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Calisteve

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Cheers mate. The bug has bitten again.
Although there seems to be an accommodation shortage on the Salvador. Might need to consider a Plan B.
 
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I have not heard there is a shortage on Salvador. Are you saying that some places are closed or that there are a lot of people and not enough beds right now?
 

Calisteve

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I have not heard there is a shortage on Salvador. Are you saying that some places are closed or that there are a lot of people and not enough beds right now?
Combination of: municipal albergues being shut; I've been told by someone on the ground that several hostels are fully booked; other places have no availability for my preferred dates; and I've messaged another place but haven't had a reply as yet. I'm still hopeful - but finding accommodation on the Madrid and from Sahagun to Leon is proving easier.
 

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I have not heard there is a shortage on Salvador. Are you saying that some places are closed or that there are a lot of people and not enough beds right now?

other places have no availability for my preferred dates; and I've messaged another place but haven't had a reply as yet.

I got the following information in May from Ender/Cuñarro. Municipal albergues are closed (La Robla, Buiza, Poladura). But I think Sandra in Bendueños is open.

La Robla - Pension Mundo

Poladura - El Embrujo gives pilgrims a special price

Llanos de Somerón .. Albergue El Cascoxu

Pola de Gordón has workers filling up their pensiones at least through August. There are both AVE workers and workers dismantling a coal-burning plant. Weekends there are usually spots open.

Pensiones are open in Pajares (pensión and casa rural). Pola de Lena has Pensión Payete and a hotel. Mieres has a lot to choose from.

For people who want to walk in 5 days, no problem it seems. It’s just Pola de Gordón that’s a sticking point now. And that’s really the best place for the first night if you want to walk in four days.

@Calisteve, where are you having difficulty and for what dates?
 
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Another option, that might be validated by someone more familiar with the Salvador, could be to organise a taxi to spend two nights in one place and be driven either back or forwards on the following day.
 
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Calisteve

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Combination of: municipal albergues being shut; I've been told by someone on the ground that several hostels are fully booked; other places have no availability for my preferred dates; and I've messaged another place but haven't had a reply as yet. I'm still hopeful - but finding accommodation on the Madrid and from Sahagun to Leon is proving easier.
 

Calisteve

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I'm provisionally OK for Pola de Gordon, am waiting for a reply 're Pajares, and am exploring options in Pola de Lena - do you have an email or website for La Payareta?
 

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I'm provisionally OK for Pola de Gordon, am waiting for a reply 're Pajares, and am exploring options in Pola de Lena - do you have an email or website for La Payareta?
Calisteve,
For La Payareta see this info page
Whenever you do go Buen camino.
 

Calisteve

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Calisteve,
For La Payareta see this info page
Whenever you do go Buen camino.
Super - many thanks. I'll be able to confirm my dates on Monday and will then hopefully be able to book/reserve accommodation for all 4 nights. Then I just need to decide whether to add the Primitivo on at the end (my wife may have other plans for me).
 
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Another option, that might be validated by someone more familiar with the Salvador, could be to organise a taxi to spend two nights in one place and be driven either back or forwards on the following day.
That’s a good idea, but I think it’s only going to be necessary for those who want a four day walk because of the potential problem in Pola de Gordón. Pola de Gordón has regular bus service back and forth to León, so that would be the cheapest way to use the “out and back” option. Or, even better, if you can get a reservation in La Robla, it’s only a 17 minute bus ride from La Robla to Pola de Gordón. And it’s on the bus line into León so there is frequent service.

there's a brand new albergue de peregrinos in Mieres, btw!
Thanks, Reb. More info on that here.


As I understand it, it’s a dorm in a university opened to pilgrims as a temporary solution while a “proper albergue” is built. Do you know anything about that?
 

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That’s a good idea, but I think it’s only going to be necessary for those who want a four day walk because of the potential problem in Pola de Gordón. Pola de Gordón has regular bus service back and forth to León, so that would be the cheapest way to use the “out and back” option. Or, even better, if you can get a reservation in La Robla, it’s only a 17 minute bus ride from La Robla to Pola de Gordón. And it’s on the bus line into León so there is frequent service.


Thanks, Reb. More info on that here.


As I understand it, it’s a dorm in a university opened to pilgrims as a temporary solution while a “proper albergue” is built. Do you know anything about that?
they've been talking about it for years. I've not been in Mieres for a while, I will ask around.
 

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Super - many thanks. I'll be able to confirm my dates on Monday and will then hopefully be able to book/reserve accommodation for all 4 nights. Then I just need to decide whether to add the Primitivo on at the end (my wife may have other plans for me).
I called Payareta for a friend in May and they were happy to reserve.

