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Where to stay in Valencia

Valencia Spain - Tourists walk in front of The Serrans Gate or Serranos Gate Valencian Towers is part of the ancient city wall. Landmark of Valencia

This port city on the eastern coast of Spain doesn’t have the notoriety or popularity of other Spanish cities, such as Barcelona, Madrid or Seville, but that’s all the more reason to plan a visit to Valencia! There are many fun things to do in Valencia, and once you consider the cultural variety, the tourist attractions and the beaches, you just may want to stay a while.

With the list below of Valencia barrios and Valencia hotels, we can help you decide where is the best area to stay in Valencia for tourists. Choosing your Valencia accommodation will depend on your preferences for being in the heart of Valencia city or near the Valencia beach scene, so read on to find the best choice for you.

We will cover off all types of Valencia accommodation options from Hostels to luxury Valencia hotels as well as how to decide where to stay in Valencia, the best Valencia hotels, best places in Valencia to visit, the best places to stay in Valencia, hotels near Valencia attractions, Valencia neighborhood guide and many more.

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Old Town – Best area to stay in Valencia for tourists

Old Town Valencia, or Ciutat Vella, is the best place to for first-time visitors who want to be close to the main tourist attractions of Valencia. It is in this area that you’ll find the Central Market (Mercado Central) and the Valencia Cathedral, and many historic buildings. The central location of Old Town makes it easy to explore other areas of Valencia, and there are many Valencia hotels to choose from in Old Town. If you are looking for the best place to stay in Valencia for nightlife, you should consider El Carmen, an area of Old Town in the northwest corner. This area is popular with tourists both day and night, thanks to colorful buildings on quaint cobblestone streets, and a thriving evening scene of bars and restaurants.

Best places to stay in Old Town:

Cheapest Backpacking Hostels in Old Town:
Hostal El Cid Valencia
Home Youth Hostel Valencia by Feetup
Hostal Bisbal
Quart Youth Hostel

Budget Hotels in Old Town:
Reina 12 Guest House
Cosy Rooms Embajador
Cosy Rooms Tapineria
Saint Ferdinand Rooms & Breakfast

Mid range Hotels in Old Town:
Myr Plaza Mercado & Spa
Apartamentos Living Valencia
SingularStays Mercado Central
Valenciaflats Central Market

Family Friendly Hotels in Old Town:
Host & Home Valencia Rooms
Valenciaflats San Martin
Casual Valencia Vintage
Melia Plaza

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Old Town:
Hospes Palau de la Mar Hotel
NH Collection Valencia Colon
Caro Hotel
Marques House

Xativa old town street in Valencia also Jativa Spain

Colon – Where to stay in Valencia for families

Part of the city center, the Colon District of Valencia is a popular shopping district. The Mercado Colon is an early 20th century market which was recently refurbished and houses gourmet food shops and cafes. The Carrer de Colón is one of the main commercial streets of Valencia. The proximity of this area to the city center, and easy access to public transportation, make this another great choice for Valencia accommodation.

Best places to stay in Colon:

Cheapest Backpacking Hostels in Colon:
Red Nest Hostel Valencia
Purple Nest Hostel Valencia
Central Station Valencia Hostel
UP! Hostel Valencia

Budget Hotels in Colon:
B&B Hi Valencia Canovas
7 Moons
Hotel Alkazar
Jero Rooms

Mid range Hotels in Colon:
Hotel One Shot Colon 46
Hotel Dimar
ABCyou Marti
Sweet Hotel Continental

Family Friendly Hotels in Colon:
Holiday Inn Express Valencia Ciudad Las Ciencias
Vincci Lys
Hotel Lotelito
SH Ingles

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Colon:
Hospes Palau de la Mar Hotel
The Westin Valencia
Caro Hotel
Hotel Las Arenas Balneario Resort

VALENCIA, SPAIN, Aerial view of Mercat de Colon in Valencia

El Cabanyal – Where to stay in Valencia near beach

This former fishing village turned Valencia barrio is a great option if you are deciding where to stay in Valencia near the beach. The beach near El Cabanyal is quite lively, with musicians and pickup games, along with swimmers and sunbathers. Elsewhere in the neighborhood, you can see a huge variety of the ceramic tile buildings that Valencia is famous for. These decorative details make this one of Valencia’s most Instagrammable neighborhoods! The market in El Cabanyal is fun to visit, especially if you have a kitchen in your Valencia accommodation, as you can buy fresh produce and meat, or head to the fish market and buy directly from the fisherman as they come in for the day.

