Very nice stay in Brussels
Posted Jan 23, 2017
We have just returned after 2 nights at this hotel/hostel. We are in our late 30's and while most people were much younger, we never felt out of place. Totally cool staff and vibe throughout. We stayed in room 417, far at the end, away from the noise of the elevators and for two people who like to go to sleep at 10 and wake up at 7, this was perfect for us. It was very quiet. The room was very large and suitable for 3 people. It had a lovely shower and toilet area, a very comfy lounging couch and two twin beds, which weren't the most comfortable, but we did sleep just fine.
The area is safe during the day and at night, we walked all over and never felt unsafe. The Molenbeek area behind and around the hotel is filled with little Moroccan gems, some great bakeries and cafes. If you walk up to the next bridge and cross at the blue lights, there is a cafe walvis which has nice food and drinks and down the way is Belgian Beer Project, down another block is a small Moraccan and Belgian bakery where you can get a croissant, coffee and oj for €3,50 which was very good and Cafe Barbeton, which, on Wednesday and Friday has free tapas with the purchase of a drink. We had the most amazing homemade vegetarian food and kept going back to the cafe so good.
The Grand Place is about 10-15 minutes walk down a lovely street, and Midi train station is a 15 minute tram ride on tram 82, or a 40 minute walk. The tram stop, Triangle, which is near the hostel is closed until June 2017