Good hostel for "pitstop" in Milan for couple of nights and good for groups, not for longer stay or couples. We stayed for six nights and would've loved to have cleaner toilets, toilet paper and less partying groups around us. There wasn't enough bathrooms for the quests and people didn't care about the night time peace. One time our room door was left open after cleaning, even when we had locked it before we left to town. The hostel was also a bit tricky to find at first.
Good value for your money. Van Belle's character is the Belgian feel at it's best. Location is excellent; close to the railway station and only a fifteen minutes walk away from Grand Place. Breakfast was delicious and staff very helpful. We 'll definitely choose Van Belle again!
The hostel was charming and the staff was very helpful. It's situated on a quiet neighborhood and actually not so far from the city; you could get there by bus or by tram (you had to walk 10 minutes from the stop though).