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Zabaleta 40 | 1º D, 20001 Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hostel is perfectly clean and the facilities are well beyond what I'd expect for the price. Well located right near the beach in beautiful San Sebastián, the real draw card for this place is Paulo and his wife who seem to treat their guests like family. They really could not have been more welcoming, friendly or hospitable. I look... More

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Geelong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I booked this along with some cheap Ryanair flights as a surprise weekend away and couldn't have asked for anything more. It was booked on a whim and quite cheaply as I didn't want my partner to know about it. Just around the corner from the supermarket which was perfect as the communal kitchen had plenty in it and a... More

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Stroud, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014 via mobile

Not many places get five stars after eighty reviews, the Pension Aia deserves them. Clean, tidy rooms with comfortable beds and an excellent shower. The owner as has been mentioned previously is extremely helpful and considerate. For the cost of the rooms this is a truly excellent place to stay within ten minutes of the old town and two minutes... More

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

You can't ask for more. It's a cosy place and rooms are well decorated. If you are looking to save money but still wanna be in town and close to everything and possibly in a nice place, this is the place for you. The hostel is run by a lovely couple, they have everything you need and there is food... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

We stayed the weekend in this lovely pension while we were competing in the area. Paulo (the owner) was very welcoming and gave us good insight to the city. The room was spacious and very clean with a great little balcony and a very comfortable bed. The en-suite bathroom was a good size with a very nice shower. The location... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

Even though it was one night(I didn't book and there was a marathon on this weekend), Paulo went out of his way to make me feel at home. He even gave me his number to contact him should I run into any trouble. What a legend. The room and bed were spotless and very comfortable. Had a great sleep. The... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

We stayed here for 5 nights September and can't praise this pension enough, it appears like everybody else in the reviews, it is in a fantastic quiet part of town yet only minutes walk to everything, the rooms are well insulated and soundproofed, they are very clean with good bedding. The pensions secret weapon is the owner "Paola" and his... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

I stayed here in October/ November 2012 for a month so I really got to know the place. It's in a great location - very close to the surfing beach and easy walking distance to the old town and the other beach. Paulo was as extremely friendly and welcoming as everyone says. I stayed in 3 different rooms during my... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

This was our second trip to San Sebastian and we sought out Pension Aia as soon as we knew we'd be going back. Unfortunately they didn't have availability for the whole time we wanted to stay, but Paulo (fantastically helpful owner) was able to recommend somewhere nice nearby, though it wasn't as good as Pension Aia. Pension Aia is a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

We stayed 3 nights and felt the pension was very good value for money - in a great position only a few minutes from the surf beach and about a 10 minute walk to the old town. Very clean and good amenities. Nice comfy bed. No a/c which might be an issue for some in the height of summer. Overall,... More

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Address: Zabaleta 40 | 1º D, 20001 Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain
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Location: Spain > Basque Country > Guipuzcoa Province > Donostia-San Sebastian
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 59 B&Bs / Inns in Donostia-San Sebastian
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