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Accommodations in Pamplona

m2m4christ

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Spring 2023
I wanted to send out recommendations while I was still on the trail. This is a great option for an Albergue in Pamplona. Directly beside cathedral situated in the middle of downtown with great bed options. We stayed overnight but loved the private triple room, with a bathroom just outside the door. Very clean and private and comfortable. Price was also several euros cheaper than the other Albergue down the street. I think the individual beds were about 17 euros. And in case your interested or desperate like we were there is a Burger King around the corner. How does the view out of the window get better than this?
 

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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.
On a related note, the Pamplona albergue I booked has somewhat private cubicles rather than traditional bunk beds, in case some find those appealing. https://www.casaibarrola.com/

Another thing to note for the budget conscious - I booked my bed on booking.com, and it cost 25 euros. I just noticed on their website that the price is 19 euros, so cheaper if you book directly. That's probably the case for lots of other albergues as well. I'm aware of the commission that booking.com charges, so not surprised to see a cheaper fee when booking direct (although technically I think that's violating the agreement with booking.com, as properties aren't generally allowed to undercut the booking.com rates).

I think I'll cancel my booking.com reservation and rebook it directly, and save myself a few euros.
 
Very light, comfortable and compressible poncho. Specially designed for protection against water for any activity.

Our Atmospheric H30 poncho offers lightness and waterproofness. Easily compressible and made with our Waterproof fabric, its heat-sealed interior seams guarantee its waterproofness. Includes carrying bag.

€60,-
On a related note, the Pamplona albergue I booked has somewhat private cubicles rather than traditional bunk beds, in case some find those appealing. https://www.casaibarrola.com/

Another thing to note for the budget conscious - I booked my bed on booking.com, and it cost 25 euros. I just noticed on their website that the price is 19 euros, so cheaper if you book directly. That's probably the case for lots of other albergues as well. I'm aware of the commission that booking.com charges, so not surprised to see a cheaper fee when booking direct (although technically I think that's violating the agreement with booking.com, as properties aren't generally allowed to undercut the booking.com rates).

I think I'll cancel my booking.com reservation and rebook it directly, and save myself a few euros.
Owners will appreciate that. Booking.com and the like are a necessary evil but direct booking is a win-win for owner and guest
 
Technical backpack for day trips with backpack cover and internal compartment for the hydration bladder. Ideal daypack for excursions where we need a medium capacity backpack. The back with Air Flow System creates large air channels that will keep our back as cool as possible.

€83,-
I've stayed at both Casa Ibarrola and Albergue de Pamplona which also has "pod" style beds.
So have I, back in Oct last year. Albergue de Pamplona is also called Irunako Atapea Albergue, just to complicate things.

The Ibarrola Albergue was by far the nicer of the two, much cleaner, well organised washing facilities and free tea and coffee. I will be back again in May when I restart my camino.
 
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I wanted to send out recommendations while I was still on the trail. This is a great option for an Albergue in Pamplona. Directly beside cathedral situated in the middle of downtown with great bed options. We stayed overnight but loved the private triple room, with a bathroom just outside the door. Very clean and private and comfortable. Price was also several euros cheaper than the other Albergue down the street. I think the individual beds were about 17 euros. And in case your interested or desperate like we were there is a Burger King around the corner. How does the view out of the window get better than this?
I would always recommend the Albergue Jesus y Maria, just around the corner from the Cathedral. Excellent bunk beds and great facilities.
 

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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.
I loved the idea of the pods but I wouldn’t recommend them for anyone with the slightest bit of claustrophobia. Until the pods, I had only experienced this in a MRI.
 
I loved the idea of the pods but I wouldn’t recommend them for anyone with the slightest bit of claustrophobia. Until the pods, I had only experienced this in a MRI.
You aren't required to close the shades/curtains all the way in the pods.
 
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On a related note, the Pamplona albergue I booked has somewhat private cubicles rather than traditional bunk beds, in case some find those appealing. https://www.casaibarrola.com/

Another thing to note for the budget conscious - I booked my bed on booking.com, and it cost 25 euros. I just noticed on their website that the price is 19 euros, so cheaper if you book directly. That's probably the case for lots of other albergues as well. I'm aware of the commission that booking.com charges, so not surprised to see a cheaper fee when booking direct (although technically I think that's violating the agreement with booking.com, as properties aren't generally allowed to undercut the booking.com rates).

