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.
We are pretty easy going in our house. But some basics we like to lay out for clarity and best ease of sharing our space. So, in this spirit we prefer to take out shoes off when in the house, and also, because there is only one bathroom, we try to keep it tidy and clean, most importantly we try to keep the floor dry especially at night, when if we wouldn't do so it would get messy fast! We don't smoke, but have a comfortable balcony in which guests are welcome to do so. I think that is all of note I can add to the basic common sense ways we all have of getting along. And we appreciate our guests' understanding. Finally thanks for checking this section out : )
Hemos pasado unos días estupendos en Bilbao. La ciudad es muy bonita, muy tranquila pero a la vez muy activa. Nuestro anfitrión fue muy cordial y atento con nuestro recibimiento. El piso está muy bien, muy bien situado y es muy tranquilo. El edificio es una cosa a parte, pero nos hemos sentido como en casa.
It was again very nice with Douglas and I highly recommend this appartement!
A very good guy who gave us good recommandations about Bilbao, nice flat very clean so I recommand him without hesitation :) see you
Anchoka (I hope I spelt that right!) was a great host within the apartment - helping me navigate the local area as well as touring me around the local festival while I was there. Very generous and kind!
Given the neighbourhood - just make sure you stick to the central routes at all times - some side streets left me a bit nervous.
Our Host wasn't at home when we arrived at the apartment. But most of the things were arranged in our email conversation. We didn't meet him during our whole stay in Bilbao, well it was just one day, but we would have welcomed it.
Accueil très sympathique de Douglas qui avait à cœur de nous faire découvrir sa ville (bonnes adresses de restaurants, bars, monuments). Le logement loué était conforme aux photos et propre. Douglas sait recevoir.
This room was perfect for our stay in Bilbao - really central, great apartment with a great sized room. Douglas was great to deal with - really good communication - answered all of our questions. Thanks for a great stay Douglas e ate o proximo!
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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.