Backpacking in Belgium: Staying at Charlie Rockets Hostel in Bruges

Backpacking in Belgium: Staying at Charlie Rockets Hostel in Bruges

Backpacking in Belgium: Staying at Charlie Rockets Hostel in Bruges

In 2016, I finally gave some airtime to Belgium. Yes, I had been before but I breezed through it on a road trip with my German mate Rene. After Northern Ireland got knocked out of the Euros in France, I made the fast decision to head on a Megabus to Brussells and after seeing some urinations, I then toured Ghent, Bruges and Antwerp. For Bruges (or Brugge) I chose the quirky themed hostel Charlie Rockets to stay in and it was an inspired choice.

Charlie Rockets Hostel, Bruges

Charlie Rockets Hostel, Bruges

Here are some of the cool things about staying at Charlie Rockets when you backpack through Bruges.

1.Cool Bar Downstairs
The Charlie Rockets Bar downstairs is brilliant. Big live screen TV for sports, a pool area out the back, good food and well priced drinks.

Pool tables

Pool tables

Pinball

Pinball

Cool US themed bar

Cool US themed bar

Charlie Rockets Bar

Charlie Rockets Bar

Charlie Rockets Bar

Charlie Rockets Bar

Watching the nervy Poland v. Portugal penalty shoot out at Charlie Rockets Bar

Watching the nervy Poland v. Portugal penalty shoot out at Charlie Rockets Bar

2.In the Heart of Bruges
Bruges is a sexy city of love. It is often deemed the “Venice of Belgium”. When you stay at Charlie Rockets, you are in the heart of the action here on Hoogstraat near all the main sights – like the main square, the oldest pub in town and the famous Church of the Holy Blood.

Church of the Holy Blood

Church of the Holy Blood

Dining out in Cafe Vlissinghe, oldest pub in Bruges

Dining out in Cafe Vlissinghe, oldest pub in Bruges

Dining out in Cafe Vlissinghe, oldest pub in Bruges

Dining out in Cafe Vlissinghe, oldest pub in Bruges

Backpacking in Bruges

Backpacking in Bruges

3.Breakfast for 4 Euros
You can get a neat breakfast for 4 Euros at Charlie Rockets and food is also served here all day – there’s a hearty menu to choose from.

Breakfast at Charlie Rockets

Breakfast at Charlie Rockets

4.My Heavenly Sleep
I was in an upstairs dorm room and I had a real heavenly sleep. You see, I had been in France for the football and overdosed on singing, drinking and late nights. Here at Charlie Rockets I got a heavenly sleep, the longest sleep in ages and I was fresh before my journey to Antwerp.

My night catching up on sleep

My night catching up on sleep

My dorm room

My dorm room

View from my dorm

View from my dorm

Bathroom

Bathroom

Here are the details for booking Charlie Rockets hostel:
Address:
Hoogstraat 19
8000 BRUGES
BELGIUM
Email: info@charlierockets.com
Phonenumber:+32 – 50 / 330 660
Faxnumber: +32 – 50 / 343 630

Here is a video from Charlie Rockets hostel:

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4 Responses to Backpacking in Belgium: Staying at Charlie Rockets Hostel in Bruges

  1. Mai Nomura says:

    Hope you more good things on your travels! I love your blog about Belgium, I might want to reserve a flight to go there too! Keep it up!

  2. Jonny Blair says:

    Hi Mai, thanks for the comment. Yes, it was a nice return to Belgium. Hope you get to backpack it really soon! Safe travels. Jonny

  3. Katie says:

    Another great post on a great hostel! Although with the great bar I can’t say I got as much sleep as you last time I was there…! :p
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  4. Jonny Blair says:

    Hi Katie thanks for the comments. Wow – you stayed here too, yes great bar! Safe travels. Jonny

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