Ganbara Hostel

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13 Calle Prim, Bilbao, Spain

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Isabelle_G Isabelle…
43 reviews
Good hostel next to the Old Town Feb 11, 2013
I picked Ganbara hostel for my stay in Bilbao because of its central location. There are not that many hostels in this city and every other one was either too far or the reviews weren't that good. Ganbara is located right next to the Old Town of Bilbao, next to Plaza Unamuno and the Casco Viejo metro station. Just a 5' walk to the metro, the bars and the supermarket.

The staff was quite nice and helpfull but the hostel lacked some atmosphere and organized activities or so although they took people out on one night but I had to wake up early the next day so I didn't join. It felt a bit empty on the first night and there was a couple staying with a baby so hearing a baby crying in a common room at 10pm is not really what I am looking for in hostels but whatever... It didn't last too long though. It got a bit better the next days but on the last one there was a bunch of very noisy young guys having drinking games in the common room until late (they advertize a 12am curfew) so I asked the guy doing the nightshift and he kindly kicked them out so people on the ground floor could have some sleep. Not sure what happened after.

The breakfast was included and was quite nice with juices, tea/coffee, cookies, bread, various sorts of jam, cereals ... and free fruits for the early birds.

Everything was quite clean, including the bathroom.

I stayed in a 4 bed dorm and it was much too small though. Tiny bunk beds where you couldn't sit straight on the lower part and 4 lockers in the middle of the way + ladders. Way too small and it didn't feel right. Also the walls were a bit thin.
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