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Pension Universal
Ranked #12 of 71 Valencia B&B and Inns
Hereford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“Great value for money!”
Reviewed August 27, 2013

With somed trepidation I was persuaded to stay here with my daughter, and I was pleasantly surprised. The room as basic, but clean. The towels were changed daily and the room tidied.
OK, it was a bit of a hike to the shower room but it wasn't a problem. If I have one compaint it is thaGt we had a climb of 84 stairs to the room!
Good central location to explore the beautiful city.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 14, 2013

We stayed one night in a double private room with our own shower. The decor was lovely, had a little balcony but the room was so hot and unfortunately there was only a stand-up fan which wasnt good enough!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 12, 2013

I spent last night in Pensión Universal in Valencia. I booked a singel room with shared bathroom. The room was small but it had a bed, a desk, a sink and a fan. It even had a small balcony. The shared bathroom is really clean and has a rainforest shower. The pensión is very colourful and the staff was really nice. He carried my heavy bag downstairs for me today.
Only the wifi in the room wasn't working very well.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
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California
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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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Radom, Poland
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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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Hong Kong, China
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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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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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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 #12 of 71 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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