10 Affordable Airbnbs in Brussels, Belgium

As the capital of the European Union, Brussels has a reputation for being button-up and a bit boring. While you could spend all your bucks on visiting the city’s bohemian bourgeois hotspots, there is an affordable side to Brussels, if you know where to look.

When you’re done stuffing your face with chocolate and fries and sip Chimay, you’ll need a comfortable, clean place to rest. Fortunately, there are dozens of modern, well-appointed apartment rentals that allow you to live like a Brussels resident in some of the city’s best areas. Airbnb rentals currently average $ 90 a night, but you can easily find accommodation for $ 75 or less. Here are 10 that we found with great reviews, amenities, and prices.

Note to reader: the descriptions correspond to the images just above the text. And, please be sure to check prices and details before booking your stay.

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Located at Porte de Namur to the north of the city, this black and white the apartment has a terrace overlooking the rooftops of the city. The bed is a sofa bed, but the skylights flood the space with light, the kitchen is fully equipped, and the shower setup is quite nice. Previous guests praise the thoughtful snacks left by the host and the apartment’s proximity to local shops and restaurants.

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Far from a cramped hotel room, this renovated loft offers plenty of room to stretch out. The open floor plan includes a full size kitchen, dining room, office, and living room. The bedroom opens onto a sun terrace on one side and a deep soaking tub on the other. The current price is $ 77 / night.

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Live life in a classic Brussels house by renting this first floor apartment in the chic and green district of Uccle. The kitchen, bathroom and furnishings are mostly modern, but the high ceilings and architectural details of the space give it an old world feel. The Bois de la Cambre park is just around the corner, as well as a tram that serves the city center. Many customers praise owner Michel as the best Airbnb host they’ve ever had.

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This colored small apartment is close to the city center and offers all the basics with an elegant touch. There is a bed and a sofa bed, so room for four, and it’s close to chic Avenue Louise and trendy Place Flagey.

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In the home of a local, but separate family, this economic studio ($ 56 / night) is right next to the bustling Midi Station. There’s free Wi-Fi, a covered patio, and it’s quick to recommend their favorite shops and restaurants nearby, like the organic brunch. Yeti.

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This unique apartment lets you see what it’s like to stay in a rustic Belgian barn without leaving town. The wooden attic studio has a double bed, a basic kitchen and a (shared) terrace with city views. Note that the apartment is on the fourth floor and the bathroom is two flights of steep steps, so it is not for people with reduced mobility.

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This last stage The apartment in a 60s Mondrian building is located in the trendy Dansaert district. You will find a Villo! rent station down the street, where you can get on a bike and cycle between the main sites in Brussels. Rue Neuve, a major shopping street, is just five minutes away.

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Walk just 15 minutes to downtown from this recently refreshed apartment, which has an open floor plan, great views, and very clean, hotel-like furnishings. A former customer recommends the nearby Delirium bar, where you can choose from over 2,000 beers.

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Get a bird’s-eye view of the city in this Ixelles apartment, located in a residential area a few minutes by metro, bus or bicycle from the city center. There is a small balcony where you can watch the sunset and soak up the view. Customers Recommend Jazz Club sounds on the other side of the street.

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Right upstairs from an awesome art gallery, this vintage style the space is close to the city’s central square, the large Grote Markt. Up the street, the vintage and antique district is handy for a bit of afternoon shopping, and the central station is two minutes away, if you decide to take a day trip to Antwerp, Bruges or Ghent. .

Top photo by artjazz / Shutterstock

Writer
Erica Jackson Curran
is a former editor of the alternative weekly turned freelance moonlight based in Richmond, Virginia. She loves fancy cocktails and lipstick, and is currently planning a fall trip to Paris and Portugal.

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