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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Stayed 3 nights, 1 night in a 6 bed dorm and 2 nights in twin room with shared bathroom. The 6 bed dorm was in a room in the main building where reception and kitchen/sitting area are, they provide free lockers within the room. The room has a backdoor that leads out onto an outside seating area which could cause...

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Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Had a great stay at Pil Pil Bilbao central located to most of the places i wanted to tour and 9 minutes away from the Guggeingeim Bilbao,clean bathroom facilities ...but they should improve on the breakfast it was really basic ...

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Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Polite and helpful staff, clean rooms and bathrooms, good breakfast. I've stayed for a couple of nights. When I asked the girls at the reception if I could extend my stay (did that 2 times) they were really nice and helpful and in the end it wasn't a problem. They have a great community room where you can hang out...

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Hove, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Large dorms of 12 people. Rooms were clean. Comfortable lounge area. Very good location very close to the Termibus bus station, which was very handy for the bus to the airport and also to catch a bus to San Sebastian. Staff were friendly. Breakfast is quite basic but adequate. For the money I think it represented quite good value and...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Pil Pil hostel was average, the location is close to the bus station and metro and there's a supermarket nearby. I was a little disappointed that the hostel didn't have any activities to encourage other travelers to get to know each other nor did it offer any walking tours. The bathrooms and bedrooms were clean though, overall a basic hostel

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 October 2016

I flew late into Bilbao on my way to Sans Sebastian. I literally had to find a bed for 6 hours before I left on an early morning bus. The hostel is very close to the bus terminal ( max 5 mins walk) - which is the location you arrive from the airport and set off from to Sans Sebastian....

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Pros: Friendly Staff, Cheap, Clean. They will hold on to your luggage, but it's out in the open to everyone in the hostel. Cons: The noise rules were not enforced on the private room side of the hostel. The wifi was extremely weak from our room. The shower I was using was plugged and was not draining properly... :-(

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Thank Katie D
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Helpful and friendly staff. The room was comfortable, clean and spacious for two people (twin room). Location is pretty good in central Bilbao, near to bus station and close to tram and metro stations for easy access to the rest of Bilbao. Visit to the Guggenheim is worthwhile.

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Porto, Portugal
Reviewed 11 August 2016

We stayed for 3 night in a double room. The people were nice, but when we arrive at the room the TV was damage and during the stayed (3nights) weren't able to fix it!!! the hostel is cozy,nice and clean. during the night a bit noisy, but bearable.

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Reviewed 28 July 2016

A great location and very friendly staff. I was surprised by the main entrance door being open most of the time - anyone can walk in, and into the rooms as these were mainly unlocked as well. However, nothing happened. I also enjoyed the garden, and browsing around the little library shelf. Despite there being many people in a room,...

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We are the ONE!, We're a cozy hostel with the BEST LOCATION in BILBAO!Just a 4 minute walk from the Bus Station TERMIBUS (Airport Bus' stop) and the San Mames Train Station! Moreover, we are a 30 SECOND walk from the Metro Station San Mames, 30 SECOND walk from the Tram Stop Sabino Arana, 8 Minute walk from the Euskalduna Congress Center, 15 Minutes walk from GUGGENHEIM Museum and a 1 MINUTE walk from the SAN MAMES FOOTBALL Arena.Comfortable duvet, pillow, bed linen (Our BEDS are 10 CENTIMETERS LARGER than regular ones, Your confort is a MUST to Us) and TOWEL, and just as at HOME, SHOWER GEL and SHAMPOO is on Us. Safety Deposits are available.Every day from 7 - 11 am we serve an all you can eat massive breakfast (YUMMY Croissants included), which is way above the typical hostel standard.PIL PIL Hostel offers our guests Free Internet & WiFi and a modern Kitchen directly connected to our common area, get relaxed and enjoy our SHARING LIBRARY, where guests share guides and tips for visiting Bilbao, as well as other books.And last but definitely not least, Our STUNNING and UNIQUE URBAN PATIO. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Pil Pil Hostel

Address: Av. Sabino Arana 14, 48013 Bilbao, Spain
Region: Spain > Basque Country > Province of Vizcaya > Bilbao
Price Range: $28 - $118 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 60
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“Private rooms available”
Ispywithmylittleeye1, 10 Oct 2016 | Read review
“you can have a room with TV if you like , all ground floor rooms.”
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“All rooms are chilly and cozy so it doesn't matter which one you choose! :D”
Christina1993, 17 Nov 2013 | Read review
“I stayed at the room which has directly door to the courtyard. Very quite.”
MoscowWildkat, 8 Aug 2013 | Read review
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