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Reviews of Snuffel Backpacker Hostel

Hostel | Ezelstraat 47-49, Brugge, Flanders B-8000, Bruges, Belgium B-8000

83.9% Overall Rating

411 out of 476 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (22/03/2014)

"Laid-back hostel with friendly staff. The common area is a great place to kick back and have a beer with fellow travellers. The free breakfast is pretty decent, too. The property is a bit run down/old but still pretty…"

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Facilities

  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Free city tour
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Safety deposit
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Bicycle hire
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Internet café
  • Outside area

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel USD 1.38

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen

Important Information

Please note that once your booking is made, you will need to contact the property to inform them of your nationality. You will find their contact details on your booking confirmation. Reception is open from 8am till 12pm.

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83.9%

Overall Rating

411 out of 476 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Snuffel Backpacker Hostel'

Atmosphere
87.2%
Location
86.4%
Facilities
72.0%
Cleanliness
77.6%
Staff
94.4%
Value
88.0%
Safety
81.6%
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80.0%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

22 March 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Laid-back hostel with friendly staff. The common area is a great place to kick back and have a beer with fellow travellers. The free breakfast is pretty decent, too. The property is a bit run down/old but still pretty clean. I stayed three nights in the 16bed mixed dorm in March, and had the room practically to myself. Make sure to pick up the free city guides at reception!

Disliked: god-awful pilows & sketchy wifi.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Leanna Dann

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

14 February 2014 Leanna would recommend this property

Liked: I really enjoyed the atmosphere inside the hostel. It had a very cozy and alternative environment. The hostel had a variety of boardgames to choose from, which was perfect for travelers to get to know one another and sip on a 1euro happy hour beer!

Disliked: Stairs to the 2nd floor did not seem very sturdy.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

11 February 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: good location, friendly staff

Disliked: kitchen

100.0%
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Erin Ireland

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

07 January 2014 Erin would recommend this property

Liked: I absolutely loved staying here. I loved the laid back vibe from not only the workers but the people staying in the hostel as well. I met many new friends because of the bar attached and enjoyed the tours , maps and breakfast the hostel had to offered. Thanks so much Snuffel!

Disliked: The kitchen is right next to the bar so it can get noisy cooking dinner at 9, however, happy hour beers are only one euro so I'll take the noise level for being able to have a euro beer while I cook.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

04 January 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel is quirky and if it works for you is a great base for exploring Bruges, particularly thanks to it's location!

Disliked: Sharing one toilet with no sink with approx. 20 people is not ideal. The dorm rooms are very cramped.

100.0%
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Bruno Phillip Alves da Silva

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife

27 December 2013 Bruno Phillip would recommend this property

Liked: It was one of the best hostel that I ever had. The staff are very frindly and helpful. We could enjoy one live show at night inside of hostel and also they have "happy hour" where u can buy beer for €1 and socialise with others visitors.It is really very good hostel ;)

Disliked: Bruno Phillip left no negative feedback.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 20% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

10 December 2013

Liked: Awesome staff, great location, super cool atmosphere with locals frequenting the bar as well as travellers. Everyone friendly, free breakky and wifi. I'd 100% recommend except for one thing. See below...

Disliked: THE SHOWERS!!!! Walking through the bar and garden is annoying, but I get that, you can't change the location. What you can change is privacy, hot water, and the stupid pull chains!! Girls do NOT WANT a curtain that flaps open with boys walking in. Please get some doors. We also don't want cool water in the Belgium winter or pulling a chain with 1 hand trying to 1 handed wash shampoo out of our hair. With cold water. While boys walk by and the curtain flaps open. It's not acceptable. Please do something about the showers. Otherwise your hostel is great.

37.1%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

24 November 2013

Liked: Location -- near the market place in Bruges.

