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Pension Garate

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San Martin 54 - 1er piso, 20007 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to stay, rooms not large but adequate for a short stay. The only improvement could have been a small fridge to keep food and drinks cold. Clean and tidy and very short 2 min walk to the beach.

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stayed at this hotel for two nights, and we were very pleasantly surprised. The hotel is not only in a prime beach location, it is clean, comfortable, and the staff is incredibly friendly and helpful. Our room was well furnished, and the bed was quite cozy. Great location, great staff, great stop!

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Set 1 street from the Beach, this Pension offers super clean and well appointed rooms. Modern bathrooms, security entrance with lift & really helpful staff. It is walking distance to all the attractions of San Sebastian and has plenty of Tapas & eateries nearby. A bonus is your private balcony & great Wi-Fi

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Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

The hotel is well located, comfortable and very clean. The tea kettle in the room was a nice plus. The staff were very helpful, with maps and tips about what too see and where to eat. We enjoyed seafood at La Mejillonería. Beach is near by. All around bargain. Would definitely return.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We arrived by taxi from train Station , cost 7 euro. The Pension has a black gate on main road by traffic lights and then you take bags in elevator to level 1 reception. A lovely tidy Pension with fresh towels each day. Thank you! Friendly people on reception and another younger lady was most helpful helping us plan our... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Very well priced pension, friendly staff and very clean. Initially, a little hard to find but soon found it! I do not like the long pillows in Spain, have come across them everywhere but I guess that's just a different culture! We were in a very noisy room and I did struggle to get to sleep each night, if there... More 

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Herepian, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

This small pension is in the centre of San Sebastián and is perfectly located to explore this wonderful town. We were greeted with a smile and the lady on reception couldn't have been more helpful with advice on where to go, etc. The room itself was clean and comfortable. We will definitely return

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

nice pension in centre of San Sebastian; restaurants, cafe and beach is very close by. Personnel is very friendly. We stayed there in early May hence not a warm month so we did not miss A/C. Only comment could be that it is on a relatively busy road. Price quality very well

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Nice clean room in a good location, reception staff were very helpful with places to go and recommendations for lunch. Rooms are a good size with hair dryer and kettle. Would stay again for a weekend break

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Chester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

My wife and I stayed at Pension Garate for 3 nights between Christmas and New Year. I was impressed by the level of customer service a couple of days prior to our arrival, as i was contacted by email asking me for our estimated time of arrival and was given some helpful advice to travel from Bilbao to San Sebastian... More 

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