Group accommodation in Belgium at HI group hostels
Steeped in history, Belgium is a compact country that provides many opportunities for educational group travel covering a range of subjects including history, cultural studies and language studies, as well as being an ideal destination for informal group trips or extracurricular school or college groups. HI has a range of group hostels in Belgium offering cost-effective accommodation for groups of all types, provided by two national associations: VJH operating group hostels in the northern Flemish speaking part of Belgium, and LAJ operating group hostels in the French speaking areas.
All of our group hostels in Belgium meet HI’s assured standards for quality, cleanliness and comfort, and many also provide extra services tailored to the needs of groups, such as:
- Private rooms for leaders and drivers
- Parking for coaches, buses or mini-buses
- Seminar rooms, games rooms and/or lounge areas
- Full meals service, and lunch packs for days out
- Staff who understand the needs of groups
Our group accommodation in Belgium is available in Belgium’s historic cities, near picturesque canals, lush woodland and seaside resorts, providing a great base for exploring the rich and varied offerings of this fascinating country. Whether you are a chocolate-lover, nature-lover or history buff, Belgium has much to offer, and hostels in Belgium provide the perfect budget accommodation for groups of all types.
Choose from the following locations to view our group hostels in Belgium:
Antwerpen – Second only to Brussels in size, Antwerpen has a great deal to offer and our brand new group hostel is due to open in May 2011. There are many museums and galleries and a beautiful and picturesque Old Town square dominated by the magnificent Cathedral of Our Lady. An experience not to be missed is the Aquatopia Aquarium which features perspex tunnels giving visitors a unique perspective of the marine life on display. Visitors can choose to explore the city using horse drawn carriages, motorised trams and even river boats.
Bruges – A UNESCO world heritage site, known as the Venice of the North, the attractions include museums, churches, historical buildings and canals. From our group hostel in Bruges, the city can be explored on foot or by boat.
Brussels – Home to the EU, its town square, Grote Markt, illuminated April to September, is one of the prettiest in Europe. From our group hostel in Brussels, you can explore its many world class museums, galleries and attractions, including the Belgian Centre for Comic Strip Art which includes an exhibition on Tintin. Brussels - Bruegel | Brussels - Generation Europe | Brussels - Jacques-Brel Youth-Hostel
Liege – Climb the 406 steps of the Montagne de Beuren to get fantastic panoramic views of this old industrial centre and the river Meuse. Notable buildings include the Place de St Lambert and the Musee de Curtius, a ﬁne example of Mosan Renaissance style.
Bouillon – A small city but rich in history with castles, museums and ancient breweries. There are activities throughout the year from falconry displays, medieval weekend to craft fairs and mountain biking.
Champlon – The forests around Champlon invite you to relax and discover nature. There are many opportunities to see wildlife and participate in outdoor activities.
Gent – This is a lively university town with good nightlife. It is also historically and culturally rich with many cathedrals such as the Cathedral of St Bavo, museums and art galleries.
Leuven – HI’s group accommodation in Leuven is ideal for those who want a lively city break. This medieval city is not only home to the famous Catholic University of Louvain, but also a good selection of bars and restaurants as well as stunning medieval architecture such as its 15th century Town Hall.
Malmedy – This small town is surrounded by woods and stunning scenery, meaning our group accommodation in Malmedy is a wonderful place for nature lovers. There is a man made lake offering a variety of water sports and the town itself has several museums and is also home to the riotous Cwarme carnival.
Mechelen – From Roman ruins to Royal Palaces to one of Belgium’s most famous breweries, Mechelen is a gem tucked in the rolling green countryside of Flanders.
Mons – Capital of the province of Hainault it is home to the Supreme Headquarters of Allied Powers in Europe. The cathedral of St Waudru is a key tourist attraction.
Namur – Political capital of Wallonia, the city is built around the Citadel, fortiﬁcations dating back to the 13th century. At the Convent of the Sisters of Notre Dame visitors can view the famous Treasure of Hugo d’Oignies, 13th century golden religious artifacts.
Oostduinkerke – This is a beach resort with a beach stretching for 30km. It has become popular for its nature reserves and ﬁshing. It is also the only place in Europe where they practice shrimp ﬁshing on horseback.
Tournai – Fine examples of medieval architecture such as the Scheldt Bridge. Its Cathedral Notre-Dame is a UNESCO designated world heritage site. Our group accommodation in Tournai is popular with art students, as there are several art galleries including the Musee des Beaux Arts.
Or, if you already know which of our hostels in Belgium is right for your group trip, use our Group Accommodation Finder to enquire about availability:
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