Hostels in Nice, France

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Get to know Nice (no more "I wish I knew this before")

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!

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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 hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Nice hostels Shannon Neuber

FAQ about Nice Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Nice. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Nice. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

A hostel in Nice costs on average $42 for a dorm. A hostel in Nice with private rooms costs on average $140. shows all 12 Hostels in Nice. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay. compares prices for 12 hostels in Nice, France. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Nice such as
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Hostel Ozz & Bar By Happyculture is the best rated hostel for partying in Nice.

It offers: Bar.

Your Packing List for Nice

Your Packing List for Nice

Pack smart, not hard

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Nice and France.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

Get your full Packing List here

Nice Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Nice, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
12 Total number of hostels
$42 Average dorm price
$140 Average private room price
$27 Cheapest hostel in Nice
Baccarat Hostel is the cheapest
3 Party hostels in Nice
8.3 Average rating of all hostels

Other Nearby Cities

La Gaude (10 Km / 6 mi.)
Cagnes-sur-Mer (10 Km / 6 mi.)
Cap-d'Ail (12 Km / 7 mi.)
Monte Carlo (14 Km / 8 mi.)
Villeneuve Loubet (13 Km / 8 mi.)
Juan-les-Pins (19 Km / 12 mi.)
Antibes (19 Km / 12 mi.)

Travel Tips for Nice - from the Community

Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking Nice. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Nice. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!

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