Valencia is the third-largest city in Spain. It's only a 4-hour bus ride from Barcelona and very much worth a visit. Valencia is an ideal destination to visit all year round as it rarely experiences anything but sunshine. This guide to the best hostels in Valencia to help you find the one that best suits your needs.
Valencia has a very rich history as it is one of Spain's oldest cities. The Valencia region even has its own language (Valencian). The old town has some amazing architecture, but the popular tourist attraction is the City of Arts and Sciences which is a stunning entertainment complex that includes a Cinema, an interactive Science Museum, an open-air Oceanographic Park, and an Opera House.
Quick Introduction to Hostels in Valencia
Here are some things that you might want to consider before booking a hostel in Valencia.
Price - A bed in a dorm room starts at €10 per night (normally in a large dorm room), but expect to pay €12 to €16 per night in a medium-sized dorm room (6 to 10 beds). Cheaper hostels generally have poor reviews, but some highly-rated hostels in Valencia are also cheap.
Location - Valencia is a medium-sized city but it's best to stay in a central location close to the top sights and nightlife. (All hostels listed below are in central locations.)
Amenities/Services - Every hostel in Valencia offers free Wi-Fi and a few hostels include breakfast in the price, but if you want more specific services be sure to do your research to find the hostel that best meets your needs.
Staff - Most hostels in Valencia have excellent staff. They are normally very friendly and will give you some great tips on restaurants, bars and clubs etc. But my advice is to read reviews to make sure the hostel you choose has friendly and helpful staff because rude or unhelpful staff could ruin your hostel experience.
The 8 Best Hostels in Valencia
Here’s our comprehensive list of the best hostels in Valencia which includes a detailed description of each hostel.
1. Home Youth Hostel Valencia by Feetup Hostels
Home Youth Hostel is the best hostel in Valencia and is situated in the heart of the city, in the Barrio del Carmen district. It's particularly close to the Central Market and La Lonja (Silk Market), which are two of Valencia's top tourist attractions.
The beds in the dorm rooms are single beds (no bunk beds). Each bed has its own separate power-point and reading light. Every room has hot/cold air conditioning, free WI-FI, a mirror, and your own security locker. Other amenities include a fully equipped kitchen, Laundry facilities, and Bicycle Hire and all rooms are Keycard access only ensuring that you will be safe in your room at night.
Dorms from €15.90 & Privates from €46.90
2. The River Hostel
The River Hostel is the best cheap hostel in Valencia. It is located bang in the centre of Valencia right beside the beautiful Turia Gardens and just a 5-minute walk to Valencia Cathedral. Alameda Metro Station is only a 5-minute walk away, which provides direct access to and from the Airport.
All rooms have air conditioning for Summer nights and heating for the Winter and most of them have a balcony. There are vending machines for drinks and guests can have breakfast in their café (but for an extra fee). The reception is open 24/7, Free Wi-Fi is provided throughout the building and they also provide free luggage storage.
Prices start at only €10.20 per night making The River Hostel hostel one of the best hostels in Valencia for backpackers who are on a tight budget.
Dorms from €10.20 & Privates from €38.80
3. Red Nest Hostel Valencia
Red Nest Hostel is the best hostel for solo travelers in Valencia. It is located in the centre only a 5-minute walk to Plaza de la Virgen and Plaza de la Reina. This is a colorful, bright, and vibrant hostel ideal for solo travelers.
The hostel features a large fully equipped kitchen, Free Wi-Fi, and a common room with an outdoor terrace. The buffet breakfast costs only €3. Other Services/Facilities include a 24/7 Reception desk, Late check-out, all rooms have Key Card Access only, Tea & Coffee Making Facilities, Vending Machines, and a recently opened on-site bar with good value prices.
Red Nest is one of the best hostels in Valencia for solo female travelers because they offer four and six-bed female-only dorms.
