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“A bit overpriced”
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Hostal Bahia
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
“A bit overpriced”
Reviewed September 11, 2011

For what it is, it seemed a little expensive. The location was great, but parking was an extra 18 euro a day in an off site garage. The free breakfast was nice and filling. We stayed for 2 nights in a double room, which ended up being two twin beds of different heights pushed together. The room and bathroom were very clean though, and we had a nice balcony overlooking the street, which was fun to sit on at night. The street noise wasn't too horrible, even with 2 bars below. Speaking of other noise however, this place is loud. I know it isn't the hotel's fault that other guests are inconsiderate, but it seemed like a door was slamming somewhere every few minutes and it kept us up at night. The walls are very thin and we could hear everything our neighbors were doing. In conclusion, bring earplugs.

Room Tip: The balcony was nice and big, so any room with that is worth it.
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Ohio
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Reviewed August 22, 2011

Hostal Bahia was the splurge of our trip. It was in a great location if you want to be by la Concha and was very clean. My only complaint was that they turn off the air from midnight to 8 in the morning. Since we didn't have air conditioning when sleeping, we had to open the windows. The street was very loud and busy with cars and people walking home from the bars. None of us could sleep with the din of the city. Then in the morning there was smoke coming into our window from the smokers below. I'd rather not have air in the daytime when we weren't in the room than when we're trying to sleep. I've never heard of a hotel doing something like this.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed August 4, 2011

We chose to stay here as it was the only place available for our dates and based on trip advisors rating we thought it would be ok - WRONG! Loud, noisy, uncomfortable and very expensive. Room was clean, however staff rude and very unhelpful! Breakfast room so hot you couldn't even eat in there! Seriously - don't bother!!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed August 3, 2011

Stayed at the Hostal Bahia for a long weekend after looking for a beachfront hotel. The best thing about this hotel is the location - 5 minutes from La Concha, within easy reach of the parte vieja and the city centre, so pretty much everywhere you will want to see is within easy reach. The rooms are for the most part pretty small (the kind where you have squeeze through spaces) and basic, unrefurbished from the 1970s. The only problem I did have was that the bed linen was unclean and had a horrible odour from previous guests. The walls are also pretty thin so at night we reguarly heard loud music or the television of other rooms. If you're expecting peace and tranquility this isn't the option for you. The breakfast which is included was good.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Lisburn, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 22, 2011

I found Hostal Bahia exceptionally well maintained, very clean, staffed with friendly people and very well positioned for shopping and tourist attractions.
The only negative is its location on a busy road with some bars close by. However, this didn't detract from a very pleasant stay and a very reasonable price.
I have to say that Hostal Bahia defied my expectations of what a 2 star accommodation would provide

Room Tip: Light sleepers should request a room at back
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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
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Warsaw, Poland
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Reviewed September 8, 2010

although its a hostal, the quality of the rooms (those bigger ones) is similiar to regular hotels. As for hostal the prices are not low but remember that San Sebastian is considered to be the most expensive city in Spain.
The staff is very, very helpfull and can deal with anything. Important fact is that they do speak english which is a bit rare ability in Spain.
The location is great, next to center and just 100m from the main beach.
Excellent place.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed July 8, 2010

Pretty standard 3 star hotel. Surprisingly clean and well maintained. Staff are helpful. In a reasonable spot just one black back from the beach. A good cheap alternative.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hostal Bahia
Address: San Martin 54 bis, 20007 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
Location: Spain > Basque Country > Province of Guipuzcoa > San Sebastian - Donostia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge
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Ranked #38 of 50 Hotels in San Sebastian - Donostia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hostal Bahia 2*
Number of rooms: 40
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