A Room in the City

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A Room in the City

2.0 star property
San Sebastián adults-only hostel with bar/lounge

8.6/10 Fabulous

150 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Bathtub
  • Bar
Easo Kalea 20, Manterola Kalea 15, San Sebastián, Gipuzkoa, 20006
Main amenities
  • Near the beach
  • Bar/lounge
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Concierge services
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Reception hall
Feel at home
  • Terrace
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Elevator
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Limited housekeeping
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In San Sebastián Centro
  • Concha Beach - 1 min drive
  • Bay of Biscay - 1 min drive

Getting around

  • San Sebastian (EAS) - 23 min drive
  • Biarritz (BIQ-Pays Basque) - 40 min drive
  • Bilbao Airport (BIO) - 63 min drive
  • San Sebastian Amara Station - 5 min walk
  • Donostia-San Sebastián Station - 8 min walk
  • San Sebastian (YJH-San Sebastian-Donostia Train Station) - 8 min walk

About this property

A Room in the City

Located near a train station, A Room in the City is a great choice for a stay in San Sebastián. Other highlights include a bar/lounge and a terrace. Fellow travelers say good things about the nice bathrooms and location.


English, French, German, Italian, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows regional cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Tourism Certified (Spain)
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 24 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - 11:30 PM
  • Express check-in/out
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open Monday - Sunday (7:30 AM - 11:30 PM)
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum guest age is 18
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No onsite parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • Caters to adults only

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Bar/lounge

What to do

  • Beach nearby


  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage


  • Terrace
  • Library


  • Elevator
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Stair-free path to entrance


  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Shared bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Hair dryer (on request)

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Limited housekeeping

Fees & policies

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from July 1 2021 to September 1 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)
  • Fitness facilities

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Tourism Certified (Spain).

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).


This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 1000, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.

Also known as

Room City Hostel San Sebastian
Room City San Sebastian
A Room In The City Sebastian
A Room in the City San Sebastián
A Room in the City Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
A Room in the City Hostel/Backpacker accommodation San Sebastián

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Property conditions & facilities



8/10 Very good

Great clean hostel, good location.
Great hostel and excellently located to get around this amazing place! Good sized lockers under the bed to get your backpack etc stored away, comfy beds. Big bar area where the locals will come for a drink and meet up. Decent kitchen and facilities. A great option if on a budget.
Sharon, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Good spot!
Fab spot and very friendly and clean. Beds comfortable and shower great. Would recommend.
jane, 1-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

Great location, walk to the beach and Old Town! Not much else to expect, room is okay but tiny. Note there are 2 entrances to the hostel unclear instructions on where to go so be aware if you have heavy luggage.
Andrea, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Melinda, 2-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

6/10 Good

3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

The location of this hostel is amazing. I really liked that there was a kitchen, common areas, and restaurant right outside. The staff were very friendly, and they put on a Thursday Pub Crawl which was fun. The bunk beds were very sturdy, and I couldn’t feel the person moving around above me. The wristbands that open the doors and security drawer are a nice touch (although a little finicky). This was my first Hostel experience, and I would have rated it a bit higher before I stayed at a 2nd Hostel in a different city & country immediately after this place. For the cons: - Very little about this place looked like it was updated in a while. Such as flat cushions on the furniture in the common area. - The rooms were very hot throughout the night (no A/C), even if your fan is working. - The male bathrooms have a lot to be desired, such as no space at the sink (think airplane bathroom sink, but porcelain) to put anything and only hooks in the one shower stall. - A couple of the pull out locker drawers barricade anyone from entering the room due to the layout on the beds. - People mostly kept to themselves. Beyond the one bar crawl event. For context, I’m a solo male traveler who stayed on the top floor in a 6-person dorm. I think this would have been a better Hostel experience if I wasn’t traveling solo, and I was traveling here in the spring or fall when the rooms wouldn’t need A/C. Highly recommended during the cooler months for the location.
Sean, 4-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Very nice people and nice amenities. Bathrooms always clean and tidy. Love the common rooms and rooftop.
2-night family trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

10/10 Exceptional

In city center,verry clean, organized, friendly
It is in good location in city center very clean organized the argentinians girls working at reception front desc and Hostel Bar are nice freindly Great place to stay .
Jeffrey, 1-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Interesting building, modern facilities, friendly staff.
2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review