There are limited choices for hostel accommodation because most low budget accommodation can be adequately met at 1-star hotels or budget hotels. However, if you really want to feel the atmosphere of staying at a hostel with youth and backpackers from all around the world then here are a few options for the adventurous traveller. Beds per person can start as low as €17 per night and go up to €35. There might be other additional charges though, like bed linens and lockers, so remember to read the terms and conditions.
One of the most central hostels in Brussels. This hostel is located parallel to Rue Neuve, the shopping street. It’s just a short walk to the Grand Place. Lots of facilities and places to socialise: Wifi, common room, pool table, outdoor terrace, washing machine. 24 hour reception counter means there’s no curfew. Free breakfast. Address: 23 rue Damier, 1000 Brussels
2GO4 Quality Hostel
Voted by Hostelworld.com as one of the best hostels in Brussels. This hostel doesn’t have many amenities but it looks clean and tidy and receives very good reviews from guests. Doesn’t accept large group bookings more than 6. Located a few streets away from Rue Neuve.
Address: Emile Jacqmainlaan 99.
Hostel Grand Place
Clean hostel that is only 20 metres from Grand Place. Check in is at the 2GO4 Quality Hostel in another location – near the Brussels-Nord station, which could be inconvenient for some. All basic facilities are there. Free internet and WiFi. Doesn’t accept group bookings of more than 6 people.
Address: Haringstraat 6-8.
Youth Hostel Van Gogh (Chab)
Closer to the Royal Palace than the Grand Place, this hostel does not have free wifi internet, there are lockers, a bar and a courtyard for hanging out with other hostel stayers. Breakfast and linens are included.
Address: rue Traversiere 8, 1210 Bruxelles
Gîte d'Etape - Youth Hostel Jacques Brel
This hostel is a 15 minute walk to the Grand Place; it’s closer to the Royal Palace and the nightclubs around Madou metro stop. There is a cheap bar at the hostel. Free internet and breakfast is included.
Address: Rue de la Sablonnière 30
Génération Europe Youth Hostel
This hostel is slightly further than the other hostels to a metro and also to the Grand Place, in a quiet part of the city. Amenities are basic, includes internet but no breakfast or linen.
Address: Rue de l'Eléphant 4
Brussels Hello Hostel
Modern facilities with no dorms – 4 beds per room. The age restriction is 45 years old and no children are allowed. Check in finishes at 23:00 hours so don’t be too late! Breakfast is included, free parking for roadtrippers. Free wifi and some leisure activities such as DVDs, common room, TV and library.
Address: Rue de l'Armistice 1