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Molly Cassidy

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Hi,
I'm not sure if there are any pilgrim albergues in Barcelona, but there are certainly tourist hostels/albergues and other reasonably-priced accommodation. Your camino passport is supposed to be a record of where you have walked, so, even if there were pilgrim albergues, I don't think you'd be able to use them unless you were actually walking through Barcelona on your journey. If you're taking a few days break in Barcelona, you should get your pilgrim passport stamped before you leave Pamplona, and again in Pamplona when you return from Barcelona.
 
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Us:Camino Frances, 2015 Me:Catalan/Aragonese, 2019
I know of no pilgrim albergues in Barcelona but there are quite a few hostels. They are generally setup for young adults looking for a good time in the city so they may not be what you are looking for. A place we have stayed has hostel facilities, private rooms and shared apartments (e.g. two bedrooms with locked doors rented separately connected to shared bath, living room and kitchen).


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Josep Montserrat

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Primitivo 2020, Vadiniense + Francés 2021
Hi La Knysna,
If you come to Barcelona, you don´t forget your credencial.
At parish of Sant Jaume – Saint James in catalan- you can get this stamp. This parish is near the Ramblas. There is where I get my credencial.
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Us:Camino Frances, 2015 Me:Catalan/Aragonese, 2019
Another place to get a credencial is at Sant Pau de Camp located a short walk from the already mentioned Hostel Paradiso and even closer to the Parallel Metro station. Romanesque simplicity. I visited it twice during my tourist stay in Barcelona and touched it on the morning I started my Camino Catalan (also touched Sant Jaume and other churches visited earlier in my stay; I left early in the morning so none were open).

Information and photos are available here:

But here are two pics of it and Sant Jaume:
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There is a pilgrims' albergue in Montserrat and, I have heard, one in Terrassa-- although I can find no specifics. However, they are intended for pilgrims who are on the Cami Catalan. But if you're just heading into Barcelona for an excursion, the city is full of inexpensive accommodation.
 

RRat

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Past OR future Camino
Planning 2017
Hi everyone, my husband and I are walking the Camino Frances in April 2022. we will start in SJPDP, but thought of catching a train to Barcelona from Pamplona for a few days and then returning to Pamplona to continue to Santiago. Are there albergues in Barcelona? Can we use our Camino Passports to stay in one?
Thanks!
There is a difference between an alburge and a hostel. Alburges are set up for pilgrims. One night stay, mandatory check out early, pilgrims only, and no one is essentially carrying anything valuable. Hostels can have a varied cliential, some dubious. Multiple night stays are typical so you can have a individuals who's means are unknown. Never saw a padlock in an alburge. Padlocks are encouraged in hostels.
 
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Vacajoe

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2019
Pilgrim friend stayed at a hostel in Barcelona enroute to the Camino in 2021. Worst stay of his trip since it was full of a different kind of traveler than what you find on the Camino. He’s tolerant and progressive, but definitely didn’t like the change in atmosphere there.

I’ve stayed at the old pilgrom’s albergue in Montserrat. Can’t speak to the new facility, but the chance to stay overnight there and attend services was fantastic. One day walk from there to Manresa, which is the final stage of the Camino Ignacio
 

Sixwheeler

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Past OR future Camino
2013
If you load the Hostelworld app on to your device you can see that there are plenty of hostels in Barcelona and you should be able to find something suitable and economical.
 

taigirl

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Frances 2019
Hi everyone, my husband and I are walking the Camino Frances in April 2022. we will start in SJPDP, but thought of catching a train to Barcelona from Pamplona for a few days and then returning to Pamplona to continue to Santiago. Are there albergues in Barcelona? Can we use our Camino Passports to stay in one?
Thanks!
Ten to Go hostel is about 100m from Barcelona Sants. Very comfortable. Not an albergue but many pilgrims stay there.
 

David Tallan

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Past OR future Camino
1989
There is a difference between an alburge and a hostel. Alburges are set up for pilgrims. One night stay, mandatory check out early, pilgrims only, and no one is essentially carrying anything valuable. Hostels can have a varied cliential, some dubious. Multiple night stays are typical so you can have a individuals who's means are unknown. Never saw a padlock in an alburge. Padlocks are encouraged in hostels.
That may once have been true but the distinction is not so cut and dried right now. Some albergues allow more than one night's stay, not all have a mandatory early check out (in fact, some prohibit leaving too early), some private albergues are not exclusively for pilgrims. Where once it was binary, now it is a spectrum.
 
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Tincatinker

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2012
do you have to have a contiguous journey? so many people bus from Burgos to Leon and then walk on.
To claim a compostella you need to evidence a contiguous journey of the last 100km into Santiago. Claiming a Certificate of Distance might get a bit confusing if you've bused bits or done some flitting about. Though with the correct sequence of sellos on your credencial there should be no problem I think I would avoid getting a sello from Barcelona in-between ones from Pamplona and Puenta la Reina ;)

My personal inclination would be to walk from say St Jean to Santiago as a pilgrim. And then visit Barcelona as the sybarite I am.
 

ernieromanson23

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De Santiago
Congratulations, soon my girlfriend and I will also fly there to rest. After the covid began, I did not go anywhere further than my city, although I used to travel constantly. This put a lot of pressure on me psychologically, and I decided that I would immediately fly to rest as soon as the borders were opened. By the way, I advise you to look at this site before your vacation, since all free tours of Barcelona are collected there, so it will also be useful for you. Good luck to you, and I hope that we all have a good time and relax
 
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