Firstly, we (2 mid-20s females) stayed here during our 3 month Europe trip in a combination of hostels and cheaper hotels and did come here after staying in a hostel in Madrid so may have different expectations to other travelers.
We chose to stay here as most of the hostels were booked out or imposed a two or three night minimum stat over summer and we were only in San Sebastian for one night.
We arrived into town by bus and the taxi to the hotel was only €8 (decided to taxi after reading about the hill!). We did walk the hill a number of times and didn't find it that bad (as said, we're in our mid-20s but we're not actually very fit). It is a bit out of town but only a five-ten min walk to the beach and 30 mins to the Old Town (we managed our walk back into the bus station with luggage no problem).
The receptionist on arrival was wonderful and thankfully spoke reasonable English as neither of us speak Spanish.
The room was clean, not particularly big - our twin room had only a few inches gap between the beds, but it was more than adequate. The bathroom was also very clean and quite spacious.
For the price, it is excellent value for money (only slightly more than our average hostel for our trip and it's private with a good sized bathroom), especially as San Sebastian isn't the cheapest of places to begin with.
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