If you’re looking for a Spanish holiday destination that won’t break the bank, Valencia
is a great choice. The tourist crowds of Barcelona and Madrid seem very far away, meaning prices are not only lower but you can experience more of the city’s authentic charms. Accommodation prices are higher by the beach, but if you’re looking for a city centre break within walking distance of the main sights, there are plenty of wallet-friendly options. Here’s our pick of the best.
MD Modern Hotel Jardines
Location is the main draw at this convenient pick. The MD Modern Hotel Jardines is a small, friendly hotel with 18 rooms featuring free wi-fi and air conditioning. It’s perfectly situated for visits to the Turia Gardens and the Palau de la Musica concert venue, and is in the L’eixample area famous for its cool bars and chic boutique shops. It’s also just a 15-minute walk from the Old Town. It’s the perfect stopover for those who want to get out and explore the city and need a clean, comfortable, no-frills stay.
Carrer del Mestre Racional, 23, Valencia, Spain +34 963349984
Double room at MD Modern Hotel Jardines, Valencia | Courtesy of MD Modern Hotel Jardines
Basic yet friendly and modern, the brightly decorated Pensión Universal has an unbeatable central location next to the Town Hall square – perfect if you want to among the hustle and bustle. You’ll be able to spend plenty of time visiting the enchanting Old Town sights, including the cathedral and Silk Exchange, and enjoying its bars and restaurants. There’s everything you would expect to find at a friendly budget guesthouse, including wi-fi, TV and shared cooking facilities.
Carrer de les Barques, 5, Valencia, Spain
Valencia Lounge Hostel
Valencia Lounge Hostel
Artsy, modern décor, plenty of natural light and attention to detail make Valencia Lounge Hostel feel surprisingly posh for the price. It’s located in the bohemian El Carmen neighbourhood, part of the Old Town known for its hip nightlife and street art, and is in easy walking distance of all the main sights. The accommodation has 10 private rooms, which are either en suite or share bathrooms, and all rooms include a balcony and heating. Free wi-fi is available in the common areas, including the TV lounge, and bikes are available for rent.
Carrer dels Cadirers, 11, Valencia, Spain, +34 963923425
Balcón Al Mar
It’s not easy to find nice, affordable accommodation near the beach, but Balcón Al Mar ticks all the boxes for a relaxed beachside break. The rooms are clean and welcoming, with flatscreen TVs and balconies, and some also have sea views. The staff are friendly and speak English and, best of all, it’s just a short walk from the beach. Public transport gets you into the city centre in no time.
Carrer de Joan Josep Sister, 1, 46024 Valencia, Spain +34 963300638
Balcon al Mar | Courtesy of Balcon al Mar
B&B Hi Valencia Canovas
A simple but charming guesthouse in the city centre, B&B Hi Valencia Canovas is clean, modern and bright with 22 surprisingly large rooms. The staff are helpful, the wi-fi is free and breakfast is fresh and delicious. The B&B is perfectly located for shopaholics and party-goers, near the Gran Via Marques del Turia and Calle Colon, two of Valencia’s main streets. All the city’s main sights, including the City of Arts and Sciences, are within walking distance.
Calle Ciril Amorós 82, 2/6, Valencia, Spain +34 962066604
Hotel Europa Valencia
This hotel is in Valencia’s historic centre and is convenient for all the main sights, as well as the train station. Hotel Europa offers simple accommodation with 50 rooms in an old, traditional Spanish building full of character but with some modern facilities such as air conditioning, heating and TV. Staff are friendly and speak English.
Carrer de Ribera, 46002 Valencia, Spain +34 963520000
Colegio Mayor la Concepción
The perfect stay for students and football fans, this student residence across the road from the Valencia CF football stadium also serves as a hostel. It offers self-catering rooms with kitchenette and private bathroom, TV, air conditioning and wi-fi. Breakfast is available onsite and there is also a gym and a computer room with printing facilities. It’s a five-minute walk from the Aragón metro station, and a short public transport journey takes you to both the historic centre and the beach.
Av. de Suècia, 23, 46010 Valencia, Spain +34 963036300
Sweet Hotel Renasa
Located right in the centre of Valencia on a main road, the modern three-star Sweet Hotel Renasa is a friendly place to stay. It offers good value for money, and has a total of 73 single, double, twin and triple rooms. All come with en suite bathroom and air conditioning and there is free wi-fi throughout. The hotel is within easy walking distance of many famous attractions, including the City of Arts and Sciences.
Av. de Catalunya, 5, 46010 Valencia, Spain +34 963692450
Sweet Hotel Renasa, Valencia | Courtesy of Sweet Hotel Renasa, Valencia
With simple, stylish rooms and wooden flooring throughout, this great-value hotel has a 24-hour reception, tour services and a bar. All rooms come with air conditioning and TV as well as private en suite bathrooms. The hotel is slightly outside the city centre next to a large shopping centre and the Turia Gardens, with great public transport connections taking you to all the city’s main sights.
Av. de Campanar, 90, 46015 Valencia, Spain+34 963173650
Hulot B&B Valencia
Another great pick in the historic centre, Hulot B&B has a homey feel. It offers 12 simple, modern rooms inside a historic building in the midst of the cobbled streets of the Old Town. Helpful staff are happy to provide any information for sightseeing, bike rentals and more. There’s a small, modern kitchen-dining room where breakfast is served, and a tempting roof terrace perfect for relaxing on after a day out and about in the city.
Calle Poeta Liern 16, Local 1, 46003 Valencia, Valencia, Spain
Double room at Hulot B&B Valencia | Courtesy of Hulot B&B Valencia