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COVID Covid-19 restrictions in the albergues

Yaron2311

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2021
Hi,

I'm planning to do the Camino del Norte part from San Sebastian to Santander from 12.09.2021. I would like to know the following details:
1. Do I need to book a place for the albergues along the way in advance or I can just arrive spontaneously?
2. Are there any restrictions within the albergues? For example: restrictions on cooking inside the common area etc.
3. Do you know, in general, if there are private sleeping rooms or dorms?
I'm asking since I haven't been in albergues before and I'm a bit worried because of the covid-19 (although I've already received 3 doses of vaccines against covid-19).
4. In general, What is the level of morbidity now in this area?
I'll appreciate your advise.

thanks,
Yaron
 
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C clearly

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Best wishes on your upcoming Camino!

For most of your questions, the best place to find information is in the Covid and the Camino section of the forum. For morbidity rates, etc., there are many websites (outside the forum) that track these statistics.
 

Yaron2311

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2021
Thanks, I have read some of the threads in the link but still haven't found answers to some of my questions.
Do you know if there is a need to book a place in advance to the albergues? Are there any restrictions within the albergues themselves in regards to covid-19?

thanks,
Yaron
 

JabbaPapa

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Hi,

I'm planning to do the Camino del Norte part from San Sebastian to Santander from 12.09.2021. I would like to know the following details:
1. Do I need to book a place for the albergues along the way in advance or I can just arrive spontaneously?
Yes or no. Up to you, though my understanding this year is that the closer you get to Santiago, the greater competition there is for the beds.
2. Are there any restrictions within the albergues? For example: restrictions on cooking inside the common area etc.
Yes or no. It varies greatly from one place to the next.
3. Do you know, in general, if there are private sleeping rooms or dorms?
Yes, though they are almost always more costly. Though here again, as usual, exceptions abound.
 
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lt56ny

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2021
Yes or no. Up to you, though my understanding this year is that the closer you get to Santiago, the greater competition there is for the beds.

Yes or no. It varies greatly from one place to the next.

Yes, though they are almost always more costly. Though here again, as usual, exceptions abound.
I too have read that it is possibly harder now then I previous years to find a bed the closer you get to Santiago. I waked about 5 weeks after Yarin is starting so I know it is different. But after the split with the Primitivo I doubt if I encountered more than a few pilgrims until Sabrado dos Monxes. Then it was surprising crowded the last two days on the CF. Might be interesting to see what this year brings pilgrims on the Norte
 
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On the Norte right now (just started tho). More perigrinos than I expected (probably saw 30 yesterday). Of course in Irun or San Sebastián I could find private accommodation, but the next few days it’s different. Most of the stuff on booking.com for private accommodation for the next few days has required me to adjust plans because no more rooms available. I know other posters have said just book a couple of days in advance, well… I like knowing I have a safe place to stay and that strategy has proved difficult. I regret not booking further in advance.
 

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