Villa Hostels in Nice

Cafe Terrace - Villa Saint Exupery

Some hostels are so loved by travelers they have a reputation that precedes them on the road. Such is the case with the Villa Saint Exupéry Hostels in Nice, France. As I made my way by rail through Southern France, the buzz around these hostels grew as more and more travelers raved about their stay at one of the two properties.

Villa Hostels in Nice

Villa Hostels in Nice France

Located on the French Riviera, Nice is famous for its sunshine and proximity to the beaches of the Côte d’Azur. Its central location also makes it a great base city for taking day trips to Cannes, St Tropez, Antibes and the Principality of Monaco.

Nice beach - Villa Saint Exupery

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Villa Saint Exupéry Hostels offer two accommodation options in the city –Beach Hostel and Gardens Hostel –that truly provide luxury on a budget. With five-star facilities, the hostels have won top awards from Hostel World, Hostel Bookers, Lonely Planet and Tripadvisor. Additionally, Villa Saint Exupéry Gardens Hostel has been voted in the Top Ten Hostels worldwide five times and five years.

Villa Saint Exupéry Beach Hostel is situated in the city centre, a stone’s throw from the beach, main square and the Old Town.

Dorm Rooms - Villa Saint Exupery Hostels in Nice

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The Beach hostel is the best place to get your party on. The property’s Big Hostel Bar boasts the lowest price on drinks around and is a great place to meet other travelers and make new friends before heading out to explore Nice’s late-night venues.

Bicycle Rental - Villa Saint Exupery Hostels in Nice

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The Beach Hostel also has a gym and sauna that are free to use. Seriously, how cool is that?  I’ve never heard of a hostel with a free gym before!

Sea View - Villa Saint Exupery Hostels in Nice

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Villa Saint Exupéry Gardens Hostel, which is located in a converted monastery, offers a more relaxed vibe. The dorms and private rooms here have sea views and are surrounded by gardens.

Dorm Room - Villa Saint Exupery Hostels in Nice

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In addition to plenty of space in the gardens for relaxing and reflecting, there is also a Chapel, which by day is a quiet sanctuary. At night the Chapel becomes a bar with drink specials, making it a great place to meet fellow travelers.

Surrounded By Gardens - Villa Saint Exupery Hostels in Nice

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Though the Gardens Hostel is a bit further from the city centre, a FREE shuttle service runs to and from the Comte de Falicon tram stop.

Beach Bar and Cafe - Villa Saint Exupery Hostels in Nice

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Both hostels have WIFI and computers, 24-hour security with no curfew and no lockout, laundry service and large lockers in all rooms. Friendly staff are able to help you plan your time in the destination and can book activities such as water sports, boat trips and bike hire. Oh and even more importantly, a stay at both hostels comes with a FREE walking tour of the city.

Free Walking Tour - Villa Saint Exupery Hostels in Nice

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Next time I’m in Nice I’m for sure staying with Villa Saint Exupéry Hostels!

For more information on these fabulous Nice hostels, visit VillaHostels.com, like them on Facebook, or follow on Twitter @VillaSaintEx.

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