Take your pick of great value hostels in Valencia, Spain’s third-largest city. If you’re here to enjoy Valencia’s famous nightlife, hostels are perfect as many of the good ones are found in the bohemian neighbourhoods of El Carmen and Ruzafa, right in the middle of the city’s best nightlife. Follow our recommendations to find the best hostel for your trip.
El Carmen, Valencia | Photo courtesy of Valencia Tourism
This laid-back hostel in a refurbished historic building has arty dorms and private rooms in a great location. It’s perfect for those who want to go sightseeing by day and party by night, located in the lively El Carmen neighbourhood next to numerous bars, clubs and vintage shops. There’s also a restaurant and pretty green courtyard perfect to relax in.
Live music in Valencia's Old Town | Photo courtesy of Radio City
On the edge of the Old Town, this modern, cool hostel has bright spacious dorms as well as private rooms available. Within very short walking distance to all the nightlife in El Carmen as well as having easy connections to other parts of town, this is the perfect base for enjoying Valencia. Wifi, breakfast and even gym equipment are provided.
This basic but comfortable hostel really is as central as the name suggests, right on the Town Hall square in the Old Town. You’ll be in the heart of the action day and night, with plenty of bars, clubs and restaurants nearby. However, during the city’s main festival, Las Fallas, it’s only a good pick if you really don’t mind not sleeping at all. The Town Hall square is the centre of festivities, with fireworks going off day and night, and it’s the site of daily explosions called mascletas that shake the city to its foundations
Bright and airy rooms and arty decor make this a very comfortable place to stay in the centre of the Old Town. Valencia Lounge Hostel has all the comforts you need, from air conditioning to wifi. Some rooms have an en-suite bathroom and most have a balcony. It’s location in the bohemian El Carmen neighbourhood makes it perfect for those who want to check out the area’s famous nightlife, street art and vintage shopping.
Brightly decorated rooms at Pensión Universal are simple but comfortable, and come with everything you could need during your stay, including wifi, TV and shared kitchen. The hostel has an unbeatable central location next to the Town Hall square which makes it a perfect place to enjoy the city day and night. During Las Fallas, the city’s main festival, this is a really loud and busy spot so it’s a good pick only if you plan on 24-hour partying.
A social and friendly hostel, Red Nest has a chilled out bar on its roof terrace complete with pool table. It’s a great place to meet other travellers, as well as being a perfect base for exploring the city. Dorms and private rooms feature air conditioning and there’s a free breakfast available.
One of the city’s best places to party is the bohemian Ruzafa (also spelled Russafa) district, full of the city’s coolest bars, clubs, shops and cafes. The hostel has all of this on its doorstep and it’s also just a ten-minute walk into the Old Town. Rooms are bright and modern, and breakfast is available in the shared kitchen.