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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 9.1

  • Atmosphere 8.6

  • Cleanliness 7.6

  • Facilities 8.0


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    20 Aug 2019
    There are a cool place to stay. I liked all staffs and bedroom.
    Brazil, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1

    Superb

    08 Sep 2019
    Great location, and the entrance/bar has a really cool atmosphere!! The rooms were pretty cleans (clean sheets and soap). I would definitely recommand !
    France, Female, 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
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    15 Aug 2019
    Our room (double room with twin beds) looked really nice and provided a comfortable stay for the weekend. Only drawback was that there was quite a lot of noice coming from the street, even though we were on the third floor. This was especially disturbing with the window open, only for the room not to become too hot and stuffy this was quite necessary.
    Netherlands, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0

    Fabulous

    09 Aug 2019
    Nice Hostel
    Argentina, Male, 25-30
  • 6.6

    Good

    14 Sep 2019
    Secure and comfortable. Be aware that there are small flying bugs everywhere, in the bar and in the rooms. I came out covered in bites.
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 6.6

    Good

    23 Aug 2019
    An alright experience. Although the location was very nice, the facilities seemed relatively run down. My privacy curtain was falling apart, the washing machine broken and the bathrooms had no soap and was disgusting. Staff very nice.
    Australia, Female, 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
  • 4.0

    Rating

    25 Aug 2019
    I’ve stayed at many dirty hostels and It usually takes quite a bit for me to be bothered but this hostel was actually filthy. Mattress was brown and stained, stuff on the walls, showers were mouldy and rooms smelled so bad as there is no ventilation. Kitchen was unusable (sink filled with dirty cooking utensils, pots and pans and no useable brushes to clean them) and wasn’t visibly touched by a cleaner in the days I was there as the same rubbish was all over the benches. Not worth the money.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
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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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