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AlicaZzz: Contemporary Bed and Breakfast

AlicaZzz is located on the first floor, near the Casco Viejo metro stop, the Ribero tram stop. It is a 10 minute walk from Plaza Moyu where the airport bus stops. Next door is a fabulous tiny pintxo /coffee bar that opens at 7am till midnight. The streets all around are stuffed with clothes, shoes and food shops, pintxo bars and restaurants... which is great, because in Bilbao (especially in winter months) it rains ...... a lot... so you dont have to walk far. The streets in the old town look very similar, so we took ages locating the B& B in the rain.

I liked the simple check in, as soon as you get into the building, there is the electronic key card, on a tiny reception desk, guarded by a white toy rabbit! But we hadn't used this idea before, of a key code in an email a few days before you travel. So I was a bit nervous, that if for any reason it didn't work, what then? But I needn't have worried.

We didn't object to the open bathroom, because ours was hidden partly by a glass brick wall. We didn't mind the stairs, as we only had hand luggage.

Only 3 simple changes would have improved our experience. I like 2 pillows on the bed, not one; I like a set of drawers to put things in (there was only an open hanging space with hangers) so we lived out of a suitcase on the floor. The light from the tv remote is so strong it kept me awake, the plug couldnt be removed as it was up on the ceiling. Fortunately I bought an eye mask.

As for breakfast, it really is a nice little feast of fruit, cereals and sticky buns, I had emailed in advance, as I cant eat bread or things with sugar in, I requested yoghurt and cheese, and despite a favorable response, these were not available.

Overall we loved AliciaZzz B&B in Bilbao, it had a cute factor, us ladies love, and we will tell our friends about it.

I really liked the themed contemporary decor, it looks fresh and was also spotlessly clean. The bed comfort factor was 8 out 10. The receptionist was in the building periodically she spoke English and was helpful and friendly.

Each room has its own independent air conditioning & heating system, which I really appreciated. I do hate hotels where they control the temperature of the room. Despite really cold temperatures outside in February, we were really cosy and warm inside. As well as curtains in the room there is metal grille that can be pulled down at night, it does dampen any noise outside and also acts as an extra insulator in cold weather.

Ask for a room with a view. There are 6 rooms and only one has no view.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Arts and Culture
  • Written February 23, 2014
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The Hospedaje La Portica: Great choice in central Santander

This recommendation really comes from Marianne as she stayed her last night here before flying back to Germany, But it will be equally as useful for anyone looking for affordable accommodation in central Santander.
The Hospedaje La Portica is a Pension one star and is only a stones throw away from both the FEVE and Bus Stations in Santander.
Marianne said her room was both Nice, cheap and clean and you can also book by telephone or fax
All details are on their website

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Backpacking, Hiking and Walking, Budget Travel
  • Written September 29, 2009
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Posada Langre: Delightful Posada in Langre

Our original plan was top walk to Galizano as there was a small pension listed in the local accommodation guide, however when we got there we could only find a large and expensive looking hotel so kept going the extra 3k to Langre where we found a . Posada Langre is signed of the route (about 50m off the route) and really was a delightful place to stay, a nice double room with private bath was 48 Euro, the only problem we had was when we went to the local restaurant in the evening we found it to be closed (The lady at the Posada had told us earlier that it would be open !!) but when we mentioned this back at the Posada, saying that we were Perigrino’s and had no way of getting to and from Lorado (6k round walk) they made us a light meal there, for which we were both grateful :-).

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Religious Travel, Backpacking, Hiking and Walking
  • Written September 29, 2009
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The Refugio de Perigrino: Perigrino Only Accommodation in Bareyo

There is a Refugio with 50 places listed in the CSJ guidebook for Guemes, it is actually located in Bareyo, the same Refugio was listed in the local accommodation guide (provided by the Cantabria Tourist office) and this stipulated that there were 40 places.
We walked past this Refugio but didn’t stay there so I can’t confirm whether there are indeed 40 or 50 places but can confirm that it is in the hamlet of Bareyo.

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  • Related to: Hiking and Walking, Backpacking, Religious Travel
  • Written September 29, 2009
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Hotel Tamarises,: Sea View in Noja

We found a delightful hotel in Noja down by the beach, Hotel Tamarises, a nice en-suite double room with sea-view and balcony cost us 47 Euro, In fact we liked Noja so much that we decided to award ourselves a day off and spent most of it relaxing on the beautiful beach there !!

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Hiking and Walking, Backpacking, Religious Travel
  • Written September 29, 2009
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“Pension Esmeralda”: Your Choice in Laredo

There are several alternatives for accommodation in Laredo, we chose a small pension in the old town called “Pension Esmeralda” This was a nice place to stay and a decent sized en-suite double room cost us 45 Euro.

