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Hostel Gastama Reviews

109/115 rue de Saint Andre, Lille, France

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89%

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1472 Total Reviews
  • 87%Value For Money
  • 92%Security
  • 84%Location
  • 92%Staff
  • 89%Atmosphere
  • 91%Cleanliness
  • 87%Facilities

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89%

One of the nicest hostels I've visited! There was a lot of privacy: all the bunks in the room I was in had two sockets and a curtain to pull across. There was also a pull out locker under the bed, which was really good for storage. The kitchen was clean, and the whole hostel was really friendly and really nicely done. Only problems I had were with the wifi- for some reason it kept cutting out every ten minutes. It was pretty fast for free wifi though, just kept cutting out. Also the distance.


86%

Overall great hostel, fair prices, 20 minutes from everything (theater, shops, train station), staff is great, and there is an awesome bar downstairs. But there is only one shower (per gender) for the whole floor, same goes for the toilets and the kitchen closes around 7pm...


89%

This hostel was really good; very clean, nice beds and lockers in every room. It has a bar and a party atmosphere most evenings but the rooms are far enough away so you can sleep if you want. Breakfast was good, all you can eat with great, relaxed music.

  • 15th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

A great hostel! The staff were very friendly and the bar had an awesome vibe, but then the rooms were quiet and clean. The kitchen and sitting area was cute. Good location too - easy walk through the old city from the train/central station.


60%

The Location and atmosphere were certainly great. It would be a recomendation to put on your side that bedlinnen is included but towels arent. Shame the 2 toilets were clogged for a day and the kitchen wasnt accessible cause of a technical problem and one of our roomlamps was broke. When they asked us how our stay was and we told this they said: we fixed all that! It would have been nice to just hear sorry for the inconvenience!

Owner Comment (Hide)
That's true!!! Sorry for the inconvenience! Indeed we really fixed everything out, and it is was a very bad day for us as several things went out of order in the same time. But it is so easy not to justify but just to say: "sorry for the inconvenience...". Done! (a bit late, maybe...). Hope we can see you back anyway, with everything in order!

83%

Their should be some small wardrobe for people to put their clothes.

  • 10th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


89%

This is the first time I have stayed in a hostel for 40 years (I am now 68)! I was very impressed by the Hostel Gastama and would certainly like to stay there again on my next trip to Lille. If the Gastama is typical of Hostel World I will certainly look to stay in others of their hostels in the future.

  • 10th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


86%

I really appreciated the custom made bunks with power points, lights, and curtains. The kitchen is decent and the staff is friendly and helpful.


80%

The hostel is clean, the staff is friendly. The prices of drinks and sleeping are a little bit high though.


80%

The staff was super nice. The rooms are clean. In the first night I was in a room by myself which wasn't good. The bar is good but in the weekend too many locals were there which made it hard to socialize.


77%

Nice little hostel with a good bar downstairs. Clean and helpful staff! Highly recommend.


89%

Nice clean hostel with comfortable beds! That's a big plus. Hallways could be a little more cozy...

  • 7th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


89%

All facilities are really good! It's clean and new. I really enjoy my day in this hostel. There is a bar there but I als can sleep well and it's silence. You can have a private when you sleep. That is the most thing what I like.


83%

Pros: Free computer usage Easy to find Very helpful staff Good beds with individual plug sockets, curtains and lockers large enough for a suitcase WiFi in rooms Cons: Breakfast is non inclusive and is expensive Not the best atmosphere to meet other travelers Overall a good hostel. Would be fantastic if you're in a group and not interested in meeting others.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, Thanks for your stay and your feedback, We are constantly working to improve our breakfast so thanks for your advice, About meeting people, we offer two large commons areas dedicated to socializing with our communal kitchen and the bar where you have the opportunity to meet at the same time local and backpackers, Thanks again for your time and hope to see you someday at Gastama, Nicolas Manager Reception

100%

Stayed in all female dorm bed. Excellent staff and clean facilities. Definitely will return to this hostel when in Lille.


86%

In the room, there were lots of dust under the beds. The shower was not very clean either at the end of the day. But that's the only thing that is to be improved, all the rest is great !!

  • 27th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


91%

Only stayed at Gastama overnight but i wish i stayed longer. The hostel is very good and the bar was excellent! Its a little far out of central Lille but not too far to walk anywhere. Must remind myself to visit Lille properly next time round and will definitely stay at Gastama again!


80%

Nice hostel, wished I had stayed longer!


100%

Atmosphere funky and staff cool. Clean facilities. It seems like a party atmosphere every night. Very nice. Only hostel in town though so book in advance.

  • 22nd Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

We made a little mistake whilst booking so one of us 4 was in a different room, but the staff was very helpfull and changed the reservation so we all slept in the same room. We've loved the kitchen and community room.

  • 18th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


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