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20 Rue Droite, Nice, France

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701 Total Reviews
  • 71%Value For Money
  • 69%Security
  • 93%Location
  • 78%Staff
  • 67%Atmosphere
  • 61%Cleanliness
  • 59%Facilities

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Hostel is at located at a perfect location. The staff was very nice. I definitely recommend staying here.


very dirty place, no security, no privacy. nowhere to charge your phone or pc (2 socets for 14 beds!). 2 showers only without lock. the entry to the hostel is very shocking and makes you wanna leave the place immeditely. Below the hostel there is Irish pub with very loud music until morning hours. all in all I booked that hostel for 3 nights but left after first night. I found lovely hotel with better localization and fantastic facilities. I will never go there back or recomend the place.

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Hello Agata , I am very sorry you didn't like the Hostel , we are doing renovation and the reception will be one floor up and also there is small dorms upstairs but unfotunatly closed for now , If you live us the opportunity to come back we will upgraded to the small dorm and we will serve you the breakfast on the terrasse ,but for now we have only the 14 dorms open , Hope to see you again Best wishes Frank


When you first get there you're a little shocked since the hostel is located in a condo and there isn't a sign. The staff is really welcoming, they speak good English and take good care of you :) the sheets were very clean and the restroom was as well. The only little problem is that showers, toilet and sinks are in the same room so if someone is taking a shower and closes the door you can't use the toilet.


The building is quite old and there were no sheets on the bed.

  • 19th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Portugal
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Overall one of my least favourite hostels! There was almost no security, you can just buzz up into the hostel and they will let you in and the door to the room doesn't lock, while I was sleeping I overheard a staff member and client discussing if a man had followed them into the building. The hostel does give you a free small locker though. The reception is only from 9am-midnight and they staff is rarely at the desk during those hours. Only one bathroom with 2 showers and a toilet, no privacy.


Firstly, the owners of this hostel were very nice and very helpful. The location was great, right in the heart of old town. The one thing they do need is a common room for people to hang out. I know that they are in the middle of renovations so maybe it will come. My girlfriend and I paid for a private room and ended up having to stay in a whole other building. This wasn't too bad as we then got upgraded to our own apartment to make up for being so far away from the other facilities.


The owner (or deskworker) was super friendly. He was extremely knowledgable about nice area and can tell you exactly where to go. The kids that work at night were jerks and listened to their loud music all night while everyone was trying to sleep. It is in the best location. Right by the beach in old town. Close to everywhere you want to go.


I think it's just a place for sleeping. The bed is not very clean, and there are rats in the kitchen, what's more, the bathroom can't lock, and there is not hot water sometimes.

  • 23rd Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Taiwan
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


I've been traveling in many places around the world, but this is the worst hostel i've been stayed. You are sharing a room with 16 beds. Only one toillete, the door doesn't close at all, and sometimes no warm water on shower. Poor blankets, no towels, the breakfast sucks and and very poor security. There are only two plugs in the room for 16 people, it's a mess, if you could try another hostel, don't think about it.


Fantastic location right in the heart of the Old Town and near the beach which is where you want to be. The staff are soo friendly, and the rooms are big. Showers and bathroom are in great condition. I highly recommend this hostel, good vibes and chilled out atmosphere.

  • 11th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


I would never recommend this hostel!! It's so dirty!!! In the 5 days I stayed there, nobody cleanead the room where I stayed (8 persons). THERE WERE MICES EVERYWHERE!!! I told the guy at the reception and he told me that they had put poison for mices, and that he could do nothing, and that I had to wait to the owner the following day that he could change me to another bedroom with less mices!!!! I think this place shouldn't be allowed to receive people there!!!!!


Hostel has a great location in old town, if you are staying in double room you are located in a different building, 5 min away from the hostel, where breakfast is held. If you are planing to stay here be prepared for a low(er) standard(s), and slow responses. Both of our sinks were blocked, and they did not solve the problem while we were staying there, no matter the complaint.


get the private room. They have a great view and a little kitchenette.

  • 24th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Basic with a ridiculously small bathroom and v hot due to no air con. Excellent location and free internet access. Don't bother with the 'breakfast' (toast). In short, you get what you pay for. Not awful but not amazing


For a backPacker a little bit price but I guess that's what you can expect from nice. Fran was amazing, one of the best hostel staff members I have ever com across. All the random facts he knew and all the help he was willing to give.


Myself and m friend stayed at this hostel for 3 nights and were extremely disappointed. They had added an extra bed into our dorm which made it almost impossible for us to get on our top bunk. We had to shower in our bikinis because the door of the showers were see-through and upon departure, the man at reception refused to give me my deposit back and when I refused to take that as an excuse he started shouting and swearing at me and got very close to my face which, for a girl, is very evasive.

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