Best Hostels in San Sebastian, Spain for Surfers, Solo Travellers, and Backpackers

Best Hostels in San Sebastian, Spain for Surfers, Solo Travellers, and Backpackers
San Sebastian is in the Basque Country in Spain. It's popular with tourists in part because it has one of the best in-city beaches in Europe. You can hit the waves or soak up the sun right near many interesting historic buildings and churches. This is a popular destination for surfers who head to La Zurriola on the eastern side of the Old Town. La Concha is the other main beach in the area. It's on the western side of the Old Town and is larger but lacks the waves that you'll find at La Zurriola.

Accommodation prices in San Sebastian can be a little more expensive than elsewhere in Spain. There are a handful of great hostels around the city. Some are located in or near the Old Town, and make a nice central location if you want to explore both the city and the beaches.
How much do hostels in San Sebastian cost?

You can find our comprehensive analysis of all hostel prices in San Sebastian here. We've found the average prices of dorms and private rooms, as well as the typical prices of hostels with various amenities, too.



A good hostel for surfers, small groups, and solo travellers.

Dorm Bed from $34.45
Private Room from $48.23
Overall Rating: 93%
C/ Zabaleta Nº32. Principal derecha 1, San Sebastian
Surfing Etxea is located in La Zurriola Beach in the city of San Sebastian, Spain. It's just a short walk from the beach and is in the old part of the city. This hostel is the perfect place to stay if you like to surf or want to learn how. Surfboards are available for rent and there are classes for both surfing and standup paddle boarding.

The hostel also offers all of the standard amenities including free wi-fi throughout, bicycle rentals, and a safe and secure environment. There's also a nice terrace where many guests enjoy relaxing outside and enjoying the weather.

The hostel has six and nine bed dorm rooms available. The rooms and bathrooms are all kept very clean. It's a fun place to meet other travelers but it's also a quiet place to get a good night's sleep. You have to leave the hostel to drink alcohol, so many guests head out on the town in the evening and come back to sleep.

The staff here are very relaxed and respectful of guests. They can help you with any questions that you might have and they work hard to make sure everyone has a good time.


A good hostel for solo travellers and small groups.

Dorm Bed from $31.69
Private Room from $29.05
Overall Rating: 92%
Calle Easo 20 - Calle Manterola 15, San Sebastian
A Room in the City is a popular hostel in the city center of San Sebastian. It's a relaxing and fun place to stay where it's easy to meet other travellers. It's also conveniently located whether you want to explore the city or head to the beach. It's about a three minute walk to La Conca Beach and is also just a short walk from La Zurriola Surf Beach. It's a pleasant ten minute walk along the seaside to the Old Town. In the Old Town you'll find the area's best nightlife, restaurants, and cafes. There is also plenty of shopping and quaint neighborhoods to explore in the area.

This hostel has a range of room types available for guests. There are both twin and three bed private rooms available. Twin rooms have bunk beds and dorms sleep four, six, eight, or twelve people. The rooms are large with a lot of natural light and the beds are comfortable. There are also several great common areas including a living room and dining room. There are books that you can borrow and a public computer that you can use. There is also a microwave, toaster, refrigerator, and various dishes which guests can use.


Private Room from $44.07
(Prices vary by season)
Overall Rating: 100%
C/ Zabaleta, 40, San Sebastian
This terrific guesthouse offers friendly service, board games, and cable tv. The good location and overall vibe also make it very popular. When it's time to eat, it's also nice because there's self-catering facilities and a microwave. Wi-fi, luggage storage, and towels included are also on the list to make sure your stay is very comfortable. And Pension Aia is also child friendly.


Private Room from $21.53
(Prices vary by season)
Overall Rating: 100%
CALLE 31 DE AGOSTO, 16 - 1, San Sebastian
Off Beat Guesthouse is very popular due to the atmosphere, great location, and long list of amenities. It features friendly service. Wi-fi, towels included, internet access, and housekeeping are also on the list to make sure your stay is very comfortable.


Dorm Bed from $26.61
Private Room from $34.06
(Prices vary by season)
Overall Rating: 98%
San Juan 9, 2?, San Sebastian
This terrific guesthouse offers friendly service. The good location and overall vibe also make it very popular. Wi-fi, towels included, internet access, and housekeeping are also on the list to make sure your stay is very comfortable.


Dorm Bed from $34.47
Private Room from $57.45
(Prices vary by season)
Overall Rating: 94%
Arrutiegia Auzoa 26 San Sebastian, San Sebastian
San Sebastian Surf Camp is very popular due to the atmosphere, great location, and long list of amenities. It features friendly service, a bar, a common room, and board games. When it's time to eat, it's also nice because there's free breakfast and a microwave. Wi-fi, laundry facilities, security lockers, luggage storage, 24 hour reception, parking, internet access, and housekeeping are also on the list to make sure your stay is very comfortable.


Dorm Bed from $37.00
(Prices vary by season)
Overall Rating: 94%
Arrasate Kalea, 3, San Sebastian
Colo Colo the Smart Hostel is very popular due to the atmosphere, great location, and long list of amenities. It features friendly service, a common room, and board games. When it's time to eat, it's also nice because there's a microwave. Wi-fi, security lockers, luggage storage, internet access, air conditioning, and housekeeping are also on the list to make sure your stay is very comfortable.


Dorm Bed from $27.57
Private Room from $25.28
(Prices vary by season)
Overall Rating: 93%
Calle Karkizano 5. Bajo Donostia - San Sebastian, San Sebastian
You'll love this hostel because of it's good location and quality amenities. It features friendly service, bicycle hire, a common room, and board games. When it's time to eat, it's also nice because there's free breakfast, a cafe, self-catering facilities, and a microwave. Security lockers, key card access, air conditioning, and housekeeping are also on the list to make sure your stay is very comfortable.
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