St Christopher's Inn Hostel at The Bauhaus

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The Hostelz.com Review

St Christopher's Inn Hostel at The Bauhaus is a great hostel located in central Bruges. It is clean, friendly, and has a great bar downstairs that is attended by both hostel guests and locals alike. St Christopher's is a popular European hostel chain, known for its high-quality backpacker accommodation. The only key feature it misses is a kitchen, but don't worry -- you'll be too full on fine Belgian chocolate, waffles, and beer to want to cook your meals anyway.

The Location

The Bauhaus is located in central Bruges, about ten minutes' walk from the main square. Although not quite as central as some other hostels in the area, it is still very close and within walking distance to everything in this small but charming medieval town. There are also many cute shops, cafes, restaurants, and (most importantly) chocolate shops nearby, in addition to a supermarket that seems to be more popular as a liquor store. It is about a thirty-minute, scenic walk from Bruges' train station, which is situated on the outskirts of the Old Town.

Rooms and Bathrooms

This hostel offers private rooms as well as dorms ranging from four to sixteen beds in size. Guests also have the option of booking a regular dorm or the superior ten- or sixteen-bed dorms. For a small amount extra, these superior beds are worth the money. They are high-quality bunk beds with comfortable mattresses, individual lights, and power points, plus their very own curtain to keep away prying eyes or just to block out any disturbances.

The bathrooms vary in quality but are on the whole pretty good. The showers in the second building, which is next door to the main building, are more modern and therefore better. There are also a lot of them in this building, so guests never have to wait. Alternatively, there are fewer showers in the main building and the ones here have push-button timers and fixed-in-place shower heads. They are still good -- hot with good water pressure -- but just not as good as the ones in the other building. All bathroom blocks are also kept very clean.

Common Spaces

At this hostel, the bar is the common space; it's nice and charming and has a great vibe, but it's also not the easiest place to meet other hostel guests. There is no kitchen at the hostel either, but there is free tea and coffee for guests. Breakfast -- consisting of toast and a range of spreads, cornflakes, muesli, tea, coffee, and juice -- is included in the price.

Summary

St Christopher's Bauhaus hostel is comfortable and convenient. It is a great, affordable accommodation option for anyone visiting Bruges, and is especially comfortable if you opt for one of the beds in the superior dorms.
by Cat MacGregor
Hostelz.com Staff Reviewer
2016-02-11
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Reception / bar
Bar
Bar
10-bed superior dorm
Bathroom
Shower
Private twin / double
bar / breakfast area

Map

(Location is approximate. You may need to pan/move to find "St Christopher's Inn Hostel at The Bauhaus" at Langestraat 133-137.)

Location/Contact

Address
Langestraat 133-137, Old Centre, Bruges (Brugge), West-Flanders, Belgium
Coordinates
51.211810, 3.237437 (accuracy not guaranteed)
Location
Website
www.bauhaus.be
Telephone
+32 (0)50 341 093
Fax
+32 (0)50 334 180
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Hostelz.com Guest Reviews

 
Good place to rest and enjoy a beer
This hostel is a good place to rest and nearby to the mains streets but you must to know the bathrooms are out of the rooms. However, you have a complete service as lockers, restaurant, plugs and light by your bed and laundry. The bar is a good place for enjoy a beer with rock music at night but is a quiet place at day. I didn't have problems for sleep but if you are above the bar maybe the noise can be a problem I don't know.
javincmv
Age 26, Spain
2014-07-27
 
Overall cant complain much
Good -- pretty friendly staff; great breakfast of bread, pate, cereal, orange juice; curtains for beds and own light and charger in bed; awesome in brugges tour (run by a guy from outside, but sign up at reception -- its free and the loud skin head guy who runs its is absolutely top notch, great character and awesome tour). Bad -- showers are never hot, wifi doesnt work in the room, no shared kitchen (as far as i could find).
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Age 32, uk
2013-09-01
 
