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All Iron Hostel
2 out of 5
Calle Jose Maria Ugarteburu 2, Bilbao, Vizcaya
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The price is $18 per night from Nov 29 to Nov 30
0.74 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (34 reviews)

"Clean and nice place. I did not like the man sleeping in the room with us"…"

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2019

All Iron Hostel
Guitar Hostel
2 out of 5
Calle Fernandez del Campo 6, Bilbao, Bilbao
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0.07 mi from city center
4.2/5Excellent! (14 reviews)

"Often time when travelling unpredictable things happen. We arrived in Bilbao after 11 which in turn left us with nowhere to sleep as they do not accept check-ins later. This was pretty upsetting after an already tumultuous day. I would never book for somewhere again that won’t be able to check us ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 2, 2019

Guitar Hostel
Botxo Gallery - Hostel
2 out of 5
Avenida de las Universidades, 5, Bilbao, Vizcaya
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0.68 mi from city center
3/5 (63 reviews)
Very Broken Down

"Most of the lockers were broken and you could not truly secure your belongings while you were out. The beds were not comfortable and the very limited electric receptacles were inconveniently located and ususlly being used; several of the secure charging lockers were out of order. The location is ..."…"

Reviewed on May 31, 2019

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Hotel Bilbao Plaza
2 out of 5
Paseo Campo Volantin 1, Bilbao, Pais Vasco
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The price is $52 per night from Dec 2 to Dec 3
0.26 mi from city center
4.4/5Wonderful! (473 reviews)
Good Hotel and Lovely Stuff

"The hotel is clean and well organized..The stuff are helpful and nice. The place is so close to all the main attractions My concern is they only put one pillow on the bed so make sure to request more if you prefer to sleep with more than one."…"

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2020

Hotel Bilbao Plaza
Basque Boutique
2 out of 5
Calle De La Torre, 2 1, Bilbao, Vizcaya
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The price is $42 per night from Nov 29 to Nov 30
0.28 mi from city center
4.2/5Excellent! (131 reviews)
Great quirky hotel in the heart of the old town

"Great quirky hotel. All rooms featured something about Basque culture. My room featured music with a double base forming part of the clothes rail and a mini piano we used as a table. The staff were attentive and answered all our questions in a friendly manner. The hotel was clean and well presented ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2019

Basque Boutique
Apartamentos Turisticos Atxuri
2 out of 5
Av de Miraflores 17, Bilbao, Vizcaya
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The price is $63 per night from Dec 28 to Dec 29
0.85 mi from city center
3.8/5Good! (225 reviews)

"Apart-hotel. Location was not bad, but a bit farther from the restaurants and shopping and museums than I would have liked. Still walking distance, but through a rough section of town. The building was clean, but the apartment was showing its age. All of the furniture was IKEA type and old, not the ..."…"

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2019

Apartamentos Turisticos Atxuri
NH Bilbao Deusto
3 out of 5
Francisco Macia 9, Bilbao, Vizcaya
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The price is $59 per night from Dec 7 to Dec 8
0.99 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (192 reviews)

"Room was small and basic, but clean and comfortable. There are no ironing boards in the hotel. Friendly and helpful staff."…"

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2019

NH Bilbao Deusto
Hotel Ercilla Lopez de Haro
5 out of 5
Obispo Orueta 2, Bilbao, Vizcaya
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The price is $85 per night from Dec 28 to Dec 29
0.29 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (558 reviews)

"Great hotel, near everything and excellent staff."…"

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2020

Hotel Ercilla Lopez de Haro
Bilbao City Center by abba Suites
3.5 out of 5
Calle Huertas de la Villa 15, Bilbao, Bilbao
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The price is $81 per night from Nov 28 to Nov 29
0.43 mi from city center
4.8/5Exceptional! (19 reviews)

"The spacious and comfortable apartment, the tremendously helpful and friendly staff and the central location, ideal for the Old City and the Gugenheim."…"

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2020

Bilbao City Center by abba Suites
Hotel Silken Indautxu Bilbao
4 out of 5
Plaza Bombero Etxaniz S/n, Bilbao, Vizcaya
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The price is $56 per night from Dec 4 to Dec 5
0.66 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (773 reviews)

"Liked the lobby, the large bathroom and the balcony"…"

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2020

Hotel Silken Indautxu Bilbao
Hotel Tayko Bilbao
4 out of 5
Erribera Kalea 13, Bilbao
The price is $92 per night from Dec 4 to Dec 5
0.23 mi from city center
4.7/5Exceptional! (327 reviews)

"Well located hotel with character in an historic building. Staff were excellent and very hospitable and positive. The exterior balcony room I had was not very large but it was well designed and overall the hotel is good value for money."…"

