I have been to Brugge many times. It is always my jet lag day on my business trips to Antwerp. This particular trip, I had a few days before my business, so I decided to stay in Brugge for a couple days. I was going to be spending a couple weeks in Europe including 5 days in London, so not being the richest guy in the world, I chose to stay at this hostel. It was my first hostel experience. I'm a little bit older than the average clientele (in my 30's at the time). Ok, so it was very sparse -- no AC, no hot water in the flimsy stall shower, paper thin walls, a small uncomfortable cot, strong mildey odor, and a cold shower that only operates by push button. No matter....this is Brugge! I shan't return to this hotel but I can say that I am glad for the experience.
This is a Hostel that is about 10 mins walking from the city center. They are very friendly and helpful. You are provided with maps, walking itineraries, discount coupons, towels (2 euros), internet access and even the option of renting a nice bike. The hostel itself is clean and with good facilities. They are not hotel quality but you have to remember that you are paying a fraction of what you would pay in a hotel. I have read some reviews criticizing this hostel and don’t understand why. I have been to many hostels and this one is one of the best. You have to understand that a hostel is not a hotel. Here you get a clean bed in a clean dorm for very little money. You have to share the bathroom and your room. If you are willing to put up with this, then I recommend you try it. It also has a very nice, lively bar which serves a good range of Belgian ales (all the Trappist ales plus some 15 non-trappist). They also have a lager or two for those of you who do not like ales.
Unique Quality: The Bar!
As usual, the truth lies somewhere in the middle for the Bauhaus.
I stayed in a 4-bed dorm on the first floor for three nights. It was small but clean and the room had a sink. There was only one toilet on the floor (never had to wait) and it was dirty and smelled. The showers were clean and hot, but the kind where you have to push the button every few seconds or it'd go off - not really a big deal. Yes, it can get loud at night due to the bar downstairs but I didn't have any trouble sleeping... though that could be attributed to the large quantities of delicious Belgian beer consumed beforehand!
They rent bikes out cheaply and the staff were very kind. The hostel was about an 8 minute walk down Langestraat to the center of Brugge. For only 20 Euro/night I was pleased and would stay here again.
Directions: In the Center, East of the main square.
I didn't stay in this hostel for the night because I read not nice things about it in VT pages. Anyway, when i saw it i decided to enter for a cup of tea. It was sunday morning and i found a great mess, sofas and tables were dirty, I had to clean the table by myself ...
Unfortunately i had to go to toilet and ... they were very dirty. I think i was right not to choose this hostel for the night i spent in bruges.
Floor not vacuumed...
*Sheets too small for the beds...
*Grubby matresses and pillows...
*Windows didn't open...
*Our ensuite had no toilet or door...
*Shared toilet at the top of the stairs was filty...
*They wouldn't accept that we had paid 10% online already...
*Breakfast was good...
*Great bar under hostel, run by hostel...
*Bit of a walk from the town centre
*Have to get bus from the train station, otherwise the trek with luggage is too far
I can’t believe this place gets so many good reviews. I am not leaving any contact information for this hostel because I don’t want to be responsible for anyone actually staying there. I found it to be extremely unclean and the people who worked there rude. I ended up having to use the men’s shower because I stood in line for the women’s for thirty minutes and almost missed my train. Let’s just say that I felt as dirty when I stepped out of the shower as I did when I went in. It’s not in a very convenient location either. It was a little far to walk and I found the tram system confusing. Oh well. Now I know.
Both trips to Bruges has landed me at the Bauhaus. Here they offer both a budget hotel & a hostel. The first time I stayed here we stayed in the hostel. There were 5 beds in our room & all were filled. We met some great people here. The second time I stayed here we decided to stay in the budget hotel. I think I prefer the hostel to the hotel part. The hostel seems a bit nicer & better kept up. We had a mildew smell in our room that we could not get rid of when we stayed in the hotel part. I think that is partly due to the fact that there is no toilet in the room, only a shower. You have to open a door to what you think might be the bathroom or maybe even a closet. It turns out it's actually a shower. I'm not talking about a room that has a shower in it. This is the actual shower. So it's inevitable that water will seep through the door & soak up the carpet just outside of it. The toilets are down the hall. One of the great things about this place is the bar. The bar is downstairs & that's where you go to check in. The only problem is that you can hear the music from the bar late into the night, so if you want some sleep be prepared for some difficulties. Overall I think it's a great place for backpackers.
This hostel is rated one of the best five hostels in Europe - and once you've stayed here you'll know why!! The rooms are clean, comfortable and affordable (about 32 Euros for a double with a shower). Everything is at hand and the staff are the friendliest I've met anywhere!
Unique Quality: The bar and restaurant are second to none (see my restaraunt tips!). You can eat like a king - even if you're only paid like a pauper! The bar is didvided into three sections - and this is where Bruges hides its nightlife! Don't bother going out after 10pm - because everything that's happening in Bruges is happening at the Bauhaus!
I stayed at the Bauhaus hostel. Thankfully Bruges does not have big modern hotels. Most of the hotels I walkked by are housed in period buildings..which only adds to the overall charm.
$25 US per night
Unique Quality: If you decide to stay here BRING EARPLUGS!! I swear you can hear everything that goes on(but maybe that will turn some of you on!)The showers never did warm up for me and after 35 hours of sleepless travel a cold shower was the last thing I wanted.
There is a restaurant and bar downstairs that was packed with people everynight. Locals and travelers alike enjoy the friendly and cozy atmosphere.
About 13 US per Night
Unique Quality: So, So, So Clean (you could even sleep on the floor, trust me)
And it has a cool little bar attached to it
We stayed at the Bauhaus Hostel, but I wouldn´t recommend it really.......
12,50 Euros per night
Unique Quality: Go there, if you
...don´t need much sleep
...like to climb on roofs and get other guests on the nerves.
...don´t mind that there are 40° degrees in a room of four
...want to wash your feet when you want to brush your teeth, cause the floor IS wet
...party all night through!!!
NOT the Bauhaus Hostel. It's filthy!
For a bed in a quad it was 12.50 Euro for a night .... Or two ;-) At least it was cheap!
Unique Quality: If you always wanted to go somewhere where you won't get much sleep because the room is too hot (and a wet carpet doesn't make it much colder ;) and somebody is walking on the roof throwing glasses onto the road (which sounds like he is stepdancing in your room ;) - this is the place for you to go ;-)
We spent two nights here and all agreed that this is the worst hostel we ever stayed in. The toilets and showers were disgusting and the rooms were dirty and broken. The bar looked quite nice but I haven't been there - I rather go out and experience a town than stay at the hostel to get drunk.
I wonder how a hostel can be one rated of the Top 5 Hostels of Europe that looks like this ... do they only rate the bars and not the beds??? It's a miracle to me. YUCK
Directions: Lange Straat 135, 10 mts walk from the 'Burg' square
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Address: Langestraat 135, Bruges, West Flanders, 8000, Belgium