Instituto Hemingway Bilbao


Spanish language school with experienced teachers and many Free social activities in the centre of Bilbao


The Instituto Hemingway was founded in Bilbao in 1999 by two bilingual Spaniards who have experience in working, travelling, and living abroad.

The aim is to expose students to the Spanish language and culture through dynamic courses with free cultural activities.

Spanish School is on the beautiful riverfront in the city centre and a second away from the charming Old Town.

There is an open reception/office area, six classrooms, toilets, and a place to heat food and hot drinks.

Instituto Hemingway is a recognised Accredited Centre for teaching Spanish to foreigners by the prestigious Instituto Cervantes and is well-known by the Swedish organisation CSN, managed by Swedish educational institutions.

Why Instituto Hemingway is the best language school to learn Spanish in Bilbao

  • Experienced and qualified teachers.
  • Free leisure and cultural activities from Monday to Friday.
  • It is located in the heart of Bilbao.
  • Lively and interactive lessons.
  • Tailor-made program to suit your needs.
  • Wide variety of Spanish courses.
  • You can start the course any Monday of the year.

Most popular activities that Instituto Hemingway organises in the afternoons and evenings in Bilbao

  • Chocolate con churros.
  • Cooking tortilla Española.
  • Guernica and Museo de la Paz.
  • Paella evening.
  • Pintxos in the evening once a week.
  • Playing snooker or table football.
  • Visiting the Guggenheim museum.
  • Visiting the Plaza de Toros.
  • Walking along the beach.
  • Watching a Spanish film.
  • Wine tasting.


SchoolInstituto Hemingway Bilbao
AddressC/ Bailén 5, 2D
Phone (emergencies)+3464704064
Street viewGoogle Street View


Student Lounge Student Lounge
Kitchen Kitchen
Free Wifi Free Wifi


Total students capacity65
Number of classrooms6
Age minimum16
Authorised exam centre forCCSEDELESIELE
AccreditationsCSN SweenInstituto CervantesOfficial Exam Centre for SIELE
Last day for 2024 bookings with 2023 prices28/Dic
Year 2023
Holidays (country)01/Jan, 06/Jan, 07/Apr, 01/May, 15/8, 12/Oct, 1/Nov, 08/Dic, 25/Dic

Statistics on ages

Low Season

Students total average46
Students per classroom maximum10
Students per classroom average5

High Season

Students total average33
Students per classroom maximum10
Students per classroom average8

Statistics on nationalities

Whole Year

Total nationalities20



Year 2023
Enrolment fee60 ≈ 0


Homestay accommodation in Bilbao

Homestay accommodation in Bilbao

Live the experience of full immersion living with a Spanish host family in Bilbao

Shared apartment in Bilbao

Shared apartment in Bilbao

Student Shared apartments in Bilbao is the best option for students seeking independent living with other international students

Residence Blas de Otero

Residence Blas de Otero

Modern and spacious student residence at 6 minutes walk from the school and in the center of Bilbao


#LanguageCourseWeeksLessons WeekAge MinimumProfilesLevelsRelated ExamsPrice Week from (EUR)Price Week from ()
1ESGeneral Spanish Course 20 lessons The most popular general spanish course intensive 20 lessons per week in Bilbao, Spain {513}1-50 2016Adults 16+General SpanishA1A2B1B2C1C2130≈ 0
2ESBusiness Spanish Course 20 lessonsVery popular business Spanish course 20 lessons per week in Bilbao, Spain {514}1-50 2016Adults 16+BusinessB1B2C1C2240≈ 0
3ESSpanish Course for Spanish Teachers 20 lessonsRefresher spanish course for teachers of Spanish in Bilbao, Spain {517}1-2 2018Adults 18+Teacher TrainingB2C1C2240≈ 0
4ESOne to One Spanish Classes 20 lessonsPrivate Spanish classes 20 lessons a week in Bilbao, Spain {515}1-50 20General SpanishOne to OneA1A2B1B2C1C2700≈ 0
5ESOne to One Spanish Classes 40 lessonsPrivate Spanish classes 40 lessons a week in Bilbao, Spain {516}1-50 40General SpanishOne to OneA1A2B1B2C1C21,400≈ 0