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“Very good choice for inexpensive stay”
Review of Hostal Bahia

Hostal Bahia
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Hostal Bahia
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30 reviews
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“Very good choice for inexpensive stay”
Reviewed 2 August 2014

In spite of the fact that the lobby of the building is not "cool", and Reception is one floor up from street level (with elevator), it was a very pleasant place to stay. It is IMMACULATELY clean. Our double room was a good size, well furnished. The breakfast room also is very agreeable, and breakfast was fine. For the price, a real gem.

Room Tip: Our room faced the street, but while it is a fairly large street, traffic at night was not much, and...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 July 2014

Perfect location, only a few blocks from La Concha beaches. However, the street noise is makes opening a window impossible and the air conditioning is turned off at night. Sweltering!

The included breakfast is a basket of very stale bread and day old croissants with packaged jams.
Coffee is muddy water. The tables are crammed in a small room and are only for two unless the surly waitress clanks two together. This waitress bangs around on high heeled sandals that echo on the linoleum floor and which we could hear upstairs from our room.

WiFi did not work 75% of the time. The worst of it was when they rang the room during siesta and asked us to get out in 5 minutes so the window washer could come in. They became angry when we said we needed to get dressed. There was no warning before the call!
Maids knock on door and ask you to leave also. We added an earlier day and they charged us a higher rate for that day.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Washington DC
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Reviewed 18 March 2014 via mobile

Good value for a 2 star hotel. Room was clean and had many windows. Breakfast was filling. Staff was pleasant and spoke English. Location was good with a15 min walk to bus and train, 2 blocks to beach, 10 min to old town. Would stay again.

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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85 reviews
17 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 25 September 2013

Good location just one block from the beach and walking distance to the old town and main sights but overpriced as seems to be the case in most other hotels in this city.
Breakfast included, free wifi.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Curitiba, PR
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155 reviews
27 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 6 September 2013 via mobile

Great location, rooms are ok, breakfast very simple - coffee, bread, orange juice only. The only actual problem eith this hotel is that it is very noisy. You can hear everyone from early in the morning. Still a good low budget choice. Bring earplugs and we will be fine.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Dublin, Ireland
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25 reviews
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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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Spain
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54 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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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Additional Information about Hostal Bahia

Property: 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 #37 of 50 Hotels in San Sebastian - Donostia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Hostal Bahia 2*
Number of rooms: 40
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