Brussels Jacques Brel


Brussels is where the action’s at. It’s a big city that lives up to its status as the capital of Belgium. But there’s something untouchable about it, too. 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




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The Jacques Brel Youth Hostel – named after the famous musician who so eloquently captured the spirit of Belgium’s lowlands and its people in his lyrics – is situated right in the heart of Brussels.

The Jacques Brel Youth Hostel is the perfect base to explore Brussels, an international city and the capital of Belgium and Europe.

Getting round the city couldn’t be easier. The Hostel is just a few minutes’ walk from Grand Place, and all the city’s cultural attractions are within easy reach.

You’ll find concerts, festivals and Belgian specialities just around the corner. 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. And while you’re here, why not take a trip further to visit the Lion’s Mound and the battlefield of the Battle of Waterloo?

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More than 10 people?

A family? Top it! 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.

Would you like to take part in activities during your stay?

We offer stays with activities, led by our activity leaders and designed with the help of our educational consultant.

All stays can be customized to suit your needs!

Activities for groups are our speciality, and are accessible to all types of groups, school or not!

Specifically, for groups, we offer :

  • A catering service tailored to your needs!
  • Local and organic products!
  • Rooms for classes, activities, meetings...
  • Rooms for chaperones and drivers
  • Parking for coaches and buses

To help you prepare for your stay, we offer you a voucher for a free overnight stay with breakfast, so that you can meet the team and prepare a program tailored to your group.

Need more information or want to make a reservation? Please contact us!


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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 48 rooms (2, 3, 4, 6 and 8 beds), or 174 beds in total.

Every room has USB sockets, free Wi-Fi, lockers, a washbasin and a shower.

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
  • Terrace
  • Kitchen
  • Bar
  • Luggage room
  • Car park
  • Garage for bicycles
  • Coach park
  • Garage for motorbikes
  • Bicycle hire
  • Campsite
  • Baby equipment
  • Disabled room
  • Climbing and zip line
  • Sports/children’s activities
  • Games room
  • Computers
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Lifts


  • Getting here

    Address : Rue de la Sablonnière 30, 1000 Brussels

    • By metro : Metro line 2 ou 6 (Botanique or Madou)
    • By public transport : Bus 61, 65 ou 66, trams 92, 93 ou 94 (Botanique or Madou)
    • On foot: GR12, 126, 512, 579, BRU 
    • By bike: RV2, RV7/LF7

    Your itinerary on Google Map

  • Check-in and check-out times

    Check-in : From 3 pm

    Check-out : Before 11 am

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

  • Breakfast time

    A local, sustainable buffet breakfast is served between 7 am and 9:30 am each day, and between 7:30 am and 10 am on Sundays.

  • From and to the airport

    Find all the information to help you organize your trip from or to the airport here

  • Our youth hostel is Access-i certified!

    What does this mean?

    • We've been audited by an Access-i-accredited accessibility consultancy, to take a look at the current state of our accessibility.
    • Full information on accessibility is available on the Access-i website.
    • Highlights and points for attention are listed by type of disability. Thanks to this information, you can prepare your journey in complete safety.
  • Good to know

    • Non-smoking hostel
    • Pets not allowed
    • Towels for hire
    • Padlocks for sale at reception
    • Wifi throughout
    • All ages welcome

    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 5 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.


    • The hostel has great location, close to the city center . Staff was really nice, room were suprisingly big with bathroom what is really good