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Rue de l'Eléphant 4, Brussels, Belgium

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247 Total Reviews
  • 88%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 75%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 85%Atmosphere
  • 92%Cleanliness
  • 86%Facilities

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The only problems were that staff told us the ckeck-in could be made anytime, but once we got there in the morning we had to wait until 2pm to the room to be available for us. Also, the neighborhood wasn't very friendly, but apart from that it is easy to get from the centre, friendly staff, amazing breakfast, clean room with locks, there was a daily cleaning in private bathrooms. We would definitely come back. There is no wifi in the rooms, but for purpose.


Everything was excellent.

  • 25th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Macedonia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


The hostel is just great with fantastic staff. Clean, well equipped, new, tidy, great and they have a secure parking as well. The wifi not always worked, we couldn't use it for emails. Okay, that area is not the best but the hostel is. Absolutely worth it. Thank you guys! :)


In the building renovations are taking place and in the hall it's like on the site, Room smelled after fresh- paint, curtains are even dirty after the color. Floor in the room looks unfinished. The location is not far from the city center , but the neighborhood is really dirty and doesn't look very safe- I would not recommend for solo travelers. Breakfast was one of the best we have experienced, but there were not enough dishes, cups - and I missed some veggies.


The neighborhood is a little dodgy in the 10 minutes walk to the metro station, but close enough to the center. It was mid November and there was no heating, but the blankets were quite ok. It's a new facility, everything looks great, the room was big and quiet, with an ensuite bathroom and breakfast, which was great for the price. This was closer to a hotel experience except the staff was really helpful and friendly. Highly recommended

  • 12th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Romania
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


we were told by a man on the bus and police officers to not walk alone near the hostel. When questioned about it a staff members said these things are part of big cities and something could or couldn't happen. Also when asked about how to reach the hostel by public transport, so we didn't have to walk, she said the best way to reach the hostel from downtown was to walk. When it is very easy, fast and safe to walk from the subway. The staff should be better oriented about these things.

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