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2020

Hotel Tayko Bilbao
Mercure Bilbao Jardines De Albia
4 out of 5
San Vincente 6, Bilbao, Vizcaya
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The price is $69 per night from Dec 9 to Dec 10
0.2 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (987 reviews)

"Walking distance to town. Clean hotel and good quality furnishings as you would expect from an Accor hotel. Helpful staff."…"

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2020

Mercure Bilbao Jardines De Albia
Sercotel Arenal Bilbao
3 out of 5
Calle Fueros, 2, Bilbao, Vizcaya
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The price is $47 per night from Nov 29 to Nov 30
0.21 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (91 reviews)
Good location and nice room

"The hotel is situated perfectly.close to old quarter and there is a taxi stand just across the street. It is in easy walking distance along the river to Guggenheim museum"…"

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2020

Sercotel Arenal Bilbao
Hotel Sercotel Coliseo
4 out of 5
Calle Alameda De Urquijo 13, Bilbao, Vizcaya
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The price is $57 per night from Nov 28 to Nov 29
0.2 mi from city center
4.4/5Wonderful! (974 reviews)

"Location and restaurant staff. Very helpfull and kind"…"

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2020

Hotel Sercotel Coliseo
Hotel Carlton
5 out of 5
Plaza Federico Moyua 2, Bilbao, Vizcaya
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0.4 mi from city center
4.4/5Wonderful! (985 reviews)

"Property is really nice and very well located able to walk to all mayor attractions"…"

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2020

Hotel Carlton
Sercotel Ayala Bilbao
4 out of 5
Canciller Ayala, Bilbao
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The price is $53 per night from Nov 28 to Nov 29
0.14 mi from city center
5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
fantástico

"Muy bien nos gustó el hotel su ubicación"…"

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2020

Sercotel Ayala Bilbao
Hotel Gran Bilbao
4 out of 5
Indalecio Prieto Hiribidea, 1, Bilbao, Vizcaya
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The price is $63 per night from Dec 4 to Dec 5
0.95 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (682 reviews)

"Great staff, very welcoming. Great size rooms and huge bed"…"

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2020

Hotel Gran Bilbao
Casual Bilbao Gurea
2 out of 5
C/ Bidebarrieta 14 3º, Bilbao, Vizcaya
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The price is $46 per night from Nov 28 to Nov 29
0.27 mi from city center
4.2/5Very Good! (286 reviews)

"The property is in an excellent position in Bilbao Very central in old town The staff were excellent so helpful Would definitely stay there again"…"

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2020

Casual Bilbao Gurea
Hotel Ercilla de Bilbao, Autograph Collection
4 out of 5
Ercilla 37, Bilbao, Vizcaya
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The price is $91 per night from Dec 4 to Dec 5
0.64 mi from city center
4/5Very Good! (575 reviews)

"Very central and easy to locate. Room excellent and well equipped"…"

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2019

Hotel Ercilla de Bilbao, Autograph Collection
NYX Hotel Bilbao by Leonardo Hotels
3.5 out of 5
Areatza Kalea 4, Bilbao
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The price is $61 per night from Dec 8 to Dec 9
0.2 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (193 reviews)
nice stay

"Very clean and conveniently to both the old and new parts of Bilbao"…"

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2020

NYX Hotel Bilbao by Leonardo Hotels
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Where to stay in Bilbao

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Visiting Bilbao

History buffs will enjoy exploring Bilbao, and visitors give high marks for the fascinating museums, abundant cafés, and lively bar scene. Tourists who journey to this walkable city can discover its art, shopping, and restaurants. Top sights in the city include Santiago Cathedral, Zubizuri Bridge, and Plaza Moyua.

  • There are 250 hotels and other accommodations in Bilbao
  • The closest major airport is in Bilbao (BIO), 3.2 mi (5.2 km) from the city center
  • The next closest is in Vitoria (VIT), 27.9 mi (44.9 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in Bilbao

Known for its museums, art, and theaters, the city's cultural venues include Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Bilbao Fine Arts Museum, and Arriaga Theater. The city is notable for its historic sites and landmarks like Santiago Cathedral, Zubizuri Bridge, and Plaza Moyua. The city's natural beauty is on display at Monte Artxanda, Estuary of Bilbao, and Sopelana Beach.

In Bilbao, you'll be able to select from 250 hotels and other lodging options so you'll have a variety of choices for a perfect holiday retreat. Here you'll find top ranked ones based on our user reviews:

  • Cosmov Bilbao Hotel** - Guests who stay at this 2-star hotel in Abando can enjoy access to parking and concierge services, along with free WiFi. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its convenient parking and central location.
  • Agroturismo Ibarrondo Etxea - Our customers like the breakfast and quiet location at this country house. This 3-star country house features free WiFi, free parking, and a terrace.
  • Gran Hotel Domine Bilbao - This 5-star hotel in Abando features a restaurant, free WiFi, and a health club. Expedia customers like its bar and comfortable, quiet rooms.

