We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Altair Hostel

Show Prices
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
Altair Hostel
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

88 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 50: English reviews
Start your review of Altair Hostel
 Click to rate
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I like the place. Good location, free wifi and this was first place where we actually met new people. Big plus was you get to lock your luggage for the time when you get to know the city. I really recommend to book a hostel and not hotel when you want to meet people.

Thank Kiia M
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Watch out because some booking sites describe this as a hotel, which it most definitely is not ! If I could have rated it no stars I would have done. Think French hospitality of the 1970's (ie take it or leave it)

Thank Martin F
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Horrible absolutely horrible. The good reviews have been written by the owner. Look carefully the all only have ever posted one review. We were bitten by bed bugs owner laughed. Homeless people pay 2 euros to sleep in lobby come into your room to use toilets. Rooms have no lockers we paid for 5 nights lost our money left after...

Thank Brad P
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

When we got to the hostel, they gave us our key (€30 deposit) and told us our room was not there. They had a man guide us 15 minutes away from the hostel to a small building, and when we opened the for it was pitch black inside. He brought us to the 2nd floor and opened a 6 bed...

1Thank Jessica S
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 August 2016

What a good deal this hostel was. The location , the staff, the rooms with their bathrooms, the common kitchen and their common room, the free WiFi and the rest of their servive, everything was great.

Thank jamesrotter55
Hamburg, Germany
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Thank you Altair hostel for the good price and service you offer to low budget travelers. I read some really bad comments about this hostel and honestly these people must have had a big problem with the owner or the staff because I didn't see anything that can allow someone so many mean things. As I'm concerned many thanks to...

Thank geraldinehammer
Stuttgart, Germany
Reviewed 5 August 2016

I really loved this place for several reasons: the people working there are very nice and helpful,they do their best, then the location is just perfect,you have everything just around the hostel. For the price I paid I was extremely pleased with the service I got: free WiFi, good room with air-conditioning and wonderful bathroom, nice common room where I...

Thank gregoryzabel
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 3 August 2016

This hostel was great because first of all it has really good low prices and good quality services and an incredible good location. The manager was a good guy who helped with some good advises about places in Nice. The rooms are not luxury but clean and functional. Good free wifi in the whole place. It's a good deal and...

Thank maxwellhenderson
Hampshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Small Itchy little room Bug infestation in bathroom Stain on sheets and staff turned it inside out when I wanted them changed Lack of natural light Window doesn't lock unsafe dangerous Blood and stains on walls Three tiered Buck bed Dusty and dirty and hard for Asthma suffer Present Lockers did not work Staff - unhelpful, rude, uninformed and lazy

Thank gbl18
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Stayed here with a couple of friendsand reallyhad a good stay.Philippe the owner is a greatguy,helped us a lot to what to do in Nice and where to go and avoid the expensive touristic places. His hostel is really the cheapest place in town and really offers a great service for the price you pay.

Thank patrickhennings

25 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

All Traveller Photos (25)
Hotel & Grounds (1)
Room/Suite (5)
Bathroom (1)
Other (18)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Nice hotels
Hotel Wilson
Hotel Wilson
#99 of 204 in Nice
239 reviews
Hotel Ozz By HappyCulture
Hotel Antares
Hotel Antares
#92 of 204 in Nice
236 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Open House Nice
Open House Nice
#7 of 50 in Nice
62 reviews
Old Town / Vieux Nice
Hostel Smith Beach
Hostel Smith Beach
#18 of 50 in Nice
223 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices


  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )

Additional Information about Altair Hostel

Address: 10 rue de Suisse, 06000 Nice, France
Region: France > Provence > French Riviera - Cote d'Azur > Nice > Centre
Price Range: RM93 - RM306 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com so you can book your Altair Hostel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Altair Hostel staff and other travellers.
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Altair Hostel staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Any room is good”
 of 5 bubbles jamesrotter55, 11 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Quieter far from the reception”
 of 5 bubbles geraldinehammer, 8 Aug 2016 | Read review
“take a room with a balcony”
 of 5 bubbles gregoryzabel, 5 Aug 2016 | Read review
“rooms on the south side have a nice view on the church”
 of 5 bubbles maxwellhenderson, 3 Aug 2016 | Read review
“anyone is ok”
 of 5 bubbles patrickhennings, 28 Jul 2016 | Read review
5 of 5