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Ganbara Hostel

Calle Prim, 11, 48006 Bilbao, Spain
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Ranked #3 of 23 Specialty lodging in Bilbao
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Madrid, Spain
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you took all those leftover lego bricks you had as a kid and put them together to make a higgledy piggledy city - you would have something that looks like Bilbao. A mix of old, new, industrial, innovative, blocky and slick. Ganbara is in the old town right in amongst great bars and restaurants. The dorms are cramped and... More

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79 reviews 79 reviews
55 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here for 3 nights and would recommend staying elsewhere. I stayed in an 8 bed dorm for the first night. The room was far too small for 8 beds and there was nowhere for my backpack. I was also bitten by bedbugs :( The other two nights I stayed in a 6 bed dorm which was nicer but... More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

The hostel is well located very close to the old city area. It could be better clean, because in the rooms we could still smell tabaco from previous guests. The room's door was not working properly.Bathroom's should have more fixed placesto put the towals and hangers. Despite this it was great FREE WIFI, friendly people and nice kitchen.

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Durban, South Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

My boyfriend and I stayed in the 4 bed mixed dorm. The beds were comfortable and everything was clean. The owners were friendly and even offered to give us a new empty dorm when for our last night at no extra cost. The rooms are tiny but the communal areas are great and we met loads of cool people. We... More

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Island of Anglesey, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014 via mobile

Having stayed in a poor hostel in San sebastian on the Friday 28th march this hostel saved the day on the 29th. Very clean, good rooms, communal rooms and very friendly and helpful staff. The location was great and easy to find. The only negative was there being no light in the showers however this I'm sure was a one... More

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Madrid, Spain
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7 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Great hostel with nice staff in a good location! Free breakfast in the mornings and free drinks all day. Great common area with lots of couches and tables for hanging out or watching tv. Everything was very clean and with a nice decor. Definitely recommend!

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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18 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Great hostel! It has two cool public areas, free coffee, tea and cookies all day long! :) The staff was very nice and always very helpful, I will definitely stay here if I go back to Bilbao and will definitely recommend it! Great location and loved the design

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Madrid, Spain
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

A pilgrim on the Camino de Santiago (northern route) would do well to stay here for a good rest; the staff are welcoming and accommodating, and the place is very relaxed, quiet, and a place to chill out. The simple breakfast is great to get going in the morning without trouble, and the kitchen is perfect for cooking. Plenty of... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Good location right in the old town. Lovely setting and close to shops, bars and restaurants. Here for the festival so area was bustling. Good service, clean room and bedding. Highly recommend if travelling with friends.

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Helsinki, Finland
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I was really happy with my stay in Ganbara and the price was good. Very clean and nice rooms, clean and spacious kitchen, lots of room to eat and hang out, two televisions, at least two computers with free internet connection, good laundry room, etc. Nothing but good to say about that place! Oh and the location is also great!

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Address: Calle Prim, 11, 48006 Bilbao, Spain
Location: Spain > Basque Country > Vizcaya Province > Bilbao
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