Villa Saint Exupery Beach is a social party hostel, where you're sure to have a great night and a huge hangover in the morning.
The hostel is located in right in the heart of Nice, on the edge of the Old Town. Restaurants, gelato stores, shopping, and supermarkets are all within a stone's throw of this hostel. It is an easy, flat, fifteen-minute walk from the main train station. If you're up for heading to the beach and getting some sun to get over the night before, the Promenade des Anglais is only ten minutes' walk away.
Rooms and Bathrooms
The dorm rooms are of a generous size, most with the addition of an en suite bathroom. The bunk beds are high enough so you can sit upright on the bottom bunk. The mattresses are extremely comfortable! Each person is also allocated a locker, but bring your own lock (or they are available for hire). The bathrooms are well equipped, with a large shower and toilet cubicle. The showers have a really big shower head, which makes for good water pressure. Hot water is plentiful. Unfortunately, there are no shelves in the shower for your personal belongings. There are also no hooks within the cubicle, but there is ample space on the sink area for your clothes.
The common spaces here are plentiful and conducive to making friends. There is a lounge area, dining area, and bar. The bar has very cheap drinks and provides a bowl of pasta with the purchase of certain drinks, meaning that you don't need to leave the hostel! Free tea, coffee, and hot chocolate are always available to guests, which is a great bonus. Wi-Fi in the rooms and the use of communal computers are also included in the price. Breakfast -- a large collection of cereals and toast -- is also included. Unfortunately, there is no kitchen, but there is a cafe providing decent food at backpacker prices. Laundry services are also available.
The hostel organises social events, such as a free walking tour and pub crawl. Mats and umbrellas are free for guests to take to the beach. Finally, there is a gym onsite if you're feeling extra athletic.
It's a hostel with a great atmosphere, but be prepared for noise in the night and the usual party hostel shenanigans.