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Villa Saint Exupery Beach Reviews

6 Rue Sacha Guitry, Nice, France

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83%

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

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80%

I really appreciated the free breakfast! Lockers were a great idea. The doors were a bit of a pest until you got the hang of wriggling the handle on exactly the right angle, which some roommates never got the hang of, that was irritating. Otherwise, great.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Greetings from Villa st Exupery. Thanks for taking the time to write your review, we value the feedback we get from all our guests. We have lockers in every room and have never recieved any complaints before, so we will be checking into this unusual occurance. We hope you enjoyed the beautiful city of Nice and the French Riviera.

86%

We were a group of 7 people, and we had a great time! the location is ideal, and the staff's attention is pretty good!

  • 29th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Greetings from Villa St Exupery. It's nice to read that your group had an enjoyable stay at our hostel in Nice. It seems our staff played a part in that as we see you gave us 5 out of 5 for our staff. We think we've got a really great team here at the Villa. Our staff are very helpful, professional and friendly. We have a really multi national staff too so we have many different languages here, from Chinese to Spainish to English and more.

80%

We were put up in the building next to the main one which is a new addition but was not complete yet, One of the contractor was sleeping in the corridor! The room was almost finished but lacked shower curtain (water everywhere), skirting boards etc...The potential is there, we didn't mind but ask first. Overall, it's still a perfect location, excellent price and good atmosphere in the main building where the reception, bar, internet etc. are located.

  • 28th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (1 review)


89%

The only complaint I have is the bathroom in the room. One bathroom for 16 people isn't enough. Other than that it was a great place to stay.


100%

My friend and I stayed here one night and loved it! We were able to drop our luggage off in the morning before check in, and leave it in storage the next day so we could tour the city. Very large common area that is a great place to hang out and meet new people! Beds were comfortable and dorm rooms were very clean. Overall loved our stay!

  • 28th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Greetings from Villa St Exupery. It's nice to read that you guys had a good stay while in Nice. We hope you enjoyed the beauty of the French Riviera. We see you gave us 5 out of 5 for security.We have key card access to our hostel, to the floors, and to the rooms to ensure the safety of our guests.In the rooms we have lockers available to secure valuable itmes, we have CCTV cameras throughout our common areas, a nightwatch security guard and a secure luggage storage. We hope to see you again.

63%

A decent place to stay given its great location but the staff was not as helpful as I expected, I asked for a simple restaurant suggestion and the reception couldn't help me with a single suggestion! Their staff are travelers who decided to stay and exchange their services for accommodation (ads everywhere in the hostel). This would have been fine if they were better trained. The guy who cleaned our room made so many mistakes an smelled SO bad. I lucked out with good roommates.


91%

Great spot. RIght near the beach and Old Town. Helpful, knowledgable staff that keep their cool even when understaffed and busy as hell at the front desk. Good breakfast, energetic bar, and friendly clientele made for a positive experience for a solo traveler new to the hostel scene.

  • 27th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


83%

breakfast was good, room was comfortable, bathroom clean and in good condition, Wifi good, would recommend this hostel to others


100%

- I booked a last minute trip to Nice and found that Villa Saint Exupery was the the best out of all of them. - This was my first time staying in a hostel, also with a 10 bed mixed room - but there were no issues. Every roommate was awesomely nice, friendly and everyone just wants to be comfortable in their own atmosphere. - The town is small so you can easily see everything in a few days, including other surrounding cities. I missed the walking tour (Wed & Sat only) but did scuba diving!!

  • 24th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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Greetings from Villa St Exupery. We see you gave us 5 out of 5 for cleanliness. We know how important a clean hostel is to travellers, and so we work very hard each day to maintain high standards of cleanliness in our hostel. We see you gave us 5 out of 5 for Ambiance too. Practically all our guests are young, friendly backpackers and we have great common areas for all these people to hang out, meet each other and have fun in. We have a great bar,a free table tennis room, TV room and more.

