Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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  • Nice Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

At Balea Hostel we care about your safety and that is why we follow all the protocols of action regarding the Covid-19. We have disinfectant gels and an infrared thermometer.

Welcome to our cozy hostel in the city of San Sebastián. A comfortable space where travelers, pilgrims, globetrotters and adventurers will find rest and comfort. Ideal for relaxing and sharing adventures while cooking or having a coffee with other travelers after a day of visiting San Sebastián and its surroundings.

Balea Hostel is located in Loiola, 20 minutes walking to the city centre and its beautiful beaches. It is a peaceful area near the river and the mountains where you can find restaurants, bakeries and supermarkets. Excellent access to the city centre by bus and train.

We have three mixed dorms with shared bathroom. All beds have sheets included, individual light , plug and locker. Ideal for meeting people or for groups. In addition, we have several common areas where the guests and travellers can get together and exchange past experiences and future plans.

Balea Hostel Policies and Conditions:

Cancellation policy: 48h before arrival.

Check in from 15:00.
Check out before 11:00 .

Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards, debit cards.
This property might pre-authorize your credit card.

Taxes included.
Breakfast not included.


The reception service is open from 08.00 to 22.00
No curfew.
Child friendly.
Non smoking.
The maximum period of stay is 14 days. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.3

  • Security 8.8

  • Location 6.5

  • Staff 9.5

  • Atmosphere 8.8

  • Cleanliness 8.3

  • Facilities 8.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    27 Sep 2019
    Very accommodating, would visit and recommend.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 9.7


    04 Oct 2019
    Great relaxed vibe. Nice people. Drinks and food organised on weekends. :)
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    22 Jul 2019
    Such a great place to stay! Muchas gracias chicos!
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 8.3


    03 Sep 2019
    The place is good, near to some markets, trains and bus stops. Considering I booked it with just a week to arrive, the price was fine. Nice place to go.
    Brazil, Male, 25-30
  • 8.0


    07 Jul 2020
    This hostel had everything that I needed, including the possibility to cook my own meals. Special thanks to the staff who were welcoming, friendly and helpful!
    Finland, Female, 31-40
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    08 Aug 2019
    I had a lovely stay here. They had a great kitchen with good facilities, and plenty of room to cook. The common area was huge and easy to socialise! Rooms were good, great lockers under beds. Bathrooms were a tad dirty but I guess that’s what you pay for with a hostel! They were fine to me! I’m a walker so loved the walk into the town each day but it is about 30 min walk, so if that’s too far for you.. I’d re think your stay here! I would recommend this place though. Quiet location in San Sebast
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 6.9


    19 Oct 2019
    Very friendly staff. Close to station. But there is a problem with bed bugs biting!
    England, Male, 41+
  • 4.9


    28 Sep 2019
    Way way way to far away from anything! The only saving grace is there is a metro nearby. The guy in our room had all of his belongings stolen that morning after he left for breakfast. No locks on bedroom doors, the front door to hostel was wide open 24/7. Security wise this place feels extremely unsafe.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 4.6


    24 Jul 2019
    I have stayed in many hostels around Europe but this one definitely had one of the worst value-for-money ratios that I have seen. The premises (bathroom and kitchen) were visibly dirty. The fans were full of accumulated dust, the kitchen was a mess, the armchairs and cushions in the chill area were damaged and dirty. One of the staff guys wanted a kiss on his cheek in return for doing our check-out. Above all, we woke up with bites from bed bugs. Definitely not worth spending 30 eur per night.
    Slovakia, Female, 25-30
  • 2.6


    24 Jul 2019
    Both my friend and I got eaten alive by bed bugs!! This totally ruined our last 2 days in San Sebastián as we then had to spend time finding a new hostel and washing all of our clothes. BEWARE! When telling the staff there was no sense of urgency at all. There was someone above me on the top bunk of the same bed and he had his stuff all over his bed .. instead of telling him and moving him into another room they just left him (I warned him to be careful in the end)
    Australia, Female, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Microwave
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Housekeeping
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Foosball
  • Wi-Fi