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San Martin 43 - 2iz, 20007, San Sebastian, Spain

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1166 Total Reviews
  • 86%Value For Money
  • 93%Security
  • 96%Location
  • 92%Staff
  • 85%Atmosphere
  • 95%Cleanliness
  • 85%Facilities

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Very lovely hostel, quiet and calm with a perfect location. The only hostel I've stayed in that made up my bed with fresh sheets every day and had a clean towel waiting at no extra charge. It feels like staying in a beautiful old home, right by the beach.


The Hostel is located in the center of San Sebastian within 5-10 Min walk from all restaurants, bars and free time activities. It has a great atmosphere, is really clean and the best thing is the really freindly and very helpful owner. Don´t miss a visit at the taverna "Iritzi" which is just downstairs. The funny and awesome staff will prepare you a good economic meal at any time of the day! Sure you´ll have a great stay!


Overall is satisfactory except WIFI. The staff is friendly, nice, helpful even though they cannot speak English

  • 8th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Hong Kong
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


This was like putting a hostel in someone's apartment. But don't let that put you off. The building was grand (if not slightly difficult to find, mainly because I wasn't expecting an apartment). There is no kitchen for guests but there is a fridge and microwave in the lounge/dining room. Bedding was changed every day and a fresh towel, lockers also provided, good showers, very clean and very well located for the beach. Friendly host, just be prepared to practise your Spanish ;)


Perfect location, kind staff but he doesn't speak English. Room is pretty clean. I was quite satisfied with this hostel.


The man running the place is very friendly. He does not speak English, so have your Spanish ready (you are in Spain after all). The place can be a little noisy as it's old and very close to neighbours. And I think the toilet needs a new gasket. But the location was convenient for my needs.


Smaller, more quiet hostel. Staff is nice but you will have to speak in mimes as English and French are not widely spoken. This is an apartment turned hostel.


Location was really convenient in relation to the train station and it was only a short walk to Parte Viejo and an even shorter walk to the beach. Rooms (despite being for 6) felt rather spacious, came with a secure locker, and a little bedside table. Beds were re-made and new towels were distributed everyday (which felt quite luxurious). Largest qualm was pretty insignificant: they are listed as a bed and breakfast, but there is no breakfast supplied! Nice stay, nice man running the place!


Was in a four bed private room with bathroom with three friends. It was perfect! It was like staying in a hotel , everything was perfect! The location was great too! Miguel was extremely nice and helpful!


We were 2-3 people.They have lockers & you get keys to enter whenever you want to.The decoration of the lounge makes it a comfy room although there is no couch.You would have to watch TV sitting in normal chairs or reading a book in the hallway where they do have a couch.The staff was very nice and helpful with tips what to see.They only have to baths with shower and loos together, maybe difficult with many people."kitchen"contains plates, cuttlery, cattle, fridge, micro. So nothing to cook.

  • 10th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi Jasmin!! Thanks for your comments. Just a little question. There are two bathrooms for two dorms of 6 people, but all the private rooms have their own bathroom, so there are 5 bathrooms in total


really cool hostel, nicely decorated with large lockers in the rooms. hint though: if you use google maps to get there, make sure you dont go to 'hostal amaiur' which is located in a different part of the town! (not a big deal with how small san sebastian is, but caught me out). would recommend! :)


Had a great time here! Everything went smoothly and the location is wonderful!

  • 16th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


This truly felt like staying at a home. The owner doesn't speak much English but is very nice and friendly, so it works out. Beds were comfy and shower was nice and warm (essential in San Sebastian).


Easy to find from the train station, but the we smelled weed as soon as we walked in, which was not very inviting or comforting. The wifi was also spotty and slow, and the walls were paper thin. The room and bathroom were clean, but the water was either boiling hot or super cold. The location is great, right next to the beach and close to Old Town.

  • 28th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi Nadia, I apologize the inconvenience about weed smell. In fact, there were a group of guests that breaked the rules and smoked once, even smoking is strictly forbidden in Amalur. I reproved them and they didn't smoke again. Cleanliness and comfortability is a priority for us and is well recognised by most of our guests. I´m so sorry that happened just the day you stayed with us.

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