Ganbara Hostel Reviews
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Very good hostel overall, really friendly and helpful staff and excellent location in the very centre of the old town within very short walking distance of lots of bars and restaurants. Not much going on in the hostel itself but maybe was due to going off season. Other than that all great! Highly recommended!
good location in the old part of town near great bars. very clean place. staff were nice. not many people staying at the time so can't comment on atmosphere.
Great location, you are in the middle and close to everything! Rooms were spacious and bed were comfy. Full breakfast and warm staff! Totally recommended hostel :)
Good location. They offer free breakfast (fruit, cereal, bread, cupcakes, jam, juice, coffee, tee, milk..), free locker + lock with keys, you can use the big kitchen to cook (they have all the utensiles) and the fridge to store your food. You can use the laundry machines (for a fee I guess, I didn't try them!). Everything was very clean. Big bathroom in-room. They printed my train ticket for me for free and lend me a celphone charger, all the staff was very very kind!
Ganbara is a great place, located right in the center of Bilbao! It's really much better than the pictures that we can see here on the website. I would just add towels and a little cheese with breakfast...and also individual electricity plugs and reading lights for each bed (just details that would make it even better) :)
Really nice hostel! Great Location to explore Bilbao
Everything was OK! The location was great in the oldtown.
Very nice hostel, one of the best i've seen!
This was a lovely place nicely positioned in the old town a bit of a walk into central Bilbao. the staff were really friendly and helpful the facilities nice breakfast was great, due to time of year it was really quiet in the hostel so that was a shame didn't manage to meet many people but over all a nice place!!
It is a nice hostel with an incredibly good staff. They helped us wherever they could. Tanks a lot! :)
The breakfast was not really great if you don't like marmelade or toast...
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 18-24
- (1 review)
This is one of the best hostels I have visited in 25 years of travel. The guy who runs the place, Josan, is one of the most hospitable and friendly people you could meet. I got offered free food and beer, the use of an umbrella, unlimited coffee, English premier league football on TV, helpful advice and information about Bilbao, free internet etc. I received the kind of attentive service I wouldn't have received in a top hotel. I have nothing but praise for this centrally located hostel.
I was a bit worried as in England, many people past the first flush of youth use hostels and didn't know if it was the same in Sapin - but it was utterly fantastic - loved it. The only downside was a very small dormitory but apart from that, I thought the hostel was absolutely great - heartily reconmmended. The staff were wonderful.
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 41+
- (1 review)
New hostel, great big common areas and kitchen. On the edge of the old city area. 15min walk to Guggenheim but near metro.
Nice and clean Hostel with friendly staff. Not very cosy but location and price make up for it.
Overall, I had a good experience at the Ganbara Hostel. The bathrooms, however, left a lot to be desired (cleanliness, only one shower working, etc).
Perfect location. Great hostel and staff. The only thing missing is a terrace or patio, but that's not a big deal. I'd stay here again for sure!
I was only in Bilbao for one night and really wanted to be in the centre so I could make the most of my time. For one night, the hostel was fine - great location and it had all the facilities I needed, though they were nothing special. It got a bit loud in the communal areas.
Excellent location and a very friendly owner. Ambiance is great and everything is clean, a great value!