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Review of Residencia Universitaria Manuel Agud Querol

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Residencia Universitaria Manuel Agud Querol
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“Not the nicest...”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2012

These are student dorms. The double room is just a single with another cheap camp bed thrown in. There's no wifi in the room and they've locked the adjoining dining/cooking area. There's no air-con and it's pretty far from the city centre. We paid £100 for 2 nights on booking.com. Would have been better off paying a bit more for a regular hotel. The desk staff are nice enough, but the whole setup is just one big cash-cow for the university. Avoid unless you intend to spend zero time in the hotel.

  • Stayed July 2012
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2011

I booked this "Residencia" because It was the cheapest on the net and read there was a kitchenette in the room, that sounded good to me because I had to stay there for a week.
Location: not too far from La Concha beach, but very far from city centre (best solution is to rent a "bici"...buses run not so often, and only during the week end at night).
As soon as I checked in, the asked me full prepayment (not mentioned anywhere)...I really don't like this, unless the hotels specify it in the booking confirmation.
The room was basic, just as a student room is meant to be: twin beds with 2 desks, bathroom with shower, kitchenette.
I waited for 2 days someone to come and clean the room: nobody came, so on the 3rd day I asked the "reception" (run by vigilantes or probably students). I've been told that this service was not included in my booking. Excuse me?!?!?I asked at least to change towels: no way. This was unceptable, if you think they charged 33 Euro per day, just for a bed, out of town!!!!I booked because price was reasonable considering there was a kitchenette and I didn't even image cleaning service could have not been included!!!!
I highly do not recommend this to family, rather to young people...But check out all the services included before booking!!!!
No wifi available, only cable connection (poor service in 2011) and some computers at free disposal of guests. No food services provided at all.
Positive thing: a few steps away there a point to rent a bicycle!!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2010

It was cheap and a 15 min walk to the Ondaretta Beach, while a 30 min walk to the Cocha Beach. Free Parking. However, I would not recommend staying here. The building may be in good shape and fairly new, however its a dorm. The basic room is for 1 single bed and basically they throw in a 2nd single bed. (I know this cause I checked the floor plan posted on the wall). I had to move things around and put the chair under the desk to make space for our suitcase. When I booked via booking.com and put in my comments we wanted a double bed, I got to response. Also, note that if you stay 2 nights, then no towels or sheets and no cleaning. Very very basic. I would only accept this place if I were still in college...

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2008

This is a university SW of the centre, 10 mins on bus and 25 minutes walk from the centre.
The students are off during the summer so the rooms are available to tourists. This means the cleanliness, security etc are all in place, with a guard on duty overnight.
You see, it's not possible for the rooms to be bad because the university would suffer complaints from students, parents etc. So the rooms are perfectly acceptable.
Own bathroom too in my case.

They do a professional job of the hotel side from the front desk, by that I mean they aren't a University struggling to operate as a hotel, they were very efficient.
I even managed to sneak use of the internet (open till 4am).

I had great trouble finding it, but it is on the main boulevard route (the road around the beach and centre), using buses 5 or 25, very frequent.
The view is no good, just other windows, and the room is simple, but you do have microwave, kettle and all the cutlery etc.

I was amazed to find such a clean place for this price, better than a lot of cheap hotels.

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  • Stayed July 2008, traveled solo
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Residencia Universitaria Manuel Agud Querol
Address: Paseo de Berio, 9, 20 018 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
Location: Spain > Basque Country > Province of Guipuzcoa > San Sebastian - Donostia
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #65 of 86 Specialty Lodging in San Sebastian - Donostia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Residencia Universitaria Manuel Agud Querol 2*
Number of rooms: 385
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located a ten minutes walk from the beach of Ondarreta and right in the centre of the Ibaeta Campus. The residence hall has magnificent facilities (leisure rooms, outdoor terrace,...) making your stay enjoyable at all times. It is very well connected and an ideal alternative for those wanting to enjoy the university environment, the city and the beach of San Sebastián. The dorm provides diverse accommodation options to members of the university community (students, professors, researchers, administrative personnel) and those attending academic and scientific congresses, cultural and sports groups, and holders of an international student card, REAJ card or similar. It has private single and double en-suite rooms with a fully-equipped kitchen and suite apartments. Manuel Agud Querol is a university residence and hostel attached to the REAJ. In the case of not belonging to university or educational community, it is necessary to provide a membership card issued by any Hostel Association integrated in the International Youth Hostel Federation (IYHF). ... more   less 
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