Welcome to your detailed guide for Nice hostels. We share all the juicy information you need to know to discover safe, fun and memorable hostels! All that's left for you to do is choose your favourite hostel in Nice, France. Compare prices for Nice hostels in one easy click - simple. Add your travel dates and watch as all hostel booking sites, including Hostelworld, Hostelsclub and Booking.com, highlight their best price and room availability during your stay.
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.
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Below you can discover the best hostels to suit every traveller type. All of our recommendations are based on information shared by genuine travellers, the hostels and data that has been calculated from the system. Don't forget to check the ratings and see how these compare with the rates.
Travelling on your own to Nice? Fabulous!
Pick a great hostel designed with solo travellers in mind, and you're bound to meet plenty of like-minded people who have also dared to venture to Nice alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in Nice. We've also highlighted which hostel offers special perks you, as a solo traveller, will love. Each hostel offers great social spaces to meet fellow backpackers and wonderful opportunities for making new friends. You'll soon realise that travelling on your own definitely does not mean travelling alone.
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 hostels Shannon Neuber
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 $174.
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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!
Nice is not a culture city. It's got sea and beach -- so expensive too. The population is unfriendly too. It's better to stay in any other cities around!
I loved it -- real nice place. The people did not really know much English, but nonetheless it was welcoming, safe, and had very nice balconies to look upon the streets. There was a bit of a walk to the beach, but hey we all need a little exercise every now and then and it helped to see the area. Nice rules!
It's nice visiting Nice. I have seen lots of things that everybody wants to see.
Just an amazing city!
It's a magical place so full of beautiful old colourful buildings and quaint streets. The beach sucked but being from Australia we tend to be spoiled. We loved the sights sounds and smells of Nice and the people were lovely. Our biggest regret was we couldn't spend more time there.
Steve & Haz
After spending two nights in Nice, I don't know why anyone would want to spend their money and energy on such a dirty, noisy, busy, overpriced city, with a rocky beach and nothing to see or do. We spent our time in Monaco instead. Before you make Nice a stop on your trip, ask yourself why you are going. If you want to lounge around on the beach, try one of the quieter, neighboring cities with sandy beaches.
Nice is amazingly beautiful and full of things to do. You can wander the streets in search or the Russian Cathedral and encounter many beautiful parks and buildings on the way. You can also spend a lot of time in Villa Nice (Old Nice)..its amazing...every morning and evening during the summer there is a flower market where the farmers from the surrounding area come in and sell fruit, plants, flowers, candy, fish, spices, and many other unique items. The streets are lined with beautiful little shops and outdoor cafes and walking along the beach is great. It is very rocky but the views are amazing. Be sure to climb up the ruins of an old castle for some of the most beautiful pictures youll ever take. It is also extremely easy to get to Canne, Villefranche, Monaco and Menton. We went to different places each day and would return to Nice each evening to eat outside under heat lamps in the cafes. Canne has sandy beaches if that is what you are looking for, Menton is known for having the warmest beaches though they are rocky, Villefranche is not touristy at all but a great morning could be spent walking through the streets of this little french town, and Monaco has a lot of great attractions including the aquarium, views of the sea and all the yachts and a gorgeous garden you could spend hours wandering through. Nice is my favorite place in the world. The only negative is that public transportation can be a problem if you don't speak any French. (I didn't but it was still okay, just difficult.)
Nice is a very frantic city, but beautiful. The beaches aren't the best, I would suggest going to Monaco for Villefranche for that (both are easy to get to, the bus goes straight from one end of the Cote d'Azur to the other, so you can't really miss it). Old Nice is very reminscent of Venice, you MUST find the ice cream/gelato place, it's easy to recognize once you find your way through the maze of Old Nice. Ask to try the olive, it's an experience.
Nice... I love it. It's crowded and full of Americans (no offence) but if you speak French and meet locals it adds to the experience so much. The weather is beautiful, the rocky beach can be surprisingly comfortable if you work at it, and the sunset is absolutely beautiful. Also I had the best pizza and gelato there...who knew? Oh and GO TO THE PUBLIC BEACH IN CANNES! You will not regret it plus the train ride is very scenic.
Nice is cool, the beach is crap, but the city awesome. Watch out for crackheads stealing your bags at night. Spend a day here and then hit St. Tropez and look for P Diddy.
Nice is a lovely city! A walk on the promenade by the beach at night is a must, as all sorts of street entertainers populate this place at night! Day trips I would recommend are to Monaco, Cannes, Antibes, and St. Tropez.
Nice is fabulous! You must go here if you are in France. It is the most beautiful place to visit and be sure to do a trip to Monaco.
You will learn that streets are not marked as obviously in Europe as they are in the states—look up on the corners of the buildings for placards. Train is the likely way you will arrive in Nice if you are a backpacker—just listen up for strikes because the trains and then the trains and the buses went on strike the week I was there which had some people stranded when they were over due to get out of France—but I thought the protesting in the streets was cool—there was singing and music parade-style in the mornings and I sure wanted them to win! And when you are there remember to give give yourself time for daytrips to Cannes and Monaco—it’s just an air conditioned bus ride away (as long as they are not on strike that is!).
Get a reservation somewhere far in advance if you can, especially in the summer. Nice always has a crowd of people who couldn't get beds sleeping outside the train station (it closes at night), and the mosquitos don't make it any easier.
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