6 best hostels in Nice

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A true gem in the French Riviera, Nice is one of the most popular destinations in France, a bucket-list favorite for many. Neighboring cities are Cannes and Monaco and daily trips are a must. Surrounded by old colorful buildings, beautiful churches, four miles long beaches, charming cobblestone lanes, cute cafes and restaurants, Nice is a magnet for tourists who appreciate the beauty of France.

But all of this comes at a price, as visiting Nice is not cheap. However, backpackers and budget travelers will be happy to know that there are a few hostels and other budget accommodations for travelers of any age, type and budget. Hostels in Nice have everything you need for a comfortable stay, and they are an excellent way to save money. Most are conveniently located, which makes exploring Nice a breeze and some serve free breakfast.

Planning a trip to the city via Nice Airport? Below are some of the best hostels in Nice for all budget travelers. And did you know that Bounce often partners with hostels for their luggage storage services? But if the one that you pick doesn't happen to be our partner, you can still drop your belongings at our Bounce storage lockers in Nice, all conveniently located all across this wonderful city.

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Hostel Meyerbeer Beach

This multiple award-winning hostel in Nice is located near the famous Promenade des Anglais and the beach. Guests who'd like to enjoy the shore are given free beach mats and towels. Clean and spacious rooms, a relaxed shared lounge with a TV and free PlayStation make this hostel pleasant and not overly social, but the helpful staff organizes some fun activities like pub crawls. The free breakfast will help you save money on food.

The Meyerbeer Beach has been awarded one of the most popular hostels in Nice and rightly so. All the rooms have air conditioning, a private bathroom, and their own fridge. Free towels and linens are provided for each guest. The cozy hostel offers en-suite double rooms ideal for couples and families.

The helpful staff is more than willing to share advice and travel tips on making the most of your stay. Bike rental is available too.

What makes Hostel Meyerbeer Beach unique

This recommended hostel in Nice has a lot of good qualities, but some of the best are its close proximity to the beach and the free breakfast.

Hostel Meyerbeer Beach pricing

Pricing at the Meyerbeer Beach hostel starts at $64.00 a night for a bed in a 10-bed mixed dorm with an ensuite bathroom. This hostel is very popular and books up very fast, so make sure to reserve your bed in advance.

Antares Hostel

Are you looking for a cheap place in Nice without having to sacrifice your comfort? Located near the main train station (Gare de Nice Ville), the Antares Hostel is one of the best hostels in Nice for solo travelers and backpackers wanting to explore Nice on a budget. It's the perfect base to see the city from and explore the nearby cities Cannes and Monaco.

Featuring a lovely garden, a fully-equipped kitchen, free basic breakfast, air-conditioned rooms, free wifi, and computers free to use, the award-winning hostel has everything you need for a clean and cozy stay in Nice without having to break the bank. Guests love the sociable vibes and the parties where they get to meet other travelers and relax after a long day of sightseeing.

The rooms in the hostel range from mixed and female-only dorms, but private rooms are available too.

What makes Antares Hostel unique

Though pretty basic, Antares Hostel is rated as one of the best hostels in Nice for its social atmosphere and great location. The free breakfast will help you save money on meals.

Antares Hostel pricing

The average price per night at the Antares Hostel is $27.00 for a bed in an 8-bed female dorm room with a private bathroom, while a deluxe 4-bed private room will cost you $154.00 a night.

Villa Saint Exupery Beach

If you're looking for a hostel in the real heart of Nice, one you don't have to leave to meet people and have fun, this is the right place. Located in the city center, within a short walking distance from the main square, the Old Town and the beach, this is one of the best cheap hostels in Nice for solo travelers, groups of friends and couples. Highly recommended for outgoing people, this outdoor activity hub will keep you busy with various adventures, including yoga classes, pub crawls, scuba diving, skiing, boat tours sailing and more!

This party hostel keeps guests entertained with happy hours and parties at the bar, live music and live Sky Sports and ESPN. If you want to chill out with a movie, you can head to the TV lounge with home cinema features. The hostel doesn't have a curfew, which makes it the perfect hostel for party people of all ages. Other amenities include free wifi across the entire hostel, free walking tours and travel information, a 24/7 gym and a free sauna, a cheap breakfast buffet and free bed linen.

Villa Saint Exupery Beach has a variety of rooms to choose from, including private and shared rooms that sleep between 4 and 13 people. They also have female-only dorm rooms.

What makes Villa Saint Exupery Beach unique

Villa Saint Exupery Beach is one of the best hostels in Nice for its handy location in the city center and the fun activities the lively hostel organizes to keep guests entertained, whether outdoors or in their on-site bar. Another feature that sets this hostel apart from the others is the free sauna.

Villa Saint Exupery Beach pricing

Pricing at the Villa Saint Exupery Beach starts at $60.00 a night for a bunk bed in a 10-bed mixed dormitory. If you want a little more privacy, you can book a quadruple room for about $263.00 a night, depending on the selected date.

