About Villahostels and Nice, France

We are proud to offer high-quality services and facilities, managed by competent and friendly staff, all at reasonable prices. We’ll help you organise a fun trip for your group. Simple group bookings.

Helpful and knowledgeable staff at a hostel in Nice
A cosy double room with ensuite bathroom in a hostel in Nice, France.
A group of backpackers in a youth hostel in Nice, France.
A fully equipped Gym at Villa Hostel in Nice, France
A large, cool bar and communal area in the biggest and best hostel in Nice, France
Computers and screens lined up in the business area of a hostel in Nice, France. Free WiFi!
A colourful dedicated groups room in a hostel in Nice, France
The modern ground floor of the best hostel in Nice, France with globe lights, neon signs and fun bar

Why Choose Nice?

Art, sport, leisure and adventure.

Nice has long attracted travellers inspired by its colourful old town, long beach and cultural heritage. The city is rich with museums, art galleries, theatres and music venues.

With its central location on the French Riviera, Nice has great access to other beaches, historic old towns and fishing villages dotted along the coast.

  • Museums: Museum of Contemporary Art (MAMAC), Matisse Museum set in Roman ruins, Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of Asian Arts, Photography Museum, Chagall, Picasso (Antibes) Renoir (Cagnes- Sur-Mer), Maeght Foundation (Vence), Oceanographic Museum (Monaco) and others.
  • Public transport with links to Antibes, Cannes, Eze Village, Monaco, Vence, Saint Paul de Vence, Grasse, plus ski stations in the Southern French Alps.

Why Choose Villahostels?

The best location on the Cote d’Azur with more than 15 years experience in looking after groups.

We are a luxury hostel of 200 beds located in the heart of Nice on the French Riviera, and have been ranked in the Top 10 out of 15,000 hostels, 5 years in a row. With reasonable prices, superior services and facilities, and a knowledgeable staff, we can help you organize a fun, stress-free group trip to Nice.

The Villa St. Exupery is located off the main city square Place Massena, next to the Old Town and Nice’s famous beaches. We are close to all amenities, including museums, college campuses, convention center, sports arenas, public transportation, the central train station and much more.

On the Mediterranean seaside, Nice has cheap and wide-spanning public transit to all the cities and towns in the region, including Monaco, Villefranche and Eze (daytrip East) and Antibes and Cannes (daytrip West). Nice has the greatest concentration of cultural activities in France after Paris. It’s a lively city with many hidden gems waiting to be discovered. Our amazing location on the French Riviera, in the heart of the city of Nice, is one of the many reasons why groups have been coming back to stay with us year after year. 

Our reservation process is very flexible, and we can help organize every part of your stay, from excursion and activities, to transportation and meals, on-site or to take away. We are happy to offer a personalized booking process that is tailored to suit the needs and budget of your group.

We have dormitories from 3 to 14 beds for students (all en suite), and modern private rooms en suite for supervisors & teachers.

Couple this with our great value for money and flexible approach to delivering ideal group holidays and it’s easy to see why we are a popular choice.

Features and Services

  • Dedicated group coordinator for your reservation, and French-English bilingual reception.
  • Meal options to suit any group, either on-site or packed to go.
  • Restaurant/café/bar and great social areas.
  • Large meeting space available with seating for 30+, conference tables, flat-screen hi-definition TV, and sound system (bar only), great for meetings or rehearsals.
  • Cheap transport links to surrounding cities, including Eze, Monaco, Antibes and Cannes 
  • City centre location in Nice, perfect for visiting the region, cultural and historical field trips, ideal for history and art students and great for a night out.
  • Tourist information to help plan your stay.
  • Freedom to adjust the number of persons and the dates of your group (availability permitting).
  • Excursions and activities for groups, including walking tours, pub crawls and diving.
  • Secure key-card access to buildings and rooms; 24-hour reception / security.
  • Free use of computers connected to the Internet, and free WiFi throughout the property.
  • Large choice of rooms: All rooms of the hostel are en suite. Singles, doubles, triples, and shared dormitories from 4 to 14 beds.
  • Excellent amenities: 24-Hour Gym, large common spaces with couches and TV, large bar with ample seating.
  • Secure storage area for luggage, sports equipment, musical instruments, before, during and after your stay.
  • Sheets and towels are always provided, so you can travel lightly. We provide quality bedding for a good night’s sleep. 

