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Balea Hostel

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Free WiFi, bed sheets
Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (1 bed in a 10-Bed Dormitory Room) | Free WiFi, bed sheets
Family Room, Multiple Beds | Free WiFi, bed sheets
Family Room, Multiple Beds | Free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Balea Hostel

Balea Hostel

2.0 star property
No-frills hostel in San Sebastián

8.6/10 Fabulous

12 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Laundry facilities
bajo, Hipica Bidea, 8, San Sebastián, 20014

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • San Sebastian (EAS) - 22 min drive
  • Biarritz (BIQ-Pays Basque) - 40 min drive
  • Bilbao Airport (BIO) - 64 min drive
  • San Sebastian Amara Station - 24 min walk
  • San Sebastian (YJH-San Sebastian-Donostia Train Station) - 24 min walk
  • Donostia-San Sebastián Station - 25 min walk


  • Sardexka - 5 min walk
  • Ardube - 5 min walk
  • Iruña - 5 min walk
  • Hipica - 6 min walk
  • Txalanta - 10 min walk

About this property

Balea Hostel

Enjoy your visit to San Sebastián with a stay at Balea Hostel.


English, Portuguese, 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)

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 4 rooms


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • There is no front desk at this property
  • Guests must contact the property for check-in information
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 10:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
  • For more details, please contact the property 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 check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free offsite parking nearby

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Shared microwave
  • Shared refrigerator

What to do

  • Beach nearby


  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • Library
  • Television in common areas


  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)


  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Heating

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer (on request)

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Towels are available for an extra charge (or guests may bring their own)

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; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.

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


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

This property does not have elevators.

This property accepts credit 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.

Property Registration Number BSS00030

Also known as

Balea Hostel San Sebastian
Balea San Sebastian
Balea Hostel San Sebastián
Balea Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Balea Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation San Sebastián

Frequently asked questions

Does Balea Hostel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Balea Hostel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Balea Hostel?
As of 1 December 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Balea Hostel on 11 December 2022 start from ₹5,077, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Balea Hostel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Balea Hostel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Balea Hostel?
No, unfortunately, but there's free parking nearby.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Balea Hostel?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
Is there an onsite casino at Balea Hostel?
No, this hostel doesn't have a casino, but Casino Kursaal (17-min drive) is nearby.
Are there restaurants at or near Balea Hostel?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Sardexka (5-min walk), Ardube (5-min walk), and Iruña (5-min walk).
What's the area around Balea Hostel like?
Balea Hostel is a short 18-minute walk from Reale Arena and 14 minutes' walk from Cristina Enea Park.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Better than a big one
Lovely staff they do help with all sort of things Enjoyable stay a receptionist he is awesome and he plays nice his guitars so it was great hostel to sleep in
Abdellah, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Georgia, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Sergio, 4-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Un sitio acogedor, tranquilo, limpio y con un servicio excelente. Ideal para descansar tras recorrer la ciudad. Y el trato del personal es muy agradable.
2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

All good, recommended
All good at this hostel. Nice clean and friendly staff.
2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Es como estar en casa, todos son geniales!!
Monica, 2-night trip
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6/10 Good

Difícil parqueo,poco aseo, no me gusto la ropa de cama
Marcela, 1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Mercedes, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

친절하고 깨끗하고 너무 좋습니다! 대신 중심지와 거리가 있어 버스를 타야합니다. 추천합니다~~
2-night trip with friends
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