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Youth Hostel Van Gogh (Chab) Reviews

rue Traversiere 8, 1210 Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium

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4852 Total Reviews
  • 72%Value For Money
  • 75%Security
  • 76%Location
  • 82%Staff
  • 78%Atmosphere
  • 71%Cleanliness
  • 70%Facilities

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Nice bar and room. Good to have a kitchen!


Not the best hostel. About a thirty minute walk from the city center. Kitchen was filthy to the point where you didn't want to cook in it. Bar was nice and had good selection. Showers did not have hot water working, which was rough in the cold weather. If I were to go back to Brussels, I would search for another hostel


Very hot in rooms, if the window was open it was very noisy from the street below. The hostel bar played six loud music it was hard to meet other guests. Location was a little scary at night. Good breakfast though.


DO NOT STAY HERE. Split between 2 dodgy buildings in a dodgy area. Doors don't even close properly so no security, staff unhelpful, tiny rooms, gross bathrooms, cold showers, completely unsocial environment. Don't do it to yourself!


One of the staff members was very helpful, but that's the only good thing I have to say. The hostel is advertised as having wifi, but our room did not and the bar-area wifi was poor. Our blankets were dirty and covered with hair. The bathroom light did not work, I told a desk manager, and he did not fix it. Our door was VERY difficult to open, and one desk manager could not even open it himself. My friend got locked in the bathroom for several minutes once. Terrible experience.

  • 24th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


So great to stay here, very nice staff and a lot off facilities in the hostel.. I appreciated the free breakfast :)


Couldn't really complain about anything, the lockout between 11 and 3 was a bit of a pain but apart from that this is a decent hostel.


The rooms were like prison cells; not good for hanging out and meeting roommates. The rest of the hostel was nice though. The bar had cheap beer but didn't allow outside alcohol.


The kitchen might not get so dirty if there where shelves for all the dishes. They clean dishes get put on the counter next to all the dirty ones. So if they added a few more shelves, or even had some signs for places to put the dishes on the existing shelves, things might not get so bad in there.


This was a nice hostel. But it was a little strange. No one seemed all that sociable. That would really be my only complaint. I met a couple good people, but for the most part it seem most had no interest in socializing.


I had an amazing stay at this hostel, good staff great atmosphere and good facilities. The wifi didn't worked really well but that was a detail, everything was excellent. Would definitely stay here again and recommend it.


The hostel is a bit out of the inner city, twenty-five minute walk to the main station, but the next metro station is just around the corner. Stuff was very friendly and gave us info about the train strike. The bar is quite nice and the backyard is great to chill out and meet people. All in all not the cleanest place I stayed at, but not dirty or even disgusting at all! Funny thing is you can't change the temperature of the howers, but that was okay for me :D


We stayed here for two nights. It's pretty far away from the centre but like a 7 min walk away from the metro station that takes you to the atomium so that was cool. The atmosphere is great, the staff was ok. They got mad at us because we didn't know how to pay for the washing machines. There's no wifi in the bedrooms, only in the lobby. One night we had to wait like 3 hours for the wifi to work just because too many people were using it. The best thing about is the atmosphere.


Nice hostel - was easy to change check in time, staff were super friendly and helpful. Showers were fine if a little far away but what do you expect from a hostel.


Meh. nothing great.


Excellent hostel. Great people and very friendly, communal atmosphere. Would certainly recommend to anyone staying in Brussels. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

  • 14th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


The hostel was pretty good, we had key cards to get into the building and then into the dorm but inside there were no lockers. The area is a bit noisey a night. The staff weren't super friendly but they were alright.


I had stayed in 12-15 different hostels so far but for the atmosphere that hostel was the best. It is 15 minutes walk to center and 10 to brussels noord station. Pros: free luggage room, free lock (6euros deposit that you take back), garden and bar creates a good environment, staff is helpful and kind, hostel is clean. Cons: kitchen utilities are not enough (if people to use clean on time they would be enough), not allowed to bring alcohol.


Nice bar downstairs so the place is really social. However my room was pretty unsecure. The windows could be opened from the outside and when I arrived other guests were leaving the door wide open. Otherwise, great value for money


Amazing atmosphere and a really good bar. Location is good as well, very close to central Brussels. Beds are comfy and staff is pleasant. A little pricey for a traveller on a budget but I would stay here again. Only complaint is the showers are not great. Good wifi too

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