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Chapitel Hospederia: an excellent 4-star-hotel !

I arrived in Estella on the late afternoon of a day with heavy rainfall and I was soaking wet all over, so I decided to search for a hotel and right in the towncentre I found this great 4-star-hotel right at the place, where the stairs go upwards to Iglesia de San Miguel (my 4th picture)

In an albergue you mostly have to leave your shoes at the reception (where they might be stolen) while in a real hotel nobody cares about your wet and dirty shoes. My own hotelroom was also a guarantee for me that I was able to get my clothings dry again: on the heating and also with the help of the hairdryer in my bathroom.
The toilet was seperate from the bathroom and it was big enough to store there as well my rucksack.
I payed 78 Euros for a doubleroom with single-use, the excellent breakfast-buffet was seperate and costed 8 Euros.
In the reception-hall you can use the internet free of charge in the hotel's laptop, and there I could see that while it is rainy and cold here in Spain it was the hottest April ever in Austria with 32,5 degrees Celcius.

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Related to: Backpacking, Family Travel, Luxury Travel
  • Written July 11, 2012
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Albergue "Camino del Perdon": my very 1st albergue along the Camino

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 baƱo" / 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 !

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Backpacking, Hiking and Walking, Budget Travel
  • Written June 21, 2012
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Albergues / Refugios: where to sleep as a peregrino

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.
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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.
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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 !
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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

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  • Written June 25, 2012

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Albergue Jakue: a good albergue for peregrinos

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.

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  • Related to: Hiking and Walking, Backpacking, Budget Travel
  • Written June 27, 2012
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La Fuente Casa di Austria: well

As an austrian I HAD to sleep there and I guess for an albergue it was quite good, BUT I did not enjoy it really very much.
Casa di Austria is mainly just an expression, BUT nobody except 1 single person spoke any german. This person from Austria offered massages and they go there on a regular basis, some weeks each year, then another austrian is coming there.
I payed 8 euros for my bed and 3 euros for the breakfast !

Something positive: they served breakfast with dark rhye-bread for just 3 euros a person and you could eat as much as you wanted with Nutella, jam, butter and coffee or tea.
The washing was done by the attendants: you simply throw your dirty laundry into a basket in your room and it was washed for you and given back room-wise, free of charge

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Backpacking, Adventure Travel, Budget Travel
  • Written July 15, 2012
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Hotel Jakue: a good 3star-hotel

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.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Budget Travel, Family Travel, Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
  • Written June 27, 2012
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The Refugio at Villalcazar de Sirga: Great Little Refugio

This is a great little refugio Right in the centre of town, it only has 15 beds so don't arrive late in peek times otherwise you will not get a bed !!
Run by Very Friendly volunteers who speak some English and have loads of useful information and even provide you with a breakfast !!
Good dinner available in local restaurant or good kitchen facilities in the refugio
Showers are coin operated but Very Good
Only one toilet so you might have to queue in the morning !!

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Related to: Religious Travel, Hiking and Walking, Backpacking
  • Written January 8, 2004
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The Refugio at Ledigos: More of a Pilgrims resort than a Refugio

This is a great Privately run refugio Right in the centre of town, it has some private rooms available at a very reasonable 7e per room if you prefer some privacy as well as dormitories. There is also a Very nice garden area to sit out in !!
There is a bar right next door, it doesn't do food in the evening but does open Early for Breakfast Coffee !! and also attached is a small shop selling all the provisions that you might wish for to cook yourself an evening meal in the Well equipped kitchen !!
a Very well run and Friendly place to stay and well recommended !!!

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Related to: Religious Travel, Backpacking, Hiking and Walking
  • Written January 8, 2004
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The Refugio at Bercianos de Real Camino: Possibly the Best refugio on the entire route !!??

This refugio was described in our book as Very Basic with No Beds or Running water !!
However when we got there we discovered that the Volunteers had been Hard at Work and have now installed two Excellent Hot water showers as well as Good toilets
True there aren't beds but sleeping mats are provided and there are only four people to a room so there is Loads of space !!
Run by Very Friendly volunteers who speak some English and have loads of useful information and provide you with a an EXCELLENT evening meal as well as a Great breakfast
There isn't a set charge however you are invited to leave a donation
The Sun-Set here will be a Highlight of your trip so Don't miss it and the Gregorian chant that accompanies it will be forever in your memory !!
The town is exceptionally friendly with locals congregating outside the refugio in the evening to chat with the pilgrims.
Don't miss this refugio as it is Sure to be a Highlight of Your Camino !!!

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Related to: Religious Travel, Hiking and Walking, Backpacking
  • Written January 8, 2004
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The Green Dolphin ( Dolphino Verdi ): A Bit Run Down but right on the route !!!