Best places to stay in El Cabanyal:

Cheapest Backpacking Hostels in El Cabanyal:
La Casa del Colibri
Urban Youth Hostel
Purple Nest Hostel Valencia
Center Valencia Youth Hostel

Budget Hotels in El Cabanyal:
Hotel Sol Playa
Malvarrosa Beach Rooms
La Casa del Colibri
MD MODERN – Jardines

Mid range Hotels in El Cabanyal:
Barracart Apartments
Hotel Miramar
Hotel Balandret
Hotel Neptuno

Family Friendly Hotels in El Cabanyal:
RealRent Marina Real
Checkin Valencia
Sercotel Acteon Valencia
Silken Puerta Valencia

Affordable Luxury Hotels in El Cabanyal:
Hotel Las Arenas Balneario Resort
The Westin Valencia
Palacio de Rojas

VALENCIA, SPAIN - Sunbathers at El Cabanyal and La Malvarrosa beaches in Valencia, Spain. These are the main beaches in the capital of the Valencian Community

Ruzafa – Best place to stay in Valencia for nightlife

Gentrification has turned this once seedy neighborhood into one of Valencia’s coolest spots. Younger travelers will love the abundance of hip spots such as art galleries, vintage boutiques, vegetarian eats and craft beer houses. If you visit in March, don’t miss the Las Fallas festival, a fun festival of papier-mache sculptures which appear around the neighborhood and are burned at the end of the fest. Valencia travelers looking for nightlife will find good options in Ruzafa. Accommodation options range from hostels to guest house to flat rentals.

Best places to stay in Ruzafa:

Cheapest Backpacking Hostels in Ruzafa:
UP! Hostel Valencia
Central Station Valencia Hostel
Hostal El Cid Valencia
Innsa Hostel

Budget Hotels in Ruzafa:
Ruzafa Guesthouse
On Dormire Valencia
Hotel Alkazar
Pension Alicante

Mid range Hotels in Ruzafa:
City Garden Bed and Breakfast
ABCyou Marti
Petit Palace Ruzafa
SoHotel Valencia

Family Friendly Hotels in Ruzafa:
Vincci Lys
Hotel Lotelito
Hotel Medium Valencia
Hotel Conqueridor

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Ruzafa:
NH Collection Valencia Colon
Marques House
Caro Hotel

Valencia city Passeig Russafa in Ruzafa downtown at Spain

L’Eixample – Where to stay in Valencia for luxury travellers

The shopping district of Valencia, for those who want to spend some money, or just opt for luxury Valencia accommodation in an upscale neighborhood, is L’Eixample. While it is not the best place to stay in Valencia for nightlife, it’s perfect for anyone seeking a quiet area that comes alive in the daytime. Architecture fans will love the beautiful buildings lining the leafy streets of this district, including the Art Nouveau train station, Estacio del Nord. Don’t miss the Plaza del Toros, a mid-19th century bullfighting ring, and the adjacent Taurino Museum.

Best places to stay in L’Eixample:

Cheapest Backpacking Hostels in L’Eixample:
Central Station Valencia Hostel
UP! Hostel Valencia
Hostal El Cid Valencia
Red Nest Hostel Valencia

Budget Hotels in L’Eixample:
Jero Rooms
Pension Alicante
Casual Valencia de la Musica
Saint Ferdinand Rooms & Breakfast

Mid range Hotels in L’Eixample:
AC Hotel Colon Valencia
Hotel Sorolla Centro
Hotel Zenit Valencia
Vincci Lys

Family Friendly Hotels in L’Eixample:
SoHotel Valencia
Hotel Lotelito
Petit Palace Ruzafa
Casual Valencia Vintage

Affordable Luxury Hotels in L’Eixample:
Marques House
Hospes Palau de la Mar Hotel
Palacio de Rojas
The Westin Valencia

VALENCIA, SPAIN - Facade of the railway station in Valencia, Spain

Benimaclet – Where to stay in Valencia on a budget

If you want to experience culture beyond the local Spanish customs, check out this multicultural neighborhood of Valencia that was a separate village until 1972. The main square is a pedestrian zone which hosts many festivals throughout the year, and a lively Friday street market. The small, winding streets offer many places to explore, including bookstores, cafes and bakeries. A large student population in Benimaclet give this neighborhood a younger vibe, and many of the cafes become nightclubs when the sun goes down.

Best places to stay in Benimaclet:

Cheapest Backpacking Hostels in Benimaclet:
Purple Nest Hostel Valencia
Quart Youth Hostel
Home Youth Hostel Valencia by Feetup
La Casa del Colibri

Budget Hotels in Benimaclet:
Dormavalencia Hostel
Valencia Suits You
Hulot B&B Valencia
Blanq Carmen Hotel

Mid range Hotels in Benimaclet:
Sweet Hotel Renasa
Hotel Olympia Universidades
Apartments Viveros
Ramirez Flats and Bar

Family Friendly Hotels in Benimaclet:
Silken Puerta Valencia
Ad Hoc Monumental Hotel
Hotel Ad Hoc Carmen
Citizentral Gascons

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Benimaclet:
The Westin Valencia
Hotel Las Arenas Balneario Resort
Marques House
Caro Hotel

VALENCIA, SPAIN - Plaza de la Virgen with flowers during Las Fallas Festival in the city of Valencia Spain

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Where to stay in Valencia

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Where to stay in Valencia

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