Top beach hostels in Nice/France

Top beach hostels in Nice/France

Are you a backpacker wondering whether there are any hostels in the south of France? Do you wish to visit Nice in France and save money for accommodation? If so, you are in the right place! We will show you the top beach hostels Nice offers so you can enjoy your summer holiday for a reasonable price!

Located in the French Riviera, on the southeast coast of France on the Mediterranean Sea, at the foot of the Alps, Nice is the second-largest French city on the Mediterranean coast and the second-largest city in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region after Marseille. Nice is approximately 13 kilometers (8.1 mi) from the principality of Monaco and 30 kilometers (19 mi) from the French-Italian border. Nice’s airport serves as a gateway to the region.

Nice is the seventh most populous urban area in France. The metropolitan area of Nice extends beyond the administrative city limits, with a population of about 1 million on an area of 721 km. Through the ages, the town has changed hands many times. Its strategic location and port significantly contributed to its maritime strength. For centuries it was a dominion of Savoy, and was then part of France between 1792 and 1815 when it was returned to the Kingdom of Piedmont-Sardinia until its re-annexation by France in 1860.

The natural environment of the Nice area and its mild Mediterranean climate came to the attention of the English upper classes in the second half of the 18th century, when an increasing number of aristocratic families took to spending their winters there. The city’s main seaside promenade, the Promenade des Anglais (“Walkway of the English”) owes its name to visitors to the resort.

Top beach hostels in Nice/France

The clear air and soft light have particularly appealed to notable painters, such as Marc Chagall, Henri Matisse, Niki de Saint Phalle, and Arman. Their work is commemorated in many of the city’s museums, including Musée Marc Chagall, Musée Matisse, and Musée des Beaux-Arts. Nice has the second largest hotel capacity in the country and it is one of its most visited cities, receiving 4 million tourists every year. It also has the third busiest airport in France, after the two main Parisian ones. It is the historical capital city of the County of Nice (Comté de Nice).

Nice has a hot-summer Mediterranean climate with characteristics of a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, enjoying mild winters with moderate rainfall. It is one of the warmest Mediterranean climates for its latitude. Summers are warm to hot, dry, and sunny. Rainfall is rare in this season, and a typical July month only records one or two days with measurable rainfall. The temperature is typically above 26 °C (79 °F) but rarely above 32 °C (90 °F).

The average maximum temperature in the warmest months of July and August is about 27 °C (81 °F). Autumn generally starts sunny in September and becomes more cloudy and rainy towards October, while temperatures usually remain above 20 °C (68 °F) until November where days start to cool down to around 17 °C (63 °F).

The Promenade des Anglais (“Promenade of the English”) is a promenade along the Baie des Anges (“Bay of the Angels”), which is a bay of the Mediterranean, in Nice. The Hotel Negresco on the Promenade des Anglais was named after Henri Negresco (1868–1920) who had the palatial hotel constructed in 1912. In keeping with the conventions of the time, when the Negresco first opened in 1913 its front opened on the side opposite the Mediterranean.

Top beach hostels in Nice/France

Another place worth mentioning is the small street parallel to the Promenade des Anglais, leading from Nice’s downtown, beginning at Place Masséna and running parallel to the promenade in the direction of the airport for a short distance of about 4 blocks. This section of the city is referred to as the “Zone Pietonne”, or “Pedestrian Zone”. Cars are not allowed (with exception to delivery trucks), making this avenue a popular walkway.

Old Nice is also home to the Opéra de Nice. It was constructed at the end of the 19th century under the design of François Aune, to replace King Charles Félix’s Maccarani Theater. Today, it is open to the public and provides a regular program of performances.

Other sights include:

  • Château
  • Monument aux morts
  • The port
  • Cours Saleya
  • Jardin botanique de la Ville de Nice (botanical garden)
  • Musee Massena
  • Marché aux fleurs
  • Old Nice
  • Grand Hôtel Impérial
  • Fort of Mont Alban

Besides spending a great summer in Nice you can discover a lot of interesting sights in Nice, we can assure you that. We are here to show you the best cheap hostels Nice could offer! Kindly just be aware the price mentioned below each property is only average and could vary based on the chosen date and type of room/dorm!

