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Jacques Brel Youth Hostel

Rue de la Sablonniere, 30, Brussels 1000, Belgium
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Itu, São Paulo, Brazil
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108 reviews 108 reviews
26 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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 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 June 26, 2014 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

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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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
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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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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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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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Address: Rue de la Sablonniere, 30, Brussels 1000, Belgium
Location: Belgium > Brussels
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Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
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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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