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Laundromats


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falcon269

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Camino(s) past & future
yes
#1
There is a new laundromat in Santiago about 60 meters from Casa Manolo. It has 12, 15, and 19 kg machines. Suitable for bug detox.

Also, a fairly new one in Arzua along albergue row as you enter.

And one in Astorga down the back street near the bed store.

While albergue washers and dryers are good for routine laundry, these new places have industrial machines, and would be useful for large loads and bed bug treatment.

A bad feature of San Martin Pinario is the lack of laundry. That problem is solved!
 

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Shaun-Castaneda-Rio

Shaun@Feebird-Castaneda
Camino(s) past & future
Francais 2014
#2
There is a new laundromat in Santiago about 60 meters from Casa Manolo. It has 12, 15, and 19 kg machines. Suitable for bug detox.

Also, a fairly new one in Arzua along albergue row as you enter.

And one in Astorga down the back street near the bed store.

While albergue washers and dryers are good for routine laundry, these new places have industrial machines, and would be useful for large loads and bed bug treatment.

A bad feature of San Martin Pinario is the lack of laundry. That problem is solved!
In Arzua the owner is really nice, if you come back after the drier has finished she kindly takes out your clothes and folds them :')
 

martyseville

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
a/a
#3
same topic. Different location:

FERROL:
There is a self serve laundry mat not far from Hotel Silva (which is excellent, inexpensive place to stay before doing the Ingles).
Ask at desk. Basically turn left out the Hotel door. Turn left at corner. Go straight down the street. Cross the main blvd. Place is located on your right. Clean.
 

rappahannock_rev

Anglican Catholic Priest
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Camino(s) past & future
Lourdes, Burgos & SdeC 1977; Frances 2012, 2015 & 2017; Finisterre 2017; Aragones 2018 (God willin')
#4
In re SdeC: There's a splendid laundromat on the Rua das Hortas, very close to the Obradoiro and S Martin Pinario. And in Pamplona there's a splendid laundromat right on the Plaza del Castillo.

Moving laterally: I don't stay at albergues but at small two-star hotels. (Sorry, but I'm old enough to have earned my privacy, and am able to pay for it.) Some of these hotels have offered me a laundry service. and several times I've taken advantage of that.

BUT -- if you do likewise, be very careful and check your returned laundry immediately. Twice I've gotten back not my laundry but someone else's, and only discovered the fact too late to remedy it. (Adieu, my expensive REI ex officio men's white trekking briefs! I scarcely knew ye!)
 
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jo webber

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Sept 9th 2017
#5
Laundromats were my one expensive luxury. Or having the laundry done if we were in a private hostel.
 

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SMBHNL

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF: 2016, 2017. CP: April 2018
#6
Nothing like having your laundry done for you at the Parador in Leon. I smelled good for days!
 

DebR

Member
Camino(s) past & future
Starting 15 April 2013 St Jean Pied de Port
#8
SC18 on Rua de San Clemente might be the fanciest laundromat I’ve ever come across... just a stone’s throw from the cathedral, good free wifi, and very peaceful. Good coffee nearby too.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Geneva to Irun then Norte to SDC 2015
#9
On the Norte I arrived at the albergue in Pendueles shortly after noon. Much to early to end the day as I had walked only about 15 kms. That was until a young man appeared and said " My name is Javier and I own this place. I will cook dinner for you tonight, breakfast for you in the morning and after you have showered give me all your clothes and I will wash and dry them for you. There is a very nice beach nearby, I'll tell you how to go there". So I stopped. It was one of the nicest places I stayed and certainly one of the most welcoming hospitaleros I met.
 

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wisepilgrim

Guidebook Author
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Camino(s) past & future
Many
#10
SC18 on Rua de San Clemente might be the fanciest laundromat I’ve ever come across... just a stone’s throw from the cathedral, good free wifi, and very peaceful. Good coffee nearby too.
In fact this one and the one that falcon269 mention are owned by the same person and have the same style. I must have walked by the old fashioned sign a dozen times before it finally dawned on me that it was in fact a laundry. A very nice one.

There are a few more popping up in the old town too, and yesterday I spotted one right before the roundabout entering San Lazaro (Santiago's outer suburb).

It feels like everyone had the same idea at the same time.
 

Ann Watters

New Member
Donating Member
Camino(s) past & future
(2019)
#11
In re SdeC: There's a splendid laundromat on the Rua das Hortas, very close to the Obradoiro and S Martin Pinario. And in Pamplona there's a splendid laundromat right on the Plaza del Castillo.

Moving laterally: I don't stay at albergues but at small two-star hotels. (Sorry, but I'm old enough to have earned my privacy, and am able to pay for it.) Some of these hotels have offered me a laundry service. and several times I've taken advantage of that.

BUT -- if you do likewise, be very careful and check your returned laundry immediately. Twice I've gotten back not my laundry but someone else's, and only discovered the fact too late to remedy it. (Adieu, my expensive REI ex officio men's white trekking briefs! I scarcely knew ye!)
We're probably your vintage and will be staying in small hotels (plan CF in 2019) for same reason. Appreciate any recs from Sarria to Santiago.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Frances
Portuguese
Piamonte
#12
In re SdeC: There's a splendid laundromat on the Rua das Hortas, very close to the Obradoiro and S Martin Pinario. And in Pamplona there's a splendid laundromat right on the Plaza del Castillo.

Moving laterally: I don't stay at albergues but at small two-star hotels. (Sorry, but I'm old enough to have earned my privacy, and am able to pay for it.) Some of these hotels have offered me a laundry service. and several times I've taken advantage of that.

BUT -- if you do likewise, be very careful and check your returned laundry immediately. Twice I've gotten back not my laundry but someone else's, and only discovered the fact too late to remedy it. (Adieu, my expensive REI ex officio men's white trekking briefs! I scarcely knew ye!)
They walked off without you Rev!
 

Kanga

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Camino(s) past & future
Francés x 5, Le Puy x 2, Arles, Tours, Norte, Madrid.
#13
After a few beg-bug attacks I'm getting good at find auto-servicios. Burgos, Ourense, León....
 


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