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Important update about San Sebastian municipal albergue


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Important update:

From this year on, the albergue de peregrinos in San Sebastian opens at the new location, at Avenida Navarra 1, which is right at the entrance of San Sebastian after the steep descent from Monte Ulia, at Mariaren Bihotza Ikastola (there is a big blue sign on the building):

GPS coordinates: 43°19'34"N 1°58'16"W
Google maps link: https://goo.gl/maps/LhPmHJ8EGyy
Google Street View: click here to see

The old location at Calle Escolta Real, 12 is obsolete.
This is the last moment change, so all the printed guides will still list the old address. Do not go there - it is almost 4 km further and it is closed.

The albergue will open tomorrow - on the 1 July 2016 and will stay open until 30th of August. There are 60 places in bunkbeds + 20 matresses. No kitchen or dining room, just a place to sleep and the showers. The albergue is run on the voluntary (donativo) basis by the volunteers from the Guipúzcoa Association of the Friends of the Camino.

It would be nice if the first pilgrims who will stay there leave some opinions below in this thread, because as of now there is no single review available yet. The opinions which you can find online may be misleading, as they most likely refer to the OLD albergue (those written at 2015 and before).

Buen Camino a todos!
And I hope it helps :)
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Since 2006 almost every year, usually walking more than two routes
Hi Arthur. Thank you for this very useful information. My friend and I are planning to spend our first night there on Monday, 18th July. It was a very long way to the "old" albergue so I am happy that we won't have to walk in vain. :)


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Norte (Aug 2016)
I would love an update on how this new albergue is when someone gets the chance to stay here. I am planning on staying here when I start the Camino on August 9th! Is it possible to make a reservation??

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