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Youth Hostel Van Gogh (Chab) Reviews

rue Traversiere 8, 1210 Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium

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5012 Total Reviews
  • 74%Value For Money
  • 75%Security
  • 77%Location
  • 83%Staff
  • 78%Atmosphere
  • 71%Cleanliness
  • 70%Facilities

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This is an in an out hostel. Extremely loud in the rooms as the bar was outside the window. Showers our terrible and the wifi doesn't reach the rooms. This hostel is a means to an end but that's all


The bar is a bit quiet (although when i first arrived there was a weird blue light disco sort of thing going on...that was strange). To get to the showers you have to go outside and then through the bar, and the toilets are all outside as well but it covered the basics.


Umm... It was all a bit odd. Not bad just a bit different. Staff were absolutely lovely, rooms not so great and no lockers which was an issue. For one or two nights it's fine but it wouldn't be my first choice.


Very fun hostel to stay at, if you can get used to how noisy it is for most of the night.

  • 23rd Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


An OK place to stay. Not far from bus and train station. Little bit noisy at night because they have a bar there.


Van Gogh was a lovely hostel for a first stay in Brussels with a fully stocked beer bar and very kind employees. The rooms were decent and it seems like a great place to hang out whether you are traveling or a local looking for cheap beer!

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


Good hostel overall. Positives: free bfast included, which is very good: cereal, bread, salami, cheese, jam, coffee/tea/juice. This definitely makes it worth your money. Good atmosphere including a nice bar and occasional music events. Negatives: it's a 20min walk from the centre, lockers are only behind the reception and the showers in our building were lukewarm.


No atmosphere at all and you had to press the button every 20 seconds to get the shower to work, and they were all cold. Breakfast was very ehhhh


It's a great place to stay for a weekend. Staff is king and there is a great atmosphere.


Staff were awesome, very helpful. security of rooms wasn't great; my key deactivated and they just asked what room I was in and reactivated it. No proof of room number or asking for my name or anything. It was sketchy. Lockers provided are secure, though.


I had a bedplace a room in a creepy little room that was filled with 8 beds. There was not enough air for breathing. The cover was old and not fresh at all. Definitely 23 euros for one night in this place is a theft. Shouldn't cost more than 15 euros, considering also the location (it's in Saint Josse ten Nood). Other brand new hostels, in better locations, cost the same but offer much more (look for the 2Go4 hostel, or the Jacques Brel hostel, for example).


good atmosphere

  • 16th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


The ladies at the front desk are very unhappy with their lives. Toilets and showers too far from rooms, and slow wifi

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Room was smelly. The beds were so fragile that no matter ppl get up or down from their bed from which corner, your bed was always shaking. Seemed that the floor was shaking. Internet so poor even the chatting application didn't work. Breakfast average. The door to our room was difficult to open, every one had problem with that. Someone had to open it for us from inside. This was the worst hostel in which I have ever stayed till now. Just staff at the counter was enough nice.


it was fine, may come back,..


not the best place to meet people as a solo traveller, very noisy dorm room door to open so people wake you up all night. the reception lady was very nice to help me out with booking things.


Not my favorite hostel but it did the job. Very small rooms with no where to put your stuff. The kitchen stove didn't work which sucked to realize after buying a carton of eggs.


Fun bar with great tunes, pool table


Reception was understaffed and I waited about 15 minutes, not a drama but staff/process could be more efficient (and friendlier) Had to go outside to go to the bathroom and room wasn't very clean. Whole place ha da bit of a weird atmosphere.


Not bad for a couple of nights and cheap for Brussels, only a 10-15 minute walk to the city but bathrooms arnt that great. Overall it's decent!

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