Brussels has a vast range of accommodation. If you're on a short break, try to stay in the centre, ideally around the Grand Place or perhaps in nearby Ste-Catherine which is less frenetic. Otherwise, areas like St-Gilles offer a more 'local' experience and the chance to explore some beautiful streets and squares. Brussels has a reasonable network of B&Bs, many listed and bookable through Bed & Brussels, or try sites like Airbnb and Wimdu. Most hostel fees include breakfast and are slightly discounted if you’re under 26, though sadly none of the city's hostels is outstanding and some have age limits. Breakfast is generally included in rack-rate prices for midrange hotels, but not necessarily when you’ve scored an internet bargain. Check carefully.