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St Christopher's Inn Bruges Langestraat 133/137, 8000 Brugge, Belgium
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St Christopher's Inn - Bauhaus Hostel
Situated in a complex of six UNESCO World Heritage listed Brugean step-gable houses and surrounded by Bruges´ historical centre, St. Christophers Inn - The Bauhaus offers the best party atmosphere and beer selection of any Bruges hostel. With Legends of Bruges walking tours and Belgian beer tastings on-site EVERY DAY, there's always a great experience waiting for you in the bar - stop in and try one of our 40+ high quality Belgian beers and chat to our friendly international staff for some restaurant and sightseeing recommendations! Amazing pod beds are now available in dorm rooms with 10 and 16 beds. All pod beds include individual power points, reading lights and curtains for extra privacy! We also have a range of private rooms and other dorm sizes to suit all guest requirements. A continental breakfast is served every morning in the bar for just €5 a day which can be purchased at reception, and unlike other hostels, we make and strip all of the beds so you can relax as soon as you get your key! What we have: - FREE wifi (throughout the hostel) - FREE linen (our cleaners make all beds pre-arrival) - FREE walking tours (every day) - FREE earplugs - FREE Use-It city maps - Awesome travellers bar downstairs with 40+ Belgian beers open until 02:00 - 2x daily Happy Hours (18:00-19:00 and 10:00-11:00) - Guest food and drink discounts all day (incl 2for1 spirits, 2for1 beer) - Bike hire - Belgian beer tastings (every day) - Towel hire - Secure electronic luggage storage lockers - Laundry facilities next door - Supermarket close by - 24/7 reception (so no curfew!) - Check in any time after 14:00 every day! We've been recommended by Let's Go, Lonely Planet, Guide du Routard, Europe Famous Hostels, Arrival Guides and Trip Advisor so if you want to meet some fellow backpackers, or just want to enjoy a great beer then come and check us out! Persons under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult/guardian and are not permitted to share dorm rooms with other guests. Please note that the city tax of €2.12 per person, per night must be applied to the cost of the reservation, but is not included in the room rate.
Service and Facilities
- • 24 Hour Reception
- • 24 Hour Security
- • Bar
- • Bicycle Hire
- • Bicycle Parking
- • Board games
- • Book Exchange
- • Breakfast Not Included
- • Cafe
- • DVD's
- • Free City Maps
- • Free Internet Access
- • Free WiFi
- • Hair Dryers For Hire
- • Hot Showers
- • Housekeeping
- • Internet Access
- • Key Card Access
- • Linen Included
- • Security Lockers
- • Luggage Storage
- • Meals available
- • Meeting Room
- • Outdoor Terrace
- • Reading Light
- • Tours/Travel Desk
- • Towels for hire
- • Towels Not Included
Check-in: 14h —23h
Please note that a new tourism tax has been introduced by Bruges City Council taking effect from 1/1/15. This 'city tax' is 2.12 Euro per person per night and is not included in the price. Sorry for any inconvenience caused, but this was not the hostel's decision. If you’re booking for four or more guests please email us immediately after booking to let us know, so that we can keep you in the same dorm. Groups of 10 or more guests may be required to leave a credit card or cash deposit upon check-in. We have a 72hr cancellation policy. Late cancellations and no-shows shall be charged the equivalent of the first night’s accommodation. We advise you to let us know if you will be arriving after 11pm. Persons under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult/guardian and are not permitted to share dorm rooms with other guests. A private room or the entire dorm must be booked. This is a non-smoking premises. This property may pre-authorise your card before arrival.
