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“Three nights...saved the trip!”
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Gastama
Ranked #2 of 21 Speciality Lodging in Lille
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Oxford, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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“Three nights...saved the trip!”
Reviewed 27 August 2013

Great place!
Helpful, flexible, busy, but strangely quiet in the rooms. Modern, stylish...very clean for a hostel.

It feels safe and yet open.

I stayed with three friends and know many more who stayed that weekend. We all had a great experience. Lovely location too.

Well done Gastama. Don't let standards slip!!

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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Tver, Russia
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2013

You know, i really in love with Lille and this hostel! Cause i think nothing could be better! Great location in pretty Veux Lille, very friendly and helpfull staff, room was cleand every day. Especially i'm in love with the bar, wich located in hostel. There's so nice atmosphere. If You want to visit Lille, just stay here, and i think You'll not regret! Just enjoy it and fell like You reall french guy))

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled solo
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Cork, Ireland
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2013

We only stayed for one night on our way home from our trip abroad.
The hostel was great, v clean, fantastic kitchen and cosy sitting room area.
Bar downstairs is buzzing! Lots happening. Free computers, wifi, fantastic beds. Sinks in the room, so clean.

A lot of thought and consideration has been put into this hostel, no airs and graces from the staff. Everyone is just so practical and thoughtful. Excellent place to stay.

One downer: the guy on the desk overnight, he is not friendly and makes no effort to help anyone who speaks english. We both speak a little french and good german. He just was not happy. So we missed breakfast because we were in a rush to get to our train. Really disappointing as we nearly missed the bus - we were told the day before that the bus runs every few minutes more like every 20-30 minutes so beware of that fact if you have an early morning train. It is something that could easily ruin your impression and stay in this hostel.

Otherwise a lovely place to stay.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
77 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2013

I decided to randomly visit Lille, and booked a couple of nights at the Gastama. I loved the place so much, I booked an extra three. It has to be the BEST hostel I have stayed in to date. In fact, it is more like a boutique hotel. The staff are very friendly, and make the place. Whilst I was there, I saw a language night which guests could attend and a meeting for a disabled group, a real community place - which, makes you feel part of it. The breakfast buffet was enjoyable, the rooms were really clean and the bathrooms spotless. The only constructive feedback I would give from my entire stay is, a hook could be provided to place your towel on whilst showering. That's it. I am already planning my return trip, not so much for Lille, but just to experience the Gastama - again!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled solo
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Fremantle, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
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Reviewed 7 July 2013 via mobile

I was only there for one night, in a 4 bed female dorm. My friend and I had the dorm to ourselves. It was very clean, spacious, had windows that opened out to the street, reading lamps, lockers, power sockets and privacy curtains on each bed.
The bar on the ground floor was popular with young locals and you could not hear anything on the floor above!
Negatives: 25 minute walk from main train stations.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 22 June 2013

My partner and I sadly only stayed here for one night, but it was enough for us to conclude that it was the best hostel ever! Here is why: the interior design was flawless, the staff kind and helpful, the atmosphere unbeatable, the rooms large and clean (outfitted with great luggage storage under the bunk beds), the bathrooms clean, the kitchen modern and well-equipped, the dining/lounge area comfortable and inviting. We commend the owners on their sense of style and their commitment to quality and wish them well for the future with this beautiful new venture.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Rome ITALY Malmo SWEDEN Michigan USA
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Reviewed 22 June 2013

I was in Lille for a four day conference last week and I can't say enough about the excellent service I experienced there. The facility has just recently opened after a very impressive renovation - very cool design in the lobby and bar as well as a sort of hipster minimalist design in the rooms. I had a four bed women's room and thanks to the double paned windows, great beds/mattresses and black out window shades I had no trouble sleeping. Plus there was a sink in the room and roll out storage containers under the beds making the stay even more comfortable (they even provided free locks for a small deposit which was returned when I checked out).

The staff is super friendly and helpful and the location couldn't be better since it's one block over on a parallel street from Rue Royal that's filled with cool little bars and close to the cathedral which is surrounded by nice restaurants. The breakfast includes all the coffee and juice you can drink and for only four euros, truly a steal in Lille, I was really happy in the mornings. There is also free wifi and a printer, computer room etc.

I would happily recommend Gastama to anyone traveling for work or holiday in Lille and I can't say enough how pleasant my stay was. Thank you very much!

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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled on business
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Property: Gastama
Address: 109 rue Saint Andre, 59800, Lille, France
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Region: France > Hauts-de-France > Nord > Lille
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 21 Speciality Lodging in Lille
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 156
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ideally located in the most beautiful area of Lille, Gastama 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 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 is perfectly located in the historical part of the city, 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. ... more   less 
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