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“Excellent option next to central bus station”
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San Mames
Ranked #29 of 42 Hotels in Bilbao
New York City, New York
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“Excellent option next to central bus station”
Reviewed June 3, 2013 via mobile

This is a modest but clean hotel and an excellent option if you need take a bus from the central bus station early in the morning. Hotel does not serve breakfast. Welcome is really warm and attentive.

  • Stayed June 2013
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed November 17, 2012

Perfekt located in the new town, cheap, near Guggenheim, shopping and good pintxos bars. Nice and fresh rooms with free wifi, excellent and friendly staff. When I go back I'll definately will stay here again!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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3 Thank Magnus379
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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed July 5, 2012

My wife and I stayed two nights in San Mames. It is a budget hotel which is integrated on an apartment with private life. Location is very good and just next to express bus station and subway station. But decoration is old with not confortable bed. The bathroom fitting also no good because it is also old fitting with some problem on the hand shower. Anyway, there is acceptable but not too value. It is a good choice if you arrive Bilbao in night time by bus, otherwise you have other consideration.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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3 Thank Julian_Kan
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31 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed September 21, 2011

We spent one night at San Mames enroute from San Sebastian. The location right next to the bus station was perfect for our arrival from San Sebastian and to catch the bus to the airport. The Guggenheim is only about a 20 to 30 minute walk from the hotel. There are several bars and cafes very close by. The hotel is clean, comfortable and the reception staff were friendly and professional. Great, little, good value, budget hotel.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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5 Thank Richie1010
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Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed September 19, 2010

I stayed at San Mames just for the night. Their website makes it easy to make a reservation. No Frills. It's comfortable and clean. The room was at the back-side, so no problems with street noise. Just a 15 minute walk from the Guggenheim. During weekends, parking in the street is for free.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled solo
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2 Thank Arno_vD
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paris
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed August 3, 2006

San Mames aka. San Mablon is fantastic. A deffinite feature of the place is the local bus shelter. You can sit here for hours and watch all the marvelous mablons walk past, a must see

  • Liked — the mablons
  • Disliked — the chicken catchitore
  • Tips/Secrets — long live the san mames mablons!!!!!
  • Stayed July 2006, traveled as a couple
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5 Thank san_mablon
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Additional Information about San Mames

Property: San Mames
Address: Luis Brinas, 15, 48013 Bilbao, Spain
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Location: Spain > Basque Country > Province of Vizcaya > Bilbao
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #29 of 42 Hotels in Bilbao
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — San Mames 2*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hostal San Mames is located right next to Athletic Bilbao's San Mames Football Stadium and the Termibus Bus Station. Rooms have flat-screen TVs. All accommodation at the San Mames is equipped with central heating and free Wi-Fi. Each room has a private bathroom with a hairdryer. Guests can make use of a computer and printer in Hostal San Mames's lounge and TV room. Luggage storage and a 24-hour reception are available. Hostal San Mames is a 15-minute walk from the Guggenheim Museum and 5 minutes from the International Trade Fair. San Mames Metro Station is just metres away and offers easy transport around Bilbao. Airport buses stop just opposite the establishment. ... more   less 
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