Reviews of hostels in Bruges (Brugge)



Professional hostel critics from hostelcritic.com have visited, reviewed and assessed every hostel in Bruges. 

Click on the hostel to read our reviews (and also to write your own review), or read the overview below for more detailed comparison of all hostels in Bruges.

St Christopher's at the Bauhaus
133–135 Langestraat, Bruges 8000
Tel (050) 34 10 93
(19)
Herdersbrug Youth Hostel
Lodewijk Coiseaukaai 46, Dudzele (7km from Brugge) B 8380
Tel (050) 59 93 21
(1)
Art Hostel
Havenstraat 2, 8000 Brugge
Tel (050) 678 278
(0)
Lybeer Travellers' Hostel
Korte Vuldersstraat 31, 8000 Bruges
Tel (050) 33 43 55
(1)
Snuffel Backpacker Hostel
Ezelstraat 42, 8000 Bruges
Tel (050) 333 133
(18)
Charlie Rocket's
Hoogstraat 19, 8000 Brugges
Tel (050) 330 660
(6)
Europa Youth Hostel
Baron Ruzettelaan 143, 8310 Brugge (Assebroek)
Tel (050) 35 26 79
(9)
Passage
Dweersstraaat 26, 8000 Brugge
Tel (050) 340232
(17)

The best located hostel in Bruges

The most central point in Bruges is the Markt (the market square) in the old town centre. This is where you will find the Belfry of Bruges, the Provincial Court and numerous restaurants, bars and cafes.

Based on the proximity to the Markt, the best located hostel in Bruges is Charlie Rocket’s.

Charlie Rocket’s 350m from the Markt (5 minute walk)
Lybeer Travellers’ Hostel 700m from the Markt (8 minute walk)
Snuffel Backpacker Hostel 750m from the Markt (9 minute walk)
St Christopher’s at the Bauhaus 1.1km from the Markt (13 minute walk)
Europa Youth Hostel 2.1km from the Markt (27 minute walk)
Herdersbrug Youth Hostel 7.2km from the Markt (1½ hour walk)

The cheapest hostel in Bruges

Snuffel Backpacker Hostel is the cheapest hostel in Bruges, although several other hostels come close depending on seasonal demand.

What amenities do the hostels in Bruges have?

Hostels in historic cities are generally low on facilities. It simply isn’t feasible to modify historic buildings to add resort-like features, particularly for low-budget accommodation like a hostel. However, the hostels in Bruges have all the basic amenities that you need.

Charlie Rocket’s          
Europa Youth Hostel        
Herdersbrug Youth Hostel  
Lybeer Travellers’ Hostel    
Snuffel Backpacker Hostel        
St Christopher’s at the Bauhaus          

The cleanest and best maintained hostels in Bruges

When hostelcritic.com's hostel critics visit a hostel, they work out a score out of five for the hostel’s cleanliness and maintenance. Cleanliness and maintenance are not the same thing, but they go hand-in-hand and a hostel with a high score is usually a nice place to stay, even if hostels that score well in this category may be light on facilities or feel a little sterile. It is usually a pretty safe bet if you choose a hostel with a cleanliness and maintenance score of three or higher. 

The cleanest and best maintained hostels in Bruges are the Herdersbrug Youth Hostel, closely followed by St Christopher’s at the Bauhaus. However, in Bruges all the hostels are pretty good, even Lybeer Travellers’ Hostel which only narrowly missed out on a fairly decent score of three stars.

Charlie Rocket’s
Europa Youth Hostel
Herdersbrug Youth Hostel
Lybeer Travellers’ Hostel
Snuffel Backpacker Hostel
St Christopher’s at the Bauhaus

Hostels in Bruges with the best atmosphere

Basically, a hostel with a great atmosphere is a fun place to stay. It is somewhere where you are most likely to meet other travellers and have great memories. These are often party hostels, but that is not always the case as there are some quiet hostels that have loads of charm. 

St Christopher’s at the Bauhaus has the best atmosphere of all the hostels in Bruges, followed by Lybeer Travellers’ Hostel and Snuffel Backpacker Hostel.

Charlie Rocket’s
Europa Youth Hostel
Herdersbrug Youth Hostel
Lybeer Travellers’ Hostel
Snuffel Backpacker Hostel
St Christopher’s at the Bauhaus

The best hostels in Bruges for parking

If you’re driving, then both Hostelling International hostels are your best option as they are the only hostels in Bruges that provide off-street parking. The drawback is that they score low on atmosphere and they are the two hostels located farthest from the city centre, but both have regular bus connections to the centre. 

The best hostel in Bruges

The best hostel in Bruges is St Christopher’s at the Bauhaus. It’s not often that a hostel scores high on both atmosphere and cleanliness/maintenance (hostels usually do well in one or the other), but St Christopher’s at the Bauhaus is nice and clean and well maintained and it is also a fun place to stay with a great atmosphere.