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Youth Hostel Van Gogh (Chab)

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful 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 availlable, 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.
Print out the small one in the pics here on the right and you'll get here very easily!)
Only written cancellations at least 48h hours prior arrival, will be accepted for flexible rates only. Non refundable rate is charged when we receive your reservation and is not refundable. View House Rules

Overview

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!

Location

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 8.1

  • Security 8.4

  • Location 8.0

  • Staff 8.5

  • Atmosphere 7.9

  • Cleanliness 7.7

  • Facilities 7.7


Latest Reviews

  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    10 Nov 2019
    We stoped in Brussels on our trip to Africa and stayed the night in this hostel. It was pretty clean, nice outdoors area and bar. The rooms were pretty clean but not the best matress. The location is OK; you can walk to the center actually but is a bit far. The staff was so helpful! The kitchen was also OK.
    Spain, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    06 Nov 2019
    The staff was really nice and attentive except for one gentleman. Especially the young bartender was nice and knew a lot about the beers! Rooms next to the garden were really nice, a unique location to be admired even during autumn days.
    Finland, Female, 31-40
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    18 Nov 2019
    My second time staying at this hostel- the free breakfast is substantial and staff are kind. I arrived very early (5:30am) and although I couldn’t check in, a staff member offered me and tea and to chill in the lounge area. The price of the hostel is very reasonable and the atmosphere is welcoming and relaxed. Free locker storage is very helpful. Good and well operated hostel!
    New Zealand, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0

    Fabulous

    23 Nov 2019
    There weren’t any events with the other people staying at the hostel.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    21 Nov 2019
    It’s a good hostel with perfect location and the staff is friendly and nice the only concern is that the bathroom and showers are not in the rooms and not even near them you have to walk through the reception to get there which is not a good thing but overall it’s very good for a short stay
    Egypt, Male, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    13 Nov 2019
    It was fine. Bar had great Belgian beers for cheap. Met some cool people. Beds were squeaky as hell though, and showers were wack.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 6.6

    Good

    28 Nov 2019
    If you're looking for a basic hostel this is exactly what you'll find here. Bathrooms could be cleaner. There is no security at the front door or to get to the rooms. Only time you need a key is for your direct room. Location is good - near tram and also only a 20 minute walk to the touristy stuff. Overall, you get what you pay for and I have no real complaints or qualms.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 5.1

    Rating

    09 Nov 2019
    Not flexible much, check in time should be more flexible as other hostels.
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 4.3

    Rating

    16 Nov 2019
    I’ve been backpacking around Europe for months and this is the worst hostel I have ever stayed in. The hostel has no Atmosphere and the facilities are like army style living and there is only one powerpoint in each 4 bedroom dorm. General safety for guests here....walking through the red light district at night will give you the feeling of being unsafe. Avoid catching a late train.
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 4.0

    Rating

    18 Nov 2019
    This hostel was very difficult to get to using public transport. The staff spoke very little English and didn’t want to engage in English at all (luck I speak French)! The shared bathroom situation isn’t ideal. But the hot water is fabulous. Breakfast was free but very poor, toast ran out and there wasn’t any options for people with dietary requirements which are very common in today’s society.
    Australia, Female, 25-30
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • 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
Services
  • 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
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi


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