Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • 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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Less than 10 minutes from the beach, Downtown River Hostel is your home-away-from-home in San Sebastián. Meet new friends at regular activities like pub crawls and tapas tours, or get out of the city and come hiking with us! You can jump on our free Wi-Fi connection in the communal kitchen and in the bedrooms. To help you travel light, we give you free bed linen, have towels for rent and can lend you a hair dryer – sorted.


It's around 40 minutes to us from San Sebastián Airport. Take the E21 Donostia bus towards Donostia and get off at María Cristina Bridge. We're a 2-minute walk from there. We're in the heart of the shopping district, so save space for souvenirs! Next, head to the sea: we're a 13-minute stroll to Zurriola surfing beach and just eight to the sands of La Concha. For a taste of history, you can walk to the the Old Town in around 30 minutes.

Rooms and Dorms

Our mixed dorms are soundproofed to help you get a peaceful night's sleep. You'll find lockers for your bags (good security makes for even more reason to snooze soundly), and each bed comes with its own reading lamp, outlet and handy hooks for coats and wet towels. There's no curfew, and even if you roll in at 3am you can take a hot shower in our unlimited, 24-hour hot-water bathrooms. If you arrive early, we have free luggage storage before check-in (and at checkout).

Extras and activities

With a surfing beach nearby, of course we have surfboards to rent! You can also hire a bike if you prefer wheels over waves (grab a free city map). If all that activity works up an appetite, ask our 24-hour reception if we're cooking dinner that day for guests (available at a low cost) – a popular favourite is paella. Free tea and coffee are all yours too, as well as laundry facilities and bookworms can browse our library to their hearts' content.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.1

  • Security 8.5

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 8.4

  • Atmosphere 7.1

  • Cleanliness 7.2

  • Facilities 6.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    24 Jun 2020
    I stayed just for one night at Downtown River hostel, everything was great, the staff, location, the rooms and bathroom were clean. I recommend it!
    Argentina, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    22 Nov 2019
    Nice little hostel would stay again
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 8.9


    30 Aug 2020
    Very clean hostel! Staff were very friendly and helpful! Good facilities like big bathrooms and a modern kitchen however it was a tight squeeze at times as kitchen was right next to the rooms! Also no smoking area/terrace as such but overall, I really recommend this place
    Ireland, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    27 Dec 2019
    Loved staying here! the location was great & the staff was very helpful. The only problem was how loud the place got at night and no one seemed to enforce the "quiet hours" rule. But otherwise it was a great place! Love that they have a kitchen you can use for free and it was all very clean.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    29 Jul 2020
    Not a bad location but more for the surfers that come to visit. I didn’t really fit in there even though the staff were friendly to begin with. The dormitories were OK but the price per night might reflect how popular San Sebastián is. The city itself is quite nice with various cafe/bars.
    Wales, Male, 41+
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    03 Mar 2020
    El hostel con respecto a comodidades y limpieza está bien. El staff fué genial, súper buena onda. Gracias!
    Argentina, Mixed Group, 31-40
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    01 Feb 2020
    Good localisation, light in the room. A bit messy in the kitchen, no certians on the beds, cold water under the shower!!! Brrrr.... And the price was quite high like 18 euros and no breakfast included so value for money is baaad. Staff barely speaks English. For 1 night is ok.
    Poland, Female, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    08 Dec 2019
    Staff not the friendliest, busy on the computer. Nice bathrooms, big rooms. Well equipped kitchen. Not a great social vibe.
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    14 Dec 2019
    Not the cleanest hostel i have ever stayed. In the center of the city, friendly stuff but I would not chose it again
    Greece, Male, 31-40
  • 6.3


    25 Aug 2020
    The hostel was okay. Some of the staff weren’t that friendly or helpful. There is no area to relax, only the kitchen, and there are no windows in the kitchen so it feels very closed. The bathrooms could have been cleaner, it was constantly wet. The location is excellent though! Everything is super close.
    South Africa, Couple, 31-40
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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