Gastama Hostel

Hostel Lille

Gastama Hostel

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Gastama Hostel is located right in the Old Town of Lille, around 15 minutes on foot from the central train station. The hostel is in a historic building but was refurbished in 2012 mixing the old with the new to create their unique modern style.

There's free WiFi throughout and when you're not using one of their guest computers in the media room you can hang out on one of their terraces drinking a pint of local beer from their in-house bar!

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  • 24 hour reception
  • Beautiful Terraces
  • In-house bar

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Gastama Hostel in Lille opened in 2012 and is set in an ancient building in the centre of Lille. Its design means you get the best of classical French architecture with the luxury of modern facilities of a brand new Hostel.

You'll find Gastama Hostel Lille right in the very centre of Old Lille. They're a short 10-15 minute stroll away from the central train station, and you're right in the centre of the action at this ideally located Lille Hostel.

Their bar is open to locals as well as to Hostel guests, so you can mingle with people from the area while sipping one of the 12 locals beers they have on tap or even some famous French wine.  You can even take your drinks out to the hostel's terraces so soak up some of the French sunshine.

Gastama Hostel offers all different types of accommodation to fit every budget; from private double rooms with private bathrooms to dormitory beds for those of you on a budget.

There's also a communal kitchen so you can store your food and cook meals, as well as a media room and guest computers to keep in touch with the world.

The hostel has Free Wifi throughout and their staff will help you plan your time in Lille so you can see the city like a local!

Hostel facilities

  • • Bar / Snacking
  • • Breakfast
  • • Common area with kichen
  • • Free wifi
  • • Landry room
  • • Luggage room
  • • Reception 24h
  • • Secure access
  • • Linen included
  • • Disabled rooms and access
  • • Lift
  • • Tourist information
  • • Media room

Useful information

City: Lille
Country: France
Address: 109 rue de St Andre, Lille, France 59800
Phone 1: +33 (0)3 20 06 06 80

How to arrive

Gastama Lille Hostel is only 10 minutes walk from the Lille stations and city center.
From the train station “Gare Lille Flandres”: take the Number 10 bus from the main bus stop just in front of the station (there is only one direction so if you are on the Number 10 bus you are going the right way) for about 10 minutes and get off at the stop  “rue Magasin”. Gastama is just around the corner. You will have just passed by us!

NB. You can buy a ticket on the bus but make sure you stamp it in the machine or its not valid!

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40% 22 April 2015
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I did not like this hotel. Aside from it not being particularly clean there was just something about the staff and security that as a single person travelling on my own, I did not just did not feel safe. Consider staying somewhere else.

100% 24 September 2014
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I walked here from the central station and it took about 20 minutes, but the walk was nice through the old own of Lille! They have great beers and the bar is cool. The rooms are very comfy and I liked the individual pod style beds.

100% 23 June 2014
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Can't wait to come again! Liked the bar open to locals downstairs too.

100% 21 May 2014
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It's close to the train station, not hard to find. The staff is friendly and helpful. Comfortable beds.

100% 05 May 2014
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I absolutely loved Gastama Hostel. Lille itself is pretty small, but really cute and the staff at Gastama gave me loads of cool stuff to do while I was there. The bathrooms were always clean, and the bar had a great selection of local beers which is always great!!

92% 30 June 2018
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Positive: Gastama Hostel in Lille France an excellent hostel. Negative: Gastama Hostel in Lille France an excellent hostel.

100% 27 June 2018
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Positive: This hostel is the nicest hostel I have ever stayed in! Beautifully presented, clean, spacious, safe, with a lovely kitchen and chill out area not...

100% 15 June 2018
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Positive: Staff was very friendly, accommodating, comfortable, good vibe. Negative: Construction near made it hard to reach property.

100% 08 June 2018
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Gastama is up there with the best hotels I've stayed at. Alexandra was at reception to offer a friendly welcome and check-in (which was appreciated after my...

100% 02 June 2018
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Stayed with child. Clean, facilities great for our needs, staff super helpful. Thank you!

88% 21 May 2018
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Positive: Perfect stay with a perfect location! Gastama was extremely clean and welcoming. The bar and lounge was a local hotspot and perfect place to hang...

88% 08 May 2018
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Positive: The hostel is really well located, only 10-12 min to the city centre and about 20 min to the train station. Plenty of bars/restaurants around. It...

100% 01 May 2018
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Super ambiance

100% 11 April 2018
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Clean, nice service, cosy bar

100% 09 April 2018
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Positive: Great location, very helpful staff, good food, good music. Good bicycle storage facilities. Negative: There should be a leaflet showing places to...

94% 23 March 2018
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Strongly recommend this hostel! This happened to be the only hostel I found in Lille, but the facilities are amazing. Very very comfy and clean bed, with...

