Hostels in Bilbao, Spain

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Get to know Bilbao (no more "I wish I knew this before")

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

Written by local enthusiast for Bilbao hostels michael cowgill

FAQ about Bilbao Hostels

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?

A hostel in Bilbao costs on average $29 for a dorm. A hostel in Bilbao with private rooms costs on average $117.
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Latroupe la Granja is the best rated hostel for partying in Bilbao.

It offers: Bar.

Your Packing List for Bilbao

Your Packing List for Bilbao

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.

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Bilbao Hostel Cheatsheet

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.
14 Total number of hostels
$29 Average dorm price
$117 Average private room price
$19 Cheapest hostel in Bilbao
All Iron Hostel is the cheapest
1 Party hostels in Bilbao
Latroupe la Granja is the best rated
Most Bilbao hostels are located in
Las Cortes, City Centre, Altamira
5.9 Average rating of all hostels

Other Nearby Cities

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Mundaka (24 Km / 15 mi.)
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Ibarrangelu (27 Km / 17 mi.)
Lekeitio (36 Km / 22 mi.)
Vitoria-Gasteiz (50 Km / 31 mi.)

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