Great Location and Good for Nightlife
This St. Christopher's Inn is more of a bar with rooms attached than it is a hostel. Brugge is a very small city, so wherever you stay you are in a good location. The beds were average and the bathrooms smelled pretty bad, but it was a very acceptable hostel for our standards. Be wary that if you are looking for a quiet and quaint place to stay on the weekend, this is not the place for you. The guests are normally younger and tend to stay out later and come in late which can either be a good, or a bad thing depending on your interests. The WiFi is only available in the lobby and it sucks bad!! So don't rely on the WiFi there. The breakfast is the standard hostel breakfast with rolls and juice, nothing too exciting. The staff was very friendly, but sometimes worked very slowly when there were a lot of people around. All in all it was an ok hostel, nothing spectacular.
Grant
Age 21, United States
2013-06-02
  St Christopher's Inn - Bauhaus Hostel, this little party hostel, has the apparent ability to leave you with a lasting hangover. The Location Situated within the walls of the city area, the hostel is easily accessible by public transport. If you are arriving by train, you can take the 6 or 16 tram to the hostel. The stop is just around the corner from the hostel. A good number of staff at the train station speak English, so you shouldn't have too much trouble purchasing a ticket before hopping on the tram. Alternatively, you can walk from the station -- it is a good thirty-minute walk, although there are no hills! Parking is available in the surrounding streets. The hostel itself comprises of five buildings including a bar and a restaurant. The photograph included is of the main reception building. The walk into town is an easy, ten-minute stroll, and there is a decent supermarket nearby. Rooms and Bathrooms The buildings, poky at best, are full of winding corridors that make this hostel difficult to navigate at times. The dorm rooms are small with as many possible beds crammed in. There is a sink in the dorms, as well as ample power point facilities. The showers are decent with hot water and no pressure problems. There are hooks and shelves in the shower area for your belongings. The toilets are somewhat horrible after the evening, and many do not have washroom facilities (presumably why there is a sink in the room). Only some provide hand sanitiser. Common Spaces There is an outdoors smoking area as well as a small common room. Having said that, the best place to meet fellow travelers is in the bar area. Wi-Fi is free, however, it's only available in the reception building and common area as well as the bar area. It is not available in the rooms. Laundry facilities are available for an all-inclusive price. The hostel also offers a free walking tour and the hire of bicycles. Breakfast is included, and it's a decent spread. Drinks at the bar are reasonably priced. The downside to this hostel is that there are neither kitchen facilities nor a dining room. Given that the hostel is spread out over the five buildings, it is difficult to meet other travelers as many simply enter the common space to use the Wi-Fi and then leave. If you don't want to eat in the hostel restaurant, simply pack a picnic from the nearby supermarket and go to the park with windmills at the end of the street. Summary This is a great hostel if you're only staying a night. For seasoned travelers, you might just have to suck it up and stay here because your choices in Brugge are limited!
LeLe
2013-05-08
 
Very poor and expensive hostel and breakfast.
In last 20 years we visited more than 100 hostels in all parts of the world, but the Bauhaus in Brugge was one of the worst. Twin room, very small, unisex WC on the first floor for approx 20 people without water, breakfast the poorest one we ever got, and the price comparatively among the highest. Distance from rail station across the whole city center, buses on weekends only one per hour ... I do not recommend this hostel.
Miro
2012-09-03
 
Decent hostel, good bar, adequate breakfast, bad restaurant.
A bit far from the train station but the whole town is quite small. A few buses stop close by, bus drivers are very friendly and can tell you how to get there. Staff are quite friendly and informative, interesting mix of people from around the world! Breakfast is a couple of rolls, some butter and jam, a hardboiled egg or two, some cold cuts and cheese, tea/coffee. It is served in the restaurant. It gets VERY busy at breakfast, please be nice to the staff as they try to keep up! The restaurant itself is not that great. For the same price you can eat out and have a better meal. The bar is cozy and warm, the crowd, well that depends on the guests, most of them were great conversation and interesting, though there were a few whiners but that isn't the hostel's fault. Bathrooms and showers are as clean as you can expect for the numbers they serve.
Yulgene
(Canada)
2012-05-14
 
Quite disappointed
i chose this hostel because the one in London was great. however this time i didn't have a pleasant stay. there was no hot water for shower, only a bit warm water, the music from the bar downstairs was so loud that i couldn't sleep. also, there was something wrong with the system so they made a mistake with the number of beds available in my room which took an hour to settle down.
Anonymous
2011-05-10
 
St. Christopher's Inn Bruges Belgium
The private room en-suite I was in was very clean and quite roomy. Breakfast was included and ok, provided you arrived early. The thing is it was impossible to sleep in this place because of the central heating system which seems to have been inadequately installed. Then the noise erupting from the pipes every 30 minutes prevented any sound sleep. There was also the lack of common room and guest kitchen and there wasn't even a microwave on sight! Plus, the TV which was supposed to work didn't and then food in the restaurant was just as pricey as everywhere else in town. Staff was nice but not helpful at all.
May
(France)
2011-02-26

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