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Purple Nest Hostel Valencia Reviews

Plaza Tetuán n 5, Valencia, Spain

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86%

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1713 Total Reviews
  • 87%Value For Money
  • 89%Security
  • 89%Location
  • 87%Staff
  • 82%Atmosphere
  • 82%Cleanliness
  • 84%Facilities

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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!

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!

66%

It is all clean but has not really a homey athmosphere. Be aware that you are not allowed to bring your own alcohol to the hostel. And there is a no-barfood rule. Only one spoon in the entire kitchen.


91%

Really friendly and helpful staff. Facility's where clean and comfortable. Would stay again

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello! Thank you for your kind words! :) We wish you a great autumn time and hope to see you in Valencia again! Best regards from Purple Nest

86%

Need to bring your own padlock for the lockers (although you can rent a safe for small items). But the hostel is clean, staff are friendly and atmosphere good. Offers a simple but decent breakfast for 3 euros.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello! Thank you for visiting us! Maybe you just didn't realize, but we do rent padlocks for the big lockers in the recepction for 5€ deposit. :) Best regards form Purple Nest staff!

100%

Great hostel! Always has activities on, clean and staff always try to help although their wifi sucked and the computers had no internet either. Pub crawl was good and goes to different places each night

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey! Thank you very much for your comment! We are trying to find a way to get our wifi better, because now there are a few spots in the hostel where the wifi doesn't work very well. Anyway, in most of the zones it does work well! We wish you a nice autumn time and take care! Greetings from Purple Nest

77%

The wifi wasn't the best. The staff was really helpful.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello! Thank you for stopping by our hostel! We are sorry about the wifi. In some parts of the hostel it doesn't work perfectly, but in most zones it does. However, we are doing our best to get it working better! Kind regards from Purple Nest staff

60%

Big hostel. Could use hot water in showers, and more attention to the washroom facilities in general. Although it seems there are a lot of planned activities, follow through is lacking. Despite loads of people willing, there were no staff taking the initiative to get everyone together. Cost is good and so is the bar (strong cheap drinks).

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey! Thanks for your comment! In the hostel we have hot water in every shower, but in a few showers the handles are older (1 for hot water and 1 for cold) and it might be difficult to control the temperature. In the last months we have made a lot of different activities, but lately we have been modifying some, because we've seen that most people enjoy more relaxing athmosphere. Anyway, we are still realizing events, spanish night for instance :) Anyway, we will learn from this! :)

74%

This place was ok to stop in for one night but is a party hostel so if you want sleep I would suggest not staying here. There was no air conditioning in our room and the plastic covered mattress made you sweat more. The staff were not particularly friendly or helpful except for the older guy but maybe we caught them on a bad day.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello! Thank you for your comment! The day you arrived, we received a huge group of people who were joining La Tomatina festival on the 27th, so that why there was a big party ambient in the hostel. That day was really busy, so we want to apologize if the staff wasn't friendly enough or as available as you needed, but we promise we did our best we could in that situation :) It is true that the aircon in the room wasn't working perfectly, so now we are repairing it. Best regards!

86%

Air conditioning worked. Wifi good. Power plugs only on one side of room near door, bad if bed wasn't close. Great atmosphere in common room. Drinks were cheap at the bar. Good kitchen. Walking distance to town attractions. Bus to beach.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello! Thank you for your comment! We are aware that in the rooms we don't have enough power plugs, and we are trying to find a way to put more of theme into the rooms. However, in the common zones we have plenty of power points for everybody's use! :) Kind regards from Purple Nest staff

89%

Stayed in a double room, air con was great, comfy bed, spacious room with a mirror. Own bathroom just not attached to our room, was clean. Kitchen was not cleanest but has basket for each room to put their food in and separate fridges for each floor - great idea! Not far from metro and good wifi in room!

  • 24th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


83%

Air conditioning was good especially in the August heat in Valencia. Nice bar area with good atmosphere and cheap drinks including good specials. Wifi is a bit hit and miss but works better when the bar is quieter. Beds in our room were very squeaky when moving during the night but not a big deal. I would definitely stay here again!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello! Thanks for your comment! Sometimes when the hostel is full and lot of people are connected to the Internet at the same time, the wifi can get a little slower. We are sorry about that! Thank you for the tip about the squeaky bed, we will check that :) We hope to see you again in Purple Nest! Losts of greetings from Purple Nest staff

80%

Good location walking distance to most things. Wifi little temperamental but that's the only real negative issue. Staff helpful and all rather clean throughout hostel.

  • 22nd Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello! Thank you for visiting our hostel! There are some places in the hostel, where the wifi doesn't work so well, but it works in the most zones! We hope you had a nice time with us! Kind regards from Purple Nest

100%

Awesome kitchen facilities. Everything you need.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello! Thank you for visiting us! We wish you a nice autumn time! Kind regards form Purple Nest

97%

Great hostel, could do with better WiFi and tv recption in the common room but other then that its perfect. Huge kitchen, lots of fridges, big common room great for meeting people, lockers in the rooms and pub crawls and events every night. Great hostel.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello! Thank you for your comment! We are sorry about our stubbern wifi! It works in the most parts of the building though :) Kind regards from Purple Nest staff

94%

This hostel was great. Best kitchen facillities I have come across in a hostel. Clean and well organised. Location is good but quite far from the beach. I really enjoyed my time here and would recommend to everyone.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello! Thank you for your comment! Since we are in the city centre the beach is not next to us, but you can get there quickly in 20 minutes with bus (the bus stop is just in front of the hostel). Kind regards form Purple Nest!

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