Ganbara Hostel

Hostel Bilbao

Ganbara Hostel

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The only Hostel in Bilbao located in the centre of the Old Town in the so-called 'Seven Streets' district, Ganbara Hostel is the only place to stay in Bilbao.

Just 50m from the metro stop and very close to the tram, Ganbara Bilbao Hostel has a mixture of dormitory and private rooms and a massive common area and guest kitchen for you to use whenever you want to meet other travellers!

From Ganbara Hostel it's a short walk to all of the city's famous Guggenheim Museum and the lively nightlife in the historical centre of the city. You can't go wrong staying at Ganbara Bilbao Hostel!

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  • In Bilbao's Old Town
  • Walking distance to the Guggenheim

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Ganbara Hostel Bilbao is a modern, fun place to stay.  We're a small hostel with a social vibe and a mis of both private and dorm rooms for you to choose from. Our prices are some of the lowest in Bilbao, giving you more cash to spend in the excellent bars and restaurants that Bilbao offers.

Our excellent amenities will make your stay in Bilbao a memorable one.

Ganbara Hostel in central Bilbao is the ideal spot for anyone who wants to keep their finger on the pulse of the city: We couldn't be more conveniently located.

Ganbara Europe's Famous Hostels Bilbao Hostel is the only hostel in the Seven Streets area: the very heart of the Old Town district of Bilbao

We're close to all of the city's most famous museums as well as the buzzing nightlife in the streets of the Old Town area.

Our local staff will help you discover the best of Bilbao whatever it is you're looking for.  We've got a whole load of suggestions on what to see and do in this wonderful city so feel free to come and wrack our brains!!

Bilbao has a lot to offer, and at the Ganbara Hostel you will be just a few steps from it all, including the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, the state-of-the-art Alhóndiga cultural centre, the Fine Arts Museum, the Basque Museum, the Archaeology Museum, the La Ribera produce market, the Palacio Euskalduna concert hall, the Arriaga and Campos Elíseos theatres, the local government headquarters, Deusto University, etc.

If you stay with us you can wander the streets and watch the people going about their everyday lives, which is always the best way to get to know a city. Lose yourself in the maze of narrow streets in the Old Town, try the local pintxos, take a long, leisurely bike ride along the banks of the river, visit an exhibition, enjoy a concert … and live life in Bilbao the way that the locals do.

Hostel facilities

  • Breakfast included.
  • Air conditioning.
  • Sheets and blankets included.
  • Vending machines.
  • WIFI.
  • Bike hire.
  • Towel hire.
  • Lockers.
  • Left luggage area.
  • Disabled access.
  • Tourist information.
  • Cooking facilities.
  • Common room with TV, DVD, Wii,
  • media library.
  • Laundry facilities.
  • 24-hour reception desk.

Useful information

City: Bilbao
Country: Spain
Address: Prim Kalea 13, Bilbao
Phone 1: 0034 944 053 930

How to arrive

From the airport (Loiu):

Take Bizkaibus bus nº A3247 at the stop opposite the arrivals gate, and get off at the Termibus bus station. Take the metro from there to Casco Viejo station and exit via Plaza Unamuno. Calle Prim is on the left-hand side of the square, and we are located just around the first bend (c/ Prim 13).

From the bus station (Termibus):

Take the metro to Casco Viejo station and exit via Plaza Unamuno. Calle Prim is on the left-hand side of the square, and we are located just around the first bend (c/ Prim 13).

-From the railway station (Abando):

If your rucksack is heavy or you just don't feel like walking, you can take the Metro from the railway station to Casco Viejo and exit via Plaza Unamuno. But if you're up to it we recommend that you walk, since the main line station is quite close to the Old Town district. Just stroll down Calle Navarra and cross the El Arenal Bridge. On your left you will see the church of San Nicolás. Take Calle Askao, the street which runs behind the church, to the right as far as Plaza Unamuno. Calle Prim is on the left-hand side of the square, and we are located just around the first bend (c/ Prim 13).

