The Best Hostels for Backpackers and Students in Belgium

Brussels | Bruges | Gent | Antwerp | Leuven

Many visitors to Belgium head to Brussels and see little else of this impressive country. If you have more time to explore the area, there are a surprising number of interesting cities for such a small country. The northern area of Flanders is where you'll find Antwerp, Bruges, Ghent, and Leuven, among other interesting cities. To the south are Mons, Liege, Dinant, and Namur, among others.

Belgium has a wide variety of accommodation options for visitors. If you're traveling on a budget or alone, then a hostel offers the best opportunity to meet other travelers and save some money. Many hostels have both dorms and private rooms to choose from, so if you want your own space, you can pay a little more and enjoy a bit of privacy, but still enjoy the social setting that a hostel offers.

How much do hostels in Belgium cost?

Average Dorm Price $23 ($17 to $37)
Average Double Private Room Price (in a hostel) $64 ($5 to $145)

A quiet, safe, and comfortable place to stay in Brussels, Belgium.

Dorm Bed: $27.93
Private Room: $41.33
Overall Rating: 95%
SleepHere Guesthouse offers a more private atmosphere than your typical hostel. It's actually located in a home, and the environment is very comfortable and friendly. Although it's a quiet place to stay, it's possible to meet other guests during breakfast.

The building is located in the middle of the historic city center. It's about a five minute walk from the Grand Place and is near public transportation. The area is charming and fun and the atmosphere is good.

Because it's actually located in a home, this is a small place to stay that will never have more than 16 guests at a time. The owners are friendly and really go out of their way to make sure you have everything you need.

There are dorms that sleep four or five people as well as private single and double rooms.
8 quai à la Chaux 1000 Brussels , Brussels, Belgium,

An affordable hostel for students and backpackers in Bruges, Belgium.

Dorm Bed: $20.79
Private Room: $30.57
Overall Rating: 93%
Snuffel Backpacker Hostel is popular place to stay in Bruges. It's located in a central part of town and is convenient to everything. The hostel is about half a kilometer from the Market Square and offers all kinds of facilities for guests including a shared kitchen, a library area, bicycle storage, laundry facilities, and a terrace area where you can relax.

The hostel has four bed dorms that are affordable and reliable. If you want a little more privacy there are twin private rooms available as well.
Ezelstraat 42 , Bruges, Belgium,

A quiet and safe hostel in Gent, Belgium, for backpackers, students, and budget travellers.

Dorm Bed: $24.95
Private Room: $24.95
Overall Rating: 89%
If you've had your fill of party hostels and want to stay somewhere that's central, comfortable, and relatively quiet, then this is a good choice in Gent. The hostel is conveniently located near the medieval Castle of Counts. It's a large hostel, with thirty rooms in all. Guests typically keep to themselves so it can be hard to meet people if you're traveling alone, but there is a great breakfast every morning and the amenities are good.

This is a also a very safe and secure hostel. It's great for budget travelers and backpackers who want the comforts and security of a hotel without spending a fortune.

If you want a little more privacy, there are private twin rooms available. There are also dorms that sleep either four or six people and are split by gender.
Sint-Widostraat 11 , Gent, Belgium,

A fun and relaxed hostel for backpackers and solo travellers in Antwerp, Belgium.

Dorm Bed: $23.65
Private Room: $30.94
Overall Rating: 92%
Antwerp Backpackers Hostel is a good option in Antwerp, Belgium. The hostel is located a bit far from the city's main sights, but it is still possible to walk most places. The hostel is located in an authentic area that gives you a more real experience in the city. There are a variety of activities that guests can enjoy including games, a barbecue area, and a garden with hammocks. Although this is not a party hostel, it's not hard to meet other travelers.

The hostel has kitchen facilities available and the staff can help you with any questions you might have. If you're looking for affordable and fun, then this is a good option.

The hostel has twin private rooms available as well as three, four, and fourteen bed dorms to choose from.
Kattenberg 110 , Antwerp, Belgium,

An affordable hostel for students and backpackers, in Leuven, Belgium.

Dorm Bed: $20.00
Private Room: $24.00
Overall Rating: 86%
Leuven City Hostel is a good option for backpackers and budget travelers to Leuven, Belgium. It's located in the middle of town and has both private rooms and dorms to choose from. The private rooms include twins, doubles, and three bed rooms. The dorms sleep four, six, or seven people and are co-ed.

The hostel is located in a town house that has a very homey atmosphere. There is a kitchen available that guests can use and the hostel is equipped with wi-fi, a lounge, and even a small bar.

The town is a popular destination for students and young travelers who come for the festivals and university. If you're traveling on a budget, this is a good place to stay.
Ravenstraat 37 , Leuven, Belgium,

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