The newly remodeled Studio on historic San Sebastian Street is cute & comfortable, perfect for 1 person, yet can sleep up to 3 persons on one twin size bed and one full size futon. It offers Free WiFi, A/C, basic TV channels, equipped kitchenette, a nice private bathroom and access to a small private patio. It is a first floor Studio opening directly to famous San Sebastian Street with many restaurants and bars at your door step.
Free WiFi, A/C, sleeps 3
- english, german, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- 28 Nov 2018
About Vida Urbana
Andres and Annett - we are the property managers for this rental. “Imagine the City is your guesthouse…" and while you are walking through one of the first cities in the colonial world you find your “space” to stay, the apartment of your choice, small and cozy or spacious and elegant, colorful with high ceilings or a window to the ocean, with a balcony to a plaza or a hidden patio. Imagine this wide variety available for you to dive into and feel the spirit of more than 500 years. VidaUrbana is a result of our love to Old San Juan and our desire to share this beauty with you. Therefore we enjoy representing our neighbors (homeowners) who have decided to offer their homes to travelers. We are managing an incredible variety of properties, all very different from each other and yet in the same gorgeous old city, Some Truly Economic and as well Some of the Finest Locations in Old San Juan. We live in Old San Juan ourselves and like to welcome you to experience our Latin-, Tropical-, Spanish-colonial style neighborhood. Vida Urbana is committed to Serve Travelers at a Fair Rate and to help Finding The Rental That Meets Your Needs. We enjoy providing an Honest Service and being Available Before and During Your Stay. Our Message to all Tenants: Have Fun, Enjoy, Relax and don't hesitate to contact us for anything you need. We recently added as well apartments in the modern part of San Juan for you to visit and enjoy the "beach front" lifestyle of Puerto Rico and two "hidden get a ways" around the Island.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Loud loud loud and run down.
In our opinion, people are down playing the noise at night. Sandwiches between two night clubs with the bed being right at street level, the noise from music and people is remarkable. Very difficult to get to sleep before 3:00 even on a weeknight. The place has a strong musty smell. The hot water is unreliable. Kitchen is ok, and a/c works well. The Company allowed us to get out of our contract and refunded us the 2 nights we didn’t stay which was much appreciated.
We are very sorry that Eli did not like the studio he rented at all. We did try to please him and refunded Eli immediately, even though the apartment was found just as advertised. The fact of the matter is that we are advertising the studio to be on a bar street and it is important to read the description in advance. Two of us at different times checked on the claims and found the hot water is working fine and the apartment has no strong smell to it. We will be glad to welcome anyone at any time who likes the idea to rent a home away from home in the middle of the party.
If you like to party
Small but comfortable, I wish they had a better bed than a futton but if you like the night life that is the spot to be. No need for a car to go bar hopping
Friendly, neat and sparkling apartment and Wanda was an amazing person. Near future I will use this service again. Five stars, I believe a 10 will do. Thanks for your service and support
Nice little place
My daughter and I shard this space when we vacationed in Old San Juan for a week. I was cozy and it had all the basic amenities that we needed. I slept on the futon and she got the twin bed.
In Old San Juan within walking distance to just about all the touristy spots.
La Tortuga restaurant literally 2 doors down. Great food. We'd go there for dinner often.
Kitchen with pots & pans needed to make a quick meal. Microwave too.
Washer & Dryer on 2nd floor. I think it was $2 to wash and $2 to dry. But nice to have close by so that you can pack light.
I felt very secure.
Maria was the one that gave us our keys and picked them up before he left. Very easy to talk with her. So, easy check in and easy check out in other words.
There is a bar literally across the studio. Saturday night was very very loud. Music playing extremely loud and people will stand outside the door talking/yelling/drinking. The rest of the nights were decently quiet. but Wednesday it got slightly loud for a few hours.
There does not seem to be a good steady balance of warm water in the shower. It goes from hot to cold without even touching the handle.
Overall our stay was a good & comfortable one. I gave 4 stars since the water in the shower really should be fixed.
The owner can't control the loud music across the street so I didn't knock off anything for that.
I would not recommend for families with small children since the bar is across the street and it gets loud.
Added note: They have Uber in Puerto Rico. They can't pick you up from the airport, but they can take you back. Also take Uber to get out of the Old San Juan Area to local spots. There are buses...but they are unpredictable on times.
