We have 17 rooms, decorated with nice and relaxing colors to make your stay more pleasant, and with television, telephone and wifi for free. The bathrooms, with shower, wc, and lavatory, are decorated in blue and white with classical edgings.
Bizkaia offers us spectacular views, whether by sea, by land or by air. From Muskiz to Ondarroa, the Biscayan coast shows us an abrupt landscape making it an idyllic setting to enjoy a sunset at the end of the day. Its 28 beaches and its cliffs are of such beauty that they did not go unnoticed by the producers of Games of Thrones who did not hesitate to use them.
In the middle of this coast we find San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, between Bakio and Bermeo, which is linked to the land by a stone bridge and 231 steps. The entire area is a protected biotope. Its beauty has made it one of the most popular tourist attractions and for this reason, the Provincial Council of Bizkaia has taken some measures to regulate its visits. Anyone who plans to go to visit this enclave should visit the website www.bizkaia.eus to get the ticket to go up to the Hermitage.
Near our hostel From our hostel you can make a lot of beautiful excursions. Below we will mention some of them that, without a doubt, must be part of your route:
Urdaibai Declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO, Urdaibai is a unique space for the variety of ecosystems present, the large number of migratory birds that can be observed and its rich landscape. Here we can find spectacular beaches such as those of Laga or Laida, villages with great charm such as Elantxobe, Mundaka or Bermeo and towns with history such as Gernika, where a visit to the meeting house and the tree is essential.
The capital: Bilbao Surrounded by green mountains, the Biscayan capital is a worldwide example of urban transformation. Among its many attractions are buildings such as the Guggenheim Museum, Azkuna Zentroa or the Euskalduna Palace; the Abandoibarra promenade along the estuary, its many bridges or the old town of Bilbao. When we visit Bilbao we cannot forget to enjoy its gastronomy and the exquisite pintxos offered by the various establishments throughout the Villa.
Bizkaia Bridge The Bizkaia Bridge, popularly known as ‘Puente Colgante’ is a spectacular infrastructure that connects the towns of Portugalete and Getxo. It is an authentic architectural genius created by Alberto de Palacio more than 125 years ago. It is the only monument in the Basque Country included in the UNESCO World Heritage list. From its upper walkway, which can be traveled on foot, we can contemplate the impressive views of the mouth of the estuary and the mountains that surround its two banks.
Lekeitio This fishing village makes anyone who visits it fall in love. Also, if the tide is low, we can visit the island. The walk to the Karraspio beach or to the Santa Catalina Lighthouse are highly recommended.
Natural parks Upon entering the interior areas of the Biscayan territory, we find a beautiful mountainous landscape and deep valleys. Natural parks such as Urkiola in Duranguesado, Armañón in Encartaciones or Gorbea, shared by Álava and Bizkaia, offer numerous routes and trails for lovers of mountain sports.
LEISURE We leave you some websites where you will find a wide range of leisure to enjoy during your stay:
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Conditions of cancelation:
If you cancel your reservation, the charges will be:
10 days before your arriving date: 10% of one night stay.
Betwen 7 & 6 days before: 25% of one night stay
Betwen 5 & 4 days before: 50% of one night stay.
Less than 3 days: 100% of one night stay.
Our reception is located in front of the hostel, at the GarbiGarbi laundry. The opening times are from 10.00 to 13.00h. and from 18.00 to 20.00h.(closed Sunday afternoons). If you arrive out of this times, you can make an automatic check in with a code we will give you with your reservation.
AUTOMATIC RECEPTION Automatic reception for 24hours with a credit card payment system and for arrivals out of reception opening times with a code given by the reception. Watch the video:
It is near all you can visit and all services in Gernika, so you don’t need the car. Around our stablissement you can find shops, bancs, medical center, pharmacy…. At five minutes walking you will find all the monuments, museums and so on to see.
We have the train and bus station at 50 meters , where you will find transportation to all the touristic places near Gernika.
Every 15 minutes , more or less, you have a bus going to Bilbao, every half an hour, a conection with Bermeo or Mundaka to visit our natural reserve called Urdaibai.
Who we are
Akelarre Ostatua ia a 2 stars ‘pension’ who is situated in the town hall of Gernika.