Best Places for Backpackers in Belgium.

Enjoy backpacking around Belgium without a fixed itinerary by using our handy listings of the best hostels in every destination. Specially curated for backpackers and economy travellers, we help you find an amazing place to stay no matter where you're headed!

The best backpackers destinations & accommodation in Belgium.

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Top 50 hostels in Belgium.

These are the 50 most awesome hostels and budget places to stay in Belgium.

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Auberge de Jeunesse de Tournai

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Auberge de Jeunesse de Tournai

Art and culture are ever-present in the hostel; the building is a former music academy next to which the Musée des Beaux-Arts can be found. The ground floor rooms are decorated with magnificent tapestries. Tournai is town that benefits from being small with all the facilities of a large town. The...
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HI De Zandpoort Mechelen

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HI De Zandpoort Mechelen

Modern hostel within walking distance from the station and city centre. FREE breakfast buffet & sheets. Rooms have 2, 3 and 4 beds and facilities include packed lunches, evening meals and luggage store. All rooms have ensuite facilities. FREE WI-FI HOTSPOT ! The hostel has free Wireless Internet a...
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Hotel Erasmus

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Hotel Erasmus

The charming Erasmus Hotel is situated in a 16th century patrician house. Find yourself in the heart of the historic centre of Gent, at walking distance from all interesting places to visit. The rooms are decorated in the classic style of the building and are modern in comfort. They all have a pr...
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Inn Brugas B&B

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Inn Brugas B&B

B&B Inn Brugas is located in a quiet residential area in walking distance from the historic center of Bruges. InnBrugas B&B welcomes you in one of the 3 guest rooms (1 suite) with private bathroom, flats-screen tv, mini-bar, phone and free of charge wireless internet connection. Breakfast buffet...
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Het Wit Beertje

99 /100

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Het Wit Beertje

'Het Wit Beertje'is run personally by the same owner, Mr. Jean-Pierre who will immediately supplied with the necessary information on Bruges; all our rooms have their own bathroom, toilet, shower and hairdryer as well as telephone, television and radio alarm-clock and WiFi in the room..... All ou...
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Guestroom Aquarius

98 /100

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Guestroom Aquarius

Guestroom Aquarius is situated on the edge of medieval Bruges. We offer one en-suite twin bedroom with colour-tv, refrigirator and coffee & tea facilities. Breakfast is served in the room. Ample parking in the street (free of charge). Free use of Wi-Fi. Our guesthouse is within easy walking dista...
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Sleephere

97 /100

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Sleephere

Sleephere Guesthouse “@ Botanique” in Brussels, your home away from home. We are based in a most magnificent estate located in the upper part of town, in the area called “Botanique”, next to the botanic gardens. This estate was built in 1830, the same year Belgium was declared independent. On...
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Hotel Ladeuze

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Hotel Ladeuze

Our budget hotel in downtown Leuven is all you need for a good night's rest in the city. We are situated in a brand new, purpose built house with all modern facilities. As a family hotel with only 15 rooms, we will do our very best to ensure you have a lovely stay in the city. We have a breakfast ca...
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Le Lys d

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Le Lys d'Or

The guest house Le Lys dOr has everything for a wonderful stay in the historical centre of Brussels whatever the reason for your visit! We have the two freshly renovated, exceptionally spacious (from 25 m to 50 m!) and bright rooms originally decorated and very comfortable. Some of the rooms are...
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B&B Verpoest

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B&B Verpoest

We would enjoy welcoming you to our home, located in a quiet neighbourhood,only 15 min. walk from the old historical centre of Bruges and a perfect starting point to discover the nature surrounding and the coast . The room with view on the garden, has a double bed, shower . Breakfast with se...
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Charleroi Youth Hostel

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Charleroi Youth Hostel

Charleroi is the capital of the Black Land (Pays Noir). Former industrial city and biggest city in the South of Belgium and in a rapid change. It will be a real Belgian discovery. Our brand new hostel is located right in front of the train station right in the middle of Downtown Charleroi close...
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Malmedy Youth Hostel

