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Villa Saint Exupery Gardens

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Hostelz.com's Review
Villa Saint Exupery Gardens is an excellent choice for your visit to Nice. The service is great and the staff are always willing to help. They provide you with a map and there are also numerous tour booklets available for free. You can get all information you may need about Nice from the staff at the reception desk. There is a luggage deposit room in case you need it.

The Location

Villa Saint Exupery Gardens is one of the most interesting places to stay. There you can find everything you need to enjoy your visit to Nice. While it is not at a convenient distance from the center of Nice or from the train station (Nice Ville), the hostel is located in a beautiful area of the city, at the top of a hill. To reach the hostel from the center or the station you can take the tram, which runs very frequently. Furthermore, the hostel has its own shuttle running at fixed hours between the hostel and the beach.

Rooms and Bathrooms

Shared rooms are spacious and clean; beds are comfortable and bed linen is provided for free. The rooms are located in a series of buildings, which are nicely decorated. Shared bathrooms are also clean.

Common Spaces

The common area is spacious, with several tables and comfortable armchairs. In this area, you can also have access to a restroom and two showers. This is important when you have to wait for the check-in hour or when you need to wait after checking out. Coffee and tea are available at all times and always provided for free. You can also enjoy a free breakfast every morning, consisting of bread and marmalade, different kind of cereals, and coffee and tea. The garden is beautiful, with incredible vegetation. There are tables and chairs to enjoy your meals or spend some quiet time. The common area also has ten computers with free internet access. A W-Fi password is also provided.

Summary

The only disadvantage is that the hostel can sometimes be noisy, especially when the garden is crowded during warm nights.
The most interesting thing is that there is a twin hostel located close to the beach, the Villa Saint Exupery Beach Hostel. You can use its facilities whenever you go to the center or the beach.

by sandra
Hostelz.com Staff Reviewer
October 2013
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Villa Saint Exupery Gardens Reviews from the Web
Hostelz.com Guest Reviews
3   Party Hostel The hostel was ok. It was pretty far and you needed to take a shuttle which was a van driven by the employees. The showers were clear so anyone in the bathrooms could see through them. Our room was hot and humid which made it smell REALLY bad. The employees were like camp counselors didn't care much about their job. The men employees really enjoyed talking about boobs. It's a party hostel so if that's your type of scene it will be perfect for you.  , age 24, USA ()
5   Great vibe -- relaxing & party One of the best hostels i've staying in around the world over the last 6 months. The two of us were in a 5 bed room and my bed was quite comfy. The communal area is large and gives plenty of opportunity to meet the other guests with a cheap bar and good dinners. The music goes on till about 12, but if you need to go to bed earlier, the bed rooms are well sound proofed that you don't hear any noise. The various gardens are a wonderful sanctuary to relax in. We could have stayed for much longer.  , age 30, Australian ()
4   Comfortable stay, helpful staff, and nice location We stayed for 4 nights at Villa Saint Exupery Gardens and our experience was more than satisfactory as the staff were highly dedicated and always ready to help with a bright smile on their faces and the shuttle service was of extreme help too. We liked the beautiful location of the villa and the view of the city from our room was really a feast for the eyes.  , Indian ()
4   Great organization and good facilities at a reasonable price. They are seriously organized. They will help you plan your life if you want. Great staff. Location is far from the center of Nice, but it's not really a big deal. Dorm rooms are merely that. No lockers in mine, but the front desk was able to keep my valuables. Good common area/bar. Great kitchen to use. Average breakfast of cereal and bread, but it's included. Stay here.  , USA ()
5   Great place had a great time here. people were cool and facilities excellent. make sure you check out happy hour -- €1 beers!  , NZ ()
2   Far from the beaches, expensive, and not organized The hostel is meant to be the best hostel of France. We took one hour to arrive there, because it's up on top of mountains. We had no idea how to reach there by car. It's too far from the beaches, and the most surprising thing about this hostel is the price. It's more expensive than a hotel! They wanted to charge 40 euros per person for a room for three people! Unbelievable! I would definitely not recommend this hostel to people who don't want to lose their time and money. By the way, if you want camping there, you pay 12 euros for the space, which is not appropriate for camping, it was just a fast solution. Quite expensive considering that most hostels charge about 8 euros for camping! Go to a hotel and be happier. I also have to say that we online booked the hostel (via email) and they said they didn't get our bookings. Not organized! We were very disappointed and stayed in a hotel near the beach, for a lower price that they wanted to charge for a three-beds room.  , Brazil ()
5   Wonderful! Possibly the best hostel I've ever stayed in. Spotless, huge guest kitchen with all the kitchen utensils you'll need. Showers cleaned regularly, comfortable beds, and friendly staff. All the cereal (fourteen types!), coffee, toast, and orange juice you can eat for breakfast. A bit of a trek from the centre of town but one of the staff gave us a ride when it was raining. Exceptional hostel!  , Canadian ()
5   Enjoyed staying I stayed four days January 2008 and enjoyed all time I spent here. Food is great and cheap, employees are quite helpful, and any time of the day they greeted me full of smiles. Hope to stay again.  , Turkey ()

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