Hostel Ozz

Located near the central train station and within a 15-minute walk from the main beach and the famous “Promenade des Anglais”, this cheap hostel will save you lots of money. Rated as one of the best hostels in Nice with a private room and great atmosphere, Hostel Ozz welcomes travelers from all across the globe, be it solo, couples or families. The place has been fully renovated, so guests can appreciate the new, clean and modern fancy art design that oozes throughout the entire hostel.

The amenities in this stylish hostel include free wifi, a cheap breakfast, an outdoor patio and a few other relaxed common areas to hang out and meet other travelers. Guests can choose from private rooms, mixed dorms and female dorms that sleep between 4,5 and 6 people. All rooms have private bathrooms and individual lockers, and each bed is fitted with a privacy curtain, a reading light and a plug socket. Clean and fresh linen, duvet and pillow await you at the Ozz. Some private rooms come with a towel, but dorm rooms can rent one for affordable prices.

What makes Hostel Ozz unique

There are many reasons why Hostel Ozz is the best hostel Nice has to offer, like the excellent location and affordable prices. What makes Ozz stand out are the comfortable private rooms and the unique modern art design that gives out a chic hotel vibe.

Hostel Ozz pricing

The average price per night at Ozz Hostel is about $58.00 for a 4-bed female dorm room with an ensuite bathroom or $48.00 for a 6-bed mixed dorm. If you're traveling with friends or family, you can choose the standard 4-bed private ensuite for around $204.00 a night.

Hostel Pastoral

There are many amazing hostels in Nice, and boasting a young and friendly atmosphere makes Hostel Pastoral one of them. The hostel's great location near Nice Ville train station, the beaches and the Old Town make this nice hostel ideal for solo travelers and couples backpacking Nice on a budget.

Hostel Pastoral has great reviews with nice costs, a great location, clean rooms and an outdoor area. The hostel provides air-conditioned rooms, new beds, fridges in every room, private lockers with keys, free wifi, free luggage service, a shared kitchen and a terrace where you can chill and meet other people. There is no curfew in this hostel.

You can take your pick from rooms that sleep between 2 and 6 people, making Hostel Pastoral one of the best and cheapest accommodating options in Nice for every traveler.

What makes Hostel Pastoral unique

Hostel Pastoral has a lot of rave reviews, but the tour desk is what makes it stand out from the rest hostels in Nice. With the tour desk, you get all the help you need from the staff, including booking and organizing tours, car rentals and travel tips to make the most of your stay in the amazing city.

Hostel Pastoral pricing

Pricing at Hostel Pastoral starts at $30.00 a night for a bunk bed in a 6-bed mixed dormitory with inside showers but a shared bathroom and up to $40.00 a night for a basic 2-bed mixed dorm room with an ensuite bathroom.

Open House Hostel

Open House Hostel is one of the best hostels in Nice for having fun and sightseeing. Conveniently located just a short walk from Place Massena (the city main square), the train station, the Old Town, and many pubs, restaurants and cafes, the hostel Open House offers everything you need for an unforgettable stay in Nice. First and foremost, Open House Hostel makes sure the guest feel safe, so only people with a key can enter the hostel.

Like most nice hostels in Nice, Open House Hostel organizes a ton of activities both day and night, from pub crawls and beach parties to museum hopping and sightseeing tours. The hostel has a fully-equipped kitchen with a fridge and a microwave where you can make your own meals, and there is free coffee and tea available all day long. If you like your pastries, there is a French bakery just around the corner so you can have a croissant with your coffee for breakfast. Featuring a brand new shared lounge, you can chill and meet other people. The rooms are spacious, with private bathrooms with showers.

You can choose from a private room, a mixed dorm room, or a female-only dorm that accommodates between 4 and 6 people.

What makes Open House Hostel unique

Open House is one of the best hostels in Nice because of its central location. Guests appreciate the free coffee and tea, the super attentive staff and the high-security levels of the hostel.

Open House Hostel pricing

The rooms at the Open House fill up fast, so try to book your bed in advance. The average nightly price in a 6-bed mixed room is about $40.00, and pricing for private rooms starts at $127.00 a night, which is perfect if you're traveling with your significant other.

The best hostels in Nice for backpackers and nomads

Nice hostels have all the amenities and facilities a hotel does, minus the hefty price tag. Most hostels in Nice offer private rooms, which means you won't have to sacrifice comfort and you can travel with family members and your significant other. The best hostels in Nice are also the cheapest hostels, conveniently located in the center of everything so that you can explore the city without a hassle.

If this is your first time in Nice, it's worth getting to know the city before getting there. To prepare for your trip, you can check out our super informative guides on seeing Nice on a budget and experiencing beaches near Nice.

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