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The River Hostel Reviews

Plaza de Temple, 6, Valencia, Spain

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86%

Rating
467 Total Reviews
  • 90%Value For Money
  • 84%Security
  • 90%Location
  • 89%Staff
  • 81%Atmosphere
  • 83%Cleanliness
  • 85%Facilities

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89%

The hostel is located in a beautiful building right in the old town of Valencia. The hostel is very clean and well decorated. The people there really seem to care about their facilities. The staff is nice and helpful but not annoying. Very good value for the money.


57%

Definitely would not stay here again. The staff was not helpful, there were not a lot of options for food near the hostel, the bar food & breakfast was very limited. When I got there the room & bathrooms were really dirty and there was no toilet paper in the bathrooms on my floor at all. Even after it was cleaned the next day the floor still seemed dirty and there was trash all around the bathroom.


77%

It's good to stay there. I just have some recommend on the Lockers.... It's not easy to use, especially when the two opposite bed owner wanna use at the same time.... and it's not ease to pull out and push in and open the cap, so if you change it with some fixed drawer will be good of course its need a lock.


60%

I normally pay about 15 for a night in a Spanish hostel so I assumed the 30 I paid here was because of the Fallas. I don't think it was worth it though. The staff was friendly but didn't seem to know a lot about the city. The beds bulged out towards the edges which wasn't comfortable and we had to put the linen on ourselves! The barfood was low quality and no breakfast included. In the men's toilets I found used condoms on the floor twice. Good location but overall not recommendable.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear Joris, we are sorry that you had unpleasent stay with us.. During the Fallas in all hostels and hotels, price are higher. Although it might not seem, I promisse you that the staff knows enough about the city. It is very scandalous about the condoms in men´s toilet, noramaly it doesn´t use to happen. If you dispite everything decide to stay with us again, we promisse we will try to assist you as much as possible. Best regards, Ivan The River Hostel

83%

Great location and friendly staff. Only issues were that the men's bathroom on the second floor had two toilets out of service and there was no hand soap nor paper towels to dry hands (no air driers). They didn't seem to be cleaned one day either and one stall had no toilet paper. The showers were fine (enough and spacious), although it did smell a bit funky. If you can deal with this (bring your own soap/towels each time you go to the bathroom) or they fix it, then it's a good choice.


80%

Good things: Friendly staff. Nice atmosphere. Felt secure. Bad things: Lack of soap or towels in the toilets I used. Breakfast not included in the price and not much choice available. 10 minutes walk from the nearest metro station. Enjoyed my stay overall and would go back there.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello Matthew, thank you very much for your comment. Thank you for saying about our staff and we are glad that you enjoyed your overall stay. We are sorry about inconvinience that you had, like soap issue or lack of the towelles, it might be because the occupation was full and in the moment when you were there, the situation ended up like a colateral demage. About the breakfast, we now had 2 options, full one and a simple one. Best regards, Ivan

83%

Nice hostel, really good helpful staff


94%

The hostel is well located in Valencia, there are just few minutes to the next metro station. The staff was really friendly and helpful, one person could even speak german fluently. They gave us many important advises what we are able to do in the city. Teh atmosphere was really friendly and open.

  • 2nd Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

This was already the second time we were staying in The River Hostel and again everything was just fine. We didn't have any problems with the reservations, the staff was friendly and helpful and for the money we paid the location and hostel is still unbeatable and I would still recommend the hostel to everybody planning to stay in Valencia for a few days. This time we were there with a rented car and were also really lucky to get one of the few free parking spaces right in front of the hostel.


100%

Actually the best hostel I have ever stayed in. Met the most amazing people there, the staff were really kind and helpful, and best of all they had the sickest fusbal table for free there. Would suggest to anyone!


94%

Great place even extended our stay, staff are lovely. bathrooms an cleanliness drops when it gets busier tho just need to get a few more cleaners in. Great kitchen


97%

Overall, a pretty good hostel. The staff were quite friendly and helpful. The directions for getting to the hostel were quite confusing, so I would suggest making sure you know where you are going etc., but once yo get there it's a pretty good location.


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

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear Lance, thank you very much for your comment, and for telling everything the best about our hostel. We are glad that you had a nice stay. Best regards, Iván The River Hostel

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

80%

Hostel is in very good location, staff is very nice, everything was ok.


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

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