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Albergue Bide Ona
2 out of 5
Julio Gutierrez Lumbreras Kalea, 10, Portugalete, Vizcaya
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0.18 mi from city center
4/5Very Good! (6 reviews)
Great hostel

"Great hostel! 100% would recommend. Welcoming owners. Decent facilities for pilgrims, relatively quiet area."…"

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2019

Albergue Bide Ona
Guitar Hostel
2 out of 5
Calle Fernandez del Campo 6, Bilbao, Bilbao
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6.17 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
Hotel Kaia
Zierbena, Basque Country
The price is $109 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 6
3.85 mi from city center
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ibis Bilbao Barakaldo
1 out of 5
Retuerto, 69 Barrio De Kareaga Norte, Barakaldo, Vizcaya
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The price is $55 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7
1.97 mi from city center
4.2/5Very Good! (419 reviews)
Pleasantstay

"It’s clean and comfortable and well placed being 10 mins away from the ferry port - staff are fine and a shopping mall nearby if you have a couple of hours to fill . Stayed here several times"…"

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2020

ibis Bilbao Barakaldo
  Hotel Ibaigune
1 out of 5
Barrio Larrabe, 48, Murueta, Bizkaia
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16.87 mi from city center
3.2/5 (20 reviews)

"Un sitio acogedor con unas vistas preciosas. Por ello, vale la pena visitarlo. Debo agradecer las recomendaciones que nos dieron porque gracias a ello cenamos genial. Amables y con ganas que sus huespedes se encuentren a gusto."…"

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2020

Hotel Ibaigune
PORTU STYLE apartment by Aston Rentals
4 out of 5
Plaza Mestro Mateo Hernandez 3, Portugalete
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0.28 mi from city center
PORTU STYLE apartment by Aston Rentals
Hotel Bilbao Plaza
2 out of 5
Paseo Campo Volantin 1, Bilbao, Pais Vasco
The price is $53 per night from Dec 22 to Dec 23
6.1 mi from city center
4.4/5Wonderful! (474 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
Hotel Artaza
2 out of 5
Avenida Los Chopos, 12, Getxo
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The price is $49 per night from Dec 8 to Dec 9
1.71 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (9 reviews)

"Old, not well maintained, looks like the hotel from the shining, staff rude and not welcoming"…"

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2019

Hotel Artaza
Apartamentos Metro Pasarela
3 out of 5
Abatxolo 21, Portugalete, Vizcaya Province
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0.14 mi from city center
1/5 (1 review)
Shabby looking cold basement

"The place was a shabby looking basement with no windows. It was freezing cold and I couldn’t get the heating to work. Also I got a strange message in the link from Hotels.com about having to pay for electricity (I wasn’t told about that when I booked the place and I don’t think that is quite OK). ..."…"

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2019

Apartamentos Metro Pasarela
Hotel Tayko Bilbao
4 out of 5
Erribera Kalea 13, Bilbao
The price is $92 per night from Dec 20 to Dec 21
6.28 mi from city center
4.7/5Exceptional! (328 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 $70 per night from Dec 9 to Dec 10
5.95 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
Hotel Ercilla de Bilbao, Autograph Collection
4 out of 5
Ercilla 37, Bilbao, Vizcaya
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The price is $86 per night from Jan 1 to Jan 2
5.64 mi from city center
4/5Very Good! (576 reviews)

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

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2019

Hotel Ercilla de Bilbao, Autograph Collection
Hotel Carlton
5 out of 5
Plaza Federico Moyua 2, Bilbao, Vizcaya
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5.75 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
Hotel Gran Bilbao
4 out of 5
Indalecio Prieto Hiribidea, 1, Bilbao, Vizcaya
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The price is $61 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 6
6.95 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (683 reviews)

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

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2020

Hotel Gran Bilbao
NYX Hotel Bilbao by Leonardo Hotels
3.5 out of 5
Areatza Kalea 4, Bilbao
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The price is $63 per night from Dec 10 to Dec 11
6.3 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (194 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
Hotel ILUNION Bilbao
3 out of 5
Calle Rodriguez Arias 66, Bilbao, Vizcaya
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The price is $50 per night from Dec 19 to Dec 20
5.32 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (505 reviews)

"Great Hotel in a very quiet place. Rooms are comfortable. You may expect higher quality rooms but are ok Guggenheim is about 10 mins by walk through a nice park. A little walk will lead you to the old part of the city."…"

