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I’ve been walking el Norte with my teenage children for the last 16 days (4 of us) and sometimes finding accommodations at Albergues has been an issue. We have met some wonderful people along the way but I’m thinking about starting el Primitivo. Does anyone know if there is the same issue there with Albergues or inexpensive accommodations? Thanks so much and Buen Camino.


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We had no problems with albergues on the Primitivo in May (2 of us). I simply downloaded the Wise Pilgrims App (I paid for it), and each afternoon we would contact the albergue to reserve accommodation for the next day - obviously you cannot do this for the municipal albergues. The ones that we stayed in, when we did not book ahead the day before, were never full but I think that you should not get in too late.

We met several pilgrims on the Primitivo that had changed over from the Norte for various reasons.


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Three of us walked the Primitivo last September. We never pre-booked and always found accommodation. However, we always started out early and were usually finished walking by 2pm.


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