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Overview of L'Escale


3.7/5 Good

Guests rated this property 4.0/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Restaurant
  • Business services
  • Laundry

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
351 Avenue des Bancs de Flandre, Dunkirk, 59140

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationPlace of Contemporary Arts and Action9 min walk
  • Popular LocationMalo Les Bains Beach14 min walk
  • Popular LocationDunkerque Kursaal14 min walk
  • AirportOstende (OST-Ostend-Bruges Intl.)48 min drive

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About this area


Located in Dunkirk, L'Escale is in the entertainment district and on the waterfront. Dunkerque Harbor and Dunkerque Golf are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those looking for area attractions can visit Port Museum and Plopsaland De Panne. Guests appreciate the hostel's central location.

What's nearby

  • Place of Contemporary Arts and Action - 9 min walk
  • Malo Les Bains Beach - 14 min walk
  • Dunkerque Kursaal - 14 min walk
  • Port Museum - 20 min walk
  • Dunkerque Belfry - 6 min drive

Getting around

  • Dunkerque Leffrinckoucke Station - 7 min drive
  • Ostende (OST-Ostend-Bruges Intl.) - 48 min drive


  • Le Grand Large - 2 min walk
  • Sushi Kyo - 10 min walk
  • L'Iguane - 11 min walk
  • Le sicilien - 12 min walk
  • Le sicilien - 12 min walk

About this property


Beach Dunkirk hostel in Dunkerque Centre with free parking
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free hostel has laundry facilities and a library. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a TV in a common area. This hostel has 86 rooms. Limited housekeeping is available.
L'Escale offers 86 forms of accommodation. Bathrooms include a shower. Housekeeping is provided on a limited basis.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Gives staff personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks available
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Food and drink

  • 1 restaurant

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities


  • Lift
  • Library

Guest services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Housekeeping (limited)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French

Business services

  • Meeting rooms


  • Terrace


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Braille signage
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • In-room accessibility
  • Low-height worktop and sink
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Shower

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Check-in from 5 PM - 8 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from June 1 2021 to October 1 2021 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)
  • Fitness facilities
The property is closed between 17 October and 12 June.

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Payment types at the property

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 0.66 per person, per night, up to 20 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 18 years of age.

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/infant beds
This property accepts Visa, Mastercard and American Express; cash is not accepted

Property is also known as

L'Escale Hostel Dunkerque
L'Escale Hostel
L'Escale Dunkirk
L'Escale Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
L'Escale Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Dunkirk
L'Escale Dunkirk
L'Escale Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
L'Escale Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Dunkirk

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 30 out of 130 reviews
5 - Excellent 23%
Rating 4 - Good. 60 out of 130 reviews
4 - Good 46%
Rating 3 - Okay. 24 out of 130 reviews
3 - Okay 18%
Rating 2 - Poor. 6 out of 130 reviews
2 - Poor 5%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 10 out of 130 reviews
1 - Terrible 8%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
It's a budget hotel. Often with lots of groups. It is very clean with really comfortable beds. Breakfast was nice and well organised in light of Covid
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2020

3/5 Okay

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Disliked: Amenities
The hotel was in a perfect location with parking. The room was spacious. There was no TV. The hotel lists "free wifi" as an amenity, but the wifi was limited to the lobby only. Even in the lobby we had difficulty connecting. The shower was like those you find on the beach-no shower head, just a hole the water comes out of...and we had to keep pushing the "on" button to keep water. It would shut off every 30 seconds or so otherwise.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2019

3/5 Okay

Liked: Staff & service
Ok hotel.
Ok hotel in nice location.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2019

1/5 Terrible

Travelled with partner
Disliked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Nothing much it was a hostel full of noisy people and false advertising by the property Wi fi was not in the bedroom as advertised It was hit and miss as to whete you got it and for how long. Floor in the room was cold and dismal no carpet etc.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2019

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Clous to the beach issy too find good and Nice working People
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2019