Hostels in Leuven, Belgium

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Get to know Leuven (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 Leuven. To help you make friends with Leuven before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Leuven (Louvain in French) is a city in the Flemish Brabant province of Belgium, of which it is the capital. During the academic year, Leuven is teeming with students coming from all over Belgium to study in the Catholic University of Leuven, the oldest in the Low Countries and the oldest Catholic university in the world. The Old Market, filled with cafes, is called "the longest bar" in Europe.

The historic centre of Leuven is one of the most beautiful in Belgium. From the Gothic Town Hall to the Begijnhof, Leuven offers buildings in many architectural styles from the ninth century onward. The Begijnhof and the belfry are both UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

During the academic year, Leuven has lively nightlife. A huge range of Belgian beers can be tasted in many of the bars. Each year around August 15, Marktrock, a free music festival in the center of the city, is organized in Leuven. Other summer events include Beleuvenissen, Hapje Tape, and Leuven Kermis (Leuven Carnival). During the Jaarmarkt, the entire city is transformed into one big market. InBev's main Belgian factory, which produces such beers as Stella Artois, Leffe, and Vieux Temps can be visited.

There are a few Leuven hostels in and near the center of town. Hostels in Leuven are quite pricey, but they offer very good value for money. Leuven is only a short drive by car on the E40 from Brussels. It can also be reached from Brussels by train and takes only twenty minutes. As it's a small city, Leuven can easily be discovered on foot or by bike. Walk to the tourist information desk on the Grote Markt for tourist information.

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FAQ about Leuven Hostels

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A hostel in Leuven costs on average $31 for a dorm. A hostel in Leuven with private rooms costs on average $103.
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Hostel Blauwput Leuven is the best rated hostel for partying in Leuven.

It offers: Bar.

Your Packing List for Leuven

Your Packing List for Leuven

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Leuven 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 Leuven, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
2 Total number of hostels
$31 Average dorm price
$103 Average private room price
$28 Cheapest hostel in Leuven
Leuven City Hostel is the cheapest
2 Party hostels in Leuven
Hostel Blauwput Leuven is the best rated
8.2 Average rating of all hostels

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