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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 8.3

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 8.7

  • Staff 9.4

  • Atmosphere 8.9

  • Cleanliness 8.0

  • Facilities 8.3


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    01 Jul 2019
    Modern and vibrant hostel with friendly and helpful staff. Room and bathroom were very clean and stylish.
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 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
  • 9.4

    Superb

    30 Jun 2019
    Great ambiance, friendly staff and superb breakfast. I was pleasantly surprised that the discount offered to guests of the hostel apply also to beverages at the bar.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 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

    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
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    05 Jul 2019
    The staff were very accommodating. Beds really nice and excellent location. I don't think the breakfast is worth between 5-6 euro but that's just me. The bar has a nice buzz but nothing to encourage the guests to meet each other and so not very social if you are travelling solo. The ensuite in room 104 was not clean - I had to scrub down the sink before I could wash my clothes in it. Though the bins were changed daily, no new toilet roll or new towel were given. Overall I enjoyed my stay
    Ireland, Female, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    29 Jun 2019
    The staff was kind and helpful! The bathrooms were not very clean, but the laundry and kitchen area was well kept.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 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

    25 Jun 2019
    My stay was okay. I liked the bar area and all the little common areas around the hostel are really nice. However, it is so loud and from my bed I could hear doors slamming and people talking until about 2 in the morning. Also the bathrooms were not so nice and quite dirty and our room had very little ventilation. I think it might be a good place if you’re in a group, but as a solo traveler who needed an early night it wasn’t the right choice.
    South Africa, Female, 25-30
  • 5.4

    Rating

    27 Jun 2019
    I can't understand it, who decided that was a good idea to put rooms for ten people without any ventilation. It was disgusting! None even a single way to keep open the door. The smell inside the room was awful and unpleasant; it was the reason to don't be able to sleep properly.
    Mexico, Male, 31-40
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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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