Best youth hostels in Valencia/Spain

Best youth hostels in Valencia/Spain

Are you impressed by Spanish beautiful cities and desire to visit Valencia? Would you like to save money and travel within budget? If you are curious about the best youth hostels in Valencia, you are in the best place! And, if you would not have enough of Spanish cities, you can check our former posts about Malaga, Madrid and Barcelona as well!

How to choose the best youth hostel in Valencia?

While choosing the best youth hostels in Valencia, you should consider firstly the location, secondly whether it is party (adult only) or family hostel. Thirdly, and most importantly always read previous visitors‘ review (moreover, you can also follow our ranking, that we get from Hostelsworld.com and Booking.com). Also, don’t underestimate the design of the hostel, this could also make your stay unforgettable, we assure you that!

Criteria Hostel name Booking.com score & link Hostelsworld.com score & link
Best hostel Cantagua Hostel 9.0 9.2
Best family hostel Russafa Youth Hostel 8.6 9.6
Best party hostel Purple Nest Hostel Valencia 8.3 9.0

 

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Interesting facts about Valencia

Valencia is the capital of the autonomous community of Valencia and the third-largest city in Spain after Madrid and Barcelona, surpassing 800,000 inhabitants in the municipality. The city is ranked as a Gamma level global city by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network. The Port of Valencia is the 5th busiest container port in Europe and the busiest container port on the Mediterranean Sea.

Best youth hostels in Valencia/Spain

The city is situated on the banks of the Turia, on the east coast of the Iberian Peninsula, fronting the Gulf of Valencia on the Mediterranean Sea. Its historic centre is one of the largest in Spain, with approximately 169 ha (420 acres). Due to its long history, Valencia has numerous celebrations and traditions, such as the Fallas, which were declared Fiestas of National Tourist Interest of Spain in 1965 and an Intangible cultural heritage by UNESCO in November 2016.

History of Valencia

Valencia was founded as a Roman colony by the consul Decimus Junius Brutus Callaicus in 138 BC, and called Valentia Edetanorum. In 714 Moroccan and Arab Moors occupied the city, introducing their language, religion and customs; they implemented improved irrigation systems and the cultivation of new crops as well.

Valencia was the capital of the Taifa of Valencia. In 1238 the Christian king James I of Aragon conquered the city and divided the land among the nobles who helped him conquer it, as witnessed in the Llibre del Repartiment.

Best youth hostels in Valencia/Spain

He also created the new Kingdom of Valencia, which had its own laws (Furs), with Valencia as its main city and capital. In the 18th century Philip V of Spain abolished the privileges as punishment to the kingdom of Valencia for aligning with the Habsburg side in the War of the Spanish Succession.

Valencia was the capital of Spain when Joseph Bonaparte moved the Court there in the summer of 1812. It also served as the capital between 1936 and 1937, during the Second Spanish Republic.

Best youth hostels in Valencia/Spain

Weather in Valencia

Valencia has a subtropical Mediterranean climate with mild winters and hot, dry summers. Valencia has one of the mildest winters in Europe, owing to its southern location on the Mediterranean Sea and the Foehn phenomenon. The January average is comparable to temperatures expected for May and September in the major cities of northern Europe.

Valencia, on average, has 2,696 sunshine hours per year, from 155 in December to 315 in July. The average temperature of the sea is 14–15 °C (57–59 °F) in winter and 25–26 °C (77–79 °F) in summer. Average annual relative humidity is 65%.

Best youth hostels in Valencia/Spain

Starting in the mid-1990s, Valencia, formerly an industrial centre, saw rapid development that expanded its cultural and tourism possibilities, and transformed it into a newly vibrant city. Many local landmarks were restored, including the ancient Towers of the medieval city (Serrans Towers and Quart Towers), and the Saint Miquel dels Reis monastery (Monasterio de San Miguel de los Reyes), which now holds a conservation library.

Whole sections of the old city, for example the Carmen Quarter, have been extensively renovated. The Passeig Marítim, a 4 km (2 mi) long palm tree-lined promenade was constructed along the beaches of the north side of the port (Platja de Les Arenes, Platja del Cabanyal and Platja de la Malva-rosa).

Best youth hostels in Valencia/Spain

Events in Valencia

Valencia has hosted world-class events that helped shape the city’s reputation and put it in the international spotlight, e.g., the Regional Exhibition of 1909, the 32nd and the 33rd America’s Cup competitions, the European Grand Prix of Formula One auto racing, the Valencia Open 500 tennis tournament, and the Global Champions Tour of equestrian sports. The final round of the MotoGP Championship is held annually at the Circuito de la Communitat Valenciana.

Popular sights in Valencia

Major monuments include Valencia Cathedral, the Torres de Serrans, the Torres de Quart (es:Torres de Quart), the Llotja de la Seda (declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1996), and the Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències (City of Arts and Sciences), an entertainment-based cultural and architectural complex designed by Santiago Calatrava and Félix Candela.

Best youth hostels in Valencia/Spain

The Museu de Belles Arts de València houses a large collection of paintings from the 14th to the 18th centuries, including works by Velázquez, El Greco, and Goya, as well as an important series of engravings by Piranesi. The Institut Valencià d’Art Modern (Valencian Institute of Modern Art) houses both permanent collections and temporary exhibitions of contemporary art and photography.

