Albergue Monasterio San Juan in San Juan de Ortega

Albergue-Monasterio San Juan in San Juan de Ortega
Photo by our forum member KinkyOne.

Number of beds  62
Cost of bed (€)  5
Included in price
Refuge facilities
(See key below)
 K, W, D
Telephone  947 560 438
Street Address  San Juan de Ortega
Website or email address
 Key: Alt.=Alternative route;
B=bed breakfast;
W=Washing facilities;
D=Drying facilities;
V=Vending machine;
P=Picnic pack;
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9 Replies to “Albergue Monasterio San Juan in San Juan de Ortega”

  1. AVOID Albergue Monasterio San Juan in San Juan de Ortega at all costs. Badly kept, tiny beds presumably bought cheap from a primary school, but most important to avoid because the proprietors are nasty people. There in early June 2012. Not far to next option through the woods. Have a look inside the monastery but MOVE ON. I don’t slag off places normally but this place and the people are a disgrace to Spain.

  2. Lovely albergue. This albergue allows us a tiny glimpse into what The Camino must have been like for a mediaeval pilgrim. Atmosphere and history are overflowing. Showers rather mediaeval too. A great oplace to stop off.

  3. Ages has three options that are ALL better than this – move on!
    Sadly when the old priest who served his famous garlic soup died , the rest of the charm passed on with him.

      1. These posts make me sad. I was looking forward to the garlic soup and the feeling of being somewhat transported to the ancient Camino. Also sad at how demanding we have become on our pilgrimages.

  4. Stayed here and enjoyed it very much. Simple, nice garlic soup offered, amazing setting, not spotless but not scuzzy either. A very good option for the reflective pilgrim.

  5. Curiously I never stayed here as I always stayed in the shelter of Montes de Oca and then walk to Atapuerca, a short walk from Sa Juan de Ortega…it was in Atapuerca that my legs got so swollen that a local family welcome me to stay with them until I got better…in two consecutive caminos I stayed in their home…

  6. This was the WORST albergue I’ve ever stayed in. None too clean, electric sockets broken, hospitalero not interested whether anyone stayed. Avoid the place, walk on to Ages!!

  7. Interesting location and correct albergue. Friendly once again, since the recent transition and while facilities are basic, the ambience is incredible. Worth stopping here for that alone.