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Malmedy Youth Hostel

If you fancy a change of scenery, you are in the right place. Located in the wonderful region of Hautes Fagnes, not far from Germany, you are sure to have an enjoyable stay at Malmedy Youth Hostel. Those of a dynamic, sporty and curious nature will be drawn to this location. There are a host of o...
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Auberge de Jeunesse de Bouillon

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Auberge de Jeunesse de Bouillon

Bouillon youth hostel overlooks the town and offers a superb view over the Semois River and one of the most impressive castles in Europe. Bouillon combines a rich past, medieval discovery and a beautiful environment. The hostel boasts a games area for children, a barbecue and a restaurant with a pan...
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Yust Antwerp

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Yust Antwerp

Flexible housing, unique events, food, drinks and great services with a baseline of art and culture. It’s a blend of short and long-term living, located in an emerging neighborhood in the heart of Antwerp. We offer a place within places, surrounded by a wide offer of common facilities, giving you th...
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Antwerp Backpackers Hostel

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Antwerp Backpackers Hostel

Woow, We won The Hoscar, BEST HOSTEL BELGIUM 2019. BIG Thanks to all our great guests! Hope to welcome more of you,... Welcome! More than 10 years, the most sociable and affordable (no hidden charges) hostel in Antwerp. We re travellers too, we know what you want :) AUTHENTIC: historic buildin...
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Ecohostel Andromeda

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Ecohostel Andromeda

Ship ahoy! After sailing the seven seas we dropped our anchors in the sparkling, enchanting city of Gent. Life is pretty good in Gent, why wouldn't it be? The city is fun and relaxed, the people are charming and welcoming, and our boat is eco friendly and unique! But more importantly, the sh...
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Adornes Hotel

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Adornes Hotel

Welcome to Hotel Adornes Situated along Bruges' typical canals, this is the ideal location to explore the old town. Personal reception, comfortable and stylish rooms guarantee an unforgettable stay. Our annual closure period is from January 1st until the first weekend of February. 20 rooms wit...
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Hotel Jose

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Hotel Jose

Hotel José is the perfect hotel to combine the cultural highlights in Bruges (only 15 minutes away !) with long walks on the beach in a popular seaside resort. Splashing in the water in summer and braving the North sea wind in winter. The hotel is situated around the block from the Blankenberge...
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Snuffel Hostel

92 /100

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Snuffel Hostel

Snuffel is a refurbished youth hostel with a capacity of 120 beds. The bar and its outside terrace are considered a meeting point for (mainly young) travelers and locals. Snuffel is a socially engaged touristic project. Thanks to its diverse offer, it lowers travel barriers for young wanderers. S...
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HI De Blauwput Leuven

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HI De Blauwput Leuven

The Hosteling International youth hostel in Leuven, situated just behind the train station, is an ideal basis for exploring the historical city with its many ancient buildings and large collection of pubs. Also the surroundings in the green belt around Brussels can be explored from this youth hostel...
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Kabas Hostel

91 /100

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Kabas Hostel

Welcome to Kabas Hostel, a small Hostel with a homey feeling. We tried to make a place where you instantly feel at home. The common area and kitchen downstairs are large so it’s the perfect hangout place. We also tried to include as much as possible and keep the price as low as possible. It’s set in...
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Hostel Uppelink

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Hostel Uppelink

Welcome to Hostel Uppelink, a family owned hostel situated in the historical center of Ghent. Please have a look below to see what we have to offer. PRACTICAL INFORMATION * All taxes are included in the price * Free luggage storage room * Free city maps and wi-fi * No curfew or lockout...
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Auberge de Jeunesse de Namur

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Auberge de Jeunesse de Namur

The Namur - Felicien Rops Youth Hostel is situated along the banks of the Meuse in an old manor house. It is named after painter Felicien Rops who once set up a workshop there. The Namur region offers a host of opportunities to youth hostel guests, including sports activities such as cycling, adve...
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HI De Draecke Gent

