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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 8.7

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 8.6

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 9.1

  • Cleanliness 8.7

  • Facilities 8.6


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    12 Feb 2019
    This was a wonderful space to stay in. Spacious rooms , lovely friendly helpful staff. A great restaurant serving traditional foods as well as specialist modifications of traditional food for vegetarians/vegans. They also ask others to respect sleeping hours which was appreciated! My only criticism would be there must be soap in the bathroom dispensers as youth hostels transient visitors in large numbers spreads germs and body odour etc. This is an absolute MUST!
    Ukraine, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7

    Superb

    14 Apr 2019
    My first ever night in a hostel and I didn’t know what to expect but I couldn’t of been more impressed. Very nice staff, cool bar, extremely clean and a comfy bed. If I come back to Lille on my own I will come back the Gastama!
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4

    Superb

    26 Feb 2019
    Situated in Vieux Lille, this hostel is not too far from the city center, but can take you about 30 minutes to get to/from Lille Flandres train station and more southern parts of Lille. The building was very secure, and the keys were really easy to use to get in/out of the hostel (they were on a wrist band). The beds were very comfortable, with privacy curtains and a personal light, so that you barely notice if someone turns on the room light when you are asleep.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    09 Feb 2019
    Had a great time! Only there for a night but met some nice people and the band they had was great.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1

    Superb

    17 Mar 2019
    I stayed in a private double room and it was fab - the room was cosy and cute with exposed timber beams, and had a beautiful view out the window over the rooftops. Very quaint. The reception staff were all friendly and helpful. I’ll definitely be back!
    Australia, Female, 31-40
  • 9.1

    Superb

    12 Mar 2019
    The bar attached was a great way to meet people, particularly if you’re travelling solo! The vibe was very relaxed and the staff seemed like a great team and worked together well 😁
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    04 Mar 2019
    This is a nice hostel overall, the bunks could be a little cleaner (there was food or something on the curtain of my bed, and crumbs on the mattress) but besides that the bathrooms were clean. There is a bar at the hostel which is nice and a lot of people were hanging out there. I only stayed one night so I can't judge too much but I would stay here again.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    22 Feb 2019
    Hostel Gastama was overall great. The bed was comfy and clean, the bathrooms were all spotless as well. The bar was great and had an awesome atmosphere. It’s a bit far from the train station so that was my only even slight complaint as far as the location. The neighborhood is beautiful and felt quite safe to walk around alone as a woman. The one thing I didn’t like in the hostel was the lockers under the bed as they were kind of difficult to pull out and are very loud, so it wakes up others.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    16 Feb 2019
    Comfortable. Centrally located. Really nice bar.
    India, Female, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    29 Mar 2019
    The staff were awesome: they loaned me a lock when mine didn’t fit with their cubbies. The beds were comfy and clean, and the privacy curtain allowed a 10-bed dorm to feel private. Some criticisms: most of the people in my dorm were considerably older and the bar was overpriced for both food and drinks.
    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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