91%

Loved the hostel! Free breakfast and cheap bar and especially happy hour and free pasta were big plus. The staff was very friendly and they let us stay before and after our check in/out. The common area was nice, easy place to meet new people. Big hostel with many floors but still the staff made you felt unique and the athmosphere was welcoming. I definetely recommend this place! It looks like fancy place but they accept you the way you are. I would go again anytime.


94%

Well located and very friendly staff. The only one bathroom in the 10-bed mixed room was a weddy adventure, but don't worry, just go downstairs. There are good showers in front of the gym. The airconditioner is a bit noisy and the only window was not ment to be open. But the hostel is worth to be and his restaurant is a big meeting point

Owner Comment (Hide)
Greetings from Villa St Exupery. We see you gave us 5 out of 5 for ambiance. we have a great bar here at the hostel, which has the best prices in Nice for beers, only €1 a pint between 6pm and 7 pm! We have televised sports in our bar and live music and party's on the weekends. With over 200 beds at our hostel, our bar gets to have a really lively vibe during the summer. We see you gave us 5 out of 5 for location. We're just a few minutes walk from the beautiful Mediterranean coast.

83%

A nice place. However, living in a hostel sometimes require some luck, and the most important thing is not the hostel's facilities but the roommates...:( There is a kitchen, but all the dishes need to be washed by the users by themselves, so U can imagine.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Greetings from Villa St Exupery. While we do appreciate our guests washing up after themselves, we know that it is not always done. So during the evening, we have staff who wash the dishes used during the day to make sure they are clean for the following day. We see you gave us 5 out of 5 for our location. We really couldn't be better placed. We are right next to the central city square, only a few minutes walk from the beach and the 17th century old town of Nice.

97%

-My bed sheet has stains on it and look pretty dirty. There is only one toilet in the bath room which include two shower and the sink. So if someone use the toilet no one can use the shower.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Greetings from Villa St Exupery. We apologise for the stain on your sheet. We dispose of any sheets like this that are found in our laundry. We will be checking our laundry again to make sure there are no more sheets like this one within our laundry system. All our rooms are ensuite, but should anybody find the facilities occupied, we have more showers and toilets available throughout our common areas.

63%

This review is going to be a bit skewed in the negative direction - my friend and I stayed in a section of the hostel that was being added on to the main building, and the renovation was far from complete. The staff was very helpful and I'm sure that once the renovations are complete, this hostel will be great.

  • 19th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

We had a problem with the bathroom insiste the room, because the floor got full of water. We called the staff and they said they would go clean but never did, so we had to use a waterful bathroom for 2 days, then it was check out. In spite of that, the stay was great! Just whatch out more carefully about the issues that will come by...

  • 17th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Greetings from Villa St Exupery. We apologise for the water on the floor of your bathroom. This should have been dealt with immediately, however, all our rooms are cleaned everyday, so at the very latest, this usually would have been dealt with the day after. Nice to see that in spite of that problem you guys had a great stay. We hope you enjoyed our beutiful city and the surrounding areas as much as we do.

97%

Very nice big hostel, with a great party atmosphere and good drink deals too.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Greetings from Villa

94%

Great place. Staff were extremely helpful - there was a mix up with my booking at the beginning, which meant I would have to change rooms between nights, but one of the guys went out of his way to sort it out for me, thank you! The bar is a great place to meet people, and has a lovely barman. Great location. I was in a 3 bed ensuite dorm and the shower leaked all over the floor, but not a real problem.


94%

Very nice, clean, and secure. Excellent staff.


74%

I stayed at villa for 2 nights, and it was fine - felt safe and rooms were nice enough, however it was a bit shabby (bathrooms) and the common areas were spread out so not the best opportunities to meet people. Free breakfast was amazing though!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Greetings from Villa St Exupery. We have lots of common areas for our guests to enjoy. We have a table tennis room, a gym area, a sauna, a TV room, a bar area and internet cafe area. We have over 200 beds here at the Villa and there are usually plenty of people around to meet and chat to. Especially in our bar, which has the lowest prices in Nice! Only €1 for a beer between 6pm and 7pm. €2.50 after 7pm. We have live music on the weekends too and our bar is usually full for these nights.

89%

Great hostel experience!


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