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“This place should be the precedent for hostels!” 4 of 5 stars
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Gastama
109, rue de Saint Andre, 59000 Lille, France   |  
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Ranked #2 of 13 Specialty lodging in Lille
Manchester, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“This place should be the precedent for hostels!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

Really good hostel, better than most 2 star hotels. Very secure, modern throughout and one of the cleanest hostel rooms I've stayed in. Excellent service from the staff - all of them are friendly and helpful. Special thanks to Nicky for his Lille tips and general welcoming nature.

If you're staying in Lille on a budget then this place is a no-brainer. You will not be disappointed!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Lille, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
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8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

While in Lille i had the fortune to find this place. i ended up staying for 5 nights and had a wonderful time. the staff were all very friendly and helpful with everything i needed and had no trouble with me extending my booking. each dorm room is cleaned to a high standard each morning and the beds that are provided were really comfy. each guest is provided with a locker which is in fact a large cage that slides out from under each persons bed and allows more then enough room to fit your stuff no matter what the size of your packs and keep them securely locked.
the kitchen facility's provide you with everything you will need for cooking any meal while a dryer and washing machine are also provided.
Breakfast each morning as a good choice of cereals with bread and a choice of drinks including orange juice, hot chocolate or espresso.. for all this at only €20 a night i consider it almost a steal. if your staying for a while in Lille then i couldn't recommend this place enough. their are loads of other travelers who use it from all sorts of country's so your sure to meet some new friends.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
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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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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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Address: 109, rue de Saint Andre, 59000 Lille, France
Location: France > Nord-Pas-de-Calais > Nord > Lille
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Ranked #2 of 13 Specialty lodging in Lille
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