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90% 16 November 2017
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Really nice place to stay. Common rooms are really lovely and the staff too. Maybe the dormitory is a bit...spartan, but fine!

97% 09 November 2017
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Ganbara Hostel was in the perfect location for everything we wanted to do. We walked everywhere. They were accommodating and gave us anything we could've...

100% 24 October 2017
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Of the three hostels in which I have stayed in Bilbo, this is the best one yet.

94% 20 October 2017
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This hostel is great value for money. The location is perfect. Breakfast was good and you find all possible facilities at the hostel you might need. The 4...

94% 12 October 2017
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Hostel has all the facilities you need. Rooms are a great size and the beds are comfortable. Location great as there is a metro just down the road along with...

92% 10 October 2017
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Positive: The chill spaces were great and the kitchen was awesome. Not many people in the hostel when I stayed. Reasonable quiet location. Negative: Beds...

100% 29 September 2017
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Positive: The staff - Maria was fabulous - super kind, organised & helpful. Thanks so much, Maria. And the rest of the staff were also excellent. Great...

100% 17 September 2017
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Lovely Hostel

100% 17 September 2017
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Great stay... staff treated us lovely, clean rooms with lockers which was a plus and perfect location in the old town near all the restaurants and bars....

90% 06 September 2017
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Nice chilled atmosphere with friendly, helpful staff.

100% 17 August 2017
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It's a really amazing hostel with nice staff, good breakfast and homely common areas.

97% 14 August 2017
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I really like the hostel! I am in love with the front desk girl the one that talks portuguese!!

100% 03 August 2017
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We stayed for one night in a 8 bedroom with a private bathroom. There were lockers in the room, in which our 40L backpacks fitted perfectly. The staff was...

90% 28 July 2017
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Nice place, well located. Not too much atmosphere but great, nice and well located hostel

100% 23 July 2017
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The staff is amongst the most friendly and helpful I've come across any where. Ganbara seems to be quite the popular stop for my friends from Argentina as...

96% 02 July 2017
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Positive: It was clean and good seating areas to relax. Location was good as well near a lively area. Negative: Mattress was a bit thin

89% 20 June 2017
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Super place. Two nice big common areas. Full kitchen with cooking facilities and fridge. Nice breakfast with lots of fruit. Small lockers in the rooms. My...

92% 13 June 2017
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Positive: Perfect location, good facilities and very friendly staff. All in all a very satisfactory stay!.

90% 11 June 2017
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Great staff and kitchen. Good location right in old town. Definitely need more plugs though. There was an extension cord with six plugs in my eight bed dorm...

96% 08 June 2017
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Positive: The staff was incredibly friendly and welcoming!.

100% 05 June 2017
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Positive: The hostel was in a good location, the room was clean and the hostel had a nice kitchen and a large lounge area. The staff were amazing - very...

100% 02 June 2017
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Central. Nice staff and nice hostel. Would stay there again!

100% 31 May 2017
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It's cleen and new, well location. I would stay here again if I come back. Just need to fix wash room door in 8ppl bed room, Super noisy every each time.

89% 18 May 2017
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location is great, common areas are great, breakfast is not so great, the beds are pretty uncomfortable and the rooms are very small. lots of camino pilgrims...

100% 08 May 2017
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One of the best hostels I have stayed! Friendly people and great cost-beneffit. Breakfast was great! If you are traveling alone it is a good place to stay!

100% 30 April 2017
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Fantastic place, wonderful staff. Best internet ever!!!

90% 28 April 2017
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I enjoyed my stay at Ganbara Hostel. The bed was comfortable and the bathroom/showers were clean. The only downside for me was that there weren't individual...

97% 24 March 2017
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One of the staff members was so lovely! He played music on the speakers when we were lounging in the common area, gave us postcards and free totebags, and...

90% 11 March 2017
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Very nice place, beautiful staff and so interesting price, enjoy there!

90% 10 March 2017
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Good weekend spent at Ganbara. Located just off center in Casco Viejo, and a quick walk from the metro, light rail, the river, and the mercado. Good...

