This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Nice. To help you make friends with Nice before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Nice, French Riviera, France, is located in the South of France in the Côte d'Azur. It is the fifth-largest city in France by population, and is located in close proximity to several popular tourist locations. Other cities in the French Riviera include the principality of Monaco, Cannes, Antibes, and St. Tropez. Although, there are also plenty of other gorgeous cities off the beaten track, like Èze, Menton, Villefranche-sur-Mer, and Toulon. The Côte d'Azur is a playground for the rich and famous. Monaco has Monte Carlo -- full of classy casinos, harbours parked to the brim with massive yachts, home to a royal palace and Grand Prix racing every year. Cannes is made famous by the annual international film festival, but is known locally for its amazing beaches and luxury promenade full of glamorous shops and fancy restaurants.
Nice is a little bit more affordable than its counterparts on the French Riviera, and could be the perfect locale to use your Nice, French Riviera, France hostel as a base to explore the region. The cities are quite close together in the French Riviera and it is easy to stay in a hostel in Nice, French Riviera, France, and head out to explore on day trips. Buses and trains are fairly cheap and offer quick and cheap transportation to nearby cities.
There are also many museums and theatres if you’re looking for more culture than beaches in Nice. But the beach and sun are a big part of why many tourists come to the French Riviera. In fact, it boasts more than three hundred days of sunshine per year and more than one hundred fifteen kilometres of coastline. Nice has the benefit of being on the Mediterranean Sea, but is also next to the French Alps, so you've got beach, mountain, and good weather all wrapped up in one location. It's definitely a must visit. The area also offers golf courses, marinas for yachts, sailing, scuba diving and other water sports, and winter ski resorts.
The Côte D’Azur has plenty to offer and Nice is a great place to stay, as it is one of the more affordable cities in the area. Nice, French Riviera, France hostels here are fairly cheap, considering that you’re not going to find any budget hostel in nearby Cannes or Monaco. Book your hostel in Nice, French Riviera, France, in advance -- it is a very busy tourist location and budget hostel rooms can fill up quickly.
Written by local enthusiast for Nice hostelsShannon Neuber