Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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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 2 weeks prior to arrival. 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.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

The cancellation of the groups over 6 persons should be 2 weeks in advance, groups of fewer than 6 people a week in advance, otherwise the total price will be charged.Also in the case of reduction of people

Additional Terms and Conditions

The group must have a responsible person is the holder of the reservation, will sign a contract of general liability in the chek in the entire group and for the good behavior of each of them and supporting them with your credit card for any problem or incident within the property and the common parts of the building

Additional Info:

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 2 weeks prior to arrival. 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.

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

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  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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Property Description

Downtown River Hostel is the perfect place to stay in San Sebastian!

Dedicated to all ages, it is a uniquely design property in downtown San Sebastian with the best modern facilities,world famous services, fun atmosphere and an ideal central location.It´s just a 5 minute walk to Zurriola (surfing) beach,10 minutes to the traditional bahia 'la concha', it is right in the heart of the central city shopping area and is right next to the Old Town.

If you are looking for an enjoyable experience and are tired of stuffy dorms, overcrowded communal areas and lifeless accommodation, then Downtown River Hostel is just the place for you!

Downtown River is created for the modern backpacker who knows what a quality hostel looks like. It is built for comfort but its done in style: soundproofed rooms designed for optimal comfort,huge guest kitchen, spacious bathrooms and the most friendly, helpful service by our fabulous staff. We also provide laundry facilities and a fully equipped kitchen. All rooms include lockers. Each bunk bed has an individual reading lamp, outlet for charging electrical devices and hooks for wet towels etc.

And i guess it wouldn´t be complete if we didn´t provide you with the best night you´ll ever have in San Sebastian with our pub crawls ever Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday night. We also provide walking tours, a Pintxo Pote Crawl and also Paella nights!

Why wouldn´t you stay with us?

*Guided activities: tasting tapas tour,hiking and pub crawl.

*Free Internet. You can find Wi-fi in the kitchen and in the rooms.

*Accept groups.

*Clean and cozy rooms.

*Super comfy beds with clean sheets.

*Reading Light.

*Bicycle,surfboards rental.

*Modern and clean facilities.

*Safe and secure environment.

*Free lockers.

*Free Luggage storage before Check in and at check out!.

*Free map upon check-in (Where the staff will give you a detail description)

*Free tea, coffee.

*Meals available 6.00 euros (only on selected days)

*Hair Dryers to borrow

*Unlimited, 24h free hot showers.

*Kitchen Facilities,opens from: 8am to 11pm.

*Library and book exchange.

*Laundry service.

*Towel Hire.

*Advise about how to arrive

*Check in time at 12.00 pm.

*Check out time at 10:30am.

*Pay cash or credit card. on arrival

*24 hrs cancellation policy.

*Reception open 24hs

* No pets allowed.

*No curfew, no lockout.

We hope to see you soon so you can enjoy our hospitality and city!

For anyone who needs to save money and time in order to get the most out of their spending - Welcome to our hostel!.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.3

  • Security 8.4

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 8.6

  • Atmosphere 7.0

  • Cleanliness 7.4

  • Facilities 7.5

Latest Reviews

  • 9.7


    28 Jul 2019
    I loved my stay. Convenient, friendly, clean. I felt very safe, although there were not a lot of locked doors. Excellent services for the traveler.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.1


    28 Jul 2019
    Very good location and one of the best priced hostels in san seb. Staff was very helpful, friendly, and kind - got a great vibe from them. One thing I would say is that the wifi was pretty sh***, if the hostel fixes that then I really would not say that this hostel had any other problems. You get what you pay for and more at the hostel. For being one of the cheapest / cheaper hostels in san seb I was extremely satisfied with the cleanliness, location, and bathrooms. Would certainly recommend.
    Spain, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 8.9


    22 Jul 2019
    This hostel had really good vibes! An easy walk to both beaches and the staff really welcoming and friendly. Rooms were a bit squishy for people and luggage but we enjoyed our stay!
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    21 Jul 2019
    Downtown river hostel was what you’d expect for such a good price, but was comfortable enough for my 3 night stay in San Sebastian. My biggest concern was that even though we had keys our room was never locked and people can walk straight in from reception but didn’t have any troubles
    New Zealand, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    29 Jul 2019
    It’s a great location and staff are great. Only place to hang out is in kitchen besides in your bunk. Great value for money but I missed the easy social aspect of the hostel.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    11 Sep 2019
    Pros: relatively cheap, staff are friendly and helpful, place is clean, most of all its in a convenient location close to everything. Cons: NOISE. Holy hell is it noisy, it's right beside an extremely busy main road so non stop buses and bin trucks. Quite hard to sleep in that noise.
    Ireland, Male, 31-40
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    04 Aug 2019
    A good location. Good value for Money. Very hot rooms in the summer, they could do with an extra fan in each room
    Australia, Couple, 25-30
  • 6.3


    05 Aug 2019
    Location was the best part of this hostel! Close to both beaches and to the old town. The rooms however were pretty cramped and hot. Fine considering you’d want to spend most of your time in the city anyways, but if you’re looking for a hostel with more of an atmosphere, this isn’t it.
    USA, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 5.7


    19 Aug 2019
    locker was half broken which was not very secure; the window of the room was situated next to a Main Street which was super loud, which is why we could not leave the window open, however no air conditioning; the showers are completely mouldy (I’ve never seen anything like this before); the beds are super old, no privacy at all (compared to other hostels with curtains for instance), the sheets were already tattered in the inside. This place urgently needs renovation or drop price significantly
    Germany, Male, 31-40
  • 5.7


    16 Jul 2019
    This hostel was placed in a great location but was not worth the cost. For 10 euros more you could pay for a hostel that is just as central to San Sebastian and actually has space for leisure time. It was truly just a place to sleep. The staff was very friendly and kind but the bathrooms were dirty, and the smell was terrible. Would recommend paying a little more for a nicer place.
    USA, Female, 18-24
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities