The best hostels in Valencia for every type of traveller

The best hostels in Valencia for every type of traveller

How to find the best hostels in Valencia for your trip

Ahhh Valencia, how we love you so! We’re not sure if it’s the mystical coastline, stunning historical architecture or the to-die-for food, but something keeps drawing us back… That’s why we’ve created our guide to the best hostels in Valencia.

Foodies, come and discover the home of paella, and wander around the food markets like Mercato Centrale to give your taste buds a treat. History lovers, stop by medieval buildings like Torres de Serranos, La Lonja de la Seda and Plaza de la Reina for a feel of the old times. Backpackers in need of some relaxation, head straight in the direction of the beach!

When looking for the best hostels in Valencia, you’ll need to decide what you’re wanting to experience in the city. If you’re hunting for delicious cuisine, look for hostels in the El Mercat or Malvarrosa districts, where you’ll find many food markets and restaurants. If you want to be surrounded by all the best cultural attractions, La Xerea is a good shout, or if you have shopping on your mind, check out the San Francisco district.

Jump straight to:

  1. Overall best hostels in Valencia
  2. Best party hostels in Valencia
  3. Best hostels in Valencia for solo travellers
  4. Best city centre hostels in Valencia
  5. Best cheap hostels in Valencia
  6. Best hostels for couples in Valencia
  7. Best of the rest hostels in Valencia

Overall best hostels in Valencia:

  1. Home Youth Hostel Valencia by Feetup Hostels – best hostel in Valencia for solo travellers
  2. Purple Nest Hostel Valencia – best hostel in Valencia for partying
  3. Center Valencia Youth Hostel – best city centre hostel in Valencia

Best party hostels in Valencia

You’ll find the city’s best nightlife in districts like El Carmen and Ruzafa, which is conveniently where the best party hostels in Valencia are located too. In Ruzafa you’ll find innovative nightclubs popular with a young crowd. Valencia’s nightlife is wonderfully varied, so you can enjoy rock and jazz bars around the city, dance at electronic clubs, or catch a popular flamenco show. The best party hostels in Valencia offer pub crawls and sangria nights, so you can absorb the culture of Valencia in a fun and social atmosphere.

Purple Nest Hostel Valencia

best hostels in valencia, Purple Nest Hostel Valencia

Perfect for party-loving solo travellers, staying at this fun and social hostel is an unforgettable experience. They offer lots of activities like tapas tours, pub crawls and free walking tours for you to feel Valencia’s energetic vibes, or you can hang out in the hostel bar and enjoy a glass of sangria (or four, we’re not here to judge) during happy hour. It’s in a prime location that’s just an 8-minute walk to the Natural History Museum and a 6-minute walk to Plaza de la Reina. Not to mention that the neighbourhood is a hotspot for delicious tapas, because honestly, that’s what it’s all about!

Hostel highlights:

  • Café and bar
  • Common room
  • Bicycle hire
  • Terrace

🏠 Address: Plaza Tetuan n5

🏘 Neighbourhood: La Xerea

🚍 Nearest stations: Alameda and Tetuan bus stop

Book your stay at Purple Nest Hostel Valencia now!

Innsa

best hostels in valencia, Innsa hostel reception

Ready to get your Renaissance on? Stay in this stunning sixteenth century building that was the former home of painter Juan de Juanes, for a touch of history and culture. Here you’ll find cosy dorms and a courtyard bar and restaurant that’s ideal for soaking up some relaxed Spanish nightlife and savouring dinner before the real party starts. It’s a short walk into the hub of the El Carmen district, where you’ll find lively bars and nightclubs like Jimmy Glass Jazz Bar and Radio City. Previous guests have loved the lively location and beautiful building that transports you back to a different time!

Hostel highlights:

  • Free towels
  • Common room
  • Bar
  • Restaurant

🏠 Address: Calle Baja 48

🏘 Neighbourhood: El Carmen

🚍 Nearest station: Turia

Book your stay at Innsa now!

Best hostels in Valencia for solo travellers

Solo travellers… there’s not much for us to say, other than that you’re in for a treat in Valencia. No matter what kind of backpacker you are, there’s heaps to see and do that won’t break the bank. The best hostels in Valencia for solo travellers offer great locations and cosy environments where new friendships can flourish.

