I found a super nice hostel in Lille! More than a hostel, Gastama is also a bar located in a trendy street in the Old Lille where locals love to come for one (or more) drinks.
I drove to Lille for the final of the Davis Cup (tennis) Not to be in a rush in the morning, I decided to head to the French city the night before!
After a one and a half hour drive, I parked my car in a ZenPark parking place that I had booked in advance. It was my first time using ZenPark and I must admit I got a bit scared. I was expecting a huge public car park but after clicking on my app to open the door, I discovered only 2 parking spots at the end of a dark and empty private parking lot belonging to a big apartment building. Now that I checked their website closely, it’s clearly indicated: Our network is made up of partners (hotels, residential landlords, companies, car park operators, administrative buildings, etc.) that optimize the use of their places.
The price was extremely cheap though: 7€ from 8pm to 12pm!
I was now ready to walk to the hostel. The girl at the reception (inside the bar itself) was very nice. I received a very useful map of the city and a voucher for discounts on food and drinks.
On the night I arrived, they were having a rockabily night with some band playing live. Quite crowded, I had to fight a bit to reach the bar and ordered a nice cheese and charcuterie plate but very nice atmosphere!
I had booked a bed in an en-suite female dormitory. Not all beds were occupied. Only 30€ for one night. Nothing to complain about!
Maybe just don’t forget earplugs if you don’t want to hear the music from the bar 🙂
I didn’t have time to stay for long but the communal spaces looked very big and nice!
100% recommending this one whenever you are in Lille!
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2 thoughts on “Hostel Gastama (Lille) – Review”
Hello Emilie !
Merci beaucoup pour ce super article, on est ravis que tu aies passé un bon séjour à Lille et au Gastama !
Lors de ta venue, Lille fêtait également son festival Culture Bar-Bars, avec plein de concerts et d’évènements programmés un peu partout. Chez nous, c’était au groupe lillois des Spunnyboys de briller devant son public français. Nous te présentons nos excuses si cela a été un peu bruyant dans votre chambre car c’est d’habitude très calme 🙂
Au plaisir de recroiser ton chemin bientôt, et/ou d’accueillir tes amis et followers.
A bientôt et bonne année !
Olivia et toute l’équipe du Gastama
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Merci pour ton commentaire Olivia!
Pas de souci pour la musique: c’est normal de prendre des boules Quies quand on est en auberge, et surtout en dortoir 😉
Je repasserai avec plaisir 🙂