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Gastama - The People Hostel

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Ideally located in the historic part of the city, Gastama - The People Hostel offers all types of accommodation that fit every budget. From dormitories to private room this hostel offers, above all, occasions to share and meet new people from around the world.

Gastama - The People Hostel is also and especially a team made of backpackers who will welcome you and advice you for your excursions.

With its bar, restaurant and all its services, this Hostel offers a place with a warm and friendly atmosphere inviting us to travel. Also open to local people, you will discover the French culture, its values and traditions.

Near the most beautiful cultural sights, Gastama - The People Hostel is at around 10 minutes from the main square of Lille, 20 minutes from the train stations.

Apart from its rich architectural and cultural history, Lille has an unequalled nightlife to be experienced in its countless bars and clubs. At the crossroads of Europe, this city of 100 000 students became the European Capital of Culture in 2004 and today remains a city of art and culture.

Please note that the earliest check-in time is 3pm but you're welcome to use our luggage room if you arrive earlier. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.5

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 8.5

  • Staff 9.4

  • Atmosphere 9.0

  • Cleanliness 8.3

  • Facilities 8.5


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    15 Jun 2019
    Great hostel with a very nice and friendly staff. The bar was very good, lots of choices. Lots of nightlife things to do just around the corner.
    Brazil, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    02 Jun 2019
    Loved this hostel! The staff were incredibly welcoming and the atmosphere was very relaxed. A great location and very close walk to many shops and restaurants. The room keys were on electric bracelets that you wore which were very convenient. Would definitely stay here again!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    18 Jun 2019
    Very nice hostel, with small terraces everywhere when you can enjoy a meal or just chill in the fresh air... The rooms are clean, well equipped with individual reading lights, curtains and wallplugs. The bathroom is quite small and becomes quickly dirty though
    France, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    15 Jun 2019
    It’s a bit of a walk but is worth the time and energy to go there.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    09 Jun 2019
    Comfy and accommodating hostel. Wifi was a pain though, too slow relative to other hostels in the same price bracket.
    New Zealand, Male, 25-30
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    17 Jun 2019
    Nice large rooms and decent beds with a curtain. Bar area was nice. Showers had much to be desired. So much mould growing on walls. Needed a really big clean. Bit expensive for a non major city.
    Australia, Couple, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    11 Jun 2019
    Room and bed were good. Common area for hostel was also good. HORRIBLE SHOWERS! Definitely in lower tier for showers in a hostel. The girls shower smelled of mold and stunk up my hallway. Also, the room I was in smelled of smoke since it was right outside a common area outside.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    08 Jun 2019
    Staff were great, nice location (30min walking max to most sights), and decent value. Not the cleanest. Some mould in the bathrooms and a bit of general dust/debris on the beds (although that was likely just from the window being open). Wifi speed limited but fine for general browsing.
    New Zealand, Female, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    04 Jun 2019
    La porte de notre chambre ne se fermait pas complètement puisque les gens croyaient que la porte allait se barrer seule. De plus, les casiers sont des caissons miniscules et on ne peut pas mettre de cadena standard. En soi, les caissons sont jolies, mais peu pratique. L'ambiance le soir est charmante! Il y avait des personnes qui sont venues avec leurs jeux de société er nous avons pu découvrir un nouveau jeu! Rabais sur les articles dans le menu 🤙
    Canada, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 5.4

    Rating

    08 Jun 2019
    Often no toilet paper or soap and bathrooms not clean, terrible showers. Kind of a walk from train station but it is in a lively part of town. Room could use a little fixing but it was alright.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
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Facilities

Free
  • Free City Maps
  • Free City Tour
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • Adaptors
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
Services
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi


Awards

  • 2015

    1st, Country Winners France

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