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Snuffel Backpacker Hostel

Ezelstraat 47 - 49, Bruges 8000, Belgium (Formerly Snuffel Sleep-In)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Tbilisi, Georgia
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

I stayed at Snuffel for 4 nights and it is a great hostel. The bar has a great atmosphere and is a great place to meet locals and socialize and find out more about the city, the rooms are very clean, warm and a good place too meet new people. Staff were friendly, helpful and will get you any information... More

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Toronto, Canada
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16 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

I really enjoyed this hostel! I'll be honest, I first chose it for the name, it's just cute. The hostel was great. The room was up some pretty windy steep stairs and the beds were a bit old, but it was cosy. The kitchen and bathrooms were clean. The showers were not good. I was only here for one night... More

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Barcelona, Spain
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

The guy at the reception bluntly told us they had changed our reservation with no further explanation or apology whatsoever so they split us up in different rooms. Other than the rude staff, it was a bit too pricey for what it was. Only the bar was really cheap and had a wide range of Belgian beers.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

I was travelling alone over Christmas and I stayed at this place for just one night. The guy on the desk was the sweetest hostel receptionist I have ever met. Inside it was cosy and small, with a clean and functional kitchen. It had a lovely, cosy atmosphere. The showers were a bit hilarious but nevertheless they were warm, clean... More

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Preston, England.
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43 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

Myself and three friends visited fabulous Bruges just before Christmas and paid EUR20 each to stay at Snuffel and we were well happy with the welcome and the accomodation. Obviously this is a hostel so not the best standard of hotel i've ever stayed in but for the price, all was acceptable. As a group of guys travelling for a... More

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Peebles, Scotland, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

We stayed here for 4 nights (Tuesday-Friday), and cancelled our booking on the Saturday night as we could not stand it anymore. Firstly, as many reviews say, the showers. Located outside the courtyard and into a separate building. To receive luke warm water, you have to pull a chain and keep pulling it to keep the water running. Very poor!... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

The staff were really friendly and the location was great. But the layout of the hostel kinda sucked. Stairs were too narrow and windy to carry your bags up. Beds were ok. Only 1 toilet on each floor but no sink. So if you need to pee in the middle of the night you have to use sink in the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Cannot fault the staff here, so helpful, very friendly and will do anything for you. The room was a bit cramped and we were in the bunk beds that were beside the internal door to reach the next room which was a bit loud but thats what you get when you book last minute. No lockers in the room but... More

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73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Stayed here for two nights with a group of friends. The hostel is a 5 minute walk to the city center, so very convenient. Free parking is available close to the hostel. Staff was friendly and helpful, there's a bar with lots of different low priced Belgian beers and crowds of guests and locals at night. Our rooms (one ensuite,... More

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10 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

We stayed at snuffel for one night, and really enjoyed it. Super easy to find, the owner is what makes the experience. He's very helpful, and friendly. Breakfast was basic but good. Beds are very comfy, sinks and a toilet close by. Only things that are slightly awkward are that the showers are down stairs and out the courtyard, and... More

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Also Known As:
Snuffel Backpacker Hotel Bruges
Snuffel Backpacker Hotel
Snuffel Sleep In Bruges
Snuffel Sleep In
Address: Ezelstraat 47 - 49, Bruges 8000, Belgium (Formerly Snuffel Sleep-In)
Location: Belgium > Flanders > West Flanders Province > Bruges
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette
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Ranked #10 of 24 Specialty lodging in Bruges
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Looking for a home away from home in Belgium's most charming town Bruges? 'Snuffel Backpacker Hostel' is a character budget hostel, focusing on friendliness, hospitality and great atmosphere, centrally located in the old part of town.Facilities include a fully equipped guest kitchen, hot showers, open minded vibes, no curfew or lockout, library, bicycle store, laundry, a grocery shop next door and a patio to relax on. There's a large information stand and our helpful and informative staff are able to provide you with any information you may need during your stay.Some services we provide include* Free Walking Tours* Free Concerts Twice A Month* Free Breakfast* Free Sheets* Bike rental 6 euro for the whole day* Free WIFI* Free map for young travellers* Free Parking (until August 2013)The laid back bar has 25 different kind of infamous Belgian beers for you to try and a happy hour every night as well as Internet access or wifi and a varied music collection. There are exhibitions, all kinds of games and during the summer period special activities for you to join in with.Reception opening hours: 7.30 AM till 1 AM. Check-in possible during opening hours, but entry to the rooms is only after 1 PM.How to reach us: From the train Station:By bus: Take bus 3 or 13 and ask the driver for the 'snuffel stop', you'll get off at the first stop after the Market-place. The first street on the left leads to our hostel.By bus and foot: Take a 'Markt' or 'Centrum' bus and get off at the Market-place. (There's a big City Map at the bus stop.) Take St. Jakobstraat, the road curves right and becomes Ezelstraat and you'll find Snuffel on the left-hand side. Its about a 5 minute walk from the center.By foot: Outside the train station and across from the bus stop area, you'll find a big City Map to guide you on your way! To walk to the the hostel, it's about 20 minutes.(Bus tickets - Can be bought on the bus for 2 euro single) ... more   less 
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