100% 05 March 2017
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Positive: Breakfast and other guests. Negative: Not many showers available

100% 30 January 2017
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Positive: The stuff is really nice and helpfull and the location is perfect. Nice breakfast. I would recommend it to anyone.

90% 20 January 2017
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Great idea to have volunteers working on creating a good atmosphere in the hostel!

90% 06 January 2017
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This place was pretty sick. The volunteers made us feel like family. Love to all the hijos de puta.

100% 29 December 2016
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nice place to stay. quiet and familiar atmosphere. very close to everything interesting in the city. been there with my two children (7 and 11) and they both...

97% 27 November 2016
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Cute hostel! Nice common rooms, full kitchen, kind staff, and sweet location. Pretty much all you need.

100% 06 November 2016
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An excellent place to stay! Don't doubt about it

97% 10 October 2016
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Small hostel, but it seems like everyone who ends up here has a cool story. Staff was super helpful and it was very clean.

100% 10 October 2016
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This is a great hostel in a super location, a 1 minute walk and your in the buzzing Bilbao Old Town. The staff were super helpful and gave me a secure place...

92% 16 September 2016
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Positive: The location and atmosphere. Negative: The road close by, wakes you up.

100% 04 September 2016
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The hostel is very clean and the staff is brilliant. Near the old town and centre :)

94% 23 August 2016
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great location, friendly staff, good vibe!

94% 19 August 2016
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Great place to stay in Bilbao. At the city center. Great accessibility.

88% 19 August 2016
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Positive: Great location in old town.

100% 16 July 2016
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Positive: Location, comfort, good breAkffast. Negative: nothing. everything ok.

97% 27 June 2016
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I don't think you could get a better hostel in bilbao, located very close to the metro in casco viejo (old town) and we were walking distance to the plaza...

86% 10 June 2016
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Wonderfully friendly staff. Good location in old town and great facilities.

100% 16 May 2016
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This hostel is fantastic. It's in a perfect location, just walking distance from old town. The common area is spacious with a great kitchen, although it...

83% 11 May 2016
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Very friendly and supporting staff! Well-organized hostel. Breakfast included what I really appreciated. :)

100% 21 April 2016
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Located right in the Casco and near many great bars and restaurants and well communicated by train. Great atmosphere with plenty of common areas to meet...

100% 08 April 2016
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Awesome! Really nice place for s cheap price. Breakfast was amazing!

96% 29 March 2016
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Positive: Super helpfull staff!.

96% 24 March 2016
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Positive: great location, near good food areas and the sights. staff was great. nice common areas. Negative: could be more plugs in rooms.

97% 21 March 2016
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Bananas and peanut butter perhaps for breakfast?

75% 08 March 2016
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Negative: Some of the door locks were broken, forexample in the men's bathroom

92% 01 March 2016
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Positive: Great hostel environment, friendly staff, huge common room for chilling and interact with other guests, cleaned... I totally recomend it :)....

100% 25 February 2016
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Positive: The best location!!! Clear hostel with comfy beds and common areas, friendly and helpful staff. Plenty of juice for a breakfast, lockers, wifi, PC,...

100% 01 February 2016
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Nice hostel! 1e towel rental!

96% 21 January 2016
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Positive: Best place to stay in Bilbao.Nice people,clean and very close to the old tonw.I never had to take the metro.Also nice breakfast for a hostel,coffee...

75% 10 January 2016
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Positive: -decent common area -nice breakfast. Negative: -beds are quite uncomfortable, feel like the mattress is falling down, plus I didnt understand the...

85% 10 October 2015
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Liked: Cool location, good atmosphere, helpful guides, good breakfast. Disliked: Somewhat unclean showers, broken window on first floor bedroom.

100% 06 October 2015
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Positive: Convenient, friendly clean and comfortable.

83% 06 October 2015
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Positive: Location, Value and Staff. Negative: Less than excellent furnishings but guess it is well used.

77% 02 October 2015
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Liked: Friendly staff who were always willing to help and offer advice Disliked: No real atmosphere as it was quiet when we stayed. The sheets on the bed...

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