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“New Hostel” 4 of 5 stars
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Gastama
109, rue de Saint Andre, 59000 Lille, France   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #1 of 14 Specialty Lodging in Lille
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Ecclefechan, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
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“New Hostel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

The hostel is located in the old town of Lille approximately 15-20 minutes walk from the main train stations. There are also regular bus services into the centre.
The hostel is quite new and everything is in good condition. As befits a hostel, the accommodation is spartan but it has all you need i.e. a bed, bathroom & shower. A nice touch was the easily accessible electrical sockets built into the bunk beds. We stayed 2 different nights in two different rooms and bizarrely one bedside lamp by the double bed in each room was not plugged in because the cable was too short.
One negative point was the amount of dust under the double bed. The hostel is cheap relative to other places in Lille but cleanliness is the one thing I feel should be a priority in any accommodation regardless of the cost of the room.
There is a busy bar on the ground floor so there was some noise from the patrons between 1200 and 0100 however as the family rooms were on the top floor, it wasn't too bad.
Overall, a decent place to stay and I would come back again.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Nice, France
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7 hotel reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

We stayed in a family room for 4 (double bed and bunk beds) with private bathroom in this great hostel! It had only been open a few weeks and we could still smell the fresh paint! Really the only difference from a hotel was that we didn't have a TV and there wasn't a desk, but we needed neither for a one night stopover. The bed was comfortable, the bathroom clean and towels were provided. There was also free WiFi. But the best thing about this place was the bar, with 12 beers on tap and friendly staff. Breakfast was a bargain and there's also the choice to use the kitchen to make your own. Located only 10 mins walk into the centre of town Gastama is a great little find and I will certainly recommend it. I wish them lots of success. There should be more places like this to stay in France.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Gastama

Address: 109, rue de Saint Andre, 59000 Lille, France
Location: France > Nord-Pas-de-Calais > Nord > Lille
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 14 Specialty Lodging in Lille
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 156
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