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Brussels - Jacques Brel Youth Hostel

Rue de la Sablonnière 30, Brussels, 1000, Belgium

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Overall Rating 87%

From 33 Reviews

Hostel rating (33)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 93%
Cleanliness 83%
Location 87%
Security 90%
Service 88%
Comfort 82%
Green rating 86%

The Jacques Brel House-Hostel is ideally located near the centre of Brussels.

  • Dorm
    From €27.00
  • Private
    From €62.00
10 or more people?

Brussels Hostel

Hostel Brussels

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

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).

Check-in between 8:00 and 18:00
Rooms available strating from 15:00


Prices are non-member prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • Check-in is available between 07:00 and 18:00
  • Please contact hostel if arriving after 18:00
  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Unaccompanied children under the age of 18 can be accommodated only with a letter from a parent or legal guardian providing permission for the child's unsupervised stay.
  • Children under the age of 16 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories
  • Children under the age of 16 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Children under the age of 3 stay free.
  • Children under the age of 15 qualify for a discount on the advertised price at check-in.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Terrace / patio


  • Elevator / Lift
  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Licenced Bar/Pub
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Vending machine
  • Restaurant onsite

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers - Free
  • Wifi - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Basic Shop
  • Car parking nearby - At or next to the hostel
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Conference Facilities
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Lockers Available - In Room
  • Luggage Room - Available during hostel reception times
Opening times

Opening times

Open from 12/01/2016 to 31/12/2016

From 07:00 to 01:00
From 07:00 to 01:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +32-2-2180187

Fax. +32-2-2172005

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Grand Place (1 to 2km)
  • Manneken Pis (1 to 2km)
  • Comic Strip Museum (500m to 1km)

See the full list of attractions



Attractive common spaces. Good breakfast -- very European. Our room, however, was nothing at all like the one shown on the website. We OK with older rooms, in general, but this was a basement ("garden level") room with windows that were even with the public sidewalk. It was dingy and there were long hairs on the shower floor that didn't come from either of us short haired people. Lots of nice restaurants in the neighborhood. Handy to public transportation.


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Wed 08 Jun 2016

Great hostel between North and Central train stations. Not really in the center of the action but only a 1 mile walk to the historic center. Great staff gave lots of information on sites. Nice bar with food available at night. Superb breakfast (the best on our entire trip and one of the best I've seen at any hostel). Great value, too!!


Avatar for Ron


Wed 06 Apr 2016

No wifi in the room


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Tsung Heng,

Tue 15 Mar 2016

hello, thanks for your comment : we're taking your remark into account we're curently working on the wifi network so it can be available everywhere we hope to welcome you again cheers phil

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Thu 17 Mar 2016

The hostel staff, including the bartender, were kind. The game room was comfortable. Nothing was stolen from my room. Breakfast included fruit and hard-boiled eggs. My room was ill-swept and clearly in disrepair. It was unclear whether we could borrow towels. I emailed a document to the front desk staff to ask them to print it, but they did not receive it, even after I sent it a second time. The location is hard to find. The front desk staff is insufficient when multiple people need help.


Avatar for Sumana


Sat 06 Feb 2016

Hi there! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry we didn't receive your document .. otherwhise we will have print if for free. You were at the hostel during a very busy period and the receptionist is alone at the reception. In order to ensure you a good & comprehensive service, you sometimes have to wait a little bit for your turn. However we hope you had a wonderful NYE in Brussels! Kind regards, Virginie

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Mon 08 Feb 2016


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Cinema (1 to 2km)
  • City Centre (1 to 2km)
  • Cycle trails (Less than 500m)
  • Gym (500m - 1km)
  • Local market (Less than 500 m)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (Less than 500 m)
  • Nightlife (500m - 1km)
  • Parks / Green Area (Less than 500 m)
  • Restaurants (Less than 500m)
  • Shopping area / Mall (500m - 1km)
  • Swimming pool (1 to 2km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (Less than 500m)
  • Theatre (Less than 500 m)
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site (Less than 500 m)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Brussels National: 15min train - Midi Station south station. Charleroi: 35km shuttle bus - Gare du Midi south
Bus lines 61 (off Botany), 65 and 66 (stop Madou).
From the midi station to the hostel Jacques-Brel:At the midi station take the metro line 2 gold 6 on direction Simonis Elisabeth and stop at the Botany station. To get to the hostel Jacques Brel from the Botanique metro station: Exit the Metro at the Royal Street / Botany Boulevard, tram 92/94 exit. Cross thebotanique boulevard and take the first street on your left, rue de la sablonniã¨re. The hostel is at the top of the street.
Midi: metro line 2 or 6 via Simonis Elisabeth and stop at Botany.
Tram lines 92 and 94 (off Botany).

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