Valencia is a city definitely worth to visit, don’t you think? Are you ready to see the best youth hostels in Valencia? If so, read further and look at the best hostels accommodation Valencia in Spain offers. Just be kindly aware the price mentioned below each property is only average and could vary based on the chosen date and type of room/dorm!

#1 Cantagua Hostel

9.0 on Booking.com  9.2 on Hostelsworld   

 Dorms from 19 USD

Cantagua Hostel

First property from the list of the best youth hostels in Valencia is Cantagua Hostel.  It is a home for travelers looking for a happy and cozy place to feel ‘en casa’.  A place to MEET & share with others and be part of the family. They provide a home for those seeking new people, new culture, new experiences. This is an eco-friendly hostel with mixed dorms as well as a girls only dorm.

Each bunk bed comes with a curtain for guests looking to have some privacy while sharing the with other travelers. Valencia is a city where the Turia River meets the Mediterranean Sea. Cantagua is neighbors to Ruzzafa, known as ‘the heart of the youth’ in Valencia.

This pocket of the city is vibrant and creative, full of coffee bars, delicious local food, authentic live music, boutique shops and much more. Cantagua Hostel

A short walk away is the Historical City Center, Turia; a picturesque sunken park and the futuristic City of Arts and Sciences.  They offer free wifi, free linen, shared kitchen, laundry service, library, bag storage room and friendly staff that will help you enjoy your stay in Valencia.

Pros and Cons of Cantagua Hostel

Pros

  • Great location within the city center
  • Female dorms available
  • Free city tour
  • Activities organized
  • On-site coffee house
  • Picnic area
  • Shared kitchen
  • Bicycle hire
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Laundry facilities
  • Street parking

Cons

  • Towels for hire
  • Breakfast for a fee
  • Front-desk limited hours
  • Not a party hostel

#2 Purple Nest Hostel Valencia

8.3 on Booking.com  9.0 on Hostelsworld   

 Dorms from 20 USD

Purple nest hostel Valencia

Are you looking for a youth party hostel in Valencia? Enjoy the opportunity to live in the heart of Valencia for a while. Purple Nest is a really nice hostel with everything you need: bar, terrace, every day activities, events, air conditioner, spacious common and play room when you can meet people and enjoy time with friends.

Several nights a week they organize special outings to the most popular bars and clubs that Valencia has to offer (free entrance and free welcome drinks!). As well you can join different activities such as: free walking tours, pub crawls, tai chi lessons and more! Furthermore, for only 3 euros, you can buy a buffet breakfast which includes: juice, cocoa, coffe, milk, cereals, toast, sweet ham, cheese, croissant, muffin, jam, butter, seasonal fruit.

This hostel is famous for its parties – best way to experience the renowned nightlife of Valencia and get to know other hostel guests. So lets enjoy this amazing city together! You can also ask the staff about their own favorite nightlife spots! 

Purple nest hostel Valencia

If you don’t feel like partying and you want to just relax, no worries; friendly atmosphere goes together with high standards of security which makes you feel comfortable and sleep well. During the daytime you can join free walking tour and discover recommended daily activities in the city.

Remember In this hostel you can find a nice and warm atmosphere. In each moment you will be taken care of by fantastic multilingual staff, which will help you during your entire stay. This can be with providing information about the bars, restaurants, the best beaches, events such flamenco shows, monuments, bike hire etc. Everything you need and more!

Pros and Cons of Purple Nest Hostel Valencia

Pros

  • Great location within the city center
  • Free city tour
  • Party hostel
  • Bar and Café available
  • Outdoor terrace
  • Activities organized
  • 24-hours front desk
  • Shared kitchen
  • Bicycle hire
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Family rooms
  • Laundry facilities

Cons

  • Towels for hire
  • No female-only dorms available
  • Breakfast for a fee (3 Eur)
  • No parking available

#3 Russafa Youth Hostel

8.6 on Booking.com  9.6 on Hostelsworld   

 Privates from 53 USD Dorms from 23 USD

Russafa Youth hostel

Located in the heart of Valencia, Russafa is just 10 minutes’ walk from Nord Train Station. It offers colourful rooms, and there is a free Wi-Fi area and free lockers.

All of Russafa’s rooms have heating and a fan, and face onto the street. Sheets and towels are included in the price, and each bathroom is shared between 3 bedrooms. There is a dining area, with a microwave and drinks vending machines.

Russafa Youth hostel

A bus stop can be found about 80 m away, while Xàtiva Metro Station can be reached in less than 10 minutes. Reception is open 24 hours a day.

Pros and Cons of Russaffa Youth Hostel

Pros

  • Great location within the city center
  • Free breakfast
  • Picnic area
  • Towels are included
  • Only normal beds available
  • Male-only dorms available
  • Outdoor terrace
  • 24-hours front desk
  • Parking garage

Cons

  • No female-only dorms available
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • No air-condition available
  • No luggage storage available

#4 Red Nest Hostel Valencia

8.0 on Booking.com  8.7 on Hostelsworld   

 Privates from 36 USD Dorms from 18 USD

Red Nest Hostel Valencia

The modern Red Nest Hostel is located in central Valencia, 5 minutes’ walk from Colón Metro Station. It offers spacious, colourful rooms with free lockers, free bed linen, and free WiFi.

