Best Places for Backpackers in San Sebastian, Spain.

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The best backpackers destinations & accommodation in San Sebastian, Spain.

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Top 17 hostels in San Sebastian, Spain.

These are the 17 most awesome hostels and budget places to stay in San Sebastian, Spain.

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Pensión Bretxa

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Pensión Bretxa

Located in the historical center of San Sebastian, Hosting Bretxa is a small pension, family atmosphere where you will feel at home. It has four spacious and comfortable rooms equipped with everything you need to make your stay as pleasant as possible. The accommodation is surrounded by bars and...
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Pension Aia

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Pension Aia

Located within a 2 minute walk to Zurriola surf beach and Kursal conference centre. The town center with its many shops and the Old Town with its many bars and bustling night life are just a five minute walk away. The perfect place to stay and enjoy the best the city has to offer. Pension Aia...
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Koba Hostel

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Koba Hostel

Koba is a new hostel set in the heart of Donostia`s lively Gros district. It is an establishment that has transformed an old urban car workshop into a cozy and comfortable accommodation. A great place to share and meet new people.The common areas like the dining room, the kitchen, the terrace, the c...
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Pension Zurriola

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Pension Zurriola

Pension Zurriola is a welcoming guesthouse in front of the Zurriola Beach and the Kursaal Fair and congress Building. This is a great location to enjoy the city, as you can easily reach the main touristic places, as the Old town, two minutes far, or the Boulevard. If you enjoy surfing, this is...
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San Fermin

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San Fermin

Totally renovated, San Fermin returns to give you the best....... In the middle of the Old Town, in Fermin Calbeton Street, we offer rooms with private bath, free Wi-Fi and elevator. Entertainment and good music all next us! Get a especial price, for all our guest. Meet and enjoy with your new...
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Kaixo Guest House

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Kaixo Guest House

Kaixo (hello!), Im Jon. Years of travelling around the world have inspired me to open the doors of my recently renovated home in the heart of the Old Town of Donostia (San Sebastian) for backpackers like you. Simple, clean and Really great location. Set 200 metres from San Sebastians port and the...
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Koisi Hostel

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Koisi Hostel

We are situated in El Antiguo (named precisely for being the original nucleus of the city), that lies adjacent to Ondarreta Beach and Mount Igeldo. It is a peaceful and elegant area, but also very vibrant. Home of some of the best tourist attractions such as the Palacio Miramar, Concha Bay, Ondarre...
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A room in the city

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A room in the city

A Room In The City is part of Convent Garden, an open social space that invites you to enjoy & live the local urban art culture. Convent Garden offer their own Restaurant, Bar "La Cripta" and Terrace "el Pation" for the amusment of every guest. A Room in the City is located in the city center...
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Pension Goiko

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Pension Goiko

Welcome to Pension Goiko in San Sebastian! (One of the most popular guesthouses) Welcome to this relaxed, clean and friendly property in the heart of San Sebastian. Close walk to the 2 beaches, La Concha and Zurriola (surfing), and the rest of the attractions. Guest Kitchen. We have one bath...
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Surfing Etxea

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Surfing Etxea

The 'Surfing Etxea' is located high in the city of San Sebastian, in La Zurriola beach, has one of the most privileged zones in the city. It is situated 2 minutes walk from the beach and the center and the old part of the city. If you like surfing apart you to rent a board and a suit and changed...
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Usturre

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Usturre

Hostel Uzturre boasts an exceptional location in a lively street full of supermarkets, bars, restaurants with typical Basque pintxos, and all kinds of stores. Zurriola beach, particularly popular amongst surfers, is one minute away from the hostel. The old town is 5 minutes away on foot, where you c...
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Umore Ona Bi

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Umore Ona Bi

Umore Ona Bi Bed and Breakfast is located in the Old Part of the city of San Sebastian, just 50 meters from the Boulevard, and close to the main restaurants and pubs. Thanks to its privileged location, Umore Ona Bi Bed and Breakfast allows the visitor to walk to the main attractions such as 'La...
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Balea Hostel

79 /100

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Balea Hostel

Welcome to our cozy hostel in the city of San Sebastián. A comfortable space where travelers, pilgrims, globetrotters and adventurers will find rest and comfort. Ideal for relaxing and sharing adventures while cooking or having a coffee with other travelers after a day of visiting San Sebastián and...
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Green Nest Hostel Uba Aterpetxea

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Green Nest Hostel Uba Aterpetxea

This colourful hostel lies in the heart of the Ametzagaña Park and is only 4km away from downtown San Sebastián, offering both private and shared modern rooms with personal lockers, free Wi-Fi access and a balcony. Amongst its services, the hostel includes a communal kitchen with a fridge and fre...
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Downtown River Hostel

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Downtown River Hostel

Downtown River Hostel is the perfect place to stay in San Sebastian! Dedicated to all ages, it is a uniquely design property in downtown San Sebastian with the best modern facilities,world famous services, fun atmosphere and an ideal central location.It´s just a 5 minute walk to Zurriola (surfing...
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SSHA

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SSHA

We have 1 studio apartment with private bath and kitchen, 1 room with double bed, private kitchen and a shared bathroom. You can also add an extra bed just in case you need it. We have 1 bedroom with a king-size bed and a shared bathroom. There is another room with a special bunk bed for 2 people wi...
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Pension Txingurri

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Pension Txingurri

Pension Txingurri offers 15 rooms totally equipped with the latest technology to ensure maximum comfort, all with private bathroom, large closets, flat screen TV, heating / air conditioning and safe. Among the advantages of this establishment is the ease of travel. The bus, with stops just 20 meter...
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Things to see and do while backpacking in San Sebastian, Spain.

Check out tips from other travellers and bloggers and their experiences in San Sebastian, Spain.

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Estuary landmarks: Bridges, Centro Niemeyer and Church of Sabugo

If you keep walking towards the river, you will reach the modern side of the city, crossing the La Grapa bridge and then the rainbow coloured San Sebastian bridge, leading to the Centro Niemeyer, a cultural centre designed by Oscar Niemeyer. It has an auditorium, film centre, an exhibition room and a large square surrounding it. The architecture is very modern, with a lot of curves on the buildings and minimal in colours.

Kalli K

Basque and Bilbao : Sun and Art in Spain.

Sun. Blue skies. Gelato for days. It sounds great doesn’t it? I’ll let you in on a secret – it is great! I visited Basque Country during the European summer of 2015, it was my first real taste of Spain outside of Madrid and it was well worth the trip north. Here’s how it looked. View from Monte Urgull, San Sebastian

Nina Barlow

Spain: Lost in the Northern Spain

Then there is the less known big Spanish cities. Zaragoza, Pamplona and San Sebastian. Some of you might know Pamplona for its notorious festival San Fermín, commonly known as the running of the bulls. The whole city is filled with people dressed in white from head to toe, with some read accessories. The sight is incredible, because really, seems like absolutely everybody from babies to grandpa’s in the city got the memo to wear this traditional outfit.

Laura Kia Maria

Get to La Gomera

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Trains & Buses:

The first two airports serve the most international destinations. Trains & Buses: RENFE (the Spanish train service) and SCNF (the French train service) have connections running to Madrid, Barcelona, and Paris daily. Bus services such as PESA, ALSA, VIBASA, EKIALDEBUS, and TERMIBUS run daily to major cities such as Madrid, and closer cities, such as Pamplona. Many people choose to do Bilbao and San Sebastian over a weekend; this route is particularly well served by train and bus transport.  

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