At the Jacques Brel Youth Hostel, located in the heart of Brussels, you’ll find a friendly, international atmosphere with shops and public transport right on your doorstop.

Inside the hostel there is a fully equipped kitchen, Wi-Fi, Internet access, bar, library, laundry and games, and outside there is a patio area where you can enjoy a Belgian beer from the bar and chat to fellow travellers. There’s also an organic breakfast served everyone morning which is included in the price.

Jacques Brel hostel also regularly plays host to many events including concerts, exhibitions and theme nights. The hostel’s location in the centre of Brussels makes it a convenient starting point for sightseeing, with the Grand Place and the Musical Instruments Museum within walking distance.

(Please note the hostel is NOT located at the Jacques Brel metro stop).

We will be carrying out important renovation works between 16 December 2013 and March 2015 and this will affect 16 bedrooms as well as the common areas.

The site manager and all the members of the team of the Jacques Brel Youth Hostel will continue to do their utmost to receive you in the best conditions possible during this time and to guarantee you a high quality of service.

What travellers think

Best for

  • Sightseeing
  • Culture
  • Socialising
  • Shopping

Green rating



The room was very outdated and dilapidated. Refurbish the shower room and a paint job in the room do wonders. Very good was the parking space around the hostel and the beautiful building.


Avatar for Irmgard


Wed 15 Apr 2015

Many good: Organic breakfast! rooms are ok with shower, lockers and some electrical outlets (not near bed though), shared kitchen with fridge, very tasty food, comfy meeting places, working zone with desks and outlets, coffee machine... Some lacking points: mostly groups or people looking for the cheapest accommodation, harder to socialize with. On that regard, Bruegel was better for single travellers. Must vacate the rooms from 12am to 3pm


Avatar for Nady


Tue 17 Feb 2015