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Altea Hostel
Ranked #42 of 58 Speciality Lodging in Nice
Waterford
1 review
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“avoid”
Reviewed 22 September 2012

If you want to wait more than an hour to try to gain entry, if you want to then ring them for more than half an hour to try to get a response, and still get no response, either from the doorbell or from the phone, if you want to be charged for the privilege of waiting more than an hour until at 11.45 PM you eventually give up, then stay there otherwise avoid they are utterly unreliable and do not do anything to help travellers.

Room Tip: Avoid , rubbish service
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled solo
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2012

Stayed there for 2 nights, there were three of us. 1st night we were split into 2 different rooms until the 2nd day. Not pleased that the guy who worked there just expected us to accept that the 3 of us (who booked together in 1 transaction) would split up just so he could make the most profit. No warning online when we booked whatsoever. This alone I would not recommend this hostel despite the closeness to the train station. Beach was quite far too, about 25mins walk. A definite no-no with the guest arrangement alone.

Also due to closeness to train station you can get sleepless nights with the trains going past (very loud, woke me up a few time throughout the nights, I'm quite a deep sleeper normally!)

Only good if you're travelling solo and have ear-plugs

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2012

Upon arrival, I had to wait in the ''lobby'' -which was basically the entrance of the hostel. An old man suddenly crept out of his room and reassured me (after in total having to wait almost an hour for the hostel manager to turn up), that he was running a little bit late and he would be on his way. And then- beyond belief, the guy arrived very casually and smiling very sarcastically (with his dog). He was not in the least bit interested to know how long I'd been waiting. I'm lucky that I am a native French speaker, because I was definitely not happy with the extra charges of the place (like the filthy blanket you had to pay an extra euro a night for or the fake wi-fi connection...) Anyway suffice to say that the room was disgusting, dingy and dirty. I was extremely lucky that I found a friend who lived in an appartment not too far from the hostel that I gladly stayed with even though I had paid the full fee of the hostel.
Do not even THINK of going there. Poor customer service in the first place is always bad news. And bad manners, bad hygiene in both the room and the toilets, no help at all with luggage and to top it all off having to pay for essentials in a room? That took things all a step too far for me. Don't even bother with the manager, apparently he is always right.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 12 July 2011

We stayed here for 6 nights after stupidly paying before viewing the room. The shower flooded as the drain was clogged with random peoples hair and there was dirt everywhere! As a result of avoiding the dirt, the bathroom floor was always wet and smelt sickly. In our time only occasionally did we see the bedlinen changed between guests and the fridge was absolutely filthy! The
Microwave didn't work and we had to provide our own toilet paper! At one point we didn't even have electricity. The elevator is broken, the manager is strange and VERY disorganized and dont even get me started on the nonexistent wifi!! This place is foul, any extra money spent on something better is well worth it, also when u consider the creepy neighborhood it is in, walking home at night is not pleasant!!!!!!!!!!

  • Stayed July 2011
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2010

We pay higher price and opt for this hostel over a hotel which charging lower just because having STUDIO room sounds really nice and tempting.. The location is not so fantastic but acceptable. Studio room just next to the reception, feel a bit odd and stress.. Room equip with stove and fridge. First sight was OK. When goes to details, multicolour hairs stick on blanket, not sure when was the last wash and has slept how many. They furnish towels, which are not expected but, with stains.

For those who has problem to sleep under noisy environment, this is a must not! The hostel is located at the busy junction with traffic light which the vehicles stop, pick up and run, not only the vvroomm.. beeps but also loud music from car. The studio room, can hear of every single beep tone from reception door bell, as the building main door is lock, all new check in will be required to ring the bell to access.

What has added to de-merit point is the incident during check out. The hostel has place a notice which tell you the check out time is 10.30 am behind the room door and you are required to bring the pillow cover and blanket sheet to the reception when checking out. Unfortunately, we were late for 10 minutes (at 10.40 according to our watch) when we are ready to check out. The receptionist was serving another 2 women so we waited for may be 3-4 minutes. When it was our turn, to our shock and dismay, the receptionist told us “ you are checking out late, I will have to charge you 20euro” . We were like - what?? It is just 10 minutes late and he claim that the wall clock shows 10.50am. Okay, we are late. (We though that our watch is late for 5 minutes but later in the train station, we discovered that our time match exactly the time as that of in train station, hostel‘s clock is 5 minutes ahead) We totally refuse the charges, we will be more willing to pay if we are informed or alerted of this rule during check-in. If they’re to impose charges on late check out, a small note under the same notice at the room door will be much appreciated and appropriate. A small argument and thereafter, the receptionist said, he is not charging us, but only telling us “I will have to charge you .” . We ended did not pay for the late charges and got our deposit back… But, this incident had spoilt our last day in France…

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Altea Hostel
Address: 3 boulevard Raimbaldi, 06000 Nice, France
Region: France > Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur > French Riviera - Cote d'Azur > Nice
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Ranked #42 of 58 Speciality Lodging in Nice
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Altea Residence is located on the Raimbaldi Boulevard, 500 meters away from Nice-ville central station, very attractive area in the heart of Nice (named Coeur de Ville) Rooms description : All the rooms and dormitories come with a sink and airconditioning which means you stay cool during the summer months. Whether you are staying long term or just for a few nights, tranquillity, light and freshness are guaranteed. The documents to provide : Proof of identity ... more   less 
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