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Customer Travel Tips for Bilbao

81% Avg. city rating Rated by 409 customers

Activities / excursions 80%

Restaurants / eating out 84%

Shopping 76%

Chilling out / relaxing 79%

Getting around / public transport 88%

Sightseeing 84%

Culture 88%

Nightlife / partying 75%

Value for money 79%

Customer Travel Tips for Bilbao

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78% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
78% Avg. rating


11 Mar 2017

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
41+

Customer Travel Tip: None

Liked: The Gugenheim museum

Disliked: No

71% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
71% Avg. rating


03 Sep 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year City break Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Casco Viejo

Liked: Culture

Disliked: Pore people on street

100% Avg. rating
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  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
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  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
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  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
100% Avg. rating


10 Jun 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: everything

Liked: everything

Disliked: nothing

51% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 40%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 20%
  • Value for money - 40%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
51% Avg. rating


03 Jun 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Reconsider, I only went as I was passing through on my motorbike. If you plan on going for a weekend, I would go elsewhere.

Liked: Not much. Didn't think it was any things worth going for.

Disliked: Yes.

87% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 100%
87% Avg. rating


11 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Next to the shopping street there are really good restaurants where you can eat something for a fair price d

Liked: Culture

Disliked: Not really

56% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 40%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 40%
56% Avg. rating


30 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: 2 nights is more than enough time to check the city out. Any longer than that and you will get bored out of your mind.

Liked: Some good bars and food.

Disliked: Not much to do there apart from the Guggenheim museum. Nice town, with a lot of charm and character but there isn´t much to do apart from drink and eat.

78% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 60%
78% Avg. rating


27 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Business / conference

Customer Travel Tip: Make sure you're there during the festival.

Liked: The festival.

Disliked: It is a bit pricey.

67% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 20%
  • Shopping - 80%
67% Avg. rating


24 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Prepare to hangout during summer only and also make sure u carry your swimming costumes and if possibel food items so taht u can cook in the kitchens!

Liked: The Football stadium is located at the perfect location. The cable car carrying people up and down is very good.

Disliked: Very expensive food and drinks.

91% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
91% Avg. rating


14 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing City break Events / festivals Partying / nightlife Romantic getaway Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: You will really enjoy it. Must dos are the Guggenheim, the funicular for panoramic city views and a trip to San Sebastián. If in doubt, ask the tourist information situated just outside the central Abondo station. It's a modern efficient service with knowledgeable and friendly staff

Liked: Friendly people, lots going on, different atmospheres in the various barrios

Disliked: A little expensive at times

96% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
96% Avg. rating


13 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Events / festivals Partying / nightlife

Customer Travel Tip: Book ahead. Was quite tricky to get a room just turning up on the night.

Liked: The food, pintxos, the beer and the cheer.

Disliked: Nah

76% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
76% Avg. rating


13 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: 48 hours will do ya.

Liked: I loved the random things we would stumble upon: wine fairs along the river. We also loved the craziness of the Guggenheim.

Disliked: It's very spread out and there aren't a lot of cheap hostel options in the center.

80% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
80% Avg. rating


13 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: visit the Guggenheim

Liked: Friendly small city. Loved the Guggenheim

Disliked: Too quiet

64% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 40%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 80%
64% Avg. rating


12 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Events / festivals

Customer Travel Tip: Get out of the city and take a day trip to Santander. It's only an hour or so by coach.

Liked: BBK festival

Disliked: Not a great deal to do there!

96% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
96% Avg. rating


11 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing City break Romantic getaway Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: When seeing the Guggenheim, please note that you should be prepared that the second floor is filled with Mr Koons' self aggrandising, pretentious work and may not take you as long to see as you'd think. The beach at Bidezabal is 30 minutes north, really nice, not too busy and good for a tan.

Liked: 'Tis nice

Disliked: X

76% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 60%
76% Avg. rating


07 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: A couple of days is enough to visit this town

Liked: Guggenheim

Disliked: No

100% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
100% Avg. rating


02 Jul 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Use the metro to the best advantage, eat at as many pintxos bars as possible and don't be afraid to try food if you don't know what it is!

Liked: Amazing food and wine (pintxos bars!), really easy to use public transport especially the metro, people are very friendly and helpful.

Disliked: Weather was actually slightly cooler than expected for Spain in July -- I had to buy a cardigan!

93% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 100%
93% Avg. rating


19 Jun 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: It is a good city to walk around but also good to get out to the beach for a while

Liked: The Guggenheim, the beaches, shopping, walking by the river and the general atmosphere

Disliked: No, can't think of anything

82% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 100%
82% Avg. rating


11 Jun 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Take a raincoat..... (I'm sure we just got unlucky though)!

Liked: Interesting and quirky city with loads to see and friendly people.

Disliked: The rain :(

91% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
91% Avg. rating


11 Jun 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
City break Family Holiday Visiting friends or family

Customer Travel Tip: If you're in Basqueland, don't miss Bilbao!

Liked: Loved Guggenheim Museum, the old town and Portugalete.

Disliked: No!

80% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
80% Avg. rating


18 Apr 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Events / festivals

Customer Travel Tip: Just come to chill out for a bit. A short train ride away you will find Larrabasterra which has a nice beach

Liked: Small quiet town, fells relaxed, its easy to get around and the old town is fantastic.

Disliked: Maybe a bit to quiet for party animals, but I really enjoyed that bit as well

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81% Avg. city rating Rated by 409 customers

Activities / excursions 80%

Restaurants / eating out 84%

Shopping 76%

Chilling out / relaxing 79%

Getting around / public transport 88%

Sightseeing 84%

Culture 88%

Nightlife / partying 75%

Value for money 79%

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