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Grandas de Salime albergue in late October (or another place to stay)

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As I am planning out the camino, I run into a snag. There are no “in case of the emergency” hotels in the area and I can’t get a response from local albergues - emailed 3 and none responded. Does anyone know which albergues are open in late October until November? And what is theirs contact info for someone who doesn’t speak Spanish? Please help.

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If you haven't already, make sure to take a look at Dave's spreadsheet, which he updated at the beginning of summer. Lots of great lodging info with contact emails, though I would double check even if they are listed as open (because Oct/Nov is getting late in the season and some will be closed)

 

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Hotel Las Grandas, just up from the dam has availability in October.
This was one of my absolute favorite places to stay on the Primitivo. The views from their patio were outstanding and the food and our room were both excellent!
 
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All good suggestions above. We stayed in Hotel La Barra in Grandas.


Regarding your lack of Spanish (me too) I can send you privately my one pager which I carry with me which has all the words and phrases I need for greetings, accommodation, food etc. I find it easier / quicker to use than trying to translate with phone etc.
 
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Hi Katherine
It is exactly 10 years since I walked this path, so any info I give is worth double checking, but an idea nonetheless...
The albergue at Castro, 5km up the road from Grandas was one of the nicest places I've ever stayed at.
https://www.gronze.com/asturias/castro-grandas-salime/albergue-juvenil-castro
Sadly the big gentle dog that slept on the front step (and whom you had to take a big stride to step over) has surely passed on by now.
And whether the locals still enjoy playing cards in the front/dining room I don't know. But we found it to be a serene place with the warmest kindest hospitality. Somewhere to look out on the mountains and reflect.
The settlement is also famous for the archeological digs there https://www.turismoasturias.es/en/d...ones-museograficas/museo-del-chao-de-samartin
Cheers, tom
 

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A great rest stop for lunch if you’re walking on.
Yes, we started out with an afternoon rest; a coffee for me and a beer for my son, but then I didn't want to leave and was glad we stayed the night!
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Hi Katherine
It is exactly 10 years since I walked this path, so any info I give is worth double checking, but an idea nonetheless...
The albergue at Castro, 5km up the road from Grandas was one of the nicest places I've ever stayed at.
https://www.gronze.com/asturias/castro-grandas-salime/albergue-juvenil-castro
Sadly the big gentle dog that slept on the front step (and whom you had to take a big stride to step over) has surely passed on by now.
And whether the locals still enjoy playing cards in the front/dining room I don't know. But we found it to be a serene place with the warmest kindest hospitality. Somewhere to look out on the mountains and reflect.
The settlement is also famous for the archeological digs there https://www.turismoasturias.es/en/d...ones-museograficas/museo-del-chao-de-samartin
Cheers, tom
Ah, I remember him. I was sat with a beer watching the world go by when he decided to sit on my foot. Thankfully the Hospi/bartender noticed my predicament and brought me another beer….
 

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Hi Katherine
It is exactly 10 years since I walked this path, so any info I give is worth double checking, but an idea nonetheless...
The albergue at Castro, 5km up the road from Grandas was one of the nicest places I've ever stayed at.
https://www.gronze.com/asturias/castro-grandas-salime/albergue-juvenil-castro
Sadly the big gentle dog that slept on the front step (and whom you had to take a big stride to step over) has surely passed on by now.
And whether the locals still enjoy playing cards in the front/dining room I don't know. But we found it to be a serene place with the warmest kindest hospitality. Somewhere to look out on the mountains and reflect.
The settlement is also famous for the archeological digs there https://www.turismoasturias.es/en/d...ones-museograficas/museo-del-chao-de-samartin
Cheers, tom
I stayed here as well in 2016; it was the following day. A very lovely experience as well.
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I stayed here as well in 2016; it was the following day. A very lovely experience as well.
Chrissy, thank you for the lovely pics - really brought back fond memories of that front/dining room.
In return I attach a picture that I saw posted on the noticeboard there.
Katherine, apologies for slightly hijacking your thread, but this gives a little flavour of why we love the camino. Also here you have a useful elevation map between Tineo and Castro - tells you pretty much all you need to know (the steepness down from the wind turbine is slightly exaggerated..).
The note at the end translates roughly as 'If you meet three old Dutchmen, do not (like gremlins) feed them alcohol after midnight'
 

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Chrissy, thank you for the lovely pics - really brought back fond memories of that front/dining room.
In return I attach a picture that I saw posted on the noticeboard there.
Katherine, apologies for slightly hijacking your thread, but this gives a little flavour of why we love the camino. Also here you have a useful elevation map between Tineo and Castro - tells you pretty much all you need to know (the steepness down from the wind turbine is slightly exaggerated..).
The note at the end translates roughly as 'If you meet three old Dutchmen, do not (like gremlins) feed them alcohol after midnight'
Enjoyed reading these memories a lot! And what a lovely drawing! It reminded me that this is probably the hardest part of the journey in regards to the climb - how did it feel? Maybe it looks scarier than it is. At this point my own shadow intimidates me ahead of the journey. Feel free to add more to this conversation or provide any tips or reassurances :)
 
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Chrissy, thank you for the lovely pics - really brought back fond memories of that front/dining room.
In return I attach a picture that I saw posted on the noticeboard there.
Katherine, apologies for slightly hijacking your thread, but this gives a little flavour of why we love the camino. Also here you have a useful elevation map between Tineo and Castro - tells you pretty much all you need to know (the steepness down from the wind turbine is slightly exaggerated..).
The note at the end translates roughly as 'If you meet three old Dutchmen, do not (like gremlins) feed them alcohol after midnight'
We’re you one of the three? Or just keeping an eye on the gremlins? 🧐
 
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All good suggestions above. We stayed in Hotel La Barra in Grandas.


