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Accommodation in Ponferrada

jirit

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Time of past OR future Camino
Camino Frances 2007,
Via Francigena Italy, 2008,
Jakobsweg Austria 2010,
Camino Frances 2011,
Le Puy to Lourdes 2012,
Via de la Plata 2013,
Future:
Ökumenischer (Via Regia), Germany,
Lycian Way, Turkey
Plan to walk the Camino de Invierno in May. I will be arriving from Canada via Madrid and then taking the train or bus directly to Ponferrada.

Any suggestions of a good place in Ponferrada to get a good night's sleep to get over the jetlag ?
 
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My husband has staued at the AC Hotel for rest days.
The albergue is San Nicholas de Flue and he has also stayed there. Very large albergue run by volunteers.
 
Plan to walk the Camino de Invierno in May. I will be arriving from Canada via Madrid and then taking the train or bus directly to Ponferrada.

Any suggestions of a good place in Ponferrada to get a good night's sleep to get over the jetlag ?
I stayed at Hotel los Templarios, small conveniently located, very reasonable, private bathroom https://hotel-los-templarios.reservahotel.top/
 
The one from Galicia (the round) and the one from Castilla & Leon. Individually numbered and made by the same people that make the ones you see on your walk.
Ponferrada now has a ton of centrally located places, many of which are on booking. You can probably get a good last minute price on booking, but it sounds like you want to reserve ahead. If you want an “old school” place, not a modern chain, with squeaky wood floors and a great location, try the Hostal de la Virgen de la Encina. It’s right across from the tourist office and very close to the start of the Invierno. I’ve stayed there three or four times and never had a bad room or a bad experience.

Its web certificate is out of date, so I didn’t go to the website, but you can find lots of info about it on booking.
 
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Ponferrada now has a ton of centrally located places, many of which are on booking. You can probably get a good last minute price on booking, but it sounds like you want to reserve ahead. If you want an “old school” place, not a modern chain, with squeaky wood floors and a great location, try the Hostal de la Virgen de la Encina. It’s right across from the tourist office and very close to the start of the Invierno. I’ve stayed there three or four times and never had a bad room or a bad experience.

Its web certificate is out of date, so I didn’t go to the website, but you can find lots of info about it on booking.
Hi Peregrina 2000 - I'm considering the Invierno in June..has the 2019 guide been updated by any chance? I love the 2019 version...
 
Hi Peregrina 2000 - I'm considering the Invierno in June..has the 2019 guide been updated by any chance? I love the 2019 version...
Check the WisePilgrim app. The forum guide-writing-team lost steam (in part, I think, because of Brierley's guide, which makes us much less relevant), and WisePilgrim agreed to take it over. We are supposed to be sending all updates and revisions to him, but I bet most of us haven't been doing that.
 
I have been using a combination of sources to prepare for this route, namely because my walking partner and I want to keep the stages under 20 km. Recommend you check gronze.com and download the Buen Camino app - the latter allows you to customize the stages.
 
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I have been using a combination of sources to prepare for this route, namely because my walking partner and I want to keep the stages under 20 km. Recommend you check gone.com and download the Buen Camino app - the latter allows you to customize the stages.
Just to be sure -- have you seen our thread about a 25 km or less Invierno, done in covid confinement by a merry band of Invierno pilgrims? If you want the whole Invierno forum world to descend upon you, just start a thread with the title -- questions about my stages on the Invierno. :)
 
I have, and I suspect once we have finished our camino, there will be plenty of interest
 
Plan to walk the Camino de Invierno in May. I will be arriving from Canada via Madrid and then taking the train or bus directly to Ponferrada.

Any suggestions of a good place in Ponferrada to get a good night's sleep to get over the jetlag ?
Last summer I stayed at Hostel Virgen de la Encina. It's near the castle in the old city. If you are taking the bus to Ponferrada, ask to be pointed toward the castle. I always get turned around coming into a city via trains and buses. Virgen de la Encina was was of only places open early to get breakfast in the morning when I was there, so that was nice, too.
 
€2,-/day will present your project to thousands of visitors each day. All interested in the Camino de Santiago.
Check the WisePilgrim app. The forum guide-writing-team lost steam (in part, I think, because of Brierley's guide, which makes us much less relevant), and WisePilgrim agreed to take it over. We are supposed to be sending all updates and revisions to him, but I bet most of us haven't been doing that.
Great, Thanks much. I use Wise Pilgrim all the time so will rely on that.
 
Well my flight has been booked. Just need to sort out my gear next.

Thank you for the accommodation suggestions. Booked a room at Hostel Virgen de la Encina.

Start May 10 from Ponferrada, with plans to arrive in Santiago 14-15 days later (we are walking shorter stages), then another 4 days to Muxia and Finisterre.

It will be a good test of how well I am able to walk a camino with PD.
 
Last summer I stayed at Hostel Virgen de la Encina. It's near the castle in the old city. If you are taking the bus to Ponferrada, ask to be pointed toward the castle. I always get turned around coming into a city via trains and buses. Virgen de la Encina was was of only places open early to get breakfast in the morning when I was there, so that was nice, too.
I agree with you that getting to the castle from the bus station in Ponferrada can be tricky. I was directed to the albergue last September in what may or may not have been the correct or easiest way to get there. Quite roundabout route. Up up up and around. Happened to be a feast day weekend so everything was closed while people were out and about.
The albergue was fine, but I was in a 6-bed female room and we had A Snorer. I think there may have been a private room or two, if you want to splurge but from what I have read about Hostel Virgin de la Encina, it sounds like something I might try in future.
 
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