Pensión in Pajares uses WhatsApp.
 

PIERRE GERMAN

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I called Payareta for a friend in May and they were happy to reserve.

Pensión in Pajares uses WhatsApp.
Hi. First, thank you for all your help. Your experience and advice really makes our lives easier. Is the pension in Pajares that you are referring to the Posada Real de Pajares ? And if so, do I use this number to contact them on WhatsApp = 600 330 241 because I think this number is a landline. If you have a different number kindly advise.
I will start walking the San Salvador on Sept 3rd and so far I have no beds for the following places:

La Robla ( I wrote to Hostal Ordonez, twice, but no reply yet. Not sure if Pension Mundo is open or not.

Pajares.

Pola de Lena: I wrote to Hotel la Payareta but received no reply

Mieres: Emailed Hostal Pachin but yet again, no reply.

Any help will be greatly appreciated

Pierre ( MALTA )
 

peregrina2000

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Is the pension in Pajares that you are referring to the Posada Real de Pajares ? And if so, do I use this number to contact them on WhatsApp = 600 330 241 because I think this number is a landline.
There are two private places to stay in Pajares. I called the Posada Real for a friend in May and they charge 45 euros for single room, 60 double. The pensión Mirador is up on the national road on the way through town, on top of the mesón. They have WhatsApp. 636 93 30 69 Rooms are 30, I believe.


La Robla ( I wrote to Hostal Ordonez, twice, but no reply yet. Not sure if Pension Mundo is open or not.

I have never contacted Hostal Ordoñez in La Robla, but they seem to have a mobile line listed, so I would try WhatsApp.

+34 652 92 16 30

Ender has never given me bad advice, and he told me in May that the Mundo was open. I would call. In my experience, email is not a reliable way to contact most small pensiones.

Pola de Lena: I wrote to Hotel la Payareta but received no reply
This is another place I would call if you are worried about availability. I have called to make reservations for two different people since May. They are very friendly, happy to reserve rooms for pilgrims.

Mieres: Emailed Hostal Pachin but yet again, no reply.
The ”temporary albergue” (not an albergue really, but a university dorm) seems to be up and running, so that seems like the easiest option. Mieres will not be a problem, there are plenty of options. I stayed there a few years ago and just walked in in midsummer and easily found a pensión. It’s a large town.

But the Hostal Pachin has a contact/reservation page on their website — is that what you have filled out already? http://hostalpachin.es/reservas

Good luck! Buen camino, Laurie
 
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There are two private places to stay in Pajares. I called the Posada Real for a friend in May and they charge 45 euros for single room, 60 double. The pensión Mirador is up on the national road on the way through town, on top of the mesón. They have WhatsApp. 636 93 30 69 Rooms are 30, I believe.




I have never contacted Hostal Ordoñez in La Robla, but they seem to have a mobile line listed, so I would try WhatsApp.

+34 652 92 16 30

Ender has never given me bad advice, and he told me in May that the Mundo was open. I would call. In my experience, email is not a reliable way to contact most small pensiones.


This is another place I would call if you are worried about availability. I have called to make reservations for two different people since May. They are very friendly, happy to reserve rooms for pilgrims.


The ”temporary albergue” (not an albergue really, but a university dorm) seems to be up and running, so that seems like the easiest option. Mieres will not be a problem, there are plenty of options. I stayed there a few years ago and just walked in in midsummer and easily found a pensión. It’s a large town.

But the Hostal Pachin has a contact/reservation page on their website — is that what you have filled out already? http://hostalpachin.es/reservas

Good luck! Buen camino, Laurie
Laurie, once again your support is priceless. Thank you so much and I will try all the options you have recommended.
I plan to walk the Salvador to Oviedo, take a bus to Ponferrada and walk the Invierno to Santiago. This was my plan for last year but due to the Covid I had to cancel everything.
 

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Mieres: Emailed Hostal Pachin but yet again, no reply
I stayed at Hostal Pachin. I made my reservation on booking.com

 

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There are two private places to stay in Pajares. I called the Posada Real for a friend in May and they charge 45 euros for single room, 60 double. The pensión Mirador is up on the national road on the way through town, on top of the mesón. They have WhatsApp. 636 93 30 69 Rooms are 30, I believe.




I have never contacted Hostal Ordoñez in La Robla, but they seem to have a mobile line listed, so I would try WhatsApp.

+34 652 92 16 30

Ender has never given me bad advice, and he told me in May that the Mundo was open. I would call. In my experience, email is not a reliable way to contact most small pensiones.


