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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 10.00 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 6.6

  • Security 7.8

  • Location 9.2

  • Staff 8.0

  • Atmosphere 6.8

  • Cleanliness 7.2

  • Facilities 6.8

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    17 Sep 2021
    Friendly welcome. Would stay again.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    28 Jun 2021
    The hostel is located very central which is very convenient to get around the sights and the beach . The staff are all great! Very friendly , helpful which creates a good atmosphere and nice vibes with the people that are staying in the hostel ! I would defenetly recommend downtown river hostel to everybody who is staying in San Sebastián also very glad this was my choice. Cheers!!!
    Greece, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    08 Jun 2021
    Loved this hostel!! Centrally located close to the beaches and the city. Staff were very friendly and kind. Fun surfer vibe but even though I didn’t surf I enjoyed the hostel. There was a well stocked kitchen, rooms with lockers, good showers, etc. Will be back!
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    16 Oct 2021
    Overall, handy location and had the facilities we needed. However the lock on our room door was ready to break so there were a couple times we struggled to get in or out and the locks on the showers are very stiff as well. Overall was a good stay.
    Scotland, All Female Group, 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
  • 8.3


    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+
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    07 Aug 2021
    My stay here was totally fine. The bed was not very comfortable and the shower area could have been cleaner (it's mixed gender so is used by everyone). They hostel was unable to organise surfing classes which was surprising. They didn't seem to know how to do it and then said someone would call us.
    Ireland, 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
  • 5.7


    10 Oct 2021
    We booked last minute for 1 night. Positives: super close to the bus station where we arrived and to the city center. However, cleanliness was not great. There was hair all over the bathroom sinks, we saw a guest wash their feet in the sink and then leave it dirty, and masks were rarely worn by staff or guests. A guest went so far as to pull a mask off of my friend's face and then follow us outside yelling, but he seemed to be buddies with the staff so they did nothing.
    USA, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 4.9


    17 Aug 2021
    Habitación pequeña y mal ventilada Aforo al 100%. 46 € por una litera. Pedí factura y no me la quisieron dar. La solicité por mail y tampoco la he recibido.
    Spain, Female, 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
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • 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
  • Wi-Fi