There is a large kitchen with microwaves and kettles, as well as a dining area. There is also a work station with internet access. Reception is open 24 hours, and offers free luggage storage.

The Red Nest Hostel has a games room, and the top floor has a chill-out area and pool table. You can also listen to music or watch the TV or a DVD.

Red Nest Hostel Valencia

Red Nest Hostel is located just 5 minutes’ walk from the shops of Calle Colón. There is a bus stop outside the property.

Pros and Cons of Red Nest Hostel Valencia

Pros

  • Great location within the city center
  • Various rooms and dorms available
  • Female-only dorms available
  • Bar and Café available
  • Free walking tours
  • Activities organized
  • Outdoor terrace
  • 24-hours front desk
  • Shared kitchen
  • Family rooms
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Laundry services (for a fee)

Cons

  • Towels for hire
  • Breakfast for a fee
  • No parking available

#5 Center Valencia Youth Hostel

8.1 on Booking.com  8.4 on Hostelsworld   

 Privates from 49 USD 

center valencia youth hostel

The most central budget accommodation in Valencia, offering ensuite rooms, chill out roof terrace, free wifi and internet access. Rooms feature air-con, free bedsheets, big free lockers. Located right in the city center just 50 meters from Plaza de la Virgen and the Cathedral, and just 100 meters from El Micalet tower, and Serrano Towers, in a pedestrian area, close to taxi rank and bus stop.

There are 33 private double and shared rooms with 2, 4, 6 and 8 bunk beds, with private bathroom and individual air-conditioning. Female only dorms with ensuite bathroom. Observe that private twin feature bunk beds. Free bed linen, wifi in all the hostel, central heating, laundry, cable TV, safety boxes, luggage store, lockers in the rooms and towel rental.

The hostel has a fully equipped shared kitchen, vending machines and dining area. A free basic breakfast (coffee and juice, toast with butter and jam, cereals) is available daily (8-10 am). Free luggage store on arrival and departure day. Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: 11:00

center valencia youth hostel

At the front desk you will find tourist info & free city maps, bike rental, tickets to venues and excursions, open 24/7. A free (tip-based) walking tour is offered daily in English, as well as pub crawls, BBQ night on our roof terrace (in summer), and other activities.

This youth hostel is located in the old part of the town, with an easy connection to the airport, train and bus stations, and short walking distance from all major sites like Plaza de la Virgen, Micalet, Plaza del Ayuntamiento, Estación del Norte, and nightlife areas. Museums, Silk Exchange and Valencia´s Central Market are some 10min away.

Ideal for backpackers, solo travelers and small groups that want to discover Valencia’s charming atmosphere, great food, festivities and sights.

Pros and Cons of Center Valencia Youth Hostel

Pros

  • Great location within the city center
  • Free breakfast
  • Female-only dorms available
  • Free walking tours
  • Activities organized
  • Outdoor terrace
  • 24-hours front desk
  • Shared kitchen
  • Family rooms
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Laundry services (for a fee)

Cons

  • Towels for hire
  • No parking available

#6 Quart Youth Hostel

8.3 on Booking.com  7.8 on Hostelsworld   

 Privates from 64 USD Dorms from 22 USD 

Quart youth hostel

Set 300 m from the Torres de Quart Medieval Tower, Quart Youth Hostel offers free luggage storage and free Wi-Fi. Rooms have individual lockers and adapters are provided. Featuring a modern décor, each room features a ceiling fan and wardrobe. Rooms come with single or bunk beds and a shared bathroom with bath or shower.

A buffet breakfast is served every morning at Quart Youth Hostel. There are vending machines which sell snacks and drinks inside the property and a shared kitchen is also available to prepare your own food. Toaster, kettle and coffee machine are provided.

Centrally located, Quart Youth Hostel is 5 minutes’ walk from the old town of Valencia. The property is well communicated by public transport. Buses connected to City of Arts and Science and to the beaches of Valencia leave from a bus stop located 150 m away.

Pros and Cons of Quart Youth Hostel

Pros

  • Great location within the city center
  • Various rooms and dorms available
  • Female-only dorms available
  • Free breakfast
  • Fitness centre
  • Activities organized
  • Free city tour
  • Bar and restaurant available
  • Meals available
  • Shared kitchen
  • Family rooms
  • Children friendly
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Laundry services (for a fee)

Cons

  • Towels for hire
  • No parking available

In conclusion we can agree there are great hostels in Valencia, that definitely offer great services and provide all you need for a pleasant stay in this spanish city. All over – youth hostels are great place to stay – you can find there new friends, enjoy free city tours and discover the city from all possible point of view (as during pub crawls).

In other words you cannot be alone in a hostel such as are listed above even if you are travelling alone. Hopefully, the list of the best youth hostels in Valencia helps you having a great time in this charming city! 

 

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