Where to Stay

Parte Vieja

For

Puts you in the culinary epicentre of San Sebastián. Excellent pintxos bars are just a stroll away. Great shopping, and many notable attractions lie right outside your door.

Against

Feels touristy; the crowds can be overwhelming during the summer months. Street noise is an issue.

New Town & Monte Igueldo

For

The widest range of accommodation options, including some of the best hotels in the city. Access to excellent shopping and lovely beachfront.

Against

Depending on location, it can be a fair distance to the old quarter. Dining options are more limited than in the Parte Vieja.

Gros

For

More local feel than staying in the Parte Vieja; thinner tourist crowds. Good dining and drinking options. Having a great beach in your backyard.

Against

Can be like a long walk to the Parte Vieja and Old Town. Fewer lodging choices.