17 BEST HOTELS in Brussels [September 2020]

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The capital city of Belgium and the capital of the European Union, Brussels is one of the most historic, beautiful, and fun cities in all of Europe!

But as with most of Western Europe, Brussels can also be very expensive – especially the hotels…

But worry not, that’s exactly why we’ve written this article of the best Airbnb’s and best hotels in Brussels!

No matter if you are on a tight budget, or looking for something luxurious, our epic guide has got a great place for you to stay.

Let’s go ahead and get right into it!

Note – We at Hotel Jules love hotels, but we REALLY love Airbnb’s. Why? Aside from being affordable, Airbnb’s are usually more memorable than hotels, and they allow you to experience a new city like a local. Lucky for you, Brussels has some awesome Airbnb’s.

Quick Answers – Best Hotels in Brussels

At A Glance: Best Hotels in BRUSSELS

BEST HOTELS IN BRUSSELS
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  • Wifi
  • Public parking open 7/7 and 24/24 at 100 meter
  • 5 minutes walk from the Central Station
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  • Wifi
  • Indoor fireplace
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
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htjltbl-table__image Overall best value hotel in BrusselsOverall best value hotel in BrusselsVintage Hotel Brussels
  • Free Wifi
  • On-site bar
  • Courtyard terrace
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  • Room service
  • On-site bar
  • Amazing free breakfast
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htjltbl-table__image Best budget hotel in BrusselsBest budget hotel in BrusselsHobbit Hotel Zaventem
  • Free wifi
  • Continental breakfast
  • Good coffee
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  • Wifi
  • Studio
  • Essentials
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  • Cable TV, Wifi
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • 600 M on foot Brussels-South station
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#1 – Center City Grand Place, balcony

Overall Best Airbnb in Brussels

Center City Grand Place, balcony

Center City Grand Place, balcony is the overall best Airbnb in Brussels

– $$$$

– 1 bedroom/ 1.5 bathrooms

– Sleeps up to 5 guests

– 85 square meters

– Superhost

Boasting a perfect downtown location, a full kitchen and an enormous living area is our favorite Airbnb in all of Brussels! Bright and spacious, this well-designed Airbnb is the perfect getaway for a solo traveler, small family, and everyone in between!

Guests love the big bed and the sparkling clean bathroom, as well as the hospitality of Superhost Marc (who also runs private guided tours!). But our favorite part has to be the double balcony – the perfect place to relax, have a glass of wine, and watch downtown Brussels go by.

 

#2 – Cat on the roof

Best Airbnb in Brussels for couples

Cat on the roof

Cat on the roof is our pick for the best Airbnb in Brussels for couples

– $$$

– 1 bedroom/ 1 bathroom

– Sleeps up to 2 guests

– Superhost

This cozy Airbnb is actually Superhost Olivier’s guest house – and it’s gorgeous! Perfect for couples, we love the beautiful wood decorations and thoughtful design. Plus you literally have an entire sauna to yourself!

But this studio is more than a sauna. Enjoy a comfortable bed, a fireplace, a record player, gorgeous bathroom, and a comfy work station. Feel like exploring? You’ll be pleased to know that you are perfectly located – just a few minute walk from some of Brussels best sights.

 

#3 – Vintage Hotel Brussels

Overall best value hotel in Brussels

Vintage Hotel Brussels

Vintage Hotel Brussels is the overall best value hotel in Brussels

– $$$

– Free fast wifi

– On-site bar

– Courtyard terrace

If you are the type of person who loves a boutique hotel that has a TON of personality, then (just like us) you are going to love Vintage Hotel Brussels! Boasting a retro-70’s design, this hotel has a one-of-a-kind ambiance and vibe.

The hotel boasts a perfect location, and guests love the hospitality of the staff. The on-site bar is small, but appreciated, and the large rooms and comfy beds are perfect for relaxing after a long day exploring Brussels.

 

#4 – NH Collection Brussels Grand Sablon

Best luxury hotel in Brussels

NH Collection Brussels Grand Sablon

NH Collection Brussels Grand Sablon is our pick for the best luxury hotel in Brussels

– $$$$$

– Amazing free breakfast

– On-site bar

– Room service

Boasting a perfect location and gorgeous modern design is one of the highest-rated hotels on our list – NH Collection Brussels Grand Sablon. Whether you are talking about the cleanliness of the rooms, the friendliness of the staff, just about everything about this hotel is exceptional.

Relax in your beautiful room, catch some zzz’s in your heavenly bed, or just walk outside to explore the heart of downtown Brussels. Be sure to catch the free breakfast – guests describe it as ‘legendary’. Extra points for the in-room coffee makers!

