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“Not too shabby” 3 of 5 stars
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Hello Hostel
2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   Rue de l'Armistice 1 / Wapenstilstandstraat 1, Koekelberg, Brussels 1081, Belgium   |  
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Reims, Champagne-Ardenne, France
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6 hotel reviews
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“Not too shabby”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

A comfortable stay, a little cumbersome location-wise, fair price, but also a little smelly! The room I was staying in was clean, the bedlinen a little tired; common area and patio was nice, I didn't see much of a bar scene but perhaps wasn't there on the right nights.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Seattle, Washington
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013 via mobile

This hostel is about a 30 minute walk from the city but is about 50m from the metro in a quiet neighborhood. The facilities were average. Wi-Fi worked only in the common areas but was fast. Only a couple of common showers and toilets which could be a problem during peak season. Hostel has a lot of information on the city and can point you in the right direction for sightseeing. Best part was the common areas. The attached bar was a great atmosphere and had a great selection of drinks. I could see this being a great place during peak season (dead the night I was there). I stayed in a double room and it was quiet and spacious.

Overall I'm not sure I would stay here again but it is great for the traveller needing 1 or 2 nights.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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New Delhi
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

The stay at hello hostel was very comfortable. The place was very clean, peaceful and organised. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Being close to subway, this was good choice to be connected. The place is secured all times as door remain locked and only guests can enter with their own keys.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Leipzig, Germany
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19 hotel reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013 via mobile

Spent new years evening with friends in Brussels, and luckily we have been, 8 weeks before, able to get some of the last beds in Brussels, 4 beds in a mixed 6-person bedroom in the Hello Hostel.

After checkin, very friendly staff, but not all speaking English, we have been very surprisied about the room. It was rather big (especially compared to the 4 bed room we had a night before) and we had direct access to the outside area where there bar is also attached. The room was clean and basically we had nothing to complain, especially bearingin mind the fair price.

In the evenimg there was a new years evening party directly in fron of our room, which was notthat hard for us but for the 5th roommate having to leave at 6 a.m. - party went until around 7;)

All together a good place to stay, friendly staff, clean and the integrated bar offers much possibilities to meet other travellers and have a cheap beer (50% less expensive compared to usual brussels bars)..

Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

My brother and I stayed in a mixed 6 bed dorm in HelloHostel, Brussels at the start of December.

What I did like about the hostel:
Beds were fairly comfortable, Staff are nice and know the area well. Breakfast is toast, orange juice, cereal and tea/coffee but you can help yourself to as much as you want- for free!
free maps and use of computers.
- Room had a heater which was handly in december!
- Underground station is literally 2 minutes away

What I didn't like so much:
-NO lockers, However there is a luggage room
- only 2 computers so you often have to wait to use them
-Wifi doesn't work in rooms
-our room was a detached bungalow out the back of the main building so we would have to go inside and up one floor to use toilets and showers which was inconvenient
- we shared the dorm with two men, one was very smelly as he didn't shower; I don't blame the hostel team for this, just unfortunate for us.


I would reccomend HelloHostel to a friend looking to stay in Brussels. There is a rating to give on the pool and gym, I have selected average only because we did not use or see these facilities??

Room Tip: If you can, Stick to rooms in the main building it would make things much more convenient for you!
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Quebec City, Canada
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73 reviews 73 reviews
33 hotel reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

This hostel is a good place to sleep in Brussels. The location is good, right beside the subway Elisabeth-II. The internet was free on the two computers available. However, this is a bit noisy outside the hostel. The beds are in metal and noisy too. There is no A/C, so the rooms are very humids. The breakfast is too basic.

Finally, I recommend this hostel to someone who wants to visit Brussels and save money.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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malaysia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
31 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

The staff were very friendly and helpful. Breakfast included was adequate for a hostel and the room is comfortable and clean enough. Location wise, the hostel is only one minute away from the metro and bus station to Brussels Nord rail station so it is very convenient. Safety should be pretty good as you will need a cardkey to enter the hostel. The biggest letdown is the shower which was pretty difficult to use and bath comfortably as you always have to push the button to keep the water flowing and the temperature of the water is badly controlled.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Rue de l'Armistice 1 / Wapenstilstandstraat 1, Koekelberg, Brussels 1081, Belgium
Location: Belgium > Brussels > Koekelberg
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Specialty Lodging in Koekelberg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hello Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 4
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