Dorms from €10.20 & Privates from €38.70
4. Purple Nest Hostel Valencia
Purple Nest Hostel is only a 10-minute walk to most of Valencia's top tourist attractions, including Plaza de la Virgen and Plaza de la Reina, and just a 5-minute walk to two metro stations. The standout feature of this hostel is its colorfully designed outdoor terrace.
This hostel is renowned for its parties, but if you just want to chill out and relax it's perfect for that too. Breakfast is offered but for an extra fee of €3. Other services provided include Free Wifi, Air Conditioning in all rooms, a Large Common Room, a Guest kitchen, Bicycle Hire, Laundry Facilities, Luggage Storage, Vending Machines, and last but not least their on-site bar where you can party the night away.
Purple Nest Hostel is one of the best hostels in Valencia for party-goers.
Dorms from €10.40 & Privates from €37.90
5. Quart Youth Hostel
Quart Youth Hostel is yet another hostel situated in the center of Valencia. It's just a short walk to the old town and most tourist attractions.
They have a fully equipped kitchen where you can prepare your own meals and a cafe. Services offered include Free WiFi, Free use of Guest PCs, Air Conditioning, Rooms are Key Card Access only, individual reading lamps (not in standard dorms), and electric plugs. Facilities include a Common Room, Gym, Laundry Facilities, Luggage Storage, Tea and coffee Making Facilities, Vending Machines, and Luggage Storage.
Their private rooms are of a 3-star hotel standard and have a very contemporary design.
All of this makes Quart Youth Hostel one of the best hostels in Valencia.
Dorms from €14.00 & Privates from €42.00
6. Urban Youth Hostel
Urban Youth Hostel is not located in the center of Valencia, but the center can be reached easily via the metro. However, it is within walking distance (20 minutes) of the beach.
They have a large Guest Kitchen and it is fully equipped with all modern appliances. Each bunk bed has its Security Locker, Power socket, and individual Reading Lamp. Other Services/Amenities provided include Air Conditioning, a Common Room, Key Card Access, many Outdoor Terraces, a fully equipped Guest Kitchen, 24/7 Reception, Bicycle Hire, self-service Laundry Facilities, Luggage Storage, and Vending Machines.
Dorms from €13.00
7. Center Valencia Youth Hostel
Center Valencia Youth Hostel is the most centrally located hostel in Valencia. Plaza de la Virgen and the Cathedral are only 50 meters away and El Micalet Tower is 100 meters. Estación del Norte (One of Valencia's main train stations) is also very close.
Free wifi is in the entire hostel. The hostel provides Air Conditioning, Central Heating, Laundry Facilities, Luggage stores and lockers in the rooms. All dorm beds have their own reading lamp and power outlet and all female-only dorms come with their own ensuite bathroom. The hostel also has a fully equipped Guest Kitchen, a Common Room, Outdoor Terrace, Laundry Facilities, Key Card Access only, Vending Machines and Breakfast is included in the price.
Dorms from €10.90
8. Up! Hostel Valencia
Up Hostel is located in the heart of Valencia, inside the Valencia North Train Station (Estación del Norte) which also happens to be in the centre of Valencia.
They have spacious common areas where you can chat with fellow travellers on comfy sofas. They also provide you with a daily continental breakfast. This is not included in the price but costs only €3. All dorm beds have a reading light and a power socket. Free Wifi is throughout and they also provide Bicycle Hire, Luggage Storage, a Bar and an Outdoor Terrace.
Dorms from €10.80
Final Thoughts on the Best Hostels in Valencia
I hope this list of the best hostels in Valencia helps you pick a hostel that best suits your needs during your stay in Valencia. In general, the overall standard of hostels in Valencia is good but there are still some bad and mediocre ones. Hopefully, this list will help you avoid bad and mediocre hostels to ensure you enjoy your stay in Valencia.
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I'm Mike McGuinness, the guy behind the scenes of Hostel Vagabond. I've stayed in literally hundreds of hostels across Europe and the world. I created Hostel Vagabond so that I could share those experiences with you.