Best Places for Backpackers in Bilbao, Spain.

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The best backpackers destinations & accommodation in Bilbao, Spain.

Top 20 hostels in Bilbao, Spain.

These are the 20 most awesome hostels and budget places to stay in Bilbao, Spain.

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BBK Bilbao Good Hostel

92 /100

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BBK Bilbao Good Hostel

In BBK Bilbao Good Hostel you will find a crew of high quality professionals, pro-active, full of hope and confidence, 100% able to offer you the best to make your stay in the hostel as enjoyable as possible to spend some unforgettable days in Bilbao. In each room you will find: -Electronic key...
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Ganbara Hostel

91 /100

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Ganbara Hostel

Tourist Registry Number: BBI00004 Ganbara Hostel is a modern, fun place to stay. Its excellent amenities will make your stay in Bilbao a memorable one. The Ganbara is located in the Seven Streets area: the very heart of the Old Town district of Bilbao. This makes it the ideal spot for any...
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Poshtel Bilbao - Premium Hostel

90 /100

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Poshtel Bilbao - Premium Hostel

Poshtel Bilbao - Premium Hostel, newly open with cool decoration....
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Quartier Bilbao Hostel

89 /100

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Quartier Bilbao Hostel

Quartier Bilbao Hostel is 75 meters from the River of Bilbao, which generates a green area on the right bank known as Paseo del Arenal. Quartier Bilbao Boutique Hostel is located in the heart of Bilbaos old town (Casco Viejo). The hostel is well connected with public transport; Casco Viejo Metr...
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Arboliz

89 /100

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Arboliz

Located on the beautiful Basque Coast, this country house has a garden with fantastic sea views. There is a table tennis table, and the country-style rooms feature free Wi-Fi and a TV. The rooms at the family-run Casa Rural Arboliz have wooden floors. Each one has a private bathroom, and some h...
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Bcool Bilbao

89 /100

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Bcool Bilbao

Bcool Bilbao is a cutting edge technology and modern hostel premiered in one of the most fashionable quarters of Bilbao. We are located in a historical edifice, which has been revamped to adapt it to the necessities of the modern travellers and guests. If you are looking for shared rooms or a priva...
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Pension Don Claudio

86 /100

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Pension Don Claudio

Just two miles from the city centre of Bilbao and one and a half from the Bilbao Exhibition Center, this newly renovated (2016) guesthouse offers economic, comfortable and clean accommodation. Free Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV and contemporary furnishing are featured in each room. The guesthouse has...
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Bilbao Metropolitan Hostel

86 /100

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Bilbao Metropolitan Hostel

Bilbao Metropolitan Hostel is the perfect match for your holidays in Bilbao and Spain. We have a vast experience in the hospitality industry as well as having an extensive knowledge of the city, capitalizing both elements to bring a great experience to our guests and travellers. We are located i...
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Bilbao Akelarre Hostel

84 /100

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Bilbao Akelarre Hostel

Bilbao Akelarre Hostel is located a few minutes walking from Guggenheim Museum, San Mames Stadium, the river and the main Universities such as Deusto, Universidad del País Vasco (UPV-EHU) and Universidad de Sarriko. Deusto Metro Station is 600 metres away. We offer shared rooms with lockers, free...
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Pil Pil Hostel

83 /100

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Pil Pil Hostel

Our modern and design hostel, is located right in the city center; We are few minutes walking from all main city touristic attractions (Guggenheim/ Fine arts Museum, San Mames, Euskalduna Concert hall...) In addition,metro and tram are located just few steps away from us , and main bus station...
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All Iron Hostel

80 /100

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All Iron Hostel

Hello everybody. We are a new Hostel in Bilbao, just 10 minutes walking from the Old City and 25 from Guggenheim Museum. In a quiet residential Area in te entrance of Bilbao by car, 7 minutes from Santutxu´s Metro Station, in a free parking street. We have, 4, 6, 8 and 10 persons bed dorms,...
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Moon Hostel Bio

79 /100

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Moon Hostel Bio

Modern tourist hostel, comfortable and functional decorated with pop style. We have 83 persons capacity in 19 rooms mixed: 5 rooms for 6 persons, 9 rooms for 4 persons and 1 room for 2 persons in a double bed. Each room is equipped with a bathroom. We have lift access, heating and water heat,...
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Hotel Arenal Bilbao - HBIO1100.

78 /100

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Hotel Arenal Bilbao - HBIO1100.

