Hostels in Brussels, Belgium

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Get to know Brussels (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 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

Written by local enthusiast for Brussels hostels Mona

FAQ about Brussels Hostels

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 $36 for a dorm. A hostel in Brussels with private rooms costs on average $138.
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Latroupe Grand Place is the best rated hostel for partying in Brussels.

It offers: Bar.

Your Packing List for Brussels

Your Packing List for Brussels

Pack smart, not hard

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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.

Get your full Packing List here

Brussels 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 Brussels, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
16 Total number of hostels
$36 Average dorm price
$138 Average private room price
$32 Cheapest hostel in Brussels
Sleep Well Youth Hostel is the cheapest
3 Party hostels in Brussels
Latroupe Grand Place is the best rated
Most Brussels hostels are located in
City Centre, Molenbeek-Saint-Jean, Ilot Sacre
6.9 Average rating of all hostels

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Travel Tips for Brussels - 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 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!

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