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 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.
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.
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.