Staying in Nice might be expensive but apart from our town centre, public transport is very poor. Getting back to your hotel outside Nice late at night can be complicated if not impossible. The next town with a great nightlife is Cannes, but not really on the cheap side either, i'm sorry! BTW, Nice Airport is nowhere near any places to go out at night and buses don't run there after 10...
you might want to avoid the tourist trap hotels in town and try somewhere near "Nice nord'' (the tram goes there, and it's also within walking distance from clubs/pubs/bars)
There are a couple of hostels that might be cheaper, or you could rent a studio flat with several mates for a week and share the rent... (try " le bon coin" website for rentals)
I hope you have fun and eat some Socca while you're here ;-)
born and raised in Nice (and public transport user!)
· 6 years ago