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Welcome to Koskenia

KOSKENIA is a new generation hostel, situated in the heart of Bidart, small seaport village located between Biarritz and St Jean de Luz, in the Basque country.

A place to meet, live and share , different from the others, a unique offer of accommodation, a grocer’s shop filled with local farm products, a coffee bar restaurant, a coworking area, a place to rest and to entertain.

Koskenia the other way hostel is a mix of all of that!

Innovative and different, that is what Koskenia is ! Come and meet travelers and local residents, enjoy staying for a night or more, in a private room. Try our Basque cuisine, come to chill, work or visit the Basque country armed with a list of best places togo in your bag!

RooMs

Book a private or double room at a very affordable price for visitors looking for an eclectic place.

coffEE, baR, ResTaURaNt

Come and taste in a friendly atmosphere our delicious homemade dishes cooked with fresh seasonal products from local farmers.

EvEnts

An Open stage offering various and eclectic entertainments (music, tastings, round tables) always highlighting talents and local artists.

dElicAtEssEn

In the heart of the village, products and goods of quality made from local farmers and craftsmen.

cowoRkiNG

Travelers, families, students come and relax, read, chill work on your projects with free Wi-Fi access

WhY choosE koskENia ?

A cheerful and cozy place : people from various backgrounds, hikers, surfers, families, students, neighbors, Bidart’s customers …taste a local beer, come and discover new trending artists, seat in our terrace, in our sofas, by yourself or with friends, hang out and meet new peers

An amazing location : Located in the heart of the village, only 5 minutes’ walk from the beach, at the crossing of the Coastal path of St John of Compostelle and of the Velodysee (cycle track) and only a few miles away from the Spanish border it is easily accessible from the railroad station and Biarritz Airport.

The Basque country’s taste : every product, meal, dish come from local farmers, taste the Basque gastronomy starting with (from?) breakfast to the night tapas … and a tour at the grocer‘s shop.

WhY choosE koskENia ?

A cheerful and cozy place : people from various backgrounds, hikers, surfers, families, students, neighbors, Bidart’s customers …taste a local beer, come and discover new trending artists, seat in our terrace, in our sofas, by yourself or with friends, hang out and meet new peers

An amazing location : Located in the heart of the village, only 5 minutes’ walk from the beach, at the crossing of the Coastal path of St John of Compostelle and of the Velodysee (cycle track) and only a few miles away from the Spanish border it is easily accessible from the railroad station and Biarritz Airport.

The Basque country’s taste : every product, meal, dish come from local farmers, taste the Basque gastronomy starting with (from?) breakfast to the night tapas … and a tour at the grocer‘s shop.

koskenia, what’s that all about?


In the past, the look out tower situated at the very end of the beach of Parlementia, used to watch over Bidart, a whales hunters’s village, and was also a useful landmark for the local community. Moreover, this essential look out tower, is represented on the village’s blazon.

By giving the name Koskenia to our Hostel, we are willing to give back to the old post building its purpose of landmark and centrality.

On top of the wink to the village’s history and to the bask language, the parallel between the functions of the look out tower and the post office was obvious.In Koskenia Hostel we wish to direct, to link, to comunicate, to convey informations through the grocer’s shop and the events planned.

A post office, is a place of transmission and sending mail, it is the link between the inhabitants and the travellers. The functionalities of the look out tower, the post office in the past, and the hostel we have created are almost similar : to be a link with the world, between people and services offered.

The symbolism of the name Koskenia for this emblematic patrimonial building in the village appears to fit excatly to our will to give meaning to the whole project Koskenia Hostel.