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Bilbao Akelarre Hostel

Morgan street 4-6, 48104 Bilbao, Spain
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Ranked #2 of 23 Specialty Lodging in Bilbao
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015
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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Good free breakfast and coffe and tea all day long! The common area is a comfortable place, there games, a TV, magazines- whatever you can think of to make a rainy evening more fun. They have lockers in the dorm rooms, shared bathrooms and showers. However, what puzzled me a bit, was that they did not have anything to cook..neither... More 

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Madrid
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Clean and tidy. Beds are very comfortable. Staff at reception are very helpful and friendly. Hostel has everything you can ask for (hairdryer, towels at 1.50€ for the whole stay, kitchen, etc.). Pipes can be a bit noisy during the night but overall very good experience

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Friendly, helpful staff and a great atmosphere in the hostel. It's very clean and tidy with everything well organised. I was very happy with my experience and I would recommend this hostel to others. It's right by the river and well connected in terms of public transport.

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Lisboa
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Akelarre hostel it´s a very good place to stay in Bilbao. I´ve found a nice 6 bed room, well cleaned bathrooms, the breakfast it´s ok with some cakes, fruit, flakes and coffee or tea all day. Kitchen is prepared to make something to eat The staff was very friendly ( Thanks for the Donostia tip!), and helped me for all... More 

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Truly amazing with friendly, clean ambiance, easy location and nic common areas. Hostel Provides a good breakfast and front desk is happy to offer helpful tips on local sightseeing. Loved it thouroughly.

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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Nice, clean hostel with friendly stuff how will give you all the information you need and recommend you places to go and see. It's not in the center but the metro station is really close. Or if you prefer (like I do) you can walk.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

It's a small hostel, and pretty quiet. It's located outside of the centre, but Bilbao isn't a large city so getting into town isn't much of a problem - around a 20-30 minute walk or a very short metro ride. The metro station is pretty close. Taxis are cheap as well. The staff were friendly enough and speak good English.... More 

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Bilbao
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

I may have stayed in more than 50 hostels recently and Akelarre is by no doubt the only place where I feel like home. Staff is amazing, starting from the owners (two funny girls) who really know Bilbao and its main attractions. They are very helpful and can give you local tips about everything: from how to get cheap pintxos... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2012

First off, this hostel is probably fine for backpackers. You get breakfast (nothing fancy but good enough), the staff are reasonably friendly (unless you make a complaint of course), and the rooms are adequate. However, I would advise against staying here if you want anything more. I wasn't expecting too much but I did book a 'Double Bed Shared Bathroom'.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2012

The hostel was really clean with nice rooms. I got a nice upgrade (from a 20 person room to a 6 person if I remember correctly), and the staff was REALLY helpful. I would've missed the Guggenheim museum completely if they hadn't given me a heads-up. The staff gave me plenty of recommendations, and warned me when they told me... More 

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