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Pension Aia

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Zabaleta 40 | 1º D, 20001 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
Pension Aia
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Leighton Buzzard
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Paulo, the owner & his wife made us very welcome. The accomodation was spotlessly clean, quiet and comfortable. It was amazing value at only €30 a night. We would not hesitate to stay again or recommend Pension Aia to everyone.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

Even before we arrived our host Paulo was in direct contract with us to assist with parking and location etc which was impressive . The hostel is in an awesome location just one street from zurriola beach 1 minute walk . Old town is 10 minutes , Renfe is 10 minutes walk also. The hostel is really well set out... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Pension Aia is in a great location just a block back from the beach. It was well run with Paulo there to help with any questions and give ideas on what to do in San Sebastián. We stayed in two different rooms, one at the front with a private bathroom looking onto the street and pintox bars below, but double... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We stayed at Pension Aia for 3 nights. It was spotlessly clean and very comfortable. Less than 10 minutes walk to the old town and 1 minute to the surf beach. Parking is in a very secure underground carpark, also very close. There are breakfast facilities available which we found very useful. Lots of information is displayed and Paulo is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Every B&B or pension has its own characteristics. Be it more traditional, more country side, romantic or business. Aia has an international, cool, trendy character. Paulo is personalising this character but ads an eternel smile, day and night service. Perfect location, although parking can be difficult, buth with some strategic search, you can find parking space in the neighbouroud. Good... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Our stay in Pension Aia was superb. We stayed here for 8 days during Grande Semana, which is a yearly held festival. Pension Aia is in the part of the city called 'Gros', which is (especially during the festival week) less busy than the Old Town. It is a 1 min walk from the surfer's beach and about 10min from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The stay at Aia Pension was the best. The pension is perfectly located near the beach, supermarkets and in a beautiful area of San Sebastian. Great rooms, super clean bathrooms, the kitchen was gorgeous and had all the cutlery needed and in the refrigerator there was even food you could eat. Paulo received us when we arrived in the pension... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

What an amazing place! Paulo is a fantastic host, he made us feel right at home and was really helpful pointing out the best places to eat close to the hostel. We felt like we were staying in an apartment more than a hostel! :) Our room was lovely, with a big clean bathroom and everything we could possibly need.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

My family stayed here for 3 days last week and we cannot say enough positive things about Pension Aia and the owners Paulo and Idoira (I hope I spelled your name right!). Think of this as a boutique pension, with clean and lovely rooms, bathrooms in the hall and a shared kitchen. The best is the personalised information the owners... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

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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