Hostels in Bruges, Belgium

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Get to know Bruges (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Bruges. To help you make friends with Bruges before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Guess what? Bruges is also named and spelled Brugge - It is the same destination. Goodbye confusion.
 Get to know Bruges (no more

Bruges is a fantastic, medieval city located in Northwest Belgium, about twenty miles from the beach. However, those staying at Bruges hostels will find that even in summer, it is rarely warm enough by western standards to enjoy a day at the beach. Bruges is plagued by rain just as often as London or Ireland but the wet and gloomy weather lends Bruges much of its cozy charm. The Flemish are warm and inviting and often speak nearly flawless English, in addition to their native Dutch, and most can speak or understand French.

Bruges is often dubbed "The Venice of the North," thanks to its endless number of canals and bridges. Make sure to leave your Bruges hostel and visit the Church of Our Lady, where you can see the Madonna and Child, one of the only Michaelangelo pieces taken out of Italy. You can also pay a steep price to climb Bruges' infamous Belfry tower, complete with hundreds of bells to marvel at as you ascend the three hundred and sixty-six narrow steps to the top and pray no one else is coming down at the same time! The brewery tours are very entertaining and informative and come with a free glass of cold and fresh brew at the end. Also, don't forget to try the gooey waffles and melt-in-your-mouth Belgian chocolate. Dumon chocolate is a good and cheap recommendation. These items are wonderfully delicious and a trademark of Belgium.

Luckily, there is no shortage of fun free things to do to keep you out of your Bruges hostel! Your trip to Bruges isn't complete unless you check out the Basilica of the Holy Blood at Burg square, where the famous relic of Jesus' blood is on display for two hours everyday. Get there early because the lines can get wicked. There is no cost to get in, but a small, optional donation is requested. There are also windmills located on the edge of the city center, which are nice to sit under and have a picnic. Bruges is full of gorgeous city parks which make great places for strolling and kissing in such a perfectly romantic town. But the best free thing to do in Bruges is simply to walk around and admire the breathtaking medieval architecture that has survived with a little reconstructive help. Bruges' main attraction is the charming little city itself!

FAQ about Bruges Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Bruges. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Bruges. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

A hostel in Bruges costs on average $30 for a dorm. A hostel in Bruges with private rooms costs on average $110.
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Snuffel Hostel is the best rated hostel for partying in Bruges.

It offers: Bar.

Your Packing List for Bruges

Your Packing List for Bruges

Pack smart, not hard

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Bruges and Belgium.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

Get your full Packing List here

Bruges Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Bruges, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
8 Total number of hostels
$30 Average dorm price
$110 Average private room price
$24 Cheapest hostel in Bruges
7 Party hostels in Bruges
Snuffel Hostel is the best rated
Most Bruges hostels are located in
Old Centre, City Centre, Assebroek
7.2 Average rating of all hostels

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Ostend (21 Km / 13 mi.)
Vlissingen (36 Km / 22 mi.)
Ghent (39 Km / 24 mi.)

Travel Tips for Bruges - from the Community

Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking Bruges. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Bruges. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!

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