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“Great location and price”
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Pension Altair
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Reviewed September 20, 2012

This place was clean, comfortable beds and just a 5 minute walk to the surf beach. Keep in mind that the reception closes at 1.30pm to 5pm. We were arriving just after 1.30pm and emailed in advance to inform them and someone stayed around to check us in. Although this place is not across the river where most of the bars are there are still some great places to eat. There is a cafe we had breakfast at every morning (La Casa del Cafe), located at the end of street toward the church. And if you feel like something different Robin Banana was awesome, you need to go down the stairs.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 18, 2012

good location: 10-minute walk from the city center with many restaurants and coffee places nearby. the room was on floor just above the reception, decent size and clearly recently renovated and very clean. furniture is mainly ikea-style but certainly very functional. the bathroom was well-sized and clean too. free wifi (worked perfectly) and nice people running the business.

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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 29, 2012

The Altrair pension is well located, in the heart of the true local San Sebastian, close to the place of the church, next to a local bar (careful here you will not find tourist as in the old quarter and the tapas bars place) but there is nevertheless a good location because 10 minutes walk from the old quarter. The pension is simple, in the first floor of a building. Neat, the rooms (there are few) are comfortable, pleasant, well furnished but can be criticized, however, that there was no air conditioning. The staff is very helpful and if you ask for a fan is no problem that provide you one.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 22, 2012

Stayed for one night in July 12. Location is good, in the heart of Gros neighborhood. Beach is three blocks away and Old Town is reachable by foot in about 15 minutes. Reception was made by the owner, who was very friendly and helpful (also gave us great suggestions of places to eat!). We got room number 2. The room itself was very clean, modern and had a good space. Bathroom was impecable, very clean and also had a good size. Overall, the place was extremely welcoming and comfortable. Room had heating system but no air conditioning. Since San Sebastian is quite chilly at night, you probably won't miss it but if you book a room fronting the street (as number 2 was), it's impossible to sleep with windows opened as often you hear people talking loudly out there, so it can get a bit hot when you are sealed up in the bedroom. The hotel does not offer breakfast but you can find it easily at a cafe around the corner for around 5 euros - great deal. Wifi is available and the connection is pretty good. Definitely recommend it and would come back!

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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 20, 2012

One of the best accommodations we've ever stayed at! On arrival, we were upgraded to the beautiful, spacious and modern apartment a few floors above the reception area. We absolutely loved it - it was well-equipped, clean and beautifully decorated. It was one of those places that made us not even want to return home! Needless to say, we were already very impressed, but to top it all off, we were met with excellent service and genuine care and attention from the staff. They truly went above and beyond, and made our stay the most enjoyable on our trip. It is not even a question that we'll return. I highly recommend this place, and think that it deserves a higher rank on TripAdvisor than it has right now. Thank you for the fantastic hospitality!

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 12, 2012

The affordable hotel was a surprise - for a "2 star" hotel it is very modern, very clean, and reasonably well located. Other than no mini bar, we can't see any reason why it is not rated much higher.

The accommodation takes the form of an apartment style building - you buzz in, take a flight of stairs (there is also a lift) and check in at the reception room upstairs.

The only issue is car parking - but that IS San Sebastian after all. Once we secured an overnight park in a nearby street, everything else is within walking distance... the old streets capes, cafes, bars etc.

The staff are so very friendly, and took an interest in where we were from and where we were heading.

A very pleasant stay.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 30, 2012

Pension Altair is located in the "Gros" quarter of San Sebastian, which makes it a little bit off centre. The old city is a 15 minutes walk. Our room was located close to the reception, and we had some noise (due to thin walls I guess). Besides that, Altair offers very good value: modern, clean and really friendly and helpful service. The gothic arches add some character to the rooms too. There's free WiFi available.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Address: Padre Larroca n. 3 Entlo. Dr., 20001 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
Location: Spain > Basque Country > Province of Guipuzcoa > San Sebastian - Donostia
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Ranked #11 of 78 B&Bs / Inns in San Sebastian - Donostia
Price Range: $61 - $98 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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