We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Olarain

Paseo de Ondarreta 24, 20008 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
Hotel amenities
Book on
TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
1 room 1 guest
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Professional photos
Olarain
View Map
Add Photo Write a Review

81 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this property
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Traveler rating
    12
    51
    12
    4
    2
See reviews for
12
35
8
5
Rating summary
  • 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (4)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (81)
  • Mar-May only
    (5)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (49)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (23)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (4)
All months
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kingswear, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Taunton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
NOTTINGHAM
Level Contributor
77 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
125 reviews
74 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Stockholm, Sweden
Level Contributor
40 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Istanbul
Level Contributor
34 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 93 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
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
Level Contributor
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
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
Level Contributor
62 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
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 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

52 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (22)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (13)
Viewed
Room/suite (4)
Viewed
Bathroom (2)
Viewed
View from room (1)
Viewed
Other (2)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (30)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (1)
Viewed
Room/suite (5)
Viewed
Bathroom (2)
Viewed
Business center/function rooms (6)
Viewed
Family/play areas (5)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Other (9)
Check In Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these San Sebastian - Donostia hotels
0.3 mi away
NH Collection San Sebastian Aranzazu
NH Collection San Sebastian Aran...
#3 of 50 in San Sebastian - Donostia
4.5 of 5 stars 980 reviews
0.8 mi away
Hesperia Donosti
Hesperia Donosti
#14 of 50 in San Sebastian - Donostia
4.0 of 5 stars 255 reviews
0.9 mi away
Barcelo Costa Vasca
Barcelo Costa Vasca
#7 of 50 in San Sebastian - Donostia
4.0 of 5 stars 897 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
1.8 mi away
Silken Amara Plaza Hotel
Silken Amara Plaza Hotel
#11 of 50 in San Sebastian - Donostia
4.0 of 5 stars 567 reviews
1.1 mi away
Hotel Palacio de Aiete
Hotel Palacio de Aiete
#28 of 50 in San Sebastian - Donostia
3.5 of 5 stars 332 reviews
1.4 mi away
Hotel de Londres y de Inglaterra
Hotel de Londres y de Inglaterra
#4 of 50 in San Sebastian - Donostia
4.5 of 5 stars 1,522 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check In Check Out Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Price Your Stay