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SurfBackPackers San Sebastian

Calle Narrica 23 20 Derecha, San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015
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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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San Diego, California
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12 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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.

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Adelaide, Australia
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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 

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6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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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 

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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 

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Milan, Italy
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60 reviews 60 reviews
19 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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.

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Melbourne, Australia
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81 reviews 81 reviews
66 hotel reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
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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