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Booking the day before

Humbertico

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Camino(s) past & future
Plan 2018
#1
From all I have been reading on Ivar many people are going to Bookings.com the moment they get into town to make a reservation for the next day of the journey. My question is can this be done with Albuergues and Pensiones or is this for hotels and B &B’s only? Any other sites besides Bookings.com?

Gracias Peregrinos
 

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Anamya

Keeping it simple
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2015)
Camino Portugues (2017)
Lebaniego (Planning)
#2
It can be done for some private albergues and pensiones, not all of them.
Besides Booking.com I like to use Agoda.com because it gives points to my airline loyalty program. Lots of people like Expedia.com as well.
 

Humbertico

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Plan 2018
#4
It can be done for some private albergues and pensiones, not all of them.
Besides Booking.com I like to use Agoda.com because it gives points to my airline loyalty program. Lots of people like Expedia.com as well.
Thank you!
 

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NomadBoomer

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (September 2017), Vdlp (April 2018)
#7
I didn't book many alburgues ahead after my first week last September and I didn't have any problems. Many other people I met were the same. Of course some people like the comfort of precooked accommodate, but they miss out on some of the many wonderful alburgues that don't take bookings.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances Sept 2017
Camino Frances Sept 2020
#8
There gets to be a frenzy in the afternoons when folks start booking their rooms for the next day. We only booked ahead one time, and that was because we knew were getting in late, and had a specific Albergue we wanted to stay at. If you are finishing up by 3-4 in the afternoon, you should not have any problems finding a place to stay. I suggest booking Orisson, and Roncevalles, and after that, if you stay a little 'off' the brierly guide stages to avoid crowds, you will find it much more relaxing to choose when you want to stop at the end of the day rather than just walking to the town you made reservations at. It is much more freeing. You will always have the choice to book if you find that waiting to see what is available does not work for you. We noticed folks who insisted on booking ahead were much more anxious than those who let the day unfold as they went. Just one woman's opinion :)
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Norte and Frances Sept 6 - Oct 11, 2016
#9
There is an app called Eroski and you get details of all the albergues with telephone numbers so you can call and book ahead. I used it on the Norte so I could ship my backpack to them. It covers 12 Caminos
 

long trails

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Camino(s) past & future
Frances June 2016
Portugues April 2017
#10
Booking.com is often cheaper than other hotel comparison sites. I'd certainly book more if I could just to ease the bed rush that's becoming the norm on the CF.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino de Kumano 2018
Camino Frances 2018
#11
From all I have been reading on Ivar many people are going to Bookings.com the moment they get into town to make a reservation for the next day of the journey. My question is can this be done with Albuergues and Pensiones or is this for hotels and B &B’s only? Any other sites besides Bookings.com?

Gracias Peregrinos
There's also http://www.onlypilgrims.com/en/ although a bit limited.
 

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