We had a mixed experience during our stay, the location was perfect for attending the Primavera Sound festival just a quick walk and tram ride away, but also had some strange interactions with staff during our stay. the breakfast is great if you get down in time, and the facilities are generally good, clean and useful. The coin operated luggage room was a bit annoying though for our last day.
Everything you needed was here, apart from reliable wifi, but there was a strange feeling about this place which made it a little uncomfortable. We were not told about the cleaning lockout time when we checked in, so got kicked out before we were ready on our first morning which was not great. But the kitchen was really well set up and everything was tidy.
There was an odd mix of really long term residents and people only there for a weekend, but the group of travellers we ran into at Il Nostalillo over this easter weekend was fabulous! 10 of us ended up going out to dinner one night. The common area is set up really well with a really good kitchen and great (free!!) breakfast provided. We were not able to meet Olga when we arrived as our train was late, so ended up being let in by a fellow guest, this warm atmosphere and friendliness was great!
Great location, Brussels is so condensed that it was simple to walk or take the subway/metro really quickly to where we wanted to go, staff were amazing in helping us orient ourselves in the city, and the hostel is right next door to the Godiva chocolate factory so make sure you check out the factory outlet store for some yummy discounts!
Little way out of the city, beautiful clean and large hostel, the facilities were great, large groups were really well accommodated.
Be careful of the bunch of guys hanging around the metro station right outside, Hostel is nice, but had some issues with the key system which is difficult to navigate when sharing a room with people arriving at all times.
Cleaning staff took great acre with room, and the friendly 24hr reception gave great advice as to where to head for Indian late on a Sunday. Perfect location and very good facilities.
Really quiet lovely haven from the cold outside and very friendly staff.