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Youth Hostel Van Gogh (Chab) Reviews

rue Traversiere 8, 1210 Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium

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74%

Rating
4797 Total Reviews
  • 71%Value For Money
  • 75%Security
  • 75%Location
  • 82%Staff
  • 78%Atmosphere
  • 71%Cleanliness
  • 69%Facilities

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91%

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


77%

Very nice place! The only problem is that the social space outdoors is located beside rooms, therefore there were people talking until 4 in the morning. also there is no check in time, so some people entered the dormatory during the night. Great beer! Supermarket close. Metro close.


69%

The room is clean and the bed is comfotable. The only problem is there is too hot in summer. The window is so small and if leave for a whole day, when we come back we have to open the door and the window for a long time to make the room feel cooler.


60%

Room 34. No wifi in room. Told by receptionist to "just use lobby wifi." Well, thanks. No elevator. Shower on 4th floor women's bathroom is by push button and it was only cool/warm for the first push. After that the water was often too hot to actually shower in. I'm talking scalding. The weather was so hot and there were no fans provided so a cool shower would have been nice. I have more to say about switching rooms, but not enough space to say it.

  • 4th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


63%

Extremely close, walking distance, from North train station, which was convenient. Staff was friendly, I received recommendations and a free map as well. You receive your moneys worth. Showers could be cleaner.


74%

The hostel was ok but brüksel not.

  • 1st Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Turkey
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


66%

+ Close proximity to train station, easy public transport connections to airport. Room and bathroom were decent. - Not the nicest area, not many restaurants apart from takeaway. One of the receptionists got angry when I suggested it would be helpful to have a bell at the reception after waiting for 10 mins. Some rooms are 50m down the road from the reception. Odd combination of keycards and no ensuite bathrooms so found my self walking down the road shirtless at 3am to get a new keycard.

  • 30th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


74%

Decent hostel for the price. The key card reader for my room was broken so you just reached in through the window to open the door. Kind of sketchy. Cool common area and really cheap bar. Great location, close to the metro and a 20 minute walk to the city center.


94%

Great Hostel experience. Awesome atmosphere, contributed to by the bar with a happy selection of Belgian beer, friendly and social staff, and warm fellow travelers. Relatively strong amenities. Only hostel I've seen that doubles as a (live music) venue. A +

  • 29th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

Awesome place, clean and cozy, in a great location (close to Bruxelles Nord and Grand Place).


54%

The whole building smelt very bad, bathrooms were not up to standard, was over priced even if it was last minute.


100%

I was in Europe for two weeks and this was my favorite hostel. You can walk to the downtown, I met amazing people. Free breakfast, maps, info, tours, printing, it was just kind of like a hotel. I stayed in a four dorm all girls and I really liked it. The staff was incredibly helpful they speak so many languages so you can use your native tongue haha. It was kind of noisy at night and no air conditioner but Brussels it's cool at night so its okay. I totally recommend it ☺️


66%

the hostel bar is awesome! really cheap drinks and it has a beer garden so thats good. rooms are very basic, kind of have a jail feel to them haha. brekkie was really nice and the staff were friendly. would stay here again


71%

The location was really good, 20 min walk from the city center. And really easy to get to from the north station. Rooms and breakfast were basic just like most hostels. But the security is a joke- you can walk in off the street and be inside a bedroom in thirty seconds. But that being said I actually felt pretty safe though. I would stay here again. Pretty normal hostel with a good location.


77%

Was hard to get WiFi access from our room, needed it for looking at train times and what to do in the city

  • 24th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Northern Ireland
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


66%

Close enough to train station. In a sketchier part of town close to the red light district. Reception staff is nice, kitchen staff is a bit negligent. Place is old and could definitely use some renovating. Split between two buildings on either side of the street so you need to cross the road with your luggage in one hand and your sheets in the other; awkward. Breakfast is ok. Cleanliness is acceptable. No elevator.


71%

Too few and too far shared bathrooms, unconvenient to use them.


83%

Great place, but a bit far from the centre. The wi-fi worked well in the lobby and bar area. A washing machine was usable for a very small fee.


97%

My favourite hostel. Nicest people working there. Quite a lovely atmosphere with the bar and the music and stuff. really easy to make friends.


60%

The showers are so bad. No hot water No water at all.

  • 22nd Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Israel
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


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