I mentioned in an earlier post that we stayed our first night in Valencia at Hôme Backpacker's hostel in the older area of the centre known as the Barrio del Carmen. It was a stopgap, as our main hotel, Hôme Deluxe Rooms was full for the Saturday night, and I thought it would be good to stay one night in the centre.
We arrived from the airport at about 9pm and the multilingual staff were very nice, gave us our sheets and towels and pointed us to our family room on the third floor. The hostel is in an old building tacked on to a church and overlooked a square. An artistic eye had been at work in the decor with bright colours and patterns painted everywhere. I wished that the English youth hostels could be a bit more like this rather than the typical magnolia walls and flowery curtains.
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