where I stayed
St. Jean Pied de Port
St. Jean Pied de Port
Accomodations varied greatly. In St. Jean I stayed in a room in a private house.
St. Jean Pied de Port
St. Jean Pied de Port
St. Jean Pied de Port
My hostes Marie, and her living room.
St. Jean Pied de Port
St. Jean Pied de Port
St. Jean Pied de Port
Inside stairs
St. Jean Pied de Port
St Jean Pied de Port
St Jean Pied de Port
Entrance to L'espirt de chemin
Photo by Summer
St Jean Pied de Port
St Jean Pied de Port
St Jean Pied de Port
Inside courtyard
Photo by Summer
St Jean Pied de Port
St Jean Pied de Port
St Jean Pied de Port
Garden
Photo by Summer
St Jean Pied de Port
St Jean Pied de Port
St Jean Pied de Port
Summer did get an albergue is St. Jean. - She made reservations in advance.
Photo by Summer
St Jean Pied de Port
St Jean Pied de Port
St Jean Pied de Port
Breakfast nook
Photo by Summer
St Jean Pied de Port
St Jean Pied de Port
St Jean Pied de Port
Kitchen area at L'espirit de chemain.
Photo by Summer
St Jean Pied de Port
St Jean Pied de Port
St Jean Pied de Port
Sleeping room
Photo by Summer
St Jean Pied de Port
Orisson
Orisson
The auberge at Orisson was a private hostel. 8 person rooms. Shared bath. Washer and Dryer. Overflow tents. Dinner and breakfast included in the price.
Orisson
Orisson
Orisson
Overflow tents.
Orisson
Orisson
Orisson
Bar in dinning room for espresso, snacks, wine.
Orisson
Roncevalles
Roncevalles
Dormitory, metal bunk beds. Huge rooms. Internet access. Lots of snorers. Run by Belgian brothers.
Roncevalles
Roncevalles
Roncevalles
Albergue "rules" and "hours". The first thing they told me when I walked in was: You can't wear your boots in the building, they need to go on the boot shelves, never store your pack on your bed to mark your bed to or put it in the aisles, always stow it and your walking sticks under the bunks. It was advice that came in handy the whole trip. Photo by Summer
Roncevalles
Roncevalles
Roncevalles
The great hall of the dormitory. Showers, laundry, electrical outlets, internet access in the basement.
Photo by Summer
Roncevalles
Roncevalles
Roncevalles
"Claiming" space by laying out your sleeping bag. That was the bag I carried also!
Photo by Summer.
Roncevalles
Larrasoaña
Larrasoaña
Hostel. Much smaller than Roncevalles. Still lots of snorers.
Larrasoaña
Larrasoaña
Larrasoaña
In every space possible to put a bunk there was one. No eating facilities on premises, but two restaurants in town. You signed in at the town hall, I think there was another building near by.
Larrasoaña
Los Arcos, Casa de Austria
Los Arcos, Casa de Austria
The fountain & fishpond in the entrance patio. Private albergue run by Austrian volunteers.
Los Arcos, Casa de Austria
Los Arcos, Casa de Austria
Los Arcos, Casa de Austria
This albergue was unusual in that the rooms were smaller, some beds were not bunk beds. There was nice dining room for breakfast with fresh baked whole wheat bread and fig jam. Internet access.
Los Arcos, Casa de Austria
Viana
Viana
Electric dryers were rare. Air driers provided everywhere. Courtyard outside the albergue.
Viana
Navarette
Navarette
Walking sticks and boot shelves
Navarette
Navarette
Navarette
Things you might want to know
Navarette
Azofra
Azofra
Private, two person rooms! Foot pool, huge patio. Washers, driers, kitchen.
Azofra
Azofra
Azofra
Dining area in Azofra
Azofra
Granon
Granon
Albergue is several rooms in the church. Door between albergue and upstairs sanctuary in Church.
Granon
Granon
Granon
Door onto yard
Granon
Granon
Granon
Area for boots and sticks
Granon
Granon
Granon
Welcome! Put down your backpack and have a coffee. This is like your home, but also a place of rest and the only condition is that you don't get up before 6:00 a.m. If that is okay, sign in, and find a mat. We will eat together at 8:00 p.m. Breakfast from 7:00 a.m.
Granon
Granon
Granon
Kitchen, sleeping loft, entry hall
Granon
Granon
Granon
Communal area for relaxation and meals, stairs to sleeping loft.
Granon
Granon
Granon
Hanging out, listening to music
Granon
Granon
Granon
A peaceful corner
Granon
Granon
Granon
Chapel for vespers overlooks the sanctuary
Granon
Tosantos
Tosantos
Housed in an old building. Run by German brothers. Lovely yard outside.
Tosantos
Tosantos
Tosantos
Loved the lack of straight lines. There was a small reception area, a dinning room for the communal meal, a kitchen on the ground floor.
Tosantos
Tosantos
Tosantos
Dormitories and showers were on the 2nd floor. There were more dormitories upstairs and a small room that acted as a chapel.
Tosantos
Tosantos
Tosantos
As at Granon, mats and blankets supplied.
Tosantos
Tosantos
Tosantos
The steps were pretty curvy also.
Tosantos
Tosantos
Tosantos
Communal meal
Tosantos
Burgos
Burgos
In line, waiting for the albergue in Burgos to open.
Photo by Kiko García Marchón
Burgos
Burgos
Burgos
Burgos
San Bol
San Bol
First view of the oasis of San Bol. Located amidst the large trees, miles from any village.
San Bol
San Bol
San Bol
Turn off the main road. In spite of the promise on the sign, it was not open all year. In fact, it was getting colder at night so due to close about a week after I was there.
