Mont Boron Hostel - Nice
Nice - Mont Boron
Route du Fort du Mont Alban
Quiet and peaceful, this Hostel is perfect for those who love nature, walks, journeys… Located between Nice and VilleFranche, you will have a great choice of beaches, places to go out and visits to make through the small and shortcut paths. You will find a friendly atmosphere and our team will be happy to answer all your questions… So please come and see us, we will be happy to welcome you!
Important!: Last bus going up from Place Massèna is at 8 pm! After, you'll have to walk up the hill or take a taxi (taxi drivers are not always honest, price from Nice Ville 18 - 26 euros to the hostel).
Hostel bed capacity
|Beds per room:||Total
|Number of rooms:||8||53|
|Opening times (daily/weekly):||The hostel is open from 8:00 am until 10:00 am and from 5 pm till 11 pm.(10 am - 10am and 5 pm 9.30 pm in september)|
|Opening times (over the year):||10 June 2013 - 30 September 2013|
Street Map and Route Planning
|Parking:||Parking spaces in front of the hostel|
|Sea port:||20 min walk, by the forest trails|
|Location:||4km from Nice City Centre|
|Rail:||4 km Tram direction Pont Michel, stop "cathédrale vieille ville", then take bus #14 direction Mont Boron, stop "auberge". From main station : tramway direction Pont Michel, stop at "cathedrale vieille ville", cross the tracks and bus #14 direction "Mont Boron", stop "l'auberge"|
|Airport:||10km Nice Cote d'Azur. Bus to Central Station then Bus #14|
|Museums/art galleries nearby||River/harbour/lake nearby|
|Forested/wooded area||Restaurants nearby|
|Shopping centre/market nearby||Beach at or near hostel|
|Mountainous/hilly area||Meet other travellers! Read their tips for things to do in Nice - Mont Boron|
|Breakfast in price||TV room|
|Self-catering kitchen||Groups welcome|
|Sheets in price||Laundry facilities|
|Individual traveller welcome||Luggage Store|
|Lockers available||Basic store available at or near the hostel|
|Rates include local tax||Cycle store at Hostel|
Customer Reviews Nice - Mont Boron
|20 Sep 2013 Molly, England & Wales||53%|
|This was a complicated stay. Only open 8am-10am then 5pm-11pm. There's only one bus which gets you up the hill where the hostel is and the last bus was at 7:30pm so you were stuck in the hostel from 8pm. I can walk for miles but that hill was impossible.
On the first night I got lost and had to get a cab (after 3 refused to take me to the hostel as it was 'too far') that cost 37 Euros and then bang on the door at midnight until another traveller let me in with a night key he had put a 50 Euro deposit down for.
I feel it would be a good idea if there was maybe a later night bus system run by the hostel, where one member of stuff go to a central location in Nice at around 10pm with a mini-van and pick up anyone still in Nice for a small fee. We had a system like this at university so everyone got home safe and it was a huge success.
I certainly would never book this hostel again or recommend it purely on its awkward location. |
|19 Sep 2013 Aaron, Belgium - Vlaamse Jeugdherbergen||60%|
|It is a pity that the last bus from the centre of Nice to the hostel leaves before eight p.m.. That means you can't enjoy Nice by night without having to pay for a taxi. Also, the breakfast is very basic. It would be a good thing if something sweet was offered alongside the baguette and cornflakes.
The people working in the hostel are very kind and helpful, though.|
|17 Sep 2013 Trenton, Australia||100%|
|I love mont boron :-)|
|11 Sep 2013 Trenton, Australia||87%|
|The view is worth the price of admission alone. Lovely reception staff and superb place to chill overlooking one of my favourite cities in Nice. Trenton|
|25 Aug 2013 Shangying, USA||97%|
|Very nice place, just a little bit far from the city center. If you arrive late at night, be aware the bus no longer runs after 7pm or 8pm. (I cannot remember). It took me $30 euro to get a taxi to go there, because my train arrive late around 11pm.|
|22 Aug 2013 Vasily, Russia||72%|
|Overall impression is good and the views are marvellous but it was a surprise that you are locked out of the hostel from 10am till 5pm and locked in the hostel after 11pm (if you don't have spare 50 euro as a deposit for a key to freedom). And the stuff is singing with guests after 11 pm despite the fact that the rules prohibit to sing after 10pm.|
|17 Aug 2013 Maria, Italy||90%|
|Fantastic view and excellent pasta for dinner
|13 Aug 2013 Patsy, Canada||93%|
|It was warm in the room. Some of the other people wanted the shutters closed to muffle the sounds of traffic from the street. That made it very uncomfortable while sleeping. Perhaps the hostel can invest in fans for the room. |
|11 Aug 2013 Erika, Sweden||83%|
|The open hours are quite weird and the rule that no one is allowed to stay at the hostel after 10am it is quite estrange. There's no information on the webpage that the busses stop running at 20:00. I look on the webpage abt how to get to the hostel from the airport and there stands "buss from the airport to train station and buss 14 from there." The buss 14 doesn't go from train station. A taxi costed me 35 euros.
I really like Mont Boron and I will come back to Nice but because of the things I mentioned above I will not choose the mont Boron hostel. Unfortunately. |
|09 Aug 2013 Rachel, Canada||70%|
|Little hard to find, really hard at night|