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Overview of Surfing Etxea

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Free WiFi

Surfing Etxea

1 out of 5

4.2/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.2/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast available
  • Bar
  • Housekeeping

Explore the area

    Popular LocationKursaal Congress Centre and Auditorium5 min walk
    Popular LocationConcha Beach15 min walk
    Popular LocationMonte Urgull18 min walk
    AirportSan Sebastian (EAS)22 min drive

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Bed in Belharra (8 Bed Mixed Dorm)

  • 269 sq ft
  • Sleeps 1
  • 8 Twin Beds

Deluxe Double Room

  • 213 sq ft
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Bed in Orrua (4 Bed Mixed Dorm)

  • 172 sq ft
  • Sleeps 1
  • 4 Twin Beds

Bed in Mundaka (8 Bed Mixed Dorm)

  • 280 sq ft
  • Sleeps 1
  • 8 Twin Beds

About this area

San Sebastian

Located on the beach, Surfing Etxea is in San Sebastian's Gros neighborhood. Monte Igueldo is a popular attraction and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Concha Beach and Bay of Biscay. Donostia-San Sebastian Aquarium and Naval Museum are also worth visiting.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Zurriola Beach - 2 min walk
  • Kursaal Congress Centre and Auditorium - 5 min walk
  • San Sebastián Turismo - 11 min walk
  • Concha Beach - 15 min walk
  • Monte Urgull - 18 min walk

Getting around

  • Donostia-San Sebastián Station - 13 min walk
  • Bilbao Airport (BIO) - 64 min drive


  • La Zurri — 3 min walk
  • La Piazzetta de Gros — 3 min walk
  • Xarma — 4 min walk
  • The Loaf — 4 min walk

About this property

Surfing Etxea

Sun and fun on the beach, near Concha Beach
This hostel features a bar/lounge, a coffee shop/café, and a snack bar/deli. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include tour/ticket assistance and a front-desk safe. Rooms offer free WiFi and showers.
Surfing Etxea offers 3 accommodations. This San Sebastian hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include showers. Housekeeping is provided daily.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • No onsite parking available

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast available for a fee daily 8:00 AM–noon: EUR 4-10 for adults and EUR 4-10 for children
  • 1 coffee shop/café
  • 1 bar

Family friendly

  • Snack bar/deli


  • Front-desk safe

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish


  • Beachfront location
  • Terrace


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


  • Shower



Check-in from noon - 8:30 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 9 AM - 10 PM
If you are planning to arrive after 10 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between EUR 4 and EUR 10 for adults, EUR 4 and EUR 10 for children (approximately)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
No onsite parking is available
This property accepts credit cards

We should mention

Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 2500, due to national regulations; for further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Surfing Etxea Hostel San Sebastian
Surfing Etxea Hostel
Surfing Etxea San Sebastian
Surfing Etxea San Sebastian
Surfing Etxea Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Surfing Etxea Hostel/Backpacker accommodation San Sebastian

Frequently asked questions

Rating 5 - Excellent. 2 out of 4 reviews
5 - Excellent 50%
Rating 4 - Good. 1 out of 4 reviews
4 - Good 25%
Rating 3 - Okay. 1 out of 4 reviews
3 - Okay 25%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 4 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 4 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Great facilities, caring owners
The hostel is new and very nicely designed in a good area, 1 block from Zurriola surf beach and under 10 min walk to the old town. Bare essentials kitchen and good wifi everywhere. There is a bar/cafe downstairs and the actual dorms are right next door in a residential apartment so you need to be peaceful in there. The owners David and Haritz are two of the nicest, hospitable guys you'll ever meet who will make your stay a memorable one. Also try the salmon toastie!

3/5 Okay

Business traveler
Liked: Room comfort
Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2019

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Prisvärt hostel med hjälpsam personal
Är väldigt nöjd med allt. Trevlig personal. Bra ytor inne på hostelet. Mycket trevlig bar där det en av dagarna var live musik.
Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2017

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort