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The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card on arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Business Trip If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

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Youth Hostel Van Gogh (Chab)

Book more than 3 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Great Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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Property Description

Hi all,
Welcome in Brussels, capital of europe, chocolates and waffles!
Welcome to our place where painter Vincent van gogh had his workshop!
We are located in the the city centre (Botanique station) and we provide clean, safe & cheap accommodation (with no hidden extras)
Facilities: no curfew, free wi-fi , linen included, laundry and kitchen; free showers,groovy bar with more than 20 different Belgian beers (small scale productions!), friendly multilingual staff, free locker-room, lockers in room (padlock needed), centrally located, guided tours (Brussels, Brugge, Antwerp, hop on hop off);lock-out from rooms from 11am until 3pm, daily cleaning. No membership card needed.
Recommended in every good backpackers guides and websites; in a nutshell: the best place to stay!
See you soon in the heart of europe!
Accommodation: dorm or quad, triple, twin rooms & single
Lockers are free to use during your stay but you need to use your own padlock or buy one from us (9 euros)
Chab's team
To read before booking:
Check-in time: the room is available from 3 pm the day of arrival during the week and 4pm on Saturdays and Sundays. You can lock your luggage here before
Check-out: 11.00 am
*at some special occasions, minimum stay is 2 nights (Friday+Saturday or Saturday+Sunday), cancellation of one day; a Friday or a Saturday will not be accepted
*read carefully the conditions regarding cancellations.
We of course guarantee you will be accommodated in the kind of rooms you have reserved. Nevertheless, if you stay more than one night and especially if you book late,you may have to change rooms during your stay. If you have booked for several people,you might not be all accommodated in the same room. However we'll do our best to put you all together in the same room.
When you make a reservation, please save your confirmation number,you received by e-mail. We need it at the check-in, thanks.
** female dorms are for females only and male dorms are for males only, please be careful when making your reservation, as we will not accept a male booking in a female dorm. The reservation will not be valid, and if we don't have male dorm available, the money paid is lost.
To our female travellers: it's sometimes possible to change rooms to stay in single-sex dorms (female rooms) even if there were only mixed dorm the day you booked. There are sometimes cancellations which allow that:)
Also, same thing for the lovers, if you travel as a couple, we'll try to put you together in a mixed room if it's possible.
When you make a reservation the details of your credit card are asked to guarantee your reservation. Without a valid credit card, the reservation is not taken in consideration.
If you have chosen a non refundable rate, the total costs of your stay are charged on the credit card once the reservation is received.
If you have chosen a flexible rate, the credit card is charged 48 hours prior the day of arrival at 12am. If the card is invalid or has no sufficient funds, an email will be sent to you asking to provide within a certain date&time.

if you have chosen the flexible rate:
For a cancellation more than 48h prior the day arrival (12am), the deposit (if charged) is fully refunded. For a cancellation less than 48h prior the day arrival (12am), the deposit paid is kept.
For a cancellation during the stay,the possible refund depends on the amount of nights left. This request should be done on day 2 before 11am, and under the conditions that no minimum nights stay has been set during your stay.
if you have chosen the non refundable rate:
The total costs of the stay are due and are non refundable
Change in the reservations
For a change in the dates of stay: Only apply to flexible rate.
A change or a cancellation of a reservation must absolutely reach us by email only at the adress and must contain your name, dates of stay and reservation number. To be valid and according to availlabilities, change should reach us more than 48hours prior the original reservation date.
No change in the dates will be accepted less than 48h prior the day arrival (3 pm) and no refund will be done.
A change of dates can be accepted more than 48h prior the day arrival (3 pm) depending on availabilities. Please note that the cost of the stay can vary and is due. In case the new dates don't match the availabilities, the deposit paid can be refunded as long as it respects the cancellation policies above.
if you have chosen the non refundable rate:
The dates of stay cannot be modified and total costs of the stay are due and are non refundable
For a change in the amount of guests: Apply only to flexible rate.
If you have chosen the flexible rate:
No change in the amounts of guests will be accepted for all private rooms booked (single , twin, 3-4-6 beds private) and no refund will be done.
A change of dates can be accepted more than 48h prior the day arrival (3 pm) depending on availabilities. Please note that the cost of the stay can vary and is due. In case the new dates don't match the availabilities, the deposit paid can be refunded as long as it respects the cancellation policies above.
For reservations of beds in dormitories, change in the amount of guests reserved cannot exceed 10% of the amount of beds originally reserved and are accepted , without penalty, up to 24hours prior the day of check-in, 3pm
if you have chosen the non refundable rate:
A change in the amount of guests booked cannot be modified and total costs of the stay are due and are non refundable
To be valid, you have to receive an email from us accepting the changes or the cancellation. If you don't receive any email from us within 12hours, call us
Nb: Check-in is from 3pm during the week and 4pm at week-end, thank you View House Rules


