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Albergue in A Laxe (Sanabres branch) closed

Discussion in 'Via de la Plata' started by KinkyOne, May 1, 2017.

  1. KinkyOne

    KinkyOne Veteran Member

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    I'am not perfect, but I'm always myself!!!
    I got information from forum member Matt (@pilgr ) who is in Lalin right now that pilgrims had to backtrack/reroute from A Laxe to Lalin due to closure of Xunta Albergue (https://www.gronze.com/galicia/pontevedra/laxe/albergue-peregrinos-laxe).
    Possible reason is: "I was told it was problems with the person operating it. Sounds like she was let go or fired, and they are looking for another."

    So for near future Sanabres and Invierno pilgrims my advice would be to call ahead if the place is opened again.
    For Sanabres walkers momentarily the longest stretch without albergue would be Castro Dozon - Trasfontao with albergue turistico = 26,2km or CD - Silleda = 28,1km.
    For Invierno it's a bit easier because you go through Lalin which has few pensiones and hostales and from there to Ponte Ulla you have 8 albergues.

    Take care and Ultreia!
     
  2. Mike Savage

    Mike Savage Currently walking Português Central Donating Member

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    Thanks! Hopefully they will have it sorted out by September . . .
     
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  3. peregrina2000

    peregrina2000 Moderator Staff Member Donating Member Donating Member

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    Thanks for that K1. I know that these municipally owned albergues change their licensee from time to time, sometimes unexpectedly. I've been at A Laxe three times, over a 10 year span, and the same woman was always there. She was like many Spanish bureaucrats -- indifferent at best in her normal dealings with pilgrims, but she had a good heart in there that would come out if she was treated nicely. But I would say her standards of hygiene left a lot to be desired, this albergue was never very clean.
     
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