Whether you are curious about the grandeur of the administrative capital of Europe, or you are simply looking for a little holiday to taste life in Brussels, you will be amazed by what the capital city of Belgium has to offer.
Hostels in Brussels are just a stone’s throw away from the city’s main attractions. You are guaranteed to be at the centre of the action right after checking in! Note that some of our Brussels hostels offer organic food for breakfast and have a bar where you can taste different Belgian beers, ideal for foodies! The sooner you book your stay at a youth hostel, the more likely you will find cheap Brussel hostels and save money to treat yourself to Belgian specialties.
Stay in Brussels’ city centre if you want to see most of the capital city’s main attractions. The lively neighbourhoods of Brussels include the trendy Saint-Gilles area, Sainte-Catherine with its many cafes and restaurants and Ixelles that is known for its good bars. The neighbourhood of Les Marolles is said to be the most authentic part of the Belgian capital city.
If you are in the city centre, check out the central square the Grand Place, run your hand on Everard't Serclaes statue for good luck, wander the nearby streets and grab a Belgian waffle and take a picture with the world-famous Manneken Pis. North of the city centre, you’ll find one of the city’s most famous landmarks: the Atomium. Want to see Brussels off the beaten track? Look for street art in Saint Gilles, go to Les Marolles’ flea market or stroll down the streets of the peaceful Uccle area.
If you plan to explore the city centre of Brussels, your best option is probably to walk. If the weather is nice, you can also hire a bike. The city has a good public transportation system with buses, trams, the metro and trains. Brussels Midi train station connects Belgium to neighbouring countries. If you fly to Zaventem airport, there are trains every 10 minutes to the central station of Brussels.