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“Excellent Choice”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Pension Aldamar

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Pension Aldamar
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“Excellent Choice”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2008

My 24 year old daughter and I stayed two nigths at Pension Aldamar in September encouraged by the positive comments in this page. I have to say that we made a perfect choice (thanks tripadvisor). This is not a hotel, this is a "hostal", so no cafeteria in place, but you can have a delicious breakfast for 4 euros in a cafeteria a few steps away that they recommend, and even though I'm not used to have breakfast outside the place I sleep, we got used to it wonderfully.

Rooms are very clean, perfect size, the bathroom was spotless. Beds are comfortable, pillows also. There 's a minibar in each room, which is rare in a hostal. There is a computer in the hall that you can use for free, even though the entire hostal has wireless internet if you need to use your laptop.

Best part: price and location. Hotels are a little expensive in San Sebastian, so this was the best choice considering both facts. You are near everywhere, a few steps of LA CONCHA beach, which is the one you see in every photo of San Sebastian and it's the most popular. Also near the Old Town where you can have the best tapas (called pintxos here). I would definitely return to Pension Aldamar if I go again to San Sebastian.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — No Cafeteria In Place
  • Stayed September 2008, travelled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2008

Aldamar was the only reasonably priced Pension available for the time we wanted to travel. But there were no online reviews. We took a chance and booked it anyway.

Pension Aldamar is perfectly located, right at the edge of the Old Town in San Sebastian. Just a short stroll to the beach and any sight you want to see. 15 minutes walk from the train station (Amara).

The rooms are ensuite and some face the street and others face a courtyard. I would recommend the street facing rooms - a little noisy but there is lots to see outside your window. The standard room is not very big but is clean and well appointed.

The staff are charming and extremely helpful.

There is a great food shop next door - amazing hams, cheeses and wines.

All in all, a very good, reasonably priced pension.

  • Liked — Location and staff
  • Disliked — Room size
  • Stayed August 2008, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2008

Just back from a fantastic break in San Sebastian. The best thing about the Aldamar is the location. Its just beside the old town and very near the beaches, the centre of town and the kursaal. Its near everything really. The rooms are very clean, small but that is what you would expect from a pension. The staff are helpful and friendly. We were three 30 year old girls and it suited us perfectly for a long weekend.

  • Liked — location
  • Disliked — triple room too small
  • Stayed August 2008, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Pension Aldamar

Property: Pension Aldamar
Address: 2nd Aldamar Street | first floor, 20003 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
Region: Spain > Basque Country > Province of Guipuzcoa > San Sebastian - Donostia
Amenities:
Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 77 B&Bs / Inns in San Sebastian - Donostia
Price range (per night): ₹ 4,413 - ₹ 11,629
Hotel Class:2 star — Pension Aldamar 2*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This boutique guest house was completely renovated in February 2015, it has 10 fully equipped, top quality rooms to guarantee the very best rest. Its central location close to the city’s main sights places them all within easy walking distance. The historical pintxo bars, icons of exquisite local cuisine, are just a few metres from the guest house, as are the Zurriola and the Concha beaches, the Kursaal Convention Centre, the San Telmo Museum and the aquarium. A service based on continuous improvement and personal attention in backed by more than 15 years of experience along with our close, friendly treatment. Make yourself at home; let us help you to make your stay in Donosti unforgettable. Ongi etorri! ... more   less 
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