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Overview of L'Escale


Dunkirk beach hostel with restaurant

7.6/10 Good

147 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Laundry facilities
  • Restaurant
The price is AU$100
Price available on 31/10/2022
351 Avenue des Bancs de Flandre, Dunkirk, 59140
Main amenities
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Luggage storage
  • Limited hour front desk
  • TV in a common area
Feel at home
  • Cribs/infant beds (surcharge)
  • Private bathroom
  • Terrace
  • Laundry facilities
  • Elevator
  • Limited housekeeping

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Dunkerque Centre
  • Plopsaland De Panne - 31 min drive

Getting around

  • Ostende (OST-Ostend-Bruges Intl.) - 55 min drive
  • Dunkerque Rosendael Station - 5 min drive
  • Dunkerque Leffrinckoucke Station - 7 min drive
  • Grande-Synthe Station - 12 min drive

About this property


Hostel in the heart of Dunkerque Centre
A terrace, a library, and laundry facilities are just a few of the amenities provided at L'Escale. Be sure to enjoy French cuisine at the onsite buffet restaurant. Guests can connect to free WiFi in public areas.
You'll also enjoy perks such as:
  • Free self parking
  • Luggage storage, meeting rooms, and an elevator
  • Smoke-free premises and a TV in the lobby
  • Guest reviews give good marks for the convenient parking and central location
More conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with showers
  • Cribs/infant beds and limited housekeeping


English, French

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/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

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

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks available
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 86 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 5 PM - 8 PM
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas


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

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant

What to do

  • Beach nearby

Working away

  • Meeting rooms


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


  • 1 building/tower
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas


  • Braille/raised signage
  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Low-height counter/sink
  • Grab bar near toilet


  • English
  • French

Room amenities

Sleep well

  • Crib/infant bed (surcharge)

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only


  • Limited housekeeping

Special features


Onsite venue - This buffet restaurant specializes in French cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city and collected at the property. Exemptions or reductions might apply. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 1.49 per person, per night. This tax does not apply to children under 18 years of age.

Renovations and closures

The property is closed between November 1 and April 1.

Children & extra beds

  • Cribs/infant beds are available for an extra charge
  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.


This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 1000, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.

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

Frequently asked questions

Is L'Escale currently open?
The property is closed between November 1 and April 1.
How much does it cost to stay at L'Escale?
As of 2 Oct 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at L'Escale on 4 Oct 2022 start from AU$100, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at L'Escale?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at L'Escale?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at L'Escale?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at L'Escale?
You can check in from 5 PM - 8 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
Are there restaurants at or near L'Escale?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant that offers French cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Le Bako (9-min walk), O'Safran (9-min walk), and L'Iguane (11-min walk).
What's the area around L'Escale like?
L'Escale is located on the waterfront in Dunkerque Centre, a short 1-minute walk from Dunkerque Harbor and 14 minutes' walk from Malo Les Bains Beach. The local area is central and popular for its beaches.

Overall score and ratings






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Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Theresa, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

kazuhisa, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Incredibly noisy, otherwise decent hostel
Most things were as expected - low budget accommodation, good quality for price. What was unacceptable is the high noise by a group of kids. Late at night and early in the morning they were slamming doors, running around, yelling and banging at doors. The hostel should make the adults responsible for these kids aware that this is unacceptable for other guests. Due to, we barely got any shuteye which ruined an otherwise pleasant and very well located place.
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10/10 Exceptional

timothy, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Good place for an overnight.
Friendly helpful staff, its a little practical over comfort but I would definitely stay again.
Tom, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Nice hotel close to the docks
Sunny, 1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

This hostel is in a great location in-between the huge lovely beach and the old town. It has parking, which is a great bonus. The staff were really helpful and friendly. My only criticism was that the rooms were a bit tired. The bathroom could do with a paint job and better cleaning. Breakfast was a simple but lovely, with fresh pastries and excellent value. We liked the pool table and football. Overall, great value and we may stay again if in the area.
helen, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

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
1-night trip
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6/10 Good

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.
1-night family trip
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6/10 Good

Ok hotel.
Ok hotel in nice location.
Dean, 1-night trip
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