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Charlie Rockets Reviews

Hoogstraat 19, B-8000, Bruges, Belgium

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1528 Total Reviews
  • 75%Value For Money
  • 71%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 80%Staff
  • 78%Atmosphere
  • 68%Cleanliness
  • 64%Facilities

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The staff were helpful and the hostel is in a great central location. Rooms were basic with shared bathrooms, but were clean and comfortable. Towels in the room would have been nice.


The bar was too loud with open windows, but if you close them you do not get enough air at night.


We stayed in a 6 bed mixed dorm, the bunk beds were held together with random bits of wood. My mattress sagged in the middle. The room was insanely hot and it was noisy outside until about 4 am, so we had to choose between not sleeping for the heat or not sleeping for the noise - there was no air conditioning. The drains in the showers smelled foul, and the floor was grimey and needed to be cleaned. You have to pay for use of lockers, which is ridiculous. And the toilets had no hand soap in them

  • 3rd Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Great location, better then St Christopher's, I was tossing up between the 2 and glad I went with this one. Wifi works in room which is important. There's some noise from street but really can't complain about that. Good sized room. I only wish staff were more informative and helpful, I found one brunette lady quite rude and I wish when you arrive they'd give info on facilities available and where, like about walking tours, wifi, laundry and ask if you want any info.


Seems to be main focus is on the pub downstairs and almost no attention is paid to the hostel upstairs. Bad smells and I woke up covered in massive itchy bites


This is an excellent hostel that doubles as a great pub (downstairs). The atmosphere and staff are both top notch and I don't really have anything negative to say. Keep it up!


This hostel is in a great location in the centre of Bruges. There is a great bar attached to the hostel and it has a good atmosphere. The facilities are good and everything is well-maintained. There is free overnight parking on the road outside. A slight negative was that the rooms didn't have lockers.


Showers are on rediculous timers of about 4 seconds - constantly have to push the button, not ideal when you've been travelling

  • 27th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


The location is perfect and prices are cheap, building is old and need a little bit of renovation but on the other hand there's a rock bar downstairs so it's supposed to be a little rugged I guess :D a bit noisy at night but still slept well :) showers were annoying, had ro pres the button every two seconds


The hostel Charlie Rockets is above a bar with the same name. The atmosphere is very nice as you can have a beer with friends downstairs and then just go upstairs to your dorm. The breakfast is cheap (4€ only) the the hostel provides you with a nice map of the city with some nice insider tips. Only drawback is the bar because it results in some drunk people screaming on the street.


It would probably be better for older guests. There's a bar/pub at the hostel and that's pretty cool. The location saves this place it is actually so good (2 min walk from anything) You had to pay for lockers though. There was also no kitchen and no real common area. No wifi in the room only at the pub


Great location and good vibe. Only thing is that the bathrooms needed a bit more attention but nothing too drastic. Bit loud at night times on the weekends but that's to be expected over a bar.


Near the city center. The bar downstairs is good. Sadly no wifi in the rooms


Good location, clean rooms, good price. Lovely bar downstairs with good atmosphere!


Good experience and value for money. Staff were very helpful and polite, location was excellent minutes walk to the main square. Only issue is the wifi didn't reach my room and every time you wanted to use it you had to check in. Other than that small issue was a pleasant stay.


Just your average hostel. Not really anything to complain about but nothing to rave about either. Everything was alright but nothing was great. I'd recommend for a budget traveller like myself.


The location and atmosphere were great, and the bar staff were super friendly and helpful! A well stocked bar meant that we didn't need to travel far from the hostel to get decent Belgian beer. It might be useful to allow groups to have more than one room key. We coped with having one room key between two of us though and it wasn't a problem at all.

  • 16th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • All Male Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Pros: really central (Brugge is small though), friendly staff Cons: the hostel is inside a bar/pub so there is not good atmosphere for meeting travellers, the pub is kind of fancy serving for everyone. The rooms does not have enough sockets, kitchen facility is lacking.


Very nice place, with a crazy night life. High recommended if you are young and full of energy.


The showers were a bit hard to control but OK once sorted, beds comfortable, had lockers and staff really helpful and nice. It is a city centre location and so there was a lot of noise from people and traffic on the street, but that wasn't their fault. Breakfast basic toast/jam/coffee but only €3 so very cheap for Bruges! Very good value for money overall.

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