Disliked: I've stayed at hostels throughout Europe, and really disliked this property; I changed hostels for my second night in Bruges. The property itself is in poor repair (I felt very unsafe on the stairs -- treacherous if you have a suitcase with you!) One WC per floor that is very gross and not cleaned very well. To get to the shower you must walk through the bar and outside - very inconvenient. I slept very poorly since the noise from the bar downstairs is very loud. Would not recommend, since for the same price of a stay you can be in a nicer, cleaner place.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture

15 November 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: clean in the room

Disliked: share bathrooms

74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

14 November 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: location; friendliness of check-in; breakfast included

Disliked: to get to the showers from your room you have to go through the bar and outside to the building out the back - not great to do when the bar is raging; no locker facilities in room; minimal powerpoints available

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

13 November 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location (only 10 minutes from the centre), cheap beer, friendly atmosphere. Staff was helpful at giving advice and helping people with a variety of travel-related questions, from restaurant recommendations to finding specific trains. You have to go to the building behind the main building for the showers but that was fine. Included a decent breakfast, which is good when you have an early start to the morning!

Disliked: You have a bed assigned to you instead of being able to choose one, which is fine, just a little annoying when you're the first person to arrive in a dorm and you get stuck on the top bunk! Otherwise, a very nice hostel.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Zoltan Attila Toth

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

14 October 2013 Zoltan Attila would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly

Disliked: Zoltan Attila left no negative feedback.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Erik Andersson

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

27 August 2013 Erik would recommend this property

Liked: The atmosphere is superb. It feels Belgian and not like the big hostel chains without personality.

Disliked: No lockers in the rooms and the shower on the other side of the building.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Chris McDonald

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

14 August 2013 Chris would recommend this property

Liked: The bar was awesome, very friendly staff, one night he took us out with his local friends which was cool. Actually really liked the pull chain showers, it was quirky and different, much like the feel of the hostel.

Disliked: The scary creaky stair up to the room :O

68.6%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Phantira Waranukrohchok

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

11 August 2013

Liked: The staff was very nice and I loved the free walking tour.

Disliked: The bar downstairs was so loud. I could not get any sleep and the room was packed. I felt claustrophobic. There was no shower on the floor so i had to climb downstairs walking through the bar to take a shower. The breakfast was good.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

25 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice place and atmosphere

Disliked: Some rooms have no direct access to the corridor, so you have to pass through other people's room

51.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 20%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture

22 July 2013

Liked: the stuff

Disliked: not safe, not comfortable

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Christopher Norris

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Events / festivals
Relaxation/spa
Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

13 July 2013 Christopher would recommend this property

Liked: Charming and in an excellent location. Kitchen, bike hire, showers, big lockers, free breakfas, friendly staff. The dormitory was average.

Disliked: Our room was noisy and a bit cramped, but these were only minor problems.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

30 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Bar attached to hostel is frequented by locals, very nice staff, laundry right next store

Disliked: stairs a bit tough

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Claire McCulloch

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

23 June 2013 Claire would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, good facilities, includes breakfast. We had a lovely stat except for...

Disliked: Nothing, except for the loud, rude, dutch guys who happened to be there! BUT that was not Snuffel's fault at all!

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

23 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: easy to meet people, awesome bar

Disliked: spiral staircase not ideal

74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Ho Man Yue

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

16 June 2013 Ho Man would recommend this property

Liked: The staff is very nice.

Disliked: Ho Man left no negative feedback.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Gustavo Teixeira

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

05 June 2013 Gustavo would recommend this property

Liked: Really close to the main street. They offer a free walking tour, so ask for it! Also, there is a place near the hostel where you can park your car, so no worries about that one too. They do not offer laundry facilities but there is one right next to the hostel. Nice pub.

Disliked: The showers are on the back of the hostel and you will have to face the weather for 2 seconds. It's not that bad, but not too good after a hot shower.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Hwee Bun Kwoh

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

29 May 2013 Hwee Bun would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were very friendly and the free walking tour was informative and fun :p Breakfast was reasonably good and the atmosphere at the hostel pub was also cool (:

Disliked: The showers are shared and have curtains that are seemingly translucent. The temperature of the water can also be hot at one moment and cold at the other. Wi-fi can only be accessed downstairs, not in the rooms.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Jenna Green

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

22 May 2013 Jenna would recommend this property

Liked: Had a really fun bar, friendly atmosphere and helpful staff. Honestly had an amazing time here in Brugge because of it. I met some amazing people and we all ventured the town together. They planned out a free tour and had other activities like beer tasting and pub crawls. Bike rentals were cheap as well. I would come back in a heart beat. Grocery stores close by, great kitchen and breakfast included.

Disliked: Nothing at all:)


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