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Purple Nest Hostel Valencia Reviews

Plaza Tetuán n 5, Valencia, Spain

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86%

Rating
1767 Total Reviews
  • 88%Value For Money
  • 90%Security
  • 90%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 80%Cleanliness
  • 83%Facilities

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97%

I think that everyone needs to stay here, it was a little quite but I think that's because I was out of season however the staff are so friendly that I was never on my own. So close to everything and the breakfast was worth paying for !!!


89%

Older age dynamic through all of hostel

  • 20th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi Seth, Thanks for your comment! We have private rooms, so there are sometimes old people booking than kind of rooms...Why not? Best regards from Valencia Juan

94%

I' ve been at purple nest for 4 days while searching for a house in Valencia and I must say that it has been like being at home. The hostel is clean (all the areas are cleaned everyday) the building is nice and in a really good position. The beds are confortable and clean such as the bathroom (showers are never running off of hot water). The best about this place are the people working there.. they are always trying to help you and feel confortable. Really a nice stay!

  • 10th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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Hi! I am really glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Purple Nest! Hope we will see you again soon!! Joanna

89%

Everything was fine expect for the temperature. At room 54 there are holes between the roof and the external wall that let much (cold) air in. Coming back at night the room would be warm because of the strong air conditioning, but later in the morning (with the heating turned off) the room becomes very cold very quickly (same temperature of outside which was less than 10 degrees during our stay!). If people get up early (8am) its ok, otherwise you should turn on some heating in the morning too!

  • 7th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi , Thanks for your comment. We are happy that everything was fine excep the temperature. We turn off the air in the mornings because normally guests are out, and that way we try to save energy for the enviorement. The first week of February was very windy, so that's the reason why there was more cold air entering trough the windows. Our hostel is protected by the goverment, becuase is a historic building so can't change those windows. Best regards from Valencia Juan

77%

The beer is bad and expensive. The kitchen smelled like noodles all day which cause the halls to smelled like noodles too. The showers are really bad since you have to keep pushing a button to obtain water and it's not even that much water coming out. They said staff will be in the front desk from 7am, I was outside of the hostel from 710 to 740am ringing the bell and nobody opened the door.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi , We sell in our bars the best spanish beer (Cruzcampo) and Heineken...and the small one costs 1€. Normally people are always cooking in the kitchen, so maybe you dislike how it smelled, and in christmas time we were cooking dinners every night. Sorry if one of this smell you didn't like. We have a 24h reception service, so maybe we arrive late maximum 10 minutes because we are always doing a round to check that everything is ok in the hostel. Regards! Juan

77%

The receptions are very nice and they are helpful as well. The shower is cold though.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi Hamid! Thank you so much for your comments :) We are really helpful to continue improving! We hope to see you again! Kind regards. Purple Nest Staff,

86%

Good hostel

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey! Thank you for visiting our hostel! We are always happy to receive simley and happy guests :) Take care! :)

91%

very good value for the money

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello! Thank you for visiting us and for your comment! We wish you a happy fall time and take care! :) Best greetings from sunny Valencia

86%

Upon check in there was some difficulty with the computer but the receptionist was incredibly apologetic and helpful. All of the staff were really friendly and helpful. The atmosphere in the bar/kitchen area was lacking and we found it hard to mingle with people in the common areas. The directions were easy for us to find the hostel, it's in a nice clean area very close by walking distance to the centre of the town for shops and food.

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Hi Brooke! Thank you so much for your comments are really helpful. We are going to improve about the area of the bar and kitchen. We hope to see you again! Kind regards. Purple Nest Staff.

100%

Great hostel, near to the old part of Valencia as well as the park and public transport. Good common area. They seem to have a few large groups coming through which was fine as there was plenty of space. I didn't buy the breakfast as it looked pretty ordinary for 3euros. The rooms were comfortable and bathrooms generally clean. It did get a bit cold with aircon at night so pack a jumper and some trackies.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi Johana! Thanks to you to stay in Purple Nest. We want that our guests feel like at home, visit the city, discover a lot of places and have fun in Valencia! We will check about the aircon. Kind regards. Purple Nest Staff.

