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20 Rue Droite, Nice, France

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758 Total Reviews
  • 72%Value For Money
  • 72%Security
  • 93%Location
  • 80%Staff
  • 67%Atmosphere
  • 65%Cleanliness
  • 61%Facilities

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An old lady from the staff woke me up in the middle of the night and asked me to switch the room. Apart from that everything was pretty amazing. Free WiFi. Free breakfast. Nice and friendly staff.


Good location, in front of a store to buy food, close to bars, restaurants, ect. Staff friendly and helpful. The doors of the showers are transparent, you can see everything from outside but they are two inside a room so is not that bad if you're shy. They have breakfast and night activities to go out.


Extremely well located hostel in the old part of town. The staff is very nice, good value for money, I would stay there again in the future. The bathroom was very clean but I thought it lacked privacy namely for the showers.


Yes, it is very cheap... But there are a lot of reasons why. If i will go back to Nice i wouldn't stay there.

  • 12th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


The place is shady. The cleaning lady is very rude! She yelled at me in the kitchen because she wanted me to leave so she could clean. When I decided that I was going to leave 20 minutes after checking in her and the manager refused to let me inside the dormitory to grab my bag because the floor was still a bit wet from her mopping. They said I had to wait 5 minutes.Unbelievable! I reserved a female dormitory but when I got there I was told it was under repair and had to sleep in a mixed dorm

  • 9th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


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.

Owner Comment (Hide)
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.

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