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Botxo Gallery Youth Hostel
Ranked #25 of 28 Specialty Lodging in Bilbao
Reviewed August 13, 2012

Not only do they cram 21 beds in one room with no windows and no separation between beds (you can actually touch your neighbour's head/toes!) which doesn't meet local legislation... plus the security issue (you can push the door open with your hand and there´s no one in reception after 20h), the place is INFESTED with bedbugs!!!

I have more than 80 bites just in one forearm and all my body parts left exposed are covered with bites. I have never seen something like this in my life. Sure it is cheap and excellently located, but the medical bills to treat the enourmous rash are definitively not worth it. AVOID at all cost!!!

i will try to post pics of the bites as proof...

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with friends
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AliciaZzzBB, Gerente at Botxo Gallery Youth Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2012

Dear customer, the pictures you have used are not taking from our hostel, maybe you have wanted to give an opinion for another hostel. Any customer that comes to our hostel can check that this photo is not taking from our place. Thanks

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Stayed: November 2017, traveled solo
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Room Tip: Es un hostel para viajeros, no para familias, todo es compartido pero es super organizado y limpio
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  • Stayed: November 2017, traveled solo
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Reviewed October 15, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: October 2017, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 1, 2017
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Room Tip: auberge de jeunesse
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  • Stayed: August 2017, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 14, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: July 2017, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 10, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: June 2017, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Botxo Gallery Youth Hostel

Address: Avenida de las Universidades, 5, 48007 Bilbao, Spain
Location: Spain > Basque Country > Province of Vizcaya > Bilbao > Castaños
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Wheelchair access
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Ranked #25 of 28 Specialty Lodging in Bilbao
Price Range: $21 - $101 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Botxo Gallery Youth Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 34
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