80%

Nice hostel with a few things going on here and there. Big well-stocked kitchen. Easy to walk to from both train (15min) and bus stations (25min). Nice terrace on the first floor. Elevator to all floors. It's a huge hostel with many, many guests. Lockers in rooms. Free towels! Room we were in (Room 11: 10-bed mixed), was right next to the major road and therefore very, very noisy.. bring earplugs!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi Shiv! First of all, thanks for stay with us in our Hostel and thanks again for your comments in HostelWorld’s website. We are always trying to improve our service: activities, facilities, cleanness, etc… I have checked with my manager and in the future, amybe, we will change the windows. Kind regards. Purple Nest Staff.

80%

The Wifi did not work in the rooms, not even on the second floor.

  • 28th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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Hi Leilani! Thank you so much for your comments, are really helpful. We would try to improve in all the services that we have it now. Especially, the WIFI. Purple Nest Staff.

91%

Perfect! We really enjoy our holidays in this hostel

  • 28th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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Hi Rachele! First of all, thanks for stay with us in our Hostel and thanks again for your comments in HostelWorld’s website. Thank you so much for your comments, are really helpful. We hope to see you again in your next holidays :) Purple Nest Staff.

89%

Friendly and helpful staff who were always willing to be accomodating - and with a smile. Good kitchen facilities and cleanliness. Every night they provided activities and dinner options but it is very well located so restaurants ect are close by.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello! Thank you very much for visiting us! We are always delighted when our guests leave the hostel with a smile in their face :) We hope to see you again in Valencia! Best greetings from the whole staff

80%

Purple nest was good, seemed to bring in a different crowd of travelers. I would recommend Red nest over this one though just for the upbeat atmosphere it can have comparatively - It would be worth the extra few dollars. Location is decent and the running trails around the city are a plus. A/C should work better if advertised as such, fans in the room would be nice to circulate the stale air. Overall for the cost, good hostel.

  • 10th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello! Thank you for visting us! The Red Nest hostel is a great place to stay, the building is a little bit different than where Purple Nest is, but the services and prices are about the same. We are sorry about the aircon. It is complicated to put the right temperature in the rooms, since some people prefer warmer air and some cooler. Anyway, we always try to please everyones needs. We hope to see you in Purple in the future as well and we send you a lot of greetings!

89%

Best thing about this hostel is the location! Right in the middle of where you want to be, on the edge of the old town next to the river. Staff are really helpful in answering questions. Lockers provided in every room and bathrooms are good. It was quite annoying however that the air con was controlled by reception. They only turned it on at 9pm and off in the morning so you wokeup so hot! Valencia is scorching, so this was uncomfortable.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello! Thank you for your comment! We are really sorry if you thought that it was too hot in the room. Normally de do turn it on earlier, because we know it's really hot weather outside! Anyway, we start turning it on even more early now :) We hope you enjoyed your stay despite of the hotness and we hope to see you in Valencia again! Kind regards from Purple Nest staff

77%

Great place, but there just wasn't the atmosphere. The bar was empty every night. The pub crawl, we got three shots the whole night, while the guides got all the girls free drinks the whole time, then made us pay for a taxi into the beach to a club they knew would be closed at the time.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey! We have talked with the guides, and they can give 1 free drink for each person in every club and they cannot invite drinks to anybody. However they can share their own drinks with somebody else if they want. The club where you went with taxi was supposed to be open, so we will check what happened in that club that night. We are happy to refund you the money if you want, because our objective is that our guests have fun, so the guides will contact you. :) Kind regards

91%

Great hostel! Enjoyed my stay and the free walking tour was great.. However, my shower was only 'warm' at the best of times and no alcohol *BYO in the hostel is a bit lame!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey! Thank you for stopping by our hostel! We do have hot water in all showers, but we will check the showers of your floor in case there would be any problem! Thank you for the tip. We don't allow people to bring their own alcoholic drinks to the hostel, in order respect the calm and order in the shared rooms. We hope that our guests understand it and everybody can have a good time :) we also have a really cheap bar where you can enjoy some drinks in the evening. Best regards!

69%

A huge under used communal area has only one settee in it so unless your eating there is now where to chillout. The terrace was again under used and closed at10pm. Ban on drinking your own alcohol makes it an expensive pre-night out. Staff were always friendly and knowledgeable. Dorms and bathrooms were always clean.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi Chris! Thank you so much for your comments, are really helpful. We would try to improve in all the services, facilities, etc... On the other hand; we are going to change the common area, so we will have more sofas :) We hope to see you again next summer! Purple Nest Staff.

89%

Rooms best and tidy. Reception staff were lovely. Big kitchen and lounge/ bar area.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello! Thank youso much for your kind comment! :) We hope to see you back in Valencia some day! Kind regards and take care!

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