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Del Camino street 4 - 4th right, 20004 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014
654Chris Cambridge, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

The location is really good as it close to all of the main attractions plus the rooms, on two floors are clean, serviced daily and of a pretty good standard. If you turn right as you leave the property and walk straight ahead, within a couple of minutes you will find the bay which is beautiful. If however you turn... More

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LuixDonosti, Propietario at Pension Joakina, responded to this review

Dear client, thanks a lot for your review. I have to admite most of your words are true, and give you many thanks for the good things. Is true, my mother lives at the 4th apartment, and as she likes to keep everything clean and on its place gets into the rooms to do the services, she gets aged and... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Lovely, clean room in a great location, however somehow we managed to disregard a previous review stating: "The only problem that we had was regarding a very strong odour from the bathroom. They apparently had some renovations done a little while back and this results in the bathroom smelling quite badly." This smell was so strong that it woke us... More

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LuixDonosti, Propietario at Pension Joakina, responded to this review

Dear client, thanks for you review. Even when sometimes they say things that are not good for us, but they make us to pay more atention to business we have and our guests. Anyway, you could not enjoy the nice smell we have now in our rooms, as last week we fixed the problem we had with the terrible bad... More

Barcelona, Spain
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

The rooms are clean, the pension central. However, the signora Joakina burst into our room several times per day without knocking first, disrupting any feeling of privacy. In addition, on the day we left, we realized that several of our things were missing. It turned out that our things had been thrown out during room cleaning, because they were on... More

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LuixDonosti, Propietario at Pension Joakina, responded to this review

Dear client, we felt same as you, sad about the attitude we saw on you, really felt afraid about your agresivity talking to us. We try to keep all rooms clean and tidy, the room has big wardrobe with two big doors (4 stands in), one computer desk used as a table, one portable bed we use as a sitting... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Very nice pension dead in the center of Donostia. Very clean rooms and nice hosts Luix (pronounced Luis) and his mother Joakina (from the stone bridge). The rooms are quiet, Some have their own bathroom while two other rooms share a bathroom. The only setbacks were the lack of a fridge or use of one, and the central room (the... More

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LuixDonosti, Propietario at Pension Joakina, responded to this review

Dear client. Thanks for your words. We do not have air conditioning, as most pensions in town, and almost private houses. The weather usually is not very hot, so we have the fans for those days which usually are more hot as usual, but only few ones. Is a pity you came in one of them. What I do not... More

London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
64 hotel reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

I have recently stayed 2 nights at Pension Joakina. Location of the pension is excellent. Old town and city centre are both easily reached on foot. Main bus station (for airport bus from/to Bilbao) is about 30 minutes walk along the river or 5 minutes by taxi for 10 euros. The room is simple but spacious with a lovely balcony... More

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LuixDonosti, Propietario at Pension Joakina, responded to this review

Dear client, thanks for your review. Sorry again by the inconveniences, my mother is 78 years old and sometimes gets confused with occupied and available rooms. She was attending a check in and confused with doors. Happened once and I talked to her. I thought everything was forgotten with my complain. Locking the door with your keys as I advised... More

Fredrikstad, Norway
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112 reviews 112 reviews
36 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013 via mobile

Clean rooms in a very central and convenient location. Several rooms of varying sizes on the 4th and 5th floors, some with private baths and own balconies, some without. This being located in an ordinary block of apartments, there are some house rules to follow in order to be considerate to neighbours and other guests - the most unusual of... More

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LuixDonosti, Propietario at Pension Joakina, responded to this review

Dear client, thanks a lot for your review, almost very accurate and useful. The water heater is at the other side of the 4th floor appartment, upstairs we fixed it doing a better work, and it does not disturb the neighbourgs. Noise affects to neighbourgs not to cliens. We will try to keep doing things good, and try to attend... More

Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013 via mobile

Our stay in march 2013 was great. Louis and his mother joakina will look after you well and are genuinely interested in the quality of your stay. If you speak no Spanish be mindful that joakina speaks no English however we managed to by fine. Location is excellent and superb value. Highly recommended.

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LuixDonosti, Propietario at Pension Joakina, responded to this review

Dear client, thanks a lot for your review, almost very accurate and useful. Hope to see you next time. Regards. Joakina and Luis Olaizola More

Espoo, Finland
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

Stayed here for 2 days with my girlfriend in a twin bedroom. The location is great and only a few minutes away from the beach. The grocery store is also almost right around the corner. Free WiFi was a plus as well how tidy the place was. The old lady who was there to meet us was very kind although... More

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LuixDonosti, Propietario at Pension Joakina, responded to this review

Dear client, thanks a lot for your review, almost very accurate and useful. I thought walls were not as thin as you noticed, anyway is good to know this. We will try to keep doing things good, and try to attend your interesting correctiions. Regards. Luis Olaizola More

Leicester
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

My wife whisked me away to to the beautiful San Sebastian for my 40th birthday. We were able to find the pension relatively easily with a little assistance from the charming locals. We were greated by an elderly lady who spoke at us in Spanish (my Spanish is limited!), but, eventually we understood one and other and were shown to... More

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LuixDonosti, Propietario at Pension Joakina, responded to this review

Dear client, is very nice to read reviews like your. Hope to enjoy the city and the Pension in the future again and keep improving to make your stay more comfortable. Regards. Luis Olaizola More

Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

The pension is well located for exploring the old town. Rooms are clean and comfortable. Free WIFI worked perfectly during our stay. Nearby is an excellent patisserie. The beach is very close. What did cause a huge problem though was having a shower after 10pm. I'm informed this causes lots of noise, but I find it impossible to believe it... More

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LuixDonosti, Gerente at Pension Joakina, responded to this review

Dear Sir, thanks a lot for your review. We will try to inform guests before the arrival some rooms shower corfew, as the hot water makes a lot of noise when it works at night and also disturbs other guests when they are sleeping at night. We work to give our guests a pleasant rest at night, cleanlyness in a... More

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Address: Del Camino street 4 - 4th right, 20004 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
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Location: Spain > Basque Country > Guipuzcoa Province > San Sebastian - Donostia
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Adults only Pension, recently renovatedd. All ensuite rooms have balcony view. Two shared bath bedrooms, one of them with balcony view. Great for city center quiet area, after visiting the town, working, etc. Rooms have free wifi, TV, heating, hair dryer, acoustic isolation, linen and towels changed everyday or when requested.Parking agreement available at La Concha parking. ... more   less 
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