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Youth Hostel Van Gogh (Chab) Reviews

rue Traversiere 8, 1210 Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium

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3833 Total Reviews
  • 72%Value For Money
  • 77%Security
  • 74%Location
  • 78%Staff
  • 74%Atmosphere
  • 72%Cleanliness
  • 70%Facilities

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Excellent place! Nice location and safe! Everything was clean and new! Awesome atmosphere as well! Totally recommend it! Included breakfast is definetely a plus!


Brussels is not a great city so it would always be hard to have a great hostel but the hostel staff were nice to me and it was clean enough. Thanks

  • 31st Oct 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


The hostel it's ok.It's in a good place.The best thing was de breakfast.

  • 27th Oct 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Spain
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


This hostal was ok, I stayed in a Twin Room and a Six Beds Room with shared bathroom but they were in another building 30 meters away from the principal building. It's near to Brussels Nord and from the center of the city. Wifi didn't work well and it has to work well when you're trying to find your next hostal!


I didn't enjoy my lukewarm shower that got my clothes wet because there wasn't anywhere dry to put them, but really enjoyed the homemade hot dinner and personalized recommendations from the bartender. Very nice staff. very large hostel with an open courtyard that allows noise to carry, but is a nice place to relax with a drink and a smoke.


Big, big hostel split over two buildings. I think private rooms are located in the separate building across the street... Our 8-bed dorm room was very clinical and military like. Small bunks with thin mattresses with protective vinyl cover. Left luggage storage area needs an upgrade. Many lockers have been vandalised and makes for the appearance of being unsafe to leave luggage however ours was fine when we left it for a day. GREAT VALUE and DELICIOUS home-style cooked Belgian dinners on offer!!


Great place to stay, great atmosphere, nice location by the subway station and a short walk to the Grand Place. The sheets were clean, the room was nice, although the shared bathroom after 2 days was really messy. Wifi signal wasn't good at my room either, on third floor. The staff is really nice and the bar on the reception has great beers with fair price. Totally recommend it!!

  • 18th Oct 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Its nice that they have a bar in the hostel, its not too expensive nor very cheap. Location and breakfast were also great. But the room was stinky, blanked stinked and was so horrible that we had to sleep in closes. No towels. You have to do the bed by yourself. In the room I had a permanent filling of disgust. We changed the hostel for a very good hotel (4 stars) for only 5 Euros more (no breakfast ofcourse)! They probably had the promotion in the hotel but the difference was overwhelming!

  • 17th Oct 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ukraine
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Location near metro was good and about a 15 min walk into town. Staff were friendly. The place has a bar but it didn't seem like many people were interested in mixing when I was there. Lockers are outside the rooms near reception, and some internal doors to dorms are left unlocked. Showers were either cold or were just a trickle of water that made it hard to wash properly.

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