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Hostal Alemana

San Martin, 53 - 10, 20007 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sydney
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49 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We read the reviews about the noise but booked anyway.Thurs is not a problem but the bar was still going at 5.30 AM on Fri so it can be a small problem is you are facing the bar but it is part of San Sebastian.The rooms are really nice with fridge,a/c and safe and a good bathroom.The staff are helpful,... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a hotel not a hostel! The look from outside can be deceiving but once you check in you will know best. Yes there is a bar just across the street but if you keep your windows closed it should be fine, our room was on the second floor. There was work going on - on the exterior of... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We read the reviews and agreed that they sounded ok on balance. The hotel is clean and modern. Basic furnishings but the rare is so low that it's excellent value for money. The big negative is that it is a noise hotel. The main reception is surrounded by rooms. The floors squeak and the stairs are noisy. We also had... More 

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Mooresville, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Can't image how anyone sleeps here. There is a bar across the street and the screams can still be heard at 7am. If anyone turns on the water or flushes the toilet in the hotel it sounds like a waterfall in your room. There is no lobby or amenities. Run from this booking.

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Sudbury, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

This is definitely a hotel, not a hostel. The room was clean, the bathroom was nice and even had a bidet, the shower and tub were nice and clean. This hotel is literally a 2 minute walk from the beach. A couple days I walked from the hotel to the beach barefoot. It is also no more than 10 minute... More 

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Maroubra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Right in the centre of San Sebastián, pretty much across the road from the main beach. Could walk 10 mins into old town where bars, pubs etc are or catch the city tour bus from the main beach to look around. Small rooms but worth it for the location :)

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Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Parking was expensive - 60€ but secure and close so long as you're a good driver and not nervous as its very tight and underground! Hotel is one street back from the magificent promenade and the breakfast and rooms were very comfortable. Freshly squeezed orange juice and coffee were good. Manned front desk on the first floor 24 hrs and... More 

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Located in an ideal part of town two blocks from the beautiful Concha beach and promenade, the hotel is surrounded by old apartment buildings and small commercial establishments along street level… quaint but charming. It is a half-mile walk to old town where innumerable tapas (pintxos) bars can be found. Also located a 10 minute walk to the train station... More 

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We were pleasantly surprised to stumble across this B&B near the main beach! The reception staff were helpful and accommodating, the room we were offered large clean and very well appointed. As for the price - well its extremely good value for money!

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Auckland NZ
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37 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Hotel was vey close to beach and town with places to eat. On the down side nowhere to park outside to unload baggage if you have a car and parking was expensive at 20E a day. The people were friendly and helpful, breakfast was nice, basic and reasonably priced. The room we had was the smallest on the floor and... More 

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