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Hotel Bilbi
Ranked #36 of 42 Hotels in Bilbao
Germany
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 18 February 2012

The hotel is in a weird neighborhood (with a lot of ladies of the night). The rooms are ok, the staff is helpful. Aircon, hairdryer (which didn't blow hot air). Were woken up a few times during the night (you can hear everything through the thin walls). All in all: if you need a place just to come back late and sleep - good choice.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2012

Very nice and clean place to stay. The reception is really good.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with friends
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Madrid, Spain
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2011

Very comfortable mattress, new bathroom. Simple but comfortable. The corridors have no decoration at all, unless the owners were looking for the "unfinished warehouse" style (you get used to it). Street view rooms are warmer, even though all of them have central heating / aircon. I stayed 4-5th november 2011, in single and double rooms.
The price in low season (29€ single, 39€ double / bed only) it's even better than in the "pensiones" as in Bilbi Hotel you have private bathroom.
The red light district? You won't see it unless you want to stroll around. From "Casco Viejo" (old city) to the hotel it takes a 5 minute walk crossing a bridge. You will meet a restaurant and a bar at the end of this bridge. When it doesn´t rain, people enjoys drinking outside of the bar, overlooking the "Ria".
In general, highly recommended. Low season, great price. High season, better go to "pensiones" if you are a budget traveller.
Helpful and friendly recepcionist (Lander).

Room Tip: Street view rooms, the others are darker
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2011

This is a well located, good value place to stay in Bilbao. The room was small, functional and clean; a few minutes from the old town and about 15-20 mins walk to the Guggenheim. The staff were polite and friendly, and spoke good English. If you want a simple room for the night that does not cost the earth, this is a decent option.

Room Tip: A top floor room is less noisy
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled solo
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ghent
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2011

We stayed 2 days in hotel Bilbi during a holiday that took us along the Basque Country coast. We were a little scared because of some comments here, and Google Maps took a through the "red light district". For Bilbao people it is the 5th parish or the San Fransisco quarter. Since I was walking there with my wife, the "working girls" stayed where they were. Don't bother site seeing there, I can assure you, there is no eye-candy over there.

The hotel was all we needed. A clean room, close to the old town, close to the tramway. The room seemed to be redecorated not long ago, no complains there. Bathroom was clean with daily fresh towels. Just the design of the halway on our floor was rather strange with the lighting on the floor and the very, very dark walls. I hope they didn't pay the interior designer too much for that.

Reception staff was friendly and spoke basic English, they were very happy that my wife speaks Spanish. There's free WiFi in the rooms, password at the reception, although connection dropped sometimes. There is also a computer available at the entrance of the hotel for use by the hotelguests.

We didn't have breakfast in the hotel, I don't think the hotel offers breakfast. But, since you're just a footbridge away from the old town, that's not a problem.

Would I go back? Probably not. Not because it's a bad hotel, but just because you have Pensions at even better locations that offer hotel services at the same price.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Athens, Greece
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Reviewed 31 August 2011

The hotel is located close to old city. The people were really friendly and the room was clean, comfortable with a really cool and nice design. It was really quiet and the services fantastic. We loved it and we recomend everybody to prefer Bilbi for nice holidays!

Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2011

Firstly, we arrived by bus and caught the tram to Ribera. We then turned left and walked up to the pedestrian bridge over the river but that took us through a slightly seedy area. We recommend you turn right and walk over that car/pedestrian bridge, it's a much safer feeling walk and about the same distance (although you avoid stairs going this way which is helpful when you're lugging suitcases!)

The hotel does have a slightly seedy feel to it fluoro blue-ish lights, room numbers written on the doors in permanent marker, and a creepy red light next to the door which turns on when you've got electricity on in the room) but we were on a tight budget and it did the job.

Room, linen and bathroom were all clean (bathroom not too long ago renovated by the looks of it). Small room (our twin beds were practically touching).

Did have a top taken when housecleaning came and then no one at reception spoke English that night or the next morning when we checked out so we couldn't notify them. The man at reception who spoke English when we checked in though was very lovely, gave us a map and showed us how to get everywhere.

  • Stayed July 2011
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Property: Hotel Bilbi
Address: C/ Miribilla, 8 | Bizkaia, 48003 Bilbao, Spain
Region: Spain > Basque Country > Province of Vizcaya > Bilbao > Bilbo Zaharra
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Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Ranked #36 of 42 Hotels in Bilbao
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Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Bilbi 2*
Number of rooms: 48
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