The Most Budget-Friendly Hotels to Book in Brussels

Enjoy the vibrant rooms and bright decor at Aloft Brussels Schuman
Enjoy the vibrant rooms and bright decor at Aloft Brussels Schuman | Courtesy of Aloft Brussels Schuman / Expedia
Aurore Peignois

Alongside grand architectural buildings such as the Royal Palace and the Arcade du Cinquantenaire, Brussels, the capital of Belgium, is home to fries, chocolate and of course, super-strong beer. While it may not be the cheapest city in Europe, there are plenty of reasonably-priced places to stay – from boutique townhouse retreats to pet-friendly pads and trendy design suites. Read on to discover the best cheap accommodation Brussels has to offer, bookable with Culture Trip.

1. Made in Louise

Boutique Hotel, Budget Hotel

The elegant lobby at Made In Louise boutique hotel in Belgium, with a regal floating staircase and romantic furnishings.
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Known as a romantic getaway, Made in Louise is a boutique hotel in the art nouveau district of Brussels. Rooms are individually styled with vintage decor and 100 percent cotton bed sheets. Tuck into a three-course meal, made with organic and seasonal products. This eco-responsible hotel is run by a brother and sister who were awarded the international Green Key Label for their environmental efforts.

2. Art de Séjour B&B

Boutique Hotel, Bed and Breakfast

Comfortable double room with modern furnishings and warm lighting at Art de Séjour B&B in Brussels.
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This luxurious bed and breakfast retains its authentic architecture, while offering modern amenities. All rooms are fitted with an iMac, Nespresso machine and complimentary free mini-bar. Mario will serve you breakfast each morning in the dining room – expect eggs, home-baked croissants, cheese, ham and smoked salmon.

3. Hygge Hotel

Budget Hotel, Boutique Hotel

The Scandi style lounge at the Hygge Hotel in Brussels, decorated with stylish and simple wooden furnishings, warm lighting and house plants
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A real pleasure for the eyes, this Danish design hotel in Brussels has a real feeling of hygge (cosiness). Located in the Louise area, you’ll be close to the best shops, restaurants and bars. Families will appreciate the hotel’s quad rooms and the child-friendly activity recommendations from reception. The wide-ranging international breakfast selection will ensure you to start the day well fed.

5. B&B Hotel Brussels Centre Gare du Midi

Budget Hotel, Bed and Breakfast

The contemporary, communal dining area at B&B Hotel Brussels Centre Gare du Midi.

This budget hotel in the centre of Brussels is an unmissable place to stay for those who want a last minute check-out before catching the train or bus to the airport. Each of the 91 soundproof rooms ensures you sleep soundly; they are a little snug but include Netflix and high-speed wifi. There are also four-bed rooms for families. Ask the staff to recommend the best breweries in town.

6. Jardin Secret

Budget Hotel

A spacious and bright mezzanine room at Jardin Secret hotel in Brussels, stylishly furnished with contemporary decor.
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A discreet alley hides this amazing secret garden. On the outside, it looks like an ordinary hipster plant shop – but ask behind the desk and you’ll be invited through to a series of chic rooms. We particularly like the five-bed suite with a double bed, bunk bed and sofa bed. Needless to say, there are a lot of indoor plants and cacti decorating each room.

7. Hotel Alma

Budget Hotel

Spacious double room with a spiral staircase and city views at Hotel Alma in Brussels.
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This charming hotel is just a few metres from the Grand Place and the famous statue Manneken Pis. Trendy bars, famous restaurants and hip breweries are on Hotel Alma’s doorstep. A culture fan? The hotel can grant you free access to many of the city’s museums. Good news: the hotel is also pet friendly.

8. Le Berger

Hotel

Spacious and plush double room at Le Berger hotel in Brussels, furnished with dark, wooden decor.
Courtesy of Le Berger / Expedia

Are you looking for a little slice of the past? Hotel Le Berger embodies La Belle Epoque with its floral pattern wallpaper and freestanding bathtubs. This romantic hotel is perfect for a weekend getaway; enjoy a glass of prosecco in the chic bar before venturing out to dinner in the Ixelles area.

9. Ibis Brussels Centre Châtelain

Budget Hotel

Bright and spacious outdoor seating terrace at Ibis Brussels Centre Châtelain.
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The Ibis Brussels Centre Châtelain is a cheap hotel with a chic, modern vibe. The rooms at this establishment are on the smaller side, making this an ideal stay for solo travellers. Offering a laundry service and tour and ticket assistance, the hotel also provides breakfast for an extra fee. You’ll have several attractions on your doorstep, such as the European Parliament building, the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium and the Musical Instrument Museum. After a long day of exploring the city, finish off with a Belgian beer in the bar.

10. Vintage Hotel Brussels

Budget Hotel, Hotel

Spacious, stylish and sun-soaked dining area at Vintage Hotel Brussels.
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The aptly named Vintage Hotel has a retro feel and lies in the heart of Brussels, a mere five-minute walk from both the Louise and Hôtel des Monnaies stations. The 38 rooms here include those with multiple bedrooms, which are perfect for families, plus an Airstream caravan in the garden. After a long day exploring, sit down in the bar with a glass of wine – carefully selected by award-winning sommelier, Tim.

11. The Pantone Hotel

Hotel

The vibrant and contemporary lobby at Pantone Hotel, the first hotel in the world designed in line with the Pantone colour categorization system.
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If you’re familiar with the Pantone colour wheel, then this is the place for you. The “hotel of colours” is aesthetically one of the coolest hotels you’ll find in Brussels. There is a distinct hue on every floor, making it a work of art in its own right. Breakfast is available for an extra charge or bundled with your room price. The hotel also has an on-site bar-lounge and terrace. Nearby are some of the city’s top attractions, including the Musical Instrument Museum.

12. Meininger Hotel Bruxelles City Center

Budget Hotel, Hotel

Contemporary lounge area with leather seating and exposed brickwork at Meininger Hotel in Brussels.
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For a reasonably priced stay in the heart of Brussels, book the Meininger Hotel. It features bright and spacious rooms, including twins, doubles and family suites, plus a 10-person dorm. For an extra fee, pets are allowed to stay. This hotel also offers bike rentals – perfect if you want to explore the city like a local. If biking is not for you, the Comte de Flandre station is a short walk away.

13. Yadoya Hotel

Budget Hotel

Tranquil and stylish queen room at the Japanese-inspired Yadoya Hotel in Brussels, with a futon bed, desk and lounge seating for two.
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The tranquil, Japanese-inspired Yadoya Hotel sits within the city centre of Brussels. Chic rooms (that wouldn’t look out of place at interior shop Muji) offer super-fast wifi and complimentary toiletries. Breakfast is available in the form of a buffet or off an à la carte menu. Transportation is on your doorstep, with the Yser station nearby. Also, you are a quick 20-minute walk from the Royal Palace of Brussels and Brussels Park.

For more accommodation options, read our guide on the best hotels in Brussels, or these unique design hotels, and book your stay on Culture Trip. Or if you’re looking for a place to unwind, check out our pick of the best wellness centres in Brussels.

Whitney Wasko contributed additional reporting to this article.

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