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“Very good first hostel experience!”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Charlie Rocket's

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Charlie Rocket's
Ranked #26 of 34 Specialty Lodging in Bruges
Windsor, Canada
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101 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Very good first hostel experience!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

I am writing this review about 2 years after we stayed in Bruges, but I really wanted to share our experience.

Prior to our stay at Charlie Rockets in Bruges we had stayed overnight in a hostel in Paris; however, we arrived late and left early so I didn't have a lot of time to get the full hostel experience in Paris. Bruges, on the other hand, was a different story.

When looking on Hostel World to book our stay in Bruges, we had come across another hostel, the name of which escapes me currently, which was said to be "the best" in the city; however, it was fully booked at the time. Charlie Rockets was our next choice, and I am very glad this is where we ended up.

Charlie Rockets is a hostel/bar/Italian Restaurant. The main building itself consists of a very cool backpackers bar, with a stage, pool tables, round bar, and very friendly staff. We had our first taste of true Belgian beer upon arriving, and were treated with amazing hospitality.

Many of the tours, and pub crawls either start our at Charlie Rockets, or make their 2nd stop here which makes it's location very convenient. Also, it is within a 5 minute walk from Bruges' main square.. also extremely convenient!

We stayed in a 6 person shared room, and our roomates were very respectful,and quiet at night.. which is a plus when you have to be up early for continued travel/events. If I had to make any complaint about the room itself, it is that they are generally directly above the bar, so you will hear noise from downstairs especially on the weekend. If you are a light sleeper, invest in a pair of ear plugs and you will be fine!

All in all, this was an exceptional experience for my first time in a hostel. If I ever plan on returning to Bruges and staying in a hostel, this would be my first choice.

If you are going on a pub crawl and/or tour.. ask for Liam if he is still around!

Room Tip: See if you can get a room off to the sides so that you are not directly above the bar, better for sl...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Newcastle, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2014 via mobile

This hostel is in a great location. The breakfast is good value for money.
The dorm rooms were ok, only a few power points were usable as the beds were bolted too close to the walls to use the ones near to the beds with an adaptor.
The biggest downfall of the hostel was that there was no hot water the whole 2 days we were here. Not that it had run out, there just wasn't any. Not acceptable. Wouldn't recommend this hostel unless this is fixed. We notified staff as we left, but were given the impression they were well aware it wasn't working.

Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2014

The place is awsome! First you go in and you think your at the wrong place because to front desk is actually a bar. The rooms are clean and the bathrooms too. The lounge has great beer, pool tables and great music. One of the best hostels Ive ever been, I strongly recommend this place!!!

Room Tip: Pick one of the rooms on the upper floor, its quiet up there.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2014

We were a group of 4 and had booked a 6 person room but got upgraded to a 4 person room when we got there which was perfect! The free walking tour is really cool and a good way to get to know the city a bit. Would definetly recommend for backpackers.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2014

Stumbled across this place whilst in Bruges for a few days, didn't use the accommodation but what a great place to spend a few hours either watching the world go by or watching the rain come down, whilst listening to some good music and enjoying good conversation. Beer is good, service is good and will definitely go back next time we are in the City.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Joao Pessoa, PB
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2013

It is a very cool hostel with a big 80's american bar. The staff were very polite and helpful, the cleaning of the place were fantastic and it is at the center of the city. At night the bar get crownded, but it doesnt mean you cant sleep in your room. Very close to restaurants and bars. No complains at all.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2013

Stayed here recently with a group of friends it's ok. The staff are a little unfriendly but the whole American trashy bar look is quite good. Drinks are not especially cheap and selection of beers is not as good as most. The rooms were clean enough but the beds are falling to pieces and need replacing if u sleep on the top bunk u may come crashing to the floor at some point. If u sleep at the bottom u may be crushed. Location is very good though to see a wonderful city.

  • Stayed October 2013
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Property: Charlie Rocket's
Address: Hoogstraat 19, Bruges 8000, Belgium
Location: Belgium > Flanders > West Flanders Province > Bruges
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Ranked #26 of 34 Specialty Lodging in Bruges
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Number of rooms: 18
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