Cantagua Hostel

best hostels in valencia, Cantagua Hostel common area

Guys, this is THE cutest boutique hostel in Valencia. Surrounded by eco-friendly, charming touches, you might just want to curl up in the common room and socialise with your new hostel mates for your whole stay! Kitted out with a vintage book exchange and cafe, this is a great oasis for the adventurous solo traveller who needs to wind down for a bit. Located in the creative neighbourhood of Ruzzafa, it’s coffee shops, unusual boutiques and live music venues all around. A disclaimer though, you might leave more hipster than when you entered!

Hostel highlights:

  • Café
  • Bicycle hire
  • Book exchange
  • Common room
  • Free city tour

🏠 Address: Valencia – Joaquin Sorolla and Carrer de Vicente Lleo 28 Bajo bus stop

🏘 Neighbourhood: Ruzzafa

🚍 Nearest stations: Fonteta Sant Lluis – Lleo XIII bus stop

Book your stay at Cantagua Hostel now!

Home Youth Hostel Valencia by Feetup Hostels

best hostels in valencia, beds at Home Youth Hostel Valencia by Feetup Hostels

How does free sangria parties and free family dinners sound? Well, it sounds like one of the best hostels in Valencia to us! You’ll be treated to Valencia’s welcoming hospitality at Home Youth Hostel, as well as a super convenient location, directly opposite the La Lonja de la Seda and a stone’s throw from the Mercado Central. The hostel is covered in bright colours and stunning street art to reflect the streets of Valencia. Plus, each dorm is kitted out with single beds – no bunks! Jump on one of their free city tours and really get to know this vibrant city, meeting awesome fellow backpackers along the way.

Hostel highlights:

  • Free city tour
  • Common room
  • Bicycle hire
  • Café

🏠 Address: Calle la Lonja 4

🏘 Neighbourhood: El Mercat

🚍 Nearest station: Joaquín Sorolla

Book your stay at Home Youth Hostel Valencia by Feetup Hostels now!

Best city centre hostels in Valencia

We can’t blame you for wanting to stay in a hostel in Valencia’s city centre. This area is the Old Town, which is over 2000 years old and has been the home of the Roman and Visigoth Empires since its beginnings in 130BC. The Serranos Towers, Mercato Centrale, Plaza de Toros and the Valencia Cathedral are popular stops for visitors.

Red Nest Hostel Valencia

best hostels in valencia, Red Nest Hostel Valencia dorm room

Really get a taste for the creativity of Valencia by staying at Red Nest Hostel. Their welcoming atmosphere and colourful surroundings (think funky 70s interiors) will make you feel at home – a retro home! Socialise over a game of pool in the bright common room or get involved with their paella nights and BBQs. During the day you can enjoy the free walking and art tours of the city, and then take off on a pub crawl at night. You’re right in the hub of the city’s best attractions like the Real Colegio Seminario del Corpus Christi, Valencia’s Cathedral. At night, walk 20 minutes to the Ruzafa district for the best bars and restaurants in the city. Red Nest Hostel is a great find, with both a very central location and low prices. Plus, they proudly say that their bar has some of the cheapest drinks in town!

Hostel highlights:

  • Free city tour
  • Café and bar
  • Bicycle hire
  • Common room

🏠 Address: Calle Paz 36

🏘 Neighbourhood: La Xerea

🚍 Nearest station: Colon

Book your stay at Red Nest Hostel Valencia now!

Center Valencia Youth Hostel

best hostels in valencia,Center Valencia Youth Hostel rooftop terrace

Take in the stunning city views from Center Valencia’s rooftop terrace with a plate of free brekkie in hand. Right outside the front door there’s some major sites at your fingertips, like The Plaza de la Virgen, Valencia Cathedral and El Miguelete Tower If you need more inspiration, tag along on one of their free city tours, or hire a bike on your own and ride around this gorgeous town. The hostel staff want you to get the most out of Valencia, so they offer other tours and activities like wine tasting, flamenco classes, and tapas tours. When the hostel vibes aren’t slowing down (especially if you’re around in the summertime), head to their rooftop for the ultimate summer BBQ!

Hostel highlights:

  • Free breakfast
  • Café
  • Common room
  • Bicycle hire

🏠 Address: Samaniego 18

🏘 Neighbourhood: El Carme

🚍 Nearest station: Alameda

Book your stay at Center Valencia Youth Hostel now!

<h2 “cheap”>Best cheap hostels in Valencia

Depending on when you travel, you could score a night’s stay for as little as £9 at the best cheap hostels in Valencia!

