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Ganbara Hostel

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Calle Prim, 11, 48006 Bilbao, Spain
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Ranked #4 of 23 Specialty Lodging in Bilbao
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015
ljwarren93 Angers, France
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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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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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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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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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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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Madrid, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

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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Bristol
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

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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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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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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