Hostels in Leuven for Backpackers and Solo Travellers

Hostels in Leuven for Backpackers and Solo Travellers
Leuven is a city east of Brussels, Belgium, known for its breweries. On a central square is the 15th-century town hall, with its tall spires. The building is decorated with hundreds of statues of local figures, biblical characters, and saints. Opposite, the late Gothic St. Peter's Church houses a "Last Supper" by the Flemish Primitive painter Dieric Bouts. Nearby, Oude Markt is a long square lined with bars and cafes. Lively Leuven is an ancient capital, a prominent brewing center, and Flanders' oldest university town. In term time, and even during holidays, some 25,000 students give the city an upbeat, creative air. The picturesque core is small enough that you could easily see the sights in a short day trip, but characterful pubs and good-value dining could keep you here for weeks. Leuven is a charming getaway with plenty to offer and these hostels provide an excellent base for exploring the area.

What are the best budget hostels in Leuven?

Dorm Bed from $36.73
Private Room from $28.69
Overall Rating: 80%
Ravenstraat 37, Leuven
Leuven City Hostel is a brand new, independent backpackers hostel in the center of Leuven. They offer private rooms and shared accommodation, in a fully renovated town house dating back to 1845. Showers, kitchen, and rooms are all brand new and of a high standard. A fully equipped self-catering kitchen is available, free internet (WIFI and via hostel computer); free coffee and tea all day; and linens are all included with your stay. And there’s a comfy lounge with a fire place and small bar. There is no curfew, or lockout, but there are limited reception hours (8am to 8pm). The city of Leuven, home to the Stella Artois brewery, is a medieval, lively, art city, best known for its university and its large population of students. There’s over 200 pubs (and ‘the longest bar of Europe’, the central square), but also the medieval beguinage, the gothic city hall, many festivals and activities, and much more.

Dorm Bed from $41.12
Private Room from $41.12
Overall Rating: 83%
Martelarenlaan 11a, Leuven
The Hosteling International youth hostel in Leuven, situated just behind the train station, is an ideal basis for exploring the historical city with its many ancient buildings and large collection of pubs. Also the surroundings in the green belt around Brussels can be explored from this youth hostel. The hostel has 2 to 6-bedded rooms all with en-suite facilities. A great buffet-style breakfast is included in the overnight rate. The hostel bar might be the perfect starting point for your exploration of this university town’s night life. Although the reception is only open until 11pm, guests have 24h/24h access: there is no curfew and no lockout. Free Wi-Fi is available at the hostel. The facility is wheelchair friendly with an elevator and offers a common room and outdoor terrace. Linens are included with your stay.

Private Room from $55.09
(Prices vary by season)
Bogaardenstraat 27, Leuven
Hotel Ladeuze is very popular due to the atmosphere, great location, and long list of amenities. It features friendly service. When it's time to eat, it's also nice because there's free breakfast. Luggage storage and key card access are also on the list to make sure your stay is very comfortable.
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