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Gran Hotel Domine Bilbao
5 out of 5
Alameda de Mazarredo, 61, Bilbao, Vizcaya
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4.8/5Exceptional! (798 reviews)

"Location location location. Got a free upgrade, by far my favorite hotel in the whole world service wise. There are great restaurants within 5 minutes walking distance. Hands down best choice in Bilbao."…"

Reviewed on 22 Feb. 2020

Gran Hotel Domine Bilbao
Cosmov Bilbao Hotel**
2 out of 5
Rekalde Zumarkalea 12-14, Bilbao
The price is AU$100 per night
4.6/5Wonderful! (223 reviews)

"I enjoyed the eco-friendly shower, but also found that it wasn't really warm enough water. I loved the coffee/tea area! The rooms are a little noisy for someone who is a light sleeper from street noise, but the beds are very comfortable."…"

Reviewed on 6 Jan. 2020

Cosmov Bilbao Hotel**
NH Collection Villa de Bilbao
4 out of 5
Gran Via, 87, Bilbao, Vizcaya
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The price is AU$141 per night
4.4/5Wonderful! (561 reviews)

"Location was perfect & the staff was knowledgeable & most helpful .. will definitely return!!"…"

Reviewed on 4 Feb. 2020

NH Collection Villa de Bilbao
Hotel Bilbao Plaza
2 out of 5
Paseo Campo Volantin 1, Bilbao, Pais Vasco
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The price is AU$108 per night
4.4/5Wonderful! (457 reviews)
great stay in Bilbao

"We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. The staff were very friendly and accommodating (after a slight mixup with our reservation, the problem was quickly resolved to our satisfaction) Our room, which had a lovely view over the river and the local neighbourhood, was perfectly suited to our needs. The ..."…"

Reviewed on 5 Nov. 2019

Hotel Bilbao Plaza
Hesperia Bilbao
4 out of 5
Campo Volantin, 28, Bilbao, Vizcaya
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4.4/5Excellent! (1,144 reviews)
Great Hotel

"We had a junior suite with views over the river. It was everything we had wished for this short break. The hotel is in a really good location. The breakfast excellent and the staff were very helpful and friendly."…"

Reviewed on 1 Feb. 2020

Hesperia Bilbao
Barceló Bilbao Nervión
4 out of 5
Paseo Campo Volantin 11, Bilbao, Vizcaya
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4.3/5Excellent! (1,698 reviews)

"Stylish room with a very comfortable bed. Really happy we were able to open the windows for fresh air, a rarity in a US hotel!"…"

Reviewed on 15 Feb. 2020

Barceló Bilbao Nervión
ibis Bilbao Centro
1 out of 5
Concha Jeneralen Kalea, 28, Bilbao, Vizcaya
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The price is AU$103 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (501 reviews)
Good place and location

"Easy travelling with dogs and car parking under the hotel - good breakfast and friendly staff"…"

Reviewed on 1 Feb. 2020

ibis Bilbao Centro
Occidental Bilbao
4 out of 5
Av Zumalacarregui, 40, Bilbao, Vizcaya
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4.2/5Very Good! (323 reviews)
Awesomely!

"Simply AWESOME!!!"…"

Reviewed on 27 Dec. 2019

Occidental Bilbao
ibis Bilbao Barakaldo
1 out of 5
Retuerto, 69 Barrio De Kareaga Norte, Barakaldo, Vizcaya
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The price is AU$93 per night
4.2/5Very Good! (403 reviews)
Muy buena relación calidad-precio

"Limpio calidad precio muy bien.Esta a 10 minutos de Bilbao, las habitaciones son amplia"…"

Reviewed on 30 Dec. 2019

ibis Bilbao Barakaldo
Holiday Inn Express Bilbao
3 out of 5
Zarandoa Kalea, 5, Derio, Vizcaya
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4.2/5Very Good! (1,093 reviews)

"Proximity to Bilbao airport, and free shuttle. Restaurant next to the hotel was reasonable. Both for food and price"…"

