Antares Hostel




The Review

Hostel Antares offers a great value if you are looking for a hostel in Nice, France.

The Location

Hostel Antares is on the same street as Nice’s railway station and the stop of the airport bus and both are less than two minutes away. The local bus to the airport, which is only a fourth of the price, has a stop only ten minutes from the hostel. Both buses run four or more times per hour and take up to thirty minutes. The hostel is located in the northern part of Nice’s city centre, a few steps from the main street Avenue Jean Médecin, with many shops. If you walk down the main street, you will reach the Old Town and the boulevard in about fifteen minutes. Even though the hostel is a big street, your sleep won’t be disturbed by noises from outside at night. There is a supermarket next door of the hostel, which is open till midnight.

Rooms and Bathrooms

Hostel Antares offers both dorms and private rooms. Rooms are entered by an electronic key, which you will get upon arrival. The rooms are neat, have small lockers to store your valuables and cages to store bigger items. All rooms are equipped with air conditioning, and each bed has an individual light and socket. All rooms are en suite. While the bathroom is spacious, the actual shower cabin is quite small.

Common Spaces

Hostel Antares has several common spaces. When you enter the hostel, you may think that you are entering a hotel. Even the sign on the facade says “Hotel Antares.” However, when you walk further into the hostel you will actually feel like you are in a hostel. Hostel Antares has a great garden where you can hang out and meet fellow travelers. The garden is shared with Hostel Baccarat, which is on the other side of the garden. Inside there are also three common rooms. In one of them, a supplementary breakfast is served every morning from 8 to 10 a.m. There is also a common room in the basement with couches where you can hang out. Between the common room in the basement and the garden, there is a big kitchen where you can prepare your own food.


This hostel has several great common areas, including a garden where it is easy to meet fellow travelers, and the rooms are comfortable. The only issue is the poor Wi-Fi signal -- it is slow most of the time, if it is working at all.
by Martin Straatman Staff Reviewer
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5 Avenue Thiers, Nice, French Riviera, France
43.705002, 7.264153 (accuracy not guaranteed)
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+33 (0)4 93 88 22 87
+33 (0)4 93 88 22 87
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83% Guest Reviews

Good location, excellent staff and ambiance
The location was very good with accommodations like grocery stores, atm, laundry very nearby. The train station is next door and downtown is at a easily walkable distance. There is a courtyard with a very good vibe and always people chilling (they give out free wine so that helps). Definitely one of the best hostels I've been to.
Age 20, Canadian
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
Rebecca Taylor

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