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The staff are very friendly I wish that the wifi signal was stronger.
The hostel is very easy to get to its just across the street from the metro, and the hostel has a good vibe to it.
Beds were SO uncomfortable. Blankets were really gross -- seemed as though they hadn't been washed in months. Staff was not brimming with cheer, but nice/ helpful enough. Seemed to be understaffed as the only receptionist had to run back and forth from the bar to reception.Could hear people vomiting outside my window and in the toilets. The common room has potential to be a fun place, but the music was pretty bad and there was not a good vibe. Sadly, I was happy to say goodbye to Hello Hostel.
The fact that breakfast was included for the price was reasonable
Good number of showers/toilets. Clean. Beds were not comfy - Ikea mattresses, thin, sank in the middle when laying on them. Breakfast was nice, lack of plates. cereal, brioche with butter, jam, only 1 toaster. coffee was average. Only really good plus was this hostel is right by a metro and had a bar with cheap drinks. It did what we needed but wan't as nice as other hostels I've stayed in in Brussels.
Location is good, it is reachable by metro and is not too far from city center. Also over weekend when you done partying and want to take public transport it is reachable by bus. Staff is not that talkative and sometimes you have to push them to get answers, though few of them are good. Hostel has plenty of informative maps etc. which helps in roaming around the city. Worst part is its bed, I got a backache problem which worsens as mattress were in improper shape and bed lacks hard bottoms.
When I arrived there was a beautiful Swedish woman working, she was very polite and spoke some english. The next day There was a gentleman working who wanted nothing to do with English speaking tourists and rudely ignored my request for directions. Upon leaving the hostel I was approached by multiple groups of local men who followed me and insisted I stop to talk to them. Clearly trying to lead me away from the crowded streets to rob me.. It was a very uncomfortable situation. Be careful!
Lovely hostel, great room! Very friendly staff and breakfast was great in the morning. Would use again!
The worst accommodation we have ever had!! No way Wi-fi,the beds squeaky at every movement , have to pay for towels and cleanliness dubious, tthe shame breakfast: bread with jam and milk, toilets and showers are in the hallway. If I read all this I would not be staying here ever. Avoid!
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 41+
- (1 review)
1. Start accepting payment by cards 2. Staff can be more friendly 3.make shower room on top floor also.
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 25-30
- (1 review)
I along with my friends stayed for 2 nights. The place is situated very close to Metro Station which makes city movement easy. The staff is also very helpful. Will look forward to stay again if I visit Brussles
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 18-24
- (1 review)
Nice hostel. Clean dorms, comfortable beds. Spacious and the best part is there is a garden adjoining your room where you can chill out with friends, smoke a cigarette or just have a blast. There is a nice cheap bar with free wi-fi. Oh, the best part is that breakfast is complimentary.....very helpful if you're on a tight budget; would be visiting this hostel again for sure. Some recommendations though: they should provide proper blankets and not just sheets; I was literally shivering
It was the best one so far. I loved the pub as a lounge and they have computers for you to use whenever you want. The staff is very friendly and they give you good advices about what is going on in the city. The breakfast is good and the hostel is very organized. The location, however, is not that good. It's about 40 minutes from the city centre, but there is a subway station right on the corner. I would definitely recommend this hostel! thank you
Several of the staff were standoffish, but two men were so helpful they made up for the others. It is a ways away from the city center, but very near a metro stop.
The hostel is nice and worth it the price, it's in front of two metro's stations and next to a really beautiful park (Elisabeth park). However, the conditions of the bathrooms are very poor, you have to press a button so the water (half warm, you can't choose the temperature of the water) comes out for a while and it finishes after every minute, then you have to press every time on the bath and this is not cool. The bathrooms were a little dirty, also the dressroom.
The hostel itself is very good despite some basic things every hostel should have: one plug to charge phones near each bed (not 2 plugs in a bedroom for 6 people), lockers for luggage inside the bedrooms.
This hostel was not nearly as bad as the reviews made it seem like it would be. The wifi only works in the bar/living room, but where it does work it is fast. Staff isn't exactly bubbly but they will help you with whatever printing or other needs you have. I actually found the bathroom and showers quite clean for a hostel. The neighborhood is working class, they unload trucks there. I didn't stay out past 9pm, and never found the street too sketchy. People kept to themselves in the common area.
The hostel was fine, good wifi, kitchen very good, nice breakfeast... But it is far from downtown...you have to take the subway to visit any intersting place so you have to have that in mind... It wasn´t a great experience for me cause they put me in a room that opens to the backyard, so if you wanna go to the bathroom at night and it´s cold or raining it sucks!