About This Listing
Small but confortable room, perfect for a student. You can of course use the other rooms of the apartment, incl. the kitchen.
This room is just big enough for one person. It has a bed, an armchair, a desk and its chair. Wifi is working fine. As the room is on the street side, moderate noise can be heard.
The house itself is made of two separate apartments. The ground floor is hired, but the rest of the house (from the first flight of stairs to the roof) is the apartment that hosts you.
If you want to see more pictures of the apartment, you can also have a look at my other listing. When one of my two listings is hired, the other is made as unavailable, and vice versa.
As I stay frequently in my partner's house in the countryside, you then have all the apartment for you.
Please note that this listing is not the best for visitors who come by car as the parking places are scarce and expensive.
The bathroom is to be shared with me and my family (we are just 2 most of the time). This means we have to coordinate morning showers; that has not been a problem so far. Bed sheets, bath towels and hairdryer are provided.
Interaction with Guests
I like to welcome guests personally, and after that I try to let them have a maximal privacy in all the shared rooms.
The neighborhood is popular, cosmopolite and residential. This is not a fashionable area, but I try to make a difference with the quality of the welcoming!
A small grocery on the corner of the street, opened all days except on Thuesdays, can provide you with some "emergency food".
10 min by taxi from Central Station (8 EUR)
5 min villo station (shared bicycle)
5 min busstop "Steurs" from bus 61 (from the Nord Station, direction "Montgomery")
5 min busstop "Bossuet" from bus 59
10 min busstop "Saint-Josse" from bus 29 (from the Central Station, direction "Hof ten Berg")
10 min busstop "Saint-Josse" from bus 63 (from the Central Station, direction "Cimetière de Bruxelles")
10 min Metro Station "Madou" and "Botanique" (lines 2 and 6)
Free (but not easy) parking from 6p.m. to 9a.m. on weekdays, free during the weekend. Expensive during daytime, ask us to show you where to leave your car at a 15 min walk from the apartment.
The front door has to be locked withe the key (it is rather old and sometimes do not close properly if not keylocked).
No pet, no smoking, preferably no shoes inside.
Thank you to avoid to talk too loud when being in the entry hall to avoid disturbing the people living on the ground floor, and not to forget to switch off the staircase lights (no timer).
Breakfast is NOT included, but you have free access to the kitchen (we leave at 7:50a.m.). Home bread, cereals, yaourt, tea, expresso machine, fruits, eggs from our "happy chickens in the countryside". If you take a breakfast, your participation is free, but we suggest it to be between 1 and 4 eur, depending on your appetite.
No need to wash your dishes, just put them in the wash disher.
In the kitchen, please put in the recycling basket the waste that can be sorted: • Cardboard, paper • Cans, aluminium, plastic bottles, beverage cardboard • Glass
And do not hesitate to tell us your wishes, we like to "pamper" our guests!
Carine est accueillante, généreuse et discrète. Je vous recommande fortement cet endroit. Même si l'appartement n'est pas dans le centre de Bruxelles, vous pouvez vous y rendre en 25 minutes à pieds et découvrir Bruxelles à votre rythme. Ce fut une expérience très agréable pour moi!
Carine made we feel very welcome, after a previous poor experience on airbnb, I don't think I could have asked for a better host.
Carine is very organised, I was provided with a map, google maps of recommended places to eat (ordered by cost), along with maps (printed) for ice cream, chocolate, and various other items.
The house was also very organised, things are labelled and it's clear what is expected of you.
Carine herself is very friendly, and happy to have a chat with you once you arrive so you can get used to the house and where to find breakfast and similar.
The room itself is of a reasonable size, there is some noise from the road/outside but not a lot. The heating works fine and I was never cold within the property.
The location is about 10-15mins walk from the train station and maybe 15-20mins from the city. You can take a bus if you want to get closer.
There are some hills on the way to the property/to the city, the location is not perfect but it's a reasonable location.
The nicer restaurants are about 2km away approximately.
I had a lovely time staying in Carine's beautiful house. It was well-furnished and had everything that I needed. She left many little notes around the house to explain how things such as appliances work, which was very thoughtful. Having the option to have breakfast -- freshly made coffee with homemade bread -- was great, especially on cold, rainy mornings. While Carine's place is not in the central part of Brussels, it is easily accessible on foot (~20-25 min walk). Carine has a useful collection of guides and maps of Brussels and neighbouring cities (Ghent, Leuven, Bruges etc.), and a "dossier" of personal recommendations of places to visit and eat at. I had the most amazing frites I've ever had in my life!
One of the best airbnb spots I've ever stayed at! Carine welcomed me with a glass of wine, some apperatifs, and her wonderful company. The room was exactly as described, cozy and comfy. And the whole apartment was great, everything clearly labeled so I wasn't scared of messing something up or opening the wrong door. The neighbourhood was colorful and located just on the periphery of bustling, touristy central Brussels. A great spot to explore from but also to get a feel for what it's like being a local.
Parmi les meilleurs d'airbnb que j'ai vu! Carine m'a accueilli avec de quoi à manger et à boire et avec sa conversation charmante. La chambre est exactément comme décrite, confortable et agréable. L'appartement en général est super, tout est indiqué avec de petites notes alors on évite de faire des bêtises ou d'ouvrir la mauvaise porte. Le quartier est cosmopolite et se trouve juste à la périphérie du centre bruyant et touristique de Bruxelles. Un endroit idéal pour explorer mais en même temps comprendre la vie quotidienne d'un bruxellois.
Carine is an awesome host!!! The house is exactly as shown in the pictures. I really enjoy the cleanness of the house! Something that is really sweet is that Carine put a lot of small notes all over the house to show how everything works in the house. Hence it was very easy for me to settle down and find my way around. Whenever Carine is home she will make fresh bread for breakfast - very tasty! She also provides each guest maps and lists of good restaurants, cafes, chocolate shops, snack shops etc which are very helpful, especially for someone visiting Brussels for the first time! Carine is very kind and warm host, i realy enjoy staying at her place. Strongly recommend it to anyone visiting Brussels;)
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About the Host, Carine
I am an experienced "home exchanger" (more than 20 exchanges all over Europe) and like to make people feel "at home" in my house.
I like good food and good wine, walking in the nature, flea markets, design, typography.
My motto could be "always look at the bright side of life".
You will most probably meet my joungest son Virgile (he loves monsters, he speaks Dutch and French), maybe my other son Jonas (fan of the Barca, able to make you mint tea the marocan way), or my partner Ronald (he lives in the countryside, that's the reason why I am seldom at home in Brussels)