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Albergue in A Laxe (Sanabres branch) closed

KinkyOne

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#1
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!
 

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Mike Savage

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Camino Francés,Inglés
Muxia/Finisterre
Português Coastal
Português Central
Sanabrés
#2
Thanks! Hopefully they will have it sorted out by September . . .
 

peregrina2000

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#3
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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Camino Francés, Vía de la Plata / Camino Sanabrés, Camino del Baztán, Camino Aragonés, Chemin du Puy
#4
Hi!

Has anyone heard any updates about the albergue in A Laxe? Is it open again?

Gerald
 

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Camino Francés, Vía de la Plata / Camino Sanabrés, Camino del Baztán, Camino Aragonés, Chemin du Puy
#6
I received news today from a pilgrim who is there now that this albergue is open again. :)
 

camino07

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Frances x5, Portuguese VdlP12, Sanabres, Aragones, Norte,Salvador,Primitivo, VdlP 17,Madrid18
#7
It was open on 27th September and no-one in the albergue in Cea had heard that it might be closed, a Spanish perigrino phoned and and it was open.
 
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Camino Francés, Vía de la Plata / Camino Sanabrés, Camino del Baztán, Camino Aragonés, Chemin du Puy
#8
It was open on 27th September and no-one in the albergue in Cea had heard that it might be closed, a Spanish perigrino phoned and and it was open.
Thanks Camino07! Good to have this confirmed. Did you sleep there yourself? If so what kind of condition was it in? Was the kitchen usable?

Gerald
 

KinkyOne

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#9
Thanks Camino07! Good to have this confirmed. Did you sleep there yourself? If so what kind of condition was it in? Was the kitchen usable?

Gerald
As I remember from repeated posts that kitchen is lacking pots, pans, plates, cutlery, everything as a matter of fact. That was also my experience back in 2014.
 

camino07

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Frances x5, Portuguese VdlP12, Sanabres, Aragones, Norte,Salvador,Primitivo, VdlP 17,Madrid18
#10
Thanks Camino07! Good to have this confirmed. Did you sleep there yourself? If so what kind of condition was it in? Was the kitchen usable?

Gerald
Not this time, took taxi to Silleda from restaurant on main road. Stayed there in 2013 ,great kitchen but nothing in it :-(
 

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