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282 Total Reviews
Great Location
Marvellous Staff
Awesome Cleanliness

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.

Reviews & Ratings

282 Total Reviews
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Jun 07, 2024
I had a great time! The stuff is super friendly ans the atmosphere makes it easy to connect to people. Feels like a little family, that greets you with open arms. Definitely recommend:)
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Male, 18-24
May 18, 2024
shower didn't work. Wasn't great set up to meet other people. There was no one at reception when I arrived. No space to put my bag as spaces between beds were too narrow and there were no lockers. The doors to the dorms didn't lock so anyone could wonder in. Place was just cleaclean enough. Definitely not worth what i payed for it, i went because there were no other options not booked out but there are much nicer places that are cheaper in the sasan sebastian area. It was fine but just ok
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Female, 18-24
Very Good
May 04, 2024
Not exactly the most modern, corporate feeling hostel, BUT, the vibes were super chill here at Balea. Just a calm surf vibe with some nice jungle vegetation around the front. Overall, I felt like Balea is exactly what a hostel should be.
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Male, 18-24


  • Free

    • Linen Included
    • Free City Maps
    • Free WiFi
  • General

    • Wheelchair Friendly
    • Security Lockers
    • Common Room
    • Breakfast Not Included
    • Book Exchange
    • Hot Showers
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Cooker
    • Fridge/Freezer
    • Dryer
    • Reading Light
    • Hair Dryers
    • Microwave
    • Washing Machine
  • Services

    • Laundry Facilities
    • Towels for hire
    • Luggage Storage
    • 24 Hour Security
    • Housekeeping
    • Late check-out
    • Reception (limited hours)
  • Food & Drink

    • Cafe
  • Entertainment

    • Foosball
    • Wi-Fi

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