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Staying in Aiete, near Park Aiete?

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Staying in Aiete, near Park Aiete?

As you can imagine, it's difficult to find a place to stay for the first end of August and first days of September. I found an apartment that seems to be on San Roque Kalea in the Aiete district. It would allow us more room that a small hotel room in the center and a free place to park a car. 10-15 min walk to beach and old town and a reasonable price. Does this seem to be a good area/location? We would prefer some quiet, but don't want to be too far away to see things. Have small child, etc.

Also, does there tend to be a lot of traffic weekday mornings from San Sebastian to the airport? We have a mid-day flight home, so I am trying to think through whether we should stay in Bilbao for our last night to be close to the airport.

Many thanks for your insights!!

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1. Re: Staying in Aiete, near Park Aiete?

I should have also said we want to stay in San Sebastian as our base for 5 or 6 nights, to do a day trip or two. Will fly home from the Bilbao airport. Thanks!

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2. Re: Staying in Aiete, near Park Aiete?

Aiete is a quiet locals residential area. You won't find that many bars and shops but there are lots of houses and apartment buildings. That particular street is at the far northern end of Aiete and even though it looks close on the map to Centro it is on a steep hill.

One benefit is that there is a very good chance of having a nice view from up high. The negative is that you have a steepish walk back to your accommodation.

The motorway between San Sebastian and Bilbao is quite expensive so there are normally very few vehicles using it. Should be no problems even on the outskirts of Bilbao either as the route takes you far from the city centre.

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3. Re: Staying in Aiete, near Park Aiete?

Thank you so much for the information BiarritzTaxi!

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