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Jacques Brel Youth Hostel

Rue de la Sablonniere, 30, Brussels 1000, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed for 3 nights. Rooms clean & functional and the place is close to a metro stop. 15 minute walk to centre and all the bars & restaurants. The bar is okay and entertainment was provided every night we were there.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I hated this hostel, I stayed as part of a school trip and it was a nice room and very big but I found that it was very unclean and messy plus I got bitten multiple times while I was there. I don't know if it was bed bugs, fleas or mites or all of them but I've been bitten... More

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Tampa, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've traveled rather extensively throughout Europe and have stayed in hostels in various countries, ranging in quality, but this is the worst hostel I've stayed in. I'm not quite sure where my money went because there was no internet connection in my room, no hot water, no towels and my room was not clean. I waited three hours for the... More

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Lille, France
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located on the outskirts of the centre of the city, the hostel is a few minutes' walk from the nearest metro station, 10 minutes from Gare du Nord and 15 minutes from the city centre. I was in an 8-bed female dorm and had no problems (except one sensational snorer). The room was large and airy with plenty of storage... More

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Madrid, Spain
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14 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

You have to make your own bed. Room (4 female dorm) needed painting and new ceiling, they are already refurbishing the hostel. Enough breakfast, bar open in the evening. Not far from tourists attractions - public transport. The area is very quiet (maybe too much for some travellers, but you can find shops - restaurants nearby, follow Bondstraat + rue... More

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London, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

I am sorry but I did not like my stay at Youth Hostel Jacques Brel! The rooms were poor, beds uncomfortable, bathroom unclean, not the best located and it was way to noisy on the bottom level! The only good thing going for them is the free internet and breakfast!

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Manaus, AM
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Hostel is good. Nothing so fantastic. Our bedroom had a bathroom inside. Clean. What I did not like was when I arrived there I could not get in because gate was closed...it was about 3pm. I waited about 5 minutes for some guest come out so I get in.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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18 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Good location, good breakfast, average rooms but nice bathroom. The public area could be a little better and the bar has a cool atmosphere. The only problem I can find is that the bartender was the one putting the music at night and his taste of music was a little bit too...awful for my taste! Maybe they can have the... More

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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

This hostel is, I'll admit, some distance away from the city centre; you'll either have to take the shady-looking metro, or walk maybe 20 minutes to get to Grand Place. (frankly walking is no issue at all since you tend to walk everywhere in Brussels and there's plenty to see along the way!) BUT, the awesome rooms, breakfast, and professional... More

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Plymouth, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

I just want to start with the fact that I do not know exactly how much I paid for the accommodation as it was a trip organised by my Sixth Form. Having said that, the trip was very cheap and the hostel delivered well for my expectations. We were greeted warmly and shown to out rooms shortly after the keys... More

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Address: Rue de la Sablonniere, 30, Brussels 1000, Belgium
Location: Belgium > Brussels
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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10 min walk from Brussels' Grand-Place. Nearby, you'll be able to take a picture of the Manneken-Pis.The hostel is located on the Place des Barricades, a nice neoclassic square, where Victor Hugo stayed.From the hostel, you can easily reach the European Parliament, and if you'd rather go for food pleasures, the famous Belgian chocolate makers and local breweries are waiting for you! If you're tempted by fashion, you can easily go to the Dansaert-Saint Géry neighbourhood. ... more   less 
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