#1 Hostel Meyerbeer Beach

8.8 on Booking.com    9.4 on Hostelsworld   

 Privates from 84 USD Dorms from 31 USD

Hostel Meyerbeer Beach

The Meyerbeer Hostel is located only 50 m from the beach and the famous Promenade des Anglais. The main square as well as the main train station are reachable with a 10-minute walk.

All our rooms have a private bathroom, their fridge and individual safe or security locker to ensure that your valuable belongings are safe. Rooms include free towels and bed linen. Air conditioning is available throughout the property.

The features include free beach mats and beach towels, free luggage storage, maps and tourist information. English Sky cable TV in the common area and free WiFi is available on the property.

Hostel Meyerbeer Beach

Multilingual friendly staff is here to assist you during your stay and provide you with information about the city of Nice and the French Riviera. Discounted bus tours and car or bike hire are available. 

Pros and Cons of Hostel Meyerbeer Beach

Pros

  • Breakfast included in the price
  • Great value for the price
  • Location just at the beach
  • Various rooms and dorms available
  • Free beach mats and towels
  • Towels included in the price
  • Activities organized
  • Café available
  • Bicycle hire
  • Shared kitchen
  • Children friendly
  • Family rooms
  • Pets allowed

Cons

  • No female-only dorms available

#2 Villa Saint Exupery Beach

 8.0 on Hostelsworld   

 Privates from 87 USD Dorms from 24 USD

Villa Saint Exupery Beach

Villa Saint Exupery Beach is located in the heart of Nice, 20 metres from the main square, the beach and the Old Town. A huge buzzing bar with Happy Hours make it the ideal base for travellers of all ages looking for fun budget luxury on the Riviera.

FREE Wi-Fi and Computer Access 24/7 FREE Guided walking tours of Nice FREE Maps and Travel Info FREE Ping Pong Table FREE Bed Linen FREE Luggage Storage and Security Lockers FREE live Sky Sports/ESPN FREE Gym and Sauna open 24/7.

Cheap, filling and delicious breakfast (ham, cheese, salami, yogurt, fruit, cereals, fresh bread, juices, tea and coffee) every day from 7:15 until 10:30 AM. Daily Happy Hours in our bar with live Music and televised Sports. The perfect place to meet travelers from all over the world or to pick a movie in our TV lounge!

Villa Saint Exupery Beach

ACTIVITIES & PARTIES The Riviera is an outdoor activity hub. They offer daily yoga and adventure tours such as PUB CRAWL, scuba diving, sailing, skiing in the Alps (December to March), canyoning, boat tours, water skiing and more. They also offer car rental service.

For night time action join one of our Parties at the bar. There is 24hr security and there’s no curfew or lockout. Something is going on every week so check your confirmation email for our schedule of events!

Pros and Cons of Villa Saint Exupery Beach

Pros

  • Great location in the city centre
  • Great value for the price
  • Free guided tour offered
  • Various rooms and dorms available
  • Female-only dorms available
  • 24-hours front desk
  • Activities organized
  • Gym and sauna available
  • Restaurant and bar available
  • Meals available
  • Car rental offered
  • Bicycle hire
  • Street parking
  • Family rooms
  • Children friendly
  • Wheelchair friendly

Cons

  • Towels for hire
  • Breakfast for a fee

#3 Antares Hostel

8.0 on Booking.com    8.9 on Hostelsworld   

 Privates from 110 USD Dorms from 25 USD

Antares Hostel

Located in Nice, Hotel Antares is a 15-minute walk from the beach and 170 m from Nice Ville Train Station. It offers free Wi-Fi, rooms serviced by a lift and a garden with tables and chairs. All rooms feature air conditioning and heating. Some have a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a shower and free toiletries. Guests staying in the dormitory room have access to a shared bathroom.

