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SurfBackPackers San Sebastian

Calle Narrica 23 20 Derecha, San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

My friend and I really enjoyed our time here, everything was clean and tidy and the staff were really friendly and helpful, suggesting places to eat and drink and things to do. The location is great, really close to the beach and all the restaurants and shops in the old town.

Thank Maddie K
San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

I had a nice time while in San Sebastian. The staff was very helpful. The environment was very relaxed. The people that were from the area were more than willing to give free tours for a meal. I would come back.

Thank curlysue53
Adelaide, Australia
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I havent stayed in san sebastian before, and i booked this 'hostel' last minute but i didn't expect my stay to be of such poor quality. First off it was extremely hard to find, the address is a residential one, and there is no signage for which level is theirs, almost like someone is renting the building and the owners... More 

Thank G745

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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

I loved staying at this hostel! Although it's not a 5 star resort, but you shouldn't expect to find anything like that in San Seb, unless you're willing to pay $$$. I think the relaxed atmosphere at the hostel is perfect considering the location. I had a great room, with pretty standard beds, but was right in the middle of... More 

Thank Tanya B
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

WARNING: Only stay here if you're prepared to be stressed!! Booked a 4 bed dorm, received a 6 bed dorm (essentially paid more for less). At the time of booking, the owner offered the last two nights for a discounted rate. When we went to pay, he changed the wickets and demanded that we pay 5 euros more per night,... More 

Thank Teresa B
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013 via mobile

I stayed at surf backpackers during the jazz festival at the end of July and really enjoyed my stay here. It's a really chilled out hostel and a good place for solo travelers to meet nice people. The location is really good as well! They could do with more bathrooms on the reception level though as there's only one room... More 

Thank Lauren M
Milan, Italy
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60 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

We went in a group, 3 girls and 2 guys, we rented the room they have for 5, the quality of the beds is really good, has two balconies, two bunk-beds and one single bed. The room does not have lock, so there are lockers for everyone. The bathroom is small and shared, there are two showers and one toilet... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2011

Ticks the boxes for a hostel. Cheap, clean (swept for sand each morning) and secure. However, bathroom situation is bad - only one as this is an apartment conversion. The owners are friendly enough even if the operation is all quite unprofessional/laid back depending on your point of view.

1 Thank d2371q
Melbourne, Australia
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80 reviews
65 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2011

I have to say that we regretted staying here. This was completely because of the lack of bathroom facilities. There are dorm beds for 15-20 people and just one bathroom (shower and toilet in one). It is just a horrible experience having to queue for half an hour to use the toilet when you wake up in the morning. And... More 

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