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Accommodation in Leon

Camino(s) past & future
May/June 2018
#1
Hi everyone! I am staying in Leon for 2 nights and would love advice on the best area to stay in? There is an old town, a city centre and then 'near the cathedral'? I would be coming from Madrid on the train. I love walking around at night so the area should be 'viby' and safe? Any suggestions on a hotel (private room, en suite and reasonably priced). I've read somewhere that the route starts close to the Cathedral? Thank you!
 

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#2
In Leon the Benedictinas offer the Hospideria PAX
with private accommodation which is very nice and which you can reserve.
Here is their web--
http://www.hospederiapax.com/

Their Pilgrim albergue provides dormitory accommodation for 134 with shared facilities but does not accept reservations except for groups. Both facilities are located on the plaza Santa María del Camino.

The Hospideria has a pleasant dining room open to all with a good inexpensive daily menu .

While often staying in the pilgrim albergue I peeked at the Hospideria facilities which appear to be very comfortable. The choice is up to you!

Do check out the many tips/advice in this earlier forum thread re the Leon to Astorga stretch.
https://www.caminodesantiago.me/community/threads/leon-to-astorga.24955/

Buen camino!
 
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#3
Hi everyone! I am staying in Leon for 2 nights and would love advice on the best area to stay in? There is an old town, a city centre and then 'near the cathedral'? I would be coming from Madrid on the train. I love walking around at night so the area should be 'viby' and safe? Any suggestions on a hotel (private room, en suite and reasonably priced). I've read somewhere that the route starts close to the Cathedral? Thank you!
The old centre of Leon is rather small, so when you are in the old town you are also close to the cathedral.
The trainstation is also a merely 20 min walk ( via avenida Ordoño II ) to the cathedral.
I can recommend Hotel QH
http://www.hotelqhcentroleon.com/
It has a 24 hours reception and breakfast is very nice.
You can almost touch the cathedral.

Close is Calle Ancha where there is a supermarket called Carrefour Express and a good pharmacy should you need to stock up on some goods.
 
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Via de la Plata
#4
In Leon the Benedictinas offer the Hospideria PAX
with private accommodation which is very nice and which you can reserve.
Here is their web--
http://www.hospederiapax.com/

Their Pilgrim albergue provides dormitory accommodation for 134 with shared facilities but does not accept reservations except for groups. Both facilities are located on the plaza Santa María del Camino.

The Hospideria has a pleasant dining room open to all with a good inexpensive daily menu .

While often staying in the pilgrim albergue I peeked at the Hospideria facilities which appear to be very comfortable. The choice is up to you!

Do check out the many tips/advice in this earlier forum thread re the Leon to Astorga stretch.
https://www.caminodesantiago.me/community/threads/leon-to-astorga.24955/

Buen camino!
thanks for that info, never knew they a dining room? next time am there will look at the dining area.
 

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FLEUR

Active Member
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Camino Frances 2012 - 2016
#6
Hi everyone! I am staying in Leon for 2 nights and would love advice on the best area to stay in? There is an old town, a city centre and then 'near the cathedral'? I would be coming from Madrid on the train. I love walking around at night so the area should be 'viby' and safe? Any suggestions on a hotel (private room, en suite and reasonably priced). I've read somewhere that the route starts close to the Cathedral? Thank you!
Hostal San Martin. Close to Cathedral , very clean and comfortable, not too pricey.
 
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Santiago to Finisterre to Muxia 2013
Camino Frances May 2015
Camino Frances July 2017
#7
Hi Susanna,

Not sure what you consider reasonably price but I've stayed at the Hotel Spa Paris a couple of times now and it has the benefit of being right on Calle Ancha, right in the centre, close to the cathedral and the restaurants and bars. After a week or so's hard walking it's also nice to have access to a pool and sauna just to unwind. 2 nights in April would be about €90. Is it the most luxurious hotel in the world? no, but I'd say it was good value and definitely close to all the action.

Buen Camino,

Rob
 
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Cycled from León to Santiago (2017)
#8
Hi everyone! I am staying in Leon for 2 nights and would love advice on the best area to stay in? There is an old town, a city centre and then 'near the cathedral'? I would be coming from Madrid on the train. I love walking around at night so the area should be 'viby' and safe? Any suggestions on a hotel (private room, en suite and reasonably priced). I've read somewhere that the route starts close to the Cathedral? Thank you!
I started my Camino from there. The are sooo many hotel and hostels finding one is no problem. The city is small so location is not an issue. I went by price and pick-up point for my rented bike. Enjoy your last night of comfort. Don’t eat on the main drag as it is generally disappointing.
 
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sept 2016 CF
sept (2017) Lourdes to SJPDP via Piemonte
SJPDP to SDC via CF
#10
This hotel is about a two minute walk from the cathedral. Approx 50Euro/nt.

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Camino Frances (2015); Camino Norte/Primitivo (2016); Camino Frances (2017); Le Puy (June 2018)
#11
I stayed at the Hotel Le Petit, located in the old town, just a few minutes walk from the Cathedral. Found it on booking.com. Very attractive and reasonably priced. I loved it and would stay again in a heartbeat!
 

RJM

Veteran Member
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A few times, but soon again I hope....
#12
Hostal Guzman El Bueno.
I was just wandering around Leon as I got there a bit early. Sort of stumbled upon it whilst looking for an auberge. Very close to the catedral and was quaint and clean. No complaints about my stay there.
 

Steerpike

New Member
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May(2018)
#15
Hotel Don Suero. 10 minutes from the Cathedral. It's on the route. I had coffee in the street and watched the pilgrims walk by. I was lucky to find a room there as it the San Frolian festival was on and many places were full (october) Still only paid 35 Euros single room private bath.

https://man-walks-into-an-airport.com/
 

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