97% 19 March 2018
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Enjoyed my stay here. The location is very close to the centre and attractions. I didn't take public transport at all as it was all walking distance. Stayed...

94% 02 March 2018
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friendly and nice staff, discounted food and drink !! i love that

100% 21 February 2018
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Stayed here just last week its a great hostel and it was my introduction to France and Lille. I couldn´t have asked for a nicer place to stay the staff and...

97% 19 February 2018
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Parfait top tip top !

96% 08 February 2018
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Positive: The place was very clean, the room big enough and the bed confortable. Friendly and kind staff, and a very nice environment. I would definetly...

92% 05 February 2018
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Positive: The bedroom was very comfortable, and the staff was great, location was also good. Negative: The bathroom, the smell was strange, they had one of...

92% 29 January 2018
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Positive: The staff were really nice and helpful when I checked in and throughout my stay. This was a good place to stay. Negative: At 12 the main room shuts...

97% 20 January 2018
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It was very nice but the bed didn't have curtains like in the picture...I was disapointed....:()

100% 19 January 2018
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Positive: Everything was perfect.

100% 14 January 2018
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94% 02 January 2018
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Hostel Gastama had an excellent location, excellent facilities, the staff were friendly and helpful and the beds were comfortable and warm. I recommend this...

100% 31 December 2017
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Very nice hostel, very good bar!!! Very well located and staff is very friendly :)

100% 17 December 2017
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My favourite hostel! People were so nice&helpful. The room was very nice. Will definitely stay again.

100% 14 December 2017
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Positive: Very nice bar attached to the hostel. Nice communal area and outdoor space. Nice room and bathroom.

100% 10 December 2017
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Its superrrr.. very good hostel..

89% 02 December 2017
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Hostel staff were very friendly and helpful. The location of the hostel was a little bit of a walk from the centre of time (about 15 minutes) but it was...

100% 29 November 2017
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Positive: Hostel is located in very nice part of the city and provides a lot of facilities including well equipped kitchen, laundry, bar. Staff is very...

100% 19 November 2017
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Great place to stay in Lille, although I was only here for a night. Good bar activities like poker and darts, great friendly staff and clean rooms. A little...

96% 13 November 2017
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Positive: The staff were incredibly accommodating about finding me a room within my budget when I arrived very late in he evening. The beds are very...

100% 12 November 2017
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Great music, drinks and atmosphere.

100% 09 November 2017
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one of the best hostel I ve stayed in France. beds are confortable and bathroom is clean. the breakfast sur le pouce is cheap and good. there is a modern...

100% 05 November 2017
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Very well-run hostel. Lovely welcoming staff and exceptionally clean kitchen. Good location

94% 22 October 2017
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Excellent location, central and close to city center and public transport, and especially very friendly staff! The rooms are spacious and en-suite, clean and...

100% 17 October 2017
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Just great, exactly what I've expected, and more. Damn, Why does people go to expensives hotel ? Thanks you guys !!!

100% 17 October 2017
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Positive: Very clean, confortable, location, kind staff, very well equiped kitchen, near to the market. Negative: the people who wake up early from others...

97% 13 October 2017
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Thank you to the staff for the nice Atmosphäre. I'll come again.

100% 07 October 2017
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The staff is really kind, the place is nice, the bar also has a grate atmosphere and in a grate location!

97% 30 September 2017
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This hostel is very conveniently located near the heart of the city. The staff is very friendly as they offered their guests free drinks at a certain time in...

97% 28 September 2017
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Great Hostel!!! very cool! I recommand this. If i must go to Lille, i take the same hostel! ;-)

94% 04 September 2017
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A great hostel in a nice location. On site bar and restaurants plus many nearby choices. Only 15 minutes walk to the centre square, 20 minutes to the train...

100% 29 August 2017
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Beautiful hostel !!!

94% 25 August 2017
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The large dorm rooms with plenty of space was great for comfort compared to alot of other hostels. The bar is actually really cool, and even better, once you...

100% 07 August 2017
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Positive: Easy to access Location, friendly staff, great bar area. Negative: -.

100% 23 July 2017
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Nice, clean

92% 19 July 2017
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Positive: Everything was great! Lille is wonderful!.

97% 11 July 2017
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Location in relation to the city was fine, getting to the hostel was challenging but other than that it was a wonderful place.

100% 09 July 2017
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Great location, staff and comfortable

100% 03 July 2017
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a year later... still fkn awesome

100% 02 July 2017
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Great beer

96% 26 June 2017
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Positive: Friendly and helpful staff, late check-in without any problem.

92% 16 June 2017
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Positive: Very good stay all the way around. Negative: Nothing.

100% 10 June 2017
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Positive: The bed was quite comfortable, and the kitchen was very good- there is also rice cooker!.

100% 04 June 2017
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Ambiance super cool!!!