Types of Groups


University student groups will be happy with our secure, safe and clean hostel in a very central location.

Accommodation is available for university groups of all sizes, with a range of extra services like study areas, large meeting spaces, conference tables and a flat-screen hi-def TV. Our cafe and bar offers breakfast, lunch and evening meals if required. Our bar is also available to throw your own party. 


We are accredited to work with school groups of all ages, through the Ministry for Youth and Sport, registered under number 060881173.  We provide a secure, safe and clean location for student groups in Nice. Book your stay at Villa Hostel Nice, and we will help you organise a wonderful journey with your school group.

The Villa Hostel is located in the heart of Nice, so your students will have access to all the culture and history necessary to satisfy their curiosity. Our staff put safety and security first: we have 24-hour reception with a night guardian, secure key-card access to buildings and all rooms, and security cameras in all public areas and hallways.


We have all the services and facilities necessary to host your sports teams or athletic group, whether you’re competing in Nice or for a team-building retreat on the French Riviera.

We provide safe and secure storage facilities for bikes and sports gear like skiing, hiking, football, and hockey. We’ll help you organize a fun and stress-free trip to Nice, and have years of experience working with marathoners, cyclists, triathletes, as well as football teams, hockey teams, and many others.

We know that rest and nutrition are both important to sports groups that stay with us. We can cater to any dietary requirements your team may have.


Nice is one of the largest cultural centers in France, second only to Paris, well known for a thriving musical community and venues ranging from local bars to one of France’s largest stadiums and the famous Nice opera house. Villa Hostels has housed music groups for years, both independently and in cooperation with the city of Nice.

Our hostel is well situated in the city center of Nice, close to theaters, the opera house, the conservatory and concert halls, plus the Old Town and its many local bars and jazz clubs. Whether you’ve come to Nice to perform in one of the many cultural events, or simply for inspiration on one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world, our team is there to help organize your stay from A to Z. We can offer storage and transportation for your musical instruments if necessary.

We offer accommodation for musical groups with a range of extra services and facilities including space to practice and large meeting spaces available with seating for 30+, conference tables, flat-screen hi-definition TV, and sound system. Our café/bar and restaurant offers breakfast, lunch and evening meals as required so you can focus on your music. We’ll take care of the rest.


Whether it’s a birthday, a reunion or a party, we are here to help you celebrate special occasions!

We have lots of experience catering to groups of different sizes for all kinds of celebrations, so whether you are a group of 10 people looking for a get-together or 50 friends and family gathering for a celebration, we can host and help. Simply tell us what your group is looking for, and we’ll provide you and your guests with quality service and a fantastic experience. At Villa Hostels we’re happy to help organize everything you need, and our hostel is perfectly situated in the center of Nice and just a short walk from the beach for a fun-filled weekend of celebration and partying.

We have space for small and large groups, with a fully-licensed bar with bottle-service options, self-catering kitchen or full-service catering with special menus and activity partners. We can make your special occasion one to remember, and exactly to your specifications. Keep our pub crawl in mind as one way to entertain a group looking for fun. 

Transportation and Arrival

Please get in touch if you need advice on transport. Nice has a very affordable transit network that connect to many towns on the French Riviera. We are also able to help you with coach options for travelling in the area. And we can give advice on parking a coach in the area. 

Group Transport


Delicious, healthy meal options prepared by our chefs at a competitive price, and according to your group’s dietary needs.

Beef stew in a blue ceramic bowl, lunch on the french riviera
A Salami baguette with butter, group catering and accommodation
A chocolate brownie with Walnuts on a black plate, great food and group bookings
Salmon with lemon on a wooden plate, food at Villa Hostels, Nice, France
Chickpeas salad with cucumber in a glass bowl, group catering in France
A person eating a fruit salad with strawberries and pomegranate
Salad in a blue striped bowl for lunch at Villa Hostels
Salmon on a black plate with salad, food for group bookings at Villa Hostels, Nice

Breakfast and Lunch

Breakfast – 8€

Buffet, includes eggs, ham, cheese, yoghurt, fresh fruit, bread, butter, jam, cereal, milk, coffee, tea and hot chocolate.

