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Adelaide, Australia
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

I moved to this hostel for 2 nights after the airbnb i was staying at was booked out. The 8 bed dorm was spacious but beds uncomfortable and the rooms and bathrooms weren't regularly cleaned. The shower in my room didn't work at all so had to use the bathroom up the hallway. Although there was a large common area... More 

Thank Amelia K
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3 reviews
Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

Horrible. Booked a bed for several nights. Coming back one night I found out the staff had removed all my stuff from the room, including the valuables from my locker, putting it in a public space. And yes, I had a reservation for two more nights. It was a mistake, can happen, but unbelievably they never tried to contact me... More 

Thank Saskia L
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16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed July 20, 2016

My stay was really great. Well, would like to have paid less, but there was a festival happening, so perhaps prices were bigger because of that. Nevertheless, I liked my stay. Staff is really friendly (they took my huge bike in) and the location, and breakfast, and facilities are all OK. I guess, it might be even the best hostel... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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133 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed May 22, 2016

Considering its location, Ganbara is a good hostel to stay in as it's located just a few meters away from the Casco Viejo metro station and the surrounding old town with the Plaza Nueva. It is easy to find with its bright green logo and paint scheme. I stayed a few days in Bilbao and chose this hostel as it... More 

Thank Gardai123
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343 reviews
62 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed March 18, 2016 via mobile

A hostel for the more experienced traveller....good kitchen with necessary equipment, wifi, TVs, quite room on landing, excellent bathroom and showers. Just a few or more meters off the camino. Clean rooms with lockers...lock and keys supplied. Breakfast, cook your own, or eat out round the corner with a choice similar to Starbucks. Beds comfortable, clean crisp sheets.....fellow travellers to... More 

Thank OntotheFuture
New York City, New York
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed December 1, 2015

This was the first hostel we went to. And that's exacly where we stayed for an intire week. The crew was very friendly, the rooms were clean, and the kitchen was AMAZING. Plus, and that's a big plus, they have a salon full of games. It gives the hostel a social vibe, which was perfect for us. Highly recommended

Thank Omrsh
Gosport, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed November 15, 2015

We had a very nice time in the Hostel. Good price, includes breakfast, and had nice rooms, showers, etc. Atmosphere was a little light, but I think that was because we were in the off season. The main attraction is the fantastic location.

Thank Kelsey R
Sydney, Australia
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32 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

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 

Thank Maddie H
Ko Samui, Surat Thani, Thailand
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18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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!

Thank Ewelina K
Melbourne, Australia
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38 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

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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Additional Information about Ganbara Hostel

Address: Calle Prim, 11, 48006 Bilbao, Spain
Location: Spain > Basque Country > Province of Vizcaya > Bilbao
Price Range: $17 - $46 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Ganbara Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 13
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“Second floor”
 of 5 bubbles Omrsh, Dec 1, 2015 | Read review
“We were in the upstairs room near the lounge area and could hear the trains in the morning though, which were quite loud. Not sure if the other rooms can hear the same though..”
 of 5 bubbles Alex-Lee-AUS, Jun 11, 2012 | Read review
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