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Last Updated on 2nd October 2021

4 Best Hostels in Brussels

Check out our picks for the Best Hostels in Brussels, Belgium. Brussels has only 16 hostels but we have narrowed this down to the best four Hostels. This is a list of the best hostels to consider booking when travelling to Brussels on a backpacker budget.

General Info on Brussels Hostels

Here are some things that you might want to consider before booking a hostel in Brussels.

  1. Price - In bed in a dorm room starts at only €15 per night (normally in large dorm rooms), but expect to pay between €20 to €30 per night in a medium-sized dorm room (6 to 10 beds). Cheaper hostels generally have poor reviews, but some highly rated hostels are also cheap. As with all other major cities in Europe prices at the weekend or at holiday periods tend to be 20% to 40% higher.
  2. Location - Brussels is a medium-sized city but it's best to stay in a central location close to the top sights and nightlife. (All hostels listed below are in central locations.)
  3. Check out time - Check out time for most hostels in Brussels is 11 am, but at some hostels, the check out time is 10 am. Some hostels offer a late check but for an extra fee. You will have to consult with them on this while you are there though. Please note that nearly every hostel in Brussels offers Free Luggage storage before or after you check in or out. But it's also worth double checking on it if you require this service.
  4. Free breakfast - Only some hostels in Brussels include breakfast in the price. If it is included in the price this saves you on the cost of breakfast.
  5. Kitchen - If the hostel you are staying at has a fully equipped kitchen, you can save money by cooking your own meals. Some hostels in Brussels have no kitchens, others have partially equipped kitchens and some hostels have large fully equipped kitchens with a dining area.

Here’s our list of the best hostels in Brussels which includes a detailed description of each hostel.

1. MEININGER Brussels City Center

Best Hostels in Brussels - MEININGER Bruxelles City Center

MEININGER Brussels City Center is by far most popular and the best hostel in Brussels. It's been voted the most popular Hostel in Brussels at the Hoscars' Awards every year since 2015. As it says in the name, the hostel is located in the centre of Brussels, just 15 minutes away from the famous Grand Place.

Best Hostels in Brussels - MEININGER Bruxelles City Center

Their superbly designed dorm rooms are spacious and each (bunk) bed comes with its own reading lamp and power-point. A hearty breakfast (a small fee) is served every morning or you can take advantage of their fully equipped kitchen.

Standout Feature

  • Cooly designed rooms

Dorms from €22.00


2. Sleep Well Youth Hostel

Best Hostels in Brussels - Sleep Well Youth Hostel Brussels

Sleep Well is an eco-friendly Hostel situated in a central location and well within walking of most of Brussels sites. If you are arriving in Brussels by train, Sleep Well is ideal as it's only a 10-minute walk from Brussel-Noord/Bruxelles-Nord (Brussels-North) station.

Best Hostels in Brussels - Sleep Well Youth Hostel Brussels

The dorms are fresh and clean. They come with an ensuite toilet, free storage lockers, free linen and you also get a free breakfast every morning. It seems a little pricey but you need to factor in the price of breakfast.

Standout Feature

  • Free breakfast

Dorms from €31.00


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3. Generation Europe Youth Hostel

Generation Europe Youth Hostel Brussels

The Generation Europe Youth Hostel is situated near the Canal of Brussels just a 15-minute walk to the Grand Place. They provide free WiFi, free parking, and complimentary organic and local buffet breakfast is served daily.

Generation Europe Youth Hostel Brussels

They offer mixed, male-only and female-only dorm rooms. They have an on-site bar where you can sample some local Belgian beers. You can also prepare your own meals in their fully equipped guest kitchen.

Standout Features

  • Complimentary organic and local buffet breakfast
  • Outdoor garden

Dorms from €25.00


4. Brussels 2GO4 Quality Hostel Grand Place

Brussels 2GO4 Quality Hostel Grand Place

Brussels G2O4 Quality Hostel City Centre is located bang in the heart of the action very close (10-minute walk) to Brussels-Noord and Brussels Midi (Eurostar) train stations. The hostel comes with many free extras including free breakfast, free Wifi and a free walking tour.

Brussels 2GO4 Quality Hostel Grand Place

Their cosy bunks come with fresh free linen and some of their premium dorms have en-suite bathrooms for extra privacy. They have mixed and female-only dorms which are ideal for the solo female traveller.

Standout Features

  • Free breakfast
  • Free walking tour

Dorms from €24.15



I hope this list of the best hostels in Brussels helps you pick a hostel that best suits your needs during your stay in Brussels. In general, the overall standard of hostels in Brussels is excellent but there are still some mediocre ones. Hopefully, this list will help you avoid mediocre hostels to ensure you enjoy your stay in Brussels.

Book Your Trip to Brussels

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Recommended Tours in Brussels

I recommend GetYourGuide for Tours. They offer highly unique tours with Local Guides. Below are a selection of some of the most interesting tours in Brussels.

Don’t Forget Travel Insurance

Travel insurance will protect you against illness, injury, theft, cancellations and much more. I recommend World Nomads Travel Insurance.

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