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Leaving bag

yulkapics

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2021
Hi all, we are planning to do a section from Irun to Bilbao in July. We will arrive via Madrid and then take a train to San Sebastián OR Bilbao. I am looking for a way to store our bag we will need for later in the holiday - it could be in Madrid or Bilbao or San Sebastián. What would be your advice to go about this? I was thinking of staying in the same hotel at the start/end of trip and then asking them to store the bag. What would you recommend? Thank you!
 
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mspath

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Yulkapics,

Welcome to the Forum. Your idea about asking a hotel to store your luggage seems most appropriate. However do ask before you reserve; you might email your request. Larger hotels often have special luggage storage rooms.

Whenever/wherever you do go Buen camino.
 
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David61

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Has something happened with your luggage or general advice? I mean I would not be leaving money or iPads, just personal stuff which I would hate to go missing tho!
I used a bag moving company a few times due to a long term back problem. At least twice my rucksack had been gone through. Fortunately I did not leave my valuables in it.
 
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I used a bag moving company a few times due to a long term back problem. At least twice my rucksack had been gone through. Fortunately I did not leave my valuables in it.

A small lock wherever you can seal compartments is always a good idea
 

Bob from L.A. !

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Whatever the outcome, can you please post the final resolve for us. I may be in need of this as well later this year.

Thank you
 
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I left a bag of clothes in a hostel in Bilbao. No problem.Bilbao is a good location for transport links so would maybe be a good choice
 

Anamya

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I did that while in Santander (further along the Norte). We stayed the first night at Hotel Abba, that kindly kept our suitcase for 4 days while we walked. Then we returned to Santander for 1 more day before our flight out.

They agreed to keep our bag because we stayed there before and after the walk. I checked with them before travelling, and everything went well (but I did lock my suitcase with a small padlock!).
 

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