Best Airbnbs in Bilbao: Cool, Quirky & Stylish Accommodation in Bilbao

Planning to visit Bilbao and looking for somewhere to stay? Don’t miss these stylish Airbnbs in Bilbao. 

Bilbao is a cool destination: not only is Bilbao itself packed with brilliant things to do, it’s the perfect jumping-off point for exploring surrounding areas such as La Rioja and the Basque Coastline. Planning your visit but not sure where to stay? Check out these cool Airbnbs in Bilbao.

Best Airbnbs in Bilbao

Airbnb is a great option for finding a unique and comfortable stay in Bilbao. Whether you’re looking for an Airbnb in Bilbao’s Deusto neighbourhood or you’d prefer to be right in the city centre, you’re sure to find some great options. Here are my top picks.

Contemporary Flat in Mirivilla with Parking 

Piso Moderno Centrico
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This chic and stylish apartment is not only a great base for you, but also your car – it offers free secure parking.

Although the apartment is on the cosy side (as most are), it’s got oodles of natural light which makes it feel more spacious. The bathroom is particularly roomy.

The host, Serafin, is efficient and friendly although there may be a bit of a language barrier during check in. A good reason to brush up on your Spanish perhaps?

All in all, this is a great two bedroom Airbnb in Bilbao.

Location: Mirivilla

A new residential area, Mirivilla is within easy walk of the Old Town yet a little quieter and more relaxing. It’s a great place to get a feel for local life in Bilbao.

Flat In The Heart of the City With Parking

In The Heart of the City With Parking
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The best part of choosing Airbnb in Bilbao is staying in a real home. Say goodbye to impersonal hotels and hello to charming flats like this one.

This gorgeous two bedroom flat has been lovingly decorated, with dashes of colour and cute artwork so you feel like you could be staying at your friend’s place.

If your friends have really good taste in interior design.

The apartment does have parking (in a garage next door), however it will cost 15 euro per day.

Superhosts Ianire and Alvaro are super responsive and friendly, with a real passion for telling visitors about their city.

Location: Casco Viejo

The apartment enjoys an amazing location being an Airbnb in Bilbao’s Casco Viejo. The Guggenheim Museum is just a short walk away, yet the neighbourhood is quiet and safe at night.

Beautiful Luxury Apartment with Free Breakfast

Contemporary Flat With Free Breakfast
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If you’re looking for a little extra space with plenty of style, then you’ve got to check out this stunning Airbnb near Bilbao’s centre.

It’s got three bedrooms, meaning it’s perfect for larger groups or families – or anyone who just likes a little more room.

It’s beautifully decorated and looks like something out of a glossy magazine. 

The owner Manu is an experienced host who puts lots of thought into how to make your stay comfortable. 

One thing to be aware of is that the area near the apartment is currently under renovation and on a busy road, so there may be some noise. 

Location: Basurtu

The apartment is just on the outskirts of the centre of Bilbao, within an easy 20 minute walk to the city centre. There’s also a bus station just a few minutes away.

Design and Elegance in Casco Viejo

Design and Elegance in Casco Viejo
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It makes sense that an Airbnb in Bilbao’s Casco Viejo would be distinctly vintage inspired – and it’s a winner for me.

This beautifully decorated apartment is full of charm and charisma. Plus, it’s perfectly located to reach the attractions of Bilbao. You’ll pay for the convenience, but it’s totally worth it.

There’s only one bedroom so it’s best for couples rather than groups, but there’s a sofa bed for an additional guest or two.

You’ll be hosted by Chris and Olga, who are passionate locals who love giving tips on what to do and see.

Location: Casco Viejo

This is an Airbnb in Bilbao Old Town, meaning the location is fabulous. You’ll be within easy walking distance of all the best that the city has to offer.

Bright and Airy Flat in Casco Viejo

Bright and Airy Flat in Casco Viejo
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Staying in the heart of Bilbao’s Old Town doesn’t mean sacrificing modern style – especially if you stay at this chic apartment.

Honestly, it’s like a home decor Instagram come to life – in a good way. It’s minimalist, yet totally charming.

The host Ana goes out of her way to ensure a great stay, providing extras like children’s toys if required. Honestly, it’s pretty hard to fault this place – if you can get it before it’s booked out.

There’s only one bedroom, although there is a fold-out couch for an extra guest, and cots can be arranged for the little ones.