Reviewed on 4 Mar. 2020

Holiday Inn Express Bilbao
Hotel Puerta de Bilbao
4 out of 5
Rio Castanos 2, Barakaldo, Vizcaya
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4.1/5Very Good! (764 reviews)

"Nice and modern room. Excellent AC, good Wifi. The food at the restaurant can be improved. Well located"…"

Reviewed on 20 Sep. 2019

Hotel Puerta de Bilbao
Hotel Bilbao Jardines
2 out of 5
C/ Jardines 9, Casco Viejo, Bilbao, Vizcaya
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The price is AU$98 per night
4.1/5Very Good! (308 reviews)

"Great location! Near to the best tourist sites in Bilbao."…"

Reviewed on 19 Dec. 2019

Hotel Bilbao Jardines
La Estrella Ostatu
2 out of 5
Calle Maria Muñoz nº6, Bilbao, Vizcaya
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The price is AU$83 per night
3.8/5Good! (117 reviews)

"Room was very clean and the host was excellent. A little noise late at night since you are right above the tapas bar. No air condition but there was a fan in the room."…"

Reviewed on 28 Sep. 2019

La Estrella Ostatu
Moon Hostel Bio
2 out of 5
Calle Luzarra 7, Deusto, Bilbao
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The price is AU$50 per night
3.7/5Good! (23 reviews)

"For a hostel, it was clean, well-organized, and generally exceeded expectations. The biggest drawback was the price, at 200 Euros for the night for a room with 4 bunk beds, but it was Easter Weekend and the annual Basque Festival was on in Bilbao, so there was very limited accommodation available ..."…"

Reviewed on 20 Apr. 2019

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Hotel Bilbi
2 out of 5
Calle Miribilla, 8, Bilbao, Vizcaya
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3.6/5Good! (268 reviews)
The hotel was ok

"The hotel was ok, close to the old town. The area was not so good or beautiful but for the price wasn’t too bad. The AC works great in the room. The rooms need to be updated but it was clean. The only issue was that we booked for 4 people and they gave us a room with 3 twin beds. My 8 years old kid ..."…"

Reviewed on 16 Aug. 2019

Hotel Bilbi
Residencia Blas De Otero (Centro Adscrito a la REAJ)
2 out of 5
C/ de las Cortes, 38, Bilbao, Vizcaya
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The price is AU$113 per night
3.6/5Good! (161 reviews)
Bilbao

"The room had a bad smell. It looked nothing like the photo of the room in the advertisement. The shower/tub were so small it were unsafe. The staff was friendly and helpful. For the price.. I guess it was ok."…"

Reviewed on 4 Aug. 2019

Residencia Blas De Otero (Centro Adscrito a la REAJ)
Pensión La Salve
2 out of 5
Calle Artasamina, 16, Bilbao, Vizcaya
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3.5/5Good! (69 reviews)
FALSELY ASVERTISED

"I have recently returned from a 4 night stay at this hotel. As expected the hotel was basic but it is in a great location for exploring the area. The rooms can be quite noisy depending on where the room is situated and there were stains on the bed sheets and towels. When I arrived at the hotel I ..."…"

Reviewed on 6 Oct. 2016

Pensión La Salve
Photo Zabalburu Hotel
2 out of 5
c/ Pedro Martínez Artola, 8, Plaza Zabálburu, Bilbao, Vizcaya
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The price is AU$72 per night
3.3/5 (125 reviews)

"The place is a run down old hotel located on a hill. The staff not very friendly. There is NO ELEVATOR. You have to walk up the stairs of this building with a smelly old carpet. When you get to your room, mine was on the second floor, the room smelled as if 100 people had been smoking cigarettes ..."…"

Reviewed on 18 Feb. 2020

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As you start mapping out your travel itinerary, you realize there are a lot of things to see and do on your list. You plan on visiting the many landmarks that make Bilbao unique, and know of a handful of restaurants that are dishing up meals you can’t miss out on. And you can’t forget your plans to tour the museums and art galleries. There are so many things to experience in Bilbao, so why spend your entire holiday budget on your accommodation? There are plenty of cheap hotels in Bilbao that will not only serve as a comfortable place to recharge between sightseeing, but that will provide exemplary service and welcoming amenities, too.

