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“Served its purpose”
Review of Hostal Bahia

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Hostal Bahia
Reviewed 10 July 2013

You need to judge this hotel on what it is - a 2 star property. If you are looking for somewhere reasonably cheap (by San Sebastian standards), clean and very close to the beach then Bahia serves its purpose. The staff were ok, not friendly but not rude either although check-in seemed unnecessarily long. Our room was fine, bed, flat screen TV, air con but not much room for storing clothes although we were only there for 1 night so this didn't affect us. Bathroom was small but efficient, there was a bath / shower although the shower is not fit for anyone over 5ft.
The breakfast was a few croissants and some stale bread but they did have very tasty OJ. Wifi is apparently available throughout the hotel but you seem to lose signal when you enter your room.
Overall the hotel is fine. I probably wouldn't go again but I wouldn't mind recommending it to a friend who was looking for something cheap and well located

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 July 2013

Hostal Bahia is located on the 2nd-4th floors of a San Sebastian apartment building. It looks a bit fuddy-duddy/old-fashioned from the outside but the reception area, dining room and bedrooms have all been recently renovated to a high standard and the rooms aren't a bad size for city centre accommodation. It's called a hostal but this isn't really a back-packers place and it's a very decent price for its great location - just one street back from San Sebastian's beautiful La Concha beach, two minutes' walk from great shopping in the city centre and five minutes' walk from the old quarter. Breakfast is basic - croissant and muffin but perfectly nice, and the staff are friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Mad H
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Reviewed 27 September 2012

Stayed here for 3 nights recently, although it was during the 60th Film Festival so prices were high in San Sebastian. Hostal perfectly located beside the sea and old town/centre. Great shopping very nearby. Room were very homely, comfortable bed, nice large window looking onto street. We paid extra for a room with a superior room which came with a bath. Wifi unfortunately didn't work unless you were down at reception. Light breakfast included which was croissant, juice & coffee. Rooms cleaned daily. Overall apart from the price but taking into account the festival, I would recommend & stay here again.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 July 2012

Stayed with my wife and 2 kids (3 and 5). Very close to the beach which is one of the reasons we choose this place. 10 to 15 min walk to the Old Town (Parte Vieja). Staff were only ok. Breakfast was quite poor. Tiny glass of orange (egg cup sized), croissant, baby muffin and coffee. No re-fills on the juice! Sheets not changed during our stay of 3 nights but room was tidied and beds were made. Expensive place for a 2 star but San Sebastian is not cheap.

Room Tip: Dont be afraid to stay a little out of town as San Sebastian is a small enough city well served by b...
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  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 3 May 2012

I was disappointed in our room, it was very small and outdated. It certainly did not look like the room pictured on trip advisor. It was in the front and we could hear people outside talking late at night. Wifi kept cutting out. Linens very old.
I booked it based on price and location and for that I got what I expected. Price under $100 American dollars and easy to walk to beach and old town - although a little walk.
And does it always rain in San Sebastian?? Even the dogs had rain coats!
Staff very friendly and helpful but the "breakfast" was small and uninspired.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 21 February 2012

While nothing about this hotel stands out as fabulous or amazing, nothing opposite of that stands out either. It was clean and tidy, or fair age and had everything we needed. It was on the cheaper end of available accommodation when we stayed in town and it served its purpose just fine.

While it is debatably in a decent spot just a short walk back from the beach, it is still quite a distance from the 'Old town'. The 'old town' is THE place to be- Full of bars, cafes, shops, restaurants and so much more. So though this hotel is just fine and would be perfectly fine if you needed to stay in this area, take my advise and head to the old town for some good old fashioned Pintxo eating...

Room Tip: Get one of the ocean side rooms with a balcony... worth the little bit extra to have the extra room...
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  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 1 November 2011

We stayed here for two nights during the shoulder season. We had a room on the same floor as reception, which meant that we heard all the comings and goings and their dot matrix printer in the middle of the night ! The rooms are not very well soundproofed at all. While the room was very clean, I think you could probably find a more comfortable stay for a similar price. The wifi dropped out repeatedly and breakfast was included but not recommended. I don't usually write disparaging reviews, but I can't say that I really enjoyed our stay here. Parking, as for most places in SS, is not included so a local parking station was recommended at 18 euros per day, cash only.

Room Tip: Don't get a room on the same floor as reception as you won't get any sleep !
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  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hostal Bahia

Address: San Martin 54 bis, 20007 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
Region: Spain > Basque Country > Province of Guipuzcoa > San Sebastian - Donostia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge
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Ranked #39 of 53 Hotels in San Sebastian - Donostia
Price Range: £47 - £135 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hostal Bahia 2*
Number of rooms: 40
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