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Paseo de Ondarreta 24, 20008 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013
ScooterJuly Saint-Beat, France
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Saint-Beat, France
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229 reviews 229 reviews
33 hotel reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

For the price, this is a super place to stay in San Sebastian with the facility to park your car which is not easy in the centre. Breakfast included and is adequate - certainly enough food to give you a great start to the day. Rooms basic but comfortable and have what you need. Wish it was slightly closer to... More

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

Stayed there during the donosti cup and had a fantastic time, thanks! Breakfast was always nice and the staff were useful even though the language barrier wasn't always easy. Rooms changed daily and nice atmosphere, hopefully returning next year.

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Brussels, Belgium
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Pros: It's a well priced, well equipped hotel with a quirky atmosphere due to its history as a student dorm. The corridors have a certain charm to them and if you explore the basement you will find a gym, as well as some other nice things (music rooms, a piano collection etc.). It has both a free and a paid... More

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Paris, France
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39 hotel reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

Normally we stay in more central places in San Sebastian. But having decided late in the game to spend a 2 day weekend in San Sebastian during the high season (late June) we booked this place as it was only 59 euros per night It was a very good experience: It's basically a student dorm that is rented out during... More

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Trinidad, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

We traveled for 3 weeks in France and Spain. The Olarain was our worst lodging. We booked through the tourist office for 90 Euros which the highest price since Paris. This is a dormitory, nothing more. We had some high volume Dutch folks in the room above us that wouldn't shut up despite a couple of calls to the front... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

I have spent four nights to Colegio Mayor Olarain accomodation! I found the accomodation in the toursit infromation office as my booking in another hotel was a really bad experience for me! At least I did not pay anything(to the previous hotel) and I found this pleasant hotel very quick! Advantages 1)Rooms were simply furnished,new and ensuite with TV 2)... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

Lovely place to stay with good rooms and great bathroom. Not too keen on the side opening window which is not suitable for families with children. The Air Conditioning in the common areas should be extended also to the bedrooms which can be stuffy when the curtains are drawn at night. Breakfast at €3.90 is very very good and great... More

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5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2011

Rooms were lovely and spacious. Great facilities - internet, laundry. Pleasant staff. 10-15mins from beach. 20-30mins from old town. I was there outside of term time so the area is very quiet

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2010

Okay, so this IS a beach town, but I felt that 60 Euros was a bit much. The rooms and service, however, were fantastic. There was a nearby supermarket and post office, the beach was about 5-minutesd away on foot, and the location was very peaceful. For the last two nights of my stay, the person in the room next... More

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Turin, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2009

We decided to stop in San Sebastian and we ask to the tourist information office for an accomodation. the city was fully booked and they suggested this "Colegio Mayor Olarain", quite close to the nice Playa de Ondaretta. The college in quite new, modern, decorated in a cartoonist way, the staff is really kind. Rooms are simple furnished, new, and... More

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Address: Paseo de Ondarreta 24, 20008 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
Location: Spain > Basque Country > Guipuzcoa Province > San Sebastian - Donostia
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