I am going to stay in Seville for 2 nights in 2 weeks before I start walking the VDLP. Looking for someplace to stay, any comments on Albergues or Hostals. I would like to stay at some place that is friendly or socialable to Pilgrims.
I will be in Seville about a week after you, and I've booked a room at the Hotel Simon, which is very close to the cathedral. They have a special pilgrim's rate of around 40 E for a single, which is pretty good for Sevilla, I think. http://www.hotelsimonsevilla.com/ .
This is one of the places that has credenciales, and I booked it based on a forum member's recommendation.
Let us know how it goes, I'll be right behind you! Laurie
I stayed at the Triana Backpackers Hostel on April 4. It costed (I think) 12 euros, had free internet, kitchen use, free breakfast, and provided credenciales. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Only drawback is that it also has the backpacker-partier crowd, but I did meet several pilgrims starting their walk from there as well. All in all, very happy with the hostal and would definitely recommend it to all pilgrims. Buen camino.
Semana doesnt start for a couple of weeks but it's still busy this weekend. There are some options so wont be on the streets. Was hoping there was a minicipal albergue, but it appears there isnt one, which is surprising for a city the size of Sevilla.
Depending on where I skip to be avle to get to Sevilla in the number of days I have, I will be skipping here and there. The 17km of hwy to the entrance of the park, then part of the embalse maybe, etc. In your opinion, am I better off in a small town on Semana Santa or large town? Will the albergues and bars be open in small towns to feed us?