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Villa Saint Exupery Beach Reviews

6 Rue Sacha Guitry, Nice, France

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83%

Rating
2121 Total Reviews
  • 78%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 95%Location
  • 83%Staff
  • 83%Atmosphere
  • 76%Cleanliness
  • 81%Facilities

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63%

The localisation was great but unfortunatelly the room was dirty, partucularly the bathroom. Furthermore, the window was broken and can't be closed.

  • 26th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Greetings from Villa St Exupery. Thanks for the feedback. We will make sure our maintenance team makes the necessary reapirs to the broken window.

80%

The hostel's location makes getting around on foot quite easy. The staff was helpful, and the rooms were clean, as was the rest of the place. I really liked the extra showers and toilets in the gym area. Over all, a nice place to stay.


86%

The room I had only had one working outlet for 6 people. The reception desk staff could be more friendly. It almost feels like they go out of their way to be unfriendly. One guy did the walking tour and was so nice and then the next day at the desk he was just rude. And when I mentioned I was in the tour he became friendlier. Made no sense. Just be nice to people...you work at a hostel where it is your job to be hospitable. Overall a nice/clean place. Food decent and the cook is so nice!


89%

The closeness to the beach and bars was certainly a plus. However, I liked the atmosphere (and the bar) at the Villa Exupery Gardens more. The rooms were very clean and spacious.

  • 23rd May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


77%

It was a quite pleasant stay. Close to the city centre & beach. Bed was nice and comfortable. However, we had no window in our room and because of that the air conditioning was on all day and night due to lack of air circulation (and it was not even that warm outside). The staff was sympathetic, yet a little bit uninterested in confronting guests about various issues. NB Friday night stay may be a sleepless night (as it was for me) due to loud music and bass!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Greetings from Villa St Exupery. It's good to read that your stay was a pleasant one. We see you gave us 5 out of 5 for our location. We are located right next to the main city square, only 30 seconds from the nearest tram stop, 2 minutes walk to the beach and the 17th century old town of Nice where all the bars and nightlife are. We apologise for not giving your concerns the attention they needed. Generally we are responsive to all our guests with any concerns they have.

100%

Villa Saint was an amazing place to stay right near the beach and the old historic part of town. Fantastic staff and an amazing atmosphere! Would definitely recommend this place! I'll be back!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Greetings from Villa St Exupery. We really have got a fantastic crew of staff here at the Villa. They all work hard and play hard! We look forward to seeing you and your friends again on your return.

97%

it was very social in the common areas and at the same time the rooms were quiet for sleeping. beds and bathrooms are clean, spacious and nice. they have good wifi and computers. staff was very nice. they let me store my luggage for the day after I checked out th at morning. they get very busy in the morning but the wait time for reception nip wasn't too long when I checked in and out. overall recommend it

Owner Comment (Hide)
Greetings from Villa St Exupery. Thanks for recommending us to other backpackers. We understand that a good nights sleep is important to weary travellers, so we made sure our beds are the best we could get. We get many comments about how comfortable our beds are, and it's true, we can say from experience that you get a hell of a great nights sleep in them! We see you gave us 5 out of 5 for atmosphere. Our hostel bar is full of young backpackers everynight, which makes the fun and social vibe.

60%

a great hostel in general with facility, tours, atmosphere; but it's very expensive. I stayed in 6 bed mixed dorm, it was quite small, not enough space for luggages. Staff are very friendly, even though it's a busy hostel, they all try to help. But guess south of France is all expensive, if you want to come to Nice, this one is good enough for the purpose.


83%

Communal bathrooms not cleaned frequently enough but the staff are excellent and so are the facilities. Great wifi and great drinks prices at happy hour (6 to 8). Ping pong table is good and has a gym!! Had a great time here, would stay again!


63%

Great location, but the hostel itsself is much better at the Gardens location.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Greetings from Villa St Exupery. We have two great hostels in Nice, Villa St Exupery Gardens, and Villa St Exupery Beach. Some people prefer the Beach hostel and others the Gardens, but both have all the same great services avaialble to our guests.

91%

Nice Place a nd good people!

  • 21st May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Greetings from Villa St Exupery. That's what it's all about here, a great place with great people. We have a really good team of staff here at the Villa, who work hard to ensure everyone staying at our hostel has the best possible stay. We see you gave us 5 out of 5 for our cleanliness. Our staff are in every room, everyday, cleaning thoroughly to make sure our guests are comfortable. All our common areas are kept clean and tidy too so everyone has a nice place to relax and take it easy.

