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Downtown River Hostel
2 stars

Downtown River Hostel

San Martin, 2, 20005 San Sebastian, Gipuzkoa, Spain
San Sebastian, Spain
See location+34 943 563 466
based on 935 reviews
935 reviews
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About Downtown River Hostel

  • Hostel Room
    An affordable stay with shared facilities
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi for free
Situated in San Sebastian, an 8-minute walk from La Concha Beach, Downtown River Hostel offers accommodation with free WiFi. You can enjoy city view from the room. At Downtown River Hostel you will find a shared kitchen, shared lounge, tour desk and luggage storage. An array of activities can be enjoyed on site or in the surroundings, including hiking and canoeing. San Sebatian Old Town, with numerous tapas bars, is an 8-minute walk from the property. San Sebastian Train Station and bus station are 1-minute walk away.

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Amenities at Downtown River Hostel

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Coffee machine
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • 24hr front desk
  • Increased accessibility


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Linens
  • Fan
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Adapter
  • Air-conditioned
  • Trash cans


  • Shared kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Kitchenware
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee machine
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette

Accessibility and suitability

  • Increased accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Shower chair
  • No smoking
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs
  • Private apartment in building


  • Raised toilet
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Walk-in shower


  • River view
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Lockers
  • Tile/marble floor
  • City view
  • Privacy curtain
  • Storage available

Things to do

  • Hiking
  • Beach access
  • Bicycle rental
  • Canoeing
  • Evening entertainment

Services and conveniences

  • Earplugs
  • Safety deposit box
  • Tour desk
  • Key access
  • 24hr front desk


  • Reading light
  • Socket near the bed
  • Wardrobe or closet


  • Laundry facilities
  • Laundry service

Family friendly

  • Books, DVDs, music for children
  • Child-safety socket covers

Media and entertainment

  • Shared lounge/TV area


  • Fax/photocopying


  • Food can be delivered to guest accommodation

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping

Reviews of Downtown River Hostel

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What are the best times to visit the Downtown River Hostel?

The low season is in April, and the high season is in July, making these months ideal for a visit.

How is the cleanliness at the Downtown River Hostel?

The hostel is very clean, and the bathrooms are always kept clean, ensuring a comfortable stay.

What can I expect from the beds at the Downtown River Hostel?

The beds are comfortable, and the lower bunks have privacy curtains, providing a cozy sleeping experience.

Is parking available at the Downtown River Hostel?

Parking availability is not mentioned in the reviews, so it's recommended to inquire directly with the hostel for parking options.

How is the food quality at the Downtown River Hostel?

Food can be delivered to the guest accommodation, and the kitchen is well-equipped, offering a convenient dining experience.

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Opt for a Room on Higher Floors

Some guests recommended choosing rooms on higher floors to minimize noise from the busy street outside.

Consider Bringing Earplugs

Several guests suggested bringing earplugs due to noise from the street and potential snoring in shared dorms.

Check Room Location

If noise is a concern, consider requesting a room away from the street to minimize disturbances during the night.

Be Mindful of Basement Rooms

Guests staying in basement rooms noted issues with ventilation and noise, so consider this when selecting a room.

Utilize the Kitchen Facilities

The kitchen is well-equipped, making it convenient for preparing meals and socializing with other guests.

Consider the Lack of Common Area

Note that the hostel lacks a dedicated common area for relaxation, which some guests found inconvenient.

Take Advantage of the Location

The hostel's central location close to the bus station, city center, and beach was highlighted as a major advantage by many guests.

Be Prepared for Limited Bathroom Facilities

Some guests mentioned that there were fewer bathrooms than needed for the number of occupants, so plan accordingly.

Check for Curtained Bunks

If privacy is important, consider requesting a bottom bunk with curtains for added seclusion.

Consider the Value for Money

Some guests felt that the hostel was overpriced for the amenities and services offered, so consider this when booking.


San Martin, 2, 20005 San Sebastian, Gipuzkoa

What's nearby

  • Catedral del Buen Pastor265 m
  • Teatro Victoria Eugenia0.5 km
  • Ayuntamiento de San Sebastian0.6 km
  • Kursaal Palace San Sebastián0.6 km
  • Playa de la Concha0.7 km
  • Constitución Plaza0.7 km
  • San Vicente0.8 km
  • Basilica de Santa Maria del Coro0.8 km
  • San Telmo Museoa0.8 km
  • Playa de Zurriola1 km
  • Mota Castle1.1 km
  • Museo Naval1.1 km



Check in anytime after 13:00, check out anytime before 10:30


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FAQs when booking at Downtown River Hostel

  • Where is Downtown River Hostel located?

    Downtown River Hostel is located at San Martin, 2 in Centro, 0.7 km from the center of San Sebastian. Catedral del Buen Pastor is the closest landmark to Downtown River Hostel.

  • When is check-in time and check-out time at Downtown River Hostel?

    Check-in time is 13:00 and check-out time is 10:30 at Downtown River Hostel.

  • Does Downtown River Hostel offer free Wi-Fi?

    Yes, Downtown River Hostel offers free Wi-Fi.

  • How far is Downtown River Hostel from the airport?

    Downtown River Hostel is 16 km from San Sebastián. Downtown River Hostel is 40.5 km from Biarritz Parme.

  • How does KAYAK find such great Downtown River Hostel hotel deals?

    KAYAK scours the web for all room deals available at Downtown River Hostel in San Sebastian and lets you compare them to find the best rate for your stay. Many different travel sites will offer discounts or deals at different times for rooms at Downtown River Hostel and KAYAK will provide you with prices from a huge range of travel sites. That means that you can always find a great deal for Downtown River Hostel.

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Good to know

Value for money


Distance to city center

0.7 km

Nearest Airport

San Sebastián

Distance to airport

15.8 km