We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
San Juan 9, 20003 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added Kaixo Hostel to your Saves list
Kaixo Hostel
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 2 more sites!
A recent review
4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
Achim W Barcelona
Write a Review

29 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (4)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I spent about two weeks in this hostel as I stayed in San Sebastian with a friend. The hostel itself is clean, the kitchen, the bathrooms, floor, etc. Also the rooms are clean. They are quite small and only accommodate (in our case) two beds and safes on the wall, and that's it. Around are all the bars and restaurants... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
New Delhi
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
27 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everyone has pointed out the excellent location of the Hostel, and I'll add to that. It is a brilliant location, right in the heart of the old city. My partner was a bit hesitant about a hostel and shared bathrooms but that worked out pretty okay at the end of the day. We had Bedroom 1, with a small balcony,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Right smack in the middle of San Sebastian's historical centre. The rooms are pretty barren, just the beds, nothing else; although some of the other ones seemed to have a bit more furniture. It would be nice to have a little table at least. The kitchen is well equipped and everything is very clean. The staff downstairs is also extremely... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Surfers Paradise, Australia
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
21 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

The location of this place is fantastic, right in the middle of all the tapas bars, and close enough to the beach and also a supermarket. We stayed in a double room which was fantastic and roomy, but it was a bit noisy one night from the bars downstairs as our room was above the street. We actually tried to... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013 via mobile

Stayed 3 nights in Kaixo Hostel with my girlfriend in a double room (so can't comment on the dorm room experience). The hostel is in an excellent location in the old town and only a short walk from the main beach and surf beach- super convenient! The hostel is good quality, modern, clean and well maintained by Jon and his... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Deventer, Nederland
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We stayed with 11 people at Kaixo. Good value for the price! Very clean and most rooms are very spacious. Unfortunately something went wrong with our booking (2 singles instead of 1 double), but the very helpful staff (thanks Fatima) helped us out. Kaixo Hostel is right where the action is. Pinxtos, wine and beach all within walking distance. Looking... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Perth, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

Very nice, clean and comfortable. Nice laid back atmosphere. Activities offered, helpful hosts. Great location. Love san sebastian. We stayed in a few rooms because they messed up our booking a bit, but they were all nice and we got a private room one night rather than a shared rrom. Iratxo downstairs was good too, some cheap beakfast tapas avaialble... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Finally found a hostel that has a balance between apartment/backpacker feel. I stayed three nights and every day the apartment was cleaned spotless. The kitchen is very modern with everything you need to cook nice meals, and to share around the large kitchen table and meet other travelers (closes at 11pm). The staff was friendly and helpful, also offered hiking/biking/tapas... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Belfast, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

Stay in San Telmo Hostel its literally 50 yards down the road and 10 euro cheaper! I had a similar experience the owner evicted me and the friend I was travelling in the morning. It was totally ridiculous and for the same reason. We were drinking a beer in our room until 11.30 when we went out to town. Apparently... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers are raving about these San Sebastian - Donostia hotels

Dublin, Ireland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

OWNER IS ABUSIVE - Me and a friend stayed here for what was supposed to be 3 nights last week and after our 2nd night the owner broke into our room at 10am unannounced and kicked myself and my friend out, another guy and a 19 year old girl who was travelling alone and had nowhere to go, for what... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage Kaixo Hostel, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to Kaixo Hostel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Kaixo Hostel

Address: San Juan 9, 20003 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
Location: Spain > Basque Country > Guipuzcoa Province > San Sebastian - Donostia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, HostelWorld, Priceline, Odigeo and HostelBookers so you can book your Kaixo Hostel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

3 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (4)
Room/suite (2)
View from room (1)
Other (1)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay
Select tags to find the hotel that's right for you.
hotels in San Sebastian - Donostia with
any amenities