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Spanish language school Instituto Hemingway

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4.9/5 based on 617 reviews
9 Classrooms
Max 12 students per class
Medium sized school
7 Dedicated teachers

At Instituto Hemingway everything revolves around your satisfaction. The school has more than twenty years of experience and is located in vibrant Bilbao, a city known for its rich history, vibrant traditions and modern architecture. You will immediately feel at home in the spacious and bright classrooms. The friendly teachers and committed team make you feel at ease and support you every step of the way.

Each course at Instituto Hemingway is designed to give you an in-depth understanding of the language, culture and lifestyle of local Spaniards. The school is also accredited by Instituto Cervantes. In addition to Spanish lessons, the school offers a wide range of fun activities. Think of wine tastings, pintxo evenings, trips to cinemas, theaters, concerts and cultural visits to famous museums such as the Guggenheim Museum or the Museum of Fine Arts.

What students like about Instituto Hemingway
  • Personal attention
  • In city centre
  • Good education is key
Your language trip
Starting from €190.00 £161.50
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Facilities
Located in the city center
Located near public transport
Free WiFi
Reception
Located in a quiet area
Officially registered exam location
Accredited
Spanish language learning opportunities in Spain, promoting via fedele.org. FEDELE
Instituto Cervantes
Spanish citizenship and language exam initials: CCSE. CCSE
SIELE
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Free activities

Courses at Instituto Hemingway

Super flexible cancellation

Instituto Hemingway has a variety of courses to choose from. If you need any help, don't hesitate to contact the school for help.

Course extra's

These extra's are additions to your course and can be added to your booking.

Accommodations at Instituto Hemingway

Flexible free cancellation

Instituto Hemingway has a variety of accommodation to choose from.

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Instituto Hemingway

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4.9/5 based on 617 reviews

Instituto Hemingway scores excellent on the following categories:

  • Teachers: 5.0
  • Atmosphere: 5.0
  • School location: 5.0
  • Lesson quality: 5.0
  • Activities: 5.0
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Reviewed on 27 October 2023 via google
I had a wonderful experience at Instituto Hemingway. The instructors are knowledgeable, passionate about teaching, and make studying enjoyable. The small class sizes allowed for personalized attention, and the immersive environment helped me gain confidence in speaking Spanish. Furthermore, the school's cultural activities and excursions added depth to the learning experience, and I made great friends from around the world. I would... I had a wonderful experience at Instituto Hemingway. The instructors are knowledgeable, passionate about teaching, and make studying enjoyable. The small class sizes allowed for personalized attention, and the immersive environment helped me gain confidence in speaking Spanish. Furthermore, the school's cultural activities and excursions added depth to the learning experience, and I made great friends from around the world. I would highly recommend this school to anyone looking to improve their Spanish language skills.
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Reviewed on 06 February 2024 via google
I highly recommend Instituto Hemingway! The positive and inclusive atmosphere makes it genuinely fun to learn, totally non judgemental and very motivational. The teachers become firm friends, and adapt to students needs. The activities are also wonderful - getting to experience iconic Spanish and Bilbao culture. It's a fantastic base for exploring the Bilbao, meeting people, and really boosting your Spanish. I've made some amazing... I highly recommend Instituto Hemingway! The positive and inclusive atmosphere makes it genuinely fun to learn, totally non judgemental and very motivational. The teachers become firm friends, and adapt to students needs. The activities are also wonderful - getting to experience iconic Spanish and Bilbao culture. It's a fantastic base for exploring the Bilbao, meeting people, and really boosting your Spanish. I've made some amazing friends here, progressed my Spanish more then I ever expected and I can't wait to come back!
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Reviewed on 14 December 2023 via google
Hemingway Bilbao is an excellent Language School. Very good teaching methods within a friendly atmosphere. The school offers individual classes or group classes. Highly recommended. Very high standard of language teaching and the methods are available to adapt to all level of requirements. Great service from a very good quality language Institute ! Hemingway Bilbao is an excellent Language School. Very good teaching methods within a friendly atmosphere. The school offers individual classes or group classes. Highly recommended. Very high standard of language teaching and the methods are available to adapt to all level of requirements. Great service from a very good quality language Institute !
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Reviewed on 16 September 2023 via google
I spent a week in Bilbao, studying at the Instituto Hemingway. I had 4 hours of Spanish classes every weekday, with Dani, which I really enjoyed, and helped me to boost my Spanish! I also met lots of lovely people from across the world studying Spanish. The accommodation was good value, and a 10 min walk from the school. I enjoyed the social activities that the school organised, and liked having the afternoons free to explore the... I spent a week in Bilbao, studying at the Instituto Hemingway. I had 4 hours of Spanish classes every weekday, with Dani, which I really enjoyed, and helped me to boost my Spanish! I also met lots of lovely people from across the world studying Spanish. The accommodation was good value, and a 10 min walk from the school. I enjoyed the social activities that the school organised, and liked having the afternoons free to explore the city. I would have stayed longer if I could have!
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Reviewed on 20 December 2023 via google
Best Spanish school in Bilbao. I had the pleasure of working in the school for a semester as part of my university year abroad and witnessed in first hand the passion everyone puts into their work: all the amazing teachers, the staff of the secretary, José and Alfredo. Everyone is always trying to accommodate the students’ needs with a smile. I have seen students improve their Spanish level very rapidly thanks to the lessons they had... Best Spanish school in Bilbao. I had the pleasure of working in the school for a semester as part of my university year abroad and witnessed in first hand the passion everyone puts into their work: all the amazing teachers, the staff of the secretary, José and Alfredo. Everyone is always trying to accommodate the students’ needs with a smile. I have seen students improve their Spanish level very rapidly thanks to the lessons they had in the mornings. The school organises free leisure activities where the students get to socialise and make friendships. I had an amazing time working at Instituto Hemingway and couldn’t recommend it more!
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Reviewed on 30 September 2023 via google
Started taking lessons here as was based in Bilbao. Fabulous teacher and an excellent learning environment. I was volunteering in a school at the time and I joined Hemingway because word was they are the best in Bilbao.

