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Ganbara Hostel

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Calle Prim, 11, 48006 Bilbao, Spain
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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31 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I didn't mind my stay at Ganbara. It's in a great location! Close to the seven streets and a metro station. The hostel itself has no atmosphere, the staff were ok. My room was very close to the bathroom so I could hear the hand dryer. The rooms are tiny, you can hardly fit all 4 people in the room.... More 

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Ko Samui, Surat Thani, Thailand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Its located in the centre you can walk everywhere from there. The price is very good. The staff is super helfpul and nice they oredered me a taxi and even prepared breakfast for 5am! Definetely recommend it!

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Melbourne, Australia
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29 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Cool and spacious hostel, decently clean, good location. Massive pros were their selection of games, pool table and €3 longboard hire. Really the only cons (if we're not picking) was slightly unfriendly staff (but helpful enough) and breakfast is fairly dodgy (but included so that's alright). Great that there's free tea and coffee and biscuits all day and night. Also... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 via mobile

When you have an hostel that looks really cool and young with a free breakfast and the hostel is full of old people and a kindergarten class eating in the kitchen at 7am... Like seriously did they really expect to have good review or young people to love the place and want to do activities?( which they didnt propose, they... More 

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Angers, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Pros: The social areas were nice The receptionists were friendly and helpful Free tea and breakfast Location is convenient in Casco Viejo Cons: Not enough shower facilities/the light switched off so I was in the dark! The ground shook when the metro went past Despite ordering a female ensuite room, I walked in to find a male in my dorm... More 

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Chamonix, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Most things about this hostel were really excellent: location is superb, bed was good with clean linens. lockers were big, shower was awesome with hot water all day, bathroom was big and modern, cleanliness everywhere, staff was friendly and helpful, breakfast was decent, social areas were awesome, you can get a bike or skateboard for free to roam around Bilbao... More 

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Reggio Emilia, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I went there for a weekend with two friends and this hostel surprised us in every aspect!! Very comfortable and cozy, the rooms are essential but clean and quiet, the common room is very comfy and homey, the kitchen is always clean, breakfast is good and the personnel is great! always kind and available to help you. Guests were polite... More 

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Philadelphia, PA usa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Average hostel. This place is ok. Would not stay there again. Pros: location, lockers, kitchen access, nice and helpful staff, common areas, 20 minutes to Guggenheim museum. They do offer laundry facility and computers. Cons: loud! (Metro passes very, very close by, and street noise echoes severely), wifi was unreliable, bathroom was dingy and shower didn't drain.

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Guayaquil, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

First of ALL: i DONT recommend you to go to Bilbao, is nice and everything but theres like SO LITTLE to do and see, so NOT! but if you have to go here go to Ganbara because is EXCELLENT, but dont go to Bilbao because theres no nightlife there, young people only at the hostel (tourists).

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

As I arrived I was told to go away and fill a form in with my details and the receptionist would come and get me when she wasn't busy, which she didn't. Room for 4 people was tiny. Nice touch with giving lock though. Bed was comfy though, wifi didn't work at all. All in all - staff poor, room... More 

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