3 Best Hostels In Valencia, Spain - the full Spanish Experience for Solo-Traveller (Paella included)Hola to our complete guide to the best hostels in Valencia. We hear you about to explore the 3rd biggest city in Spain.

We handpicked the 3 greatest Valencia hostels for all types of travelers, compared them in their facilities, amenities and even vibes.

A handmade guide, written by us, the Hostelgeeks.

We have visited Valencia many times already.

Every single time we had a blast. The city is full of history, great food, a hipster scene with fun nightlife. And the beach is just a bike ride away.

Valencia is great, we are big fans.

Anyways, since you need a roof above your head, we handpicked the 3 coolest hostels in Valencia. Places that are fun, cool, and clean.

This guide is perfect for YOU, when …

  • tired of bad and crappy hostels
  • want to avoid the “young party kids”
  • happy to spend 1-2€ for a better experience

Shortcut for you:

  1. Cantagua Hostel – best hostel in Valencia for female solo-travelers (only 18-45 age)
  2. Home Youth Hostel – best hostel in Valencia for backpackers (of all ages!)
  3. Valencia Lounge Hostel – best hostel in Valencia for couples
  4. Russafa Hostel – best hostel in Valencia for solo-travelers
  5. Quart Youth Hostel – top Valencia hostel for backpackers
  6. Red Nest Hostel – best party hostel in Valencia

The smaller version of Barcelona is home of the world famous Paella. When you plan to taste this yummy rice dish, do it here in Valencia.

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Quick Introduction to Valencia

Average price for a bed: Hostels in Valencia start from 12€ per night up to 25€ per nights for a bed in a dorm. A private room starts from 38€ up to 90€. This is a rough average just to give you an idea.

The prices in summer, especially in July and August can be much higher.

Prices always depend on season and holidays. Please always check exact rates on Hostelworld.com or Booking.com.

Check-In and Check Out: The average check-in time is from 15:00 (3pm), while the Check Out time is before 11:00 (11am). Hostels usually offer luggage storage in case you arrive earlier or leave later. Make sure you check if luggage storage is free or if there is an extra cost.

Location you should choose: The City Center and the area called “Russafa” are the best areas to stay in Valencia. Russafa is more the Hipster area, while the city center is home of the main sights like old town itself and the Bull Fighting Arena.

Tourism Tax: There is a special tourism tax of 10%. Some hostels include it already in their prices, others charge it afterwards on top. Keep an eye on this to avoid a nasty surprise.

Las Fallas Festival in Valencia: Planning to visit Las Fallas? It’s an epic festival mid of March. Make sure you book as soon as possible; the city is super busy at that time.

New to Hostels? Read our full hostel starter guide here. We especially recommend to read:

The 3 Best Hostels in Valencia

Let’s jump right into the boutique hostels in Valencia. After Madrid and Barcelona, we cover the 3rd biggest city in Spain.

The coolest budget hostels in Valencia are:

  1. Cantagua Hostel – best for female solo-travelers
  2. Home Youth Hostel by Feetup Hostels – best hostel for backpackers
  3. Valencia Lounge Hostel – best option for couples

We put all three accommodations on the map, you will find the map at the end of the article.

Update: Our guide to 61 FUN Things to do in Valencia.

1. Cantagua Hostel – best for female solo-travelers

Update: Cantagua Hostel has an age limit from 18 – 45 years.

(We at Hostelgeeks do not agree with any age limits at hostels; hostels should be a space for every type of travellers.)

Cantagua Hostel comes with a beautiful interior design, super cool dorms, and a chill out vibe you will enjoy.

The staff is on top of the game, and the location is in Eixample, directly at Russafa. If you have read our introduction, we have mentioned Russafa and City Center are the best neighborhoods to stay in Valencia.

Cantagua Hostel is fantastic for its vibes, its cleanliness, location, and design.

If you are traveling solo, stay here!

Book Cantagua Hostel here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

Cantagua Hostel - best for female solo-travelers

The staff is worth an extra mention. They speak very good English, and are happy to share their secret tips for food and more.

