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Customer Travel Tips for San Sebastian

85% Avg. city rating Rated by 629 customers

Activities / excursions 86%

Restaurants / eating out 92%

Shopping 79%

Chilling out / relaxing 90%

Getting around / public transport 83%

Sightseeing 85%

Culture 86%

Nightlife / partying 85%

Value for money 77%

Customer Travel Tips for San Sebastian

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80% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
80% Avg. rating


06 Sep 2017

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Age Range:
41+

Customer Travel Tip: Have time available as it's worth the visit

Liked: Great town

Disliked: Nothing

96% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
96% Avg. rating


11 Jul 2017

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: xxx

Liked: xxx

Disliked: xxx

80% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
80% Avg. rating


11 Mar 2017

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
41+

Customer Travel Tip: no

Liked: The sea

Disliked: Hard to park my car

84% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 100%
84% Avg. rating


05 Sep 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing City break Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Age Range:
31-40

Customer Travel Tip: climb both mountains, one has a hippy hidden bar at the top, the other one - water ride by the edge of the cliff. No one told us about these

Liked: good public! shopping and food

Disliked: no

87% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 80%
87% Avg. rating


21 Aug 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Events / festivals Partying / nightlife Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: You could visiting the city in one day, butthe nightlife deserves to stay there at least one more day, especially during the feria

Liked: The panoramas, the nightlifenightlife,the atmosphere.

Disliked: Nothing

76% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 80%
76% Avg. rating


07 Aug 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Beach / sunbathing Events / festivals Partying / nightlife Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
18-24

Customer Travel Tip: it

Liked: city

Disliked: Nothing

93% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
93% Avg. rating


22 Jul 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
41+

Customer Travel Tip: Food wine and gelato

Liked: Very clean

Disliked: Nope

93% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 100%
93% Avg. rating


12 Jun 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
31-40

Customer Travel Tip: Gros is a cool area. Consider this as a base. The funicular to monte urguelle only runs from 11am during weekdays. You can see and do most things in a day or two. Check out the local villages - Getaria, Lekeitio, Ea, and hondarribia.

Liked: The beaches and views. Pintxos. I was very lucky with the weather. Sunny everyday - not usually like this.

Disliked: Seems quite expensive compared to other places in Basque Country.

87% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
87% Avg. rating


05 May 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing Family Holiday Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
41+

Customer Travel Tip: Bring some warm clothes in spring, it was a bit chilly at night and in the morning!

Liked: Pintxos, art culture, great beach, beautiful old buildings, friendly relaxed people

Disliked: Not really

91% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
91% Avg. rating


08 Apr 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Age Range:
41+

Customer Travel Tip: No

Liked: Excellent place, very safe and, lovely peoples

Disliked: No

49% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 40%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 40%
  • Value for money - 40%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 40%
49% Avg. rating


15 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Visit the Aquarium, that was quite an experiment.

Liked: Beautiful town. Lovely Beach. Excellent Food and Wine.

Disliked: No.

96% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
96% Avg. rating


14 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing City break

Customer Travel Tip: Rent a board at Pukas surf

Liked: It's a gorgeous town, great waves (if you're into surfing) and fabulous food.

Disliked: It can be a tad expensive, but if you go away a bit from the most touristy things you can get good deals.

98% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 100%
98% Avg. rating


04 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Romantic getaway

Customer Travel Tip: Learn the names of key food items in Spanish first! It will help make the pintxo bar menus less intimidating.

Liked: Food, beach, people, surf. It's all amazing.

Disliked: Nope!

69% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 40%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 60%
69% Avg. rating


02 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year City break Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Customer Travel Tip: it is a place to relax

Liked: the beach

Disliked: small

98% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
98% Avg. rating


01 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Que no traigan tanto equipaje, no es necesario

Liked: Todo, es hermoso

Disliked: Que es un poco caro

69% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 40%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 40%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 60%
69% Avg. rating


31 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Beach / sunbathing Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Don't go tapas bars if your starving

Liked: Beaches

Disliked: Prices for pintxos

93% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 80%
93% Avg. rating


30 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Beach / sunbathing Family Holiday Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Try as many of the pinxtos bars in San Sebastian that you can!

Liked: I liked everything about San Sebastian! The pinxtos bars in the old town were great, the food was delicious and cheap and the beer/wine was cheap as well. The beaches were very nice and the scenery was spectacular. Is definitely top of my list of places to return to next time I am in Spain.

Disliked: Nothing.

96% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
96% Avg. rating


26 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Beach / sunbathing Events / festivals Romantic getaway Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Good sun cream

Liked: The weather, the beach, the atmosphere of the city, the people, the places you can visit... everything.

Disliked: NO

87% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 20%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 100%
87% Avg. rating


24 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing City break Events / festivals Relaxation / spa Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: An active trip so prepare for walking

Liked: Sights, activities, taverns

Disliked: prices too high

67% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 40%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 60%
67% Avg. rating


19 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: plan before coming. it's not a good place to just arrive. everything is expensive (in relation with Spain prices at least)

Liked: sightseeing. great food as Spain in general. nice beach

Disliked: too many people. very bourgeois and frivolous for me.

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85% Avg. city rating Rated by 629 customers

Activities / excursions 86%

Restaurants / eating out 92%

Shopping 79%

Chilling out / relaxing 90%

Getting around / public transport 83%

Sightseeing 85%

Culture 86%

Nightlife / partying 85%

Value for money 77%

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