"Full marks for being traveler friendly...." Charlie Rocket's Tip by budapest8

Charlie Rocket's, Brugge: 231 reviews and 13 photos

  Poci in Brugge at Charlie Rockets Hostel
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      Poci in Brugge at Charlie Rockets Hostel
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  • Good Morning Brugge at Charlie Rockets Hostel - Brugge
      Good Morning Brugge at Charlie Rockets Hostel
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  • front view of Charlie Rockets Hostel - Brugge
      front view of Charlie Rockets Hostel
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  • at Charlie Rockets Hostel Bar - Brugge
      at Charlie Rockets Hostel Bar
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  • reading a book at Charlie Rockets Hostel - Brugge
      reading a book at Charlie Rockets Hostel
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* 1 Dorm Bed: 16 Euro
* Double Room: 45 Euro
* Breakfast: 3 Euro

>> Laundry service is available

Not to be confused with Charles Rocket the 56 year old actor from SNL
Celebrity impersonations on SNL
who was found with his throat cut back in 2005, ruled as suicide. He played the villian in Dumb and Dumber.

It`s November 4th 2008 and CNN is on in the background
listening to US election results so I`m a bit distracted¬!
It`s last minute before we have to leave, it`s
6pm on a Friday evening and Clara my daughter that she wants to
bring Poci her dog on our trip to Brugge...Aaah!
I`m over from Budapest and in her home in Brussels using Skype Out
to call available hotels and hostels in Brugge, using Skype I don!t have to pay
calling to landlines...I bought a Belgian sim card for 10 Euros with 7 euros talk time,
but saving that for emergencies. The only place that would accept me coming with a dog
was Charlie`s Rocket and we get our own room for the price of 2 dorm beds..
A 1 hour train trip from Brussels Midi and then a 10 minute bus ride from the station.
The bus driver was very friendly and spoke good English. Then after another ten mins,
we found the Hostel. It was a very busy bar, choc a block with English speaking
weekenders, a few locals and a very buzzing atmosphere, we managed to snake and elbow
our way towards the bar, with Poci the dog and bags in tow.

Unique Qualities:
The bar man was the receptionist.
After 10 mins between serving up rounds of drinks, we were signed in and paid 32 euros for a small room. I guess he didn`t want to put us in a dorm, being with a dog and a minor...but
was very kind and charged us the dorm rate.....A kindness not often found these days in
a town that hosts 3 million tourists a year...A very enjoyable stay.....fantastic location and
a free breakfast in the morning.....TOP MARKS FOR BUDGET TRAVELERS
But recommend if your not winging it like we were, then maybe spend that extra 20 to 30 Euros
and get cleaner carpets, better lit rooms and cleaner bathrooms...But for the price...no one has the right to complain.

situated in what used to be the biggest movie theatre in Bruges, but is now one of the trendiest cafes in town. The hostel is located in the old city centre, one minute walk from the famous canals, the city hall and the main square.

There is a famous bar and Italian restaurant inside. (Pizza's and pasta's) There are 5 pool tables and dartboards available. Internet access available. FREE WIFI. There are TV's where you can catch major sports events, or watch music videos. Live concerts from October till May on Weekends. The bar serves many local belgian beers. Some rooms has private facilities. (New wing) ONE FREE BELGIAN BEER with your lunch or dinner in the restaurant

There are 19 rooms available. (some with private facilities)

There is a MATCH supermarket down the road headed east 5 minutes away....open until
about 8 pm ..not sure though

Address: Hoogstraat 19, , Brugge, Provincie West-Vlaanderen
Price Comparison: least expensive
Phone: +32 - 50 / 330 660
Price: US$20-40
Theme: Hotel
Website: http://www.charlierockets.com/

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  • Updated Nov 4, 2008
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