During our trip, we lived in completely different hotels – both in urban 3 * hotels and in a four-star resort with sea views, and in Valencia our inexpensive hostel in the city center became our place of residence.
El Cid Hostel is located in the heart of Valencia . Any attraction can be reached on foot in 5-10 minutes, there are a lot of cafes, bars, restaurants (2 or 3 right at the exit of the hostel!), Coffee houses, shops. Nearby is the Central Market of Valencia.
I want to say that Valencia is a cozy, clean, safe city. We arrived in the evening, and walking in the streets in search of a hostel even at 10 o’clock was not scary. In addition, it is possible that at this time you will meet Russian-speaking people who will be happy to help you 🙂
You can see the location of the hotel on the map below:
How to get to the hotel
Getting to the hotel from the airport is easy even in the evening. We used the bus. True, we paid for it as a transfer from Ryanair and did not immediately realize that it was an ordinary city bus. You can simply buy a ticket from the driver (this is cheaper – only 1.45 euros). There is a Fernanbus bus line 150 in the city (this is a city bus). In the evening, we drove from the airport to Plaza Mercado in 30 minutes. It runs approximately every 20-30 minutes, the schedule is at the bus stop, you can also see it on the official website of the airport http://www.aena.es/en/valencia-airport/city-buses.html
You can also use the metro. Two lines connect the airport to the city: line 3 (Rafelbunyol-Aeroport) and line 5 (Aeroport-Marítim Serrería). Need a ticket for 4 zones for 3.9 euros + 1 euros per card. To get to the hotel, you need to go to the Àngel Guimerà or Xàtiva (North Station) stations, and from there walk 10-15 minutes.
Taxi to the city 25-35 euros. You can order in advance, for example, here .
You can rent a car, more about renting a car abroad can be found in my article .
Buses No. 6 and No. 19 go from the Northern bus station , but they stop quite far from the hotel, so personally I do not see any reason to use them.
From the bus station ( Estació n de Autobuses de Valencia) and onto it, we walked (about 25-30 minutes). You can get closer by bus number 28 and number 62, or by taxi.
Check-in and room
The nuance of our check-in was that we arrived late, already at 11 o’clock in the evening, and the reception is open from 9.00 to 19.00. I informed the administration about this in advance and a detailed message was written to me that a guard would be waiting for us, who would give us the key. It was very pleasant that upon arrival we found on all the doors notes with my name on how to get inside. The guard gave us the keys and sold us a bottle of water, because all the supermarkets in the district were already closed.
The room is sooo simple, but we no more needed. We had a toilet and shower in the room (after all, we love comfort). The bed, it should be noted, is large and comfortable. There are several shelves, a clothes hanger, a pair of nightstands. Air conditioning (it worked on heating, I must say, almost silently – slept with it turned on). The bathroom is small, even cramped, but its own. Towels, linens and even some kind of detergents were.
Hotel amenities and meals
The hotel does not have an elevator – you must be prepared for this. The staircase is decorated in Spanish style, I personally liked it. There is no breakfast in the hostel, there is also no kitchen (only rooms – with a private bathroom or shared). You can have breakfast in any cafe or coffee shop nearby. We ate at the Granier bakery (a chain throughout Spain): delicious pastries, in principle, inexpensive, 5-8 euros for two.
From 35 euros for a room with a shared bathroom, with a private bathroom – a little more expensive (it is better to book such a room in advance, there are few of them and they will quickly sort it out). Our room cost 39.40 per night.