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“Very nice.”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Pension Koxka Bi

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Pension Koxka Bi
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“Very nice.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2010

The Gran Bahia Bernardo is in the old part of San Sebastian surrounded by wonderful shops, the famous pintxo bars of San Sebastian, wonderful bakeries and sites. Mireia was helpful getting us settled in and telling us what we should see and where the most economical places were to eat. The rooms were very clean and quiet. We would definitely stay there again when we go to San Sebastian.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled with family
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2009

We booked 2 twin rooms for our first nights stay and unfortunately as 2 rooms were unable for our second night we were offered one room for 4 people. We presumed this was a different bigger room designed to accommodate 4 people, however this was absolutely not the case. They proposed removing the 2 lockers and adding a third bed adjoining the twin beds with a 4th bed at the foot of these 3 beds in one of the original rooms! The only remainaing available floor space was just sufficient to allow the door to open! i don't know where we were supposed to leave our luggage or how 4 adults were supposed to sleep in such cramped conditions. We declined to stay and found suitable accommodation elsewhere however we were subsequently billed for one nights stay. On a short break it was not an option for us to move accommodation after one night. I believe we should never have been offered the option to sleep 4 people in 1 room as it was a most unsuitable option and probably in breach of health and safety and fire regulations. A very unfortunate start to an otherwise enjoyable stay in san sebastian.

Stayed May 2009, travelled with friends
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2006

My first interactions with Hostal Bahia were a little rough. The image they posted of their rooms with associated pricing was not correct. They informed me that the superior room shown for 79 euros was booked, but that they had another type of room for the same price. Fair enough, but a little misleading.

When I did decide to actually stay there, they asked me to fax in my card details to reserve the room. Unfortunately, I do not have a fax machine and have only ever had to email or call in my card details. There was no other way to reserve the room, so it was very inconvenient to find a fax machine to send in my details using and international fax number. Since they are a part of a larger chain of hotels, I would suggest them having a secure page added to their site for people to enter their reservation and/or payment details.

Hostal Bahia could be a little more creative with breakfast and offer more of a selection rather than just coffee/tea and bread. I'm not asking for a fully cooked breakfast. Yogurt, fruit, cheese, cereal, meats, etc. Any or all of the above would have been appreciated.

Other than that the stay was nice. The rooms were clean and the staff was courteous.

The location was great. Only a couple of minutes from the beach and close to the train station.

I would recommend this hostal to a friend.

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  • Disliked — reserving the room via fax and skimpy breakfast
  • Stayed October 2006, travelled as a couple
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Property: Pension Koxka Bi
Address: C/Embeltran 16, 2, 20003 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain (Formerly Pension-Hostal Gran Bahia)
Region: Spain > Basque Country > Province of Guipuzcoa > San Sebastian - Donostia
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Ranked #22 of 88 Speciality Lodging in San Sebastian - Donostia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:1 star — Pension Koxka Bi 1*
Number of rooms: 8
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