Snuffel Hostel

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The Hostelz.com Review

Snuffel Hostel is situated in the Old Town of Brugge, roughly a ten-minute walk from the central market square. At the time of our stay, the hostel had just opened a few months ago.

The Location

The location could not be much better -- you step out of the hostel and you are in the pedestrian zone. After a short walk you are at the market square. At night, the street in the pedestrian zone in front of the hostel is quiet. There are no clubs or loud pubs next door, only some shops down the street, but they close at night. Therefore, there is no noise in the rooms from outside. Apparently, the hostel moved from another house on the same street to the new building. You can still see the old signs on the other house.

Rooms and Bathrooms

The rooms are clean, the bunk beds are upmarket, and every guest has a locker with a quiet confusing code system with no additional key necessary. Regarding the security in the building, we opened the door to our room and the door to the hostel at night with a magnetic card. Both doors work without any problems and the electricity in the room works only if you put the magnetic card into a slot next to the door. The shared bathroom is new and quite clean. There are four showers on our floor; everything works fine. A bar where you can play board games, a kitchen, a common room, some sort of patio, and a laundry room are also included.

Common Spaces

The common area is on the ground level; it's got two larger sofas and tables and chairs, plus a bar where you can order beers, drinks, and snacks. It looks like a classic backpacker bar, but also some locals can be found hanging out to have a chat. The bar and the outside area are quite busy until midnight, when they close during the week; this area generally has a nice, friendly atmosphere.The Wi-Fi is free, fast, and works well everywhere in the building and inside the room. The staff are friendly and will help with information about sights in the center. There is an additional luggage room in the basement, where your baggage can be stored after the checkout if you still want to have another nice day in the city. In the morning, free breakfast is served -- the buffet offers tea, coffee, juice, eggs, cornflakes with milk, toast, jam, honey, cheese, and some sort of sweet spread.

Summary

The facilities are very good, new, clean, and modern. The location is central, still in the Old Town; everything is in walking distance; and free breakfast in the morning is included. The bar in the hostel is vibrant, with decent prices for drinks. The only negative aspect is the code system for the lockers in the room (at first, it is quite confusing, as you have to enter your personal pin twice to confirm it). This hostel is highly recommendable.
by Flo
Hostelz.com Staff Reviewer
2016-07-26
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Location/Contact

Address
Ezelstraat 42, Old Centre, Bruges (Brugge), West-Flanders, Belgium
Coordinates
51.213158, 3.218484 (accuracy not guaranteed)
Location
Website
www.snuffel.be
Telephone
+32 50 33 31 33
Fax
+32 (0)50 333 250
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Hostelz.com Guest Reviews

 
Kitchen and clean sheets
The staff very nice, good kitchen, good cleaning, beds separates. The only bad thing -- showers are outside, you have to pass all through the bar for getting a shower.
cecilia
Age 26, argentina
2014-10-21
 
Great relaxing stay
I had a great time staying here (4 nights) in Bruges. The hostel is very friendly and accommodating. They really do have the best prices on beer in town. The wifi only works in the middle of the day when no one else is on it. As soon as more than a couple people connect it dies. Showers are outside through the bar which might be an issue for some people.
Brandon
Age 31, USA
2013-09-17
 
Nice hostel
Very nice hostel with excellent staff and atmosphere. It is very clean. They have cheap beer. But their showers are so far from the room. We had great breakfast included the cost.
Ivan
Age 23, Russia
2013-07-10
 
Well worth a return
Great hostel, excellent bar which is renowned in Bruges. Very cheep belgian beer and lots of people from all over the world. The staff are extremely friendly and very helpful always. Can't think of any downsides other than the fact the showers are downstairs, through the back court yard and in a different part of the hostel from where the dorms are. Location really is excellent and is only helped by the fact every major attraction is no more than 15 minutes walk from each other making it almost impossible to get lost. Excellent hostel overall, recommendable if you're traveling and want somewhere to party and meet new people in such a small, but excellent city.
o'd
(Ireland)
2011-06-21
 
If you stay here you get a Bruges pass!
alright, so the price is right at this hotspot. friendly staff, breakfast included, small but useful kitchen, plus a bar/common area right at your disposal. close enough to the city but not close enough to feel like you're in a tour group. the negative points would be the really cramped rooms (neighbours' feet at your head kind of situations), to get to the shower you walk through the bar, the stairs make you practice your balance and coordination, and they still smoke in the bar. however, you're in bruges, so how much time are you spending at your hostel anyway? go to the used bookstore down the street, if not to buy a book go to have a good laugh at the used 1970s romance novels.
Kathy
(Canada)
2008-06-12
The Snuffel Hostel is a friendly and social hostel in a good location close to the main attractions. The staff are helpful and can provide advice on things to see and do, but are often very busy. The person working the bar is also the receptionist, so it can take a while to check in if the bar is busy. The Location The hostel is easy to find, and not too far from the train station. A bus is advisable though. The buses available from the train station are bus 3 or 13, which go to the market place, and from there it is not too far to walk. There is a bus which goes right out the front, but it comes less often and seems to wind around the whole town before it gets there. Rooms and Bathrooms The rooms are clean and tidy, and sheets can be provided if needed. The large room (fourteen beds) can be a bit noisy, but is reasonably spacious for a dorm with so many beds. If you are after a bit more privacy, smaller rooms (four or six beds) are available for an extra cost. If you want a private room, then a four-bed room can be booked as a private. The bathrooms are the biggest letdown. You have to walk through the bar and kitchen, and outside across the courtyard to get to the bathrooms. Once there, the showers are not the best. They have curtains and pull chains, and are not always hot. Common Spaces The common places at the hostel are good. The bar is spacious, they have a good variety of Belgian beer, and happy hour provides good value. The bar is a good place to meet other travelers, but can sometimes get a little bit smoky. There are board games to borrow and a library/book swap too. The kitchen is small, but adequate and clean. It has all the essentials for a quick meal. Summary Overall this is a decent place to stay and meet other people.
Vanessa Boltman
(Australia)
2007-12-20
 
Great
We had a great night at Snuffel. the rooms were really clean, they all had fresh folded ironed sheets, a nice blanket and pillow for us on the beds. the beds were really comfy! the staff were cool, and the bar downstairs was good too. they have a beer card where you can get five beers for 9euro, and they're full sized beers, not sample ones or something! you get a brugge card where you can get discounts on certain things in town. it's pretty close to the amazing square, and really easy to find! i cant really see why anyone would put in a bad review about this place, we couldn't fault it. it's not small and dodgy but its not huge and commercial. it's big enough to have good facilities and a lot of people in there. i would recommend this place for any traveler, alone or in a group.
Jacqui
(Australia)
2007-06-18
  I was not impressed when I stayed here in August 2006. The bar was ok but not for the people sleeping in the rooms above it. Be warned -- try to stay away from room 15/16 -- the one with fourteen or so beds. Very noisy, even with earplugs. I was not impressed with the showers and bathroom. You can't check out or shower before 8 a.m. because the door to the bar is locked and you have to go through the bar to get to the showers and the reception desk.
Inky
2006-09-29

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