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“Decent beds; bad service” 2 of 5 bubbles
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Charlie Rocket's
Ranked #25 of 33 Speciality Lodging in Bruges
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1 review
“Decent beds; bad service”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2011

I stayed for 3 nights and when I booked in, I was insulted by the man attending to me within 5 minutes of being there; they took 2 days to clean up the vomit in the bathroom shower, even though I asked them several times; there was no hot water in one shower; they charged me 4 euros instead of 3 for breakfast; the internet was not working; people were yelling and swearing in the hallways ALL night (1am, 3am, and 5am) and no-one came to ask them to be quiet. The only positive was that the rooms were big and the beds comfortable enough.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled solo
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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Derry, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2011

Stayed here with my best friend during a European backpacking trip and we loved it.
We had originally planned to stay in another hostel in Bruges called 'Snuffle' due its great reviews on hostelworld.com, but after naively turning up without a reservation to find it all booked up, we were directed elsewhere to Charlie Rockets. Now, when people say things happen for a reason, this most definitely must have been one of those times.
The people we met were amazing and the experiences we had were well... memorable. So, without delving in to the wild and wonderful adventures of backpacking, here is my review of the hostel.
The rooms were clean, we stayed in a 6 bedroom mixed dorm with communal bathrooms and showers down the hall. The hostel had free wi-fi in the cafe/bar downstairs which was not much use to us at the time but for the new-age, techie backpackers it works a treat. The staff were all extremely friendly and accommodating and the knock-off Hard Rock Cafe themed bar is a great social environment with reasonably priced drinks and great music playing in the background.
Overall, it was a great stay, I have recommended it to others since and I would (and probably will) return again.

Stayed November 2010, travelled with friends
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Warsaw, Poland
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61 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2011

Good place for backpackers looking for a cheap accomodation in Bruges. Location is perfect - right in the very center of The Old Town. Rooms don't look very clean, all of them have bunk beds (sheets and pillows are clean). Toilets and showers in the corridor, clean but need refreshment. Stairs can really be a problem, especially after a few glasses of Belgian beer. There is a restaurant and a pub downstairs, so evenings and nights can be noisy (take earplugs like I did). Breakfast is a good option (in my opinion). The price is 17 EUR for a bed in a 4-people dorm (September 2011).

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2011

The rooms were dirty and the lightbulbs in the hallway were burnt out. I could see where the bathroom was in the middle of the night and almost fell down the stairs. The price was right, but not worth in the end!

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2011

Well it was definitely better than other places I've stayed at. My friends and I stayed there with a topdeck tour over Christmas. The good would be..... the beds were clean, the showers were nice, and we had breakfast in the bar in the morning and it was quite good. The not so good...... as others have said lack of security, no lockers, one key for a room of 6 girls, and people in the bar were coming up to use the hostel washrooms....... drunk older men in the girls bathrooms...... oh and the fire alarm went off one night but the bar was so loud they couldn't hear it down there so nobody was evacuating the building, it eventually got dealt with.
But Bruges is beautiful, and for a few night stay it was ok. At least there was no bed bugs.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Charlie Rocket's

Property: Charlie Rocket's
Address: Hoogstraat 19, Bruges 8000, Belgium
Region: Belgium > Flanders > West Flanders Province > Bruges
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Ranked #25 of 33 Speciality Lodging in Bruges
Price range (per night): ₹ 2,282 - ₹ 4,042
Number of rooms: 18
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