The Main reason that I am mentioning this place apart from myself and Stevie staying there is that it puts you within Easy walking distance of Leon if you are wishing to spend a half day there to be able to explore the city !!
The Green Dolphin is a bit run down, the rooms aren't so clean and the toilets and showers are very poor -- smelly even !!!
But the Food is Really Good !!
Prices are reasonable and the staff are friendly enough but you won't find anyone around early in the morning !! there is a vending machine so you can get yourself a breakfast of sorts !!

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Religious Travel, Hiking and Walking, Backpacking
  • Written January 8, 2004
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The Refugio at San Martin del Camino: New Refugio at San Martin del Camino

This is a New refugio Right in the centre of town, Large with loads of beds in one large room. There are Good Shower, Toilet and Kitchen facilities. There is also a nice garden area to sit out in !!
There are two bars, one of them is right opposite, and one just down the road but neither does food however there is a shop selling all the provisions that you might wish for to cook yourself an evening meal.
The town it's self is a bit un-interesting but the refugio is quite a nice place to stay !!!

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Related to: Religious Travel, Backpacking, Hiking and Walking
  • Written January 8, 2004
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The Refugio at Cacabelos: More like a Motel than a Refugio !!

This was one of the most unusual Refugios that we stayed in !! All the rooms were twin bedded, facing the Huge Church and built around the old Church Yard wall !! Run by efficient volunteers and with Excellent Shower and Toilet facilities. The town it's self has numerous Restaurants and Bars to choose from ( You MUST try the Public Bodega !! ) but keep an eye on the time as the curfew here is strictly adhered to and you Will be out by 08.00 !! Also no Breakfast places open that we could find !!??

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Related to: Religious Travel, Hiking and Walking, Backpacking
  • Written January 8, 2004
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Typical Spanish Back Yard !!!


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The Refugio at Ruitelan: One of our Most Favourite Refugios on the route

This was another of our Most Favourite Refugios on the entire route !! We had done a Long Hard day and when we arrived here Carlos, the guy who runs the place looked after us Exceptionally well !!
This is only a small Refugio so arrive early to avoid disappointment. there are two dormitories, one 10 bedded and one 8 bedded, Great toilet and shower facilities and a Very Homely atmosphere !!
There is a nice little area to sit outside as well as a comfortable dining-room and this Refugio really is a Great Place to wind down and relax after a hard day on the Camino !!!
Carlos is a Fantastic cook and makes a Wonderful evening meal and sells reasonably priced cold drinks from his fridge !! Also he makes you a Substantial breakfast the next morning to see you on your way !!
This really is a Refugio Not to be Missed !!!

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Related to: Religious Travel, Backpacking, Hiking and Walking
  • Written January 8, 2004
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The Refugio at Hospital de la Condesa: Our First Refugio in Galicia !!!

The Tiny Hamlet of Hospital de la Condesa has No shops, Restaurants or Bars so make sure that you buy everything that you need before you arrive here, There is a Good Shop at Linares about 3.5k before you get to Hospital de la Condesa so Stock Up !!
The Refugio it's self is Very Nice, set right next door to a farm and with Great views over the surrounding countryside, There are only 18 beds in two dormitories so again don't arrive to late otherwise there won't be a bed for you !! There is a Comfortable Sitting-Room, a Good Kitchen and Excellent toilet / Shower facilities !!
The Woman who runs this place only pops in now and again to stamp your credentials and the one fault that we did have with the place was the lack of control over the bed allocation i.e. some cyclists claimed beds and when walkers came in later wouldn't give them up so the walkers then had another 15k to walk to the next refugio in the Dark !!! ( obviously this would have been a far less arduous and time consuming journey on a mountain bike !!!!!! )
Donations only at This refugio so just leave whatever you can reasonably afford !!

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Related to: Hiking and Walking, Backpacking, Religious Travel
  • Written January 8, 2004
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Pilgrim at Alto San Roque in the Mist !!


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The Refugio at Samos: Refugio in a Benedictine Monastery!!!

The Huge Benedictine Monastery at Samos towers above the town and surrounding countryside, a Really Spectacular building and well worth making the detour to stay in it !!
Run by a Friendly local guy who speaks a little English, He can also arrange a tour of the Monastery if you should wish !!
Good toilet and shower facilities but No kitchen, however there is a Good choice of places to eat in Samos for both your evening meal and breakfast.
There are 44 beds available in one Large but Spacious dormitory
Again Donations only at This refugio so just leave whatever you can reasonably afford !!

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Related to: Backpacking, Hiking and Walking, Religious Travel
  • Written January 8, 2004
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