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Jacques Brel Youth Hostel

Rue de la Sablonniere, 30, Brussels 1000, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Madrid, Spain
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Singapore, null, Singapore
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Pindamonhangaba, SP
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Great localization (near to the subway and to the two main train stations), great staff, very nice rooms (clean, cosy and spacious). The bar is also fantastic for drinks (belgium beers) or food. The WiFi was always in perfect condition. Very recommended!

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Barcelona, Spain
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

I spent one night with a friend at the hostel. We booked a room for 2 people, which was very clean. We arrived early to the hostel so we couldn't do the check in, but there was an amazing locker room where we could securely leave the luggage for the day -- better to bring your own padlock, although they... More

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Drunen, The Netherlands
16 reviews 16 reviews
16 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Hostel is located quite central. I stayed with two friends and we managed to walk everywhere except the Atomium. We had a 3-person room which was quite big and which was on the top floor (4th). The room was clean and the beds were basic but did sleep just fine. For the reasonable price they charge the room and small... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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72 reviews 72 reviews
12 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Close to the Botanic Garden subway station (2 blocks away) and very close to supermarkets and bars, which makes it very practical. The hostel itself has all it needs - breakfast (good!), a bar with Belgium beer, laundry opened 24x7. The prices are fair and the rooms are good. To my surprise, I had a room facing the bar and... More

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Also Known As:
Jacques Brel Youth Hotel
Jacques Brel Youth Hotel Brussels
Address: Rue de la Sablonniere, 30, Brussels 1000, Belgium
Location: Belgium > Brussels
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 79 Specialty lodging in Brussels
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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