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Youth Hostel Van Gogh (Chab) Reviews

rue Traversiere 8, 1210 Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium

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4172 Total Reviews
  • 74%Value For Money
  • 78%Security
  • 76%Location
  • 81%Staff
  • 78%Atmosphere
  • 73%Cleanliness
  • 72%Facilities

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The Staff were so lovely and helpful, gave me free printing! The location is a little set off, but it's really not that bad of a walk. A nice breakfast is included and i found the rooms and common areas to be very tidy and clean, with nice thick, starchy sheets. The washroom facilities were fine, the push button for showering was a bit of a nuisance but not horrible. A kettle in the kitchen would have been nice. Overall, recommend it!


We were expecting a better breakfast in the morning but it had very less choices.

  • 30th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • India
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Locker room is in rough shape, requires you to have your own lock (you can rent one for 6 euros from the desk), and half of the lockers are broken. You have to buzz in to get access to the room, but judging by the state of the lockers it cant be very secure.

  • 29th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Was a good stay, the showers are outside the room but they were properly clean. Maybe on point to improve is the included breakfast, is good but a lot of sugar. Good atmosphere for having a beer after a long walk looking the city


pretty nice place


We had a pleasant stay here. The room was small but clean. The bar downstairs had a nice atmosphere and it's only a 15 walk to the grand place! The only downside for us was that the street outside is quite loud at night if the window was open. Id stay here again!


I think for that money you can find better hostels. Room, especially the showers are not very clean. It is located in the center of Brussels, which is a big advantage!


the locker room could be improved and desk service could be more effecient


Staff is helpfull and nice and actually the check in building is not far at all as I read in other reviews, breakfast is complete. Rooms on the other hand could be much more confortable, blankets seemed dirty and sheets well... There is not even soap in the badroom. This hostel would be apropiated if it was cheaper, then I wouldn't have better expectations. Locker room is awful, I felt like in an abandoned school.


Had a great stay. Would definitely stay here again if I ever come back to Brugge


Helpful staff, very clean and breakfast was good too. There was a group of annoying kids though. Experience was great.


the worst hostel I've ever been to!! the toilet and the shower are outside of the room, but there are only two showers for females. plus one of them doesn't even have a hook to hang clothes. nevertheless the water was at low pressure, it was practically dripping not showering down. the breakfast tastes bad, the toast tastes like a week old. and the coffee tastes like water! and the bar is way too expensive!


部屋でもfree wi-fiが使えると良いです。


The hostel is a little it away from the center of Brussels, so you have to walk a little bit. But the hostel itself is okay, the beds are okay, and there is a bar where you can enjoy a beer in the evening. But be careful with the breakfast times, it finishes at 10 a. m. and not - as announced - at 11 a. m. I would recommand this hostel.


Staff really nice ans the atmosphere amazing!


Now don't get me wrong, this place is pretty good with a caveat or two. You have to take everything out of your room each day and cart it off to the locker room for storage, and the lockers are pretty beat up. They'll give you a security key almost no questions asked, which was good for me when I was drunk and forgot my card, but bad for security. Nice kitchen and the bar has some really cheap beers. The lockout is ridiculous b/c they don't clean anything. Showers were pretty gross, too.


Hate showers that you have to press buttons for but such is hostel living.


Like many European hostels, it would benefit from adding a small kitchen.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi There is a kitchen you can use :)!! Thanks for staying with us :) Franck


Ok hostel, kitchen to use and free breakfast is good. Staff friendly. Far out of the centre a little, but we didn't mind walking.


good location, 5 min by foot from the metro station, people nice and helpful , the only thing that I did not really like was the bathrooms and showers. Breakfast good. good place to stay for a short trip.

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