Hotel aristote in Brussels is an affordable option, centrally located, but mediocre in quality
The second of the options that we tried in Brussels, much more economical, was the Hotel Aristote, which is found close to Hotel Eurostars. Although it is in an area that is a bit darker than the other hotel, it is by no means dangerous, although it might be a little less safe because you have to go down some side streets. At any rate, we didn´t have any problem arriving at nightfall. And apart from its location we found the same comforts as far as it being centrally located, as the first hotel, as it is found at the subway stopAnneessens.
You can tell that there is nothing luxary about this hotel from the momento you enter. The reception area is small, and there is the close atmosphere of hostals that you find all over Europe. The external aspect of the hallways and the entrance to the rooms isn´t anything to write home about, and in some cases the access is a bit difficult with the suitcases.
When you arrive at your room you realize why the price is what it is. The size is about the same as a cell block, and the decorations leave something to be desired, as well as the lack of windows in the room invite you to stay as little time as possible inside the hotel, although in the end the idea of our trip was to use the room just to sleep. The bathroom was very small, but it had a basic level of hygiene that was more than acceptable. The bed was small and comfortable, there was a TV that was of normal quality and a small closet.
Another aspect that we must keep in mind is that there was no WIFI available, and the only internet Access point was a computer situated in the entrance to the hotel which always seemed to be occupied by a friend of the person working at the desk, so it was very difficult to use.
We did not try the buffet breakfast service because it seemed to be a bit expensive for what it was (two kinds of juice, cereal, two kinds of lunchmeats, bread and coffee for eight euros). But the room that they used for breakfast seemed to be rather comfortable, and also served the purpose of a living room with a television set. The last day, when we asked to leave our luggage at the desk, we had a bit of a problem, because you had to leave them in the livingroom/breakfast room, and it didn´t seem very secure, especially considering the type of hotel it was. But I must say that we left our luggage there, because we had no other choice if we wanted to see the city, and nothing happened (thank goodness!)
The price of a single room was 39 euros per night, without breakfast. In my opinion it was an acceptable price for a city that is rather expensive, such as Brussels, and moreso considering it was only 15 minutes from the Grand Place by foot. Even so, they could improve on a few details without spending much money and they would improve their image considerably. We Ruskommend the hotel with 3 boquerones.