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Fabulous 635 Total Reviews
  • Value For Money 7.6
  • Security 8.2
  • Location 9.1
  • Staff 8.3
  • Atmosphere 7.9
  • Cleanliness 8.2
  • Facilities 7.4
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8.1
Fabulous 635 Total Reviews
  • Value For Money 7.6
  • Security 8.2
  • Location 9.1
  • Staff 8.3
  • Atmosphere 7.9
  • Cleanliness 8.2
  • Facilities 7.4
Downtown River Hostel Located at San Martin 2, , San Sebastian.
Downtown River Hostel
Spain
San Sebastian Basc Country 20006 San Martin 2
81% 635
43.3191644 -1.9794166
Downtown River Hostel
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  • Anonymous
  • England, Female, 18-24
  • Novice Nomad
  • 2 reviews
25th Nov 2016
6.9

Kitchens not great, three in one bunks. Everything else was not day. The locations amazing

    • 2.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 4.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Male, 25-30
  • Avid Traveller
  • 13 reviews
14th Nov 2016
8.9

Really good hostel. Staff were young and really nice. Kitchen doubles as the communal area and is good but yeah can't really hang out after 11 or use the kitchen at all as it's right next one the rooms. It is a smaller hostel so can't do much about that. Bathrooms were really nice and I never had to wait for them. Also there's three sinks because on each of the toilets also has a sink.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • England, Male, 31-40
  • Novice Nomad
  • 3 reviews
2nd Nov 2016
10.0

Love dit there awesome Moni and Carol plus more good staff.Had a load of fun.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA, Female, 18-24
  • Novice Nomad
  • 1 review
30th Oct 2016
8.0

There are only 2 sinks with one big mirror which was crowded during the evening and mornings when everyone was getting ready. The showers did not have a place to put your cloths/towel to stay dry and you also had to push a button to get the water to stay on for about 10-15 seconds. The kitchen closes at 11 which was enforced. That was the only common space to talk to other people staying in the hostel so having it close at 11 seemed a bit early. The location is great, very close to the bus stop

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
29th Oct 2016
4.6

Security: there was none. My room was always left open by other travelers and no one would be around. Location: the only good thing about the hostel. Staff: was hit or miss. Atmosphere: it didn't exist. The only common room was the kitchen which was small and it was right next to the rooms. They enforced a quiet time after 11pm. Cleanliness: it was alright. Facilities: there was no where to put clothes/towels in the shower areas. Wifi didn't work downstairs. I won't recommend or return.

    • 4.0Value For Money
    • 2.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 4.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 4.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Male, 25-30
  • Novice Nomad
  • 3 reviews
26th Oct 2016
9.4

I had a really great time here. Small, simple and well located in a beautiful city. Not a great deal of common space but makes for a good communal atmosphere. The wee indoor plants are nice too.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Female, 25-30
  • Novice Nomad
  • 1 review
17th Oct 2016
5.4

Staff seemed incompetent. Of all 3 staff encountered no one knew how to print us a receipt, 1 didn't even know where necessities were e.g. ATMs near by. Very disappointed which is a shame as location is fantastic. Also wifi was terrible. Ps STILL have not received aforementioned receipt via email as promised.

    • 4.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 4.0Facilities
    • 2.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Female, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
  • 22 reviews
14th Oct 2016
3.7

We've stayed in a lot of hostels and this one has been the worst by far , staff couldn't communicate in English and had no knowledge of the area. The kitchen was always dirty , they checked guests in at 3am and were very loud . The toilets never had toilet paper and the showers were like showers at the beach where you have to keep pushing the button for 20seconds of water at a time and no where to hang your towel or belongings that didn't get wet ! Wouldn't recommend this hostel, disappointed

    • 2.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 2.0Facilities
    • 2.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 2.0Cleanliness
10th Oct 2016
8.0

Hostel is designed so that that the kitchen is in the middle and that all the room doors are around it in a circle which makes the kitchen the central social area, getting very tight with a few people there. Cheapest surfboard and wetsuit rental in town by a few euros from the front desk. Staff not very helpful beyond the very basic checkin duties - generally disinterested and unhelpful.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
6th Oct 2016
10.0

I thought the staff was extremely helpful and the bathrooms were always clean. I stayed for a few days and found that the other travellers were all super friendly. Everybody gathered to talk in the kitchen area, especially after 18:00. Quiet hours after 23:00 were enforced which is good but there was a lot of traffic noise from outside. As long as you get some free ear plugs from the front desk it isnt so bad.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness

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