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Downtown River Hostel Reviews

San Martin 2, San Sebastian, Spain

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86%

Rating
217 Total Reviews
  • 82%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 85%Atmosphere
  • 87%Cleanliness
  • 83%Facilities

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71%

there personal rules for booking are different than what is displayed on hostel world. On top of this, the staff were a little too pushy with the 'planned' activities we felt. the pub crawl had overpriced beer with so so venues. fortunatly, it became fun when we ducked off to neighbouring joints for well priced alcohol.

  • 20th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

The staff were so kind and helpful! Such a central location in San Sebastián, if you could find the river, you could find the hostel. Wifi was a tad spotty, probably just because so many people were trying to use it. Very clean, comfy beds, and I was not concerned at all about not locking up my pack. Definitely would recommend for a couple night stay.

  • 19th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


80%

I only stayed for a night. The showers were good the kitchen well supplied and the rooms clean


69%

Overall enjoyable stay due to good vibes and friendly workers! Air con in bedroom a definite plus but unfortunately no communal chill-out area besides the kitchen. Downstairs bathrooms can get crowded at times. Highly recommend the Ulia hike as the guide is fantastic. Great location near supermarket, beach and old town.

  • 14th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

The place to stay in Donostia - San Sebastián! # Located within walking distance from the beach (5min), pubs area (3min), surfing beach (10min). # Excellent sleep thanks to quiet surroundings and comfortable temperature (aircon). In an 8-person room! # Great staff! They help wherever they can to make your stay as enjoyable as possible! # Locker included, and there is always someone at the reception => safe place! # Clean facilities # WiFi included ... and so on ... excellent value for money!


97%

Clean and great location. Staff was very helpful.


77%

Had a great time here, even extended my stay. Kitchen is great. However this is the only common area and can become quiet crowded. Needs more bathroom facilities. As downstairs there is one sink and one mirror for 24 people.... But can use the upstairs bathrooms. Great spot. The hike with Ben is AHHHHMAZINGG.


46%

Not worth the price at all. Uncomfortable beds, unaircondiontioned rooms, very loud street noise and no breakfast included. The only meeting/chill out area was in the kitchen which was located right outside our dorm and was often very noisy. Wouldn't stay at Downtown again as we could have got better value for money elsewhere.


80%

Pretty cool hostel and good for a solo traveller. Awesome to have air conditioning! Usually something on every night and it's nice that it's not always a pub crawl. Lacks an area to hang out apart from the kitchen/dining and was pretty expensive.


94%

Great hostel in a good location. There's a big communal kitchen and the staff are nice.


74%

Bit expensive for what you get, but other than that, everything else is above average. Nothing negative, just nothing really amazing.


91%

The atmosphere is great and the staff are really helpful and friendly.


91%

Awesome location 2 minute walk to train station, kitchen gets a bit crowded there wasn't much space in the fridge. There were always fun things happening like pub crawls and people run hikes as well during the day so you're guaranteed to have a good time!


89%

I had an excellent stay at downtown river hostel. It is a short walk from the beach and the old town. Not a very big hostel so it was absolutely great for meeting other travellers. The communal kitchen is small but very useful. Only downside was that the upstairs room got quite hot during my stay and didn't have aircon and the windows are close to a fairly busy road and if you are a light sleeper you might find that you get woken up.


74%

Good hostel for meeting people, probably not the place for people to keep to themselves. It's not a massive building and as such people are sort of on top of you a lot of the time. There's no lounge area so if you want to chill out inside you're in the kitchen or in your room. Not always a bad thing but might put some people off. Good atmosphere very lively place with evening entertainment modern facilities and pretty well located for everything. Recommended.


69%

A clean, welcoming place, very professionally run. There's only one shared space, and it was dominated by the party-people a lot of the time. Some rooms are directly off this space, if you don't feel like a party Downtown River might not be for you.


69%

The hostel was small and the staff were friendly. My room was right next to the window on a main road. If you are a light sleeper bring ear plugs.


71%

This hostel is craving a common room. Rooms are small but good enough. Bathrooms are big and quite clean. Hostel vibe is decent enough and they run pub crawls etc which are good fun and value. If it had a common room this place would be awesome


94%

You'll have a fun time at Downtown River Hostel for sure! Only downside is that the bedding seemed a little dirty, but that's it.


100%

Was a awesome place to say at with awesome atmosphere meet some really nice people Really close to the supermarket so it's easy to just make your own food in the hostel if your on a budget Josh is a really good people person and good at getting everyone together to have a good time he is an asset to the hostel


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