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Booking Roncesvalles ahead

Joodle

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Does it cost a lot more to book ahead at Roncesvalles? What does it cost for a bed, dinner and breakfast? I'm confused with the the reservation page. Thanks for info.
 

Joodle

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Does it cost a lot more to book ahead at Roncesvalles? What does it cost for a bed, dinner and breakfast? I'm confused with the the reservation page. Thanks for info.
I was seeing different prices on the reservation page. (really, I'm not an idiot)
 

Robo

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CF SJPdP to SdC
(May 2015)
CF Sarria to SdC
(May 2016)
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(Apr/May 2018)
VdlP (2020)
Where are you trying to book. There are 3 or 4 different accommodation options.
 

davebugg

"When I Have Your Wounded" - Dustoff Motto
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Camino Frances...
Sept. 2017: SJPdP to Burgos
Sept./Oct. 2018: SJPdP to Santiago de Compostela
Hi, Joodle. No, it doesn't cost any more to book ahead, but you have a choice of booking just a bed, or a bed + dinner, or a bed + breakfast, or a bed + dinner and breakfast. Booking just a bed is 12 Euro.

Personally, I like the bed + dinner option... the breakfast is hit or miss so I skip it and get breakfast in Burguete after about a 4km walk the next morning.
 

davebugg

"When I Have Your Wounded" - Dustoff Motto
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Joodle

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Where are you trying to book. There are 3 or 4 different accommodation options.
I just want to get two beds in the Albergue for april 27th with dinner. I was on the reservation system and it was saying different charges for dinner and breakfast. I'm normally astute! I guess I cant say that anymore!:rolleyes:
 

Joodle

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davebugg

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Sept. 2017: SJPdP to Burgos
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I just want to get two beds in the Albergue for april 27th with dinner. I was on the reservation system and it was saying different charges for dinner and breakfast. I'm normally astute! I guess I cant say that anymore!:rolleyes:
There is a space to choose the number of beds you want to reserve, then below that are selections so that you can choose only the accommodations or select meal options.
 

Alex*Quake

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
{Sep-Oct 2019/SJPDP-Finisterre}
I had issues booking my nights accom plus dinner and breakfast for 4 on our first night with my aussie credit card so I contacted them and they offered a paypal option for an extra 2.80 euros which I took up and was super easy.

They were very helpful and answered me right away, though I did wrtte my email in both spanish and english, which I know is an advantage.
 

Anthony18

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
2019
Hello fellow pilgrims. I noticed that when trying to reserve at this albergue, the address bar states "not secure" Has anyone had any issues reserving online?

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trecile

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SJPDP-Finisterre X 2 - 2016 & 2017, El Norte - Irun to Vilalba 2018
Personally, I like the bed + dinner option... the breakfast is hit or miss so I skip it and get breakfast in Burguete after about a 4km walk the next morning.
I agree, the breakfast was disappointing, and I learned that I prefer to walk a bit before I eat.
You can probably reserve and pay for a bed, then add the dinner option once you are there.
 

Alex*Quake

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{Sep-Oct 2019/SJPDP-Finisterre}
interesting to hear that the dinner and breakfast are not great, I decided to risk it on the basis that we might be dog tired and that we woudl not be in a routine to seekout supermercados for supplies.

After Roncesvalles, we will endeavour to stock up on snacks and supples and try the early morning start and cafe con leche and bizcocho breakfast on the road.
 

Joodle

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Hi, Joodle. No, it doesn't cost any more to book ahead, but you have a choice of booking just a bed, or a bed + dinner, or a bed + breakfast, or a bed + dinner and breakfast. Booking just a bed is 12 Euro.

Personally, I like the bed + dinner option... the breakfast is hit or miss so I skip it and get breakfast in Burguete after about a 4km walk the next morning.
Thanks again
 

Jodean

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22 Sept. to 21 Oct. 2015, Pamplona to Santiago
6-23.04 Porto to Santiago 2018
17.09-30.09 CF 2018
The breakfast wasn't very exciting, the usual toast, oj and coffee, but I like to get a cup or two of coffee in my system before walking anywhere, so it was worth it to me.
Dinner was just ok. Not the best, but not that bad either. Was too tired to really care.
 

