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Pil Pil Hostel Reviews

Av. Sabino Arana 14, Bilbao, Basque Country, Spain

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244 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 84%Security
  • 84%Location
  • 84%Staff
  • 78%Atmosphere
  • 89%Cleanliness
  • 79%Facilities

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There are few places in the common room. The terrace is wonderful.

  • 12th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Spain
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Pil Pil is a very good, clean hostel with great showers and a generous breakfast. The bed was pretty comfortable and the vibe was friendly and relaxed. The hostel is in a convenient location for the bus station. It's about a 20 minute walk to the Guggenheim, and a bit further to the old town, although there are a tram stop and metro station right outside to take you where you need to go. You can also hire a bike from the hostel. Overall it's a very good base from which to explore Bilbao.


We really liked this Hostel. Nice and cosy :-) only those wristband we had to wear were a bit annoying...


Although booked a 6 persons room there were sleeping 7 persons (enough space though but we booked a 6 persons room). The shower could have an technical update since on side of it is without a shower curtain you flood the shower room while showering. The motion sensor in the men's bathroom could be adjusted since light turns off while brushing teeth and you have to walk to the entrance of bathroom to have light again. To sum up the stay was ok and the cleanliness and value for money are good.


A well designed hostel at a reasonable price. A short walk from the bus station, and 15/20 minutes from the Guggenheim. Friendly, helpful staff, secure lockers and a good set up. Easy to meet fellow travellers. I will be returning. Thanks for the hospitality!


A wonderful Hostel in Bilbao!!!

  • 3rd Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Right next to a metro station, though the city is small and easily walkable. No really kitchen, just a slow cooker and a microwave, but there is free tea and coffee.


Good location, walking distance to everything. I appreciated the thee & coffee available anytime and soap in the shower. Noisy due to the common room in the middle of everything


Great spot next to the bus station, very helpful staff ..breakfast


I love the location, which is close to Termibus (bus station). There's a tram stop right in front of the hostel and I can easily take the tram to Guggenheim, the Renfe train station, the old town and Atxuri train station (for Euskotren services to Gernika). The hostel itself is bright and cheerful, with a cosy dining room and a spacious courtyard at the back. Staffs and fellow roommates are friendly. If I return to Bilbao I will stay here again.


Basic hostel facilities. Locker too small for backpacks, but plenty big enough for valuables. Handicap accessible. No oven, and very limited refrigerator space for the number of people that can stay there. If cooking meals is important to you, plan to make microwave food.


The Pil Pil hostel is great. Staff are very friendly people. The place is clean and the beds are confortable


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.

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