Gîte d'Etape - Youth Hostel Jacques Brel Reviews
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The only person very nice with us was Mattia the italian one. The other staff did not help us with energy smile or happiness. The breakfast was quite poor. In our room the shower does not work for 3 days: cold and poor water even if we suggested the broken since the beginning of our stay. The location is not centred and at night is quite dangerous because closer there is a kinda of poor people facilities.
Really nice hostel. Good staff. Good facilities. It has everything you need and its really nice plae to stay. Internet only works in the lobby, not in the bedrooms, but I hightly recommended it.
Brilliant hostel, excellent atmosphere just a shame about the ignorant barman. Other than that it is one of the best hostels I've stayed in.
The breakfast is great!
It was a very pleasant stay. The staff was very helpful, the prices were good and the facilities were always clean. Breakfast was satisfatory also. The Hostel is really near to one metro station so that was another advantage as well.
Very co-operative staff, hostel is a 4 min walk to the Botanique Metro station. Loved my stay there. Has free WiFi, Cool Bar and Bartender :P who catered Music to everyone's taste!
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 25-30
- (1 review)
Glad I only stayed one night. At 03:00, a strange man, who we later found out worked at the hostel, knocked but then immediately entered the room using a master key. This happened again after breakfast. Glad to know I have no privacy in a private room :/ The "bar" was fun, only for the bartender who was very nice. Food was ok, about what I expected. Wifi did not reach our room at all, which was on the 3rd floor.
This hostel is amazing. Especially the staff here are really friendly and interesting. There is a bar inside the hostel and it is a good place to make friend here.
Good breakfast. No towel included.
This is probably one of the best hostel I have ever stayed. So organized! Cages to keep your things on the last day. 4 people per room, with a toilet. A board with the stuff happening at the city. Cool maps. A bar (which I didn't try). Totally recommended!!!
Positive comment: nice atmosphere and excellent breakfast Negative comment: malfunctioning of the shower and hot water intermittent
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 41+
- (1 review)
Recently renovated hostel. I booked a bed in a 6 bed female dorm but ended up in a 3 bed dorm with ensuite - nice, new, clean, comfortable. Lockers in room (bring your own padlock) and personal reading light. Well equipped and funky kitchen, and a really good hostel breakfast is included in the cost. It is about 10 minutes walk from the center of town. They require you to be out of your room between 12 and 3pm, but I found this no problem.
Overall, I had a fine time here. The staff was very nice and helpful, and I felt safe. I was warm at night, but the pillows are pretty flimsy. Sheets were clean, but I prefer a duvet for the comforter, because I know they don't get washed daily. No duvets. No hand soap in the bathrooms. I stayed for two nights and for half the time there was no hot water for showering. The common space was a bit impersonal. I prefer a cozier space. Also, no internet in the dorm rooms or breakfast area.
The instructions for finding the hostel are terrible but once you manage to find your way there (I'd recommend a map/tax) it's in a convenient location from everywhere you need to go. Rooms, showers, and the free breakfast were great but I did get bitten by something during my stay and it still hasn't healed nearly two weeks later. So if you're susceptible to bites I might advise you try somewhere else, other than that a great stay.
Hostel has good facilities as the shower at the dorm, but doesn't have lockers. When i was staying there, the cleaning staff once taken out my plastic bag with some of travellers stuff by mistake. Wifi was available in the common room and the breakfast was very good and delicious. There are some building activities still carried out, but they were not really disturbing.