Exupery lunch pack – 9.50€

As a picnic or for the bus-ride back home, our portable lunch packs will keep everybody satisfied and well-fed, wherever you are.


Simple dinner – 13€

A filling, healthy main dish.

Standard dinner – 18€

Your choice of Starter and a Main OR Main + Dessert, and a choice of drink.

Full dinner – 21€

Starter, Main and Dessert, and choice of drink.

Our groups menu

Delicious, healthy meal options prepared by our chefs at a competitive price.

We can meet any special dietary needs your group has –halal, kosher, gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan etc.


  • Cheese plate 
  • Croque monsieur & with salad 
  • Vegetable tart & salad 
  • Three cheeses tart & salad
  • Tomato and Mozzarella salad 
  • Greek salad (feta, tomato, cucumber)

Main course

  • Roast pork with thyme and potato gratin 
  • Hake fillet with basil sauce 
  • Royal couscous
  • Basque style chicken  
  • Linguine with Bolognese sauce 
  • Chicken curry with coconut milk 
  • Beef Lasagna
  • Chicken fillet with mushroom and cream sauce 
  • Seafood pasta 


  • Apple Tart with vanilla and caramel sauce
  • Chocolat fondant
  • Lemon meringue pie 
  • Ile flottante (vanilla and creme dessert)
  • Seasonal fruit salad 
  • Chocolate waffle with sugar or chocolate 
  • Bowl of ice cream 


Group activities in Nice

Dedicated group coordinator for your reservation, and French-English bilingual reception.

Scuba diver under a large shoal of fish in a blue sea, diving on the French Riviera with Villa Hostels
Blue sun loungers and umbrellas on a pebble beach, best beaches in Nice
A woman in a blue safety helmet holding a red rope abseiling down a waterfall
A group of people with canyoning equipment and safety helmets, canyoning from Nice, France.
Friends cheering and having lunch on a boat on the French Riviera
A groups of friends in a city square, smiling and having their photo taken
People dancing at a disco, great nightlife in Nice, France
The red facade of the Matisse museum, a beautiful building with shuttered windows with trees outside

Villa Hostels can help you organize many different activities for your group during your stay in Nice. Our negotiated prices are the best available.

Here are some of our suggestions:

Nice city walking tour

Book a city tour with our very own guide, learn about the history of Nice’s Old Town from the Greeks to today. A historical tour but also entertaining, tailor-made for different groups and adapted to different ages.

Pub crawl

Visit several of Nice’s best bars and nightclubs with a price that includes cheap drinks along the way, starting at the hostel. We have the best prices available, so make sure you book through us for a discount. 

Scuba diving boat trip with snorkelling

A rich underwater world awaits along the coast of the French Riviera. When not diving, you can snorkel on a protected Coral Reef or simply sunbathe on deck. You will be accompanied by experienced Padi diving instructors and no previous experience is necessary.

Museums: Museum of Contemporary Art (MAMAC)

Matisse Museum set in Roman ruins, Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of Asian Arts, Photography Museum, Chagall, Picasso (Antibes) Renoir (Cagnes- Sur-Mer), Maeght Foundation (Vence), Oceanographic Museum (Monaco) and others.

For more activities and great things to do around Nice, check out our See and Do Section:

How to book your group

The Villa Saint Exupéry offers a simple and flexible reservation process.

Start by sending us an email to [email protected], or by calling us on +33 4 93 16 13 45.

If you have already contacted us and are ready to make your reservation, please fill out this form.

To confirm your reservation, we ask for a deposit of 50%, to be paid as soon as possible. You will then be free to modify the number of participants and the dates, availability permitting. We will always do our best to give you the dates and room-types you have chosen.

*We have negotiated rates for agents.

Download our Brochure

Download a printable .pdf of the groups brochure.


