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Olarain

Paseo de Ondarreta 24, 20008 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Chicago, Illinois
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110 reviews
71 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I got some bad information from another person that had stayed here saying they have A/C, which they do not, the rooms during the day were very warm with no breeze unless you open the door and window at the same time. The beds are as soft as concrete, but they do have a desk and plenty of storage and... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This is very easy living, but clean and good for a couple of days. It was further from the city center than I thought, 35-40 minutes walk. A very nice walk though and if it wasn't for the raining I would have liked it even better. It more like a campus than a hotel, so don't expect to much. Wi-fi... More 

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Istanbul
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17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We were looking for a decent hotel with reasonable price. All hotel prices were around 130-150 euro per night. This hotel gave a price of 62,5 euro for a very clean room with hairdryer and even iron availability. Room was small but cosy. We liked it and advise to everyone not looking for more than room.

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Alex M, Director Comercial at Olarain, responded to this review

Dear Ozz34, Thank you very much for your kind review. We are happy to hear you had an enjoyable stay and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best regards, Olarain More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
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61 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Olarain is not a hotel, but rather a residence hall (colegio mayor) for university students. It rents rooms to travelers during the summer vacation months and as available year round. My local colleagues booked me a room here when I arrived in town a few days before my apartment was available for my semester sabbatical. I wish that my old... More 

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Alex M, Director Comercial at Olarain, responded to this review

Dear DavidJK, Thank you very much for taking your time to send us your extensive review which would be very helpful for all those travellers who are coming to San Sebastian. We appreciate your advices about our facilities and neighbourhood. Please, do not hesitate to contact us if you ever need accommodation in San Sebastian it would be a pleasure... More 

Namibia
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58 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Great value for money, simple but very clean rooms. Free fast wifi. If you manage to find a parking spot in front of the hotel, where parking is for free, count yourself extremely lucky. Public transport close by, nice bars in the neighborhood and in a 10-minute walk you're at the beach.

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Alex M, Director Comercial at Olarain, responded to this review

Dear nina_eats, Thank you very much for taking the time to send us your review. We are glad to read Olarain matched with your expectations. Please, do not hesitate to contact us if you ever come back to San Sebastian and want to repeat your stay with us, it would be a pleasure to seeing you here again. Yours faithfully,... More 

Windhoek
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29 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

13 minutes away from the Ondarreta beach, cean rooms, friendly staff, free fast Wi-Fi. Nice place to stay in your visit to Donostia...but impossible to find a place to park in the parking lot. You pay for tlparking nearby with the hassle of having renew the parking every few hours. What a pity, otherwise 5 stars.

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Alex M, Director Comercial at Olarain, responded to this review

Dear Nomar A, Thank you very much for sending your review. We are glad to read that you have enjoyed your stay with us. We have taken your comments about the parking and would like to remind you that our private parking is available under reservation. Please, do not hesitate to contact us if you ever come back to San... More 

Helsinki, Finland
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24 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

The hostel was clean and the rooms were ok, but the staff was very unfriendly and seemed angry and the breakfast was not good. Smell of cigarette came in our room all night and the place was noisy. Not for families.

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Alex M, Director Comercial at Olarain, responded to this review

Dear Nadyadya, Thank you very much for taking your time to send us your review. We have taken your comments into consideration to keep improving our services every day. We would like to have the opportunity in the future to have you here again in order to show that we are capable of offering a perfect service. Please, do not... More 

Saint-Beat, France
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363 reviews
50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 172 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 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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