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Hostel Smith

20 Rue Droite, 06300 Nice, France
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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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 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i like to think i'm pretty reasonable so if you also are then read this review. we were 2 girls in an 8 bed mixed dorm, and we stayed 4 nights. PROS the bathrooms are newly renovated great location, 5 mins to the beach and right in the centre of the old town wifi works pretty well for a hostel... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What to say - a night without sleep for my friend and me. A lantern that is on all night just in front of the window. No AC therefore the need to keep the window open. Terribly noisy the whole night, impossible to sleep even with earplugs (right next to a main road). The mattresses were a joke. For a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Very chilled out vibe, close to shops and most importantly the beach. Staff are friendly and helpful - we arrived and were told our booking hadn't been accepted online despite having a confirmation email - straight away we were placed in a private room at no extra cost - very happy with this result! Surprisingly enough it is not hot... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Amazing location! Near to the lovely beach and on such a beautiful little street. Great friendly atmosphere throughout the hostel. Good facilities, kitchen etc and good showers and toilets. Only downside is the wifi - mine didn't work til the second day and my friend's phone didn't connect at all. However it did work for some people! Would recommend this... More 

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NiceJulio, Gérant at Hostel Smith, responded to this review

Hello Phillip , Thanks for the nice review ,sorry for the WiFi but it's now fix . Best wishes Frank More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

Stayed here for 3 nights. First about the good things. The hostel is located in the centre of Nices old town and the beach is quickly and easy accessible by foot. The (changing) receptionists are friendly and helpful. The beds and bedsheets are clean. But still there are some points that make this hostel unstayable. The major point is the... More 

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Bonjour Ferontos , Désole pour le bruit nous n'avons pas encore installe le double vitrage anti-bruit mais nous sommes en... More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Reading reviews of this hostel prior to getting there did make me a bit cornered about my stay there. However upon our arrival at the hostel we met Frank the owner of the property. He was really hospitable, friendly and very knowledge about the area and nearby places to visit. He surely made our stay more welcoming. The location of... More 

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NiceJulio, Gérant at Hostel Smith, responded to this review

Hello Jessica , Thank you very much for all the tricks ,and for your review . Best wishes Frank More 

Ennis, Ireland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I stayed here for 3 nights, I slept so badly due to drinking in rooms all night and music. Floors although cleaned every afternoon, was covered in beer puddles and rubbish every night. Location was ideal for us, but I would have rather have had an extra walk and a few hours of sleep.

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