The River Hostel

best hostels in valencia, The River Hostel dorm room

Not only is The River Hostel a super cheap stay, it’s right in the centre of town! Popular with solo travellers, you’ll be able to meet people easily in their social common room, on a free walking tour or at one of their paella-making classes. Explore the hostel’s location in the Ciutat Vella district, where you’ll find traditional Spanish architecture and the picturesque Turia Gardens. Plus, it’s just a five-minute walk to Valencia Cathedral and Alameda station. With this penny-pinching stay, you’ll have more in your budget for Spanish delicacies like Churros! That’s how we Chur-roll.

Hostel highlights:

  • Free city tour
  • Common room
  • Café and bar
  • Bicycle hire

🏠 Address: Plaza de Temple 6

🏘 Neighbourhood: Ciutat Vella

🚍 Nearest station: Alameda

Book your stay at The River Hostel now!

Best hostels for couples in Valencia

Is there anything more romantic than a Spanish Getaway? Valencia is the perfect choice with its charming architecture and delicious food, plus it’s less busy than Barcelona and Madrid!

Rooms Ciencias

best hostels in valencia,private room at Rooms Ciencias

This boutique hostel offers luxurious double rooms with a modern and calming atmosphere. It’s got amenities galore, with an LED TV, air conditioning, a private bathroom and desk space in every room. You’re in good hands in the Russafa neighbourhood, with a wide choice of restaurants and bars (did someone say Sangria at 10am?) Wander around the nearby Turia Gardens and marvel at the City of Arts and Sciences spectacular architecture. Take a break from hectic backpacker life by unwinding in this zen zone.

Hostel highlights:

  • Free towels
  • Bicycle hire
  • Airport transfers
  • Cafe

🏠 Address: Avenida Instituto Obrero 20

🏘 Neighbourhood: Russafa

🚍 Nearest stations: Bailen and North Station

Book your stay at Rooms Ciencias now!

Valencia Lounge Hostel

best hostels in valencia,Valencia Lounge Hostel private room

Creative and cute is what perfectly sums up this boutique hostel. Styled with funky furniture and splashes of bold colour, this place is crying out to be plastered over your Instagram feed. In the El Carmen district, you’re amongst the excitement of the city’s best nightlife and history. Why not tag along on one of the hostel’s free walking tours, or rent a bike for a romantic ride? Afterwards, cook up a storm in their modern kitchen, socialise in their lively common room, or sneak off for a siesta in one of their stylish private doubles.

Hostel highlights:

  • Free walking tour
  • Bicycle hire
  • Backpack storage

🏠 Address: Calle Cadirers 11

🏘 Neighbourhood: El Carmen

🚍 Nearest station: Valencia Nord

Book your stay at Valencia Lounge Hostel now!

Best of the rest hostels in Valencia

Here’s one more to add to the mix…

Albergue Juvenil Colegio Mayor Galileo Galilei

best hostels in valencia, Albergue Juvenil Colegio Mayor Galileo Galilei hostel

Get to know the student hotspots and cheap eats by staying near the Polytechnic University of Valencia! This hostel dormitory is a short walk to La Malvarrosa Beach, so it’s perfect for backpackers who need their dose of vitamin D and Spanish sunshine. Treat yourself to a Spanish meal at the on-site bar and restaurant, or train at the fitness centre. Accessible public transport will take you straight into the city centre. To stay here you’ll need to get a Valencian Network of Youth Hostels (REVAJ) card for €5 (€10 for over 30s).

Hostel highlights:

  • Common room
  • Terrace
  • Bicycle hire
  • Café, bar and restaurant
  • Games room with pool table

🏠 Address: Av. de los Naranjos, s/n

🏘 Neighbourhood: Algiros

🚍 Nearest station: Tarongers

Book your stay at Albergue Juvenil Colegio Mayor Galileo Galilei now!

Hopefully after discovering the best hostels in Valencia, you’re booking a flight right now! The city with sunshine and beaches, sangria and dancing, is waiting for you.

Have you stayed at any of these hostels in Valencia? What did you think? Share below!

Keep reading:

🌟 Valencia Old Town: a budget guide

🌟 The best hostels in Spain for every backpacker

🌟 Fiestas, tapas and playas: The full travel guide for backpacking Spain

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About The Author

Hayley McKenna

Just another Aussie living in London with travel on the mind. Junior Content Writer and #HostelworldInsider at Hostelworld. I have a bad habit of spontaneously buying cheap flights to random places. I love antique shopping on the weekends. 🌍Favourite place on earth: Nice, France. 🏠Favourite hostel: King Kong Hostel Rotterdam, Netherlands. Keep up with my travels on Instagram: @suitcaseonmysleeve and my blog https://suitcaseonmysleeve.wordpress.com/

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