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Gastama - The People Hostel

Book more than 7 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. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.2

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 8.5

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 8.4

  • Cleanliness 7.4

  • Facilities 7.9


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    14 Oct 2019
    Nice location, affordable price. Cool
    Poland, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    08 Oct 2019
    Staff were very nice to chat with! The bar on the ground floor is really fun and an easy way to meet other travelers.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    17 Oct 2019
    Brilliant place, Front of house very friendly and bar staff extremely hardworking.
    England, Female, 41+
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    23 Oct 2019
    Gastama was a well-situated, clean, and cost-effective hostel in Lille while travelling with two girlfriends (we stayed in a 3 bed private with shared bath). The staff were friendly and we loved the wristband/electronic entry as an alternative to keys or keycards (one less thing to worry about, especially on a night out!). The toilets and showers weren't cleaned on a regular basis from what we could tell, which was our only real complaint. The bar is really fun for meeting locals - worth the $$!
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    16 Oct 2019
    Decent enough hostel for a one night stay. Spacious rooms and the bar looked pretty cool. However, the whole place was a bit run down with privacy curtains missing off some of the beds. The bathrooms were especially dirty and could do with a really deep clean. Wouldn’t really want to stay longer than a night or two.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    14 Oct 2019
    The location is great, the facilities are great, the beds are good and general cleanliness is good. The one issue was the number of mosquitoes in the dorms. There are little blood smears on the walls and ceilings from killing mosquitoes (either not cleaned off from day to day or there's too many too keep up with). I killed 6 before going to bed and there were a lot more. Anyway, I left with 12 bites on one hand and 6 on my face with more showing up every hour on the rest of my body.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 6.9

    Good

    21 Oct 2019
    It is ok to stay, but I don't like sharing main living room with so many.local people outside joining the bar. There should be a living room for the guest. Bed is comfortable but too low as you have lie almost off the floor, should be 1 ft high. Sofa in bedroom 6 need replacing as you can't sit on it. Wi fi in venue is c**p, with weird logins and it is impossible to browse on internet &d only usable with Facebook, gmail & twitter. Make watching Netflix off line a problem.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 6.6

    Good

    04 Oct 2019
    The location is about 15min walk from the city centre. Lots of cafes and restaurants nearby. There’s luggage storage if you arrive before 3pm, but I was charged €2 for that when other French speaking guests didn’t pay who arrived after me. The bedrooms and bathrooms are standard cleanness, but shower is a bit dirty. You need make your bed when pillow and blanket are covered - I find it weird. I got a bug bite on my face..
    South Korea, Female, 25-30
  • 5.7

    Rating

    21 Oct 2019
    BEDBUGS! Honestly the location was great, the atmosphere was fun, and the staff was friendly and helpful. But DO NOT stay here unless you’re interested in be covered in bites needing to sanitize everything you own! If they can fix the bedbugs this would be the perfect stay for a weekend in Lille
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 4.0

    Rating

    14 Oct 2019
    Wifi is garbage! I asked the front desk girl when I got there how was the WiFi, she lied and said it was okay, even though I told her I need it to work. It took forever to connect to (makes you sign-up using your personal information) and then NO browsers would work using it. She couldn’t even make a suggestion about somewhere else to go! I had to run down to a noisy Starbucks and work there. Also she left my luggage sitting in the lobby even though I asked her twice where can I put it.
    USA, Female, 31-40
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Facilities

Free
  • Free City Maps
  • Free City Tour
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Dryer
  • Elevator
  • 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
  • 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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