Hostel Meyerbeer Beach



Hostelz.com's Review

Hostel Meyerbeer Beach is a very social hostel in a privileged location in Nice, less than two hundred meters from the beach, with a very friendly and helpful staff, but with a number of points to improve.

The Location

The location is probably the highlight of this hostel. It is only fifteen minutes from the airport by bus, and only ten minutes from the main train station by walking. The directions given by the hostel are not so clear, because the street Meyerbeer is not so visible -- it's two streets after the famous Negresco Hotel, on the second block when walking from the beach. The hostel building has no parking space, but spots are available in some streets nearby.

Rooms and Bathrooms

The rooms are on the first and the second floors of an old building -- there is an elevator in the building, but it doesn't give access only to these floors. This is bad for those who are carrying heavy luggage. There are nineteen rooms that fit one to eight people, all of them with their own bathrooms, and there is an extra bathroom in the first floor, close to the common space, for those who are in a hurry. Mattresses are in a bad condition, generally speaking. The lockers are small (don't fit a mid-size bag), and the guest must bring an own lock.

One big problem is the weird smell in the second floor, both in the corridor and in the bathrooms -- for some non-explained reason, there is a smell of sewer in these locations, and in order to disguise it, an automatic air-freshener spray is placed there, without success (it seems actually that the sewer smell is reinforced). So this is a very negative point for this hostel. The bathroom is small, but with enough space for placing clothes, soap, and shampoo in the shower area (though on the floor). Linen and a towel are provided, but the towel doesn't seem really clean.

Common Spaces

There is a common kitchen, in which many guests cook their food, and also where breakfast is served. This kitchen is connected to a "living room," with a big LCD-TV with many cable channels, a DVD player (with several titles available for watching), a reasonable amount of tables and chairs, a sofa, some books, and some tourism guides. Right in front of the reception there are three computers with internet that can be used for free. Wi-fi is also available all around the hostel, for free. Two or three nights per week there is a small party in the hostel, with wine and some snacks for free. It's a good opportunity to socialize, since most guests will be there. In social terms, this hostel is very good, because all the common spaces are integrated in a big single room, so everyone sees everyone.


If you just want to party and meet new people and are not worried about weird smells or not-very-comfortable beds, this hostel is made for you, given the many occasions for socializing and the location close to all means of transportation and the beautiful beach of Nice. If you also want to sleep comfortably, some other place may be a better choice.
by Vinicius Tragante
Hostelz.com Staff Reviewer
October 2011


(Location is approximate. You may need to pan/move to find "Hostel Meyerbeer Beach" at 15 rue Meyerbeer.)


15 rue Meyerbeer, Nice, French Riviera, France
43.696337, 7.260689
None (if you know the URL of their website, tell us and we'll add it)
hotelmeyerbeer@gmail.com, meyerbeerhotel@aol.com
+33 (0)493803072 or +33 (0)6 10057270
+33 (0)4 93 82 09 25
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Hostelz.com Guest Reviews

Great, great, great!
Stay here! There is no doubt at all that this is the best hostel on the French Riviera!
Amazing location, facilities, and staff
Hostel Meyerbeer Beach is one of the most secure and friendly places I've stayed. It's an extremely clean hostel with a welcoming staff. The location is incredibly easy to find (despite the convenient airport shuttles being on strike that week), and it's a short walk to the beach! Towels are included with the hostel, and get washed when needed as well. Very clean bed, quick wifi (even from my room, although I was on the first floor). There was fresh coffee, a selection of pastries, and yogurt offered for breakfast -- so that was great as well. Breakfast runs until 11, which is unusual for most hostels I've encountered in Europe. My room (8 bed mixed) had a small fridge, and the kitchen in the common area was fully stocked. In the evenings there are two sets of code-access doors, as well as each room had its own lock. The hostel offers lockers in the room. I felt very comfortable with the entire hostel, and the staff were always more than willing to help.
Age 22, USA
Nice place, near beach, small hostel
I had a very pleasant stay here, they arrange walking tours, pub crawls, other activities. The whole place is renovated, modern, everything you need. I stayed in a 4 bed dorm with bathroom. The room was tidy and a good size. The lockers were very basic and I wouldn't bother using them. The communal area is very small but relative to the size of the hostel. Kitchen is brand new and nice to use but small also. Breakfast is provided but its quite minimal. It's basically a few packaged cakes, yoghurt, tea and coffee.
Age 23, Australian
Great value, great location, great staff.
I stayed 3 nights at the hostel. The staff at Mayerbeer are excellent. Louis, Luke and the other staff are more than happy to help and have a sound knowledge of Nice and the surrounding areas. We did the free walking tour with Katerina and it was an awesome introduction to the city. I will definitely stay again next time I visit Nice.
Age 25, Aotearoa, New Zealand
Greatest hostel ever!
Good staff, good time, not so far away from the beach, free towels, good food, free stuff for swimming! Very clean! The are cleaning room every day! Hostels stuff can help you in any cases!
Age 23, Russian
Very good
Good location (close to the beach); Nice newly furnished rooms; Clean (everyday cleaning); Friendly and helpful staff; Towels, beach mats, and umbrellas provided (so you don't need to buy all of that by yourself!); Very nice breakfasts; Common room is a bit too small though.
Great Location, Mediocre Hostel
Meyerbeer Beach is perfectly situated about a fifteen-minute walk from the SNCF train station and five minutes to the beaches. They also provide beach mats, which are essential because the beaches are rocky. The room we stayed in was spacious, with a fan and a good-sized balcony. The bathroom was decently clean. There was even a kitchenette in our room, although we didn't use it. Also, the tv played British CNN which was nice. Nonetheless, they lack some of basics that make a great hostel. The staff was not particularly friendly or welcoming, the common area was very small, there were only two computers (one of which was not working at the time), no breakfast, and the reception is not twenty-four hours. So, while it isn't an amazing hostel, I would still recommend staying here because the prices are good and you really can't beat the location.
  Great location!!! We paid to be in two six-person rooms and ended up in four-person rooms. And one night were given a single room for the two of us (myself and my best friend) I don't know about the big rooms but these were great. The four-person room had a beautiful balcony and the room was a nice size with a decent bathroom. The single room was nice and spacious but the bathroom was awful with very little water. We ended up washing our hair in the sink with freezing cold water. It was a great location and the man at the desk was extremely helpful. Great place to stay for a few days with a friend.

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