A donation to the forum removes ads for you, and supports Ivar in his work running it


See the full Camino Forum Store here with many more camino products.

Accommodation Lisboa to Santiago


New Member
Camino(s) past & future
2019 Camino Portugal
We are starting our Camino in April looking for recomendation for accommodation from Lisboa to Santiago. Any type just looking for places not to miss or places to stay away from. Would love to hear you experiences.


Camino(s) past & future
Don't miss the Hotel Lusitano in Golega. The spa is pure bliss and the evening meal is exquisite. They also have a great wine list. You could even take an extra day there, like we did, and get in some riding.

David Tallan

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances (1989 and 2016), Portugues - from Porto (2018)
Between Porto and Santiago, it will depend to a certain extent which of the several routes you take. If you are taking the central route, I recommend the Casa da Fernanda between Barcelos and Ponte de Lima. But there are only 14 beds (none bunks) and it has a good reputation, so it tends to be full. I advise reserving a few days in advance.


Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances (2013-2015) Portugues (2017-2019) Via Francigena (2018-??) Camino from Ireland (2020-??)
Are you thinking more about albergue accomodation or hotels?
Its a 3 years since I walked the Lisbon-Porto section but I do have some distinct memories
One of my favourite nights was at Alpriate leaving Lisbon - simple small albergue but there were 5 pilgrims we cooked dinner and chatted
I stayed at Quinta do Burro in Morgade (between Azambuja & santarem) as I tweaked my ankle - and found a great welcome (but not a place if you don;t like animals) and a good dinner
In Alvaizere - Albergaria Pinheiros - was a slightly odd set up but a unique stamp to say the least - and as I had really hurt my ankle I stayed a second night and they did check up on me! (I got the second night in the special single room named after Brierley)
Albergue Peregrinos St Antonio de Agueda was out of the town - but we had great fun cooking dinner in the kitchen (after a visit to Lidl supermarket a short walk away) - though I do remember the shower/toilets being airy (they are roofed but not fully walled in)
After Porto I walked in Janaury so my experiences were a little different


Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
May - July 2016
SJPP - Santiago - Finisterra
May 2017
Caminho do Tejo
June 2017
Fatima - Santiago
We are starting our Camino in April looking for recomendation for accommodation from Lisboa to Santiago. Any type just looking for places not to miss or places to stay away from. Would love to hear you experiences.
my pilgrimage;
Lisabon – Alpriate, 22,8 km
Alpriate – Vila Franca de Xira, 18,4 km
Vila Franca de Xira – Valada, 28,8 km
Valada – Santarem, 19,5 km
Santarem - Olhos da agua, 29,0 km
Olhos de agua – Fatima, 27,0 km
Fatima – Caxarias, 22,0 km
Caxarias – Ansiao, 29,0 km
Ansiao – Rabacal
, 17,9 km
Rabacal – Coimbra, 29,5 km
Coimbra – Mealhada, 19,2 km
Mealhada – Agueda, 25,0 km
Agueda – Albegaria a Velha, 16,8 km
Albergaria a Velha – Sao Joao de Madeira, 28,9 km
Sao Joao de Madeira – Grijo, 19,4 km
Grijo – Porto, 16,7 km
Porto – Monasterio de Vairao, 24,9 km
Monasterio de Vairao – Pedra Furada, 19,7 km
Pedra Furada – Portela de Tamel, 19,2 km
Portela de Tamel – Ponte de Lima, 24,5 km
Ponte de Lima – Fontoura, 24,9 km
Fontoura – O Porrino, 27,7 km
O Porrino - Arcade, 22,2 k
Arcade - Briallos, 29,2 km
Briallos - Padron, 23,4 km
Padron – Milladoiro, 18,7 km
Milladoiro - Santiago de Compostela, 5,0 km

in every place i slept in albergue or bombeiros— fire stations .


Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Portugues Central and Coastal 2017 & 2019; Portugues Interior, Sanabres, Fisterra & Muxia 2018
We are starting our Camino in April looking for recomendation for accommodation from Lisboa to Santiago. Any type just looking for places not to miss or places to stay away from. Would love to hear you experiences.
Not to miss between Lisbon and Porto: Donativo Albergue Casa Catolico in Branca, between Albergaria-a-Velha and Sao Joao de Madeira, about 50m south of Porto. Run by the Camino enthusiasts who've walked different caminos and now try to share their knowledge and Camino spirit with the wider world. Very welcoming place! They offer pilgrims single beds there (no bunk beds), dinner and breakfast for all pilgrims, have a lovely garden to relax in - one of the best place till Porto! https://www.facebook.com/CasaCatolicoBranca
The full list of accommodation on the route: https://www.vialusitana.org/caminho/albergues
I've walked different Caminos in Portugal and the country is always calling for more! :) Bom Caminho! :)


Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances 2013 to Finisterra
Camino Portuguese (Monacal) from Lisbon 2016
You can have a look at the massive list of albergues, residencials, hostals, hotels, camping sites and lots more in the resources section. It covers both the coastal, the central, spiritual and the route from Lisbon->Porto. The places that have been recommended by pilgrims in here and from the two major Facebookgroups for Camino Portugues are marked by "Recommended" in the comments section.


Leigh Macklin

Camino(s) past & future
Frances {2016}, Portugese {2017}
I walked in July 2017 and the infrastructure on the CP was really growing, here are the ones that stood out for me:

AAN - muni (great garden, soft beds, good meal, kind owners helping 2 of us with policia & denuncia)
Porto - Sao Salvador (apartment with great older lady to greet you - port, baked goods, Porto souvenier)
Facha - Quinta da Portela (great garden, really good meal, pets & fruits everywhere)
Valga - muni (can't remember but I really liked it in my journal)

Get on our Mailing list for new products on the Camino Store and news from the Camino Forum



Camino Conversations

Camino Conversations

Forum Rules

Forum Rules

Forum Donation

Forum Donation
For those with no forum account, it is possible to donate here as well. Thank you for your support! Ivar

Follow Casa Ivar on Instagram

Most downloaded Resources

When is the best time to walk?

  • January

    Votes: 16 1.2%
  • February

    Votes: 10 0.8%
  • March

    Votes: 55 4.2%
  • April

    Votes: 196 15.0%
  • May

    Votes: 325 24.8%
  • June

    Votes: 95 7.3%
  • July

    Votes: 24 1.8%
  • August

    Votes: 27 2.1%
  • September

    Votes: 378 28.9%
  • October

    Votes: 158 12.1%
  • November

    Votes: 17 1.3%
  • December

    Votes: 7 0.5%

Camino Forum Store

Camino Forum Store
AdBlock Detected

We get it, advertisements are annoying!

Sure, ad-blocking software does a great job at blocking ads, but it also blocks useful features of our website. For the best site experience please disable your AdBlocker.

I've Disabled AdBlock