Regarding your lack of Spanish (me too) I can send you privately my one pager which I carry with me which has all the words and phrases I need for greetings, accommodation, food etc. I find it easier / quicker to use than trying to translate with phone etc.
I’d love that! Is there private messaging? I’m new to this site and not sure how to navigate it
 
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As I am planning out the camino, I run into a snag. There are no “in case of the emergency” hotels in the area and I can’t get a response from local albergues - emailed 3 and none responded. Does anyone know which albergues are open in late October until November? And what is theirs contact info for someone who doesn’t speak Spanish? Please help.

Kind regards…
I have sent WhatsApp messages to both the Municipal Albergue El Salvador and the Hotel La Barra. Both responded immediately, and both will be open.
 
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If you haven't already, make sure to take a look at Dave's spreadsheet, which he updated at the beginning of summer. Lots of great lodging info with contact emails, though I would double check even if they are listed as open (because Oct/Nov is getting late in the season and some will be closed)

Thank you
 

peregrina2000

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Does anyone know which albergues are open in late October until November?
I just got a third WhatsApp response. The albergue Porta de Grandas will close at the end of October. So that leaves you with the other two I suggested in my earlier post — the municipal albergue and the Hotel La Barra, both open.

I know that some forum members have strong feelings about not using WhatsApp (owned by Facebook, I believe), but it is a pretty awesome way to be in contact with accommodations along the Camino.

The three I texted in Grandas all responded quickly — two almost instantaneously, and the private albergue within about 8 minutes.
 
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I just got a third WhatsApp response. The albergue Porta de Grandas will close at the end of October. So that leaves you with the other two I suggested in my earlier post — the municipal albergue and the Hotel La Barra, both open.

I know that some forum members have strong feelings about not using WhatsApp (owned by Facebook, I believe), but it is a pretty awesome way to be in contact with accommodations along the Camino.

The three I texted in Grandas all responded quickly — two almost instantaneously, and the private albergue within about 8 minutes.
Thank you for doing this for me. Having this said, if I arrive prior to the end of October, it could be an option yes? It depends on my walking pace and stages, but I may make it here still before the month ends… is this where you stayed?
 
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I just got a third WhatsApp response. The albergue Porta de Grandas will close at the end of October. So that leaves you with the other two I suggested in my earlier post — the municipal albergue and the Hotel La Barra, both open.

I know that some forum members have strong feelings about not using WhatsApp (owned by Facebook, I believe), but it is a pretty awesome way to be in contact with accommodations along the Camino.

The three I texted in Grandas all responded quickly — two almost instantaneously, and the private albergue within about 8 minutes.
I didn’t try the WhatsApp - I’ll download the app, now. It may come helpful. Thank you
 

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How interesting- thank you. Taking a note of that.
The archaeological digs (a hill fort/castro from the Bronze Age) is currently undergoing renovation and is closed. The museum is open. Info here: http://castrochaosamartin.esy.es/?lang=en

Thank you for doing this for me. Having this said, if I arrive prior to the end of October, it could be an option yes? It depends on my walking pace and stages, but I may make it here still before the month ends… is this where you stayed?

Yes Porta de Grandas said its last day is October 31. I have not stayed there. It is at the entrance to the town, a little out of the center, but Grandas is a very small place.

I have stayed in Hotel La Barra (fine), municipal albergue (fine), and also out in Castro, 6 km further on from Grandas in the Hotel Castro San Martin. This last place is not really a hotel, it’s several rooms in Begoña’s house. It’s fine but nothing special. If you are going to walk to Castro and are ok with staying in albergues, the albergue there is very nice. I haven’t slept in it but I have spent several hours in their outdoor ”café” and the food looked good.
 

peregrino_tom

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Enjoyed reading these memories a lot! And what a lovely drawing! It reminded me that this is probably the hardest part of the journey in regards to the climb - how did it feel? Maybe it looks scarier than it is. At this point my own shadow intimidates me ahead of the journey. Feel free to add more to this conversation or provide any tips or reassurances :)
The Primitivo is up and down, but as long as you are in reasonable condition and don't attempt taking half of your home life with you in a hefty pack, then it should be fine. People here on the forum often point out that it's the steep downhill that is more problematic and takes a bit more care. That downhill path on the way down to the reservoir at Grandas is a good example.
We’re you one of the three? Or just keeping an eye on the gremlins? 🧐
Me? always blissfully asleep by the time the gremlins awake 🤫
 

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I loved this hotel. Such a great beautiful place and I was taken good care of. Walked the uphill 5 km into Grandas proper the next morning when it was cooler and I was rested.
I agree! Yes, after the walk up to Grandas the next morning, I was doubly glad I'd enjoyed my lovely stay at the hotel...no regrets!
 
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I’d love that! Is there private messaging? I’m new to this site and not sure how to navigate it
Hi Katherine, I've started a 'conversation' with you and sent you the Spanish words and phrases 'one pager'. Depending on your settings, you may receive an email to tell you I've started the conversation. If not, when you log in to the forum, the small envelope symbol at the top right of the menu bar (next to the bell) will show you have a conversation post. Best wishes
 

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