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HI De Draecke Gent

In an excellent location in a quiet street right in the centre of Gent, the renewed hostel is just 150m from the famous medieval Castle of the Counts. Retaining a period facade, it offers a high standard of accommodation with 30 rooms all with private bathrooms. Facilities include Free WiFi (in-room...
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HI De Ploate Ostend

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HI De Ploate Ostend

BRAND NEW hostel, located only 300m away from the beach. FREE buffet style breakfast included. Oostende is called 'the queen of cities at the sea'. It is the biggest city at the Belgian coast & has a lot to offer to visitors f.eks. museums, shops, restaurants. You can visit the 'Mercator' - a former...
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Safestay Brussels

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Safestay Brussels

Safestay Brussels has a top rated location in the heart of the city just steps from the Grand-Place and many of the city's other attractions. Its exclusive location will offer you the opportunity to enjoy your stay, close to public transport and the fashionable shopping area. The hostel has 49...
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KaBa Hostel

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KaBa Hostel

KaBa Hostel offers precisely that what a budget tourist is looking for... A cosy atmosphere in the green garden, arty lounge or wooden dinner room. Pleasant comfort in the dorms or private rooms, in the fully equipped kitchen or at the internet bar. A location within walking distance from the...
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Guesthouse PoortAckere

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Guesthouse PoortAckere

No imposing entrance or red carpet awaits you here. No clue on the outside that behind the centuries-old frontage on Oude Houtlei is an ancient cloister: PoortAckere. We are an oasis of peace, hidden away from the bustle of the city. Once inside you find yourself in a former nunnery whose history g...
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Hostel H

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Hostel H

This brand new hostel has rooms from 2 to 6 persons all with ensuite facilities (shower/toilet). Facilities include, bar, and self-service restaurant, meeting rooms, a travellers kitchen, free bicycle shed, free lockers in the rooms. A great buffet style breakfast & sheets are free. The hostel's b...
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Residence les Ecrins

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Residence les Ecrins

A large century-old building situated in the heart of Brussels,near the major monuments and restaurants. Spacious new rooms, some are fully equiped with new beds and bathroom. We offer many types of bedrooms style with ensuite or shared facilities, following your needs, all of them are equiped wi...
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Auberge de Jeunesse de Champlon

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Auberge de Jeunesse de Champlon

Welcome to Auberge de Jeunesse de Champlon. The Champlon Youth Hostel next to in the forests of the Ardennes - an ideal location for nature-lovers and for cross-country skiing throughout the winter. Situated between the large touristic centres of Marche en Famenne, Saint Hubert, La Roche en Arde...
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Treck Hostel

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Treck Hostel

Our building is a former brick factory which is part of the cultural heritage of Flanders, the building is completely heated in winter so you’ll be able to camp all year round. There’s a bar on site where you can have a beer while meeting locals or watching a free concert, playing a game. We have a...
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MEININGER Brussel City Center

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MEININGER Brussel City Center

The hotel is situated directly on the Canal de Charleroi a short 15 minute walk from the Grand Place and 300 meters from the Porte de Flandre, at the heart of Belgian city life a perfect starting point for your exploration of this European metropolis. Take note!... the comic-book theme can be f...
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Sleep Well Youth Hostel

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Sleep Well Youth Hostel

Welcome to Sleep Well! Our advantages: Ideal location - Complimentary breakfast - Maximum comfort - Excellent price / quality ratio - free wifi Located in the heart of Brussels, 10 minutes’ walk from Grand Place and Gare du Nord and 100m from the Rogier Metro Station and a shopping center, S...
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Generation Europe Youth Hostel

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Generation Europe Youth Hostel

BE.Welcome in Brussels, BE.Welcome in Generation Europe! OUR ASSETS: Free WiFi, free parking, complimentary organic and local buffet breakfast, central but quiet place, good connections to discover the whole city and with delicious Belgian Craft beers… Everything for an affordable price! The...
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Auberge de Jeunesse de Mons

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Auberge de Jeunesse de Mons

Above all else, on arrival in the town centre you will see a building on top of which is a UNESCO heritage Belfry; a major tourist attraction in Mons. Ok, so that is all rather lovely, but where is the Youth Hostel? Ah well, you are there, not bad, huh? At 100 m from the Grand Place and the main...
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St Christopher