The artist himself had his studio at our beloved Van Gogh Hostel – and we've made it friendly and hospitable whether you're a budding painter or not. We're an ideal base for exploring Brussels, with a fun bar where you can sample over 20 local craft beers. Afterwards, test out your skills at a game of pool. To keep the budget under control, we have a roomy kitchen for preparing hot meals and packed lunches, and breakfast's free!


In just over 10 minutes you can walk to the hostel from Bruxelles-Nord train station, one of the city's main transport hubs with links to the airport. An easy way to zoom around is on the Metro, and the hostel's only a 4-minute stroll from Botanique, the nearest stop. If you're not in a rush and fancy taking the scenic route into town you can reach the Grote Plaze (Grand Place), in the heart of the Old Town, on foot in 20 minutes.

Rooms and Dorms

Bunk up with other travellers in a mixed or single-sex dorm, or go private if you prefer. We have single, double and triple rooms. Bed linen is included and as you relax after an eventful day you can message your family and friends using the free Wi-Fi. Lockers for stashing all your stuff are provided in the rooms – just remember to bring your own padlock.

Extras and activities

There’s no curfew at Youth Hostel Van Gogh so you can stay out as late as you want (after all, there are a lot of different beers to try!). We have 24-hour security on hand to welcome you home. If you’re stuck for what to do the morning after, chat to our multilingual staff – they’ll be happy to show you the unmissable bits on a free city map. To discover Brussels' famous sights, try one of our guided tours.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.6

  • Security 8.1

  • Location 7.8

  • Staff 8.4

  • Atmosphere 7.9

  • Cleanliness 7.9

  • Facilities 7.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    29 Feb 2020
    Great hostel in a good location
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    29 Feb 2020
    Very relaxed vibe with friendly staff. The pool table was cool and had a great community feel. The rooms were nice and clean, as were the bathrooms. Pretty central spot as well. Could have done a bit more advertising about the ecological impact.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    01 Feb 2020
    Great stay
    India, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    29 Feb 2020
    I only spent a night here, coming in while someone was already asleep in my room and leaving before the others woke up. The facilities were clean, and there is personal storage in each room and the ground floor (bring a lock!). Free breakfast is always nice, and they gave beds out to latecomers even though there was a “fully booked” sign out front. Best shower facilities I’ve seen in a hostel so far, and it’s a short walk to the city center. I’d stay here again!
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 8.6


    28 Feb 2020
    This was a great hostel, about a 15 minute walk from the city center. The sheets were clean and there were no bugs, which is all I really look for in a hostel. Also, breakfast here was good, a lot of variety.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    01 Mar 2020
    location is quite fine (not far from center and the North Rail Way station. But the rooms were a bit tired and brutal. Breakfast was good but I didn't feel an exchanging atmosphere.
    Russia, Female, 25-30
  • 6.9


    01 Feb 2020
    It was freezing.....couldnt sleep well..Although I tried to max up the radiator, it didnt work...
    South Korea, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 6.6


    23 Feb 2020
    This hostel is very basic, decent location to the downtown area but I wouldn’t want to walk around too much at night. Also the wifi never really worked, and the facilities weren’t great. I had a cold shower but my friend didnt.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 4.3


    15 Feb 2020
    No me gustó la ubicación el barrio tiene un aire inseguro en especial para las mujeres. No muy recomendable
    Colombia, Female, 25-30
  • 2.0


    17 Mar 2020
    Dear Sir/Madam, I have not visited this place because of Coronavirus and i have requested to refund my amount.
    India, Male, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Towels Not Included
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi