Hotel Jakue is an ordinary 3star-hotel and of course you are welcome there as well, when you are a peregrino / pilgrim. I had lunch in their restaurant - see my restaurant-tip !
At around 5pm all albergues will be fully booked in this town at the end of April and then the ordinary hotels are your only chance to find a room !!!
I did not stay in this hotel, but some friends of me did, they had a doubleroom for 60 euros without breakfast. There is a large car-parking in front of the house and they serve breakfast as well for 4 euros.
I did not stay in this albergue, because it was fully booked when I got there, but some friends of mine did and enjoyed it a lot ! When you walk the Camino and enter Puente la Reina, this albergue is the very first building that you will see. They have a lot of beds in a large room, divided by curtains into niches for 4 persons each, like shown in my extra pictures here.
This albergue is in the basement of the ordinary 3-star-hotel with the name Hotel Jakue. The entrance to the albergue is from the Camino, while the hotel-entrance is from the main road and the large carparking there.
There is a small reception-hut for this albergue and there you will get the stamp for your Credential even when you dont stay in that albergue.
This hotel was really a great surprise for me: It is situated in the very centre of Puente la Reina, just about 50 meters from the cathedral and looked much too posh and expensive to me, when I passed by. I finally asked for the price for a private room and got a single-room with private facilities for just 45 euros, breakfast-buffet AND Dinner included !!!
60 euros would be the doubleroom and the dinner was really excellent - see my restaurant-tip !
This hotel with just 12 rooms was built into an old tower and it even has a lift !
There are 4 different kinds of places to sleep for the peregrinos on the Camino:
1)Albergues / Refugios: they are very cheap hostels and they are open only for pilgrims with a "Credential" / pilgrim-pass. You will sleep in large rooms with 8-30 or even more bunk-beds, mostly 1 lower and one upper bed and sometimes even a third bed on top (like in Viana).
Prices per bed vary between 3 and 10 euros and sometimes it is enough to give just a donation !
These beds cannot be prebooked by pilgrims, so you have to be there in time in order to get one of these cheap beds.
2)Albergues / Hostals: most of them dont care very much about the credential, as long as you look like a pilgrim. Prices are higher there than in the Refugios, BUT not necessarily would they be any better ! These hostals also offer smaller rooms and private rooms with en suite facilities for prices like 25-40 euros per room without breakfast.
3) Casa Rural: these are like a B&B, BUT they also offer dinner as well and breakfast, prices vary a bit, but I mostly payed around 30 euros for such a room, plus 5 euros for breakfast and 10-15 euros for dinner !
No need to be a pilgrim to stay there, AND mostly these Casa Rural are along the roads, and a bit set back from the Camino. Reservation makes sense there, BUT be prepared: you need to talk Spanish, almost nobody will understand any other language there !
4)Ordinary Hotels: mainly in the big cities, I payed between 30 and 78 euros for singlerooms in such 2-4 star-hotels, reservation is possible of course and makes also sense !
Also in such hotels you might find receptionists, who dont speak any other language than Spanish !!!
Make sure you get an updated list of accomodations along the Camino, before you start !
When you speak german, get this accomodation-guide,
that will be updated 4 times each year:
Das Gelbe Heft der Jakobuspilger Paderborn
Albergue "Camino del Perdon" is a private albergue / hotel and restaurant and they offer large rooms with bunk-beds as well as private rooms. I had a private room "con baño" / with private facilities and payed 50 euros for it, that is quite a lot compared with other places of my Camino.
Breakfast was not included - just as in most of the hotels and albergues in Spain, but it was possible to get breakfast after 08.00am - and that was rather an exeption for an albergue along the Camino.
In my last picture: one of the rooms for 16 people, who shared a bathroom.
They have internet as well, where you have to put in coins and 30min is 1 Euro. They also offer great dinners for peregrinos - see my restaurant-tip !
This nice house is really near the historic centre of Santiago de Compostela (5 min by foot).
As a reference you can look for the 'Colegiata de Sar' near by.
The guesthouse dates back to 1700, and has been recently reconstructed, respecting and maintaining its original structure, both in the exterior and interior. The rooms are really cozy and impeccably clean!
The owners were really nice, we hope to come back soon :)
Really Nice People;
near to centre but in quiet street,
very good value for price.
Rated as a 2 * hotel,
spottlessly clean, good sized rooms,
good view of the convent across Belvis park
added bonus free parking
You have right to 1 night for free in Monte do Gozo shelter if you are a pilgrim. But Santiago de Compostela is such a fascinating town that you should stay there for a few more days. This hostel is very popular among pilgrims. You just pay a donation of 5 euros per night in a dormitory. You can use the washing machine.
I don t know this places proper name,but it has a sign pension**,it is situated at the side of the FEVE local train line right in the middle of Irun,and can be seen from main street bridge ( see photo ). The room was clean and comfortable and cheap, staff friendly. The town of Irun is nothing special but is handy for overnight stop on a long journey. Irun is on the spanish side of the french border.
In Oviedo i took the first hotel, here in Santiago de Compostela i took the first again , this time a homely hostal run by friendly mature couple. I entered through the bar/cafe, the rooms were upstairs,clean and comfortable and cheap. Breakfast was taken in the bar/cafe. I had arrived in Santiago at the bus station, proceeded right for 200 m, then turned left towards town for 200m the hostal Leis is on the right.
Arrived in Oviedo bus station in the middle of a rain shower,so took the first hotel i saw. Normaly i would look for budget places., but the Tryp was a little up market, worth it. Very comfortable.
This is a very pleasant place in the downtown of Santiago where to enjoy the city night life after having done the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage. Prices are moderated and breakfasts generous.
TV in the rooms
this is basic but acceptable but only for peregrinos so i'm afraid unless you or a friend of yours can prove that you completed the camino de satiago then you can't stay here. I f you have your credentials then you can stay for five euro a night for three nights at the most. there are other hostels for pilgrims but this is the cheapest yet it's expensive for camino accomadation. get there early or you won't get a place. in the event of not getting a place, it can be very busy around festival time, then i'd say you'll be fine if you sleep rough anywhere around town and simply put your expensive stuff in a locker in the bus station or something. if you're really broke and you arrive early then take the extension walk to finisterre and sleep on the beach, that's what i did but it's NOT comfortable, be warned!
I am not sure if you call it a hotel, but it is rather smallish - with only 14 rooms i think. They have singles and doubles, we took the double for 77 euro pernight, 5 euro extra for breakfast each at an option.
The rooms are modest, very clean, attached bath, but try to get rooms that faces the garden, as the otherside facing the road can be terribly noisy with pedestrian walking on the busy street.
The hotel is located in the old town, at one of the entrance and has got an excellent view from there. You can get to the magnificent cathderal in 5 mins brisk walk.
We just missed their opening of a 3 star hotel nearby... due opening 18 July 2005.
excellent garden terrace to sit and chill out and have tea, beer...and a very sumptuous ham and cheese sandwich 2.60euro to go with freshly squeezed orange juice 2.50 euro. They sometimes sell honey collected from a nearby farm - very yum as well.
We stayed here a couple of nights for 15 Euro a night which was great. The rooms are great with plenty of space and the hostal is very central. The ensuite is also a winner with a great shower that helps first thing in the morning!
It's huge as it's a converted Halls of Residence so there'll definately be a space for you.
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