83%

Bathroom in 10-person room had a broken pipe leaking onto the floor and wasn't very clean. Definitely a party hostel so be prepared for a lot of noise and a stale beer smell in the breakfast room.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Greetings from Villa st Exupery. We apologise for the leaking pipe. Unfortunately the broken pipe was something beyond our control, however it has now been fixed by our maintenance team. We see you gave us 4 out of 5 for atmosphere. We have a very lively bar area, full every night of young backpackers. On the weekends especially the party is big here at Villa St Exupery.

89%

Good clean hostel with a nice breakfast, nicely located. 2 loud extremely drunk guys in my room every night though.

  • 20th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
We understand that sometimes staying in a dormitory can be a lottery. However, we have a night security guard working during the night to make sure all our guests are safe and to deal with any problems of noise at night. We see you gave us 5 out of 5 for our location. We're located right next to the main city square, only two minutes walk from the beach. You gave us 5 out of 5 for our staff too. We have a great team of staff here who are working hard to make sure our guests have a great stay.

94%

This is probably the best hostel in nice if you are looking for clean, comfortable and well located accommodation. Having stayed in three separate places in Nice (one of which was the gardens hostel) I would recommend this as the best. We stayed in a 16 bed dorm which was clean and comfortable - my only criticism is the price, we paid a ridiculous amount for staying in a dorm that large, so if you aren't too concerned with location or atmosphere you are likely to find a cheaper place elsewhere

Owner Comment (Hide)
Greetings from Villa St Exupery. It's cool that you have wrote in your review that we are the best hostel in Nice, especially because it's from somebody who has tried other places. We see you gave us 5 out of 5 for cleanliness. We're cleaning all our rooms and common areas everyday, allday, to make sure you guys have a comfortable stay. We see you gave us 5 out of 5 for our location too. All sights, bars, restauants and transport are within close proximity to our hostel.

80%

Wifi was really bad and didn't work if you were in an upstairs room. Hot water ran out twice. Other than that it was really good, breakfast was decent and the staff were really helpful with day trip ideas.

  • 19th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for the feedback. We are looking into the problem with the wifi and will be contacting our supplier to make necessary repairs. Apologies for the hot water going off. There was a problem with the boiler which has now been fixed by engineers. We see you gave us 4 out of 5 for our staff. All our staff are very knowledgable about the area.We try and make sure that our guests get the maximum form their stay by giving them the lowdown on what to see and how to get there.

51%

It's not possible to have the bedroom before 15 p.m. because different people cleaned the room between 10 a.m. and 15 p.m. The staff only speak English, no French! The breakfast it's good with nice atmosphere and the wifi works! But they didn't give towels and soap! The bedrooms are new and not finish yet so it's very noisy at the morning! Good location next to the big place front of the beach!

  • 19th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
We have alot of guests check in and out of the hostel everyday, more often than not over 100 people, and our house-keeping team work hard to get the beds and rooms ready as soon as possible. This may mean some rooms and beds are not ready until our check-in time. However, often rooms are ready earlier and we are always prepared to check guests in early if the rooms are ready. All our recepetion team speak French, towels are available with a deposit and soap dispensers are in every room.

83%

Great atmosphere, plenty of helpful staff around. Top hostel !

Owner Comment (Hide)
Greetings from Villa st Exupery. Thanks for giving us the rating of 'Top hostel' ! It's rewarding for us to read that you had a great time time while staying with us. You obviously tried out our lively bar and our ideas for great day trips. We hope to see you again on your next visit to the south of France.

83%

Good experience, wish we could have done our own laundry though. I also wish that there was more than one toilet per 16 person room.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Greetings from Villa st Exupery. Nice to read that your experience was a good one. Our laundry service is available to all our guests for just €7 and is very popular. We do all the laundry for our guests, so they can enjoy the day while we do the work. However, should guest wish to do their own laundry it is possible as there is a laundry mat near the hostel. It is more expensive than our price however.

97%

best hostel i've stayed. simply brilliant. would definitly visit again.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Greetings from Villa St Exupery. Thankyou very much for your kind words. Our team works very hard to make the hostel the best we can for our guests, and alot of that work is unseen by our guests. Reading reviews like yours really makes all the work worthwhile. We look forward to seeing you again on your next visit. We hope the rest of your voyage is amazing too.

51%

Very dirty rooms, not cleaned after complaints had been made.

  • 16th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Greetings from Villa St Exupery. It seems your expectations were not met, even after your concerns were raised to our team. We seem to have fallen short of our usual high standards with regards to your stay and we apologise for that. We hope you still enjoyed the beautiful city of Nice and hope you will stay with us again and give us another opportunity to demonstrate the true standards of Villa St Exupery.

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