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I stayed there in June and it was still not finished. We slept in construction site metal cabins. The toilets/showers were in a separate metal cabin. There was lots of noise from a jackhammer most of the afternoon.
There was no charge for the accomodation when I stayed.
It was raining and not very comfortable, so I suggested in an earlier post (a few weeks ago) that pilgrims stop at La Faba instead.
I wish I could figure out how to embed a photo here. I have a great shot of the O'Cebrero Atco site cabins.
Can anyone tell me how to include a pic in a post? I've seen it done ages ago (shots of boots in that case), so presumably it is possible. Maybe you need to upload from a website with the "URL" thingy - not from a computer.
The albergue where I stayed in O'Cebreiro in Nov 2005 was large, heated, clean, quite modern. As I recall it was slightly beyond the village and perhaps slightly higher than it. Am I to understand that it was demolished for a newer one or was it perhaps just renovated? As I vaguely recall, I would not think it would require the cash outlay for either of the possibilities.
I do remember using the pay phone booth just outside the building the evening I was there. I also remember it was quite cold and was snowing slightly with a wet mixture of snow and sleet, and the hot fire warming the bar just down the hill from the albergue was particularly welcome.
You are right Bob, you must use a URL to get the image embedded in your text. Failing this, if you have a good image to share, send it to the photo album and tell us you did so, we'll run to have a look at it.
The albergue where I stayed in O'Cebreiro in Nov 2005 was large, heated, clean, quite modern. As I recall it was slightly beyond the village and perhaps slightly higher than it. Am I to understand that it was demolished for a newer one or was it perhaps just renovated?
I stayed in Ruitelan earlier this year. It is around 7 km short of O,Cebreiro. It was run by a fantastic guy named Carlos (click this link for a picture of Carlos at his albergue. He is on the left, me on the right. http://www.imagestation.com/8639097/3906024116 . (Aafter 8 February 2008 - use this link instead http://share.shutterfly.com/action/welc ... zVq2cN2Lkw ) I think it cost just 5 Euros for a bed. We had dinner and breakfast there. The food was the best of any albergue I stayed in and the welcome very warm. We were well fed, rested and ready the next day's steep climb up to O'Cebreiro. I recommend it as an alternative.
Another option is to stay at La Faba between Ruitelan and O'Cebreiro. It is a small refuge in a very beautiful setting. The German society folks who run it are lovely, and it is a overall a great place to stay. There is a small village nearby which serves an evening meal.