Also, the staff help people to actually meet.

It is really a perfect place to easily meet new friends, so you don’t need to explore the city on your own.

Cantagua Hostel offers 4 different rooms:

  • 2x 10 bed Dorm Mixed
  • 8 Bed Dorm mixed
  • 4 Bed Female-only dorm

Read: overview of all different hostel room types

Every single bed comes with a privacy curtain, adding a bit of privacy.

We absolutely love this. Of course, every single bed has its own power plug and light. This really helps to keep the dorms friendly, and travelers do not bother each other at night – if someone wants to read and the other one to sleep, for instance.

And if that all is not enough, the breakfast is included and the WiFi quick as a bunny.

Okay, let’s cut this short: stay at Cantagua, a great hostel!

A great choice for:

  • female-solo-travellers (18 to 45 years only!)

Update: Cantagua Hostel has an age limit from 18 – 45 years.

(We at Hostelgeeks do not agree with any age limits at hostels; hostels should be a space for every type of travellers.)

Book Cantagua Hostel here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

Cantagua Hostel - best for female solo-travelers Cantagua Hostel - best for female solo-travelers

2. Home Youth Hostel by Feetup Hostels (for all ages!)

Are you a backpacker? Then you will enjoy Home Youth Hostel by Feetup Hostels.

Uff, that’s a long name. We will call it either “Home Youth hostel” or “Feetup Hostel” for short. Ok?

Home Youth Hostel is the typical backpacker hostel we all love. It has this warm home-feeling, super friendly staff, it’s clean, and fun.

The hostel organize a free dinner every night so that the guests can meet and get to know each other. Seriously, there is no better way to start a night, right?

The hostel also organizes bike tours and pub crawls Valencia. Fiesta time!

The hostel is a great oasis for all travellers looking for a classic, warm-feeling, homely hostel!

Book Home Youth Hostel here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

Free Dinner night at Youth Hostels Valencia

The dorms at Home Youth Hostel by Feetup Hostels

What abut the Location?

Perfect, literally in the heart of the city.

The only way to stay even more central, is sleeping in the city hall, I guess.

You are right in front of the Central Market, The Silk Exchange, and the church Església de Sant Joan del Mercat.

Who stays here?

Young and older backpackers that love a good old backpacker hostel in Valencia.

You will find travelers from all over the world, including USA, Canada, Australia, Asian travelers and a variety of Europeans. A wild and great mix.

Feetup Hostels offers a Twin Room, 3 Bed female dorm, 4 Bed female dorm and 4 bed mixed dorm. The private room here is twin, so two separate beds. May not be the best for couples – couples better go with our 3rd recommendation below.

Top choice for:

  • Backpacker of all ages
  • Solo-Travellers
  • Older Travellers
Book Home Youth Hostel here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

3. Valencia Lounge Hostel (best for couples)

Neo-classical, geometrical design with a new understanding of reception.

Valencia Lounge Hostel is a beautiful Boutique Hostel in the heart of the city.

The team reinvented the understanding of a receptionist‘s work and included smart technology to achieve a deeper hostel experience.

Valencia Lounge only offers private rooms, no dorms here. It is a small, intimate boutique hostel.

With only 11 rooms, the hostel caters for the millennial traveler looking for a unique, tranquil experience.

Book Valencia Lounge here

Compare prices at: Booking.com | Hostelworld | Full review

Valencia Lounge Hostel - game-changing Reception & Contemporary Design The new reception concept at Valencia Lounge Hostel

What about the Location?

It is right in the centre of Valencia’s old town. You cannot stay more central than here.

The Central Market (Mercat Central) is around the corner. On weekends you can hear the occasional nightlifer from your room, so that can be a bit annoying sometimes.

Who stays here?

Mostly couples and every traveler looking for a cool place to stay with a kitchen in the city center.

Valencia Lounge is not very social.

So if you are looking for an accommodation to meet people, better stay at the Feetup Hostel or Cantagua Hostel, mentioned above.

