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Bilbao Akelarre Hostel
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11 reviews
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“Best hostel I've been in”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2012

The hostel was really clean with nice rooms. I got a nice upgrade (from a 20 person room to a 6 person if I remember correctly), and the staff was REALLY helpful. I would've missed the Guggenheim museum completely if they hadn't given me a heads-up. The staff gave me plenty of recommendations, and warned me when they told me about more expensive places. All of their suggestions were spot-on. It's about a ten minute walk from the center (or a metro ride), but I had no problem with it. Honestly one of the best hostels I've been in (and I've stayed in plenty)!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled solo
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2011

We came over with some friends to shoot some waves in the Basque coast and we had a sick time in the hostel! The staff was so helpfull, they helped us with connections to the beaches and they were really nice! The plus, a huge breakfast to keep your energies up the wave! Really Good stuff!!! Hoping to come back for the Billabong Pro! Don't miss it!
Thank you Akelarre people and sign us up for after summer!!!!! you guys rule!!

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with friends
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Bilbao, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2010

This hostel is great.The staff were friendly - one in particular helped me make an hair appointment and phoned ahead for me explaining what I wanted (given my poor Spanish, this was a big help), they have maps available and are happy to help (ordering taxis, telling you what bars are good etc.). The breakfast is simple but plentiful.The rooms and bathrooms were cleaned daily and thoroughly. I stayed in the 6bed with bathroom, but really as the shared bathrooms are big and clean and have plenty showers you don't need to unless you prefer the privacy. Sheets are provided and they are spotlessly clean, each bed has a locker and they give you a padlock. The common room is not very big, but it's big enough, and there are places to sit and chat and meet people - there is WiFi, a computer with internet, and a TV. The location might seem a bit out of the way but Bilbao is not a big city , you can walk around easily, and you are really close to the Deusto metro stop and the Bilbao metro is phenomenal - easy to use, quick, and cheap (with a Credittrans card - a bit like an Oyster card - only 51cents a trip). Overall, this hostel was a great base in Bilbao at a reasonable price.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled solo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2009

New open youth hostel. Nice and helpful staff, breakfast, clean sheets and services.. all ok thank you!!

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled solo
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Property: Bilbao Akelarre Hostel
Address: Morgan Street 4-6, 48014 Bilbao, Spain
Region: Spain > Basque Country > Province of Vizcaya > Bilbao
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Ranked #4 of 27 Speciality Lodging in Bilbao
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:1 star — Bilbao Akelarre Hostel 1*
Number of rooms: 6
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