Best Hostels in NiceNice is one of the major travelling focal points on France’s glittering Côte d’Azur. Its mix of Old World feel, seaside charm and lively life – both day and night – make this famous French city a must-visit location.

But it’s not just the sun on the sea that sparkles and glitters: this city is majorly expensive and has a massive reputation for lavish, decades-old hotels – not so much for backpacking.

Thankfully the hostels here mean you won’t be outpriced from experiencing it all for yourself. Plus we’ve sorted through the best hostels in Nice, making sure that there’s something for everyone in this awesome city.

These hostels are handpicked to 1) be awesome and 2) save you money. Let’s see what there is for you in this bargain guide to the best hostels in Nice!

Editor’s note – Ready to see beyond Nice? Check out our 16 best day trips from Nice!

The Best Hostels in Nice: Round-up

Best Overall Hostel in Nice – La Maïoun Guesthouse
Best Party Hostel in Nice – Villa Saint Exupery Beach
Best Hostel for Solo Travellers in Nice – Antares Hostel
Best Hostel near Promenade des Anglais – Hostel Meyerbeer Beach
Best Hostel near Nice Old Town – Open House Hostel
Best Hostel near Nice Côte d’Azur Airport – Backpacker’s Hostel Chez Patrick
Best Hostel near Gare de Nice-Ville – Hostel Belle Meuniere
Best High-end Hostel in Nice – Hostel OZZ by Happyculture
Best Cheap Hostel in Nice – Hostel Pastoral
Best Hostel with a Private Room in Nice – Hostel Baccarat

10 Best Hostels in Nice

Best Overall Hostel in Nice

 La Maïoun Guesthouse 

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La Maïoun Guesthouse is the best overall hostel in Nice

Why we like La Maïoun Guesthouse…
What we like the most about the best overall hostel in Nice isn’t necessarily the fact that it’s set in an old heritage building dating back to 1855 – although that is cool; what we like the most is that it’s welcoming, features a homemade breakfast and is in a great central location.

La Maïoun Guesthouse is perfect for…
If you’re looking for somewhere with a bit more charm and character than you might find in a large hostel, or especially in a hotel, then La Maïoun Guesthouse will be a good fit for you. Plus the rooms are tasteful and classic, the staff are friendly, the location’s great – what more do you want?

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Best Party Hostel in Nice

 Villa Saint Exupery Beach 

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Villa Saint Exupery Beach is the best party hostel in Nice

Why we like Villa Saint Exupery Becah…
We like the social vibe and the good atmosphere cultivated at this Nice backpackers hostel – but what we like more is the bar and its happy hours and drinks deals. This makes Villa Saint Exupery Beach a great place to have fun and, for us, the best party hostel in Nice.

Villa Saint Exupery Becah is perfect for…
So, needless to say, if you’re looking for a place to let your down and party (even just a little bit) then you might be interested in staying at this youth hostel in Nice. And, for when you want to go out, the social vibe is strong enough that you’ll probably meet some people to explore the nightlife that Nice has to offer.

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Best Hostel for Solo Travellers in Nice

 Antares Hostel 

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Antares Hostel is the best hostel for solo travellers in Nice

Why we like Antares Hostel…
We can’t fault the social atmosphere going on at this top hostel in Nice. We also love the location – very close to the city’s main railway station – but still that doesn’t overshadow just how social this hostel really is. Not only that, but the staff are super welcoming and friendly, making this easily the best hostel for solo travellers in Nice.

Antares Hostel is perfect for…
Of course, this is the sort of place that really benefits somebody who’s travelling by themselves. It can be scary navigating a new city, so to be made to feel welcome by the staff at this Nice backpackers hostel, and to be able to make friends thanks to the great atmosphere – well, that’s just what you need!

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Best Hostel near Promenade des Anglais

 Hostel Meyerbeer Beach 

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Hostel Meyerbeer Beach is the best hostel near Promenade des Anglais

Why we like Hostel Meyerbeer Beach…
Aside from being a generally nice and laid-back hostel, which we like, what we really love about this Nice backpackers hostel is its proximity to the beach; being the best hostel near Promenade des Anglais also means being the best hostel near Neptune Plage and the golden sands of Nice in general, which is very easy to like!

Hostel Meyerbeer Beach is perfect for…
Beach-lovers! Yes, if you enjoy being near the beach then staying at this top hostel in Nice is something you should definitely consider. The facilities and staff are excellent, which really shouldn’t be a surprise since this is an award-winning youth hostel in Nice.

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Best Hostel near Vieux Nice

 Open House Hostel 

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Open House Hostel is the best hostel near Vieux Nice

Why we like Open House Hostel…
Location! We love the location of this top hostel in Nice. It’s near Massena Square (the main city square in Nice), the beaches of Promenade des Anglais, plus the terrace-filled Old Town (that’s ‘Vieux Nice’ in French) with all its bars and clubs – easily making it the best hostel near Vieux Nice. And then we also love the party atmosphere at this place, too.