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St Christopher's Inn - Bauhaus Hostel

Situated in a complex of six UNESCO World Heritage listed Brugean step-gable houses and surrounded by Bruges´ historical centre, St. Christophers Inn - The Bauhaus offers the best party atmosphere and beer selection of any Bruges hostel. With Legends of Bruges walking tours and Belgian beer tastings...
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Antwerp Central Youth Hostel

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Antwerp Central Youth Hostel

Antwerp Central YH is situated in the heart of Antwerp, offering FREE WIFI and FREE breakfast. Furthermore the hostel is an ideal basis for exploring the historical city with its many ancient buildings and large collection of pubs. You can visit some of the many museums like the photography, moder...
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Jacques Brel Youth Hostel

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Jacques Brel Youth Hostel

If you're looking to stay in Brussels in a friendly, international atmosphere, the Jacques Brel Youth Hostel is perfect for you! Located in the Uptown of the city (10 minutes walking from the Grand’ Place), it is ideal for all type of travelers. We offer quality twin, triple, 4 and 6 bedded room...
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Lybeer Travellers

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Lybeer Travellers' Hostel

Lybeer Hostel Bruges – The Genuine Home Experience while Traveling Abroad. STAY IN THE HEART OF BRUGES. Hi there Travellers! We pride ourselves as being the homiest hostel in town and we really do want to do everything we can to make your stay one that is not only spectacular but unforgettable. W...
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Hotel Van Belle

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Hotel Van Belle

Hotel Van Belle is located in Anderlecht, one of the oldest districts of Brussels, right next to the new Parc de la Rosée, close to the Museum of the Gueuze and at walking distance to Brussels city centre. Today Hotel Van Belle boasts budget, standard and new premium rooms, welcoming quiet and rela...
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Leuven City Hostel

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Leuven City Hostel

Welcome to Leuven! Leuven City Hostel is a brand new, independent backpackers hostel smack in the centre of Leuven. We offer private rooms and shared accommodation, in a fully renovated town house dating back to 1845! Showers, kitchen, rooms are all brand new and of a high standard. A fully equip...
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Hotel Gulden Vlies

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Hotel Gulden Vlies

Hotel Gulden Vlies is a small B & B hotel with 7 rooms, each with, shower, toilet. Tv Free WiFi, Delightful breakfast. Only 10 minutes walk from the main market square 'Markt', we will provide you a city map o arrival with tourist information and we will help you to find the best places to eat, dr...
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HI Europa Brugge

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HI Europa Brugge

Welcome to HI Europa Brugge; set in its own grounds just 15 minutes walk from the train station. The hostel is conveniently located for exploring the cobbled streets and spectacularly beautiful buildings of this medieval town. A great buffet style BREAKFAST and SHEETS are FREE. Facilities include l...
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Brussels 2GO4 Quality Hostel Grand Place

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Brussels 2GO4 Quality Hostel Grand Place

Hostel Grand Place! Safe area, do not waste money on public transport or taxis to get back to your hostel at night. Our location cannot be beaten by any other hostel in Brussels! The hostel is in the best location in Brussels, ON THE GRAND PLACE, and offers great value for money! Stay in the h...
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Antwerp City Hostel

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Antwerp City Hostel

Antwerp City Hostel is a new and friendly hostel in Antwerp. The hostel is set in a monumental building on the Grote Markt, main square of Antwerp. Best location for those who want to discover the city. The property is situated on the Grand Place, the center of the medieval part of the city. The so-...
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Brussels 2GO4 Quality Hostel City Centre

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Brussels 2GO4 Quality Hostel City Centre

Right in the city center, SECURE and convenient location to all bars, shops, restaurants,etc. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY ON PUBLIC TRANSPORT OR TAXIS AT NIGHT. BRAND NEW WIFI ! FREE CEREAL & HOT DRINKS EVERY MORNING! We offer our guests every morning (between 07:30am and till 10:00 am) FREE HOT DRIN...
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HI Hostel Bruegel Brussels

