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Youth Hostel Van Gogh (Chab) Reviews

rue Traversiere 8, 1210 Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium

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75%

Rating
5024 Total Reviews
  • 74%Value For Money
  • 75%Security
  • 77%Location
  • 82%Staff
  • 78%Atmosphere
  • 71%Cleanliness
  • 71%Facilities

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63%

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!


69%

This hostel had no atmosphere whatsoever during my stay, making my experience here simply average. No elevator up the steep steps, good kitchen facilities, some helpful staff and an alright location.


66%

The hostel staff is very nice, they speak fluent english and help a lot. However, the bathrooms are not very good and they lack on hygiene. Also, the lockers are on the first floor, far from the bedrooms.

  • 10th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


80%

Nice reception, breakfast, lock-room. Bedroom was smelling a bit bad, bathroom was clean but when showering, the shower place became a pool of water witch is a bit disturbing.

  • 10th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


94%

Cool place. Cheao and close. Good breaky


80%

Nice place.A lockers would be fine.

  • 9th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Czech Republic
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


94%

great place with good atmosphere. located close to the waterbus (to the windmills) and a long walk/short metro to the city center. Staff are very nice, breakfast selection was regular and tasted good. I ended up staying an extra night. design was very nice, we had a live show in the evening one day. showers&toilets were cleen but could use a bit of upgrade - places to hang things, more light etc.


94%

Was what I wanted and neeed. Loved the lobby bar. Great stastaff. Safe and secure.

  • 6th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


66%

Weird private room with weird bathroom. Very good breakfast.


63%

Although the hostel is definitely walkable from the train station, it is not 10-15 minutes as described by staff, it is 25 minutes uphill through a kind of sketch neighborhood. Attractive common area and fabulous bartender, an older Greek gentleman, who played amazing music. Good Belgian beer selection. Not all rooms are in main building, second building has no elevator. Many locks, very secure. Showers are terrible, you press a button and the water comes out for 30 seconds at a time.


49%

Was a little hard to find as the street is located down another street but luckily I saw the hostel sign by chance while the other two girls who traveled separately spent 1 hour searching. I thought the street looked a little unsafe so I chose to stay in at night. I also didn't like that the you get given your sheets at reception to carry down the street to another building. And the room was not clean, very dusty and cold. Would not recommend.


74%

The hostel wasn't too far from the center. The area didn't seem like the best, but inside the hostel itself I felt fine. But walking around alone at night did feel a little sketchy. One of the workers at the front desk wasn't very friendly and would barely answer my questions, but the next day there was another guy who was very helpful!

  • 2nd Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


74%

Overall, a very good hostel and atmosphere. Everything was new and functional, pretty clean. Free breakfast had lots of options. Rooms had no lockers though. Also, getting to the bathroom required going outside, & toilets were in a different part of the building from the showers. Pros/Cons: + awesome bar + good variety of facilities + keycard access + linens included + very good free breakfast - no lockers in room - inconvenient bathroom situation - outlets were in odd places or didn't work


69%

It is not middle of the center but if you dont take wrong way, you can reach old town in 20-25min by walking. The other way is metro and it is close to the hostel. There are some markets around hostel for shopping (food). Average kitchen to cook. Nice breakfast. The room was poor for electricity plug but in the lobby There are a lot. During my trip i have stayed 7 different hostels (including Amsterdam and Paris ) this hostel was the most expensive one but on web site, it was one of the chepest


63%

the room seemed dirty. no lockers in room so seemed insecure, if you wanted to lock something up you would have to leave it at the lockers in reception. the the room itself seemed aged and dirty. was a last minute booking for the night. probably would go elsewhere next time


89%

The rooms were clean, the staff were kind, it was over all an awesome stay!


77%

Far from the city center but good place to stay

  • 25th Sep 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


86%

All staff are helpful and really nice.


51%

I only stayed with Van Gogh for 1 night and I felt that the value for what you paid was not that good. Room was minimal and shared bathroom looked dirty and run down. I also couldn't access the Wi-Fi from my bedroom. Just glad it was for one night.


80%

Staff were awesome and so helpful with answering questions. It's about a 10/20min walk into the centre of town but it wasn't to bad. Rooms nice, beds comfortable. No lockers in room which I didn't like. Wifi only worked in the lobby. Bar was awesome and had a really good atmosphere making it very easy to meet people. I would stay here again.


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