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The River Hostel Reviews

Plaza de Temple, 6, Valencia, Spain

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86%

Rating
440 Total Reviews
  • 91%Value For Money
  • 86%Security
  • 91%Location
  • 87%Staff
  • 81%Atmosphere
  • 84%Cleanliness
  • 85%Facilities

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100%

Great stay. Excellent facilities and really clean. Cleaners constantly keeping the shared spaces tidy. Location is walking distance to the city and right next to the main park through the city


60%

Ivan was very helpful, classy guy. Night shift girl was about as useful as tits on a bull and had a bit of attitude.Place was good location but perhaps due to the proximity to the student area there was a lot of kids ( i guess about 18-19 years old) staying there who were absolute pests making noise from 11pm to 5am.So if you want to party,good location, if you want a good nights sleep fuhgeddaboutit.

  • 10th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear guest, thank you very much for your comment, for finding me helpful and classy. :) You were one of the kindest clients we ever had, and thank you for being so nice, always. We are very sorry about inconvinience about kids, during January and February we use to have a lot of groups, so thats why... We hope that your next stay will be more enjoyable. All the best and cheers, Ivan

91%

The dorms were super cheap so I didn't expect much but the River Hostel exceeded my expectations. Great location, great staff that was extremely helpful and accommodating, and you DEFINITELY have to rent bikes when you come. The only thing is that the "lockers" are extremely easy to break into even if they are locked so I had to bring a backpack with my camera and all my valuables out at night when i left the hostel. Other than that it was fantastic.

  • 6th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear guest, thank you very much for your comment, we are glad that in total, you had a pleasent stay. We have new lockers now, that are imposible to break and also safes if you want to save your valuables. Best regards, Ivan The River Hostel

74%

Overall enjoyable stay. The bathrooms did not smell great but the rooms were nice. The service was painfully slow.

  • 5th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear Meredith, Thank you very much for your comment and we are glad that your overall stay was nice. So sorry about the bathroom issue and slow service, since Monday we have more people employed, so we hope that your next stay will be ever more enjoyable. Best regards, Ivan The River Hostel

89%

Really amazing stay for one night in Valencia. Perfectly located in a beautiful building. Overall really clean, apart from a handkerchief we found lying in one of the beds. The staff was overall really helpful and friendly and I would recommend this hostel to everybody searching for a cheap and good quality stay for a few days in Valencia.

Owner Comment (Hide)
thank you very much for everything you said and for coming with your friends to stay with us! It was more than a pleasure having you as a guests. Best regards, Ivan The River Hostel

80%

I had no complaints with the hostel. Staff were very friendly and helpful, room was clean and quiet, bathrooms were clean and very large, and the location is great - you can easily walk anywhere in the city center and quickly reach the beach by metro. There was nothing that went above and beyond or really impressed me - it was a pretty basic hostel - but for the price you can't complain!

Owner Comment (Hide)
thank you very much for your comment, we are glad you found us friendly and helpful. You were also very kind, too. :) Best regards, Ivan The River Hostel

86%

The only things that made my stay here uncomfortable were outside the hostels control- smelly roommates, dirty kitchen from other backpackers, etc. The location was great. It was about a ten minute walk from the colon metro stop from the airport, and a 30 minute walk to the bus stop for the avanza bus to Madrid. There are heaps of supermarkets close by. Overall it was not bad.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear guest, thank you very much for your comment, We are glad that location was good for you and we are sorry about colateral demage that you had to go through your stay here. Best regards, Ivan The River Hostel

91%

I loved this hostel, would certainly recommend it to all who travel to Valencia! Very friendly staff, a walking distance from the city centre, you can also walk from/to the bus terminal. It has a very comfortable common room perfect to meet people, enjoy your food, read o surf the net.Wifi worked well in the room and downstairs. The bed mattress is a point to improve, it's rather uncomfortable, and also my sheet was too short. In general I enjoyed my 6nights-staying here, would like to come back