Margaret Butterworth

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
2013 (Pamplona to Burgos)
2014 (Burgos to Villafranca del Bierzo)
2015 (Villafranca to Santiago)
2016 (Le Puy to Conques; SJPP To Pamplona)
Lovely dinner next door in the hotel! (Beef cheeks).
 

mspath

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Frances, autumn/winter; 2004, 2005-2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
Consider walking down to nearby Burguete for breakfast. There is only one church, next to it is a small plaza and at the back of the plaza a GREAT cafe/bar which is open early every morning and very pilgrim friendly. Within their complex is the local fronton court. I have always stopped here on my way down from Roncesvalles. If is still dark as you leave Roncesvalles be sure to wear or carry your head torch.
 

GailGwyn

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part Camino Frances (2013). Part Camino Norte (2016} Camino Frances (2019) from SJPP
Hi, Joodle. No, it doesn't cost any more to book ahead, but you have a choice of booking just a bed, or a bed + dinner, or a bed + breakfast, or a bed + dinner and breakfast. Booking just a bed is 12 Euro.

Personally, I like the bed + dinner option... the breakfast is hit or miss so I skip it and get breakfast in Burguete after about a 4km walk the next morning.
Can I ask please, is it advisable to book for Roncesvalles? We'll be setting off from SJPP on 28 April.
 

Joodle

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Can I ask please, is it advisable to book for Roncesvalles? We'll be setting off from SJPP on 28 April.
That's when my friend Katy and I will be heading to Roncesvalles!!We will see you on the hill!! I have been trying to make a reservation, but their money system won't accept my visa debit or my major credit card. Anybody know the trick?
 
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Start from St Jean Pied de Port 11 April 2019
That's when my friend Katy and I will be heading to Roncesvalles!!We will see you on the hill!! I have been trying to make a reservation, but their money system won't accept my visa debit or my major credit card. Anybody know the trick?
Hi Joodle
Roncevalles accepts payments using
Mastercard - apparently they don't use Visa.
 

davebugg

"When I Have Your Wounded" - Dustoff Motto
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Sept. 2017: SJPdP to Burgos
Sept./Oct. 2018: SJPdP to Santiago de Compostela
Can I ask please, is it advisable to book for Roncesvalles? We'll be setting off from SJPP on 28 April.
It is advisable. Although most times there will be plenty of bed space, I have seen pilgrims turned away during popular walking seasons.
 

Joodle

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I noticed that too, hence my contacting them for a paypal address, that way I am covered by paypal protection.
cheers
Alex
Thanks, I will try that. I used both these cards when I was on the VDLP last year, no problems
 

GailGwyn

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That's when my friend Katy and I will be heading to Roncesvalles!!We will see you on the hill!! I have been trying to make a reservation, but their money system won't accept my visa debit or my major credit card. Anybody know the trick?
Hi Joodle. Yes, hopefully see you there. We're excited and nervous!
 

GailGwyn

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It is advisable. Although most times there will be plenty of bed space, I have seen pilgrims turned away during popular walking seasons.
Ok, thanks. Looks like we'd better book.
 
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CF (May 2019)
Thanks all - booked the Albergue using the link above and google translate. Payment page could be translated using a drop down link.

Booked the bed and dinner option only based on the comments so will try and get breakfast at the suggested place in town.

Arriving from St JPdP on the 5 May this year!
 

TKHeath

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(2017) Camino Frances
Hi Joodle
Roncevalles accepts payments using
Mastercard - apparently they don't use Visa.
Their site would not take my Visa or Mastercard so I emailed them at info@alberguederoncesvalles.com in both Spanish and English about the problem. Their contact person, Edurne Echeverria Garcia, sent me a PayPal link to pay. PayPal charges the albergue an administrative cost which they pass on to you. It's only a few additional euros. I hope this helps.
 

