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We had a really great stay - Miguel is a great host! It's a very homely hostel and we would definitely choose Pension Amalur again when we come back to San Sebastian. We were offered discounted, secure parking as well which was very convenient.
Great location! It was great to have clean sheets and towels everyday. Miguel was accommodating in keeping our bags there after having checked out. We had a major travel problem when leaving Madrid and it was extremely upsetting to be yelled at and treated like a child for being late. Call him if your going to have a delay as he manages his lifestyle around his business. Other than that frustration it was a good stay.
Excellent location and very clean, spacious rooms. Miguel was great and very informative despite that he didn't speak English very well but he had all the information you need. I would definitely stay here again.
I was traveling around Spain, staying in several hostels, nd this was one of the more expensive places, where I got not a bad service, but more poor. It may just be because Donostia is a more expensive city...
Miguel is very controlling and is not afraid to yell at you for minor things. He doesn't know how to communicate in a service oriented field.He treats you like you are staying in his home and therefore you must tip toe around in order to not upset him. When I first arrived i had to wait 20 minutes for him to return from his errands and by then 3 others had walked in waiting to be checked in as well. He immediately began yelling at four girls out of the blue telling them they had to leave!
Great location close to the beach and downtown, very friendly staff. All in all a great deal!
- Novice Nomad
- Couple, 41+
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great value, great location, and run by one of the sweetest guys on the planet. didn't know english but tried so hard to be helpful. I've never wanted to stay anywhere else longer just because of how great he was. great job, great hostel
The hostel owner was very unfriendly and spoke very little English which meant we couldn't ask him basic tourist questions. There were only two bathrooms, one of which was very cramped. The beds were made well and the rooms comfortable enough but the hostel owner would leave the doors open during the day. There was also a lack of powerpoints. Location was excellent. The combined living area was very small. Personally wouldn't stay here again.
Fantastic hostel - host was very nice and always helpful. Facilities are great and in a perfect location for the beach.
Great place to stay! Feels like home! Miguel is so great and patient, really treats all of his guests like family! We'll miss him! ❤❤
A fabulous hostel. Clean, perfect location, nice people, very nice host (Miguel, who speaks little English but will go out of his way to help you with whatever you need).
Nice hostel and location, not much space in room but much better than some hostels in San Sebastián.
The owner is a very very nice and helpful man though he just speaks Spanish. The atmosphere was good but there was no kitchen and just a small room to hang out and meet other people. To summarize it was a nice stay.
This was a fabulous hostel! The owner doesn't speak much English, but he is very kind and welcoming. There's not much of a kitchen, but why cook in San Sebastian? This is not a party hostel, but I met other interesting travelers.
Fantastic place. Great location, only a block away from the beach. Miguel is a great host, very helpful and will go out of his way to help out. Rooms are a good size (we were in a 6 bed dorm) and bathrooms and bedrooms are kept tidy. Can get loud from the street but this is very common in San Sebastian. Linen is changed everyday which is a nice touch. Kitchen facilities are minimal but just enough. I would stay here again and would definitely recommend this place!
Incredibly welcoming host who was more than happy to answer our questions about the region and what we could do in San Sebastian, which by the way is a very charming town.
Short walk to station. Beach is one block away. In individual lockers and keys. The guy running the hostel is so so sweet.
Miguel (the host, manager) was amazing and so nice (didn't speak much Englis! However, once you checkout, don't expect to be able to come and go as you please. You can only come back once to get your stuff. The hostel was clean and there was a small kitchen for use, but not very big - so it would be hard to social and meet others there. However, not impossible. Ended up striking up a conversation while making my lunch. The location was great! 10 minutes walk from the beach, close to the market.
Cleanliness was, for me, the highlight of this "sort of a hostel". It really matched my standards :D. They basically change sheets and towels every day - very good in case of high traffic. As I have underlined, this is not a regular hostel, it is Miguel's, the owner, huge apartment in a regular block of flats. This is good for those who only want a clean and affordable bed to sleep. However, the 6-bed rooms are facing a very noisy street. Be prepared with good ear plugs.