Generation Europe


Brussels is where the action’s at. It’s a big city that lives up to its status as the capital of Belgium – and of Europe. It’s a grown-up city with a simple, humble heart. And it’s all the better for it!

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26€ /person

Breakfast included
Free Wi-Fi everywhere




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Generation Europe is right at the thick of the action, just a 15 minute walk from Grand Place and a 10-minute stroll from the atmospheric Place Saint-Géry, Place Sainte-Catherine and the Dansaert district. Perfect for partying, doing a spot of tourism and exploring new things!

The hostel is the ideal base for the Iris Festival, the Brussels Summer Festival, Couleur Café, Belgian Pride, Rock Werchter, Tomorrowland, the Flower Carpet, the 20 km of Brussels, and much more besides. And while you’re here, why not take a trip further afield to visit the Lion’s Mound and the battlefield of the Battle of Waterloo (only 20km from Brussels)?

The hostel is open to solo backpackers, friends, families and groups of all shapes and sizes. It boasts a great outdoor communal area, plus the capital’s only camper van and motor home parking spaces and facilities. 

Our rooms.

Whether you’re staying alone, as a couple or in a group, our hostel has exactly what you need – double rooms, family rooms and dormitories for larger groups.

We have 49 rooms (2, 4 and 6 beds), or 170 beds in total.

Every room has USB sockets, free Wi-Fi, lockers and a private bathroom. 

Find out more about our rooms and read some practical information.

    • Room of 2

    • Room of 2

    • Room of 2

    • Room of 2

    • Room of 2

    • Room of 4

    • Room of 4

    • Room of 6

    • Emplacement pour Camping car

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    • Emplacement pour Camping car


  • Terrace
  • Laundry Room
  • Bed sheets
  • Wifi
  • Sustainable breakfast
  • Kitchen
  • Bar
  • Luggage room
  • Car park
  • Garage for motorbikes
  • Garage for bicycles
  • Bicycle hire
  • Coach park
  • Campsite
  • Meeting rooms
  • Baby equipment
  • Disabled room
  • Climbing and zip line
  • Sports/children’s activities
  • Games room
  • Computers
  • Garden
  • Towel hire
  • Library
  • Barbecue
  • Lifts
  • Non-smoking
  • No pets allowed


  • Getting here

    Address : Rue de l’Éléphant 4, 1080 Bruxelles

    • By metro : Metro lines 1 or 5 (stop Comte de Flandre)
    • By public transport : Bus 86 (stopTriangle) or 89 (stop Eléphant), trams 82 or 83 (stopTriangle)
    • On foot : GR12, 126, 512, 579, BRU
    • By bike : RV10

    Your itinerary on Google Map.

  • Check-in and check-out times

    Check-in : From 2:30 pm

    Check-out : Before 11 am

    You can register and use the luggage room outside these hours.

  • Breakfast

    A sustainable, local buffet breakfast is served between 7:00 am and 9:30 am.

  • From and to the airport

    Find all the information to help you organize your trip from or to the airport here: Transport between Brussels Airport and Brussels city center.

  • Our motorhome site

    Located on our secure parking, this is the perfect spot to stay in Brussels with your motorhome or caravan.
    You will find more information on the page Our motorhome site in the center of Brussels.

  • House rules

    • For the wellbeing of all our users, please maintain peace and quiet in rooms and corridors, particularly from 10 p.m. until 8 a.m.
    • You are permitted to smoke in the hostel’s yard, which closes at 11 p.m. Smoking is prohibited in all indoor areas and on the emergency stairs. An on-the-spot fine of €50 and/or ejection from the establishment will follow any activation of a smoke detector or any report of a contravention.
    • Please do not eat and drink in the rooms, a cafeteria and shared kitchen are available to you on the ground floor.
    • Rooms are hired from 4 p.m. until 10 a.m. If you wish to keep the room for an extra night, you must pay the amount of the overnight stay before 10 a.m. (subject to availability).
    • Access to the rooms is reserved for the registered persons and subject to payment. The access card is non-transferable and it is prohibited to host guest(s) in the rooms without the prior agreement of the reception.
    • Unless exceptionally agreed by the management, the duration of stays is limited to 7 nights, and a period of 4 weeks must elapse between 2 successive stays.
    • In the dormitories, each person must keep personal spaces (beds and locker) and communal areas (shower and WC) clean and tidy, without cluttering them. Dormitories must be clear of occupants between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. 
    • Our organization reserves the right to refuse access to its establishments to any person who does not have a dress and / or an acceptable hygiene allowing the good progress of a life in community between our various users.

Meeting rooms.

If you want to brainstorm or go green with your colleagues, sports team or school group, you’ll need a suitable venue to host your workshop, conference or meeting.

The youth hostel has five meeting rooms. And you don’t have to stay here to use them! You can book the rooms for as long as you need them, and we can provide whatever equipment you need. We also offer a catering service.

Find out more about our meeting rooms.

Food & drink.

The price per night at all our hostels includes a sustainable buffet breakfast made from fresh, local, responsibly sourced produce.

Every hostel has a bar, which is the main focal point for socialising. It’s where the action happens! The bar serves a great range of drinks (also local), plus light meals and refreshments (subject to availability).

For groups of 10 or more, please contact the youth hostel to benefit from our specially designed menus. We make a point of working with local suppliers and sourcing seasonal produce, so you get menus that everyone will love!

See this hostel’s menu.


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  • Loved the neighbourhood (quiet, 10-15 mins away from city), one tram into the city. The features here are really good, and the vibe is nice and friendly always. Beds are comfy and showers were clean.