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HI Hostel Bruegel Brussels

Completely renovated in 2017. Very centrally located in Brussels, capital of Europe. Youth hostel “Bruegel” is at a walking distance from Central Station and the Grand Place. This means easy access to the numerous monuments, museums and attractions of this Capital of Europe. This hostel is famous...
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The Cover Hostel

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The Cover Hostel

Welcome to The Cover, a new and charming hostel located in the historic centre of Ghent. Situated on the site of the old and beautiful Vrijdagmarkt it makes the perfect starting point for exploring the historical culture and nightlife Ghent has to offer. At walking distance from all beautiful sq...
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Hotel De Fierlant

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Hotel De Fierlant

Hotel De Fierlant has rooms with private bathroom, tea/ coffee making facilities and free breakfast buffet. Come have a drink at the bar or chill at the terrace. Additional services include a 24-hour front desk, Non-smoking rooms, Lift/elevator, Safety deposit box, Heating, Luggage storage, a...
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Things to see and do while backpacking in Belgium.

Check out tips from other travellers and bloggers and their experiences in Belgium.

If you're already planning to visit Belgium - scroll to the next section for a list of the best places to stay.

Brussels, capital of European Union

Brussels is the capital of European Union, and the capital of Belgium. Brussels is home to the European Parliament and the European Commission, which brings professionals from all over the world. One of the main characteristics of Brussels is the multiculturalism, according to the official website of the city of Brussels, https://www.brussels.be/artdet.cfm/4389 , there are 163 different nationalities living in this city.

Mihaela

Different Antwerp – Belgium’s gem

Antwerp is astonishing. When people talk about Belgium, they either choose Brussels as the main city to explore and Ghent or Brugges to breathe the cultural air of a small town.

Liade

Bruges: Canals and Cobblestones

Bruges (pronounced “Broojh”) or Brugge, Belgium, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has something on offer for everyone: couples to revel in the romantic setup of canals and cobblestone walkways, solo travelers who love getting lost in a maze of narrow streets, friends who just want to hang out by the river and make music, the elderly to enjoy a late evening hot chocolate at the laid back  posh cafés and of course, for families, hell, because, it’s vacation!

Kaushi

Experience a new sense of taste

I’m sure as a traveler you are not only hungry for knowledge but also for real tasty food. Don’t worry after museums you can enjoy delicious meals, but before you need to turn into one of the Rolling Stones’ band members. You were probably asking yourself already, why the title of that column says that Rolling Stones will be jealous? So now it’s time to share my secret! Belgium is very popular for it’s delightful chocolate, so it’s a paradise for the choco-addicts. That country is full with plenty of chocolate stores, but one of them is not like any other. It’s crazy, it’s rebellious and it offers unexpected and unique flavors. They call the owner a rock star of the chocolate world, he calls himself “Shock-a-latier”. The audacious chocolate maker Dominique Persoone’s opened in 1992 his first shop “Chocolate Line”. Mr. Persoone can currently boast with 50 chocolatiers and a crazy invention special for Rolling Stones: sniffing chocolate powder. The mix of a ground dust of pure cocoa, ginger and mint catapults with the special device in your nostrils, to give you unbelievable fireworks of the flavors.

Kate The Great

Belgium as small as it is

As I travelled already so many countries and still daily, people are asking me “Where are you from?” Belgium, and at their look you can see that they don’t have any clue where that is. Do you know that tiny spot near to Holland, Germany and France, I almost always say in the hope they can locate it. If you look at the world map you almost don’t see this country. But since it’s soo small you will have a good experience here since is easier to travel, because you could do all daytrips just leaving from the middle (Brussels). From one place to another will not take you a night bus (we don’t even have it in Belgium) it will normally take you around two hours to go from one place to another with car or public transportation. You also can easily do this by bike since this is not so hard.