I think I'll cancel my booking.com reservation and rebook it directly, and save myself a few euros.

No , technically and legally these lodgings are not violating any agreement with the bookingsites.
 
not surprised to see a cheaper fee when booking direct (although technically I think that's violating the agreement with booking.com, as properties aren't generally allowed to undercut the booking.com rates).
No, technically and legally these lodgings are not violating any agreement with the booking sites.
I largely agree that there may be no violation and I'd make sure I know the facts before I think aloud and insinuate that a named albergue is violating their business agreements ... 😶.

I don't know about the current situation in jurisdictions outside of the EU, and I don't know about details of the current situation in Spain concerning what is known as "narrow best price clause" where properties are not allowed to offer lower prices on their own online platform than those they offer on Booking.com but I know for certain that in some countries, in particular Germany, the highest courts have ruled that such a clause is in contradiction to EU competition law and EU anti-trust law, and Booking.com has phased out this clause in their agreements. Quote: Some countries like France, Italy, Austria and Belgium have introduced legislation banning the use of both wide and narrow parity [best price] clauses by [online booking] platforms.
 
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Casa Paderborn is open for the season. Located the riverside, head to your left after crossing the medieval bridge. That's before going uphill to the old city and cathedral. Nevertheless located very close to everything, about 10 minutes to walk down town.
It's a traditional pilgrims` albergue: walk-in only, no reservations accepted.
The cost is now 7,50 € for the bed, plus 3,50 € for breakfast.

More info here:

By the way, I heard Jesus y Maria will not open before the Easter this year.
The city has been using it as a shelter for more needy people during the winter months.
 
Ideal sleeping bag liner whether we want to add a thermal plus to our bag, or if we want to use it alone to sleep in shelters or hostels. Thanks to its mummy shape, it adapts perfectly to our body.

€46,-
Casa Paderborn is open for the season. Located the riverside, head to your left after crossing the medieval bridge. That's before going uphill to the old city and cathedral. Nevertheless located very close to everything, about 10 minutes to walk down town.
It's a traditional pilgrims` albergue: walk-in only, no reservations accepted.
The cost is now 7,50 € for the bed, plus 3,50 € for breakfast.

More info here:

By the way, I heard Jesus y Maria will not open before the Easter this year.
The city has been using it as a shelter for more needy people during the winter months.
Didn't they move during the Covid lockdowns to somewhere that isn't subject to flooding? I enjoyed my stay there in 2019, very Germanic, but the river floods often and when it does the albergue is damaged.
 
€2,-/day will present your project to thousands of visitors each day. All interested in the Camino de Santiago.
Ideal sleeping bag liner whether we want to add a thermal plus to our bag, or if we want to use it alone to sleep in shelters or hostels. Thanks to its mummy shape, it adapts perfectly to our body.

€46,-
Didn't they move during the Covid lockdowns to somewhere that isn't subject to flooding? I enjoyed my stay there in 2019, very Germanic, but the river floods often and when it does the albergue is damaged.
No, they did not move. During the pandemic they were closed for a while. Yes, the river has been causing problems repeatedly and there are talks with the city of Pamplona to move in the future. But to this time Casa Paderborn is still on the riverside, just below the old town.
 
I just saw an article on a German news website which says that Casa Paderborn expect to receive their 75,000th pilgrim sometime soon!

 
I stayed with them two nights ago. They've had to do extensive renovation works since the flood and the building is still vulnerable. Bur lovely welcoming and gentle atmosphere, two very kind and caring hospitaleras..
 
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I stayed with them two nights ago. They've had to do extensive renovation works since the flood and the building is still vulnerable. Bur lovely welcoming and gentle atmosphere, two very kind and caring hospitaleras..

Lovely and gentle indeed.
After my first ever albergue experience in Zubiri ( feeling like a first year pupil in a big school where everyone around you knows what is happening instead of you...😃) this small oasis was what I really needed. Kind hospis and two very nice and welcoming pilgrims that helped me to gain confidence that indeed I could handle community life and albergues.
Though Casa Paderborn made me aware that smaller and more intimate albergues were my preference.
 

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