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Jacques Brel Youth Hostel

Certificate of Excellence
Rue de la Sablonniere, 30, Brussels 1000, Belgium
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went from the 3rd to the 5th of March 2015 for a school trip. -Had to make our own beds -Our shower was ridiculously hot and was actually burning us so we couldn't properly shower. -Internet only worked in the lobby and even then every time you locked your iPhone the internet would disconnect. -Breakfast was basic but they at... More 

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

My fiancé and I will never forget the days we spent in Bruxelles and this hostel helped to create those great memories! Great location, front desk team very helpfull+kind+polite+friendly, breakfast was THE best EVER! And the doubleroom was HUGE and clean!!! The Babel Bar was great too! Great and cheap Belgian Beer!!! The bartender Sekoul (dont know how to write... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
24 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015 via mobile

This hostel was not bad at all. Walkable to Grand Place in about 10/15 mins. Close to Metro. Full of german people when I was there, not that, that was a bad thing but from what I experienced I was the only english guy, anyway, decent spot.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

It's a good hostel to stay. In general, i liked it: breakfast in ok, rooms are clean and spacy, location is good and close to city center, to Subway station and other transport ,and the area itself is nice. Did not like that they don't have hairdriers in rooms and you need to pay extra for a towel. But it's... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

They are renovating, wires hanging from the ceiling. Very unsafe. Rooms smell like sewer, thanks to the bathroom. Beds are a plastic matras, uncomfortable. Definitely not recommended, for these prices you can get a decent hotel.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

It was quite an uphill walk from the centre of town: not ideal with luggage. The room was fine if a bit pokey. There weren't enough power sockets for the number of beds and the wifi didn't work in the room. This would have been ok if there was a nice communal area but the bar was only open from... More 

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Itu, São Paulo, Brazil
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158 reviews 158 reviews
28 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The place is ok. The staff of hostel is friendly, but the staff of bar is very unfriendly. The location is nice! The bathroom don't have toilet and for my surprise doesn't toilet in my floor. Exactly, I have to go to other stair to found a toilet. The bedroom don't have lockers.

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Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We were a large group of friends and this hostel was definitely one of the best in Brussels, clean, nice, well located, friendly staff, wi fi, computers, good breakfast, nice bars, ping pong table etc. second stay in Jacques brel, second time happy about the services!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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 July 11, 2014

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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