Youth Hostel Van Gogh (Chab) Reviews
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We loved our stay at the van gogh really friendly, great atmosphere, awesome bar and bar staff, with laods of Belgiun beers at a real cheap price highly recommend! !
The dorms are nice, with a sink. The floor I was in had two showers, only one of which had hot water and on the first day I went into the wrong one so if it is cold, try the other one. The breakfast is good and there is a good choice. The atmosphere was really good, as I was there on the evening that Belgium played in the world cup.
There was wifi in my room which was good considering I was in a building down the street from the main hostel. Good vibes at night, I met some great people here. Really close to the metro and the directions the hostel gave were easy to fallow. Room was clean. My only complaints would be getting kicked out of the rooms from 11-3 everyday (it was raining the whole time I was there) and the fact that the showers only had COLD water. Otherwise, fun place!
In my observation over a night stay things looked pretty decent.
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 25-30
- (1 review)
The location of the hostel was really great: just around the corner from La Botanique & a twenty minute walk from Grand Place. It was also a close walk to Bruxelles-Noord and Bruxelles-Centraal. The day staff was really great and friendly, even after having a lot of trouble with my key cards. The night staff was a little less enthusiastic. The bar has a great selection of beers,but unlike most other bars, it closes at 12am. The facilities are communal, but cleanliness was lacking.
The staff were absolutely amazing! The best I had my entire trip backpacking through Europe. Seriously chill and super open minded folks - thanks guys :) you rock it
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 18-24
- (1 review)
Great place, extremely helpful staff - facilities were pleasant
Most of the staff were amazing and very helpful.
Our room was on the other side of the street, so we couldn't get any wi-fi connection. The bathroom in our room wasn't that great (open shower and poorly hinged door) and the staff was a bit careless. The bedroom was nice and clean and the beds comfortable, the common room is nice and the kitchen full equipped. The breakfast was OK, with cereal, toast, juice and coffee. I expecially like the patio and the small pub in the hostel.
This place was full of really young kids and groups making it a hard place to meet other travellers, also it was a bit far from town. A great place to lay your head though. Many thanks
Issue with beds in the room given to me, they where kind of bent downward. Still confortable the one chosen thanks to the matress. Issue with exchange of air in the corridor where the room was: it could have been better. Otherwise good hostel, nice inner yard where breakfast is taken, nice bar, large kitchen, etc.
The location is good, the breakfast is better than most complementary breakfasts and the ‘what you pay for what you get’ factor is good. On the other hand the outdoor bar means (not unbearable) noise well into the night and the locker room has several lockers with busted doors raising questions over how secure your gear is. Also while not awful the whole place feels like it would benefit from a good clean. All this considered it’s not a bad place to stay and I would return.
Awesome atmosphere & good location. Would definitely stay here again.
The location of the hostel is very good, it only takes 5 mins to walk to the center. The atmosphere is excellent, if you want to meet new friends from all around the world, you should stay here. There is one important thing I would like to mention, the hostel provide limited (40 seat) FREE DINNER on each day at 18:30, but you have to arrive earlier to reserve the seat. The dinner is not bad! All in all, it is worth to stay here!
Adding venting would be fantastic, so the rooms don't become super hot.
I stayed in this hostel only one night. That is of course very short time, but I found this hostel is quite good place to stay. The staff there was very kind. She was eager to give me a help whenever I asked something. Moreover, the breakfast was abundant. It is offered like a buffet, so you can take as much as you can. The only problem is that the door of the room I stayed is a bit rough to open. I tried several times until I succeeded opening the door.
- Novice Nomad
- South Korea
- Male, 18-24
- (1 review)
I had a nice stay at the hostel and no problems prolonging my stay by a night. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Some signs for the way to the shower would be helpful as I had some problems finding them the first time :)
The bathrooms are so poor, on the showers, the water is so hot, you can not control the temperature, everything so ugly. The beds are not good too. There are no lockers inside the rooms and every day you have to do a kind of check out, you have to let your room at 11h and just come back at 15h. The price is so expensive for these structure of hostel. The luggage room is so dirty and a lot of lockers are broken. Definitely I didn't liked this hostel.