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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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Cincinnati, Ohio
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51 reviews 51 reviews
38 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

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 24 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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245 reviews 245 reviews
34 hotel reviews
118 helpful votes 118 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
1 review
1 helpful vote 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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215 reviews 215 reviews
39 hotel reviews
85 helpful votes 85 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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Athens
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26 reviews 26 reviews
24 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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Address: Paseo de Ondarreta 24, 20008 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
Location: Spain > Basque Country > Guipuzcoa Province > San Sebastian - Donostia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 222
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