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“Stayed there overnight, close to city center, ok for the price”
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Pension Universal
Ranked #16 of 80 Valencia B&B and Inns
Reviewed January 17, 2013

My husband and I stayed there in mid December 2012. We drove from Barcelona and parking in Valencia was next to impossible. There are free parking by the train station but you have to walk back to the city center which takes 10-15 minutes. It was difficult to find Pension Universal as the sign was way up on the building and it took more than half an hour for us to go round and around to find it. It is located on the 2nd or 3rd floor and it is pretty secured as the pension front door remains locked all day. The reception was nice and helpful but he does not speak a lot of English. The room was a bit small, floor was dusty and everything could be cleaner but it was ok for an overnight stay. As the photos show, there is a sink with a mirror in the room and a metal rack for clothing. There is extra blanket also. The bathroom and separate shower room are clean and has plenty of hot water. Location is very close to the market and the main square. As the floor is not carpeted at all throughout, sounds and noises bounce around so when a guest opens or closes a door, you could hear it. Likewise, when someone is using the shower, you could hear it as well. Overall, it is not bad for the price.

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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 22, 2012

I spend a night in Pension Universal an I really liked it. The hotel is located in a very heart of Valencia, next to the main sqare of the city. All main atractions are just a short walk from it. The only drowback was that it was a bit noisy, due to proximity of a busy streat, but i wasn's so bad. The staff was very friendly and helpful, and the quality of room was just ok, as for that price. I recomand this place, for inexpensive stay.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled solo
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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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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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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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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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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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Additional Information about 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 #16 of 80 B&Bs / Inns in Valencia
Price Range: $28 - $66 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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