Sunday, August 3

Monaco on the cheap

Here are a few idea for anyone still looking for a place to stay in Nice when United play Zenit St Petersburg on Friday August 29 in Monaco.


At the time of writing, these places have vacancies from at least the day before the game to the Sunday after it.
£15.78 pp pn in a 12-bed dorm.
£18.14 pp pn in a six-bed dorm
£19.72 pp pn in a four-bed dorm.

Good points: It's three minutes from the train station and five from the old town where all the decent bars are.

Bad points: It's 15 minutes from the beach and you can't stay in a private room.

£17.35 pp pn in an eight-bed dorm
Good points: You cannot possibly get closer to the train station. I've stayed here before and it's clean, safe, with decent staff and friendly guests.
Bad points: From memory, there's a 3am curfew. It's a good 15-minute trek to the beach too. There are no private rooms.
If you're going in a group of two-to-six people, this might work out as the cheapest bet.

£26.03 pp pn in a three-bed en suite room (you must book three or six places at the same time)
£31.16 pp pn in a two-bed en suite room (you must book two, four or six places at the same time)
£35.10 pp pn in a two-bed en suite room with a terrace (you must book two places at the same time).

All the above can be booked using hostelbookers. You pay 10% up front and the rest on arrival. And you can cancel anytime up until 24 hours before arrival.


They're either really expensive or unavailable at this time of year, but the best is Ibis Nice Gare.
It works out as £32 pp pn based on two people sharing a twin room for three nights. Book here.

If there's of group of three to six of you wanting a bit of freedom and luxury, you can get a great apartment deal without breaking the bank.

This two-bedroom apartment is in the Quartier Musiciens close to the town centre.
It sleeps six people and, for the week, it's yours for £397 to £635 for the week, depending on the number of people staying.
(It's only free from the day of the match for the following six days, but you can haggle with the owners on a price for fewer days).
This studio apartment sleeps four and is right near the beach. It will cost £413 to £595 for a week, but is only available on the week leading up to the game, so you'd have to check out the morning after. Ideal if you're flying home on the Saturday.

Apartments might seem expensive, but if six of you are paying £100 each for seven nights, that's £14 pp pn - cheaper than a hostel - with a lot of freedom thrown in.
Visit Holiday-rentals for many more apartments.
If you have any additions or questions, email this blog here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Can anyone help me on getting back from Nice on the cheap? got my flight there and accomadation sorted but nowt coming back i can get which wont break the bank.