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Pension Garate

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

I made a reservation at this place on April 7 for October 15-20, 2017. In case of early cancellation (3 days before arrival) their policy is: "Cancellation policy: Total cancellation cost € 5". (this was in my email) As my plans have changed for some reason, and I am not going to Spain anymore, I cancelled my reservation 6.5 months...

Thank lyudmila877
Buenos Aires
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

This pension is located just a couple blocks from the beach. It couldn't be more convenient if you are planning on spending your days at the beach. They even lent us some beach towels. The walk to the bars isn't far and is stunning at night. This place is very affordable compared to most of the hotels in san sebastian...

1Thank Katie D
los angeles, california
Reviewed 19 October 2016

The hotel has a convenient location about a block from La Concha beach and about a ten minute walk to old town along the beach. We walked from the bus station to the hotel (probably a ten to fifteen minute walk). Note that the building numbers on one side of the street are not close to those on the other,...

1Thank rpver
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Would recommend staying here. Location is very close to the main beach (two minute walk), also close the old town where most of the pintxos bars can be found. Almost same distance to either of the two major hills surrounding the bay. Small but cosy room with a balcony, proper bathroom and even sea view (although across two roads and...

Thank Michael J
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

I'm a bit perplexed reading some of the other reviews here. Perhaps Pension Garate has had some renovations recently? Either way, we were seriously impressed. The location is perfect. Barely a two minute walk to the beach, and a ten minute stroll to the old town. The staff were also wonderful... always welcoming us with a smile and with some...

Thank toriti_aus
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

The location is undoubtedly ideal. An easy walk to everything you need in San Sebastián. The staff at the hotel are also very friendly. However the room was very small (which I understand is quite the norm in San Sebastián). It is also quite noisy,not from the street, but from within the hotel. There is a daily cleaning service however...

Thank Bronwyn T
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Basic, clean, very friendly reception staff. Make sure you ask for a room which isn't right by reception as the floor is vinyl and the walls very thin so you can hear everything, including two sets of cleaning routines from 0600-0800, and anyone coming and going from the hotel. Great location though and very comfy beds. No air con but...

Thank nixperbef
Brooklyn, NY
Reviewed 4 August 2016

The hotel is located on the first floor of an apartment building, traffic noise is very present at all times. The bed was pretty worn, not comfortable at all. TV channels are all local. Coffee is DIY in the room, with a water boiler and instant coffee packs. Not drinkable.

Thank JumpMichael
Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

We found this an ideal base for exploring the town. It was just one block back from the sea. The accommodation was clean and well maintained with tea making facilities a good extra touch. Maria was extremely helpful with directions and recommendations of eating places. The lack of air conditioning was not a problem though it could be in hotter...

1Thank Viv B
Barcelona, Spain
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Located in the city center just near to the La Concha beach, clean and with all the necessary to stay well. The staff is friendly. There are a lot of stores and also a supermarket nearby. We had a room with balcony with even ocean.

Thank Laura D

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This is an example of double room superior at Pensión Gárate, Donostia - San Sebastián ... more   less 

Additional Information about Pension Garate

Address: San Martin 54 - 1er piso, 20007 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
Region: Spain > Basque Country > Province of Guipuzcoa > San Sebastian - Donostia
Price Range: ₹ 4,508 - ₹ 13,595 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Pension Garate 1*
Number of rooms: 9
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Costa Mesa, California
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Ask for room 107. Much bigger than 102.”
180robynf, 18 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Room 104 has beach views (though small still an added bonus)”
482annep, 20 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Ask for quiet room facing the beach side”
zeeba1, 9 Jun 2015 | Read review
“We stayed in a room to the front of the hotel, I'm guessing the rooms to the rear would be quieter.”
forestgraham, 6 Jan 2015 | Read review
“All rooms appear to be the same. Street noise wasn't too bad.”
300erikj, 30 Jul 2014 | Read review
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