Welcome to your detailed guide for hostels in Bilbao, Spain. You can choose from 15 Bilbao hostels. In total, there are 35 cheap places to stay in Bilbao such as guesthouses and bnbs. Prices start from $16 for a dorm.
Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Bilbao, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
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Party hostels in Bilbao
Oh no, zero party hostels here!
Most Bilbao hostels are located in
City Centre, Las Cortes, Deusto
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Below you can discover the best hostels to suit every traveller type. All of our recommendations are based on information shared by genuine travellers, the hostels and data that has been calculated from the system. Don't forget to check the ratings and see how these compare with the rates.
Travelling on your own to Bilbao? Fabulous!
Pick a great hostel designed with solo travellers in mind, and you're bound to meet plenty of like-minded people who have also dared to venture to Bilbao alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in Bilbao. We've also highlighted which hostel offers special perks you, as a solo traveller, will love. Each hostel offers great social spaces to meet fellow backpackers and wonderful opportunities for making new friends. You'll soon realise that travelling on your own definitely does not mean travelling alone.
This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Bilbao. To help you make friends with Bilbao before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Bilbao is located in Spain's beautiful Basque Country in the northeast, not far from the coast and a couple of hours from Santander to the west and San Sebastian to the east. Bilbao is a lively city with friendly locals, great food, and excellent nightlife. It's also got a great arts and music scene and many great sights for visitors to enjoy. Set surrounded by lush green hills, Bilbao has a higher elevation than a lot of the rest of the country, so it can have a more mild and temperate climate and is not as harsh in summer.
Bilbao is a museum lovers' paradise -- the city centre is packed with an excellent selection of museums and art galleries. Along the riverfront, the Guggenheim Museum building is a striking modern creation that glints in the sunlight and looks spectacular at sunset. The gigantic spider sculpture on the waterfront side of the museum and the huge puppy made of flowers on its opposite side are two of the most famous sights around town ... and that's before you've even entered the building!
Hostels in Bilbao are all centrally located and in easy walking distance of bus and train stations; if you're arriving by plane, the shuttle bus from the airport will drop you within walking distance of the hostels in Bilbao. Bilbao hostels offer dorm and private rooms, plus many include free breakfast and Wi-Fi and often have balconies and great common areas to meet fellow travelers.
You won't get bored in Bilbao, with excellent nightlife and music venues to keep you entertained, plus plenty of churches and lovely architecture throughout town.
Written by local enthusiast for Bilbao hostels michael cowgill
There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Bilbao. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Bilbao. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?
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BBK Bilbao Good Hostel is the best hostel in Bilbao for couples.
Albergue Turístico Moon Hostel Bio is the best hostel in Bilbao for families.
BBK Bilbao Good Hostel is the best hostel in Bilbao for groups.
Poshtel Bilbao - Premium Hostel is the best rated hostel in Bilbao for female solo travellers.
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Pack smart, not hard
Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Bilbao and Spain.
You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:
These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.