A good hostel for students, solo travellers, backpackers, and groups.
Dorm Bed: $19.90
Bilbao Akelarre Hostel has been around since 2009. It has a total of 38 beds that are split between four, six, and twelve bed dorms. The hostel is a convenient place for students and school groups because it is close to the city's universities including Universidad de Deusto, Universidad del Pai Vasco, and Universidad de Sarriko. It's also about a twenty minute walk from the Guggenheim and is ten minutes from New Bilbao, which is where you'll find Euskalduna Palace, Iberdrola's Tower, Calatrava's Bridge, and more.
The hostel provides breakfast between 8am and 10:30 am, which includes cereal, bread, croissants, muffins, chocolate, coffee, and tea. It's also possible to take the breakfast to go if you're planning to head out early to explore the city.
This is a nice hostel that is clean and comfortable. It's a little removed from the city center, but it's easy to use public transportation to get anywhere you'd like to go. The staff is also helpful and friendly, and they can make all kinds of recommendations of things to do around town.
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