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Current Albergue prices September 2022

Pintxos_of_Guinness

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Hi

Has anybody started the camino in the last week or so?

What is the current situation with private/municipal albergues?

Is it it easy to find a bed for a reasonable price (less than €15) ?

Many thanks
 
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Hi

Has anybody started the camino in the last week or so?

What is the current situation with private/municipal albergues?

Is it it easy to find a bed for a reasonable price (less than €15) ?

Many thanks
When are you heading out?
Holiday season is coming to an end and lower prices will prevail in hotels and hostals. The Albergue situation won’t change much. The issue, that I have observed, not experienced, is that many of the association / parochial Albergues have not opened this year. Gronze and the threads suggested by @C clearly are your best resources
 

Pintxos_of_Guinness

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On the Norte right now and it's a challenge in the early stages. Many stories of groups of people pilgrim's going in together for an air BNB apartment or finding someone to share a hotel room.
Ok, hopefully things will improve. Thank you
 

Pintxos_of_Guinness

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When are you heading out?
Holiday season is coming to an end and lower prices will prevail in hotels and hostals. The Albergue situation won’t change much. The issue, that I have observed, not experienced, is that many of the association / parochial Albergues have not opened this year. Gronze and the threads suggested by @C clearly are your best resources
I will be starting next week.

Do you think it will possible to stick to a maximum budget of €50 per day over the course of the camino?

I would hope to average 30-40 euro per day, €50 per day average would be my maximum budget
 
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I will be starting next week.

Do you think it will possible to stick to a maximum budget of €50 per day over the course of the camino?

I would hope to average 30-40 euro per day, €50 per day average would be my maximum budget
That is entirely achievable. You’ll need to rely on the information available from the resources already offered at least until you are on the ground and have a feel for the actuality. Reasonably priced accommodation and food will be there. You may just need to accommodate the route rather than hope it will accommodate you.
How is your Spanish? The more you can articulate your needs the easier life will be. That said, a smile and a little effort will get you by. Buen Camino
 
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On the Norte right now and it's a challenge in the early stages. Many stories of groups of people pilgrim's going in together for an air BNB apartment or finding someone to share a hotel room.
Yes I'm in Orio right now and it's stressful finding albergues right now. Are the later stages better? I think it's good to have a budget but I've had to spend much more at times and even hotels have been booked and ended up in a campground lying openly on the ground last night since all 4 albergues listed for Igueldo were closed or pre-booked. I had hoped there would be less tourists in September but so far that is not my experience.
 

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I'm as far as Llanes just now and it's stuffed with visitors and it's still tight for accommodation, especially the main beach towns where the Spanish are still coming to spend the weekend.

There are also many, many popular surfing towns along this coast too.

You might need to book ahead further than you think, but that's a personal choice depending on how you want to do your Camino.

Watch out for busy weekends........
 

Lina K.

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Yes I'm in Orio right now and it's stressful finding albergues right now. Are the later stages better? I think it's good to have a budget but I've had to spend much more at times and even hotels have been booked and ended up in a campground lying openly on the ground last night since all 4 albergues listed for Igueldo were closed or pre-booked. I had hoped there would be less tourists in September but so far that is not my experience.
Hi, I will be walking my first Camino del Norte next week. How do you pre-book albergues? Do you just phone or email? How to know which ones will be open and which ones are closed? I have nothing pre-booked and feeling a little uneasy reading all the comments.. (from previous year’s stories about albergues I’ve learned that it used to be ‘first came-first served’.. but I gather that it is not like that anymore., )
I read that some Piligrims even leave the way, because prices so high etc.. not so encouraging.. 😔
 
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Hi, I will be walking my first Camino del Norte next week. How do you pre-book albergues? Do you just phone or email? How to know which ones will be open and which ones are closed? I have nothing pre-booked and feeling a little uneasy reading all the comments.. (from previous year’s stories about albergues I’ve learned that it used to be ‘first came-first served’.. but I gather that it is not like that anymore., )
I read that some Piligrims even leave the way, because prices so high etc.. not so encouraging.. 😔
Use Gronze to see what's open and if they accept reservations. They also list email addresses and phone numbers, and a link to booking.com for those that use it.

