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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved Bilbao and the Bilbao Akelarre Hostel. It's a cool place to relax inand they have great staff, fast wifi, a cosy lounge and kitchen plus there is a breakfast included in the price which is a real bonus.

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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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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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Bilbao
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2011

We came over with some friends to shoot some waves in the Basque coast and we had a sick time in the hostel! The staff was so helpfull, they helped us with connections to the beaches and they were really nice! The plus, a huge breakfast to keep your energies up the wave! Really Good stuff!!! Hoping to come back... More 

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