Gweejniee

Top 10 Things to Experience in Bruges, Belgium

My husband and I both love to travel so it was a natural decision to celebrate our “paper” anniversary with plane tickets. We spent seven days exploring Northern Europe, spending each day in a new location. During the planning stages of our trip, we focused mostly on famous tourist locations. We wanted a day in the British Capital, riding a red double-decker bus through the misty rain hoping for a glimpse of the queen. A day in Paris eating crepes, ogling at the Eiffel Tower, and looking chic in front of the fountain in the Place de la Concorde like Anne Hathaway in The Devil Wears Prada. A day in Amsterdam strolling the bicycle filled cobblestone walkways while smelling the beautiful aroma of tulips wafting through the air from the Bloemenmarkt, the famous flower market, and visiting the harrowing Anne Frank museum. We knew we wanted to spend a day in Belgium, and although Brussels seemed like the most obvious choice, we decided we wanted a bit of a break from crowded cities. After a bit of research, we decided that Bruges, a medieval city in the Flemish region of Belgium, looked like a relaxing and picturesque location. What we planned on being the most low-key day of our vacation surprised us and became our most memorable. 

Michaela Tompkins

Liège : A Little overview

The city that made my heart beat is Liège. She is located in southeast of Belgium, this little absurd land. According to the size of the country, we consider Liège and her two thousands hundred inhabitants as a big city. But regarding the world, of course, things are different.

saretta-ruidant

Chocolate, waffles, and pubs

The thing about Brussels that you cannot see on the pictures is that the whole city smells like waffles. On every street, there’s a waffle stand or a chocolate shop (often there is both). Obviously, I have tried waffles and chocolate before, but the ones in Belgium are something truly different. Even store bought ones are amazing (and a little addictive I should add).

Lena Ilic

Weekend in Belgium

Weekend in Belgium One dreary evening in February, my friends and I decided to spontaneously take a weekend break to the land of beer, waffles, fries, and chocolate. I instantly fell in love with how surreal Brussels felt and how indescribable Belgium would be, with its winding and twisting roads and alleyways, multilingual and multicultural overall confusion, and laid-back people. Take a look at some of the hot spots in Brussels and Bruges that led me to put this country in my Favorites list after only one weekend.

La Yuquita

First Experience in Hallerbos

I have lived in Belgium for more than 2 years and this Spring was the first time I have heard about the Blue Forest. When I heard about a forest full of flowers I really wasn’t too impressed. I didn’t understand why would anyone go see some flowers in the forest, I could not understand the craze. I thought to myself: it is one of those things where people try to make a touristy spot out of nothing and at least it is good that it’s not too far away, only 29 kilometres from Brussels.

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Autumn in Leuven

When you plan a trip to or through Belgium chances are that you are going to visit Brussels (home of the European parliament), Bruges (famous of the film “In Bruges”) and Antwerp (the Diamond city), but I invite you to hop on a train in the direction of Leuven and travel 20 short minutes east of Brussels. I am going to take you on a tour visiting the places that became points of reference for me in this frequently overlooked Flemish pearl. Leuven is my alma mater and one of the most enchanting little cities in the world with some stunning UNESCO heritage.

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Liège : A Little overview

The city that made my heart beat is Liège. She is located in southeast of Belgium, this little absurd land. According to the size of the country, we consider Liège and her two thousands hundred inhabitants as a big city. But regarding the world, of course, things are different.

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Weekend in Belgium

Weekend in Belgium One dreary evening in February, my friends and I decided to spontaneously take a weekend break to the land of beer, waffles, fries, and chocolate. I instantly fell in love with how surreal Brussels felt and how indescribable Belgium would be, with its winding and twisting roads and alleyways, multilingual and multicultural overall confusion, and laid-back people. Take a look at some of the hot spots in Brussels and Bruges that led me to put this country in my Favorites list after only one weekend.

La Yuquita

Why it is a good idea to stay with AirBnb hosts?

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Chocolate, waffles, and pubs

The thing about Brussels that you cannot see on the pictures is that the whole city smells like waffles. On every street, there’s a waffle stand or a chocolate shop (often there is both). Obviously, I have tried waffles and chocolate before, but the ones in Belgium are something truly different. Even store bought ones are amazing (and a little addictive I should add).

Lena Ilic

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