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear guest thank you very much for your comment. We are so happy that in general you had a nice stay. About mattress issue, we are proud to say that this week we got a new ones, so we hope that in your next stay you will be able to experience it, as weel as sheets. :) Best regards, Ivan The River Hostel

100%

An excellent hostel, only one comment to make, though not a huge one. On the website says breakfast is free, it isn't. I got the better breakfast available they offer for €3.50 which is excellent, crisp roll, ham, cheese, orange juice and tea/coffee. Staff were better than excellent, couldn't do enough to please their guests. Would definitely return and recommend this hostel. On edge of old town, on the Turia. 5 mins walk to Cathedral and Ajuntamento. Great place

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, thank you very much for everything you said to us. Sorry about the breakfast misunderstanding, we provide breakfast with aditional price of 2€. Best regards, Ivan The River Hostel

91%

I loved the River Hostel! Only stayed for one night, but the food available was great, the staff were friendly and helpful, and the beds were comfortable! Clean sheets and bathrooms were also wonderful. The bikes for day rent were our favorite! Six euros got you a bike with a lock for an entire day where you could explore the city much faster than by foot! Great value for such a small price!

  • 24th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
thank you very much for your kind words and for so complet review about our hostel. Best regards, Ivan The River Hostel

97%

Very nice. A little hard to find but a good location once we did find it. Good value.

  • 23rd Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you very much for your comment and for high marks that you gave to us. Also, thank you for using our bike rental and for being nice, you and your friends. Best regards, Ivan The River Hostel

94%

The bike hire is really cheap 6€ for 24hrs. Good bikes as well not ginks. Plus staff could speak English so really helps when you Spanish isn't fluent.

  • 21st Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
thank you very much for your comment. We are glad that you enjoyed our bike rental and stuff. Best regards, Ivan. The River Hostel

97%

This hostel is great located, you'll be near from everywhere, people here are also super friendly and willing to help, the only bad thing we got was a feet smell but I think it was from a fellow traveler, but that's it, the kitchen is clean and the bathrooms have locks...

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear guest, thank you very much for your comment, we are glad that you had a pleasent stay with us. And we are sorry about smell inconvinience that occured. :) Best regards, Ivan The River Hostel

100%

Thanks for all, was a fantastic stay with really friendly stuff at Hostel River. Wonderful, fully equipped kitchen... I liked it really much!

Owner Comment (Hide)
thank you very much for your comment, we are glad that you enjoyed our facilities. Best regards, Ivan The River Hostel

94%

Good price, good staffs, good location and a wonderful hostel. I loved stay with them.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear Kendy, thank you very much for your brief rivew about our hostel. We are glad that you had very nice stay. Best regards, Ivan The River Hostel

94%

The place was great, i thought it was beautiful compred to some other hostels i stayed in. The staff was very nice and helpful with all my questions.

  • 9th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
thank you very much for your comment. We are glad that you are satisfied with everything. Best regards, Ivan

80%

Comfiest beds I've stayed in for awhile. The kitchen and common room were Huge which was nice! The wifi was really good aswell. A solid hostel, I would definently book there again!


80%

Good looking hostel, clean, and friendly staff. It's situated near a busy road, so not very quiet, but this also situates it right next to the Turia gardens, which is a large pro. The breakfast is only E1,90 but it's horrible, you're better of at Plaça de Sant Bult which is right around the corner. Also the water they sell is way to expensive. At Carrer del Poeta Liern there's a nice little shop which sells water and delicious fruit for decent prices.


100%

The location is good, near the park, in between the old city centre and the universities, so its a central point to go walking anywhere. We were welcome in a super friendly way on the check-in and during all our stay on the 24h reception. Thanks to the cute, small Spanish girl that even outside greet us in a super nice and warm way! The kitchen is well equipped and there's was plenty of food shared from the other guests. Value for money is excellent! See you someday again, thank you!


91%

The crew was very kind, big rooms, bathrooms clean and they help u whatever u need.

  • 3rd Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


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