Suggested Lodging in San Sebastian
-- Hotel San Sebastian (4-star)
-- Hotel Codina (3-star)
-- Hotel Amara Plaza (4-star)
These are similar to hostels:
-- Residence Olarain,
-- Residence Villa Alaidi
The city of San Sebastian (Basque: Donostia) is located in the Basque Autonomous Community in the north-east of Spain. It is well connected to major destinations around the world owing to a number of airports in the neighborhood. For the workshop participants, the most common way to travel to San Sebastian is by plane to the Bilbao Airport. At the Bilbao Airport take the shuttle bus to Donostia--San Sebastian. You will arrive at the New Bus Station (underground), next to the Train Station of San Sebastian.
Traveling by Plane
Traveling by Train
The Adif train station “Estación del Norte” is in the center of San Sebastián, close to Urumea river. It offers connections to several Spanish cities, including Madrid and Barcelona.
There is also Metro Donostialdea, http://www.euskotren.es, popularly known as “Topo”, a narrow-gauge train connecting San Sebastián with cities along the Basque Coast, from Bilbao to Hendaye (France). The Topo is useful if you travel within France by train to Hendaye or arrive in Hendaye, for example, by taking the bus 816 from the Biarritz Airport. In such cases, look for the train station Metro Donostialdea nearby the building of the main train station (Gare SNCF) in Hendaye and take the Topo train; get down at the main metro station of San Sebastian (the stop is called Amara).
Traveling by Bus
The San Sebastián bus station has lines to cities throughout Spain. The main company traveling here is Alsa http://www.alsa.es.
Traveling by Car
The city is connected to the rest of Spain by the N-1 (Madrid-Irun highway), AP-8 (Bilbao-Irun highway), and A-15 (Pamplona-San Sebastián highway).