We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

Royal Hostel

Show Prices
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Professional photos
Royal Hostel
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers","shims"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","shims":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'shims'))"}},"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

78 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 19: English reviews
Brussels
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

avoid it. the staff was very rud. they got angry because the flight was late and we arrived later than expected. they said there was no room, althoght booked in advance. when we asked them to give us our money back, they immediately found a room in the next building. the room had broken windows and broken shower. we asked... More 

Helpful?
Thank anthim2015
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

We were looking for a budget hotel in the city to spend one night while traveling through Brussels. The Royal Hotel seemed like an affordable option at a central location as we just needed a basic room. The experience was less than pleasant, bad service and staff attitude, old and dirty rooms, very steep stairs and pretty much no facilities... More 

Helpful?
Thank PheboBe

Travelers are raving about these Brussels hotels

Ljubljana, Slovenia
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

This is a cheap hotel at excellent location in the city center of Brussels near metro station. I did not expect anything fansy and I got everything what I needed: private bathroom with hot water, free wi-fi and simple breakfast.

Helpful?
Thank jasnakesp
Level Contributor
84 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016 via mobile

Dirty rooms, chipped bathroom facilities, narrow and steep stairs that was badly lit. The smell of greasy kebabs and cigarette smoke permeated the whole building. And there is more, I found long blonde hairs on my supposedly clean sheets... Plus a pubic hair too. The wash hand basin takes ages to drain. I've heard the breakfast is vile so I'm... More 

Helpful?
Thank Robert W
tucson
Level Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

I've booked this place for a family vacation through booking.com (two rooms), because of the convenient location. However, due to my mom's medical problem I had to cancel the booking 2 1/2 weeks in advance. The booking was non-refundable and I was immediately charged a full price (€500). All my explanations were totally useless: the impotent customer service of booking.com... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank oldgenie
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

First of all, note that room with 'private bathroom outside' is not private. Its is shared among 3 other rooms. The description must be changed. When I was moved to a 'room with private bathroom', there is no soap in the dispensers, the washbasin was leaking, only towel provided was dirty and the room was smelling. Breakfast was white bread... More 

Review collected in partnership with BudgetPlaces

Helpful?
Thank PritiMishra
Level Contributor
4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

I stayed here for 4 days and upon arrival the staff was very rude we where shocked by the state of the room as the showerhead was broken and you had to climb on the bed to get to the other side of the room we asked for another room but where told that they are all the same. We... More 

Helpful?
Thank B M
Kongens Lyngby, Denmark
Level Contributor
17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

Don't go there. The worst place I ever stayed in. Had to change to another place and there are much better options around. Dirty, noisy, only cold water in the shower, no toilet in the room, no ironing possible and not as central as expected...

Helpful?
1 Thank Erik_Knudsen
Rijeka, Croatia
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

When I read the reviews about this hostel I was a bit skeptical of what to expect, it mostly said to be really dirty and to avoid it if possible. However, when I got there I wasn't bad at all. Sure, it's not a luxury hotel and it could be a bit cleaner (like behind the beds) but the sheets... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Antea87
Poznan, Poland
Level Contributor
43 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I understand that something, hotel/hostel, can be cheap cause it's not new, not stylish, with no extra services. But this one even doesn't look ok, it stinks, it's dirty and it's cold. Try something else before landing here.

Helpful?
Thank NH2501
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

60 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveler Photos (60)
Viewed
Room/Suite (12)
Viewed
Bathroom (12)
Viewed
View from Room (1)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (3)
Viewed
Other (32)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Brussels hotels
0.0 mi away
Le Dome Hotel
Le Dome Hotel
#160 of 198 in Brussels
3.0 of 5 stars 298 reviews
0.1 mi away
Progress Hotel
Progress Hotel
#6 of 14 in Saint-Josse-ten-Noode
3.5 of 5 stars 180 reviews
0.1 mi away
Maxhotel
Maxhotel
#52 of 198 in Brussels
4.0 of 5 stars 798 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.1 mi away
Hotel Siru
Hotel Siru
#8 of 14 in Saint-Josse-ten-Noode
3.0 of 5 stars 346 reviews
0.1 mi away
Hotel des Colonies
Hotel des Colonies
#9 of 14 in Saint-Josse-ten-Noode
3.5 of 5 stars 354 reviews
0.0 mi away
Thon Hotel Brussels City Centre
Thon Hotel Brussels City Centre
#3 of 14 in Saint-Josse-ten-Noode
4.0 of 5 stars 922 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet

Additional Information about Royal Hostel

Address: Boulevard du Jardin Botanique 8, Brussels 1000, Belgium
Location: Belgium > Brussels
Price Range: $43 - $71 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Royal Hostel 1*
Number of rooms: 14
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Orbitz, Hotwire, Booking.com, Budget Places, Hotels.com, Priceline and Travelocity so you can book your Royal Hostel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay