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Albergue Pozueta after Gernika, update

The one from Galicia (the round) and the one from Castilla & Leon. Individually numbered and made by the same people that make the ones you see on your walk.
Second the motion. It's a wonderful stop. I stayed there on a cold, wet day last autumn after climbing up the track from Gernika in deep mud. They did my laundry, had good food, a convivial group of pilgrims. Highly recommended.
 
I stayed at Pozueta on June 17 and highly recommend it. Hosts were amazing, beds were comfortable and dinner was exceptional.
 
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There are 3 private albergues, within a very short distance of each other, competing for pilgrims on that stage: Pozueta, Gerekiz and Eskerika. Since Gernika has not had budget accommodation for pilgrims for several years, these 3 albergues on the big hill a few km after Gernika take care of almost all pilgrims who cannot, or do not want to pay for a private room in Gernika. But is Pozueta really that outstanding of the three? I would disagree. The three albergues are very similar to each other, all located in Basque caserios (large private houses), the price is almost the same. From my experience the owners are very kind to pilgrims in all of them. In summer, all three fill up and it is necessary to reserve in advance. My question is, how is it possible that one of them could accumulate 63 (!) comments on Gronze while the others got 9 and 6 comments respectively? I'm sorry but my red light is coming on. And I wonder if this thread is genuine praise for that albergue or just part of this promotional campaign. I'm not saying Pozueta is bad in any case, but when you're on the Camino del Norte, please give also the other two albergues a chance. I promise you won't be disappointed. I speak from my own experience, not after reading a ton of (maybe not always 100% genuine) comments at Gronze. And the owner of neither albergue asked me to write this 😏

O.H. (just back from el Norte)

https://www.gronze.com/etapa/gernika/lezama
 
There are 3 private albergues, within a very short distance of each other, competing for pilgrims on that stage: Pozueta, Gerekiz and Eskerika. Since Gernika has not had budget accommodation for pilgrims for several years, these 3 albergues on the big hill a few km after Gernika take care of almost all pilgrims who cannot, or do not want to pay for a private room in Gernika. But is Pozueta really that outstanding of the three? I would disagree. The three albergues are very similar to each other, all located in Basque caserios (large private houses), the price is almost the same. From my experience the owners are very kind to pilgrims in all of them. In summer, all three fill up and it is necessary to reserve in advance. My question is, how is it possible that one of them could accumulate 63 (!) comments on Gronze while the others got 9 and 6 comments respectively? I'm sorry but my red light is coming on. And I wonder if this thread is genuine praise for that albergue or just part of this promotional campaign. I'm not saying Pozueta is bad in any case, but when you're on the Camino del Norte, please give also the other two albergues a chance. I promise you won't be disappointed. I speak from my own experience, not after reading a ton of (maybe not always 100% genuine) comments at Gronze. And the owner of neither albergue asked me to write this 😏

O.H. (just back from el Norte)

https://www.gronze.com/etapa/gernika/lezama
Hola @OldHands , thanks for your summary. I can't comment on the other two as I only stayed in one. I think one of the other two was closed when I passed. I'm not part of any promotional campaign and I didn't even look at the reviews on Gronze! (OP)
 
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