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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 8.3

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 8.6

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 8.8

  • Cleanliness 7.8

  • Facilities 8.1


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    16 Jul 2019
    This is the best hostel we’ve stayed in. The rooms were really nice with lights and charging points above the bed, it’s also nice having curtains around the beds for more privacy. The staff were really nice and the facilities such as the kitchen were all good. The bar down stairs was busy and in the morning they offered free tea and coffee.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4

    Superb

    12 Jul 2019
    Very clean and safe, and a great place for meeting other travelers, the downstairs cafe was busy and fun in the evening. Location is good, the area is quiet but easily walkable to the city center. Staff was friendly and helpful, if not particularly knowledgeable about the surrounding area. Facilities were immaculate.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4

    Superb

    08 Jul 2019
    Great hostel, lovely atmosphere. Would be nice if the soap dispensers in the toilet had soap in, but can't fault the hostel other than that
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    18 Jul 2019
    Only stayed for one night, when we arrived at 11 the staff has us wait briefly, which was fine. We were in a room of 10 beds and it was nice how the beds had curtains and outlets in them. Seemed like a good location but about a 20 minute walk away from the main strip of bars.
    USA, Couple, 18-24
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    10 Jul 2019
    Staff were nice, everything we needed was all sorted very quickly, and the hostel is situated very centrally. Only problem is the rooms get very hot, presumably due to the number of people but also the somewhat lack of ventilation, such as from windows.
    England, All Male Group, 18-24
  • 8.0

    Fabulous

    09 Aug 2019
    Nice Hostel
    Argentina, Male, 25-30
  • 8.0

    Fabulous

    14 Jul 2019
    First impression was not so good. There was a man and lady at reception doing something on the computer and told me to wait to be checked in. I had to wait 15min. They really should deal with the people in front of the before others. Otherwise it was ok. Bottom floor bathroom really needs an overhaul shower was a bit disgusting. Bed was good, lots of room in the dorm. Staff were general helpful.
    New Zealand, Female, 31-40
  • 6.9

    Good

    11 Jul 2019
    Hostel claims to be smoking free but the corridors had a faint reek of cigarette smoke. The kitchen was large and quite nice but only had one sink with lots of dishes left unwashed. The WiFi bandwidth was only around 0,5 Mb/s meaning that you had to wait for images to load, even 06:30 in the morning when basically no one is using the network. Showers weren't very clean, you couldn't adjust the temperature and they gave off a mist rather than a stream of water. Nice facilities and staff though.
    Sweden, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 6.6

    Good

    26 Jul 2019
    I passed through here for a quick night. Was exactly what I needed for the money
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 5.1

    Rating

    27 Jul 2019
    Much dirtier than I expected, I had to put my own sheet on the bed, mattress was filthy and there was a large snot-like smear on the wall in my bed compartment. Still waiting to hear back about whether the bites I have are from bed bugs. Shower was also disgusting, and you can’t adjust the temperature, it burned me one minute and was cold the next. A waste of €30. Bar and reception are lovely, seems like they focus much more on their outside image than their paying guests.
    England, 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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