There is also one Refugio now listed for Perigrino’s with Credentials, Called “La Trinidad and located at C / San Francisco n 22 it has 6 places.
Also there is a Private Albergue listed at C / Fuente Franciscana n 1 with 20 places for 13 Euro

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Backpacking, Hiking and Walking, Religious Travel
  • Written September 29, 2009
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No accommodation in Liendo

Our intention was to spend the night in Liendo as both the guidebook and the local accommodation guide said that there were two Pensions there. However when we arrived there we couldn’t find either. We made enquiries at the local bar and were told that the nearest available accommodation was in Laredo, another 9k so we had little choice but to keep going !!

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  • Related to: Hiking and Walking, Backpacking, Religious Travel
  • Written September 29, 2009
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The Refugio de Perigrino: Perigrino Only Accommodation in Rioseca

As Rioseca Is only 3.5k on from Islares we didn’t stay at the Refugio there but did see the sigh for it but I don’t have any further details

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  • Related to: Hiking and Walking, Backpacking, Religious Travel
  • Written September 29, 2009
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The Hostal Arenillas: Good Choice for Islares

As this was Marianne’s first day, in fact the first day of her first Camino and her first days walking carrying a rucksack we decided to make it a nice short one at around 10k
There are two Hostals in Islares and we stayed at the first one we came to, The Hostal Arenillas, Recently modernised and upgraded to * * *’s, with very nice en-suite rooms for 45 Euro.
Food also available in the downstairs bar and/or restaurant
Situated on the now quiet N-634
If you are looking for accommodation in Islares then you could do a lot worse than staying at The Hostal Arenillas

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Backpacking, Hiking and Walking, Religious Travel
  • Written September 29, 2009
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Private Refugio near Iciar: We couldn't find this place ?

There was a report of a “small, private refuge run by Jose Fran on a working farm near Iciar” On the Confraternity of Saint James’s updates page and as it sounded really nice we decided to stay there. Unfortunately we couldn’t find it, Nor did we see anything of the reported signs leading to it ? so had little choice but to continue to Deva

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  • Related to: Hiking and Walking, Backpacking, Religious Travel
  • Written September 29, 2009
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Pension La Mar: Not a bad choice for Castro Urdiales

As we spent 2 nights in Castro Urdiales and are only allowed to spend one in the Refugio we spent the second night in a small hotel in the centre of the old town.
As my friend Marianne was joining us in Castro Urdiales we had pre-booked on the internet the Pension La Mar.

A twin room was 55 Euro and a single 36 Euro, I would say that it an OK place to stay but some rooms are a lot better than others, But it is centrally located, clean and friendly, so not a bad choice for Castro Urdiales

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Religious Travel, Backpacking, Hiking and Walking
  • Written September 28, 2009
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The Refugio de Perigrino: Perigrino Only Accommodation in Castro Urdiales

There is now a new purpose built Refugio in Castro Urdiales, It is situated towards the western end of town on The Plaza del Toro. 16 beds + 4 extra mattresses , Good Hot showers as well as a place to wash clothes, a spin dryer and a good drying area, all at the rear of the Refugio. It also has a small but well equipped kitchen and a small dining area.
There is a fixed 4 Euro charge. The guy that runs the place is friendly and very knowledgeable.

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  • Related to: Hiking and Walking, Backpacking, Religious Travel
  • Written September 28, 2009
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The Refugio de Perigrino: Perigrino Only Accommodation in Pobena

Although we didn’t stay at the Refugio at Pobena, we did speak to the Hospitalaro, he had strategically placed himself where the route splits, either left into Pobena or right to continue on the “Way” and was giving helpful advice to Perigrino’s
It was actually our original intention to stay here, but as it was only around 1 and the Refugio didn’t open until 3 (guidebook stipulates 2!) we decided to keep going.
The guidebook also stipulates that it is “Summertime Only”, however it was still open on 1st September

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  • Related to: Religious Travel, Hiking and Walking, Backpacking
  • Written September 28, 2009
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The Pension La Guia: Good Choice for Portugalete

The Private Albergue in Portugalete must have gone, at least The Tourist Office didn’t mention it when we enquired about accommodation (the guidebook stipulated that it was only open July and August and it was still August when we were there).
So we stayed in a hotel, The Pension La Guia, and I can give it the best of recommendations, Situated in the upper part of town on Virgen de la Guia, a nice sized twin room with outside bathroom costs 32 Euro and the guy that runs it is friendly and will give you a Cello.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Backpacking, Hiking and Walking, Religious Travel
  • Written September 28, 2009
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The Refugio de Perigrino: Perigrino Only Accommodation in Bilbao

As I stayed at Bilbao twice, once on the Camino, and again before I flew home I will recommend to separate places
First the Excellent Refugio de Perigrino which is situated in the suburb of Basurto, about 3k beyond the centre of Bilbao on the route out of the city.
This is another Excellent Refugio, run by a friendly woman who is more than happy to give you information including where to get a god dinner for a fair price (Bilbao being an expensive city) There are approximately 40 beds, good showers as well as a place to wash clothes and a good drying area.
Donations – Please give as much as you can afford to cover the running costs of this excellent Refugio.

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  • Related to: Religious Travel, Hiking and Walking, Backpacking
  • Written September 25, 2009
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