If you’re planning on relaxing along the French Riviera, you need to discover the 3 best hostels in Nice! We’ve found some wonderful hostels for the backpacker and solo traveller that enjoys modern design, super comfort and a handy location. Who doesn’t enjoy these things, seriously?!
Average price for a bed: Hostels in Nice start from 15€ per night up to 18€ per nights for a bed in a dorm. A private room starts from 46€ up to 89€. This is a rough average just to give you an idea. Prices always depend on season and holidays. Please always check exact rates on Hostelworld.com or Booking.com. Check-In and Check Out: The average check-in time is from 15:00 (3pm), while the Check Out time is before 11:00 (11am). Hostels usually offer luggage storage in case you arrive earlier or leave later. Make sure you check if luggage storage is free or if there is an extra cost. Great Viewpoint: Head to Colline du Chateau (Castle Hill) in the city to get up high for great views over Nice and the famous Promenade des Anglais. New to Hostels? Read our full hostel starter guide here. We especially recommend to read:
1. La Maïoun Guesthouse (cosy + friendly atmosphere)
How do you fancy sleeping in an ancient temple from 1855? La Maïoun Guesthouse keeps its authenticity alongside the modern comforts you love. As for location, you couldn’t ask for much more. You’ll be located in a great city spot, just 500m from the beach. The Old Town is also close by for you to explore. To top it off there is a tramway and bus stop right outside so getting around is easy. Book La Maïoun Guesthouse hereCompare prices and read reviews at:Booking.com|Hostelworld Here you can wind down in the relaxing common area where you’ll find:
Free tea and coffee
Cards + board games
Good book selection
Balcony with garden views
There are three room types here: 6-bed female, 6-bed mixed and one double room. Each of them has their very own private bathroom! Although the design is basic, custom bunk-beds with privacy curtain, plug socket and reading light can be enjoyed in the dorms. Note: reception is open until 10pm each night. This is one of the best hostels in Nice for:
2. Hôtel Ozz by Happyculture (Instagrammy design hostel)
Next up is a beautiful design hostel offering that hotel feel with all the best parts of a social hostel. Welcome to Hôtel Ozz by Happyculture. The renovated building has a strong focus on art and a music theme. You’ll see this in the quirky decor and modern twist. Instagram lovers will be in heaven here, for sure! Book Hôtel Ozz by Happyculture hereCompare prices and read reviews at:Booking.com|Hostelworld Here are a few things to get you excited about Hôtel Ozz:
Luggage room for before/after check-in
We love the small, cosy dorms on offer from 3-6 people. The ready-made beds and large windows really make these rooms inviting and a great place to get to know your roomies. For the couples out there, we know you’ll fall in love with the rooftop suite. Or if you’re looking for a more cosy option, go for the standard double room. One great way to get to know people is to head to the gaming room and start up a ping pong tournament. Are you feeling lucky? The famous “Promenade des Anglais” is a 15-minute walk from this hostel. Catching a train from here is easy and close-by, too. This is one of the best hostels in Nice for:
3. Villa Saint Exupery Beach Hostel (activities + bar)
To end on a great note we have the big, fun and seriously social Villa Saint Exupery Beach Hostel. This is the place to be if you love organised activities, local tours and the possibility of a quiet drink ending up as a buzzing all-nighter. Located in the heart of Nice, the Old Town, beach and main square are all within 5-minutes of each other. So forget planning transport, just walk out the door! Book Villa Saint Exupery Beach Hostel hereCompare prices and read reviews at:Booking.com|Hostelworld Not surprisingly, there are a few inclusions worth mentioning:
FREE walking tours of Nice
FREE gym and Sauna open 24/7
FREE Sky Sports
FREE Luggage Storage
FREE computer access (10 computers)
For travelling groups, this is a top hostel choice. There are 200 beds here and groups are welcome to reserve in advance. Dorms range from small to large 12-bed options, or you can opt for a private room if you want guaranteed sleep without missing out on all the fun. Certainly the two main draws of this place is the buzzing on-site bar and outdoor activities. The bar has the all important Happy Hour and weekly activities such as scuba diving, yoga, canyoning and pub crawls means there’s something for everyone. This is one of the best hostels in Nice for:
This information can vary by season and availability. Please take this into account.
What about cheapest hostels in Nice?
Of course, there are always cheap hostels. We think, it’s not worth it to go with the cheapest hostel out there. Why? The difference is usually 1-2€ ($1-2) per night, and a lot of amenities are not included. This can be breakfast or linen. However, if you are traveling on a shoe-string budget and you wanna save every penny, there are ways to find the cheapest places in Nice.
Open Hostelworld with full list of budget places to stay in Nice
Order the listing by price
Simple as that. Make sure you use then the other filters and rank per price. Also keep a close eye on the ratings, especially the “extreme ratings”. Meaning, the best and worst. These ratings can give great insight on what to expect.
Best Hostels in Nice for Solo Travellers?
What is the best hostel in Nice for solo-travellers? Well actually, we have a couple of options here.
La Maïoun Guesthouse offers that cosy atmosphere alongside female dorms to create a home-from-home that some travelling women may seek. Hôtel Ozz by Happyculture is a great all-rounder that is a nice mix of social atmosphere and spaces designed to enjoy your own company. The best of both worlds whilst travelling solo.
Party Hostels in Nice
Luckily for you, the coolest party hostel in Nice just so happens to be our #3 – Villa Saint Exupery Beach Hostel. In case you already missed it; this hostel is seriously cool and has all the ingredients for a great party! Organised events, free walking tours, central location and happy hour in the bar… enough said. Also: there’s no age limit here. Who says partying has to stop when you get older?! Book Villa Saint Exupery Beach Hostel hereCompare prices and read reviews at:Booking.com|Hostelworld
How to book?
We recommend using Booking.com or Hostelworld for your reservations. On both platforms your credit card is 100% protected and the booking 100% confirmed. We included the handy links to each of the recommended hostel. Just click on the hostel name. The link will lead you to check prices and availability. Here is the overview:
We recommend booking your hostel as early as possible! All of Nice best hostels are popular; especially in high-season. To make sure you end up in those stylish hostels, secure your room or bed as soon as you have your travel dates fix.
Flying in to Nice is the easiest and often the cheapest way to access the city. Driving takes a long time and the surrounding mountains prevents train access to the area. We enjoy Omio.com and Kiwi.com to find cheap flights all over Nice. This new website has super cool features like a so-called radius search. Just draw a circle over Europe and find the cheapest rates for the area. Here is our review of Kiwi.
Alright, this is your answer to where to stay in Nice. Remember, I urge you to read as well my guide to best and coolest hostels in France – including luxury hostels and surf hostels. I added all hostels to map. It helps you planning your backpacking itinerary for France. We did the leg work for you and bring you more hostel guides to destinations:
Was this useful? Do you have any questions, doubts? Then please please leave us a comment. This list of awesome Nice hostels should be as informative and useful as possible. Your question will help me to understand what I have missed to mention. Therefore, drop us a comment, we are keen to help you! Last note: Our commitment This is a genuine article to help you travel a bit smarter and find the best place on a budget! We ONLY recommend places we know you will enjoy, no matter what. We will never recommend you any place we haven’t evaluated or are not convinced by. We only share with you places we also recommend to our best friends and family! Enjoy this fine hostel selection and all 5 Star Hostels.
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