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Youth Hostel Van Gogh (Chab) Reviews

rue Traversiere 8, 1210 Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium

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76%

Rating
4064 Total Reviews
  • 75%Value For Money
  • 78%Security
  • 76%Location
  • 80%Staff
  • 78%Atmosphere
  • 75%Cleanliness
  • 72%Facilities

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69%

It is good. but not that good. worth this cheap price. No hair dryer is a problem. Facilities are not very good


91%

Its a really good hostel. The rooms are very basic but quite good. The breakfast is also really nice with Juice, Milk, Coffe, Tea, Cereals, Bred... So the price than is ok. You don't need to take the public transport. Just if u come by bus from Charleroi keep in mind that it is like a walk of 3 km. Or than you take the public transport .. i didn't :D

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83%

Very easy to get to which wad nice! Free breakfast was the best I've had on my trip !!! (Great coffee and they had granola,cheese, hot chocolate and so much more! ) our room wasn't actually in the building and we had to go down the street. Overall: clean, English translations were a little confusing, but a good place to stay in Brussels ! :)


77%

Location a little far from the city center, but the included breakfast was a nice bonus.

  • 8th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


57%

This hotel has nothing to do with Van Gough, he worked in the building for one year. There are no pictures of his anywhere. There is no atmosphere and nothing to do in this hotel. The bed mattresses were poor quality. Ok for one night. Good location. Boring hotel, you won't want to hang around!


66%

Internet wifi is not properly working in the common area. The kitchen is small. No lockers inside the dorms. Not so hot water in shower room.


83%

my stay was great, I met really good people, the staff is really friendly and helpfull. I cant complain.

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71%

I've been to better hostels than this one, but it isn't that bad anyway. Rooms don't have lockers, so you need to watch out your stuff. Bathrooms' heaters seem not to work and showers may not be hot, so it's a bit tough during winter. Breakfast is ok though, it doesn't have many options, but it's still convenient .


69%

シャワーが使いづらい。

  • 1st Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Japan
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


49%

The only thing that didn't send me running from this place was that they served free breakfast. Even if the breakfast is a piece if bread and a cup of coffee, I am always happy getting anything. The wifi situation is terrible, the beds and sheets suck, the bathroom situation sucks. It's all pretty bad. I have stayed in a lot of hostels and can deal with a lot. I was really disappointed.

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Hello, Thank you for your comment. Just to make it clear, the breakfast is exactly: bread with different kind of ham and cheese, jam, chocolate pasta, coffee, tea, milk, hot chocolate, different kind of juice, different kind of cereals, sorry you didn't like it. Concerning the wi-fi it is available in all the rooms, everywhere! Kind regards, Virginie

66%

The location of the hostel is not very safe. My friends got his mobile phone nearly stolen on our way going from the metro station to the hostel.

  • 25th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Hong Kong
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


89%

Comfortable hostel with many facilities! very safe and close to downtown place. great price and location.


46%

It's so noisy (there is no sound isolation whatsoever) it's impossible to sleep. You can hear whatever is being done or said in the other rooms. Internet didn't work the two days I was there. Breakfast is really cheap. You'd better offer a real fruit rather than the cheapest white bread and margarine.

  • 19th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


89%

A great hostel: clean, the staff are helpful and the kitchen and bar really give it a good vibe. The showers and washrooms were great. The ONLY flaw was that the free internet they offer is hella slow and hella not worth the price.


77%

Hostel great, staff nice and helpful. Kitchen could of been a bit better, limited amount of utensils but there are loads of great places to eat out cheap in Brussels. Overall very decent hostel.


97%

Great Hostel! I felt very safe! The shower was very clean and the beds were comfortable.

  • 15th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


86%

perfect organization


77%

The only think that bothered me was that the hostel is quite far from the city, although it is reachable by foot if you're up for a 15-20 minutes walk. We were on a budget trip so chose to walk plenty although we could have taken a metro, bus or tram as there were stations nearby. Other than that, i think it was worth the money staying here. Staff's were friendly and breakfast was included. Overall i had a pleasant stay here.

  • 11th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Malaysia
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


74%

The cleanliness could be better. Also, there was a lot of noise during the night, which made sleep difficult. If Van Gogh could have "quiet hours" it would have made the experience better. However, overall, it was a pretty good deal for our money - about twenty euros for a bed and breakfast the next morning. It wasn't too hard to find, either, as it's only a short walk away from the metro.

  • 7th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


66%

All in all a good hostel, but if you want to sleep in the morning it's just horrible. It's very loud so you can't sleep long in the morning. The staff ist not there from 13.00 to 16.00. But it's possible to let your luggage there. Our sink in the room was very dirty... For the next time I would search another hostel in leuven!


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