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Villa Saint Exupery Beach Reviews

6 Rue Sacha Guitry, Nice, France

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82%

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2187 Total Reviews
  • 75%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 95%Location
  • 83%Staff
  • 83%Atmosphere
  • 75%Cleanliness
  • 81%Facilities

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63%

Ignored at reception by staff member so ended up waiting ages to get checked in. Bed was very comfortable but the bathroom was disgusting, neither I nor another girl who was in the room would shower there. Poor value for money as I paid extra to be in an ensuite room. Would not recommend.

  • 15th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


54%

The hostel is pretty old and for that price you expected a lot more. The kitchen is dirty and they don't have great cocking utensils if you want to do your lunch/dinner by yourself. The breakfast is just toast and cereals and some juice but thats it. The furniture is old and the beds are shaky and loose. Also our 14-bed-room was going to the street and it was so loud!!! For the money we expected a bit more.....50€ for a 14-bed-room per night and person for this hostel....nothing more to say!


37%

Not worth the price, too expensive, and not very clean. Very noisy also.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Greetings from Villa St Exupery. We regret that you were disatisfiedwith your stay at our hostel.You stayed in one of our private rooms for one night, which are our highest priced rooms. We also have lots of other cheaper options available in the hostel. All our rooms are kept very clean. Our staff clean the rooms thoroughly everyday, after which they are checked by management to ensure standards are maintained. Should any problems with cleanliness be noticed, they are dealt with immediately.

83%

So expensive for what you receive, you are paying for the location

Owner Comment (Hide)
Greetings from Villa St Exupery. Our prices are higher in summer time than in winter time.Our clients benefit from a wide range of free and low priced services once they are at the hostel. We have a free eat as much as you like breakfast, free internet computers, free wifi everywhere, a free Gym to use,a play for free table tennis, a free city walking tour, free luggage storage, free tea and coffee all day,wash and dry all your laundry for just 7 euor beers in the bar for 1 euro and more.

94%

A great place to stay, right in the centre and only a 5 minute walk to the beach. Staff were great apart from the american(?) guy on the front desk who seemed to not really give a damn. The rest were absolutely great. The bar was fun and the rest of the facilities are excellent. I definitely recommend this place!


57%

getting to the iron board required me to exit the hotel and going into the basement of the next building, no easy access. While ironing, an impolite young Englishman suggested that I "find a girl to do that for you" even thought I had never met that indivudual in my life. The hotel part used to be "Hotel Carlyna", only now it is more expensive. There's some new paint and new carpeting, but the air conditioner is insufficient for August.

  • 9th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Sweden
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Geetings from Villa St Exupery. Thanks for taking time to write your review. Sorry to see your were not very happy. It's true, the entrance to our private rooms is next to the hostel entrance in the building next door. All our facilities are in the hostel building, like our great bar, TV room, Table tennis, Gym and Sauna, free internet computers, free breakfast etc etc. It's unfortunate that another guests made a comment you did not like, however, we accept no responsibilty for that.

91%

In mixed dorms showers and toilet were in common. When someone having shower it tooks a lot of time, because people changes their clothes there after shower too.


91%

Fantastic hostel! Really good breakfast. They offer activities outside of what regular hostel do which is awesome. Perfect location for exploring Nice.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Greetings from Villa St Exupery. Really nice to read your review. We really appreciate it when people who have a great time here take a moment to write a review. We do have some great activities on offer, like canyoning, sailing and scuba diving, which can make unforgettable memories. Keep the positive vibe going for the rest of your trip, we hope it's as enjoyable as your stay on the French Riviera!

86%

Solid hostel. Excellent location about 5 minutes walk to the beach. My dorm room was nice enough and quiet considering how many guests there must be. The rooms have lockers. They also have a downstairs locker-room that is really handy for when you check out in the morning but don't want to haul your stuff everywhere on your last day. Breakfast was fine, considering it's free. You wash your own dishes, which isn't hard but makes me think the dishes can't be that clean considering the gross sponge

Owner Comment (Hide)
Greetings from Villa St Exupery. Lovin' the tag 'Solid hostel'! Thanks heaps for the review. We believe we have the best location of any other hostel in Nice. 5 minutes from the beach, the old town, 1 minute from the tram stop and the main city square. We appreciate the positive comments. We do ask our guests to help out and rinse their own dishes, however, after the guests have rinsed them, we put all our dishes through the dishwasher which sterilises them.

