The Bauhaus Hostel & Bar

Situated in a complex of six UNESCO World Heritage listed Brugean step-gable houses and surrounded by Bruges´ historical centre, The Bauhaus offers the best party atmosphere and beer selection of any Bruges hostel. With walking tours, bike tours and Belgian beer tastings on-site every day, there's always a great experience waiting for you in the bar - try some of our 60+ high quality Belgian beers and chat to our friendly international staff for some sightseeing recommendations and local tips!

We have a strong focus on atmosphere, fun and a positive work attitude. All of our staff love what they do and have fun doing it!

The hostel has a range of dorm sizes (4x 6x 8x 10x 12x 16x beds) and private rooms to suit all guest requirements.

Awesome travelers bar downstairs open until 2am
2x daily Happy Hours (6-7 and 10-11)
24/7 reception incl. check in/out (so no curfew!)
Bike hire
Belgian beer tastings (every day)
Laundry facilities for staff
Supermarket close by

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 great beer after work then come and check us out!

The Bauhaus has a mixed staff of international and local people, something that brings a unique atmosphere to both the bar and hostel. We are a team who loves to have fun and always make an effort to ensure all of the staff get involved in the party.

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This was my first volunteer experience and it couldn’t have gone better. Loved staying here it’s so sad leaving. It’s a close community with the people who work here, the locals, us volunteers and travelers. So if you were bored and didn’t have anything to do, there was always people to hang out with.
The work was easy and fun and everyone took responsibility and knew what do to. Steve and Mateo were great hosts who were flexible if something would come up!
Bruges is beautiful and the trains to close by cities are cheap and went often.
Would 100% recommend Bauhaus for other volunteers!!

2 days ago



This was my second volunteer experience and it was great! My stay here was short, at only 2 weeks but I enjoyed the time I had. I helped with breakfast and it was really easy. The hours are always respected and if anything came up, the hosts were flexible and accommodated! Bruges is a beautiful, small city, and easy to take days trips from, even after your shifts! This is perfect if you are a first time volunteer.

5 days ago



La experiencia fue increíble, el trato de los responsables, inmejorable. Des del primer momento el trato que recibí fue muy acogedor tanto por el staff com por los voluntarios. La única lastima es no haber podido estar más tiempo.

10 days ago



I loved my experience in the Bauhaus Hostel! My volunteer position was working in the bar, collecting and washing dirty glasses, serving pizza and helping out the bar staff with other small tasks, like refilling the ice bucket from time to time. The job is fair, so is the work schedule. The managers are very organized, they will provide the work schedule for every week so everyone can plan activities for the days off. We got 3 days off per week. Burges is absolutely lovely! Although it is a small town, it is very easy to go from there to other places in Brussels, or even another countries.

11 days ago



This was my first time volunteering, and I’m very thankful for the chance. I met wonderful people who became friends, and we had an awesome volunteer team. The tasks were simple, and the schedule was always respected. I highly recommend the Bauhaus; it was a great experience! Thank you for everything! :)

11 days ago

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