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Checking in at my albergue

AndyF

New Member
#1
Hi
My starting point will be Triacastella or Cebreiro in early Sept.

I am flying in to Santiago then getting buses back to starting point.
Looking at the bus schedules on the web (empresafreire and monobus) I can go airport to Lugo then Lugo to Triacastela/Cebreiro

The bus arrives Triacastela 18:35 and Cebreiro at 19:25

Given that everyone normally arrives at the albergues lunchtime, will I get a bed???
I have joined the CSJ so should already have my credencial ready.

From my research Triacastela has more accomodation, (refugio, 3 private hostels and a hotel)

Any help or tips greatly appreciated

Buen Camino

ANDY
 

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#2
this is the sort of post that hardly deserves a reply

it's more than two months away and you're worrying about getting a bed

you extrapolate from some people talking about some albergues being full at lunchtime (unlikely to happen in september - just look at the pilgrim stats)

and anyway, if you can't get a bed at an albergue or hostal, something will turn up - or just keep on walking - but whatever you do, don't start worrying about it for the next two months
 
#3
It's natural to be worried about accommodations for your first night, particularly if you're arriving late in the day.

That said, I agree that things will almost certainly work out without much planning. You should be able to find a place to stay, even if you end up sleeping on the floor.

I'd suggest starting in O Cebreiro. It's a pretty town (if a bit touristy), and it would be a shame to miss it.
 

Artemis

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Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances 2006, Camino Portuguese 2009
#4
Every post deserves a reply. How can people find answers without asking questions? I can certainly understand being concerned about a place to stay especially if this is your first time doing this and your first night staying some place.
I walked last year from September through October and never arrived early at the albergues and never had a problem finding a place to stay.
I agree that it would be a shame to miss O Cebreiro. The view is beautiful.
 

sillydoll

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2002 CF: 2004 from Paris: 2006 VF: 2007 CF: 2009 Aragones, Ingles, Finisterre: 2011 X 2 on CF: 2013 'Caracoles': 2014 CF and Ingles 'Caracoles":2015 Logrono-Burgos (Hospitalero San Anton): 2016 La Douay to Aosta/San Gimignano to Rome:
#5
O'Cebreiro in September

Hola dear peregrino-Andy,
I do hope that your pot-busted foot has healed!!
Besides the albergue, there are 4 inns in O'Cebreiro as well as camping allowed in the field behind the refuge. If you would like their contact details, please let me know.
I have also used the godaselco.com website to plan my trip and from the sunset times, it will still be light when you arrive in O'Cebreiro.
Pilgrim hugs,
 

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Jupp

New Member
#6
(unlikely to happen in september - just look at the pilgrim stats)

Hi Spursfan,

I am not so sure about that 'unlikely to happen in September'.
The Camino is more crowded than ever and I would like to see the statistics of this year of all the pelgrims, not only those arriving in SDC !
Does anyone know where to find these statistics ?
Jupp
 

AndyF

New Member
#7
thanks everyone for the replies

and even thanks to spursfan for spending time responding to a message that hardly deserved a reply.............

thanks Sillydoll : the busted foot is mending well

looks like Cebreiro will be a strong possibility for my start

Buen camino

Andy
 
#8
I think Spursfan is being a little bit harsh. I worried all the way last year (Oct 2006) about whether I would get into an Albergue; where I would get breakfast; where I would get lunch; should I buy food for along the way; would I get my washing dried in time and would the cash hold out lon enough to get to another hole in the wall. All this worry put a dampner on my pilgrimage. The next time I go, and there definitely will be a next time, I intend throwing caution to the wind and getting the most out of every minute of it. You will always get a place in an albergue or somewhere close by. You will not starve. There is always a bar somewhere reasonably close. No matter what the difficulty, there are plenty of pilgrims to help you. As was said to me many times, "we are all pilgrims together" :D

So spursfan don't be hard. I understand your plight but remember there are worse things in life than having to watch Robbie Keane every week.
 
#9
I met two lads on the way last year who flew into SDC and got a taxi to Cebreiro. Ii don't know how much it cost.. Whatever way you choose to travel, don't miss Cebreiro. It's great.
 
#10
I was being a little provocative but the tone of the other responses reinforced my main theme - yes, it's good to research the equipment you need and sort out the travel arrangements in advance - but once you're on the Camino you can't expect everything to go to plan - so enjoy the uncertainty and go easy on the worrying
 

sillydoll

Veteran Member
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2002 CF: 2004 from Paris: 2006 VF: 2007 CF: 2009 Aragones, Ingles, Finisterre: 2011 X 2 on CF: 2013 'Caracoles': 2014 CF and Ingles 'Caracoles":2015 Logrono-Burgos (Hospitalero San Anton): 2016 La Douay to Aosta/San Gimignano to Rome:
#11
From a Liverpool fan!

Andy, just check where your bus will drop you. Most go as far as Piedrafita which is about 5kms from the village of O'Cebreiro. You could call for a taxi to take you up the hill (Taxis: 982.36.71.65) or start your walk from there.

And, most important for those doing the camino frances from Roncesvalles or St Jean - take your time - you do not have to race and cover the whole camino frances in 3 weeks.

Do not let kindness and truth leave you;
Bind them around your neck,
Write them on the tablet of your heart.

Proverbs 3:3,
 
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