90% 01 June 2017
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A long walk from the station & town but a nice one. Only stayed one night but wish I could have for longer, as both Lille itself and the hostel were very...

100% 28 May 2017
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Great beer selection. Super nice staff. Will definitely go again

89% 14 May 2017
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Great place, great staff, awesome bar, kitchen, lounge area. The only problem might be the noise sometimes. And a group of teenagers probably here on a...

97% 07 May 2017
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Great hostel very friendly and helpful staff.

92% 17 April 2017
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Positive: Helpful, friendly staff.

89% 15 April 2017
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Privacy curtains on the beds are a nice feature. The showers dont have any kind of temperature control, but it was surprisingly warm. You have to keep...

100% 12 April 2017
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Great hostel and staff

100% 28 March 2017
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Positive: The staff was very nice and we feel like home. The atmosphere is very cool and friendly.

100% 18 March 2017
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had a really fun evening there last night - thank god for the bar/beer. really friendly staff! will be back.

100% 15 February 2017
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Great place with a fantastic bar and lovely staff !

94% 06 February 2017
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Very nice staff and an awesome bar with occasional events. But always a nice place to spend an evening. The room was clean though a little too hot. The...

89% 05 February 2017
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Clean, secure, and brand new. Located a 20-mn walk from the Lille-Flandres station. The only mild criticism I would give is that the bar/restaurant is public...

94% 07 January 2017
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Excellent, friendly hostel, good food, warm beds, amazing wifi, lively atmosphere, staff understood my basic french, and spoke basic english. It was cheap,...

97% 06 January 2017
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Excelent staff, great facilities,!

89% 05 January 2017
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We had an awesome stay at Gastama. Didnt what to expect but enjoyed every minute of our visit to Lille and will definitely return to Gastama.

90% 09 December 2016
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This was a great hostel in a lovely location. The locals came to the bar each night too, so we were never searching for a fun place to go - we just went to...

96% 08 December 2016
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Positive: The staff there are so nice and friendly, they tried to understand my nationality as being a Hongkonger. There is a kitchen in the hostel which is...

100% 04 December 2016
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Super ambiance

97% 24 November 2016
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Had a really lovely stay for couple days at Gastama, made great friends and the staff were lovely too! Only thing is that the bar will be busy most nights so...

100% 16 October 2016
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Positive: It's really an hostel ambiance, which is exactly what i was looking for. It is well situated and staff is really friendly.

94% 16 October 2016
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It is good place for staying in Lille! It is close from centre ( about 15- 20 min). Clean and comfortable room! I have been staying during 5 days, and it was...

86% 01 October 2016
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Really lovely hostel in a nice part of Lille, highly reccomend

100% 25 September 2016
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Source Agoda

Nice hostel, great people, cool bar, best burgers, located between nise bars and restaurants in street. Go and explore... Staff was nice and helpful, clean...

92% 08 September 2016
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Positive: Excellent location. Very clean. Great atmosphere. Comfortable. Negative: Price was a bit steep. Also towels are 2 euros.

100% 30 August 2016
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Positive: The view, location free brownies for breakfast.

90% 17 August 2016
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I had a pleasant stay at this hostel and if I'm in Lille again would happily stay here agaim

100% 29 July 2016
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Clean, well located for the old part of Lille, wonderful staff, great bar attached. Would definitely go back.

92% 12 July 2016
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Positive: great bar and only a ten minute walk to the centre of lille, we had a private room for three which was comfortable enough for the price. we really...

94% 21 June 2016
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Excellent place to stay .great atmosphere and felt very safe. Good food and staff are very helpful. Would recommend this for anyone wanting to stay in lille....

100% 16 June 2016
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This is a great hostel, the staff are really friendly and helpful. Facilities are fantastic, everything you need and the bar has a great vibe with lots of...

97% 23 May 2016
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Large rooms, fantastic beds. This hostel measures up in all possible ways. It's not far from anything you may need and the attached bar brings a great...

100% 15 May 2016
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Really nice place and staff! Would recommend.

89% 24 April 2016
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The staff were extremely helpful and patient while I asked a million questions about Lille. The pillows and beds were comfortable, and the hostal is a fairly...

94% 05 April 2016
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Great hostel. A longer walk than usual from the city centre, but not too far, and a great way to see the city. Very close to the Citadel Park which is great...

71% 27 March 2016
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Positive: The big room,curtains on bed,storage,the pub is great,ideal to meet locals! Also,everything is super clean. Negative: The kitchen was very...

100% 19 March 2016
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Best place to stay .Amazing people and outstanding facilities.

100% 17 March 2016
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Positive: Everything is perfect there.

83% 15 March 2016
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Positive: 1. Location (15-20 mins walk from the station) 2. Cleanliness of accommodation.

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