 

#5 – Hobbit Hotel Zaventem

Best budget hotel in Brussels

Hobbit Hotel Zaventem

Hobbit Hotel Zaventem is our pick for the best budget hotel in Brussels

– $$

– Continental breakfast

– Free wifi

– Good coffee

While it’s certainly on the basic side, Hobbit Hotel Zaventem is super clean and well-staffed, making it an easy choice for our favorite budget hotel in the area. Guests love the daily continental breakfast, as well as the location close to the airport.

Rooms are equipped with cozy beds, comfy pillows, as well as a work station, television and free toiletries. Wifi is free, fast, and available all throughout the hotel. This hotel is a bit outside of the city center – be sure to ask the staff for their best recommendations for getting downtown.

 

#6 – Studio avec vue sur la place sainte Catherine

Best budget Airbnb in Brussels

Studio avec vue sur la place sainte Catherine

Studio avec vue sur la place sainte Catherine is our pick for the best budget Airbnb in Brussels

– $$

– Studio

– Sleeps up to 2 guests

– Free wifi

Compact and cute, this studio Airbnb is perfect for someone looking to keep costs low and be within walking distance to the best of Brusells! The sofa/bed is small and cozy, and guests love that there is a small kitchenette where they can cook their own meals.

If you have to get some work done, you’ll be pleased with the free wifi and the work-station, and there are many great coffee shops and restaurants nearby. But our favorite part? It has to be the epic view of St. Catherine’s!

 

#7 – Luxury Residence Bruxelles -Midi (APP1)

Best Airbnb for large group

Luxury Residence Bruxelles -Midi (APP1)

Luxury Residence Bruxelles -Midi (APP1) is our pick for the best Airbnb for large group

– $$$$$$

– 3 bedrooms/ 2.5 bathrooms

– Sleeps up to 12 guests (9 beds!)

– Centrally located

If you are traveling to Brusells with a large group and you want to do it in style – then look no further than this luxurious Airbnb! Recently renovated, this apartment is Brusells-living at its most opulent. The decor is modern, yet warm, and is the perfect station for you and your posse.

Bedrooms and bathrooms are impeccably cleaned, and the kitchen is a dream. Hosts are friendly and well-reviewed for the hospitality and check-in process. And the best part? Being only a few-minute walk to the Brussels-Midi train station means you have nearly all of Western Europe at your fingertips.

 

#8 – Boutique Hotel Saint-Géry

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Boutique Hotel Saint-Géry

– $$$

– On-site bar

– Terrace

– Free wifi

Cool artwork, wood decoration, exposed brick, and modern appliances make Boutique Hotel Saint-Grey one of the coolest hotels in all of Brusells! But don’t worry, while each room is decorated a bit differently, the cozy beds and sparkling clean bathrooms are consistent throughout the entire hotel 🙂

Relax in your spacious room, grab a drink at the on-site bar, or walk downstairs to explore the heart of downtown Brussels. Oh also, try and book a room with a bathtub. Trust us, it’s awesome…

 

#9 – Hotel Agora Brussels Grand Place

Hotel Agora Brussels Grand Place

– $$$$

– Free wifi

– Heated rooms

– Free toiletries

Another great value-hotel in the area, Hotel Agora Brussels Grand Palace is perfect for anyone who loves a hotel that delivers a ton of bang for their buck! Rooms are bright, well-designed, and feature clean bathrooms. Also, the location is perfect for first-timers in Belgium!

Guests love the location and review the staff as some of the kindest and friendliest in all of Brussels. And be sure to take a look at the rooms that have a loft-style bed – they look awesome!.

 

#10 – NH Collection Brussels Centre

NH Collection Brussels Centre

– $$$$$

– In-room coffee machine

– On-site bar

– Free delicious breakfast

A luxury hotel boasting beautiful balconies and some impressive views, what’s not to love about NH Collection Brussels Centre? The rooms are enormous and modern, yet still warm and cozy, and the living areas are very spacious and a great place to relax and watch a movie on your flatscreen TV!

The on-site bar is sophisticated and charming – a great place for a relaxing evening cocktail. The on-site gym is HUGE and offers personal trainers. If you eat at the on-site restaurant and the weather is warm, ask to sit outside – there are some lovely views.

 

#11 – Charming cottage in a green scenery

Charming cottage in a green scenery

– $$$$$

– 2 bedrooms/ 1 bath

– Sleeps up to 4 guests

The beautiful guesthouse to an opulent mansion, this cottage is easily on of the best Airbnb’s in all of Brussels and is perfect for anyone who wants to be away from the city and be closer to nature. The cottage itself is beautiful and cozy – we love the charming brick exterior and the bright and spacious interior.

