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Hostel Smith

20 Rue Droite, 06300 Nice, France
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015 via mobile

I was in Smith Hostel for few days and wished i could move to another hostel. It's the most basic thing you can get. WIFI that's working onky in Staff phones, but clients never get to use it. I tried iphone, laptop and tab in vain. The rooms and the kitchen arent clean enough. The only good thing about The... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

We were put in a dorm when we booked a twin apartment. We told staff this, they made us wait in the foyer for 30 minutes while they argued as to why we were put in the wrong room and who's fault is was. Then we were put in a twin dorm, again not what we booked. This room was... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

We have stayed in private rooms in numerous hostels but this one needed a few additions for a hostel standard. Only 1 out of 3 bulbs worked in our room. There was no rubbish bin, no cover for the quilt and the pillow case and sheet had holes. There were no towels. The situation was very central but on an... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

So many negative reviews here cant understand you guys...for the price and location this hostel is an excellent choice! The rooms are not so modern and well equiped but i liked the whole atmosphere there! Showers were clean,beds were good enough,and even if you couldnt close the door of the room properly i felt safe with all the people i... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

You should never expect too much from a hostel as they all serve a particular purpose...cheap and basic. My review will tell you all about Hostel Smith and then for you to decide if it is for you. It is difficult to find at first as it is situated in the Old Town of maze back alleys and on entering... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Awesoke location! Beds were okay a little squished together though. It was creepy walking up the stairs to the rooms as it was in an apartment building and could use a bigger sign, it was a little hard to find. Minimal powerpoints in the room and the wifi was a little dodgy but again the location was great so it... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Stayed a couple of nights and for 20e a night you really cannot afford to be too fussy. This is an old building in a busy street and expect it to be tricky too find and quite noisy. Saying that just one look around tells you all the houses are like that in the old quarter but stay in a... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 via mobile

This hostel was a mission to find. No signage anywhere other than a tiny tiny sign that can't be seen very well. The staff gave us a key and lockers on day 2 of a 3 day stay. And on day 2 we arrived home around 9:30pm and found our bags had been moved and someone else was making the... More 

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3 Thank williamsmartin852
frank s, Gérant at Hostel Smith, responded to this review

Bonjour william , we are sorry very about the signage and the difficulties finding the hostel. The reason for the small sign is because of our location in the Old Town. It is a protected area due to its historic value. We are sorry to hear about your key problems also, however we are known to have very reasonable opening... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015 via mobile

Our stay at this hostel was terrible. The worst part was the showers, the hostel expects the showers to be used as unisex with 2 showers and 2 toilets in the same room but the shower screen is basically translucent, you can see whoever is inside showering... Plus there is no where to put any change of clothes or towel... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Hostal Smith is slap bang in the centre of the old town!! I found the hostel to be clean and comfortable! The staff were pleasant! Would definitely recommend Hostal Smith if you're staying in Nice on a budget!

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