FOSDEM '08 is a free and non-commercial event organised by the community, for the community. Its goal is to provide Free and Open Source developers a place to meet.



FOSDEM does not recommend any particular hotel or hostel. However, here is a list of popular accommodations for FOSDEM visitors to get you started. You can also check the wiki and the mailing list for more information. wikitravel also lists some places to stay. There is a large selection of hotels that can be booked online at - along with the comments of previous hotel guests!

Bed & Breakfast

Bed & Brussels

Main Office : Rue Kindermans, 9
1050 Bruxelles
Fax +32.2.6440114

In short: They provide you with B&B accommodation and cultural service/information. Online booking.


CHAB: Centre Van Gogh

Rue Traversiere, 8
1210 Bruxelles
Tel: +32.2.2170158
Fax: +32.2.2197995

In short: Old hotel, but very good rooms in the second part (in front).
Direct connection to FOSDEM by tramway. Near Turkish area, so animated.

Novotel Tour Noire

Novotel Brussels Centre Tour Noire
Rue de la Vierge Noire 32
1000 Bruxelles
Tel: +32.2.5055050
Fax: +32.2.5055000

In short: This hotel is located right in the center of Brussels on the site of the Tour Noire.

Novotel Grand Place

Novotel Brussels Grand Place
Rue du Marché Aux Herbes 120
1000 Bruxelles
Tel: +3225143333
Fax: +3225117723

Youth Hostels

Bruegel Youth Hostel

Heilig Geeststraat, 2
1000 Brussel
Tel: +32.2.5110436
Fax: +32.2.5120711

In short: Hotel renewed, modern, a bit dark. Animated area
Direct connection by bus, not far from historical center.

Sleep Well Youth Hostel

Rue du Damier, 23
1000 Bruxelles
Tel: +32.2.2185050
Fax: +32.2.2181313

In short: Modern hotel, with lots of people. Good position for metro/bus.

Youth Hostel Génération Europe

Rue de l'Elephant, 4
1080 Brussels
Tel: +32.2.4103858
Fax: +32.2.4103905

In short: A recently renovated hostel, about 35 min. from FOSDEM by bus or tram.

Youth Hostel Jacques Brel

Rue de la Sablonniere, 30
1000 Bruxelles
Tel: +32.2.2180187
Fax: +32.2.2172005

In short: Nice central youth hostel, next to Metro Madou.

2GO4 Quality Hostel

Avenue Emile Jacqmain, 99
1000 Bruxelles
Tel: +32.2.2193019
Fax: +32.2.2193009

In short: Nice, new youth hostel, located in the heart of Brussels.