Address and Location
135-137 Langestraat, Bruges, Belgium
From the train station: You can take bus 6 or 16 (going every 10 minutes). The driver will tell you which stop you take for the Bauhaus. By car or coach: Enter the Old City from the Circular Road around the town and then through the old 'Kruispoort' (Cross Gate), the medieval entry gate to Bruges which sits next to the windmills on the city ramparts. Bauhaus has no private parking facilities. Parking information is as follows: - On the main road that runs around the edge of the city there is unlimited free parking. Search for: Buiten Kazernevest 22 8310 Brugge as this is the section of ringroad containing free parking. This is a popular choice and can sometimes be full, if this is the case there are alternatives below. - Parking is also unlimited and most cost-effective of the paid parking at one of the two central car parks: Centrum-Station (railway station) (€ 0.70/hour and € 3.50/24 hours) and Centrum-’t Zand (€ 1.20 for the first hour and € 8.70/24 hours). Both are situated within walking distance of the city centre, but you can also use the bus transfer with ‘De Lijn’ between the parking Centrum-Station and the city centre (included in your parking fee for 4 passengers). - Park securely underground around 10mins walk from the hostel in Alfapark (Predikherenrei 4a, 8000 Brugge) - 1.60e per hour, max 14e for 24 hours.
Price from €15.00 per person
Activities & Day Tours
Never conquering but always conquered, Belgium has always been the punching bag of great nations. Your guide takes you to discover restored trenches, stroll amongst eerily quiet war graves, clamber over craters on the preserved Hill 60 battlefield and pay homage to the monuments erected in memory of British Forces. You will also visit the city of Ypres, which was rebuilt to medieval plans after being totally flattened in WWI.
Operated by QUASIMODO FLANDERS TOURS
- Busabout Price: €55
- Normal Price: €69.50
Border by Bike
The ideal afternoon escape from the city. Have a great time riding through the flattest countryside you’ve ever seen along waterways aligned with thousands of poplar trees, through quaint Flemish villages and polders farmland dotted with windmills. We visit the old port-city of Damme, once a cosmopolitan city, now an artistic retreat! Duration: 4 hours.
Operated by QUASIMUNDO BIKE TOURS BRUGES
- Busabout Price: €25
- Normal Price: €28
Bruges by Bike
Discover the hidden secrets ordinary tourists never get to see on foot. Our experienced local guides will lead you down ever-winding backstreets, into the old parishes, past windmills, medieval fortifications and along peaceful waterways, with numerous stops along the way to relay fascinating stories about the medieval times’ many hardships. Plus we’ll stop for an included local beer.
Operated by QUASIMUNDO BIKE TOURS
- Busabout Price: €25
- Normal Price: €28
Must See & Do in Bruges
Bruges dreamily evokes a world long since gone. In the 14th century, Bruges was one of Europe's leading trade centres. But during the following century, the waterway linking the city to the sea silted up. Despite attempts to build a new canal, Bruges' economic lifeline was gone. Traders and townsfolk abandoned the city, leaving it suspended in time.
Top things to see
- Markt The Market Square , in the shadow of the majestic belfry tower, was the scene of medieval festivals, fairs, tournaments, uprisings and executions. Today it’s the centre of town, and Wednesday is market day.
- Belfort/Belfry The most important of Bruges’ towers stands 83 metres tall. It houses, amongst other things, a carillon with 47 melodious bells. Climbing the 366 steps will reward you with a panorama of Bruges and surrounds.
- Church of our Lady The 115.5 metres high brick tower of the Church of Our Lady is a perfect illustration of the craftsmanship of Bruges’ artisans. The church displays a valuable art collection: Michelangelo’s world-famous Madonna and Child, countless paintings, 13th-century painted sepulchres and the tombs of Mary of Burgundy and Charles the Bold.
- Burg Square One of the earliest inhabited places in the city, the buildings in Burg square represent a variety of architectural styles which includes what is perhaps the most beautiful building in Bruges, the Gothic Town Hall or Stadhuis.
- De Halve Maan Brewery The ‘Halve Maan’ (Half Moon) is an authentic and historic brewery in the centre of Bruges. This ‘home’ brewery is a family business with a tradition stretching back through six generations to 1856.
FOODS TO TRY:
No trip to Belgium is complete without eating frites (fries) from a cone with mayo, and sampling some chocolate from one of the many fine chocolatiers throughout the town.
This private home originally housed the Freemasons during Napoleon’s era, but the current owner has turned it into a living cabinet of curiosities. It’s open to the public on Sundays if you dare to enter the self proclaimed vampire’s den..
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