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Zabaleta 40 | 1º D, 20001 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can't say enough about this place. Paulo is incredibly kind and helpful! The room was clean and comfortable. We had a beautiful little balcony overlooking the city street. There was tea and cereal in the kitchen. The bathrooms were clean and spacious. I would definitely stay here again and suggest anyone doing so!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As part a week-long trip through France and Spain, we stopped off for a couple of days in San Sebastian. This was by far the cheapest accommodation I had booked, so I was little concerned that it might not be up to scratch. We booked a slightly more expensive room with an outside area, which looked into the courtyard of... More

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Somerset West, South Africa
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23 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

If you are in San Sebastian to surf, this place has a great location: It is a stone's throw away from Zurriola beach (the main surf beach), has great bars across the road, and (relatively) cheap supermarkets (LIDL and BM) around the corner. Paulo and his wife are great hosts, and can offer you a wealth of information about the... More

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

My boyfriend and I recently stayed at Pension Aia during a 3 week trip in Spain and it was fantastic! The pension is well-located about 2 blocks from the second larget beach in San Sebastian and a 5 minute walk from the old part of town where you'll find many incredible pintxos bars! Paulo and his wife--I never did catch... More

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Arizona, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Absolutely loved this place. It's in the Gros neighborhood, about 10-15 minute walk to get across the river to Old Town. Easy and nice walk, along the oceanfront or through town. It's located up one floor, but there are easy stairs or an elevator to use. It felt safe and secure, with locks at front door, floor entrance, and room... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 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 March 26, 2014

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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Address: Zabaleta 40 | 1º D, 20001 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
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Location: Spain > Basque Country > Guipuzcoa Province > San Sebastian - Donostia
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