83%

Huge bathroom, room great size as well. The lift was broken while I was there which sucked because I had to drag my 20kg bag up 3 flights of stairs. Apart from that it was great. Free tea and coffee was nice, as was the included breakfast - some nice cereals to choose from, better than other hostels I'd stayed in. Also the bar in the evening was going off!

  • 4th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


86%

Close to everything. Small communal kitchen that isn't open during dinner time and you couldn't do your own laundry, they do it for you- you have to pay the same amount whether you just wash or wash and dry. good continental breakfast. Excellent service in that the bar staff and people that come around at breakfast and help you to work out what to do for the day. Front desk are mostly good, some are a little rude. Had a double room, pretty good. Extras: canyoning


54%

no window in the room...

  • 4th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Switzerland
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Greetings from Villa st Exupery. Thanks for taking the time to write your review. It seems you were allocated to the one room which has a window giving onto the inside of the hostel. All other rooms throughout our hostel have windows which give on to the outside. We hope you choose to stay with us again should you visit Nice in the future so you can experience the high standard of the rest of our rooms. All our rooms have free lockers, air conditioning, ensuite bathrooms and comfy beds.

83%

Great Location, atmosphere,

  • 4th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Guatemala
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Greetings from Villa St Exupery. We see you enjoyed the atmosphere at our hostel. It's all the great, young backpackers we have staying with us every night which make our atmosphere so good. Our bar is a great focal point too for everyone to meet and party. We have cheap prices too, with beers from €1 and there is regular live music aswell. For those wanting to chill though, we have a TV room with comfy couches in or a Gym and table tennis for the more sporty.

89%

The location is perfect! Probably the best hostel in Nice.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Greetings from Villa st Exupery. Thanks for the positive comments. Brilliant tag line for us 'Probably the best hostel in Nice' Enjoy the rest of the journey.

83%

Great hostel in a great location. More expensive but only because it's in Nice. Quite social. Bar is hood and love the common room with movies playing whenever you want.


71%

For the price the private rooms were not up to scratch. The bathroom was not nice and the bedroom was bare-bones.

  • 2nd Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


91%

This is my second stay at VSE and I still think that the atmosphere can't be beat! However, the facilities could be improved a bit. I personally didn't have any problems in my 16 person room. It was clean and I always felt safe, but I heard that some rooms were not up to par and possibly in the middle of construction. It looks like they're updating the hostel (there's a new bar since the last time was there) but the residence area is falling a bit behind.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Greetings from Villa St Exupery. Really nice to hear that you are a returning guest and you think the atmosphere at our hostel cannot be beaten. Our bar is alot to do with that. It's open until late (2pm) and has low priced drinks to suite the backpacker budget. In fact, we think it's the cheapest bar in Nice! Our large common areas along with the many cool backpackers who use those areas also helps out too. We hope to see you again next time round.

86%

Excellent atmosphere and facilities. Loved the bar with the happy hour beers and cocktails. Although the menu is simple, the food is great and so quick! The staff were on the whole quite friendly and helpful, although once or twice they seemed to lack knowledge about Nice. My room was spacious and fairly clean, loved that I had a bath as well as a shower....! Walking tour from the hostel was also very good.


80%

Great location. Rooms, bathroom and beds were fine. Bathroom leaked into the room, but that has more to with a**holes who can't use shower curtains. Breakfast is standard. Nothing special, especially considering the price

  • 31st Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


94%

Probably the best hostel i have ever been to! Great Location and awesome atmosphere. We met nice people and had a lot of fun in nice. The staff is really very helpful and friendly. The bar and the little Restaurant is great. They do your laundry for 7€ in less then 24 hours. They help to plan your acactivities during your stay and offer a great walking tour (for free) with a picnic. All in all : We LOVED our stay here, would totally recommend it!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Greetings from Villa St Exupery. Thanks for the amazing review and all the positive vibes. All the staff thank you too for the praise. We hope to see you return and stay with us again on your next visit to the beautiful city of Nice!

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