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Albergue del Monasterio del las Benedictinas, Leon

#1
Has anyone stayed in this hostel run by the Benedictines, I am looking at this as an alternative as the the REAJ hostels are full (rang them yesterday)
 

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#2
Hi Shani,
I stayed there in 2002. The doors open between mid-day and 2pm and then again at about 4pm. It is a well run refuge right in the old part of the city with a very large courtyard so that you can sit in the sun if you wish. The nuns served a breakfast of coffee and bread before we left in the morning. (The hostel is miles out of the old town and we were grateful to be in the refuge.
Sil
 
#3
I stayed in this refugio about four weeks ago. It is, as is common, a large dorm room and the courtyard is huge, but seems to be undergoing some remodeling/constuction as of the begining of April. The great thing about this place is its location. Very close to the cathedral and there are many shops, cafes and restaurants around. I did not see any nuns, but it was staffed with two hospitaleros. I was halfway to the municipal and decided to turn around and come here. Lucky thing I did as I met up with several friends. I think when you can stay in a unique place such as a monastery or church (remember Granon) or someone's home, you should do it. For me it only enhanced my experience. Good luck and buen camino!
 

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