Every traveller who has been to Valencia may have a different opinion about the city, yet it is certain that most people will tell you that the Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciencies (City of Arts and Sciences) will leave you speechless. It is not only the second largest oceanarium in Europe but also a one-of-a-kind architectural work, part of a huge complex consisting of a total of seven buildings which serve the purpose of cultural dissemination and, at the same time, compose one of the major tourist attractions in Spain. As a matter of fact, few places in the world bring sharks, penguins, dolphins and beluga whales together, each species living in a recreation of their original aquatic environment and ecosystem, all under one roof.
Staying close to the City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia comes with lots of perks: it is located east of the city centre, and it is quite easy to use public transportation to commute either to the downtown or to the nearby beaches and the port; the popular Malvarrosa beach lies just 3 kilometres away. Should you need to go from Valencia airport to the Oceanografic upon arrival in Spain, we recommend a combination of metro line 5 (departing from the regional terminal of the airport towards the downtown) and bus 95, which stops few metres from the City of Arts and Sciences. Alternatively, you may hire a car or book private transfer services.
Our recommended hostels and hotels near the Oceanogràfic in Valencia fit different travel budgets and needs, but all of them will ensure you make the most of your trip to Spain, whether you are a beach lover or just want to soak up everything displayed at the museums.
3-star hotel close the City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia, Spain
The Ilunion Aqua 3 is an affordable accommodation near the Oceanografic that stands only 300 metres from the Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciencies. The building where it is located was built on top of a shopping centre, so guests can enjoy movie theatres, a gym and a spa centre just by going downstairs. Its accessible facilities provide travellers with a WiFi network that can be used at no extra cost, round-the-clock reception, multilingual staff ready to assist with tourist information and air-conditioned rooms including safes, satellite TV, fully equipped bathrooms and complimentary bottled water. You are given the option to have breakfast on site for a small surcharge added to your nightly rate, laundry and ironing services are available and you may smoothly transfer to both the beach and the city centre by bus thanks to its proximity to a central bus stop.
4-star hotel close to the Oceanografic in Spain
The Valencia Center is conveniently situated within short walking distance (roughly 5 minutes) of the City of Arts and Sciences in Spain. Among the amenities offered by this hotel in Valencia we count a fitness centre, an open-air pool, complimentary WiFi Internet access, onsite bar and restaurant, tourist info office, car rental, bike rental, paid parking spaces, meeting facilities and VIP services. All the comfortable rooms in this establishment, which can be individual, double, twin or triple ones, are equipped with mini fridge, en suite bathroom with toiletries and safety deposit boxes. It is also particularly convenient for visitors using public transportation to and from Valencia airport, as a 10-minute walk separates the hotel from a metro station that links directly with the terminal.
Cheap accommodation near the Oceanografic in Valencia
The Urban Youth hostel is a great option for those who would like to save money while touring Spain without missing out on anything. Located near the beach, it takes about twenty minutes to walk to the oceanarium and the architectural park, and there is also a metro station 500 metres away. This accessible hostel in Valencia will have all your travel needs covered, as it offers personal lockers, power outlets, kitchenette, onsite bar, washing machines, clothes dryer and a luggage storage facility for large backpacks.
At this hostel near the Oceanografic in Spain, you can choose among a variety of lodging options: single beds in females-only or mixed dormitories of four, six or eight travellers together or double rooms with private bathrooms. Some rooms feature a terrace and they all enjoy nice natural lighting. Besides, if you plan to visit other cities like Madrid or Seville, know that the station from which the AVE high-speed trains depart lies only 3,8 kilometres away.