Instead of spending your whole bank account this trip, book cheap accommodation in Bilbao that offers everything you need. Budget hotels offer the things you’d expect from a temporary stay, such as comfortable beds, spacious rooms, televisions with extensive channel offerings, and occasionally even additional features like kitchenettes and pools. If you’re not planning on spending much time in your room, why blow your entire paycheck? Instead, spend your hard-earned money on experiences that will truly make your stay memorable, like tickets to local concerts, plays, or sporting events.

Cheap Bilbao hotels allow you to keep cash in your wallet for when you truly need it—like when you’re touring the area and come across an irresistible ice cream shop. Browse an extensive inventory of Bilbao hotel deals here on Expedia, and prepare to enjoy your holiday to the fullest.

Frequently asked questions

What is Bilbao like for travellers on a budget?
Bilbao has a variety of cheap accommodation options and places to visit, making it a budget-friendly holiday choice. In addition to its well-known attractions such as Guggenheim Museum Bilbao and Plaza Moyua, this destination is home to Dona Casilda Iturrizar Park and Monte Artxanda, which you can enjoy while spending very little.
What's the best accommodation for a budget-friendly stay in Bilbao?
Based on reviews, Holiday Inn Express Bilbao is a popular 3-star hotel for our travellers looking for an economical choice, and features free buffet breakfast and free WiFi. Other choices for your budget-friendly stay include ibis Bilbao Barakaldo and Hotel Puerta de Bilbao.
What's the weather like in Bilbao?
The hottest months are usually August and July, with an average temperature of 18°C, while the coldest months are January and February, with an average of 10°C. Average annual rainfall for Bilbao is 1016 mm.
What is there to see and do in Bilbao?
Bilbao attracts visitors with its top museums and major shopping area, and offers plenty to see and do without spending a fortune. You can budget for the top local attractions on your list, such as Guggenheim Museum Bilbao and Plaza Moyua, and then make time for other wallet-friendly activities. Check out the area’s cultural spots like Arriaga Theater and Bilborock, or hunt for bargains with some shopping at Ribera Market.
What's the best way to get around Bilbao?
The most convenient airport is in Bilbao (BIO), 3.2 mi (5.2 km) away from the city centre. However, if that doesn’t suit your budget, the next closest is 27.9 mi (44.9 km) away in Vitoria (VIT). Take advantage of metro transport at Abando Tram Stop, Abando Station and Arriga Tram Stop.

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What's the best budget-friendly accommodation in Bilbao?

Based on reviews, Hotel Carlton is a popular hotel for our travellers who want a more economical choice, and features free WiFi and a restaurant. Other good options to stay on the cheap include Hotel Bilbao Plaza and La Estrella Ostatu.

What is staying in Bilbao like?

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. In Bilbao, there are 243 hotels and other accommodation to choose from.

What's the best place to stay in Bilbao?

Cosmov Bilbao Hotel** is ranked highly by Expedia customers. This hotel is a short 5-minute walk from Bilbao Fine Arts Museum, and it offers free WiFi and parking. Reviews from our site also recommend Hotel Tayko Bilbao and Agroturismo Ibarrondo Etxea as top choices for your visit.

Bilbao Old Town is a top neighbourhood that people enjoy for its interesting historical sites. Other favourite areas in Bilbao include Las Arenas and Bilbao City Centre.

What's the best place to stay in Bilbao Old Town?

There are 27 hotels and other accommodation to choose from in this neighbourhood, 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 neighbourhood include Sercotel Arenal Bilbao and Casual Bilbao Serantes.

What are the top places to visit in Bilbao?

Known for its museums, art, and theatres, the city's cultural venues include Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Bilbao Fine Arts Museum, and Arriaga Theatre. 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.

What's 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 traveller 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.