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Jacques Brel Youth Hostel

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Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

I stayed here for 5 nights and totally enjoyed my stay, met lots of fun and friendly people. The rooms are reasonably clean and good size. Plenty of outdoor seating areas, game rooms and luggage storage room. I would definitely recommend it to other travellers.

Thank DMX111
Reviewed 2 July 2016

It had been over 30 years since I had stayed at a youth hostel, and I was blown away by how things have changed. JBYL is a great hostel, professionally managed, with clean/tidy rooms and communal areas. The Hostel is ideally located with two Metro stations within 10mins walk as well the Central station about 20 -25mins on foot. In...

Thank Tuco B
adjbrel, Responsable réception at Jacques Brel Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Hi there! Thank you so much for this awesome review! We hope to welcome you back in our lovely capital. Happy travels, Virginie

Florianopolis, SC
Reviewed 19 May 2016

Very nice location, very nice space! lots of fun people from all over the world and nice rooms! I went there with my sister and my mom and we had lots of fun hanging by the bar and our room was big and clean with a nice view... Even thought we spend little time there, the ambience made me want...

Thank car0lw23
adjbrel, Responsable réception at Jacques Brel Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Hi there, it was such a pleasure to host you & your family. We are so happy to get such a great review! We do put in much effort to make sure the standard of the hostel is maintained and so each one of our guests has a unique and fun experience. We are glad this was the case for...

Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Breakfast : good enough, fresh fruits, juices, milk, cereales, bread. Room : we had a 3 bed room with shower. The beds were not that great, the pillow not great but it's still enough for a hostel... could be worse. The bathroom is actually nice, colourful and not just basic white. There was some vomit on the toilet... that was...

Thank SMaxime
Pisa, Italy
Reviewed 19 April 2016

This is probably one of the best hostel in Europe, it is super organized, has a great ambiance with a bar (great prices), play rooms(ping pong) etc. It is really clean and has a GREAT BREAKFAST, never seen such a great breakfast in a hostel before was almost like a hotel. The place is really clean, the staff is really...

Thank vanedizeo
Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

I was forced to check out the hostel earlier than i planned due to the recent Brussels attack. The staff understood my situation and actually refunded the money back to me. Would definitely choose there again if im back to Brussels

Thank Wilson Y
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

My friend and I stayed here two nights on a recent visit and it was all we could have needed. The room was clean and comfortable. Wifi, towels, etc were included and the staff friendly and helpful. The bar offered plenty of drinks with reasonable prices although service was a little slow. Location was some way from the city centre...

Thank LifeAsABackpacker
Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

Really easy to get to from the coach and train station. Staff were very friendly and the room was warm and clean and comfortable. Great shower! The included breakfast was excellent. Also there is a pick up for a free walking tour right from reception and it's definitely worth doing. Exploring on your own you are only 10-15 mins walk...

Thank rdpixie
adjbrel, Responsable réception at Jacques Brel Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our hostel. We are extremely happy to hear that you loved your stay with us. Our organic breakfast is a great way to start the day before touring in Brussels with our amazing guide! We hope to welcome you back next time. Cheers, Virginie

Brasilia, DF
Reviewed 12 January 2016 via mobile

I booked a double private bedroom that was almost the same price of a dorm per person. This was the cheapest price I ever found for a private bedroom. The sheets were clean and the bedroom was very spacious. Breakfast was included and we could find a variety of food that looked like a hotel's buffet instead of a hostel's....

1Thank Daniele M
adjbrel, Responsable réception at Jacques Brel Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Hi there! Thank you for taking the time to review our hostel on Tripadvisor. We are glad to hear that you were happy with your stay with us while in Brussels With regards to location we are locating between North Station & Central station (10 min walking) and only a 15min walk to the Grand Place (with a lot of...

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 12 November 2015 via mobile

Very good hostel with free breakfast buffet, a wide range of breakfast are available. Good building and clean and tidy which is quite cool. Staffs are good, a good lift, a good bar, a good location. However, nothing something special. Yeah just good as

Thank Red0826

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The hostel is ideally located at about 10 min walking from the Brussels Main Square (Grand-Place). Nearby, you'll be able to take a picture of the Manneken-Pis. The hostel is located on the Place des Barricades, a amazing neoclassic square with typical white buildings. A really relaxing and quit place right in the centre of the capital city. From the hostel, you can easily reach the European Parliament, and if you'd rather go for food pleasures, the famous Belgian chocolate makers and local breweries are waiting for you! If you're tempted by fashion, you can easily go to the Dansaert and Saint-Géry as well as to Louise, Porte de Namur and Rue Neuve neighbourhoods. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Jacques Brel Youth Hostel

Address: Rue de la Sablonniere 30, Brussels 1000, Belgium
Region: Belgium > Brussels
Price Range: €23 - €95 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Jacques Brel Youth Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 51
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“Some rooms have bathrooms, others just have showers.”
 of 5 bubbles 87manala, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Take the rooms on the 4th floor ! You will be relaxed, no noise”
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 of 5 bubbles SMaxime, 25 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Third floor or 1st Floor is best”
 of 5 bubbles taylenl, 18 Mar 2015 | Read review
“There is a great balcony at the top floor.”
 of 5 bubbles RicardoValerio, 12 Jan 2014 | Read review
“Haven't stayed in the shared dorms, but the private ensuite rooms are definitely real good value for money”
 of 5 bubbles whatahazyday, 25 Oct 2013 | Read review
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