San Bol
San Bol
San Bol
The albergue had a small loft for the hoteliera, a kitchen, a room with 8 beds, a patio with a table.
San Bol
San Bol
San Bol
In the sleeping room
San Bol
San Bol
San Bol
The spring, famous for healing feet, was the only source of water
San Bol
San Bol
San Bol
Tents could also be pitched. The small orange tub next to the spring was where dishes were washed.
San Bol
San Bol
San Bol
A communal dinner was prepared by the hoteliera, and we ate outside. After dark she invited us into share queimada together in the dark.
San Bol
at Puente de Itero
at Puente de Itero
San Nicolas
at Puente de Itero
Castrojeriz
Castrojeriz
Castrojeriz
Boadilla
Boadilla
Even in the rain the garden, pool and patio looked like heaven.
Boadilla
Boadilla
Boadilla
They immediately invited us into warm, dry, welcoming dining room and supplied us with hot tea and hot soup in minutes. Didn't actually sleep here. But loved it and wanted too. Also loved the dovecotes that surrounded the village.
Boadilla
Carrión de los Condes , Santa Clara
Carrión de los Condes , Santa Clara
Monasterio de Santa Clara houses a convent and a church, in addition to the small sleeping quarters for pilgrims.
Carrión de los Condes , Santa Clara
Carrión de los Condes , Santa Clara
Carrión de los Condes , Santa Clara
Courtyard of the pilgrims quarters. There was a tiny kitchen. Unlike many other places when I arrived there was no olive oil, vinegar or utensils. So I left a some.
Carrión de los Condes , Santa Clara
Carrión de los Condes , Santa Clara
Carrión de los Condes , Santa Clara
Oh, and by the way, it was founded in 1255, and St. Francis slept here when he did his camino.
Carrión de los Condes , Santa Clara
San Nicolás
San Nicolás
Red chairs indicate private albergue, small numbers of sleepers to each room. It also has a bar, restaurant, internet and washer and dryer. Washers were common. Dryers less so. And they took forever.
San Nicolás
San Nicolás
San Nicolás
The bar
San Nicolás
León
León
Covered patio at the albergue run by Benadictine nuns near the center of the city. Lovely vespers. You can stay more than one night. That is not true in most places.
León
León
León
Covered and open-air sections of the albergue patio.
León
Hospital de Órbigo, Albergue San Miguel
Hospital de Órbigo, Albergue San Miguel
Very nice private albergue. Wi-fi! And computer with internet access. Nice sleeping rooms, including one with a double bed for a couple. Nice kitchen. Hoteliero prepares a very nice breakfast. On the only road through town. There were two other albergues in this town. Heard good things about them also.
Hospital de Órbigo, Albergue San Miguel
Hospital de Órbigo, Albergue San Miguel
Hospital de Órbigo, Albergue San Miguel
Reception area. Miguel spent a great deal of time on the internet looking for pilgrim posts and videos on Hospital de Órbigo and his albergue.
Hospital de Órbigo, Albergue San Miguel
Hospital de Órbigo, Albergue San Miguel
Hospital de Órbigo, Albergue San Miguel
In the sitting area there was an easle and paints and a canvas. You were invited to paint. Previous efforts covered the walls.
Hospital de Órbigo, Albergue San Miguel
Hospital de Órbigo, Albergue San Miguel
Hospital de Órbigo, Albergue San Miguel
The sleeping area was clean and comfortable. Photo by Veera.
Hospital de Órbigo, Albergue San Miguel
Foncebadón
Foncebadón
Foncebadón
El Ganso
El Ganso
This was the first albergue I stayed at where the host disappeared as soon as all of the beds were full. Veera and I were lucky to get the last places.
El Ganso
Villafranca del Bierzo
Villafranca del Bierzo
El Albergue Ave Fenix is famous for Jesus, who runs it along with a number of volunteers. Communal room was comfortable and welcoming and they had communal meal and breakfast.
Villafranca del Bierzo
La Faba
La Faba
Where they offered you tea before they even asked for your credencial. Well stocked kitchen. You could leave your clothes to be washed and dried. It would have been totally perfect if there had been a communal meal. As it was, it came close.
La Faba
La Faba
La Faba
In addition one of the volunteers gave massages.
La Faba
La Faba
La Faba
Lovely walled yard and church.
La Faba
Sarria, Albergue Don Alvaro
Sarria, Albergue Don Alvaro
Like most other albergues, this one had a book where you could write your thoughts
Sarria, Albergue Don Alvaro
Sarria, Albergue Don Alvaro
Sarria, Albergue Don Alvaro
It also had a lovely garden area, probably appreciated a lot more when it was warmer and not raining
Sarria, Albergue Don Alvaro
Sarria, Albergue Don Alvaro
Sarria, Albergue Don Alvaro
For the cold rainy nights there was a lovely little windowless fire room, with an assortment of aperitifs, and a dog. In addition to showers, it also had a bathroom - with a bathtub.
Sarria, Albergue Don Alvaro
Casanova, Mato-Casanova
Casanova, Mato-Casanova
Like other municipal albergues in Galicia, this one was staffed by a paid employee who sat at the desk and registered us, stamped our books. They usually left at 6:00 or when the albergue was full, which ever came first. It had a small, but nice kitchen. And was very quiet. Most of us stopped early because it was raining. As there were no shops and no restaurants we were driven to another albergue with a bigger eating area for dinner.
Casanova, Mato-Casanova
Casanova, Mato-Casanova
Casanova, Mato-Casanova
Also posted was some useful information about getting medical help!
Casanova, Mato-Casanova
Negreira, Bar Mezquit
Negreira, Bar Mezquit
Lodgings for rent above the bar. Had a single room, and a shared bath with a tub. They provided sheets, blankets, towels!
Negreira, Bar Mezquit