San Sebastian Experience in a Surf Hostel

Our house is located in the heart of the city and right in front of “La Zurriola” beach, completely equipped with all you need to chill out with the best vibes, enjoy the ocean and explore the city. Deluxe!! No matter what your surf level is, we will provide you with a whole range of surfboards in accordance with your needs. Placed next to the best surf spot in the city, it's without doubt the best hostel for those looking to make the most of the great waves San Sebastián has to offer. It’s also very close to the old part of town and the city centre, where all the famous Basque "pintxo" bars and restaurants are, and there are plenty or great shops and bars all around. Whether you're here to surf or not, there is everything you need to have an brilliant stay. We have nice bathrooms, a well-stocked kitchen where you can eat a great breakfast before starting your day, and wide rooms with confortable beds so that you can enjoy a good night's sleep. Sit outside on our amazing terrace, lay on the hammocks, enjoy unforgettable moments and make friends that will last for a lifetime. If you want to get the unique Basque experience - exploring the city on foot or by bike, going surfing, meeting great people and enjoying the best vibes - this is your your spot.


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I had what one would call a “difficult start” in the beginning, but I got a lot of experience as it was my first time working. I had fun during my shifts, mainly because the guests were all one of a kind.
Only real setback was that I never got to feel comfortable with most of the other volunteers, nor the cook. It was clear from the first week that they didn’t like me and even the guests could detect it. Simple things, that everybody did, like being seen outside of the bar when things were slow, didnt apply to me. The bosses are super quick and experts. The hostel attracts amazing people!

14 days ago



Sin duda el mejor Hostel de San Sebastián. David y Aritz son personas increíbles e el Hostel tiene una vibe única e indescriptible, no tengo palabras para descrever como Surfing Etxea es un lugar especial.

3 months ago



I had a very good experience! I stayed in the reception and the bar, I practiced my Spanish and English and I met a lot of good people. The hostel is very good and the work is fun and easy. I'm sure anyone would have a good experience there!

6 months ago



It could be worst than it was. But still the time I paid there it wasn’t worth.
Unfortunately the room for the volunteers was nasty. And besides that the colleagues were quit rude. Basically it was more uncomfortable than welcoming.

almost 3 years ago


The basis of coexistence is in oneself and not to blame others or space.
0 commitment on your part and attitude from the first moment despite being in low season and not having to do much to do ...
It is funny that you criticize the space of the volunteers without having used it, since you complained from the beginning and we located you in the best place of the hostel.
Thank you for leaving us on the fifth day of your arrival without notice and avoiding having to tell you to leave yourself.



It was an amazing experience, had no way to be better. The best hostel I have ever seen, good vibes, the hosts David and Aritz are wonderful people and they have always been very good to me. San Sebastian is also an incredible place and I dont want to leave. It was amazing, I recommend this experience to everyone!

about 4 years ago

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