Gronze is only in Spanish, but if you use the Chrome browser it will automatically translate to English or the language of your choice.

 

Lina K.

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Use Gronze to see what's open and if they accept reservations. They also list email addresses and phone numbers, and a link to booking.com for those that use it.

Gronze is only in Spanish, but if you use the Chrome browser it will automatically translate to English or the language of your choice.

Thank you for your reply.
 

Lina K.

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Use Gronze to see what's open and if they accept reservations. They also list email addresses and phone numbers, and a link to booking.com for those that use it.

Gronze is only in Spanish, but if you use the Chrome browser it will automatically translate to English or the language of your choice.

I see, it does inform that some are closed! Thanks so much… But should I phone or email municipal albergues like Jakobi Piligrim Hostel in Irun? I don’t think people did that previous years.. But now should we phone/email ahead even municipal albergues?
 

trecile

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I see, it does inform that some are closed! Thanks so much… But should I phone or email municipal albergues like Jakobi Piligrim Hostel in Irun? I don’t think people did that previous years.. But now should we phone/email ahead even municipal albergues?
Gronze shows which ones accept reservations, so you can call or email them. The others you can call to verify that they are open.
 
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DitaK

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I see, it does inform that some are closed! Thanks so much… But should I phone or email municipal albergues like Jakobi Piligrim Hostel in Irun? I don’t think people did that previous years.. But now should we phone/email ahead even municipal albergues?
I’m currently looking for accommodations for my October del Norte and I would suggest to contact each albergue you want to stay in. If you do so, they clarify how long they are really open and if you need a reservation. As I see, donativos usually do not accept reservations (who comes first gets the bed) but municial do them. But it can differ. I’m not the most experienced one here, but I already see that it is worrh to get in touch with albergue directly via Whatsapp or e-mail, so you know the situation for sure! It can be different than what Gronze shows. Use Google translate and you will understand everything easily!
Buen camino!
 

Lina K.

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I’m currently looking for accommodations for my October del Norte and I would suggest to contact each albergue you want to stay in. If you do so, they clarify how long they are really open and if you need a reservation. As I see, donativos usually do not accept reservations (who comes first gets the bed) but municial do them. But it can differ. I’m not the most experienced one here, but I already see that it is worrh to get in touch with albergue directly via Whatsapp or e-mail, so you know the situation for sure! It can be different than what Gronze shows. Use Google translate and you will understand everything easily!
Buen camino!
Thanks so much, I’ll try to contact albergues individually then.. Hopefully it’ll all goes smoothly.. ☺️
Good luck to you too with your preparation and your Way! Buen Camino!
 

Gorgen

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French route (2018)
Hi

Has anybody started the camino in the last week or so?

What is the current situation with private/municipal albergues?

Is it it easy to find a bed for a reasonable price (less than €15) ?

Many thanks
Me and my wife started in Irun 22/8 . The first dags except from Markina we booked in advance . We stayed at an albergue in San Sebastian , and it was fullt booked . We are now around 250 km from Santiago , and we noticed that after Santander the amount of pilgrims dropped. Many spanish hikers stopped there. In Markina, in the albergue there where 52 beds , full after 30 min . In Lezama 18 beds full at opening and in Pobena 40 beds full around 18:00 . Much easier now to find beds . Cheapest , Deva €9 , small dorm, otherwise its around €15 . Hostels from around €45 and more.
 
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I am now using the Norte App and it seems to be updated with accomoda. Most albergues still are filling up though and I have had to stay in some private hostels and hotels and pensions. I'm currently in Llanes. Buen Camino!
 
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