Valencia, Spain is a top destination for low-budget travelers and backpackers. Famous for its thriving arts and music scene, its long history and its superb food, Valencia attracts people from all over the world who want to experience what the city has to offer but can’t afford to stay in an expensive hotel. Luckily, Valencia has a plethora of cheap youth hostels offering clean and comfortable accommodation, friendly and helpful staff and fantastic facilities and these are three of the best.
Purple Nest Hostel – Funky is just about the first thing that comes to mind when you arrive at Purple Nest Hotel. Decorated in blindingly bright colors, it gives off an aura of being a friendly, happy, comfortable place to stay and it’s that indeed plus more.
At Purple Nest Hostel, you’re just a couple of minutes walk from a metro station and a bus station and, from there, less than ten minutes to much of the city’s arts, music and cultural scene as well as Valencia’s beautiful beaches.
All rooms at the hostel are air conditioned, with bunk beds available in all female dorms, or mixed dorms, as well as four and eight bed dorms. The hostel has a bar, a pool table, a communal sitting area, baggage storage and free Wi-Fi throughout. You get free towels, free linens, lockers, and free bed linen.
There’s live music in the bar several nights a week, and even meeting facilities and bike parking.
A bunk bed in an eight bed mixed dorm starts at $22 a night in high-season, with four and six-bed dorms only a couple of dollars more.
You’ll find Purple Nest Hostel, part of the ‘Nest Hostel’ group at Plaza de Tetuan 5, 46003 Valencia.
Home Backpackers Hostel – A Valencia youth hostel that gets rave reviews from backpackers and budget travelers for its comfortable, clean accommodation and excellent facilities, the Home Backpackers Hostel is a wonderful place to relax both day and night.
During the day, hang out on one of the roof top terraces, sunbathe (as their are showers up there where you can cool off) or have a drink in the hostel’s comfy lounge. There’s free Wi-Fi too, so you can check email or write a travelogue, or even make lunch in the hostel’s kitchen if you don’t feel like leaving the hostel.
If you do, you’ll enjoy exploring the El Carmen district of Valencia, right outside the front door, with its cafes, restaurants and boutiques.
Situated at the heart of the lively El Carmen district in Valencia, Home Backpackers is an affordable accommodation, ideal for a short break in the city. A bunk bed in a dorm room of 16 beds is available for the seriously cheap price of $18 or $22 for a six bed room.
The Home Backpackers Hostel is at Plaza Vicente Iborra, s/n, 46003 Valencia.
Center Valencia Youth Hostel – Like its name suggests, the Center Valencia Youth Hostel is in the center of Valencia, near Plaza de la Virgen and less than a minute walk from the Tuna Gardens and Valencia’s Old City Gates.
At the Center Valencia Youth Hostel, bunk beds are available in 6-bed dorms for only $24 a night, which even includes breakfast. Or, if you prefer some privacy, why not book a double room for only $67, again including breakfast.
The entire hostel is smoke-free, there’s a nice vending machine room where you can hang out, grab a coffee or some strange Spanish snack, and don’t forget the hostel has free Wi-Fi throughout.
The Center Valencia Youth Hostel also has a laundry room, bicycle rental and baggage storage. It’s superbly clean, decorated in a minimalist modern design and staffed with some incredibly friendly folks .
You’ll find them at Samaniego 18, 46003 Valencia, Spain.
Purple Nest Hostel
Home Backpackers Hostel
Center Valencia Youth Hostel