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Hostel Baccarat is one of the cheapest hostels in Nice, but if you prefer a bit more quality you may want to spend a few euro more.
Hostel Baccarat is only a two-minute walk away from Nice’s railway station and the airport bus, while the stop for the local bus that passes the airport is a ten-minute walk. 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. The hostel is situated on a quiet street and outside noise won’t disturb your night rest. Note that the sign on the building says “Hotel Baccarat,” while it actually a hostel.
Rooms and Bathrooms
Hostel Baccarat offers both dorms and private rooms. The rooms have an electric door lock and you will receive a pass on arrival. Dorms come in different sizes. All rooms are en suite and have air conditioning. The rooms could use some maintenance. Old chewing gum sticks on are the beds and the bathroom is smelly. Underneath each bunk there are cages where you can stock your valuables. You will need to bring your own lock. However, you can still lift the top of the cage a bit and those with bad intentions could take out small items such as laptops, even when you locked the cage.
When you enter the building, it will feel like you enter a hotel instead of a hostel. The hostel has a few common spaces -- there is a computer room, a party room, and a garden. The computer area may come in handy if you need to research or book something online, as the Wi-Fi in the hostel is unpredictable and drops frequently. The party room is a very promising name for a room where you won’t find any others most of the times. The furniture is also falling apart and should be replaced. Then there is the garden, which is actually nice. The garden is shared with Hostel Antares, which is on the other side of the garden and is run by the same owner. The garden is a great place to meet other travelers any time of the day. If you want to cook something you can use Hostel Antares’ hostel, which is attached to the garden.
While the quality of the rooms may differ, Hostel Baccarat could use some maintenance in both the rooms and common spaces. The indoor common area is also not a great place to meet other travelers, although the shared garden with Hostel Antares is.
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Published on Jul 11, 2017
Location and Contact
• From the train station: • Turn left and walk about 100 meters.We are on the right side of the street. • From the airport catch a bus number 23 or 99 to the train station and follow same direction.