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Laid back , friendly hostel with a nice feel. Great location, good facilities - more like having an apartment than being at a hostel. Definitely recommend!
This is he worst hostel I've stayed in. There is mould in the showers, the rooms were pretty filthy. There's barely power points - a powerboard with 4 sockets for 6 people near the door. But the worst part of all - I had to pay €4 to store my luggage for the day, and the guy Caio was meant to meet me there at 630pm but never showed up! Luckily another guest let me back into the building to get my things so I didn't miss my bus. 30 minutes later the guy still hadn't shown up! What a joke!!!!
I had such a great time at the hostel, the room I stayed in had been renovated recently as had the kitchen and bathrooms. The host/manager took us with him on the two nights I was there and he introduced me to some locals and people that were working in San Sebastián for a few months or on Erasmus. As a result I had a great night and became friends with the other people in the hostel who I then chose to travel with for a few days after. Staying there was the highlight of my interrailing trip.
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 18-24
- (1 review)
The one staff member who lives there is really nice, he showed us around and took us out at night. He made it a really relaxed and pleasant stay. However, the manager was incredibly rude and began to hassle another girl staying there as she had broken a key. As accidents happen she was apologetic and polite. The manager was incredibly unprofessional and started yelling at her saying she had something wrong with her, calling her the c word. Everybody could hear him. Disgustingly rude!
It´s just not worth 25 Euros. Even though it´s San Sebastian.
Location! It's right where you want to be! Staff were very friendly and extremely helpful. Will definitely come back, had a great time and met some really cool people.
In a great location, the rooms were well appointed however we did have difficulties checking in as we stayed in a seperate building which was a block away from reception.
Caillo (sp?) was a wonderful host, easy to talk to, and even generously shared his Brazilian dinner with the guests, including my friend and I.
Hostel had no working wifi and was extremely noisy (balcony door wouldn't even close properly) I'd recommend staying out of old town if this is important criteria for you. San Sebastián is easily walkable anyway. Hostel / apartment was often unlocked at front door and apartment front door whilst there were no lockers.
Overall the staff are great fun and extremely helpful and accomodating. The bathrooms aren't the best, quite small, but this was the only thing that I would say was a negative! The location is perfect, hard to find at first but easy once you know your bearings. Good set up and good vibes!
Wouldn't recommend, one bathroom to all rooms, making it difficult to access toilet at times if someone is showering. Fan in room provided little to no relief in a very hot room.
Worst hostel staff, very intrusive and rude. Loud early morning. Rarely a staff member at the desk which was very annoying when we needed to ask questions. Breakfast included was a piece of bread and jam. Wouldn't recommend this hostel at all!
Ernesto was amazingly hospitable. I very much enjoyed my stay.
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 25-30
- (1 review)
This was by far one of the best hostels I have ever stayed! Ernesto the hostel owner took us out to the best Pinchos where the locals eat. The facilities are better then a hotel, its close to the beach. I cant wait to come back to San Sebastien! Definitely some of the best memories are there!!!
I really enjoyed my stay here. The hostel is small, with a great atmosphere and one of the biggest reasons for this was the staff. The kitchen/common area was great, a little small, but big enough. The location is also one you can't beat.
Good location in the middle of old town where everything happens. Great and really fun hostel manager. A little to price hostel.
I think this hostel is very understaffed, the owner was there when I arrived but not when I left. Breakfast is advertised but on only one morning there was a bowl of bread. I didn't fee very comfortable, and I don't plan on returning.
When we got to the "hostel" there was no reception, when the owner finally came we weren't staying at the location advertised on hostel world, the place we actually stayed was the apartment of the owner who was really rude and didn't accept any noise even tho it was meant to be a hostel
The location is awesome, it's right near old town. So if your looking for just location this place is good. But I didn't find it very clean or safe. There was no one to check me out, there for a didn't get my 10 euro for the keys back. Definitely wasn't worth the value, so glad I only stayed one night. I suggest you look somewhere else.