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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

such a pleasant surprise!! we felt comfortable and welcomed right from the start. the rooms were a good size, comfortable and great kitchen facilities. The rooms could be a bit noisy at night as its on a busy street, but it didn't bother us much. The location was perfect for what we were looking for on this trip. A street... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The pension is is very clean and in a great location, very close to the beach. Our room was nicely decorated, spacious and very comfortable and the wifi worked very well. The shared bathrooms were very clean and the kitchen was always stocked with milk, cereal, cookies, coffee and tea. The hosts were very accommodating and gave us lots of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was nice accommodation for the price and the owner Paolo was very accommodating and helpful showing us where some of the nicer bars and restaurant are in the city and giving us his number to ring if we had any issues day or night. The kitchen area was really nice, it was clean and had communal milk water and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Firstly Paulo is a first class host who will help you plan your trip in San Sebastian.The hotel is located 2 stones throw from the beach.and 10 mins walk from the old town.You have access to a kitchenette where there is milk,cereal,tea/coffee and access to a fridge and microwave.The shared bathrooms are clean.You have wifi access.Its hard to beat the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently spent 4 nights in San Sebastian at Pension Aia. It is on the second floor of a building located on a small street 3 minutes to the Zurriola beach and boardwalk. The street is a one way and you can drop off/pick up your luggage in front. The Txofre parking is conveniently located 8-10 minutes two blocks away.... More 

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Now we understand the rave reviews. Paulo and his wife are incredible hosts. Our room was comfortable and we were treated like family. The location is great, and Paulo gave us wonderful recommendations for restaurants and pintxos bars.

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County Sligo, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 via mobile

Firstly thank you Paulo and his team for making our holiday special. Great location in Gros - 2 minutes walk to surf beach (Zurricola) cafe for breakfast and coffee right across the road, although you get cereal and milk provided at pension aia. 10 minute walk to san Sebastian old town. Room was clean & tidy. Paulo only to happy... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Pension Aia is perfectly located a short walk from the old town & one street back from zurriola beach but it is still quite and cosy. The rooms were spotless clean and comfortable. All of the facilities (bathrooms, kitchen, common areas) were clean and modern. Paulo the host was terrific. He gave us so much advice that was exactly as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

My husband and I had two nights in San Sebastian and weren't sure what to expect as we had heard that it is very expensive. We were pleasantly surprised when we arrived at Pension Aia - it was so clean and spacious! Paulo has thought of everything a weary traveler could want or need. He even took the time to... More 

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Leighton Buzzard
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

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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