The best hostels in Nice for every kind of traveller

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How to find the best hostels in Nice for your trip

Sunshine, blue skies and cute cafes – what could go wrong in Nice? Located on the French Riviera, Nice is the epitome of chic – where people watching is a sport and oozing style is a hobby.

Blessed with perfect weather nearly all year round, this is the go-to place for the ultimate beach retreat. Not only are there stunning coastlines, but it has a great nightlife scene that’s perfect for backpackers. The famous Wayne’s Bar is a must visit spot where dancing on the tables is encouraged! Or there’s Shapko Bar for some quality live music ranging from jazz and blues to rock.

Make sure to visit attractions like Castle Hill for the best views of the city, the Matisse Museum, the Old Town (for some top quality Insta shots) and la Promenade des Anglais.

Nice’s hostels follow the city’s relaxed, beachy vibe, with great spaces for socialising and grabbing a drink. They range from around 15-20 euros a night. If you’re looking for a social hostel as a solo traveller, check out what events they have. For couples, check out what chic little extras are included.

Allons-y! We have a lot to see… here are the 8 best hostels in Nice.

Jump straight to:

    1. Overall best hostels in Nice
    2. Best party hostels in Nice
    3. Best hostels in Nice for solo-travellers
    4. Best hostels in Nice for couples
    5. Best cheap hostels in Nice
    6. Best of the rest hostels in Nice

Overall best hostels in Nice:

  1. Villa Saint Exupery Beach – best hostel for solo-travellers
  2. Hostel Meyerbeer Beach – best party hostel
  3. La Maïoun Guesthouse – best hostel for couples
  4. Hostel Pastoral – best cheap hostel

Best party hostels in Nice

Nice has an amazing nightlife with a big focus on live music, so you need to take advantage of it while you’re there. These hostels also have an awesome vibe with plenty of parties and are located right in the heart of the action!

Hostel OZZ & Bar by Happyculture

best hostels in nice, dorm room at Hostel OZZ & Bar by Happyculture

This super stylish hostel is a 2-minute walk from the central train station, and a 15-minute walk directly to the beach. It’s also close to Nice Etoile Shopping Center and Marc Chagall National Museum. There are heaps of modern social spaces, including an outdoor patio to socialise with your new hostel friends. They have an on-site bar, so it’s the perfect starting point for your night of bar-hopping! Past guests have said that the dorm beds offer a lot of privacy, and that the hostel is in a perfect location with a quick walk to the beach.

Hostel highlights:

  • Outdoor terrace
  • Bar and café
  • Backpack storage
  • Cable TV

🏠 Address: 18 rue Paganini

🏘 Neighbourhood: Les Musiciens

🚍 Nearest Stations: Nice-Ville and Gare Thiers

Book Hostel OZZ & Bar by Happyculture now

Hostel Meyerbeer Beach

best hostels in nice, Hostel Meyerbeer Beach reception

Hostel Meyerbeer Beach won the 2018 and 2019 HOSCAR for the best hostel in France, and backpackers have praised it for its high-quality service and affordable price. This funky beach-themed hostel offers free breakfast, free beach mats and towels, and all their rooms have private en-suites. The hostel also runs a range of social activities including free walking tours, tours to Monaco and bar crawls – perfect for the party-loving backpackers. Best of all, it is super close to the Promenade des Anglais – barely a 5-minute walk. All you have to do is chill on the beach, because everything else is sorted!

Hostel highlights:

  • Free breakfast
  • Free towels and beach mats
  • Common room
  • Café
  • Bicycle hire and parking

🏠 Address: 15 Rue Meyerbeer

🏘 Neighbourhood: Gambetta

🚍 Nearest Station: Alsace Lorraine

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Best hostels in Nice for solo travellers

Solo travellers listen up! Nice is the next city you need to check off your list. It’s an easy city to walk and explore alone, and the beach is a great place to spend the day with a good book. Add in a buzzing nightlife and social scene and you won’t want to leave!

Open House Hostel

best hostels in nice, dorm room in Open House Hostel

This hostel is great for solo travellers, as the staff encourage as much socialising as possible with pub tours, beach parties and group dinner nights. It’s super centrally located, only a 4-minute walk to Massena Square, 2-minute walk to Promenade des Anglais and the beach, and the famous Wayne’s Bar is only 5 minutes away. Take your new hostel buddies just outside the door for an unforgettable night! For solo travellers convenience is key, and this one takes the cake.

Hostel highlights:

  • Free towels
  • Common room
  • Book exchange
  • Group activities

🏠 Address: 6 rue Docteur Jacques Guidoni

🏘 Neighbourhood: Place Massena

🚍 Nearest Station: Massena

Book Open House Hostel now

Villa Saint Exupery Beach

best hostels in nice, view of dorm room and bathrooms at Villa Saint Exupery Beach

Another ideally located hostel – you’ve got both city and beach at your fingertips. Villa Saint Exupery Beach takes socialising and fun to the max. Here you’ve got free walking tours, parties, a TV lounge, a ping pong table room (!!), an onsite bar with happy hour and live music, plus free gym and sauna access. Not to mention they offer HEAPS of activities like scuba diving, pub crawls, sailing, boat tours and skiing in the winter. We think you might have trouble going outside (but you should because the city is awesome)! All this, and a night costs slightly more than a tenner… whhaaatt?!?