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2020

Hotel ILUNION Bilbao
Hotel Puerta de Bilbao
4 out of 5
Rio Castanos 2, Barakaldo, Vizcaya
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The price is $68 per night from Dec 20 to Dec 21
2.36 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (789 reviews)
great for a quick stopover

"We didn’t really get to see a lot of the Bilbao as it was an overnight stay prior to getting on the ferry, however was in a good location with friendly staff and the pool was a hit With the kids! Also has underground parking which was great!"…"

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2020

Hotel Puerta de Bilbao
NH Bilbao Deusto
3 out of 5
Francisco Macia 9, Bilbao, Vizcaya
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The price is $54 per night from Jan 1 to Jan 2
5.11 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
Pensión Santa María
2.5 out of 5
salcedo 1, Portugalete
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0.41 mi from city center
3/5 (6 reviews)

"Fabulous location, close to train,metro, buses,boats and transporter bridge."…"

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2019

Pensión Santa María
Puente Colgante Boutique Hotel
3 out of 5
Maria Diaz de Haro Kalea, 2, Portugalete, Vizcaya
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The price is $77 per night from Dec 16 to Dec 17
0.46 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (305 reviews)
Great stopover for ferry.

"Just an overnight stop before early ferry next day. Staff were friendly and our accommodation was very clean and spacious. (Love the Spanish hotels without those horrible carpets we get in uk.) Room had a view over the river, the bridge ferry and promenade. Just a 15 minute drive to ferry next morning. ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2020

Puente Colgante Boutique Hotel
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Visiting Portugalete

Visitors to Portugalete are sure to enjoy the riverfront and bars. Tourists can also enjoy so much more including its jazz scene. Top sights around the area include Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Bilbao Fine Arts Museum, and Plaza Moyua.

  • You'll find 155 Expedia hotels and other accommodations in the larger area of Bilbao
  • The closest major airport is in Bilbao (BIO), 5.9 mi (9.5 km) from the city center

Sightseeing and Staying in Portugalete

A favorite place to visit in the city is Estuary of Bilbao. In the area, you'll also find Guggenheim Museum Bilbao and Bilbao Fine Arts Museum.

Here's a top rated accommodation based on Expedia user reviews:

  • Gran Hotel Puente Colgante - With a stay at this 3-star hotel, guests can enjoy access to a restaurant and a bar, along with free WiFi. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its overall value and helpful staff.

Outside the city, popular places to visit include Plaza Moyua, 5.7 mi/9.2 km from the city center, and Zubizuri Bridge, which is 5.9 mi/9.4 km away.

Getting Around Portugalete

With so many transportation options, exploring all of Portugalete is easy. Walk to nearby metro stations like Portugalete Metro Station, Penota Station, and Abatxolo Station. To explore the surrounding area, ride one of the trains from Portugalete Station or Santurtzi Penota Station. You can cross the water on a ferry from the port.

Dressing for Portugalete

  • 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
  • Average annual rainfall for Portugalete is 1.69 inches
  • Hottest months are usually August and July with an average temperature of 71°F, while the coldest months are January and February with an average of 45°F

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place to stay in Portugalete?
Based on our traveler data, Puente Colgante Boutique Hotel is one of the top choices for your stay. This 3-star hotel offers a restaurant and free WiFi. Other good options for your visit include Apartamentos Metro Pasarela and Albergue Bide Ona.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Portugalete, will I receive a refund?
Yes, you’ll find most hotel reservations are fully refundable as long as you cancel prior to the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which is often 24 or 48 hours before your scheduled arrival. If you booked a non-refundable reservation, it may still be possible to cancel it and get a refund within a 24-hour period of your booking. Add your dates and click on “Search”, then filter by “free cancellation” to view the top deals on offer in Portugalete.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to Portugalete?
For more information about picking new dates or cancelling your trip to Portugalete, head over to our customer service page.
What's the best place to stay on a budget in Portugalete?
Based on reviews, Puente Colgante Boutique Hotel is a popular 3-star hotel for our travelers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and a restaurant.
What's the best accommodation when traveling with kids to Portugalete?
Puente Colgante Boutique Hotel is a top 3-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features a restaurant and laundry facilities. Attractions in the area like Getxo Aquarium and Maritime Museum are also fun for kids of all ages.
What's the best hotel to stay near the beach in Portugalete?
Puente Colgante Boutique Hotel is a top 3-star beach hotel offering a restaurant and free WiFi, located within a short 7-minute walk of Playa de las Arenas.
What are some hotels with pools in Portugalete?
Hotel Melia Bilbao: 5-star hotel, 9-minute walk from Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. Offers 2 restaurants, an outdoor pool, and a sauna.

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