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Gastama - The People Hostel

Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect 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 8.2

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 9.1

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 8.7

  • Cleanliness 7.8

  • Facilities 7.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    11 Jul 2020
    Excellent hostel. Highly recommended ! Very clean hostel and bedroom with calm. Plus, the staff is welcoming and very nice. At the night the bar of the hostel is well know in the neighborhood so you can party very close to your bed while having the natural calm of the hostel
    France, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.7


    29 May 2021
    Very nice hostel with open bar/restaurant. Good food and drinks, very friendly staff. The living room and kitchen of the hostel are seperated from the bar and reception and are nice decorated with a relaxing sitting area and 2 outdoor terraces. I would recommend this hostel.
    Netherlands, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    22 Jul 2020
    I had a great stay at Gastama in Lille! Loved the breakfast (not cancelled because of covid which is a big +). Would definitely recommend!
    Latvia, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    28 Jul 2020
    Nice people. the beds are great. the atmosphere is really good and it is really fun to make a chat with the other people who are staying there. drinks and food are quite good. the bathroom is alright. not the fanciest and compared to the rest it is not so good. but it is fine and alright!
    Netherlands, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    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
  • 8.6


    20 Jul 2020
    Not too far away from the city center. A supermarket near by. Kitchen offered.
    Taiwan China, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    30 Jun 2020
    Everything in this hostel was pretty much perfect! But the bathrooms could have used some work and I wish the kitchen was open past 10. Other than that I loved the beds and the bar downstairs. It doesn’t have much of a “traveller” vibe cause the bar is open to the public, so I wouldn’t recommend it to solo travellers looking to meet people but I also went when there weren’t many people so maybe it’ll get better when tourism picks back up.. overall I recommend!
    Kenya, 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+
  • 7.1

    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
  • 6.9


    19 Oct 2020
    Be aware, the kitchen is closed due to covid.
    Uruguay, Male, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free City Tour
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • 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
  • 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
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi


  • 2015

    1st, Country Winners France

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