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Olga's Place
Ucluelet, Canada
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Nice place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2013 via mobile

I didn't stay very long but I felt a really good vibe at this place, the owners/staff were friendly but not always in your face. The location is great (2 blacks from the beach), and San Sebastian is a wonderful destination . I would recommend Olga's as a hostel to anyone who just wants to hang out and explore the town.

Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2013

I booked for a night at the end of September and I ended up staying 4 nights. The vibe in this hostel is excellent. It has a laid back atmosphere while still being clean and professionally run. Mixing with the other travelers is easy and happens naturally here. Most everyone who stays here has an open mind and attitude, so its like living with one big family. Rafael and Olga manage the place very well - Rafa is always around to greet the new people arriving and sometimes he cooks dinner for everyone. Leo (staff) and Rosa make sure daily operations run smoothly - kitchen, bathrooms and bedrooms are always clean, and sometimes the whole hostel goes out together to eat pinchos and dance (anyone who wants to join can, and sometimes we met up with the people from the other hostel close by)! Overall I loved the homey feel of the place and can't WAIT to go back. Olga's place is the epitome of what a hostel should be. Very reasonably priced and in a great location close to Restaurants, Bars, Cafe's and the fantastic windy surf beach - Playa Zurriola!

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2013 via mobile

Good location, within a minute's walk to the surf beach and a comfortable distance to the other main beach. Clean rooms and bathrooms. Super friendly hosts, wife and husband Olga and Raffa. Every other night they let u know about paella Raffa is making fresh or a pinxtos or pub crawl. At €30 (no breakfast) a night, it's at the lower end of prices in San Sebastián. Friendly atmosphere and good location makes it worth looking at

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Lisbon, Portugal
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2013

Great location. Near Donostia's/San Sebastian city center, 1-2 minutes to the beach (the smaller one, not the emblematic bay). Quiet zone but with everything you might need. Chinese shops, beach, surf schools, supermarket, convenience stores, etc.
When we arrived we were received by the owner that put us on pair with things. As it seems, there was a problem with the reservation. We thought we had one reservation but the owner had two. We only needed one room (1 couple) and the owner solved this situation the best way: asked us which one did we prefer in a polite way. We chose the one we wanted and that was that, no questions asked.
The bedroom was clean and there was a towel for each one of us. That was cool. The fact that there was no lamp for reading but only a main light was a shame, but nothing crucial.
The bathroom (shared with at least 6/8 more people the day we were there) was very clean and in constant use. No towel to dry your hand in, but no big deal.
I didn't really use the common area that much, but from what I got to see, it seemed well equipped. Wi-Fi was available around the entire apartment.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Perth
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22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2013

A really friendly place, quite different from any hostel i have stayed in. On the Saturday night everyone pitched in 5 euro and we had sangria and dinner made for us while we talked in the kitchen. There was about 15 people there from the hostel, all eating and drinking together and then we went out together too. Olga and Rafa have turned their apartment into a hostel. Rafa stays there every night, he sleeps in the lounge so you can't always access this area. He was very kind though, took us out for coffee the first morning because our room wasn't ready. He doesn't speak English but the people who kinda work there do. The rooms were clean, extra blankets and towels on request no trouble. It was more like a big home stay rather than a hostel! Only down sides are the hot water ran out quickly in the bathroom and the kitchen area is quite small, so couldn't accommodate many people cooking... Although I guess why would you cook when there is such cheap amazing tapas in walking distance!!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Madrid, Spain
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258 reviews
82 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2013

Located only minutes from the surf beach this hostel is more like a home than a hostel. The owners are really friendly and the rooms are cosy, with comfy beds and pillows. The bathroom was always clean. The kitchen has everything you need to prepare your own meal and some days the family even cooked for me. Loved my stay here, felt so welcome and looked after. Recommend anyone to stay here who is looking for a great, friendly and comfortable place to stay in a beautiful city.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2013 via mobile

Very nice little hostel, very homely environment with friendly owners.

Wasn't what we expected, I have never stayed at a place like it!

Great location, a little hard to find, but a very cosy and nice place to stay!

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Property: Olga's Place
Address: C/ Zabaleta 49 - 40 izq, San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
Location: Spain > Basque Country > Province of Guipuzcoa > San Sebastian - Donostia
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Ranked #43 of 86 Specialty Lodging in San Sebastian - Donostia
Number of rooms: 24
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