Enjoy beautiful greenery as well as access to a communal pool and an on-site garden. A delicious breakfast is served at the mansion (try the homemade granola) and there are plenty of supermarkets and local restaurants nearby. Highly recommended!

 

#12 – Saint-Boniface Rooftop

Saint-Boniface Rooftop

– $$$

– 1 bedroom/ 1 bathroom

– Sleeps up to 2 guests

– Superhost

This beautiful and trendy Airbnb is located at the top floor of a charming building – evident by the cool angle of the ceilings! Guests love the neighborhood, especially the numerous cafes, bars, and restaurants nearby.

While the bathroom is basic, the kitchen is impressively large for an apartment this size, and (of course) is also impressively clean. But the best part has to be the views from the balcony – the perfect place to have your morning coffee or tea!

 

#13 – Cosy – Center BXL – Flagey – Near EU

Cosy - Center BXL - Flagey - Near EU

– $$$

– 1 bedroom/ 1 bathroom

– Sleeps up to 4 guests

– Local area

If you are the type of traveler who likes to be away from the hoards of tourists and prefer to experience a new city like a local, then this Airbnb is the best option for you. Located in the Place Flagey neighborhood, this is an area that is known for its trendy cafes and bars, and one of the best weekend markets in all of Brussels!

The apartment itself is well-designed, and the white walls and big windows make it feel very bright and very homey. Enjoy your cozy bed, and a large kitchen and dining area – perfect for cooking a meal after picking up ingredients at the local market!

 

#14 – The Pantone Hotel Brussels

The Pantone Hotel Brussels

– $$$

– Free wifi

– On-site bar

– 24-hour reception

Well-branded and well-decorated, the Pantone Hotel is a budget hotel that provides tremendous value. We love the decor – very bright, very colorful, and very fun, and while breakfast is not free – it’s delicious.

Rooms are large and equipped with cozy beds and pillows. Relax and watch cable on your flatscreen TV, or get some work done at your own private work-desk. The rooftop is open and boasts some great views of the city, and the on-site bar is a perfect place to grab a Belgian brew.

 

#15 – Hotel Hubert Grand Place

Hotel Hubert Grand Place

– $$$$

– Free wifi

– On-site bar

Boasting a great location, amazing staff, and a one-of-a-kind ambiance – there is a lot to like about Hotel Hubert Grand Place! Rooms are well-decorated and spacious, and the bathrooms are new and well-maintained. The main lobby also boasts some cool decor and a billiards table.

But our favorite part has to be the gym. It’s so cool and has got so much character – check out the pics!

 

#16 – Sleep Well Youth Hostel

Sleep Well Youth Hostel

– $

– Private rooms available

– Dorm rooms available

– Free breakfast!

Brussels has a handful of hostels, but the Sleep Well Youth Hostel is easily our favorite! Super-clean, well-designed, and eco-friendly, this is a great option for a younger traveler looking to keep accommodation costs as low as possible (especially considering the free brekkie!).

Guests love the terrace, downstairs restaurant, and the hospitality of the staff. Mingle with other travelers over a drink at the on-site bar, or ask the staff about renting a bicycle – the perfect way to explore Brussels!

 

#17 – 2GO4 Quality Hostel Brussels City Center

2GO4 Quality Hostel Brussels City Center

– $

– Private rooms and dorms available

– Free breakfast

– Free wifi

The last option on our list is another great hostel – 2GO4 Quality Hostel in downtown Brussels. Boasting an eccentric decor, clean beds, and lockers – there is tons of value here!

The hostel is well-reviewed for its staff, cleanliness, and good overall vibes. Also, the location couldn’t be better as you are within walking distance to some of the city’s most important attractions.

 

Final thoughts on the best hotels in Brussels

No matter if you are traveling alone or with a group, and no matter if you are on a tight budget or want to splurge, we know that this epic guide to the best Airbnb’s and hotels in Brussels will help you find somewhere to stay.

Did we miss any of the top hotels in Brussels? Which one are you going to book?

Let us know in the comments below!

Safe travels 🙂

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About the Author Aaron Hovanesian

Born in Los Angeles, Aaron Hovanesian is one of the original staff writers for Hotel Jules. Having backpacked the world as a young man, Aaron now prefers to travel the world in luxury, proudly staying in the world's most amazing hotels and properties.When Aaron is not traveling he lives in Western Colorado he can be found brewing his own beer (probably an IPA) or spending time with his two amazing golden retrievers.