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Accommodations suggestions

falconbrother

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June - July 2024
So we have purchased our airline tickets to Pamplona and back home from Santiago. Now we want to reserve places to stay in SJPDP and Santiago. I'd love suggestions for both please. Where did you stay? Recommendations? We want a private room with a private bathroom to get started and end.

EDIT: I reserved rooms.
In SJPDP: La Villa Esponda. Private room with bath near pilgrim office.
In Santiago: Libredon Rooms, private room with bath. Supposed to be near the Cathedral.

Everything in between is on the fly.
 
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Zubiri not easy to find accommodations. Albergues don't seem to be open, have websites or the ability to be booked on third party websites.
 
In Santiago: Libredon Rooms, private room with bath. Supposed to be near the Cathedral.

Having stayed at Libredon twice after my Camino in 2022 — once after I finished my CF, and again after I came back from Fisterra — I can confirm that it is indeed very close to the Cathedral, and is a very comfortable place to stay. The wonderful Sra. Doli will take good care of you!
 
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Zubiri not easy to find accommodations. Albergues don't seem to be open, have websites or the ability to be booked on third party websites.
I had no problem booking at El Palo de Avellano in Zubiri last year for 5 people on their website.


Have you checked gronze.com?
Definitely check Gronze. You can find contact info for the albergues, pensions, etc. there.


If you can't find anything in Zubiri try Larrasoaña. Albergue San Nicolás is very nice.

 
Why do Americans say 'accommodations' where we (UK) say 'accommodation'? JOOTT. Tomato/tomato.
 
So we have purchased our airline tickets to Pamplona and back home from Santiago. Now we want to reserve places to stay in SJPDP and Santiago. I'd love suggestions for both please. Where did you stay? Recommendations? We want a private room with a private bathroom to get started and end.

EDIT: I reserved rooms.
In SJPDP: La Villa Esponda. Private room with bath near pilgrim office.
In Santiago: Libredon Rooms, private room with bath. Supposed to be near the Cathedral.

Everything in between is on the fly.
Have you considered Mosteiro de San Martiño Pinario in SdC? Close to the cathedral. But I think you may have sorted out the SdC end?
 
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We liked this place when we stayed there in 2017.

Bed & Breakfast Maison Bidegain Berria​


Maison Bidegain Berria - 64220 ISPOURE

It's in Ispoure which abuts SJPP but is an easy walk from the SJPP train station and a quick walk into the heart of SJPP . It is on Booking.com. It has only one room and is run by a lovely couple. It included breakfast, and for an extra very fair price, they provided dinner ( but that is not compulsory).
 
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.

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I would recommend La Perla Negra in Azqueta. Helena, the owner, made us a huge, and delicious homemade meal, and there’s also a private room that you can request.

Second recommendation: Albergue Gaia, in Mansilla de las Mulas. Hosts were absolutely lovely, caring individuals. Rooms are relatively small (4? or 5? Bunkbeds in my room), clean shared bathrooms, well-eqipped kitchen where you can make your own dinner, or make a shared dinner with others. And we woke up the next morning to beautiful, soft, classical music, and a beautifully set table for breakfast that made you forget you were on the Camino. What a magnificent, calm start to the day.
 
So, no answer required? If I were you, I'd certainly reserve Roncesvalles and Zubiri, depending on when you're going. That would get you through the bottleneck if it's busy.
I'm wondering why it's considered necessary to book Roncevalles as the albergue there sleeps dozens! Now Zubiri is another problem altogether.
 
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I'm wondering why it's considered necessary to book Roncevalles as the albergue there sleeps dozens! Now Zubiri is another problem altogether.
It depends on when you're going. Over the years, I've arrived (as well as heard stories) more than once to pilgrims crying because they arrived and the albergue was full. It's prudent to book SJPP, Orisson or Borda, Roncesvalles, and Zubiri in my opinion. It's not referred to as the "bottleneck" for no reason.
However, if you feel like taking a chance, that would be the chance to take :)
 
I'm wondering why it's considered necessary to book Roncevalles as the albergue there sleeps dozens! Now Zubiri is another problem altogether.
According to Gronze the albergue sleeps 183, which is plenty of space much if the year, but there are periods when an average of 400 or more pilgrims leave SJPdP daily, so pilgrims without a reservation get caught out. This is typically the first few weeks of May and September, but I predict a very busy April thus year too. I see from your profile that you are planning to start your walk in June, so it's not so critical to book Roncesvalles.
 

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