fbSurfing Etxea — Thermal
Accommodation
Shared & private rooms
Duration
2+ nights
Nearest major airport
San Sebastian Airport (EAS)

Amazing surf house a few steps from the beach

"Life is made up of incredible moments. Come and create unforgettable memories next to your loved ones or make lifelong friendships. Have fun and enjoy your stay as much as you can."

The surf

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The Basque Country is still a Mecca for European surfers. Its (usually) clean shore breaks and consistent year-round swells cater to surfers of all levels. The best times to travel are late fall and early spring when you're most likely to get the consistent and clean waist-to-head-high waves - what this area is known for.

The lodge

Our hostel 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.

No matter what your surf level is, we will provide you with a whole range of surfboards per 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 center, where all the famous Basque "pintxo" bars and restaurants are, and there are plenty of great shops and bars all around.

Whether you're here to surf or not, there is everything you need to have a brilliant stay. We have nice bathrooms, a well-stocked kitchen where you can eat a great breakfast before starting your day, and expansive rooms with comfortable beds so that you can enjoy a good night's sleep.

Sit outside on our fantastic 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 spot.

El Bar

Wake up to the smell of the best selection of freshly ground coffee and a good breakfast to start the day. Enjoy a beer or an incredible cocktail after a good surfing session in the company of your colleagues or meet your adventure companies. Who wants a "birra"?

Surfing

We offer you a wide range of surfboards and classes adapted to your level. San Sebastián is an incredible surfing location with many spots, depending on your level and the sea conditions.

Explore

If you feel like exploring the coast, do not think about it twice. Check our daily tour agenda. We have many years of experience in traveling and exploring.

We do offer a wide range of other activities, such as:

  • Stand up paddle day trip
  • Pintxo tour
  • Craft beer tour
  • Camino de Santiago
  • Surf skate tour
  • Tours around Donosti
  • Hondarribi and Pintxos tour
  • Boat tours

Location

Europe/Spain/Pais Vasco
Getting there
Fly to San Sebastián Airport. If you’re flying into (EAS), take the bus E21 from Airport Flyer directly to the center of San... read more

Surfing Etxea

Leading trips since 2013
David
Reservations
David
David

We have more than 25 years of experience traveling and have made the most fantastic surf trips worldwide. We know our coast very well as we always surf around here. We are for sure a great company and we can show you the best waves and surfing spots in our area.

Languages: English, Spanish
Response rate: 100%
Response time: Within 24 hours

Choose your accommodation

This shared bedroom for four people is p... more
From $40 / night
The Surfing Etxea suite. A private room... more
From $120 / night
For dates and accommodations not listed, or if you want to book further out

Questions?

What's included?
Accommodations, lockers and wi-fi.
What's not included?
International flights, airport transfers, meals and activities.
What time can I check-in?
Check-in starts at 14:00pm EST. Our front desk is staffed 24 hours a day to accommodate late arrivals. No need to rush. If you would like to check-in or check-out before or beyond these hours, please... read more
What's the cancellation policy?
Cancel and get a full refund within 48 hours of purchase, or at least 90 days before the trip starts.
Risk-free booking
Cancel any trip within 48 hours of purchase for a full refund.
Change of plans? No worries. Cancel any trip within 48 hours of purchase for a full refund, no questions asked.
Best price guarantee
If you find a lower price for the same trip, we’ll match it.
Booking with Thermal never costs more. If you find a lower price for the same trip, we’ll match it.
Connect directly
Speak to the team on the ground, instead of a travel agent.
Instead of a travel agent, we connect you directly to the team on the ground for the answers you need.
Exclusive experiences
We have a roster of amazing, one-off trips in the works.
Each week brings something new to discover. We have a roster of amazing, one-off experiences in the works.