The Spanish port city of Valencia is one of the country’s most popular destinations – and visitors coming for longer spells can eschew a hotel in favour of a short-term rental.
Short-let rentals provide several benefits that you won’t get from a hotel: they tend to feature kitchen facilities, meaning you can make some of your meals instead of dining out all the time. They also generally have living areas that give a real home-from-home feel. But the biggest upside over a hotel is value for money, especially for families who often need two hotel rooms. Furthermore, you get all of the perks of staying in your own place, but without getting tied into a long lease. We’ve selected three of the best online resources for finding a short-term rental in Valencia.
Booking.com are our first choice for short-term rentals in Valencia for anything from a few days to a few weeks. One of the world’s biggest aggregator platforms, they are primarily used for hotel bookings, but also have homes and apartments available for short lets. When we searched for short-stay options in Valencia, around 160 homes and apartments were available, starting at around Є334 per week for a one-bed apartment. Searching is simple too – all you need is to select ‘entire houses and apartments’ on the filter on the left hand page and your search will be narrowed down for your specified dates. Booking.com also offer a Best Price Guarantee as well as guest reviews for each property
Launched in 2013 with the target of modernising the traditional rental market, Uniplaces is a property rental marketplace for students, young professionals, digital nomads, travellers and families. They cater to all budgets and promise to remove many of the hassles of renting. When we searched for availability in Valencia, we found 130 apartments and studios for rent, starting at Є505 per month for a lofted studio in the L’Amistat neighbourhood close to the city centre. For extra peace of mind, after paying your first month’s rent, Uniplaces wait until 24 hours after you move in to transfer the money to the landlord, allowing you time to confirm everything is ok with your property.
Spotahome are the best choice for visitors seeking an apartment or studio, rather than a house. With around 800 properties on their books, they have excellent availability across the city and out into the Valencian suburbs. When we conducted a search, we found properties starting at Є480 per month for a studio apartment in Quatre Carreres, one of Valencia’s biggest districts. It’s worth noting that prices can come down by up to 7% if you rent for more than six months. Like most short-term rental companies, Spotahome also charge admin fees, so keep an eye on those before booking.