Brussels 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!
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.
More than 10 people?
A family? Top! There's tons to discover!
With friends? Wow! Lots of souvenirs to make!
With your students? Of course!
With sports fans? Perfect! You'll live your sport to the full!
With colleagues? Great!
To work or not? We have meeting rooms.
Specifically, for groups, we can offer you :
- A catering service tailored to your needs!
- Local and organic products!
- Rooms for classes, meetings...
- Rooms for guides and drivers
- Parking for coaches and buses
Whether you're a solo traveler, a couple or a group, our hostel offers a wide range of accommodation options: double rooms for two, family rooms and, of course, group dormitories. We have 49 rooms (2, 4 and 6 beds), for a total of 170 beds.
All our rooms are equipped with usb plugs, wifi, lockers and en-suite bathrooms.
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.
- Laundry Room
- Luggage room
- Car park
- Garage for bicycles
- Coach park
- Garage for motorbikes
- Bicycle hire
- Baby equipment
- Disabled room
- Climbing and zip line
- Sports/children’s activities
- Games room
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.
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.
Good to know
- Non-smoking hostel
- Pets not allowed
- Towels for hire
- Padlocks for sale at reception
- Wifi throughout
- All ages welcome
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.
Discover the surroundings
Muséum of natural sciences
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.Elisa