Cab to the Studio from the airport - $23 + tip
Uber to the airport - $9 plus tip
Thank you for sharing, we will send a plumber to look into the hot water situation asap. If you would have informed us during your stay we could have been over at once.
Good with only one drawback
For the budget traveler this is a perfect place. It's very clean and close to all the spots you want to visit in San Juan. The decor is very basic, but honestly we didn't spend much time in the room. The only drawback is the karaoke bar next door and the bar across the street. Not always, but on some days it's very loud until maybe 2 or 3 in the morning. Once we figured this out we just took a nap at 4pm and stayed out very late. A good drink before bed and you are set.
All in all I would stay here again.
Perfect Little Getaway on San Sebastián
The studio on San Sebastián was my home away from home for my 3 days in Puerto Rico. Great use of space for a studio. Traveling with my nephew - the studio provided enough space and privacy. Furnished and decorated with thought and style. High ceilings with exposed beams and good natural light from the front of the studio and its own little courtyard at the opposite end...which is perfect for relaxing and hanging out, from running around all day. The kitchen is stocked with everything you need, and the grocery store is a quick stroll down to Plaza de Armas. Even with Old San Juan's high walkability score, the studio could not have been located in a better spot! Morning coffee and empanadas two doors down from La Tortuga. Plaza de San Jose a pebbles toss away to sit and people watch in the early evening and hang out with the local cats (I work in animal welfare). After day trips to El Yunque, Guavate and beaches...retreating to the studio to kick off our shoes and wind down before dinner and evening activities was perfect. Dinner locations, a skip away: Bodega Chic, Saint Germain and El Jibarito, all delicious with spot on service. Annett and team: AMAZING, from day one of communication, to my arrival - meeting me at the studio to drop my stuff off and giving me a quick "where I'm at and what I might need" tour with lunch suggestions, to ensuring that if I had questions or needed anything during my stay, I could contact her, to my day of departure when I almost unwillingly had to hand the keys over. THANK YOU for the professional and friendly service and perfect hospitality. I will definitely be in touch when I return. Puerto Rico ❤️...I'm yours.
Thank you for sharing your impressions so detailed. We would love to welcome you and your family / friends any time again. Stay well & a big hug. The VidaUrbanaPR Team
Old San Juan is the oldest city on US Territory and part of the World Heritage. It is about 8 by 8 blocks of unique colonial style architecture and offers everything from restaurants, bars, Puerto Rican coffee shops, galleries, open air music, and nice paths to walk by the Port & Ocean, tourist shops, Marshalls, grocery store to a drug store with pharmacy. The closest unofficial beach is in front of the Capitol Building in about 10-15 walking minutes from almost anywhere in Old San Juan. The nearest blue flag beach is called El Escambron and can reached in about 25-30 minutes walking along the Atlantic Ocean or in about 5 minutes by car/ taxi or bus. Old San Juan has a bus station from where you can go to Plaza Las Americas, the biggest mall in the Caribbean, to the Convention Center, as well as to Condado and Isla Verde, the other two main tourist spots along the coast of San Juan. Condado and Isla Verde are the modern parts of the city and have great beaches, hotels & casinos & much more... Learn more about Parking in Old San Juan: Old San Juan provides free of charge on street parking, which is usually hard to find. It is more likely to find a spot between 6am and 8am and between 4pm and 7pm. During business hours and later at night it might take a while to find a spot and it can turn out to be challenging at times. All of our apartments are within walking distance of parking buildings and/or lots, providing overnight rates or hour rates starting at $1.25 and $0.50 for the additional hours. The most economic parking rental is a public lot by Paseo de la Princesa at the southwest city wall of Old San Juan. There are several parking buildings all over town: “Ballaja” on the northwest section of Old San Juan right by El Morro, “La Cochera” in the center of town on Calle Luna between Cruz and San Justo Street (which offers 24 hour rate for about $25), “Dona Fela” in the south center on Recinto Sur and the most economic parking building “Covadonga” right on top of the public bus station as well on Recinto Sur, one block east of the Old San Juan Sheraton Hotel.
Additional pricing information
The rates do not apply for the annual San Sebastian Fest in January. Monthly Rates do not include the cost of electricity. Listed cleaning fee may be higher for longer stays.