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Bilbao Hostels - Spain - Hostelling International

Bilbao is located in the province of Vizcaya, in “País Vasco” of Spain. It stretches alont the river Nervion and is surrounded by two mountain ranges. It has been an important place in the Spanish geography, experiencing a big development during the nineteenth century and early twentieth, which made it became one of the most industrialized towns of Spain.
Today is a city of services in the process of revitalizing aesthetic, social and economic. Renewal and growth is confirmed by winning the Lee Kuan Yew Prize World City, granted by the city state of Singapore, in collaboration with the Swedish Nobel Academy and considered the Nobel of urbanism.

Staying in Bilbao

In Bilbao Hostel you can stay in a privileged area of Bilbao where you can see magnificent views of the city. There is internet, laundry, table games and library.

Directions: Carretera Basurto-Kastrexana 7, Tel: +34 944 270054, Fax. +34 944 275479, Email:
We also have the Blas de Otero Hostel, located in C / Las Cortes, 38. Modern construction and only 10 minutes from the Gran Via and Plaza Moyúa. The residence has 216 places in single and double rooms with private bathroom, kitchen, refrigerator, direct dial telephone, satellite TV, Internet and heating. Tel: +34 944 343 200, Fax. +34 944 343410, Email:

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Sightseeing in Bilbao

  • Despite his past as an industrial city, Bilbao has a wide range of leisure and quality. There you can enjoy the many museums, concerts, fine restaurants and charming places. To get started visit the new ride Abandoibarra, ranging from Arenal to the Maritime Museum, passing by Guggenheim, a quiet ride and spectacular views. You should not miss the old town, the new square and surroundings, being the perfect time Sunday morning or noon.
  • So you can step up to the Basilica de Nuestra Señora de Begoña. You must also visit the Cathedral of Santiago, located in the Plaza de Santiaguito, with the diocese. It was built in honor of Santiago apostle by the number of pilgrims passing through on their way to Bilbao and Santiago de Compostela.
  • The city's museums are one the main attractions. The most famous is the Guggenheim Bilbao, an incredibly beautiful building designed by renowned New York architect Frank Gehry. The museum inside is for taste, the architecture is impressive, the work depends on each one. The Permanent Collection of the Guggenheim Museum is made up of works from the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, which includes the collections of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, as well as works acquired by the Deutsche Guggenheim in Berlin through its custom program.
  • But besides the Guggenheim Bilbao museum has other cultural attractions like the Museum of Fine Arts, the Bilbao River Maritime Museum or the Archaeological Museum, Ethnographic and Historical Basque.

Eating & going out in Bilbao

The gastronomy of the city is based on seafood, like eels and cod. The latter is one of the stars of the dishes Bilbao. Done in countless ways we can try “bacalao al pil pil” or “bacalao a la vizcaina”, two of the tastiest ways to cook this fish. We may also try other dishes such as hake in green sauce or cuttlefish in its ink. For dessert we have the beads (“Canutillos”) typical of Bilbao, and as to highlight the chacolí drinks, white wine with PDO Bizkaiako Txakolina. In Bilbao there are plenty of Txoko, gastronomic societies where you can enjoy the cuisine of the area.
Café Antzokia is in c / San Vicente, 2. This is one of the most mythical “café” of Bilbao, the typical multi-space area, including cultural center, night club and bar-restaurant where everyone from Bilbao has ever been, whether to party the busy holiday weekends or eat its delicious lunch menu.
To party there is Disco Fever at C / Telleria, 27, Polígono Industrial Santa Ana. It has four rooms (black music, electronica, indie and backfiring) offering styles for all tastes in each.

Public transport in Bilbao

Bilbao Airport is located 12 km from the town, between the towns of Lujua and Sondica. The bus service is operated by the brand Bilbobus. It has 28 bus lines, 8 minibus and 8 night bus lines during the weekend called Gautxoris.

Insider tip

Do not miss the Semana Grande, or the Great Week Bilboko, the main party in Bilbao, which is held annually for 9 days. The beginning of the festivities is the Saturday after August 15.

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