This is another place I would call if you are worried about availability. I have called to make reservations for two different people since May. They are very friendly, happy to reserve rooms for pilgrims.


The ”temporary albergue” (not an albergue really, but a university dorm) seems to be up and running, so that seems like the easiest option. Mieres will not be a problem, there are plenty of options. I stayed there a few years ago and just walked in in midsummer and easily found a pensión. It’s a large town.

But the Hostal Pachin has a contact/reservation page on their website — is that what you have filled out already? http://hostalpachin.es/reservas

Good luck! Buen camino, Laurie
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Our favourite resting place on the Salvador was the Albergue de Peregrinos Santuario de Bendeunos, about 1.5 kms off the path via a steep uphill climb - worth every step. It’s about 15 kms walk from Pajares, so a relatively short day that gives time to relax and enjoy this peaceful place.

We were there in late September 2018. There is a listing on Wise Pilgrim website. I hope it’s still operating
 

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Our favourite resting place on the Salvador was the Albergue de Peregrinos Santuario de Bendeunos, about 1.5 kms off the path via a steep uphill climb - worth every step. It’s about 15 kms walk from Pajares, so a relatively short day that gives time to relax and enjoy this peaceful place.

We were there in late September 2018. There is a listing on Wise Pilgrim website. I hope it’s still operating
I know that when. forum member went through in May, she was unable to stay with Sandra because she wasn’t going to be there that day. But she is up and running.

Totally agree with you. It is a really lovely place.
 
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I know that when. forum member went through in May, she was unable to stay with Sandra because she wasn’t going to be there that day. But she is up and running.

Totally agree with you. It is a really lovely place.
Hi Laurie. I was just going back to my blog from that Camino to recall the lady’s name, yes Sandra! She was delightful. And made the most delicious dinner for us as well.
 

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I know that when. forum member went through in May, she was unable to stay with Sandra because she wasn’t going to be there that day. But she is up and running.

Totally agree with you. It is a really lovely place.
Yes that was me that missed Sandra in June. I spoke to her on the phone but she told me that her children were having their confirmation on the day I had planned to stay with her. From what I heard she only opened in July.
 

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Update - accommodation sorted. Will be walking the Salvador after completing last year's aborted Camino de Madrid. So the plan is from Aug 8th - 18th: 4 days on the CdM, 2 days to Leon, and then 4 on the Salvador. Accommodation reserved in Pola de Gordon, Pajares, Pola de Lena and Oviedo. Would have loved to have the Primitivo tacked on at the end but my wife requires my presence here. No worries - just another one for the future.
 

LTfit

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Update - accommodation sorted. Will be walking the Salvador after completing last year's aborted Camino de Madrid. So the plan is from Aug 8th - 18th: 4 days on the CdM, 2 days to Leon, and then 4 on the Salvador. Accommodation reserved in Pola de Gordon, Pajares, Pola de Lena and Oviedo. Would have loved to have the Primitivo tacked on at the end but my wife requires my presence here. No worries - just another one for the future.
I did the same 4 stages on the Salvador in June but I was literally the only one and hence saw only a couple pilgrims when walking, most walk it in 5 days.

I hope that you have great weather as I did. The Salvador is definitely tougher than the Primitivo but the effort is worth it!

Buen Camino!
 
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Have the workers left or were you just lucky? In which place are you staying, btw?
Not sure if the workers have finished although I am staying at the weekend so that helps. Went for Pension 15 de Mayo in Pola de Gordon - they responded very promptly via their Facebook page.
 

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I did the same 4 stages on the Salvador in June but I was literally the only one and hence saw only a couple pilgrims when walking, most walk it in 5 days.

I hope that you have great weather as I did. The Salvador is definitely tougher than the Primitivo but the effort is worth it!

Buen Camino!
Absolutely - you gave me the idea to swop from 5 to 4 days. I didn't see any other pilgrims on the CdeM last year and only 3 on Lisbon to Porto last month. So I'm acclimatising to being 'Nobby no mates'. Crazy to think you see less fellow walkers over 3 weeks than you do in 3 minutes leaving St Jean.
 

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Absolutely - you gave me the idea to swop from 5 to 4 days. I didn't see any other pilgrims on the CdeM last year and only 3 on Lisbon to Porto last month. So I'm acclimatising to being 'Nobby no mates'. Crazy to think you see less fellow walkers over 3 weeks than you do in 3 minutes leaving St Jean.
Yes, true. I was also alone on the Madrid (saw one pilgrim walking in the opposite direction!) except for one night where I coincided with 6 other pilgrims never to be seen again.
 

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