10 Best Hostels In Brussels, Belgium - Updated 2024

Irene
Irene 
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Brussels is one of the most underrated destinations in Europe, according to travel fanatics. It is a quiet and busy city with a diverse culture and full of amazing architecture. This place boasts countless attractions at every turn that will keep on prompting you to come back. You will love everything here—from the friendly locals to incredible spots, such as Grand Place, Manneken Pis and Mini-Europe. There are numerous fun things to do in Brussels. It might be impossible to explore all of them in just a day, so you will need somewhere to spend your nights. Check out this list of the best hostels in Brussels, Belgium.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on May 21, 2024.

1. Jacques Brel Youth Hostel (from USD 45)

When planning for a vacation, finding suitable accommodation has never been easy. That is why it is highly recommended to book a space at Jacques Brel Youth Hostel. This affordable spot is only a 15-minute walk from Grand Place and located just 2 km (1 mile) from the European District and 5 km (3 miles) from Brussels-South Train Station. This hostel features several incredible facilities, such as a buffet restaurant, a terrace with amazing views and free evening entertainment. You will love the rooms here, which are all fitted with hardwood floors and furnished with a cable TV, a comfy bed and a desk for your laptop. Please note that smoking is not allowed on the property.

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Miriam

Miriam
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Jacques Brel Youth is just a twelve-minute drive away from La Fleur en Papier Doré, which is more than just a café. For decades, it has held a special place in the cultural life of Brussels. Visitors from Belgium and all over the world can enjoy discovering the convivial atmosphere of 70 years ago. Carefully restored, it hasn’t changed a bit. Magritte, Hugo Claus, Dotremont, Alechinsky, Pol Bury… these are just some names that drank (a lambic beer, probably!) here.

Alternatively, you can go Kings & Queens Cafe, a ten-minute drive, to taste a beer, enjoy a lemonade, have something to eat, and… DISCOVER A WHOLE WORLD OF FANTASY. Highly recommended!

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Jacques Brel Youth Hostel

7.8 User Rating Wifi Available

Address: Rue de la Sablonnière, 30
1.16 km (0.8 mi) from Grand Place

Meeting/banquet facilities Bar Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Facilities for disabled guests Family rooms Games room

2. Sleep Well Youth Hostel (from USD 45)

If you’re travelling to Brussels solo and looking for a top-notch yet affordable accommodation to spend the nights, try out the services offered at Sleep Well Youth Hostel. This eco-friendly lodging is located 150 m (164 yards) from the shopping district and only a 13-minute walk from Grand Place. This hostel features rooms and dormitories that are fitted with hardwood floors, a spacious wardrobe and a desk. A private bathroom with a shower and free toiletries are also included in the package. If you wish to explore the city, you can rent a bicycle here.

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Sleep Well Youth Hostel

8.1 User Rating Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Rue du Damier 23
792 meters (0.5 ft) from Grand Place

Parking Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Garden Non-smoking rooms Laundry Facilities for disabled guests

3. Generation Europe Youth Hostel (from USD 43)

Discover all the hidden gems in Brussels, Belgium, as you spend peaceful nights at this luxurious hostel that’s 1.8 km (1 mile) from Grand Place and 26 km (16 miles) from Brussels Airport. Apart from offering a comfy option, this property also features a buffet restaurant, a bar with free evening entertainment, a garden terrace with stunning views of the surroundings and a 24-hour front desk. You will love the rooms offered here as they feature hardwood floors, soundproofing, comfy beds and private bathrooms with free toiletries. Free parking and an ample parking space are also provided by the host.

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Generation Europe Youth Hostel

8.3 User Rating Wifi Available

Address: Rue de l'Eléphant, 4
1.44 km (0.9 mi) from Grand Place

Parking Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Laundry

4. Hostel Bruegel (from USD 97)

Are you travelling solo and looking for a comfy place where you can spend peaceful nights? Hostel Bruegel is the place to be. This transient house is strategically located within a 10-minute drive from Mont des Arts Manneken Pis, Notre-Dame du Sablon and Place du Grand Sablon. This hostel features family rooms with spacious wardrobes, a desk, air conditioner and free access to the internet. There is no kitchen, but there is an on-site restaurant where visitors can enjoy both local and international delicacies. Continental and buffet breakfast options are also provided each morning. Before booking, please note that smoking is not allowed here.

