Contemporary Room 2-heart of Bilbao

Apartment - Private room · Calle de las Cortes, Bilbao, Basque Country 48003, Spain
Douglas
Your host, Douglas
24 Reviews
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

The Space

This room in a modern tastefully renovated apartment, in the historic outskirts of Bilbao's old town, a stone's throw from the main train station Abando, in the up and coming gritty neighbourhood of San Francisco, home to the newest and hippest creative businesses and a pleasant stroll down a block or two to some of the best Restaurants in town. There are a total of three rooms and yours would be one of them. There is one more which is sometimes also rented through AirBnb.

Your room is furnished with a double bunk bed, and a desk under it. It has a charming window which opend down to the floor a creates an airy balcony effect, overlooking Cortes St, and Fleming Plaza. WiFi available in the house, a modern kitchen with all amenities including an oven for delicious meals (one of the biggest fresh produce markets in Europe is 6 minutes away!).

We are extremely experiences hosts, having received more than 200 people so far and counting, through other hosting networks, passionate about our city and interested in not only it's history and attractions, but also about it's culture and politics, we will do everything in our power to show you the best foodie spots, relaxed bars, cafès and pintxo bars in town. And one of your hosts, Douglas is a native English speaker, apart form knowing another 6 languages, and hopefully smoothing out any possible communication problems as your joint host with Antxoka, the Basque owner of the apartment.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $7 / night after the first guest
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Cancellation: Flexible

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  • Ha sido una estancia muy agradable, contamos con todos los servicios y compañeros de piso muy amigables. Douglas es un anfitrión atento y muy simpático. Nos aconsejó sobre varios sitios que visitar y bares de pintxos buenísimos. No tenemos queja.

    July 2014
  • Douglass' place was just what we needed. Cozy clean and walking distance to some of the most exciting places to see in Bilbao. Douglass was very responsive and accommodating giving me his cell number and making sure that we had everything we needed. He was also very knowledgable about what Bilbao had to offer The room was tidy and well equipped with a great balcony view of the neighborhood and is quiet at night. Sleeping in the lofted bed was also cool. Highly recommended for anyone wanting a nice place to stay on a budget.

    July 2014
  • Fortunately we stayed at Douglas home just one night but it was sufficient to get an idea of the location and the apartment. I stayed there with a friend and we were 2 girls from Italy having a round trip in Spain. The area where the apartment is located is a very problematic area of Bilbao, as some people we met in the city told us. You don't feel very safe expecially if you come back in the night. The building is fatish, old, dirty with insecure wooden stairs, with broken glasses and rubbish along the stairs (you wouldn't be surprised if you found a mouse!). The apartment is not better than the above: so untidy that you may find shoes and dresses eveywhere and in our room blankets had some blood spots. Finally, when we came back from the city trip roughly at 11 p.m. we found a party inside with many people and they made noise until early in the morning. When we got up we found the owner sleeping outside our door and we didn't feel free to have breakfast and use the toilet because we didn't want to wake him up. Not a good experience, for us not to repeat.

    January 2014
  • the apartment is very good, the kitchen is new and very clean. at the same time there isn't an elevator and the stairs to reach the apartment are in bad condition. douglas wasn't at home but he answers really quikly in the chat of this site. the flat is in a good position, near to the old part of the city, but i didn't like the neighborhood, in particular i felt uncomfortable to return home at night!

    September 2013
  • Douglas was a terrific host! Speaks seven languages so should not have any problem communicating with him. Room is friends of his who is off travelling so had place to myself.. All the keys worked, spotlessly clean, hot water and a great kitchen. Could not ask for more. Douglas invited me out for drinks so met a lot of young people ( I am pretty old) from all over the world( Poland, Israel, Iran, USA) and got some great travel tips for heading down Basque coast. I had a wonderful stay in Bilboa. Highly recommend Douglas as host.

    September 2013
  • Estuve muy cómodo durante mi estancia. el piso tiene de todo y la habitación es acogedora. los anfitriones supersimpaticos y pendiente de todo tipo de preguntas. Aparte: Bilbao es la onda!
    Go for it!

    September 2013
  • We had a number of other guests stay the same time with us (6 in total but they were all very friendly and respectable. There were two girls who asked if we wanted to join them on a night out. A gentleman who offered us plenty of advice about things to do in Bilbao. Douglas also sat down with us and gave us an overview of the town, recommendations for food and beverages and sites to see based on our own interests. He also answered all our questions and offered to be of assistance at any time via whatsapp as well. We felt a bit uncomfortable walking to the apartment the first time around but we were told that the area is quite safe and quickly became more comfortable with it. The building was quite old without an elevator but the apartment (on the 4th floor) has been recently renovated. It's clean with a high ceiling. Small bathroom but great hot water system.

    August 2013
  • The house is really nice and there is everything you could need from the living room to a well equipped kitchen and really close to the city centre. Douglas is a great host, kind and helpful. He knows how to welcome his guests and make them feel like at home. Highly recommended!

    August 2013
  • We spent a good stay at Douglas' place, the room was clean and well located. Douglas is very friendly, we had a great night with his friends too and partying in Bilbao. I obviously recommend his location, and if I have to return to Bilbao I will choose Douglas' location again for sure! Thank you for everything !

    August 2013
  • Great stay on short notice - clean, private room in the heart of Bilbao. Would definitely recommend!

    August 2013
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English, Español, Français, Italiano, Português, 日本語
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Stevenson College, University of Edinburgh, 成蹊大学 Seikei University
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I'm an independent artist, mostly painter but also a photographer and poet. I am deeply interested in history, geography, travelling and the human condition and I love to share my knowledge and views of my adopted home, Bilbao, with all manner of travellers and friends. I love travelling and love languages, I really like to get to know people and share my passions and views.
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