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Villa Saint Exupery Gardens Hostel

22 Avenue Gravier, 06100 Nice, France
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Ranked #12 of 47 Specialty Lodging in Nice
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2009
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Santiago, Chile
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52 reviews 52 reviews
36 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2009

Just Amazing. The best hostel i've ever been, even better than some hotels. The staff is really helpfully with anything you need. When you are taking breakfast, someone of the staff joins you and ask if you have any idea of what are you doing that day or if you need some advise for some places, etc. The breakfast, not... More 

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Surrey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2008

Best hostel in six months of travelling - awesome place. Everyone is so friendly and the bar is uber cheap! 1 euro beers always a plus when your on a budget! The staff is super friendly and the map explaining guy in the morning was so cool. He really knew the area. The breakfast was so good, the breads were... More 

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Sao Paulo/Brazil
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2008

The hostel is meant to be the best hostel of France. We took 1 hour to arrive there, because its up on top of mountains. We had no idea how to reach there by car. Its too far from the beaches, and the most surprising thing about this hostel is the price. Its more expensive than a hotel! Unbelievable! I... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2008

Great place to stay. Would recommend it to anyone and will definitely go back. The staff were super helpful and made sure we got to the best beaches/bars on the coast. They organise great action tours - try the canyoning day trip in the Alps. Though it is on a hill, the shuttle service to/from the tram is great, and... More 

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Wellington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2008

This is a wonderful Hostel to stay at, even if you normally prefer Hotels to Hostels. We booked a 5 bedroom room for our family of 4 (aging parents and 2 boys aged 12 and 16) and happily paid for the extra bed so we could be private. It was actually really useful to have an extra surface as the... More 

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australian
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2008

We only stayed at the Villa for one night, as we were travelling through, and were quite surprised for a hostel to be charging 90 euros for a room, but assumed this was because it was well appointed and in Nice. We were very dissappointed the the accommodation, the room was dirty and the furnishings-bedding etc really ordinary. On arriving... More 

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Connecticut
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2008

I traveled all over Europe for one month, stayed in both hotels and hostels and this was by far the worst accomodations I had. I was seduced by all of the "Top 10 Hostels in the World" and "2007's Best hostel in France" awards that the hostel kept boasting about on their website but upon my arrival, learned quickly that... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2008

You are isolated here - its a bit of a trek to and from the Nice Old Town and the beach - and the cool bars and restaurants. But then again maybe you might find that comforting to be around lots of like minded English speakers for a bit - maybe you can join them up to go somewhere -... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2008

It was my first time in a hostel. VSE is great for responding to inquiries and making you feel like you are not alone in Nice. Be prepared to walk to the hostel if the van is too busy from the train station. It is a 15 minute somewhat up hill walk. It is a great place to meet young... More 

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England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2008

This place was just great for us. There were five of us, two girls and three lads. We had a shared room for eight people. It was lovely and clean and overlooked Nice. I would definitely recommend staying here. There's a shuttle bus that runs from Nice to the hostel (it's up a steep hill). They do day excursions of... More 

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