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Pension Universal
Ranked #17 of 78 Valencia B&B and Inns
Hong Kong, China
Level 4 Contributor
13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Good location”
Reviewed September 11, 2012

The pension is close to the Renfe station and the main plaza. Clean room and toilet. One of the owners can communicate in English. He told me how to catch the bus to travel around Valencia in details. The pension situates in a decent district of the city. I got a very spacious room with balcony facing the street.The price of a single room is very reasonable.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled solo
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ilovemaguire
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Reviewed July 3, 2012

Couldn't really hope for better. Paid £30 for a twin room with a sink in the room and a shared bathroom. Super easy to find and right near lots of tourist areas. A bit of a walk to the nightlife/bars area but not too bad. Most impressive was that the hotel rooms came with a balcony and a fan which is imperative when in 40degree heat! The building is all double height ceilings and lovely old wood doors and shutters. They have updated this by a bit of bright paint and art on the walls. Rooms and bathrooms were super clean and there was no hassle checking in or out. All rooms start from the 3rd floor up so you cannot avoid stairs. There are 4 different Wi-Fi's available for free in the building. Would recommend and would go again.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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Turin, Italy
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed April 28, 2012

The location is very comfortable and easy to reach. It's near plaza Adjutament and Colon where you can take the metro for the airport. The room was clean, the sheets and the towels were changed everyday, but the floor was a little dirty. Wi-fi it's free and has good reception.
The only thing is that's a little noisy for the location, also the first night a group of guys scream around 3 a.m. for half an hour and nobody stop them. But at the end we are happy for the choice and we suggest for a trip, also because is very cheap to be an hotel.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed February 17, 2012

For a good price you get a separate room with adequate size and you can use one of the two nice renovated floor bathrooms in the centre of the city (close to metro station Colon i.e.- good connection to the airport) and close to the old city centre with all sights in Valencia within walking distance.
Bear in mind that there is no lift, and no heating in the rooms (just one heating unit on the floor which is really insufficient)! (I think the room temperature was no more than 10-12 degrees in the night), so better avoid this place in the cold months, I guess it will be OK (April to October though)!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled solo
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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed October 24, 2011

The location was the main selling point with Pension Universal, very central and a lot to see in the area. The rooms had character and were clean enough although somewhat basic. AC would have been a bonus as we were staying in the middle of summer but that was a small issue. Otherwise a really enjoyable stay.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed October 24, 2011

Quite a good hostel at the price. Very centrally located. Some traffic noise at night. Got a small darkish double room with shower in the room. Toilet shared with other rooms.
Facilities very clean. Free wifi.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed August 24, 2011

We stayed at this Pension with my friend for a week in July.Its in the center,close to everything,very good transportation connections with bus and metro.the rooms are great for the price you pay,clean and neat.the only minus is the noise from the street and the cars but this is okay if you don``t have problems falling asleep.The owners are polite and attentive.we had a great time there!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
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Property: Pension Universal
Address: Calle Barcas 5 2a Planta, 46002 Valencia, Spain
Location: Spain > Valencian Country > Province of Valencia > Valencia
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 78 B&Bs / Inns in Valencia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Pension Universal 2.5*
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Pension Universal which is beside the Town Hall Square (Plaza de Ayuntamiento) is ideally situated for discovering Valencia. It is surrounded by a variety of restaurants, museums, cinemas, theatres, shops, banks, entertainment halls, parking and phone/internet facilities all within 100 meters of the hostel. All the rooms of Pension Universal have a balcony with magnificent views of the Plaza del Ayuntamiento and Barcas Street. ... more   less 
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