Property Location With a stay at Leuven City Hostel in Leuven, you'll be within a 5-minute walk of Leuven Central Library and Ladeuze
Property Location With a stay at Leuven City Hostel in Leuven, you'll be within a 5-minute walk of Leuven Central Library and Ladeuze Square. This hostel is 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Stella Artois and 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Park Belle Vue.
Rooms Make yourself at home in one of the 10 guestrooms. Prepare your meals in the shared/communal kitchen. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Bathrooms with showers are provided.
Amenities Take in the views from a terrace and make use of amenities such as complimentary wireless Internet access.
Check in/out Hotel Check-in Time is 2 PM, Check-out Time is 11 AM.
Cancellation Policy Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type. Please check the Fare policy associated with your room.
Extra Bed The inclusion of extra bed with a booking is facilitated with a folding cot or a mattress as an extra bed.
Payment Mode You can pay now or you can pay at the hotel if your selected room type has this option.
User rating & reviews
Read about experiences of fellow travellers who have stayed at this hotel.
EXCELLENT 7 reviews
VERY GOOD 25 reviews
AVERAGE 9 reviews
POOR 4 reviews
TERRIBLE 22 reviews
06 Nov 2017
I stayed in this hostel with my four children (ages 12 - 17). The hostel was spotless. The beds were very comfortable. I found it a very homely environment. Great kitchen and dinning area but I think they could get some new plates and bowls. The two ladies who tidied up the hostel and who looked after breakfast were very helpful and friendly as was the young lady at reception. Our stay at this hostel contributed to a lovely little family break in Leuven. I would certainly stay again.
Friends getaway Traveller
02 Jun 2017
Prior to leaving on our trip to Leuven, I quickly checked the tripadvisor ratings for this hostel and was a little shocked and nervous when I read the most recent reviews. There are a couple bad reviews on here that scared me and I got nervous that the trip I was going on (with 11 girls) was going to be ruined by the bad atmosphere in the hostel.
But this was not the case! We actually had a great time staying at the City Hostel in Leuven. Yes, the lady at the frontdesk was a little peculiar and seemed very indifferent to us, but I was prepared for much worse. We hung out in our rooms one night, had some music playing, and didnt get any complaints or threats to be thrown out. We actually really liked this hostel because the facilities were excellent and it was super central, it almost doesn't get better for the price you pay here. There is a really nice and spacious kitchen where we made breakfast one of the two mornings, and you can park for a reduced amount in the parking garage nearby (12.50e/24h). Unfortunately, there's not really a supermarket nearby but thats Leuven's fault and not the hostels', haha.
One thing that I did not like though was that the hostel is very noisy. I am a very light sleeper and I don't think the rest of my friends experienced this problem, but you could hear almost everything going on in the hostel because there was a large stone hall that the stairs twist up into where the rooms are, which carries a lot of sound. So if you are a light sleeper like me, be prepared and bring some ear plugs!
I would stay here again! And I hope you don't get scared off by the bad reviews and give it a try :)
06 Dec 2015
Central and clean Hostel
I spend one night in this Hostel, outside the big season. The location was amazingly in the center, close to the train station. I arrived in Louvain before the check-in time, but on their website it was mentioned you could leave you luggage before the check-in time. But at 15:00 I was standing in front of a closed door. So I had to carry my luggage with me for an hour. So a look on your arrival time.
Although the lady of the service desk was trying to help me, she gave me the impression she did not want to get off her seat.
The room was clean. The sheets were waiting for the quest it stays. The interior of the hall created an ego into you room. This means it was not completely soundproof. So if you a light sleeper and sensitive for noise, this Hostel is not your place.
The promised breakfast was a bit disappointed. It was not really clear what breakfast was provided by the Hostel. You have to find your way yourself in the kitchen. The choice was scanty.
For me, this Hostel and my little stay were good enough. But to some this might be not the right place.
07 Oct 2015
Excellent location, but funky ....
The positives: Excellent location, right in downtown and clean rooms. Nice to have the option of single showers in their own room. Facilities are great, kitchen is amazing! Very clean and living room/common area is very nice. The negatives: very funky late night check-in procedures. Wanted payment in advance for the whole stay if you check in after 8 p.m. took a lot of e-mailing for them to agree to not do that. But in the end, my roommate did arrive before 8 p.m. You pay when you arrive, not when you leave. They did kick loud guests out, but unfortunately those loud, drunk guests had woken everybody up. Overall, I would stay here again, but be warned that they are very particular.
Friends getaway Traveller
20 Jul 2015
We we're out in 15 minutes! No....
Me and 4 friends came in to check in and we're welcomed in by a rude manager who had no interest in even trying to be helpfull or nice. Not even a smile or 'welcome' or 'hello'.
After we found out something was wrong with our booking things turned for the worst.
No help whatsoever. Made us feel like we didn't understand Anything at all.
When he started raising his voice and making accusitions we felt as if he didn't want us and saw an opportunity to get rid of us.
We left in a small cursing contest were he also immediately put himself in the victim role.
Threatening to call all his colleges making it impossible for us to book a room in Leuven.
This is the worst experience I have had in my life and I traveled a lot.
In the end no service was given. No help. No nothing. We accidentally booked 3 beds instead of 5. We wanted to avoid trouble and immediately wanted to book more beds but het wasn't having it for some reason.
Our friends weekend which we all saved up for and looked forward to all year was over in 15 minutes.
Money was taken from the credit card.