Hostel highlights:

  • Free city tour
  • Common room
  • Sauna and gym
  • Bicycle hire
  • ATM
  • Café, bar and restaurant

🏠 Address: 6 Rue Sacha Guitry

🏘 Neighbourhood: Massena

🚍 Nearest Station: Massena

Book Villa Saint Exupery Beach now

Best hostels in Nice for couples

Nice is an ideal place for backpacking couples. Its beautiful Rivera and quality nightlife draw in romantics from all over the world. The best hostels in Nice have a charming, beachy vibe – idyllic for time with that special someone!

Hostel Belle Meuniere

best hostels in nice, private room at Hostel Belle Meuniere

This hostel is great for couples who want to make the most of their time in the city, as it’s 10 minutes from the old town and the beach. It’s also 2 minutes from the central train station, so a romantic getaway to Monaco is reachable in half an hour! Hostel Belle Meuniere is located in a historic mansion, with a charming garden available to guests. It’s just a 13-minute walk to the trendy , from where you can take a romantic stroll on the beach to complete the perfect date night!

Hostel highlights:

  • Free towels
  • Terrace with BBQ
  • Common room
  • Café

🏠 Address: 21 Avenue Durante

🏘 Neighbourhood: Les Musiciens

🚍 Nearest Station: Nice-Ville

Book Hostel Belle Meuniere now

La Maïoun Guesthouse

best hostels in nice, social area at La Maïoun Guesthouse with pool table and tables

This small hostel is located in an old temple and lets guests choose between spacious dorms or an en-suite private room. The hostel has a very chic French countryside vibe, so you and your SO can live out your favourite rom-com or romance novel.  It’s in a great location, just a 5-minute walk to the beach and nearby the Old Town, as well as being situated around some amazing restaurants and bars. They offer a free breakfast and free towels, and there’s also a café and common room for guests to enjoy. Past guests have loved the uniqueness of the hostel, with thoughtful and personal touches spread throughout. Cute or what?

Hostel highlights:

  • Free breakfast
  • Free towels
  • Common room
  • Terrace
  • Café

🏠 Address: 50b Rue Gioffredo

🏘 Neighbourhood: Massena

🚍 Nearest Station: Massena

Book La Maïoun Guesthouse now

Best cheap hostels in Nice

The best hostels in Nice are all pretty affordable at around £15-20 a night, but it always pays to consider their location and what added bonuses they offer.

Hostel Pastoral

best hostels in nice, roof terrace at Hostel Pastoral

This hostel offers an ideal location for a great price. It has a chic outdoor terrace to socialise with other backpackers, a café and an easily accessible guest kitchen. All dorms also include a fridge, so you can have a refreshing drink after a hot day in the sun. The staff have been praised for their helpful and welcoming service, while other guests liked the social atmosphere. It’s also conveniently located next to Gare Thiers station, so if you want to see more of the French Rivera this is a great place to base yourself. Cannes, Antibes and Monaco are a short train ride away. Prices start at an affordable £14 a night. Cha-ching!

Hostel highlights:

  • Outdoor terrace
  • Common room
  • Café
  • Air conditioning

🏠 Address: 27 rue Assalit

🏘 Neighbourhood: Les Musiciens

🚍 Nearest Station: Gare Thiers

Book Hostel Pastoral now

Best of the rest hostels in Nice

Here’s another one that we couldn’t leave of the list…

Antares Hostel

best hostels in nice, dorm room at Antares Hostel

This hostel is perfectly located in the city centre, with an easy 10-minute walk to the beach. All rooms have a private bathroom and air conditioning and they also have computers available to guests – perfect for all you digital nomads. There’s a large courtyard for socialising and in the summer the staff organise some legendary parties. Past guests were super impressed with the friendly atmosphere and ability to easily meet other backpackers. And when you’re ready to hit the town with your new hostel BFFs, Antares is also just a short walk to famous Jazz bar Cave Romagnan!

Hostel highlights:

  • Free towels
  • Free city maps
  • Common room
  • Outdoor terrace

🏠 Address: 5 Avenue Thiers, 06000

🏘 Neighbourhood: Les Musiciens

🚍 Nearest Station: Gare Thiers

Book Antares Hostel now

Grab your shades and sunscreen and head to the real-life Garden of Eden. Bissou!

Have you been to the beautiful city of Nice? What are some unmissable places to check out? Let us know in the comments!

Keep reading:

❇️ The best hostels in France for any backpacker

❇️ Go French yourself: the best hostels in Paris

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