A kitchen equipped with a microwave, an electric kettle and a stove is at guests’ disposal. Free coffee and tea are available next to the reception desk. A bakery and a supermarket can be found less than 50 m away.

Antares Hostel

This property is 8 km from Nice Airport and 800 m from Notre-Dame de Nice Basilica. The A8 motorway is a 10-minute drive away.

Pros and Cons of Antares Hostel

Pros

  • Various rooms and dorms available
  • Female-only dorms available
  • Towels included in the price
  • Outdoor terrace and garden
  • Self-catering facilities
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Shared kitchen
  • Family rooms
  • Wheelchair friendly

Cons

  • Breakfast is not included
  • Age restriction applied
  • Curfew

#4 Hostel OZZ & Bar By Happyculture

  8.6 on Hostelsworld   

 Privates from 70 USD 

Hostel OZZ & Bar By Happyculture

Located 2 min walking distance from the central train station and 15 minutes’ walk from the beach, this property offers a fully renovated art design building vibrating around the theme of Music. Fast free Wi-Fi available throughout the property, check out until 11 am, breakfast served in the morning, outdoor patio available, social areas to meet new friends.

Luggage room available, 24-h CCTV for your security. Our multilingual staff will be very happy to help and assist you during your stay with us. Ozz Nice is well-located in Nice, near the train station and a short walking distance to Nice Etoile Shopping Center and Marc Chagall National Museum.

Hostel OZZ & Bar By Happyculture

The hostel is only located 15 minute walk from the main beach and the famous “Promenade des Anglais”. Ozz is a stylish hostel. All bedrooms are fitted with toilets and showers, private lockers, unlimited free WIFI access. A reading light and electric plug are fitted on each bed. Bed are fitted with linen, duvet and pillow.

Pros and Cons of Hostel Ozz & Bar by Happyculture

Pros

  • Various rooms and dorms available
  • Outdoor terrace 
  • Bar and Café available
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Family rooms
  • Wheelchair friendly

Cons

  • Breakfast is not included
  • Towels for hire
  • Higher prices

#5 Hostel Baccarat

 8.4 on Hostelsworld   

 Privates from 89 USD Dorms from 24 USD

Hostel Baccarat

Hostel Baccarat is located in the city center, two minutes away from the main train station (Gare de Nice Ville) and within short walking distance to the most popular sights of Nice: Place Massena Square, Old town, Castle of Nice.

Due to the central location of the hostel, you can easily plan a day trip to nearby cities such as Cannes and Monaco or smaller villages with a great deal of history and architecture such as Villefranche sur mer, Beaulieu or Saint Jean Cap Ferrat. The express bus line N° 99 from the airport stops outside the train station and makes it easy for you to find us.

Hostel Baccarat

For your comfort, our property provides access to: * FREE Wi-Fi and Computer access 27/7 * FREE Towels * FREE Luggage Storage and Security Lockers * Air Conditioning * Equipped kitchen with backyard * Parties every night.

Pros and Cons of Hostel Baccarat

Pros

  • Various rooms and dorms available
  • Female-only dorms available
  • Outdoor terrace 
  • Shared kitchen

Cons

  • Breakfast is not included
  • Towels for hire
  • Age restriction applied

 

 

2 thoughts on “Top beach hostels in Nice/France

  1. Am thinking of going to France and Nice one day after the pandemic so glad to see your website.  The pictures look gorgeous and very inviting!
    This is really handy to know, because the last time I stayed at hostels I was single, but we can get the Privates rooms in these hostels now that I have a small family.  There is a really good selection here and what is really helpful is to know the prices for Private rooms and distance from the beach. I am going to keep your website in mind.  I’ve subscribed to your mailing list to remind me when we go to Europe next.  I don’t know when but you’ve got me thinking for sure! 

  2. Thank You, for this great article. I was planning to go on vacation to France. Now I know how to not only enjoy the trip, but also save some money. The only thing that would bother me is a curfew, I would want to appreciate France at night time. I will definitely check your other blogs, if all plane to travel somewhere else.

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