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Downtown River Hostel Reviews

San Martin 2, San Sebastian, Spain

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267 Total Reviews
  • 77%Value For Money
  • 84%Security
  • 91%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 85%Atmosphere
  • 86%Cleanliness
  • 79%Facilities

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Showers were annoying, some staff members weren't the friendliest. Rooms were nice and clean + great aircon which is a plus. Liked that each bed had a power point to charge phone etc. good location, a short walk to old town and beach


Loved the hostel. It was really nice having air conditioning in the room along with the comfortable beds and linens. Good location within walking distance to the beach!


Great location, friendly staff and comfortable beds! Unfortunately the wifi did not work so well .


Downtown river hostel was great! The activities were awesome and the atmosphere was incredible! Only thing was that the kitchen was small and they didn't have much of a common area. Would definitely stay here again :)


Absolutely loved my stay! Great clean hostel and very social! Mario's paella is incredible and the pub crawl nights are a must do! Air conditioning in rooms is great and good kitchen facilities! My only complaint is the electric stove top, took half an hour to bring water to a boil! This hostel is perfect for solo travellers and i would definitely stay here again!

  • 24th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


I had a great time and meet some cool people here. Ben and Josh were great lads.


I stayed in this hostel for 7 nights and was greeted by some awesome staff! They love to get involved and chat to you. They give lots of helpful information and go above and beyond. Although for what we were paying the facilities could have been better. The room was really squished and showers not very useful. The common area was the kitchen which was great to meet people. Lots of activities organised to meet young travellers. location was central. Had a great stay and would go back.


The hostel was very modern. It was fairly small but very social especially with the help if the staff who got everyone involved. The wifi didn't work all the well in the afternoon when everyone was using it. Especially down stairs. The showers weren't very private and the room was a little bit cramped but would put this hostel up as one of the best hostels I have stayed at. Would stay again.


Decent location, about 10-15 min walk from the old town and the beaches. Clean, well maintained etc but there's very little atmosphere in general due to a lack of a lounge/communal common room. Staff are ok. A good sized kitchen where you can socialize but that's about it.


I loved everything about this hostel. The rooms and facilities were always well maintained and cleaned thoroughly every day. The staff were wonderful- very friendly, helpful and informative. There are many great activities on offer, which allows you to experience more of San Sebastian. Because it's not a huge hostel, you feel welcomed and part of the community while you're there. Highly recommend!


Okay place to stay if you don't want to be near old town. Only common area is the kitchen and it is right next to all the rooms so it can be very noisy. Showers only turned on for 10 seconds at a time. Staff were awesome though !


Good staff!

  • 13th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Super super noisy hostel! Right next to a very busy road. Kitchen adjacent to rooms. Rooms never locked- anyone can walk right in. Good location. Eftpos machine was down my entire stay- very annoying as they made me withdraw money which is expensive for me to do.


Really fun hostel with great staff that are happy to take people from the hostel out every night. Gray cereal location as well. Only thing missing was a good common area, as the kitchen is the only common area available


Probably far to much for the quality and size of the venue. Bed sheets were unclean. Good location.


the staff and overall atmosphere was amazing! Everyone was very friendly and Mario's paella was the greatest!


Staff are super friendly!!! Loved guys from all around the world whom I met here!! Hostel organize a lot of fun activities and I joined Paella & Sangria night!! It was a lot of fun and Paella cooked onsite was just amazing!!!! You must join it if there is during your stay and you´ll never regret!! Hostel is walking distance from bus terminal and very close to train station, beach and old town. Great location for Bar hopping and try several Pintxos!!! I love San Sebastian thanks to this hostel


No outside common area, so your forced to sit in the kitchen which becomes quite loud. Overly priced for what you are paying for.. Staff were helpful. Location is great as its only 15min walk to bus station & 5 min walk to traino. Overall San Sebastian is absolutely amazing!!


I really enjoyed my stay at this hostel! The location was perfect and I met the most amazing people here! The staff was very friendly and helpful. The rooms were a bit hot as there was only a fan, but still ok.


Had a great time while staying at this hostel. All of the staff went above and beyond to make sure the stay was fun and comfortable, the facilities are great with an awesome kitchen to cook in and comfortable large beds. had the best Paella I've had cooked by Mario who works there. And Ben took us out for a great night on the pub crawl, all the staff here are fantastic. would definitely recommend this hostel.

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