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“Noisy Hostel” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Ganbara Hostel
Ranked #8 of 29 Specialty Lodging in Bilbao
Rome, Italy
1 review
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“Noisy Hostel”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2013

I was in this Hostel por a couple of days, The Hostel is not bad but it´s quity noisy during the night, I couldn´t sleep well. The room was too small for 4 beds and there are not enought showers.
The rest is quite ok

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank elena m
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Barcelona, Spain
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59 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2013

The Ganbara Hostel has a very good location, and all the facilities are quite new. It looked all very clean and new.
The staff was very helpful, in a couple of minutes the front desk guy pointed me all the important and nice places to visit in my short stay in Bilbao.
The hostel has 2 common rooms, great place to meet people. We had a movie night wich was a nice way to spend the evening if you are tired of walking and not up to go out..
I didn't use it, but I saw 2 computers to access the internet.
The room was very clean, I had a 4 bed shared room, we had lockers with a key. big enough for a big backpack. The bathroom was clean, and spacious enough .
The breakfast was good. you could choose between many kind of juices, bread and toast, and lots of flavors of jam.
In general, a very good experience. I wish I had more time, I would have stay longer.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank AndreGL
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Milan, Italy
Level Contributor
64 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2012

One of the greatest hostels that I have ever been. The social area was big, it has two television rooms (one upstairs and one down) the kitchen is large to fit so many people, has large tables to sit everyone. The staff is very nice and they will help you find something to do.

The roooms are clean, we were a group of 5 and stayed in a 6 bedroom, is was really clean, it had private bathroom that was very nice and clean.

There only two negative comments, but are minor: in the room there are only two plug-in terminals and the heating system is limited at certain hours.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Javier F
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Sheffield
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62 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2012

Me and 10 others stayed here on a stag do.

I was in a room of 4 people, (room 12).
It was tiny.
There was just enough room for the 4 of us to stand in there at once.
But it was a stag do.
And so we only slept in the room.
Which was very comfortable really.

The Bed wasnt made when we arrived, which I guess is the norm, but it shud be made, as some people will just sleep straight onto the bits that shudnt be slept on.

There were 4 big lockers for our bags, and there was someone on reception at all times making it very safe.

The showers were nice and hot and there was never anyone else using them.

The Rooms were pretty clean and the showers werent too bad.

The Location of the hostel is amazing.
just a 2 minute walk from a small square with cafe's and bars.
And 2 minutes from main nightlife streets, but there was very little noise in the room.

If I was looking for a Hostel in Bilbao again, i would stay here...

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank wato20
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2012

Surely a good hostel, nice to meet people for its kitchen and living room. Position is good, just above the "Barrio viejo" for night bars, and 15 minutes walk from Gugheneim Musuem. The room was a good 4 beds, The only non good thing was the bath: Only one shower and one wc for the whole floor.Anyway a very good hostel.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank GloriaLorenzo
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London
Level Contributor
10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2012

We stayed here for the BBK Bilbao music festival and had a great time. The staff were really helpful and friendly, the place was clean and the dorms were a decent size. Although it was really busy for the festival we still were able to get into the bathrooms and got a lot of sleep! Comfy TV area, although we did not use it and it was really close to a Metro stop. It was €21 for a bed, which considering was during the music festival is a fantastic price. I would stay here again and recommend it!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank AnnBoz
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Southampton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
41 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2012

I was thoroughly happy with my stay in this hostel - I booked it at the last minute and wasn't expecting much. But the staff were very pleasant despite my late-night arrival, and the atmosphere was very good. It has a large, open common area with a decent enough kitchen, all tastefully decorate and laid out with communication in mind - it's an excellent place to meet others. There is another small sofa area upstairs if you want a bit more of a quiet time, though it never gets too noisy downstairs. I also appreciated the absence of a kick-out period during the day! Add they let me keep my bag there while I went and explored.

Cons:
The rooms are comfortable enough, though the metal beds are somewhat on the cheap side and there aren't enough power outlets in the rooms! The lack of individual bed lights means the main dorm light gets turned on and off all night as people come in and out. Also, the wifi signal isn't particularly strong in many of the areas.

Still, it's a secure, relaxed and clean place to stay, very close to the old centre.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank dutchj
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Property: Ganbara Hostel
Address: Calle Prim, 11, 48006 Bilbao, Spain
Location: Spain > Basque Country > Province of Vizcaya > Bilbao
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Ranked #8 of 29 Specialty Lodging in Bilbao
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Hotel Class:2 star — Ganbara Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 13
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