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Downtown River Hostel Reviews

San Martin 2, San Sebastian, Spain

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82%

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37 Total Reviews
  • 74%Value For Money
  • 83%Security
  • 87%Location
  • 89%Staff
  • 83%Atmosphere
  • 82%Cleanliness
  • 78%Facilities

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89%

It is really nice hostel. Perfect location. We came by car and found place to park it really close. All facilities are just right there. Kitchen is always clean and ready to use. Stuff is super nice and helpful.


77%

The hostel was lovely. Staff were very friendly and gave great recommendations for pintxos bars and other places around town. However the bed was worn and I was able to feel the inner springs. The bathroom facilities were always clean but the shower cubicles are in desperate need of some hooks to hang a towel on


100%

The hostel was one of the best ones that I stayed in Spain. It is conveniently located, a 10-minute walk to the Old Town and a 5-minute walk to the beach. The staff were really friendly and helpful, the facilities were very clean and kitchen was fully fitted and as a solo traveller, I found it a good place to hang out and meet other fellow travellers. The pub crawl was also great and I hope to come back to the hostel next year!


97%

Lovely hostel, I was only there for one night but it was a great location and lovely, helpful, friendly staff.


91%

Great hostel, in a really good location close to both main beaches and to the old centre of the town, and the staff are very helpful and willing to tell you where everything is. Nice clean rooms and a well-equipped kitchen.


37%

Terrible hostel. I stayed in a few in San Sebastian and this one was the worst. The location is a bit far from where you want to go (beaches and old town), the owners are no where to be found and leave the running of the hostels to 20 year olds who just want a few place to stay but care nothing about service. When they say in the advertisement that they thought of everything in seeing up a hostel, what they meant was every way to save money (charging for towel rental, showers that run for 15 sec


100%

Just one of the best hostels I have stayed in recently. Brand new (opened just a little over a month ago). Very charming and helpfull staf. Spacious rooms with bed light and your own socket for electricity. Common room / kitchen where you can meet up with other tragvellers. A place where it´s easy to meet up with like_minded people. Relaxed and quiet in the early and late hours. Very near train station. In other reviews people mentioned see_through glass in the showers, but they´re not really


83%

Had a great time here due to meeting some fantastic people in this hostel. The kitchens nice but bathrooms are only ok and they didn't have a working locker for me. Overall a decent hostel but not amazing and super noisy from the road at night. The Ozzie girl on reception (sorry I've forgotten your name) was lovely!


100%

You won't be disappointed if you stay at Downtown River Hostel. It's close to what you want.


100%

Nice place, good central location, lovely staff, very clean. Don't miss out on the One Life bar night.


69%

Location - very close to train terminal, bus terminal and within close walking distance to the beach / old city. The hostel is located on a corner of a busy intersection so is very noisy both day and night. Highly recommend ear plugs. Staff are very friendly and helpful. Great WIFI throughout.


89%

The hostel is quite small, which makes It great for solo travelers wanting to meet some new people. Very clean facilities and friendly and helpful staff - would recommend!


71%

The hostel is in a good location near the old town and beach, 10 mins walk from the bus station. Unfortunately it is also located on a busy road which makes it noisy throughout the night. They could do with having fans in the rooms as they become hot and sweaty. Great staff - very friendly and helpful.

  • 19th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


91%

I absolutely loved the place, and the people working there! Very friendly and outgoing, always willing to help you with whatever they could. The place was also very clean. The atmosphere was a lot of fun as well, easy to meet people and everybody was open to hang out or have a nice chat.


89%

We really enjoyed our time at this hostel! Conveniently located close to the train station, two beaches, shops and supermarket. The staff were super friendly and helpful. Good kitchen facilities. Will stay again!


100%

Great staff. So cruisy and easy going. Pub crawls is a must with these guys. Clean facilities with open kitchen area. Felt very safe and security was awesome. I will return to this hostel for sure.


89%

The hostel is built like a big shared flat. So there is one new, clean and good equipped kitchen and around of the this are the rooms. So there is a very good atmosphere during eating, drinking and so on with other travelers. There is just one big bath for all people, but it is very clean and there is enough place for all, so it was no problem. The staff is also very friendly and helpful. I can also recommend the pub crawling tour with them which is very funny. I can recommend this nice hostel!


86%

Need more than one shower for all those people. It is a bit insane.

  • 14th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


83%

The hostel was still new so it was pretty clean. The shower rooms were see-through. It was only one private bathroom that you can shower without anybody see you are naked. And no woman or man bathroom. There were in the same area. It was weirded. BTW, I like the kitchen area.


89%

This was an amazing hostel. The entirety of my group was not only satisfied but found this to be better than expected. It was clean, safe, the staff exceptionally nice, the setup was perfect. The location was great to see the town. The road could be load at night but if the windows were shut it was almost quiet. Would suggest this hostel to anyone traveling to this town. Overall a great experience!

  • 12th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


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