Purple nest enjoys a good central location in Plaza Tetuna, which is on the edge of valencia’s historic center. The hostel is a short walking distance from the metro and bus station so the city’s arts, music, and cultural hotspots are in easy reach, as are the city’s beautiful beaches.
rooms at Purple nest are clean, comfortable, and airconditioned. linens and towels are included at no extra cost. The hostel caters to every type of backpacker with four-, six-, eight-, and 10-bed dorms. Female dorms are available, as are private rooms. I stayed in their ensuite private rooms on the fifth floor during la Tomatina and enjoyed the bright decor, quality and comfort of the beds, and the clean bathroom. The shower could be a little more powerful, but overall I couldn’t find any other faults.
The hostel runs a busy schedule of events for its guests, ranging from great value pub crawls and live music nights to free tapas and walking tours of the city. The top feature of the hostel is that it is very secure with key card access for all guests and very strict 24-hour security at the reception desk. guests are required to carry their reservation cards at all times.
This is the only hostel in the city with its own bar and it runs happy hour offers in the evenings, where you can enjoy a pitcher of beer and mojito cocktails for just a few euros. The bar also has a pool table, common area with a flatscreen TV, and free wifi (which is decent strength-wise). There is also a free baggage storage facility, plus a wellequipped, shared kitchen space for guests.
The hostel offers a basic free breakfast of cereals, toast, and coffee. That’s great if you’re on a strict budget, but a few euros extra can buy you breakfast at the nice cafes on the doorstep of the hostel.