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Olarain

Paseo de Ondarreta 24, 20008 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

This is a really good value option for the area. Think that the place is usually used for student accommodation, but it's very clean and simple and the staff are very helpful. Breakfast is simple, and you only have to pay for what you'd like, so it's good value if you're on a room-only price.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Intriguing hotel. This hotel is a hall of residence for most of the year but during holiday time it's a fascinating place to stay, even on the approach the exterior makes you wonder where you are going to be staying!. The staff were extremely friendly on checking in to a typical hotel reception, you wouldn't guess it was a hall... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights. The room was clean, the view is nice and the breakfast is good. There is free parking on the parkinglot in front of the hotel. It's a 10/15 minute walk to Playa de Ondarreta. From there it's a nice walk to the city centre. Not to far. If you don't like to walk, there... More 

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Kingswear, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

It's a university not a hotel. But is well equipped, clean and cheap as chips. You can proper doubles and twin rooms fully ensure, there's a lounge that turns into a bar at night time, not too far from the beach at the end of San Sebastián and just a short taxi into the centre of town...... What's not to... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Room plain but immaculate. Well equipped, hairdryer, fridge, towels, wifi. En suite was good - excellent shower, tho' the doors were a bit sticky! Cleaned daily to v good standard and fresh towels every day. Bed was comfortable. Amazing value. Breakfast only meal sampled but was good - fresh OJ, real coffee, croissants, breads, yoghourt, fruit, cold meats. Approx 5... More 

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NOTTINGHAM
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 via mobile

Stayed here for one night as part of a bigger European troop. Choose for the large open car park for our motorhome and its price, both of which were good. The hotel is on the outskirts of the town ( which is a great great place to visit) but there's is a bus stop about a five minute walk away.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

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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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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38 reviews
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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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67 reviews
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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 

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