Open House Hostel is perfect for…
Beach-lovers! Yes, if you enjoy being near the beach then staying at this top hostel in Nice is something you should definitely consider. The facilities and staff are excellent, which really shouldn’t be a surprise since this is an award-winning youth hostel in Nice.

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Best Hostel near Nice Côte d’Azur Airport

Backpacker’s Hostel Chez Patrick 

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Backpacker’s Hostel Chez Patrick is the best hostel near Nice Côte d’Azur Airport

Why we like Backpacker’s Hostel Chez Patrick…
We like this hostel’s credentials, having been mentioned in various travel guides over the years – but we also like that it’s the best hostel near Nice Côte d’Azur Airport. How? Because there’s a stop for the airport shuttle very near to this hostel, making getting to the airport very hassle-free – almost like a dream.

Backpacker’s Hostel Chez Patrick is perfect for…
If you like the idea of being well located then this Nice backpackers hostel is for you: it’s a 5-minute walk to Nice’s main train hub, 15 minutes on foot to Promenade des Anglais and beaches – plus there’s a nearby airport shuttle stop. Convenience doesn’t get much more convenient than this.

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Best Hostel near Gare de Nice-Ville

 Hostel Belle Meuniere •

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Hostel Belle Meuniere is the best hostel near Gare de Nice-Ville

Why we like Hostel Belle Meuniere…
Being the best hostel near Gare de Nice-Ville – the main railway station in Nice – we love the convenience of this budget hostel in Nice. We also quite like how it’s stylish but in a classy way and set in an old building, which gives it a nice sprinkling of character in a city that’s all about Old World coastal charm.

Hostel Belle Meuniere is perfect for…
If you’re interested in being literally just a couple of minutes’ walk away from the main train hub in Nice, then this hostel is for you. It’s so much more than a station hostel, too, so if you like convenience combined with comfy beds and clean facilities then you’ll love it here.

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Best High-end Hostel in Nice

 Hostel OZZ by Happyculture •

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Hostel OZZ by Happyculture is the best high-end Hostel in Nice

Why we like Hostel OZZ by Happyculture…
With all its effortless style and design-conscious setting, the cutting-edge cool of Hostel OZZ by Happyculture makes it – in our eyes – the coolest hostel in Nice. It just looks so… cool! And that, aside from it being an all-round great hostel, is probably what we like the most about it.

Hostel OZZ by Happyculture is perfect for
Digital nomads! If you’re looking for somewhere to stay that isn’t the run-of-the-mill hostel – since, as a digital nomad, you’ve probably stayed in your fair share of dives – then you should be looking at this, the best high-end hostel in Nice. Of course, there’s also ample space to lay down your laptop and get typing, too.

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Best Cheap Hostel in Nice

 Hostel Pastoral 

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Hostel Pastoral is the best cheap hostel in Nice

Why we like Hostel Pastoral…
We love the prices involved with staying at this budget hostel in Nice – they’re so good that we’d actually say this is the best cheap hostel in Nice. Value for money means a lot, so taking into account the cleanliness, cool common areas (including roof terrace) and the great staff, staying here feels like a true bargain.

Hostel Pastoral is perfect for…
If you’re backpacking through Europe you’ll be wanting to save money where possible, so staying at this recommended hostel in Nice would probably be a good idea for you. The price is great – and the staff, who are over-and-above helpful and friendly, really make staying here a pleasure.

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Best Hostel with a Private Room in Nice

 Hostel Baccarat 

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Hostel Baccarat is the best hostel with a private room in Nice

Why we like Hostel Baccarat…
This is the best hostel with a private room in Nice – so as you might expect, we love the private rooms here: they’re spacious, stylish and tastefully decorated, bright and generally great places to retreat to after a day in the heat and decadence of Nice’s old streets and sparkling coastline.

Hostel Baccarat is perfect for…
Couples! If you’re looking for a bit of a hotel-esque seclusion in a hostel with a fun-loving hostel atmosphere (and hostel prices, most importantly), and if you’re travelling as a couple, then the characterful Hostel Baccarat will probably most likely be a great fit for you. Party-lovers will also enjoy the bar here.

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Conclusion to the best hostels in Nice, France

We hope that you’ll find somewhere to stay out of all the hostels we’ve categorised for you above.

Whether it’s somewhere convenient and simple, or a little more extravagant and stylish, you’ll be sipping rosé looking out onto the tranquil waves of the Côte d’Azur itself – like a dream come true, but without dipping into your life savings.

And remember: if all else fails, we recommend that you check out our choice for best overall hostel in Nice: La Maïoun Guesthouse. It’s cool, quirky, comfy and will suit just about any traveller, backpacker, young vacationer or digital nomad that wants to visit the beautiful city of Nice.

Have fun!

PS – Heading to Paris next? Check out our money-saving guide for the coolest hostels in Paris.