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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 April 21, 2015
NubiaCarbonari Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We stayed there in a triple room. It was clean and comfortable, with bathroom in the room. The staff was very nice and helpful, the breakfast was very complete, the location was good - walking distance from most of the attractions and also close to 2 metro stations. I would totally recommend the Free Walking Tour offered by the hostel.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Stayed at this hostel for two nights few days ago and I was rather disappointed. The price was too high for what the hostel had to offer. Despite the fact that we payed almost 60 Euro for a double room (which is the same price you would pay in a 1 or 2 star hotel) the service was below any... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This hostel was undergoing building works when we stayed. A lot of the rooms were being refurbished & were clean and bright. There is a bit of a backpacker feel about this hostel but while we were there it was quiet & not much seemed to be going on. There is a bar & courtyard to have a few drinks... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

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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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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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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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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