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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 8.5

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 8.5

  • Staff 9.4

  • Atmosphere 9.0

  • Cleanliness 8.3

  • Facilities 8.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    02 Jun 2019
    Loved this hostel! The staff were incredibly welcoming and the atmosphere was very relaxed. A great location and very close walk to many shops and restaurants. The room keys were on electric bracelets that you wore which were very convenient. Would definitely stay here again!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    21 May 2019
    Awesome hostel, and super cool people staying there with me. Shower worked great, just a bit of a weird door but it was overall just fine. Comfy bed, a bit far from the train station BUT still very central and the walk to/from train was super cute. I actually loved Lille and this hostel was very safe and welcoming!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    23 May 2019
    Great location and kind staff. Amazing walking tour for those interested in seeing Old Lille. Our roommates were pretty rowdy and were yelling at 5 am. Lover the hostel overall, showers and bathroom were decent. Would stay here again.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    09 Jun 2019
    Comfy and accommodating hostel. Wifi was a pain though, too slow relative to other hostels in the same price bracket.
    New Zealand, Male, 25-30
  • 8.3


    25 May 2019
    Extremely friendly and helpful staff with whom I had a few conversations. Clean room and bed. However, what I was not satisfied with was, one: there was no locker that I could use in my room, the box that I was supposed to use to put my stuff in was broken so I was forced to leave my belongings on my bed. Two: There were only two toilets in the first floor (for males) and in the morning one of them was full of vomit and the other had flushing problems and the one in the common area didn't work.
    Iran, Male, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    11 Jun 2019
    Room and bed were good. Common area for hostel was also good. HORRIBLE SHOWERS! Definitely in lower tier for showers in a hostel. The girls shower smelled of mold and stunk up my hallway. Also, the room I was in smelled of smoke since it was right outside a common area outside.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    04 Jun 2019
    La porte de notre chambre ne se fermait pas complètement puisque les gens croyaient que la porte allait se barrer seule. De plus, les casiers sont des caissons miniscules et on ne peut pas mettre de cadena standard. En soi, les caissons sont jolies, mais peu pratique. L'ambiance le soir est charmante! Il y avait des personnes qui sont venues avec leurs jeux de société er nous avons pu découvrir un nouveau jeu! Rabais sur les articles dans le menu 🤙
    Canada, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 6.0


    31 May 2019
    The rooms were clean but the bathrooms were putrid. The showers mouldy and look as if they hadn’t been cleaned in years, and the shower itself was unbearably hot to the point of pain. They are in dire need of an immediate deep clean/replacement! The hostel was placed in a nice part of Lille, a good walk from the city centre but right next to the citadel. A shame that the most basic element let it down.
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 5.4


    08 Jun 2019
    Often no toilet paper or soap and bathrooms not clean, terrible showers. Kind of a walk from train station but it is in a lively part of town. Room could use a little fixing but it was alright.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 5.1


    29 May 2019
    Dirty and Very smelly + non ventilated Male toilets.
    India, Male, 18-24
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free City Tour
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • 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
  • 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
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi


  • 2015

    1st, Country Winners France

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