Valencia Lounge Hostel is the best hostel for:

  • couples
Book Valencia Lounge here

Compare prices at: Booking.com | Hostelworld | Full review

Pine Apples and geometric design!

Other Hostels worth to mention

There are more than 30 Valencia hostels. And you seriously do not need to know them all. We cut it down in this list to 3 cool ones you will enjoy.

Make sure you see our recommendation for the traveler type for each place.

That being said, there’s a few more we think are worth to mention. Have a look.

1. Russafa Youth Hostel

A simple and fun backpacker hostel.

Russafa Hostel does not look particularly special, however it is a great hostel to stay in due to its vibes.

They have their own Paella nights and are 100% committed to ensure a great time in Valencia.

You won’t find any bunk beds here, the dorms are equipped with single beds.

This is what we like about this place.

Furthermore, the location is awesome! Russafa is the stylish, and hip neighborhood in Valencia with all the cool bars, restaurants and cafés. You are right in front of the Russafa Market, perfect to get fresh fruits and vegetables.

Book Russafa Hostel here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

Russafa Youth Hostel in Valencia

2. Quart Youth Hostel

Featuring a modern décor, each room features a ceiling fan and wardrobe.

The dorms come with single or bunk beds; you can choose this when booking.

When you fancy a cheap sleep in Valencia, this is your place to be.

You can use the kitchen, free WiFi and even a small gym.

The location is also fantastic. You are on the edge of the old town. In just 5 minutes you are in the herd of the old quarter.

Book Quart Youth Hostel here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

Quart Youth Hostel in Valencia

Comparing all 3 Top Hostels in Valencia

Here is an overview of our handpicked top hostels in Valencia. In this chart we compare the main facilities and things to expect.

It will help you to make a decision.

Cantagua HostelHome Youth HostelsValencia Lounge Hostel
Recommended for…
  • female solo-travellers
  • solo-travellers
  • Backpackers
  • couples
KitchenYesYesYes
WiFiFree (Super Fast)Free (Good)Free (Good)
BreakfastFree Breakfast includedYes, simple
(extra fee)
No
LocationCool
(Hipster Area, 15 minutes to center)
Top
(Old Town)
Top
(Old Town)
SpecialInterior design, privacy curtain

Negative: age limit 18-45

Backpacker vibes, free dinner
design, only private rooms
ActivitiesYesYesNo
Lockers – and safe?YesYesYes
Facilities for disabled guestsYesNoNo
How to book?HostelworldHostelworldHostelworld

This information can vary by season and availability. Please take this into account.

What about cheapest hostels in Valencia?

Of course, there are always cheap hostels.

We think, it’s not worth it to go with the cheapest hostel out there.

Why?

The difference is usually 1-2€ ($1-2) per night, and a lot of amenities are not included. This can be breakfast or linen.

Also, many so-called “hostales” in Spain are NOT hostels. These are simply guesthouses. There you won’t meet anyone, or find any social vibes.

However, if you are traveling on a shoe-string budget and you wanna save every penny, there are ways to find the cheapest places in Valencia.

  1. Open Hostelworld with full list of budget places to stay in Valencia
  2. Order the listing by price

Simple as that.

Make sure you use then the other filters and rank per price. Also keep a close eye on the ratings, especially the “extreme ratings”. Meaning, the best and worst. These ratings can give great insight on what to expect.

Best Hostels in Valencia for Solo Travellers?

What is the serious, best hostel in Valencia for solo-travellers?

As a solo-traveller, you should keep an eye on the social characteristics of a hostel. For instance, free dinner nights like Home Youth hostels organizes is great sign.

Our top two choices for best hostels in Valencia for solo-travellers are:

  1. Cantagua Hostel – best for female solo-travelers
  2. Home Youth Hostel by Feetup Hostels – best hostel for backpackers

The difference between these two places are the location and the modern design. Cantagua is the more stylish and higher quality option.

We described both hostels in detail above. And again, both are fantastic options.

If I were you, I would go with Cantagua Hostel.