Location: Casco Viejo

The apartment has a great location in Bilbao’s Old Town, which is the most beautiful part of the city. You’ll be mere minutes from the best attractions as well as gorgeous cafes, restaurants and bars.

Cool Apartment in the Old Town

Cool Apartment in the Old Town
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This gorgeous apartment is cute and colourful – just the kind of place that puts a smile on your dial when you wake up there. Think colourful wallpaper, quirky art and lots of charm.

There are two bedrooms, and the apartment itself is pretty spacious. This means its ideal for groups and families.

Everything you’d need for a great stay is right outside the apartment, including the many attractions of Old Town. Although there’s no parking, you’ll easily get around on public transport.

Alejandra, the host, is warm and welcoming – and brimming with ideas for what to see and eat.

Location: Casco Viejo

The Airbnb is near Bilbao Centre, making it a super convenient choice for enjoying the city. It’s stunningly beautiful, and you’re just a stone’s throw from the main attractions.

Bilbao Urban Apartments by Bossh Hotels 2-3 Pax

Bilbao Urban Apartments by Bossh
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Good things come in small packages with this cosy studio apartment by Bossh Hotels

It’s a studio, so it’s cosy (read: teensy tiny). Although the room has a max occupancy of 3, I’d say it’s better for a single or couple.

In a small space it squeezes a lot in, including a very chic kitchenette – hot plate and all. It’s also super stylish and modern.

You’re hosted by a company here rather than an individual host, which does mean they are experienced and professional.

Location: City Centre

The apartment is well located in the city centre, near the popular residential neighbourhoods of Indautxu and San Francisco. While things are a little more peaceful in this part of the city, you’re still an easy stroll from the highlights.

Ayala by Forever Rentals – Nice Studio in Abando with Free Wifi

Ayala by Forever Rentals
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This cosy apartment has everything you need for a great stay with Airbnb in Bilbao. It’s charming yet modern and stylish.

There are two bedrooms, meaning that up to four guests can sleep comfortably here. A sweet lounge room is a nice shared space for spending time together.

Just keep in mind things can get a bit noisy due to the central location, nearby bus stop and construction on the street.

Here you’ll be hosted by a company rather than an individual host. Forever Rentals are very experienced, so you can expect a smooth stay.

Location: Abando

Just a few minutes from Old Town, Abando is the most central neighbourhood in Bilbao. It’s central yet safe, with a good selection of restaurants, cafes and shops nearby – as well as excellent public transport links.

Airy Apartment in Abandorra

Airy Apartment in Abandorra
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Basically, this is where I’d want to live if I was a local to Bilbao (a girl can dream.) It’s oh so stylish and full of charm – just how I like it.

Exposed brick, marble countertops and hardwood floors – it’s all my interior decor dreams come to life. Plus, it’s pretty roomy for a one bedroom apartment.

Aide, the host, designed it all himself and takes great pride in welcoming guests to stay. 

There’s no car park here, but being so close to public transport and Old Town, a car would probably only be a nuisance anyway.

Location: Abandorra

Located just to the north of Abando and Old Town, this is a great place to stay in Bilbao. You’ll be within a short stroll of the highlights, yet will also get a taste for the local life as well. It’s especially convenient for the airport, being just one shuttle stop away.

Quirky Flat Close to the Metro 

Quirky Flat Close to the Metro
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Yet another great Airbnb in Bilbao is this super charming – and BIG – apartment. With three spacious bedrooms, it’s ideal if you’re looking for a little more room to move.

The layout of the apartment is super well thought out – there’s even a cute little work space if you’re stuck working on holiday. 

Even better, grab a coffee (or sparkling) and make your way out to enjoy the charming terrace.

Your host, J. Ramiro, is friendly and responsive if you need anything at all. Oh, and there’s even a car park if you need it (small/medium cars only).

It’s a bit further out from the city centre, but there are easy public transport links right into Old Town.

Location: Santutxu

This is a largely residential area, so it is about a half an hour walk (or quick bus ride) into Old Town. However, within close proximity of the apartment you’ll find great local bars as well as pretty green spaces.

Practical Tips to Consider Before Booking Your Airbnb in Bilbao, Spain 

  • Even though Casco Viejo is perhaps Bilbao’s most famous neighbourhood, Abando is actually considered the city centre. Helpfully, they’re within easy walking distance of each other.
  • Bilbao is a super walkable city, so there’s no need to bring your car if you’re planning on sticking to the city sights. Parking can be difficult downtown, so if you do have a vehicle I recommend staying a little further out.

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