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Favorite Albergues

Camino(s) past & future
CF 2006,08,09,11,12(2),13(2),14,16(2),18(2) Aragones 11,12,VDLP 11,13,Lourdes 12,Malaga 16,Port 06
I thought it might be nice to list our favorite albergues:

All were nice, but some of my favorites were the following:

Don Alvaro in Sarria: http://www.alberguedonalvaro.com/ingles/home.htm, hot shower

Iglesia Santa Maria in Viana: mats on the floor, donation, family style soup dinner, pilgrim's mass

Las Ruinas de San Anton: donation, family style dinner, beautiful semi-outdoor lodgings in bunkbeds, hot shower
 

sillydoll

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
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:
I think we did the top ten albergues here last year?

Mine were:

Eunate
Granon
Tosantos
Arroyo San Bol
Convento San Anton
Hospital de San Nicolas
Bercianos
Manjarin
Villafranca del Bierzo - Ave Fenix
La Faba – Albergue Vegetariano
 
Camino(s) past & future
CF 2006,08,09,11,12(2),13(2),14,16(2),18(2) Aragones 11,12,VDLP 11,13,Lourdes 12,Malaga 16,Port 06
Oops! I didn't see last year's post!

I forgot to mention, my most favorite of all was in Espinosa del Camino. Here is the hospitalero:



The rooms were lovely and clean and he cooked a mean paella!
 
My favorite so far has been the private albergue in Boadilla del Camino. Almost paradise once you get inside....told to shower, lie down, rest before paying, a swimming pool to dunk my feet in, wonderful food. Ahh, just perfect after a hot, dusty day of walking the Meseta.

Kelly
 

pos

New Member
From my experience of walking part of the Camino in October 2008 from SJPP to Logrono, I would like to nominate the following albergues as my favourites: Trinidad de Arre (Pamplona), Camino del Perdon (Uterga), Bodega del Camino (Lorca), Oasis Trails ( Villamayor de Monjardin) and Casa Mari ( Torres del Rio)

Paul
 

johnBCCanada

Active Member
Hi

I suspect this is very subjective depending on one's expectations and tastes but what else would we expect. I enjoyed many albergues and often for much different reasons.

I really appreciated the Casa Nostra in Catrojeriz as it was on old and interesting building and town and the hospitalero was very helpful to a pilgrim showing up with a sprained ankle.

Also I enjoyed the albergue in Fonfria. It was a tiny village and I didn't expect much but it was very nice and new and the hosts were great and it was fun having dinner with 40 plus peregrinos in a new building built in a regional style.

I only had one bad experience and that was at an albergue I didn't stay at. I was limping with a sprained ankle and was granted permission, after being grilled about how far I had come and why I hadn't gone further, to stay at an albergue when the hospitalero originally thought I should have walked further. I didn't like being grilled and ended up limping on to stay somewhere/anywhere else.

john in BC
 
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Refugio Pequeño Potala in Ruitelan, but not if you insist on hitting the trail before 7 a.m.
 

30daystosantiago

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
2002 solo and 2013 with wife and toddler
Its been a few years since I walked the Camino Frances, but my favorites were:

- Puenta la reina
- Granon
- Olmos de Atapuerca
- Sahagun
- Rabanal

FYI - I have a You Tube photo journal of all the refugios I stayed in on my website home page.
 

Javier Martin

Veteran Member
Many, many favourites:

Camino Frances:
Tosantos, Manjarin, Ave Fenix in Villafranca.

Camino a Fisterra:
Olveiroa, Corcubion, Fisterra

Camino del Norte:
San Sebastian, Zenarruza.

Camino de Madrid:
PuenteDuero.

Camino Portugués:
Redondela.

Camino Primitivo:
Lugo

Camino Sanabres:
Ourense, Cea

Why? Because ... sometimes the hospitaleros, sometimes the environment, or ... well everything at the same time.

Buen Camino,

Javier Martin
Madrid, Spain
 

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