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“Perfect for Pintxo”
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Pension Iturriza
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Reviewed May 8, 2013

The perfect place to stay if you're visiting San Sebastian for a week or shorter. Located in the centre of the old town, 2 minutes from the beach and 2 minutes from the best pintxo bars, it's a great place to say. Ibon is an extremely welcoming host and the accommodation is immaculately clean. I really can't recommend the accommodation and the city itself, enough.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 9, 2013 via mobile

This is a great place to stay in San Sebastián. The location is perfect for a pintxo crawl. The owner is very welcoming and his advise on places to eat and things to do proved to be spot on ! I would recommend this place to anyone visiting the city.

  • Stayed: April 2013
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Thank Jonathan Varey
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Reviewed November 3, 2012

At the entrance Lesley almost turned round as a new lift is being installed and thought she'd been booked into a building site. Once nervously up some old wooden stairs we got into a modern pension. The building work didn't disturb us and finishes in Jan-13. The rooms are quiet (well sound proofed) and all the facilities worked fine (including heating and wifi). The location is excellent and close to several bars (very good tapas) and the beach. The very helpful bilingual hosts gave us tips for walks in San Sebastian, bars, museums and shops.

Overall very good value for money and in a perfect location.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 21, 2012

First impressions can be quite deceiving! When you see the building (which is situated in one of the quiet streets in the Old Town so you can definitely get some sleep!), enter it and see what looks like a 100 year old staircase in dire need of rehabilitation, you will think Oh NO!!! But when you enter the Pension, which consist of 5 rooms named after elements, the room designs and fixtures exceed what you'd normally expect of Pensions/Inns. They are very clean, modern, slick and have minimalist themed designs with switches or push button controls even for the window blinds. Ibon, who owns the Pension is very cool, accommodating and laid back surfer dude type. He gives you all these tapas bar recommendations. What's clever is that he had one wall with a floor to ceiling wallpaper illustrated map of San Sebastian so when he gives directions, you'd see every street very clearly! When he speaks of San Sebastian, you could sense that he knows its history very well and very proud of his city! Iturriza is quite expensive by Pension standards but like I said, it was really well worth the stay! We'd definitely stay here again if we get a chance to go back! BTW, he's already installing aircon units so future summer guests would have no problem getting comfortable.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 9, 2012

We stayed in this pension this month (September) and while the location was brilliant, the hotel itself had no a/c or fan and was incredibly hot. This made sleeping very difficult as the weather was warm at this time. Great for anyone looking for a good base but isn't going to be spending a lot of time in their room...

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 8, 2012

This pension is located centrally in the Parte Vieja, adjacent to all the bars and nightlife of old town San Sebastian and only about a ten minute walk to the beach. Pension Iturriza is located on the third floor of a building and the staircase leading up to it is rather dark and nondescript. There is no elevator for those with heavy or large amounts of luggage. It appears to have been remodeled recently with new bathroom fixtures and modern interior features and I appreciated the firm bed. The proprietor is a friendly surfer-type who is not always present so you must call his cell phone (his number is posted on the wall) if you need to check out. My room faced a small courtyard with a cooking/eating club on the ground floor. Although the noise from the eating club was rather noticeable on the weekend, I was able to spend two comfortable nights at this establishment.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed September 5, 2012

First of all, Ibon is the man. Ignore his surfer dude tapas recommendations at your peril. We stayed during the Aug 31st celebrations and the boat race, which were pretty crazy nights all round. The city gets very noisy in the old town, so this pension is perfect being just off the main drag. Also, if you're lucky enough to get a room facing the street, leave your windows open on a Monday night to listen to the local gastronomy club singing together.

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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank stuartsjones
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Address: Campanario 10, 2, 20003 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
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Location: Spain > Basque Country > Province of Guipuzcoa > San Sebastian - Donostia
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Ranked #5 of 78 B&Bs / Inns in San Sebastian - Donostia
Price Range: $54 - $166 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Pension Iturriza 2*
Number of rooms: 7
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