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Valencia Hostels - Spain - Hostelling International

Valencia is a city on the east of Spain. It is the third biggest metropolitan area in Spain. It has an amazing old part of the city, one of the biggest in Spain, and its heritage, historic and monumental, and lots scenic and cultural spaces which turn it in a city used to get national and international tourism.

Staying in Valencia

In Valencia you could sleep in any of our youth hostels. We recommend you Albergue Juvenil Colegio Mayor Galileo Galilei, located in Avenida de los Naranjos s/n. It is a hostel/residence of students in the middle of the university, on the campus of Universidad Politécnica of Valencia and in front of the University of Valencia. It is one of the best communicate zones in the city with public transport: from here you can go everywhere with the underground or the bus, you can even go walking downtown or to the beach. You can also stay in Purple Nest Hostel. You could find Purple Nest Hostel in Plaza Tetuán nº5, meanwhile Red Nest Hostel it’s on Calle de la Paz nº36. It has share bedrooms from 4 to 10 people and individual rooms from 2 to 4 people. Another option is Albergue Juvenil Ciutat de Valencia, located in the center of the city, in the neighborhood of Velluters.

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Sightseeing in Valencia

  • “El Barrio del Carmen” is the old part of the city and the historic center. Its Located behind the Cathedral (Caballeros street), it is an original zone, where some houses have been rehabilitated like pubs or restaurants. Here you could find a different and bohemian ambient, full of coffees and nice terraces. The Church Catedral-Basílica Metropolitana de la Asunción de Nuestra Señora de Valencia is the archbishopric headquarters in Valencia. It is built over and old mosque which was built over and old cathedral.
  • In the other side of the Turia Gardens, it’s the Plaza de Canovas Del Castillo, where you can find refined ambient and nice terraces. Or you can go to Blasco Ibañez Avenue or Aragon Avenue, where you could find lots of pubs.
  • Valencia offers an attractive scene in summer, moving lots of its terraces and music pubs to the beach.
  • The “Museo de Bellas Artes de Valencia” it’s the pictoric museum more important in the Comunidad Valenciana, also been one of the most important in Spain. There you could see paintings from El Greco, Murillo, Morales, Goya y Velazquez.
  • The “Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias” is a cultural, architectural and entertainement complex. There you could find the “Oceanográfico”, the biggest aquarium in Europe; the “Palacio de las Artes Reina Sofia”, the actual theater of the Opera of Valencia; or the “Museo de la Ciencia del Príncipe Felipe, an interactive museum with the shape of a dinosaur skeleton.
  • Valencia has been the scene of lots of international events, like the GP of F1, the Open 500 of Tennis, the America Cup or the World Champions Tour of Hípica.

Eating & going out in Valencia

If we talk about local dishes there is one we can never forget: Paella. The rice is a typical ingredient here. Paella is a roast of dry rice, cooked in a special pan. The rice turn yellow because of the Azafrán, and the others ingredients could be of a lot of kinds: fish, vegetables, meat o shellfish. The oranges from Valencia are also really famous.

The best discos are in Viveros zone, near of the exit road to Barcelona. There is a zone with macro discos on the coast. For who wants good music you can also find jam sessions and live acts on: Black Note Club, La Caverna, La Flaca o El Escondite.

Insider tip

If you come to Valencia you need to see “Las Fallas”. It is the biggest party in the town and it takes place from 15 to 19 of March. There lights, fire, colors and gunpowder gets mixed in an amazing show. Around these dates, there’s also a bull party, and lots of people come to the bullring to see the show.

Public transport in Valencia

Valencia is just 1.5 hs by high train to Madrid.

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