Pil Pil Hostel Reviews
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Recommend it just for a night. The hostel has a good location. What i didnt like was that the printer didnt work and i couldnt print my boarding pass, and then when i left i couldnt leave my luggage after checking out (i had to go to the bus station and get a locker)
The location for the hostel is just on the outskirts, but it's really easy to walk into the old town and there's a nice walk along the river front. The wifi is good throughout the hostel and the bathrooms are nice and clean. The rooms surround the common area so can be a little noisy when there's a big crowd as the walls are thin. There are basic kitchen facilities, and the standard breakfast. Overall it was a nice stay.
Bit of a frosty welcome, but he warmed up after a bit of a chat. The main problem with this hostel (but it's a big problem) is the layout. They do close the common area at midnight, but people still sometimes come in late and talk in the common area. Not a problem usually, but in this hostel, any sound from the common area goes straight into the dorms. The place is just too echoey and the dorms too close to the common area. Second time I've stayed here, but only because Ganbara was full.
We loved this hostel. It's not dead-center of the old town and other sights but it's only 15-20 minutes away by foot. The hostel had a great atmosphere and we were able to meet some great new people. My only complaint would be that the cooking facilities are limited (toaster, microwave and panini press) and the fact that the lockers in the rooms are too small for a full-size backpack (although there's plenty of room for your valuables).
Really enoyed my stay. Great location. It's right by the metro but I walked everywhere. Bilbao is wonderful and very underrated. Pil Pil was great. :) The lights in the bathroom are all motion-sensor automatic, so they turn off while you're in the middle of showering or brushing your teeth. Kindof weird but not too much of an inconvenience.
If you only need a bed in Bilbao for a very affordable prize, the Pil Pil Hostel is your Hostel. If you like to use the Hostels Infrastructure more intense, you should reconsider chosing an other hostel. The main reason for this is the common room and the "kitchen". There is a kitchen robot and a microwave, so you only can cook convenient food. Thats not enough to nourish me for more than one day. Regular cooking is something you can expect in an Hostel all over the world I think.
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 25-30
- (1 review)
This is not a party hostel. Everyone was in bed before midnight or had to be very quiet in the common room. The location was good, we walked to pretty much everything we wanted to see and only took the metro once. The Guggenheim is a 15 minute walk away. The most annoying thing is the lights turn off in the bathroom all the time.
This place is good for a quick stay in Bilbao. It's located close to the bus station and in walking distance of the old town. The facilities are clean and the staff is friendly and helpful.
It's a good place to stay. Very close to the long distance bus station. and within 20 minutes walk to Guggenheim Museum. The room is clean and simple, the breakfast is great as well.
From the airport Bilbao you only need a bus (costs 1,40 Euro) and you're at the hostel. Great location, friendly people. It was the first time, that I could sleep well in a hostel :)) and the beakfast was also lovely. Tanks a lot! We meet us again, I'm sure.
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 31-40
- (1 review)
Felt weird leaving my luggage in the hallway (had a later train), usually always someone at desk but felt unsafe to me.
A great hostel! Super clean, excellent facilities (super fast wifi, yeah!) (although the kitchen does not have a stove/oven, just a toaster and microwave), friendly staff, good music. Be prepared to walk a bit to get to Casco Viejo and the museums (a nice walk, though!), or else take the metro that is right across the street! Breakfast was simple but good--toast, cereals, muffins. Thanks for a great stay!
A great hostel. Only stayed for the night didn't spend much time there but the hostel was extremely clean bathrooms and showers were great. Would definitely go back there if in bilbao for longer next time.
Great location, so easy to get there and to find everything. Breakfast was just what I needed. The staff were super helpful and went out of their way to help new when I needed it.
I enjoyed the stay at the hostel, but it felt as an anonymous environment compared to other hostels. It would be nice if you guys could organize some activities, like a sightseeing tour, beach trip or pinxtos crawl so that hostel guest can get more acquainted with each other. Moreover the breakfast was very basic and not so healthy. I would not mind to pay more for good bread, some cheese and fruits!
Small simple hostel. Clean rooms, nice staff. Good for one or two nights to stay in Bilbao.
Finally a hostel with enough showers! Apart from that: Friendly staff, a nice kitchen but the location is not that central. Good value for money, though.
Nice clean hostel. Only 12 bed dorms what is way to crowded i think. No cook facility, a big minus for a hostel. Location is fine, very close to the bus station. So: good clean hostel but not amazing
Very nice place to stay! It's new so the showers/WC and the kitchen in the common area were all clean. The breakfast was above average hostel standards and good in my opinion. Arriving is easy since it is few minutes away from the bus station and in front of the hostel you have the metro entrance, also it's next to Poza Licenciado where there is lots of small bars. The owners were sweet and helpful and I felt welcome.