Sadly I had to leave my afternoon course early because I needed to get back to New Zealand. The team at Hemingway worked out great deal to reimburse me for the weeks I couldn’t make due to the emergency....
Started taking lessons here as was based in Bilbao. Fabulous teacher and an excellent learning environment. I was volunteering in a school at the time and I joined Hemingway because word was they are the best in Bilbao.

Sadly I had to leave my afternoon course early because I needed to get back to New Zealand. The team at Hemingway worked out great deal to reimburse me for the weeks I couldn’t make due to the emergency. Can highly recommend.
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Activities at Instituto Hemingway

Instituto Hemingway organizes a varying number of activities per week with other students from the school. Some activities are free, others are possible for a small fee. The school also offers a free welcoming activity.

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Location, ages and nationalities

Please note the below ages and nationalities are indicative and based on historical data. But generally, Instituto Hemingway has students from the following age groups and nationalities.

Average ages
  • Younger than 16 10%
  • Between 16-18 20%
  • Between 18-24 20%
  • Between 25-34 30%
  • Between 35-50 10%
  • 50+ 10%
Nationalities
  • Germany 39%
  • United States 17%
  • Japan 11%
  • Austria 11%
  • Australia 11%
  • France 11%

Teachers at Instituto Hemingway

General information

Address

Instituto Hemingway
Bailén Kalea 5
Ibaiondo
48003, Bilbao, Spain

Course cancellation policy
Super flexible cancellation This is an Extralingo preferred policy

Flexible date changes and a full refund, up to 15 days before arrival. 10% cancellation fee between 13 and 1 days before arrival. No refund after the course starts.

Accommodation cancellation policy
Flexible free cancellation This is an Extralingo preferred policy

Flexible date changes and a full refund, up to 30 days before arrival, 50% refund between 29 and 15 days before arrival. No refund after 15 days before arrival.

Payment policy
Strict This is an Extralingo preferred policy

A down payment of 50% is due upon booking and the full payment is due 44 days before arrival.

Visa information

For Residents of the EU/EEA and Switzerland

  • No visa required to study in Spain.

For Non-EU/EEA and Swiss Citizens

  • Less than 90 days: Schengen visa required.
  • More than 90 days: National Student Visa (Visado de Estudiante) required.
Regional / National Holidays
National holidays in Bilbao, Spain

Bilbao has the following national holidays. Please note that schools might be closed on these days. The school will inform you about the exact dates once you request a booking.

Name: Date:
Maundy Thursday 28-03-2024
Santiago Apóstol 25-07-2024
Assumption 15-08-2024
Fiesta Nacional de España 12-10-2024
Constitution Day 06-12-2024
Frequently asked questions
Are the teachers native speakers?
Yes, all of the teachers at Instituto Hemingway are native speakers, ensuring authentic language learning experiences.
Is there an emergency contact at the school?
Yes, Instituto Hemingway has an emergency contact available for all students that need immediate assistance. This contact will be provided before your arrival at the school.
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