cube Hostel is located at number 110; just look out for the tall black building. Now you're at the best Hostel in Leuven - enjoy your time!
Alternately, you can take the 370 bus to get to the Cube Hostel from the Lueven train station. It takes under 10 minutes from Leuven Station Perron bus stop; simply take the bus towards Diest-Lueven and go 4 stops.
When you are traveling around the area, check out as well this cool Rotterdam hostel, Ani&Haakien Hostel.
Leuven itself is really worth it a visit.
Pure local culture and probably one of the most impressive city halls you will see! Not overrun by tourists, Leuven is the place to enjoy local Belgium culture from the first moment. It is also a students town, so perfect for backpackers to mingle.
Cube Hostel Leuven in Review
Let’s walk around CUBE Hostel and see why they fit the 5 Star Hostel criteria.
There is a cinema to watch movies, a foosball table to beat your hostel mates and even the coolest bar in Leuven.
If you are looking for us, we might have one of the signature drinks in the bar while playing a board game.
1. Local Sustainability
The crew behind Cube Hostel put an emphasis on working with local tour providers.
This new hostel (opened in mid of 2014) loves working with locals who really know and understand Leuven and its surroundings.
Plus, they’ve installed a LED lighting system, meaning that they’re saving 60% of energy and CO2.
Pretty sweet, eh?
Last but not least, have a look at their blackboard, well, actually cork board: full recycled and in style!
2. Funky Retro Design at CUBE Hostel
Cube’s cool vintage design is all down to manager Elizabeth and the receptionist Yannick.
They’ve gone for a retro, funky style that makes this hostel feel like a boutique hostel, from the wooden floors to the colorful furniture.
The aim is to create a relaxing space that’s also interesting and unique.
Have a look around, they have so many design creative ideas which can inspire you to decorate your place that you will take pictures and notes during all your stay.
Fun fact: this hostel is actually a stop on a local graffiti tour, as they worked to get local graffiti artists to decorate the stairways and hallways with their own signature pieces.
Try to find this one, it has a hidden spot!
3. Global Touches for the Travelers Passion
You can definitely see Cube Hostel’s passion for travel in the decorations.
There are all kinds of vintage traveler touches scattered around the hostel, like a desk created from retro suitcases and a collection of globes on the bookcases.
Its desk remembers us at Ecomama Hostel in Amsterdam, even though they used books instead of suitcases.
Look out for the inspirational travel quotes dotted around CUBE hostel too; they’d make a great talking point for sparking up a conversation with fellow travel fans during your stay.
Leuven itself is fairly small. Since you are staying in the best hostel in Leuven, you are super central.
It takes you a short 3-5 minutes walk to the amazing city hall.
The city itself is really walkable.
If you are coming with a car, ask the staff about their parking spot. They have a few parking spots, but they need to reserve them for you.
Yet, you can park a short 10 minutes walk away for free.
The staff at Cube Hostel Leuven is encouraged to be extra-involved, and you’ll see them asking guests about their stay and their plans over breakfast or at the reception. They’ll go the extra mile to help you out with a special request as best they can (like booking a certain activity for you).
Do not be shy, give it a try!
This is us playing some board games with fellow hostel mates. I am not sure who won, let’s pretend we did!
The beer is Leffe, a locally produced Belgian beer. Go for it!
It is one of the more famous beers from Belgium, we have found it several times outside of the country in bars like in Barcelona, Paris and Berlin.
The Rooms at CUBE Hostel
You can choose between private rooms and shared rooms, known as dorms.
For private rooms, the CUBE offers double room, and private rooms with 3 beds.
As for dorms, you can choose between 4-bed dorms, 6-bed dorms, 8-bed dorms and the 12-bed dorms.
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