Bruges was one of my favorite cities to visit while I was in Europe, and it’s really no wonder why. The architecture is gorgeous, the people are friendly, and Belgium itself is a great place to drink beer and make friends. I found myself doing a lot of this at Hostel Lybeer.
The hostel has a fully equipped kitchen. I didn’t use it, but it looked spacious enough. It was also a very sociable area attached to the lounge area. I loved sitting at the bar, and I made a few friends hanging out there.
If you are looking for free things to do, Hostel Lybeer is a good choice. They offer free walking tours and a beer tasting on certain nights.
Hostel Lybeer is really close to everything I wanted to see in Bruges. I was able to walk everywhere I wanted to go, including the train station. I also felt incredibly safe in the neighborhood, which was gorgeous.
The hostel was renovated recently, and you could definitely tell in my room. It was a very nice twin room with a sink. The bed was comfortable enough.
The Bathroom Situation
I used the public bathrooms, which were situated not far from my room. Some private rooms have their own bathroom, but I didn’t see those. Mine was pretty clean, though I think there could have been more of them.
I highly recommend Hostel Lybeer in Bruges if you are swinging by for a couple days. My private room was very affordable, and there are mixed and female-only dorms as well. Just be prepared for those stairs. They are circular stairs that are pretty steep, and there is no alternative way up.