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Hostel Bruegel

8.1 User Rating Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Heilige Geeststraat 2
548 meters (0.4 ft) from Grand Place

Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities Terrace Non-smoking rooms Facilities for disabled guests Family rooms Internet services Lift

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I inspire and help you on your trips to Belgium with my project, Curiositas Mundus. My goal is to avoid you any surprises once you land in this beautiful and small country. Traveling with kids? No problem. Are you a high school teacher preparing for your next study trip? No worries. Families? Friends? Solo travel? VIP? Companies? Universities? Lost souls? Restless minds? Physical challenges or ... Read more

5. Auberge des 3 Fontaines (from USD 42)

Located at the border of the Sonian Forest, Auberge des 3 Fontaines features a garden with a terrace, an on-site restaurant and guest rooms with free Wi-Fi. You will find this hostel highly recommendable because of its central location, just 10.4 km (6.2 miles) from Grand Place, 9.8 km (6 miles) from Brussels-Central Train Station and within 2 km (1.2 miles) from the closest supermarkets. The rooms here are fitted with both bunk and single beds, a small desk for your laptop and a dining table for two. If you love sports, you can utilize the tennis court or the table tennis and squash facilities at an additional charge.

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Auberge des 3 Fontaines

7.4 User Rating Wifi Available

Address: Chaussée de Wavre 2057
7.65 km (4.8 mi) from Grand Place

Parking Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities Bar Tennis court Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms

6. O4 Quality Hostel Brussels Grand Place (from USD 36)

Located less than 100 steps from Grand Place, 2GO4 Quality Hostel Brussels Grand Place is a four-star accommodation option offering peaceful sleep at the heart of Brussels. Most guests highly recommend this hostel because of its proximity to the town centre and other attractions, such as King’s House. In addition to its strategic positioning, this establishment is convenient because of its facilities, such as a spacious sleeping area, a shared kitchen and a private bathroom with free toiletries. Before booking your space at this lodging, please note that the management does not allow smoking on the premises.

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2GO4 Quality Hostel Brussels Grand Place

Wifi Available

Address: 6 Rue des Harengs
69 meters (224.8 ft) from Grand Place

Non-smoking rooms Internet services Lift Heating Luggage storage WiFi Available Free WiFi Non-smoking throughout

7. O4 Quality Hostel Brussels City Center (from USD 36)

Situated strategically at the heart of Brussels, 2GO4 Quality Hostel Brussels City Center is highly recommended thanks to its proximity to various attractions. It is only 200 m (218 yards) from Rue Neuve, 300 m (328 yards) from Rogier Square and 900 m (984 yards) from Grand Place. This hostel features a 24-hour service desk, a game room, comfy rooms and a lounge area with relaxing seats and a large-screen TV. As for your sleeping arrangements, you can choose to book a shared room with bunk beds or opt for rooms with a double bed. Free internet access and a private locker are also provided.

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2GO4 Quality Hostel Brussels City Center

Wifi Available

Address: Emile Jacqmainlaan 99
877 meters (0.6 ft) from Grand Place

Non-smoking rooms Internet services Lift Safety deposit box Soundproof rooms Heating Luggage storage WiFi Available

8. Urban City Centre Hostel (from USD 29)

If you are travelling to Brussels, Belgium, anytime soon, do not miss out on the opportunity of experiencing comfort in this fancy hostel located at the heart of the city, only 900 m (984 yards) from City Hall and King’s House. You will find this accommodation very convenient because of its proximity to a range of eateries, shops and supermarkets. Nights here are normally peaceful and comfy thanks to the spacious rooms and dormitories that are fitted with either double beds or bunk beds. Free internet access is available, but a parking space is not provided.

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Urban City Centre Hostel

6.7 User Rating Wifi Available

Address: Rue de Woeringen 1
966 meters (0.7 ft) from Grand Place

Family rooms Internet services Heating Luggage storage WiFi Available Free WiFi

9. Hostel Galia

As you are exploring the highlights of Brussels, Belgium, book your space at Hostel Galia and enjoy a unique accommodation experience. This hostel is located 800 m (874 yards) from Egmont Palace and 900 m (984 yards) from Manneken Pis, hence assuring you an easy time while touring the town. This lodging features a 24-hour service desk, a shared kitchen, a shared bathroom with free toiletries and comfy rooms. At an extra price, you can book a room that is less crowded and has a flat-screen TV. Towels, linen and free access to the internet are also included in the package. As you enjoy your time here, always have in mind that this property is a no-smoking zone.

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10. Train Cabin Hostel (from USD 43)

Situated in an authentic train sleeper cabin that was previously used by Belgian Railways, Train Cabin Hostel offers a unique accommodation concept at the heart of Brussels and is only a 2-minute walk to Schaerbeek Railway station, 150 meters (164 yards) from TrainWorld and 3 km (1.8 miles) from Rogier Square. This spot features a 24-hour front desk, an interior terrace, and a common living area that is furnished with couches and books. Please note that the package does not include bedding, so guests are requested to always bring along their sleeping bag. Free access to the internet is provided by the host.

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Discover the unique hostels of Brussels, Belgium

Brussels, Belgium, is an amazing city with lots of things to discover. Given the large number of tourists flocking here, finding an affordable yet comfy accommodation may prove to be difficult. If you want to find the perfect lodging, check out the list above and book one.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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Irene Mwikali is a graduate student in Kenya who has a passion for travelling and exploring the world. Currently, her love for travel has taken her to several destinations including South Africa,...Read more

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