Hostels in Lille, France

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Get to know Lille (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Lille. To help you make friends with Lille before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Lille -- with its quaint pedestrian shopping center, plethora of things to do during the day, and a great nightlife to boot -- is definitely worth a stop for a few days at most. It has a small-city feel with plenty to do and is a terrific stopover on the way to Belgium. The city is small enough to get around on foot with little difficulty; if walking isn't for you, they have a small metro and terrific bus system. There is a considerable amount of shopping available on pedestrian streets -- the streets are buzzing with locals. If you are looking for something free to do, the zoo is pretty great -- it has everything from zebras and pandas to a reptile house. The old part of town has a lot of character, with small boutiques and cafes. The pubs are very reasonably priced and there are plenty of discos as well.

There isn't much in the way of hostels in Lille -- what exists is about a fifteen-minute walk from the train station; it's out of the center of town a bit but that's ok, because the town isn't too big.

Beware that while Lille has some homeless beggars, which can detract from the vibe of the city, it is still worth a visit, especially if you are looking for a more genuine French experience -- it is not too touristy. With plenty to do at reasonable prices, Lille is a great place for someone looking to try great French cuisine and enjoy a city with character.

FAQ about Lille Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Lille. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Lille. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

A hostel in Lille costs on average $32 for a dorm. A hostel in Lille with private rooms costs on average $124. shows all 2 Hostels in Lille. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay. compares prices for 2 hostels in Lille, France. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Lille such as
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Gastama - The People Hostel is the best rated hostel for partying in Lille.

It offers: Pub Crawls, Bar.

Your Packing List for Lille

Your Packing List for Lille

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Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Lille and France.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

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Lille Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Lille, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
2 Total number of hostels
$32 Average dorm price
$124 Average private room price
$31 Cheapest hostel in Lille
2 Party hostels in Lille
Gastama - The People Hostel is the best rated
8.5 Average rating of all hostels

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