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San Sebastian: any ideas for 2 day stay

Will be in San Sebastian for a few days. No children. Any suggestions as to places to eat, boutique hotels, bars, would be greatly appreciated.

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You might get better responses if you put this under Destination Q & A. I'll be watching for answers, San Sebastian is on my bucket list!

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When in San Sebastian even the mediocre places are excellent. We stayed there 3 days in late April and it was beyond wonderful. We stayed at the Far Out Inn which is a B n B overlooking La Concha beach. We loved it with one small exception. It is quite a hike up the hill or stairs (think 13 floors). We splurged on dinner at Arzak and were underwhelmed. A bucket list item. Some of my favorite pintxo bars are Atari Gastroteka and Bar Bare Bare. My advice is to just pop in and have a few bites then move on. Or stay and enjoy...you can't go wrong. One of my favorite cities...

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We were there in April 2017 with the RS Basque tour. San Sebastian is a wonderful seaside town.We enjoyed walking along the waterfront, watching the sunset and visiting the Aquarium, not large but well organized. One day hubby and I bought a picnic lunch and enjoyed a little quiet time after the group walking tour in the morning. A wonderful main park there but can't remember the name. good place for strolling. Of course, spend some time on the beach, provided the weather cooperates. Pinxtos!!

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I recommend this little gem called Talaia Hospedaje. My husband and I were there just in May. It is located at the edge of the old town, a most convenient location to see and do everything and tapas hopping. The hostel only has 3 rooms and we rented the largest, which has a living/dinning room, a separate bedroom and private bathroom. Very clean, quite new with comfortable contemporary deco with a view; we cannot ask for more. Owners/Manager speaks pretty Ok English and is available even not on site. You can book through online website or use booking.com. Incidentally, this hostel is located on the 2nd floor of the same building as AB Domini Pension, which RS recommends.