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“Great Hostel” 5 of 5 stars
Review of MEININGER Hotel Brussels City Center

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MEININGER Hotel Brussels City Center
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Quai Du Hainaut 33, Brussels 1080, Belgium   |  
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Ranked #20 of 195 Hotels in Brussels
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great Hostel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Located just outside the city, I was a bit worried about the area, but it's a really short walk from the center, through a very nice area.
I stayed in a 6-bed dorm, which have their own bathroom (divided in three areas, so as to minimize waiting). Found it very clean, very comfortable and very new. They have small lockers to store your bag (will lend you the lock) but it's a very safe place as you need the keycard to even use the elevators. People were friendly, staff very helpful. Will definitely stay here again if back in Brussels.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Meininger H, Reception at MEININGER Hotel Brussels City Center, responded to this review, June 12, 2014
Dear Customer,

Thank you very much for your nice feedback over our Hotel. It is so cool to read comment like yours.

Hope to see you soon.

Best Regards,

The Meininger Brussels Team
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

The hostel was clean & modern. Beds were comfortable. I booked an 8 bed mixed dorm and ended up in a four bed ensuite room - no complaints there! Some hostels have weird setups for bathrooms - this isn't one of them. Shower was in a closed room with plenty of space, and toilet was in a separate room with the sink on the outside. Each bed has a reading lamp and electrical outlet. Lockers are adequately sized - bring your own lock. There was a hairdryer in the room as well. If you don't bring a towel, you can rent for 1 euro (plus a deposit which is refunded). Staff at the front desk were friendly & helpful. Location was great - about a 15 minute walk to the city center.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Meininger H, Reception at MEININGER Hotel Brussels City Center, responded to this review, June 12, 2014
Dear Madam,

Thank you very much to give us back your opinion about our Hotel. It was a pleasure to read all the nice things you wrote about us!

We hope you will come back soon to enjoy again the Meininger Adventure!

Best Regards,

The MEININGER Brussels Team
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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471 reviews 471 reviews
40 hotel reviews
Reviews in 100 cities Reviews in 100 cities
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

This was much, much better than I ever expected it to be for both the price and what I had read. Myself and two friends stayed here whilst visiting Brussels for just the one night.

It's well suited to the modern group of travellers, with WIFI codes freely available for however many devices you have, plenty of plug sockets, good clean rooms and lockable storage for each individual.

Short walk (ten minutes) to the City Centre.

The bar was a nice place to sit and drink in the evening, with many a language being spoken but all having fun.

The only criticism I have is that it wasn't clear that there was parking available from the website and this would have helped a lot if we'd have known, even though there was a charge.

Would happily stay here again.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Meininger H, Reception at MEININGER Hotel Brussels City Center, responded to this review, June 12, 2014
Dear Mister,

Thank you very much for your nice feedback over our Hotel!

We hope you will come back soon!

See you soon,

The Meininger Brussels Team
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Great hotel with nice size rooms - very clean and well appointed. Lovely bar area and very friendly staff. A walk of 15mins or so gets you into the centre of Brussels, but easier to park the car a little way out! We were able to park in gated parking at front of hotel but this cannot be reserved in advance.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Meininger H, Reception at MEININGER Hotel Brussels City Center, responded to this review, June 12, 2014
Dear Customer,

Thank you verry much to give us back your opionion about our Hotel!

It was a pleasure to read what you wrote about us!

We hope to see you soon for a third Meininger Experience!

Best Regards,

The Meinger Brussels Team
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Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

I stayed here in a mixed dorm for one night, i was very nervous going in to a mixed dorm because its the first time I've done it! I'm pleased to say that my experience was nothing but good even if i was sharing a room.
The staff from the moment i arrived were friendly and helpful, the place was clean and well presented, the rooms were hotel standard (including the bathroom), the bed although not made up was in excellent condition, clean mattress, pillows, linen and it was comfy! Its in a good location and Brussels has a hire a bike facility and guess what...these guys have a bike drop right at the front door - so no walking if you don't want to. The bar in the evening was lively and fun, not to mention had cheap drinks! there was a mix of people staying ranging from young backpackers and groups of travellers to families and older people - if I'm judging by the way the mixed dorm was i would expect the double or single rooms to be excellent. value for money was pretty good, i also paid 5 euro for a buffet breakfast ..well worth it and they also do a 1 euro take away per item meaning you can make a big sammy or grab a bit of fruit etc for cheaper then you could on the go!
All in all i would definitely recommend this as a hotel/hostel for all age groups, in-fact i liked it so much I've booked to stay in the Amsterdam Meininger - lets hope it lives up to this!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Meininger H, Reception at MEININGER Hotel Brussels City Center, responded to this review, May 27, 2014
Dear Jordan,

It was a pleasure to read your nice feedback!

Thanks to you we can estimate the satisfaction of our guests which is quite helpful.

Hope to see you soon,

The Meininger Brussels Team
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Although we still had to walk about 15 minutes to get into the city center, this hostel was amazing. It was super clean the front desk was really helpful whether it be with aid for wifi or tips on the city itself the staff did their best to help us with everything. It was a little overpriced compared to other hostels that I have been to but it was relatively cheap compared to the other hostels in Brussels. Everything that one might need is there, there are plugs next to every bed, laundry services, tv, a bar downstairs, city maps and even vending machines for the midnight munchies. I would definitely and already have recommended this hostel to people.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Meininger H, Reception at MEININGER Hotel Brussels City Center, responded to this review, May 27, 2014
Dear Customer,

Thank you very much for your nice feedback!

We hope you will come back soon to enjoy again our Snacks machine for your midnight munchies and the rest of it!

Greetings,

The Meininger Brussels Team
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Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We were four of us, so the room was all ours. Great space, very clean and with all the supplies needed. Very friendly staff. Absolutely cheap! I highly recommend it for a fantastic weekend in Brussels with friends.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Meininger H, Reception at MEININGER Hotel Brussels City Center, responded to this review, May 24, 2014
Dear Madam,

Thank you very much for your nice feedback! It was a pleasure to read your words.

You more than welcome here to enjoy again the Meininger' spirit with us!

Greetings,

The Meininger Brussels Team
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Additional Information about MEININGER Hotel Brussels City Center

Address: Quai Du Hainaut 33, Brussels 1080, Belgium
Location: Belgium > Brussels
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 195 Hotels in Brussels
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — MEININGER Hotel Brussels City Center 3*
Number of rooms: 150
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
How exemplary: situated directly next to the Canal Bruxelles-Charleroi, the MEININGER Hotel Brussels City Center is run on a carbon-neutral basis! Until recently, this red-brick building, a former brewery in the city centre, was used as an exhibition space for art; since May, 1st 2013 we provide 150 comfortable 3-star rooms with 719 beds over 4 storeys. Thanks to excellent local transport connections, the city's sites can all be reached quickly. ... more   less 
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