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Hostelz.com's Review
Antares Hostel is a great hostel to stay at when you're in Nice! It's clean, modern, centrally located, and there's always a party available when you want one.

The Location

Antares is just across the main road from the Nice-Ville train station, and just a fifteen-minute walk down the other main street to the beach, and therefore the old city.

Rooms and Bathrooms

Dorm rooms here have metal bunk beds, under-bed rolling lockers (big metal cages -- you'll have to bring your own padlock), and depending on your room level, you might get a skylight! They have great natural lighting. A lift makes getting your stuff up to the fifth floor easy, but the view out onto the courtyard is so great, you might find yourself taking the stairs anyways. Everything is clean, and the hostel looks like it's had recent renovations, because it's very new.

Common Spaces

There is a paid breakfast offered in the dining room, but most of the time you'll be hanging out in the courtyard, either on the deck or down on the patio, where there are tables and lots of people using the Wi-Fi and chatting about their adventures. There is also a Party Room in the adjoining hostel, which shares the courtyard, and frequently the staff provides free spaghetti dinners or free champagne parties for all the guests in this room! They are really fun, you meet everyone, and there's always great music and celebration.

Summary

Overall Antares is a very pleasing hostel experience, and if you're looking for somewhere to meet people, see the sights, enjoy the beach, and find a great party for the evening, this is a good place to start.

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June 2011

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Hostelz.com Guest Reviews
3   Price average, location great, accommodation not so great We were accommodated in room for 8. It was ground floor room with 4 bunk beds, low ceiling, no windows, small bathroom with mold. It was always stinky because of the mold. Apart from that the room was good (comfortable beds, no insects, lockable cages -- bring your padlock). Beside this, the hostel is pretty good. It has big kitchen, big indoor dining room with TV and small courtyard. Staff talks very bad english but they do understand important things. The hostel is located 2 minutes walk from train station Nice Ville. When you want to get to the beach you go through the Av. Jean Médecin (nice big street with lots of shops and restaurants) and past very nice square and fountain. There is a shop right next to hostel.  , age 20, Czech Republic ()
4   Clean & nice atmosphere clean and very convenient location. Staffs are very nice and friendly, except for 1 guy who usually works at night. He was quite rude. They also organize some events, such as pasta night, champagne night (free of charge, even if they charge, it's very cheap!). It's a good way to meet new people and get to know each other. If I come back to Nice, I'd stay at this hostel again.  , Japan ()
3   Clean Very clean and helpful staff. My first night was a nightmare due to two sisters' endless snoring all night long! However, in the morning the hotel changed my room immediately. The room was basic but very clean and it had all I needed. I would come back and stay there any time.  , age 34, British ()
5   Best hostel/hotel, definitely recommend Great location to easy to find next the the train station, the staff were really nice, well managed. The hotel/hostel organize these champagne or wine nights with all you can eat pasta only for 3 euro (the pasta was really delicious). Comfortable beds, spacious room, I stayed there for 3 nights, it was always clean. they staff provided me with a lock because my lock was too small and did not fit the "cage." Dislike -- the wifi was not always great. I had to print my boarding pass, hence I had to search for an internet cafe outside of the hotel.  , age 26 ()
5   Great location Stayed here last minute for a few nights and it was great. Great location, right in the heart of Montmartre and by some lovely cafes and restaurants. Would definitely recommend.  , age 19, USA ()
4   Very good hostel Staff were very friendly and helpful. I really liked how the hostel organised champagne nights and spaghetti nights, really good way to meet other people. Very well located, easy to find from the train station or the airport as the bus stops next to it.  , age 21, Ireland ()
4  The location of this hostel is really good, near the station and the town centre. First we were shown to a room with only one spare bed for two of us, but they sorted this out quickly. The room and bathroom was clean, and air conditioning was great. Be warned that they only accept cash as payment. A sociable hostel that i'd go back to, and much better than the one it is adjoined to.  ()
3  The location of this hostel is very good. It is a two-minute walk from the train station and a ten-minute walk from the beach. There was some confusion as the room we were allotted in the morning was re-allotted to someone else. And when we came back, they said we had to separate. However, when we requested them to put us together, they obliged. The bathrooms were kind of small and had no locks. Overall it was ok.  ()
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