Welcome to your detailed guide for Brussels hostels. We share all the juicy information you need to know to discover safe, fun and memorable hostels! All that's left for you to do is choose your favourite hostel in Brussels, Belgium. Compare prices for Brussels hostels in one easy click - simple. Add your travel dates and watch as all hostel booking sites, including Hostelworld, Hostelsclub and Booking.com, highlight their best price and room availability during your stay.
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 Brussels, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
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Most Brussels hostels are located in
City Centre, Saint-Josse-ten-Noode, Sablon
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Below you can discover the best hostels to suit every traveller type. All of our recommendations are based on information shared by genuine travellers, the hostels and data that has been calculated from the system. Don't forget to check the ratings and see how these compare with the rates.
Travelling on your own to Brussels? Fabulous!
Pick a great hostel designed with solo travellers in mind, and you're bound to meet plenty of like-minded people who have also dared to venture to Brussels alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in Brussels. We've also highlighted which hostel offers special perks you, as a solo traveller, will love. Each hostel offers great social spaces to meet fellow backpackers and wonderful opportunities for making new friends. You'll soon realise that travelling on your own definitely does not mean travelling alone.
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 Brussels. To help you make friends with Brussels before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Guess what? Brussels is also named and spelled Bruxelles/Brussel - It is the same destination. Goodbye confusion.
Brussels is the capital of Belgium and hosts the headquarters of the European Union and the NATO. The city is divided into six boroughs. If you are looking for a hostel in Brussels, several locations could be suitable for you. The so-called Pentagon is the historic city center and features most important sights. Laken is situated in the north and attracts tourists with Laeken Castle, the Atomium, and its pastoral charme. Louise/Louiza-Roosevelt in the south is a mostly residential area with lots of boutiques and luxury shopping. The European Quarter is dominated by modern architecture.
Brussels is served by two airports, Charleroi and Zaventem, which both can be accessed by train. Getting around in Brussels is not a problem since you will find a comprehensive public transport system consisting of subway trains, trams, and buses. You should have no problem reaching your Brussels hostel by public transit. From there, most parts of Brussels are best to be explored on foot.
While you are in Brussels, walk around the city center and admire the Grand Place, which is listed as UNESCO World Heritage. Be impressed by the abundance of gothic architecture and the Art Nouveau style by the Brussels architect Victor Horta, and visit Laeken Castle with its large greenhouses. Climb up the iconic Atomium, a symbolic structure that was built for the 1958 World’s Fair and consisting of nine steel spheres connected by tubes to form a model of an iron crystal. Have a picnic under the triumphal arch in the Cinquantenaire park, spend a day in the Royal Museum of Fine Art, and do not forget to eat authentic Belgian waffles. When booking your Brussels hostel, consider staying for a few days to take in all the sites.
Written by local enthusiast for Brussels hostels Mona
There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Brussels. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Brussels. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?
A hostel in Brussels costs on average $29 for a dorm. A hostel in Brussels with private rooms costs on average $89.
Hostelz.com shows all 17 Hostels in Brussels. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay.
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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 Brussels. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Brussels. 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!
If you are interested in history, Napoleon, World Wars, or airplanes, I recommend the Cinquantenaire Army museum -- a wonderful place. This museum was a highlight of my stay there. And if you stay in Brussels for a week or more, you definitely have to take a trip to Antwerp and especially to Brugge.
A capital of Europe, it is a must to visit! From a fastinating 'La Grande Place' to the Cartoon Museum and it's the best chocolate producing country in the world! This makes prices of chocolate low with the variety of brands and tastes. Come to visit Brussels yourself!
This is a fantastic city! Make sure you include it on your European itinerary. It has fabulous archetecture, divine food, and so many gorgeous chocolate and lace shops that it is a great place to visit. One of the best cities in Europe!
Pack smart, not hard
Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Brussels 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.