Bilbao Arenal hotel opened in August 2015, with a prime location in the heart of the old town, you will at your hand stylish art galleries, exquisite cuisine and top vineyards. Our team of professionals will be at all times at your disposal to help you make the most of your stay at this hotel in Bil...
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Bilbao Central Hostel

76 /100

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Bilbao Central Hostel

The most centrally located hostel in Bilbao. It is ideal for those who come to know culturally the city and its surroundings, for whom will you be a few days with a friend who is in Bilbao doing some university exchange program, for pilgrims who you turn to Santiago along the Camino de la Costa...
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Bilbao Aterpetxea Hostel

74 /100

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Bilbao Aterpetxea Hostel

Located ten minutes away from the city center, Bilbao Aterpetxea Hostel in an estate of 22,000 m2 of gardens and sports area, Bilbao Aterpetxea Hostel offers you facilities. The high level of its facilities and the treatment our guests receive from our staff, as well as the attractions of the ci...
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Botxo Gallery - Youth Hostel Bilbao Gallery Two

63 /100

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Botxo Gallery - Youth Hostel Bilbao Gallery Two

We wait for your arrival to make your stay in Bilbao an unforgettable experience. We provide all the information you need about our city. Botxo Gallery (Hostel Bilbao), has a perfect location, is comfortable, clean and implements the highest standards. We are much more than a hostel, we are al...
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Residencia Blas De Otero

37 /100

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Residencia Blas De Otero

The Blas de Otero Residence Hall is located in the historic center of Bilbao, 400 meters from the Cathedral, and accept students from the University of the Basque Country. It offers single, double and family studios with private bathroom, kitchenette and free internet Wi-Fi. All of the studios ha...
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Basque Boutique

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Basque Boutique

Basque Boutique is a different kind of accommodation you will experience the true essence Basque. It offers elegant rooms with air conditioning and free Wi-Fi. All rooms are individually decorated with handcrafted furniture and unique artistic finishes inspired by the Basque culture. There is a T...
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AliciaZzz Bed and Breakfast Bilbao

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AliciaZzz Bed and Breakfast Bilbao

AliciaZzz Bilbao Bed and Breakfast is located in the heart of the city of Bilbao We offer 6 rooms ensuite with all facilities. Each room corresponds to a chapter in the adventures of Alice in the Basque Country in which envelops guests in tourist accommodation of illusion. We will provide as w...
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Las Palmeras Hotel Rural

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Las Palmeras Hotel Rural

Hotel Rural Las Palmeras is located in the heart of Muskiz, a mineral area and full of culture and traditions. Rural hotel renovated in 2009, XVIII century located in the region of the Encartaciones also used as the gas makes 1942. Ideal for a holiday with your partner or family and hold conventions...
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Things to see and do while backpacking in Bilbao, Spain.

Check out tips from other travellers and bloggers and their experiences in Bilbao, Spain.

If you're already planning to visit Bilbao, Spain - scroll to the next section for a list of the best places to stay.

The expensive city can be discovered with little money

For the beach lovers, there is also destinations found in the Northern Spain. San Sebastian is the most popular city among the summer tourists. This Basque pearl of the north coast is an amazing destination with many possibilities to do along side with the sightseeing. The water sports are blooming in the beaches of San Sebastian and the surrounding areas are perfect for hiking and other outdoor activities. San Sebastian in general is a bit more expensive then the other cities in the Northern Spain, so if you are traveling with a budget, this could be a perfect destination for a day trip from Bilbao or other nearby cities.

Laura Kia Maria

Getting There:

Located in a remote part of the Basque Country, Bakio is easily accessible from Bilbao by bus for those without private transportation. The bus, number A3518, runs from the city center of Bilbao at Plaza de Don Federico Moyúa to Bakio every hour starting at 06:30 until 21:30 on normal days. During festivals it runs every two hours from 08:00 to 22:00. The same bus will also return you to Bilbao at the end of your adventure. The hours for the route back to Bilbao on a normal working day are 06:25 to 21:25 with a bus running every hour. On festival days, the bus runs from 09:10 to 21:10 every two hours. Always check before making last minute plans at Bakio.org to verify the most up to date hours for both directions.

JMH

Exploring Bilbao

View from Monte Urgull, San Sebastian Exploring Bilbao The first major stop in Basque Country was Bilbao, the biggest city in Basque Country. A city known for events such as the Bilbao BBK Live festival, museums such as the Guggenheim and the Bilbao Fine Arts museum just to name a couple. The city is nestled along the estuary of Bilbao at the base of the many mountains found in this breathtaking part of the country.

Nina Barlow

There are three major airports in this part of Spain:

  There are three major airports in this part of Spain: Bilbao Airport: An airport 9km north of Bilbao city. San Sebastián Airport: An airport near located in the municipality of Hondarribia, near the Spanish-French border. Is approximately 30 minutes away from San Sebastián, with regular buses going into the city. Vitoria Airport: An airport near Vitoria-Gasteiz, in the center of the Basque Country. The first two airports serve the most international destinations.

Camila Lama

Bilbao from industry to art

I went to Bilbao expecting nothing. I was going to visit a friend of mine that moved there with her family and did not care about the tourism I could do there. But when I got there and after some previous recommendations, I discovered one of the most beautiful and modern cities in Spain. So much different from the South. Bilbao has a very interesting and special vibe full of a Celtic influence but without losing the Spanish warm. Bilbao is located in the Basque Country in the north of Spain. A few years ago Bilbao was a highly industrialized city with a large port. However, it had to adapt to changes in its economy, focusing more on services. In this transition, great efforts were made in the urbanization, cleaning and embellishment of the city. As a result, Bilbao is called today the Best European City 2018 according to The Urbanism Awards 2018.

Jen A. De Gracia

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