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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, Backpacking, Hiking and Walking
  • Written January 8, 2004
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The Long Straight Road !!!


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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: Backpacking, Hiking and Walking, 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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The Benedictine Monastery at Samos


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" Casa Morgade " at Morgade: A Touch of Luxury at a Very affordable Price !!

The Tiny Hamlet of Morgade is in a Particularly Beautiful setting, There is only one Bar / Restaurant here and it also has rooms to rent -- well two to be precise, one twin bedded one and one four bedded Dormitory ??, also the toilet and shower facilities are Excellent, and prices start from just 6 Euro per person!!
Run by an Exceptionally Friendly family who also own and run the farm next door, The Food is Excellent, the prices are Very Reasonable and it Really is a superb Little Place to stay !!
There is a Nice sitting out area where you can watch the sun go down and maybe enjoy an apéritif !!
A Touch of Luxury at a Very affordable Price !!

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Backpacking, Hiking and Walking, Religious Travel
  • Written January 8, 2004
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The Refugio at Eirexe: Another Great Little Refugio to stay at !!

Another Great Refugio to stay at !! Again just a small one with only 18 beds, one 8 bedded dormitory and one 10 bedded dormitory with plenty of space !! so it's the usual story of arrive early if you wish to stay here because as you are now getting closer to Santiago de Compostela there are a Lot more Pilgrims on the Camino and beds will be by now getting in short supply, especially in the peak walking months
Run by a Friendly Local Guy and also has Good toilet and shower facilities and there is also a kitchen.
There is some choice of places to eat in Eirexe for your evening meal, one is the small booth outside the refugio which considering it's size offers a comprehensive if somewhat expensive menu and a small bar about half a kilometre back the way that you have come that sells Good sandwiches, The small booth also opens in the morning for breakfast which again is a bit on the expensive side !!.
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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a " Real " Cowboy on the road into Eirexe !!!


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Casa Frade: Nice Family Run Hotel

On this day we were originally aiming to stay at the Refugio at Ribadiso do Baixo which unfortunately was Full when we got there -- not surprising as it is in a delightful setting next to a river and looked a really excellent place to stay -- however as it was Full we had No choice other than to keep on walking to the town of Arzua and look for accommodation there !!
Luckily we found Casa Frade, a Nice Family Run Hotel close to the town centre. Well furnished, comfortable and clean rooms, Good Facilities and Great Food -- Enormous portions so you certainly won't go hungry if you stay here !!!!
One strange thing was that this is about the Only Hotel that I have Ever stayed in that operates a curfew for the guests !!!
The other strange thing was that we couldn't get breakfast before 09.00 so we were a bit late in getting back onto the Camino the next day -- BUT What an Incredible Breakfast it was so the delay was definitely secondary !!!!!

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Hiking and Walking, Backpacking, Religious Travel
  • Written January 8, 2004
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Splendid Scenery on the " Way " !!!


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Hostel O'Pino, at A Rua: The Last Refugio we stayed before Santiago

A large but well Run Refugio and a good place to stay, Run by a Friendly and efficient Staff, It has quite large but fairly roomy dormitories and Good toilet and shower facilities ( if a bit lacking in privacy !! ) and there is also a Large kitchen.
There is a good choice of places to eat close by for your evening meal and also a local supermarket next door with seats and tables outside if you just want a snack and a drink when you arrive !!
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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Typical Galician Scenery -- Beautiful !!!


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Hospedaje Santa Cruz: Budget Accommodation right in the Santigo Centre

This is really Excellent Budget Accommodation Right in the Very Centre of Santiago de Compostela, Simply furnished but Very Clean Rooms with incredible views right over the Old City !! Adequate and Exceptionally Clean Bathroom and Toilet facilities.
This establishment is run by a Very Friendly and Knowledgeable Local Man who is Very Helpful and also speaks Good English !!,
The only drawback is that it can be somewhat noisy late at night as there are quite a few Bars and restaurants close by !!

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Hiking and Walking, Backpacking, Religious Travel
  • Written January 8, 2004
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A Happy Pilgrim in a Room with a View !!!


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The Refugio at Negreira: A Brand Spanking New Refugio !!

This is a Brand New and Very Well equipped Refugio about 1k beyond the town heading west !! Two Very Spacious dormitories with only 8 beds each in them, Excellent shower and toilet facilities and a well equipped kitchen and a nice sitting out area.
The Man who runs it is a bit of a mystery as no one ever seams to have seen him ?? however someone must turn up at some point as the stamp and ink-pad is there awaiting you to be able to stamp your credentials early the next morning !!
There is a reasonable choice of places to eat back in Negreira but the next day it is quite a few kilometres before you will find anywhere for breakfast so buy yourself something for that in Negreira the previous day !!!
Yet again it's a case of leaving a donation, whatever you can afford, as there is no fixed price for staying here !!

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