Other favorite sights in Bilbao include San Mames Stadium, Bilbao Exhibition Centre, and Vizcaya Bridge.

Getting Around Bilbao

With so many transportation options, exploring Bilbao is easy. Walk to nearby metro stations like Abando Tram Stop, Abando Station, and Arriga Tram Stop. If you want to see more of the area, ride aboard a train from Bilbao-Abando Station, Bilbao Zabalburu Station, or Bilbao Miribilla Station.

Dressing for Bilbao

  • Between January and March, you can expect the daytime average to be around 59°F and the nighttime average to be 44°F
  • From April to June, temperatures average about 69°F during the day and 48°F at night
  • July through September averages 72°F during the day and 57°F at night
  • In October-December, the average temperature is 67°F during the day and 45°F at night
  • About 1.69 inches of rain falls on Bilbao each year
  • Hottest months are usually August and July with an average temperature of 71°F, while the coldest months are February and January with an average of 45°F

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place for a stay in Bilbao?
Ibis Bilbao Barakaldo is a favorite with Expedia customers. This hotel offers a restaurant and free WiFi. Other top choices based on traveler reviews include Agroturismo Ibarrondo Etxea and Hotel Miro.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Bilbao, will I receive a refund?
Yes, the majority of hotel bookings are fully refundable if cancelled before the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which is often 24 or 48 hours before your arrival date. If you have a non-refundable reservation, you might still have the option to cancel and get a refund within 24 hours of booking. Enter dates in and click on “Search”, then use the “free cancellation” filter to review the best options available in Bilbao.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to Bilbao?
For additional details about updating your trip to Bilbao or cancelling it, head over to our customer service page.
What's the best budget-friendly hotel in Bilbao?
Based on reviews, Residencia Blas De Otero (Centro Adscrito a la REAJ) is a popular 2-star property for our travelers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and a 24-hour fitness center. Other options to stay on the cheap include Hotel Bilbao Plaza and La Estrella Ostatu.
Where is the best place to stay in Bilbao Old Town?
There are 27 hotels and other accommodations to choose from in this neighborhood, so you’re sure to find what you’re looking for as you plan your trip. Based on Expedia customer reviews, Hotel Bilbao Jardines is the highest ranked property in Bilbao Old Town. This hotel is steps from Santiago Cathedral, and offers free WiFi and a café. Other top choices in the neighborhood include Sercotel Arenal Bilbao and Casual Bilbao Serantes.
What's the best hotel for a family vacation in Bilbao?
Gran Hotel Domine Bilbao is a top 5-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features a restaurant and laundry facilities. Other options to stay with the kids include Hotel Carlton and Hotel Gran Bilbao. Attractions like Maritime Museum and Getxo Aquarium are also fun for kids of all ages.
What's the best hotel for couples in Bilbao?
Petit Palace Arana is a favorite 3-star hotel for couples, and features free WiFi and a 24-hour front desk. Other good choices for a stay with your sweetheart include Hotel Miro and Barceló Bilbao Nervión.
What's the best pet-friendly accommodation in Bilbao?
Ibis Bilbao Barakaldo is a top hotel for people traveling with their pets, and offers a restaurant and free WiFi for its human guests. Other good choices for you and your pet’s trip include Hotel Lopez de Haro and Palacio Urgoiti.
Where is the best place to stay close to Bilbao Exhibition Centre?
Hotel Puerta de Bilbao is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveler data, and this 4-star hotel offers a restaurant and an outdoor pool. It’s located just a short 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Bilbao Exhibition Centre. Another good choice is Maite Urban Dreams, located just 0.4 mi (0.7 km) away.
What about the best place to stay close to Guggenheim Museum Bilbao?
One of the top choices for your stay is Gran Hotel Domine Bilbao, located next to Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, and this 5-star hotel offers a restaurant and free WiFi. Barceló Bilbao Nervión and Hotel Carlton are two other good choices in the immediate area.
What's the best accommodation to stay near the beach in Bilbao?
Petit Palace Tamarises is a top 3-star beach hotel with free WiFi and free bike rentals, and it’s located on Ereaga. Other good options to stay near the beach include Hotel Embarcadero and Casa Rural Bekoabadene.
What are some accommodations with pools in Bilbao?
Hotel Melia Bilbao is a popular 5-star hotel featuring an outdoor pool, 2 restaurants, and free WiFi. A couple of other options with an onsite pool include Occidental Bilbao and Palacio Urgoiti.

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