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Security, Payment and Cancellation Policies

Rules and Security:

To protect the peace and quiet of our neighbours, please do not stand outside the building after 10pm.

Our bar opens at 6pm. Alcohol will not be served to minors (under the age of 18) in accordance with French law. You must inform your group that it is forbidden to consume alcohol in the rooms. It is also forbidden to bring in alcohol from outside.

Smoking is not permitted indoors anywhere on the premises.

Your group must respect the rules of the hostel and the instructions of the staff.

In the unlikely event of a major incident, such as a fire, your group must assemble outside the building opposite, in front of Galeries Lafayette. For your safety and ours, please communicate this information to your group prior to arrival.

Payment and cancellation policy:

The 50% deposit must be paid to confirm your booking. The balance is due 30 days prior to arrival. Any bank transfer charges are payable by the client.

Late changes and cancellations will be dealt with flexibly, but may incur charges.

Cancellations made more than 45 days prior to arrival will result in a refund of the deposit (less bank transfer costs).

If canceled between the 44th day and the 30th day prior to arrival, the deposit will not be refunded.

Cancellations made less than 30 days before arrival or during the stay will result in payment of the full price of the stay.

Great for groups

  • 200 beds in city centre
  • Best hostel in Nice
  • Fun and secure
  • 24 Hour Gym
  • Great activities

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Explore the diverse marine life of the mediterranean sea scuba diving on the beautiful French Riviera. A rich underwater world awaits you around the caves, walls and pinnacles of this coastline. A trip with a 2½ hour tour of the coast and its spectacular sights and Marine Life.

You will be accompanied by experienced Padi diving instructors and no previous experience is necessary. When not diving, you can snorkel around the Marine reserve coral reef. 

Leaving at 9 am and 2 pm with a 40% discount if you book through the hostel. 

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Tour de France 2024

For the first time in 100 years the Tour de France in finishing in Nice! The worlds biggest cycle race will attract people from around the globe looking to celebrate this famous race. Expect a fun packed few days of celebration and parties all over the city.

Stay with Villahostels in the heart of Nice, and make this years Tour de France something to remember.


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More than 100,000 people come to Nice carnival. This year's edition looks set to be another big event, with performers from around the world coming to Nice. The theme is King of Pop Culture; expect to see all kinds of decorated floats celebrating this annual theme.

Tickets for the stands can be bought in advance. The festival atmosphere carries on after the performance in the many bars of the old town.


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New Years Eve Party

Nice is a great place to spend New Year's, with events organised all over the city.

The hostel bar will be busy from 6pm onwards, and will run until late. A special pub crawl event will be leaving from the hostel - give us a call or email for details. Don't forget to explore the Christmas market that carries over New Year into January.

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The water is still warm mid- October, so why not try scuba diving on the French Riviera. Take a 2½ hour boat tour of the coast, accompanied by experienced Padi diving instructors. No previous experience necessary. When not diving, you can snorkel around the marine reserve coral reef. Leaving at 9 am and 2 pm with a 40% discount if you book through the hostel. 

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Come join us for a MASSIVE party this halloween at the hostel bar. If previous parties are anything to go by, this is going to be a mad, bad event for a big crowd. 

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Villahostels Buffet Breakfast!

Delicious #breakfast with eggs, ham, salami, cheese, yogurt, fresh fruit, bread, butter, jam, cereal, milk, coffee, tea, hot chocolate and more! Stay with @villahostels us and let us help you plan your trip!  The biggest and best #hostel in Nice, France. 🍳🥖🧀

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Come try our bar crawl, starting at our hostel bar at 9pm. You'll meet new people, explore a range of different bars and clubs in Nice, with great guides who provide a safe and fun environment.

For exact times and dates, please contact the hostel.

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Rugby world Cup France - September 2023

Don't miss the Rugby world cup games in Nice, starting in just a few days. Whether you watch the games live at the Nice Allianz Riviera stadium or in town, the city is going to be celebrating this September.

Games played in Nice:
Wales v. Portugal 16th September
England v. Japan 17th September
Italy v. Urugay 20th September
Scotland v. Tonga 24th September

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