I love their style and location (hipster area), right between the Old Town and the iconic Science Museum “Museu de les Ciències Príncipe Felipe”.

Book Cantagua Hostel here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

Cantagua Hostel - best for female solo-travelers

Party Hostels in Valencia

More the party type of traveler? Then you will enjoy the Red Nest Hostel.

It is the coolest party hostel in Valencia.

The quirky design of the room is as fun as the vibes here.

The hostel organizes its own family dinners. Keep an eye on the black board so you don’t miss it.

This is the perfect start for a fun night out.

Oh, and of course the billiard pool is worth a mention.

As you can imagine, there are also Pub Crawls in Valencia. Ask the reception for the schedule – and eat a good Paella before you hit the Sangria.

Book Red Nest Hostel here

Compare prices at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

Party Hostel in Valencia: Red Nest Hostel Party Hostel in Valencia: Red Nest Hostel Party Hostel in Valencia: Red Nest Hostel

How to book?

We recommend using Booking.com or Hostelworld for your reservations.

Hostelworld is super safe and the biggest booking platform for hostels.

Read: How to book hostels with hostelworld – a step-by-step-guide

On both platforms your credit card is 100% protected and the booking 100% confirmed.

We included the handy links to each of the recommended hostel. Just click on the hostel name. The link will lead you to check prices and availability.

Here is the overview:

  1. Cantagua Hostel – best hostel for female solo-travelers
  2. Home Youth Hostel by Feetup Hostels – best hostel for backpackers
  3. Valencia Lounge Hostel – best option for couples
  4. Russafa Hostel – top hostel for solo-travelers
  5. Quart Youth Hostel – top hostel for backpackers
  6. Red Nest Hostel – best party hostel in Valencia

We recommend booking your hostel as early as possible!

All of Valencia best hostels are popular; especially in high-season. To make sure you end up in those stylish hostels, secure your room or bed as soon as you have your travel dates fix.

Any Discounts?

Currently, we have no special hostel discounts in Valencia. I know, it’s a pity. You can subscribe to our newsletter to receive our newest hostel discounts always to your inbox.

You can find all our hostel discounts worldwide here.

All 3 Hostels put on a map + sights

Let us have a look on the map. Below we list all three best Valencia hostels on a map.

We also included the main tourist attractions you’ve to know in this list:

  • Old Town
  • Bullfight Arena
  • Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias
  • The Central Market of Valencia
  • La Lonja de la Seda, 15th-century Gothic mercantile exchange
  • Valencia Cathedral
  • Gulliver park (great for families with kids)

Remember to read our huge guide to 61 fun things to do in Valencia.

(You can activate and deactivate the different layers in the left sidebar. Open the map in a new tab here.)

Flights to Valencia?

Valencia is not really known for being a cheap airport to fly into Spain.

A better option is Barcelona or Alicante.

Nevertheless, Valencia is well connected, and you can find flights from Italy, Germany, France and more.

We enjoy Kiwi.com to find cheap flights all over Spain and Europe.

This new website has super cool features like a so-called radius search. Just draw a circle over Europe and find the cheapest rates for the area.

Here is our review of Kiwi.

Cheap Flights in Europe

More guides

Alright, this is your answer to where to stay in Valencia.

We did the leg work for you to bring you even more hostel guides to destinations, such as:

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We also created a huge guide to hostels. Here we cover how to build lifetime friendships in hostels, the perfect packing list and more.

Over to you

Was this useful? Do you have any questions, doubts?

Then please please leave us a comment. This list should be as informative and useful as possible.

Your question will help me to understand what I have missed to mention.

Therefore, drop us a comment, we are keen to help you!

Last note: Our commitment

This is a genuine article to help you travel a bit smarter and find the best place on a budget! We ONLY recommend places we know you will enjoy, no matter what.

We will never recommend you any place we haven’t evaluated or are not convinced by. We only share with you places we also recommend to our best friends and family!

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3 Best Hostels In Valencia, Spain - the full Spanish Experience for Solo-Traveller (Paella included)

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