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Gastama - The People Hostel

Book more than 14 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Awesome 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.

Please note that for the booking of 1 night, the credit card will be charged as a guaranty. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.5

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 8.6

  • Staff 9.1

  • Atmosphere 8.4

  • Cleanliness 7.0

  • Facilities 7.9


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    15 Jan 2020
    It's really nice hostel, i like the atmosphere also there's a big kitchen, the workers are great, location is perfect, just the road isn't good for taking a bigggg stuff with you.
    China, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    04 Jan 2020
    The 10 bed superior room is great, each bed has a curtain for privacy and its own lighting, plugs and cupboards. The room is really spacious and comfortable. The bar area is really nice, the toilets / shower are quite new. The location in the old town is convenient, 10 min walk to the central place which makes it more convenient to park a car.
    France, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    17 Dec 2019
    Defintely will visit one of these hostels again. Friendly and helpful staff. Clean and comfortable room. Good value for money, Liked the ambience of the place.
    South Africa, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1

    Superb

    22 Jan 2020
    Really lovely atmosphere and very helpful, kind staff. Really great location and amazing restaurant/bar alongside the hostel. Women's bathrooms were decent but a little unclean, but overall a really lovely stay and definitely one to return to!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    29 Feb 2020
    Stayed in dorm for one night. Really nice staff, spacious room, good atmosphere and great location. The restaurant is popular in town so there's lots of people at the bar that are not actually staying in the hostel, still met some nice travelers. Bathrooms are old which makes them look unclean and room was smelly (it was a 10 bed dorm, so I understand, but maybe better ventilation). Overall good experience
    Chile, Female, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    14 Feb 2020
    Quite a good location on a quiet street. Not too far from the city centre (about 10 minute walk). The staff were friendly and spoke good English. The downstairs area gets very busy and the staff seemed overwhelmed at times. The small kitchen was useful and had everything that we needed. A secure left luggage room was also good. We didn't really eat or drink in the bar area as it was very busy in the evenings and didn't have vegan food. Its popularity suggests a good atmosphere for many though.
    England, Couple, 41+
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    24 Jan 2020
    Had a decent stay here. I was in a 10 bed mixed dorm which was very mildewy and got even worse as time went on. While the kitchen facilities were great and the bar had good energy, the bathrooms were not clean at all, even when the cleaners had just been “cleaning them” ? Lastly, it would be nice to have breakfast included in the price. However, for a place to sleep, this is a great option. The laundry machine was good and cost 5 euro to wash and dry.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    07 Feb 2020
    The hostel was a bit far from the city center/train station but a nice walk through Vieux Lille to get there. The downstairs was a bar so there wasn’t a common area for people staying in the hostel besides the small kitchen area. It also meant that the staff were busy at the bar rather than helping with check in or answer questions, so I didn’t feel welcomed. I was the only woman in the 10 bed dorm the first night, which would have been fine except my bed was the only one without a curtain.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 6.6

    Good

    02 Jan 2020
    The hostel wifi is so slow that you can't even load a YouTube video. Things are really expensive to purchase when compared to other hostels. The condition of the washrooms are pretty bad.
    India, Male, 18-24
  • 6.6

    Good

    25 Dec 2019
    The staff was really nice, so was the bar. Just a little harder to meet people since it’s a normal bar for the locals and at the evening besides te bar there’s nowhere really to ‘chill’. Price value I wouldn’t recommend this hostel since it was so incredibly dirty. Dirty socks on the bed, hair everywhere, curtains were bloodstained. Bedroom, bathroom and everywhere was just dirty and dusty, very disappointed. Lockers, light and socket by the bedbunk were broken. Sorry but wouldn’t recommend.
    Netherlands, Female, 18-24
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Facilities

Free
  • Free City Maps
  • Free City Tour
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
Services
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Express check-in / out
  • 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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