Joodle

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Hi Joodle
Roncevalles accepts payments using
Mastercard - apparently they don't use Visa.
Thanks, I don't have a Mastercard. I guess we will just have to take our chances.
Their site would not take my Visa or Mastercard so I emailed them at info@alberguederoncesvalles.com in both Spanish and English about the problem. Their contact person, Edurne Echeverria Garcia, sent me a PayPal link to pay. PayPal charges the albergue an administrative cost which they pass on to you. It's only a few additional euros. I hope this helps.
Thanks. I was able to pay via PayPal.
 

Joodle

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I was able to send a PayPal payment to the email address of eduretxebe@hotmail.com Her name is Edurne Echeverria Garcia I didn't get a link for PayPal, I just signed in to my account and sent a payment to her email address. It went through and shows her full name.
 

GailGwyn

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I was able to send a PayPal payment to the email address of eduretxebe@hotmail.com Her name is Edurne Echeverria Garcia I didn't get a link for PayPal, I just signed in to my account and sent a payment to her email address. It went through and shows her full name.
Thanks Joodle. I'll try that.
 

Joodle

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Thanks Joodle. I'll try that.
I put a little note on the PayPal site that said it was for 2 women and what date and that we were adding meals. They charge 1.5 euros each because it costs them to use oayPal
 

Anthony18

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
2019
Hey Pilgrims, I'm interested in booking this place for June 14th. Would booking a month or 2 in advance be ok, too soon or too late?
 

GailGwyn

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part Camino Frances (2013). Part Camino Norte (2016} Camino Frances (2019) from SJPP
I put a little note on the PayPal site that said it was for 2 women and what date and that we were adding meals. They charge 1.5 euros each because it costs them to use oayPal
Ok, thanks
 

captdave51

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Camino(s) past & future
Sept(2016)
I see on their website that they say that sleeping bags are necessary. I will be going in early April and do not really wan t to carry one, especially over the mountains! I think I read somewhere that the albergue does sell backpacks. Can anyone confirm this with details? Gracias!
 

Jodean

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22 Sept. to 21 Oct. 2015, Pamplona to Santiago
6-23.04 Porto to Santiago 2018
17.09-30.09 CF 2018
I think you will want to have a sleeping bag in April eveywhere you stay. There is not usually any heat in the albergues. Find a light one.
 

Patrick Hickmott

New Member
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Planning to walk the Camino Frances in September 2019
This is a very helpful thread...although we aren't going until late September, I was wondering whether I needed to book anything in advance, so this answers my question...

One other thing though - is this the only one that you really should book or are there others? I was under the impression that you just turned up and you would generally find a bed...have I got that wrong?
 

Tincatinker

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If you're going in late September there is probably no need to book at Roncesvalles. Most of the Albergue beds are not bookable.

As for anywhere else? It's anyone's guess. If you're in a pilgrim wave you'll have to fight for every bed, if you're a day behind or a day in front you might be lonely.

There are endless threads on this topic all leading to several contradictory conclusions. My suggestion, wait till you are walking. Consider booking ahead if you think you may be ending your day in a place with limited accommodation or anywhere which appears on all those "best" lists ;0)
 

davebugg

"When I Have Your Wounded" - Dustoff Motto
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances...
Sept. 2017: SJPdP to Burgos
Sept./Oct. 2018: SJPdP to Santiago de Compostela
If you're going in late September there is probably no need to book at Roncesvalles. Most of the Albergue beds are not bookable.

As for anywhere else? It's anyone's guess. If you're in a pilgrim wave you'll have to fight for every bed, if you're a day behind or a day in front you might be lonely.

There are endless threads on this topic all leading to several contradictory conclusions. My suggestion, wait till you are walking. Consider booking ahead if you think you may be ending your day in a place with limited accommodation or anywhere which appears on all those "best" lists ;0)
This past September 19, I arrived to the sight of dozens of pilgrims being turned away. The Hospitaleiras (sp) were busy arranging taxis and other transportation to lodgings in the next villages. I had a reservation, so I was checked in quickly. I don't know if Sept 19 would be 'late' September, though. :)
 

Anthony18

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
2019
I put a little note on the PayPal site that said it was for 2 women and what date and that we were adding meals. They charge 1.5 euros each because it costs them to use oayPal
Many thanks for sharing this information. I'm booked for Roncesvalles!!! Whooppeee!!!
 

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