Pamplona Apartment Rentals 2013
If you are looking for a 3, 4 or 5 star hotel please find offers here: Hotels in Pamplona
Renting an apartment in Pamplona can be a fun way for a group to stay together. However, it is important to remember that it is NOTHING like staying in a hotel. Owners have varying levels of service with regard to linnens, towels and supplies, so you may find yourself running to the store for toilet paper, and washing your towels mid-week. On the up side, private apartments can provide accommodation for anywhere from 5 to 14 people.
Homeowners in Pamplona are reluctant to rent for anything less than the entire fiesta, but we occasionally find some who will do a 5-day rental. If you have a large group and are staying more than a few days, it may make sense for you to consider an apartment. In the end we find that the net cost per person is about the same as for a hotel, so we don’t advise people to choose apartments in order to save money. If you’re still interested in renting, please send an email to email@example.com to inquire about our private apartments.
About Housing in Pamplona
Unfortunately, housing during the running of the bulls can be the greatest barrier to enjoying all aspects of the San Fermín festival. Some people consider staying in larger cities like Bilbao and San Sebastian, commuting into Pamplona. Unless you’re a VERY early riser, that’s not advisable – especially after a night of sangria or Pacharán. The streets around the running of the bulls fill by 7:00 a.m. most days, and you still have to find parking before that. Add on your travel time, and you might as well have stayed up all night.
How does the apartment rental process work?
Renting a hotel room or a private apartment is quite expensive during San Fermín because of the very high demand. Almost always, apartments are located in the historic city center or just outside of it. Rooms have comfortable beds with fresh and clean linens.
PamplonaBalconies.com works with owners of Pamplona apartments to make them available to you during the San Fermín Festival. Many people who come to run with the bulls don’t know that Pamplona hotels can only accommodate about 0.5% of the people who swarm into Pamplona looking for hotel rooms. Because of the huge influx of people, Pamplona apartment owners are happy to make offers that work for them and for the traveler to Pamplona. Pamplona apartment owners know that the apartments along the bull run route (Mercaderes & Estafeta streets) are more valuable locations… especially if the apartment has a balcony for watching the running of the bulls each morning.
We work with local homeowners to find the best possible locations for apartments in Pamplona. Sometimes, this means our availability is limited, but we strive to fulfill every request we can. We are adding new Pamplona apartments on a regular basis.
Living like a king – Pamplona Hotels
Prices for hotel rooms in Pamplona range from 300 Euros to 1500 Euros per night in the city center. As you move farther out, you may increase your likelihood of finding hotel rooms at a better rate, but you’re still looking at 200 Euros a night for a three-star hotel room in the Pamplona area. If you are running with the bulls, or are going to watch the running of the bulls, you should seriously consider staying within walking distance or a 10 minute drive of the bull run route.
If you definitely want a hotel room in Pamplona, then book between December and February. My favorite hotels in Pamplona are the Hotel Maissonave, the Hotel Puerta del Camino, the renovated La Perla Hotel Pamplona, and the Hotel Castillo de Gorraiz Golf & Spa.