A donation to the forum removes ads for you, and supports Ivar in his work running it

Advertisement

Luggage Transfer Correos

Looking for room recommendations - Camino Frances

2020 Camino Guides

scn

New Member
We're heading back to the Camino Frances this spring (2016) and planning on spending some nights in private rooms at hostels, casa rurals, pensions and hotels. If you have any positive recommendations for private rooms, please let me known, along with your comments. We are especially interested in private rooms in alberques.

Also, below is a link to the spreadsheet I started of recommended lodging with private rooms, based on our previous experiences and recommendations of other pilgrims. It has over 100 places, so I thought I would share it for anyone who is interested.

Thank you!

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1PhvLXpG1Lec7iBXBES1vUBbZRzX77JIaVRNjFRbf3Uo/pubhtml
 

mspath

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances, autumn/winter; 2004, 2005-2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
Like clearskies I, too, choose pilgrim albergues. The handy www.Gronze.com list in Spanish offers both. Cited east to west by location the albergues are printed in brown ink and the regular tourist accommodation in black. Booking.com links are also provided. Tap each citation for further info.

Happy research and Buen camino!
 

movinmaggie

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2015) Scotland GGW (2017) Primitivo
I know many prefer private accommodations, but I found the Albergues to be be the nectar of the Camino experiece. Some will laugh at this, based on just what that experience was ;). I was ill on much of my walk, so did stay at pensions a couple of times...found it a tad lonely. The communal meals were my favourite times at the Albergues.
 
M

Mark Lee

Guest
Don't blame y'all. Albergues are cool to stay in, but it's nice to take a break from communal living while walking the Camino. On all three CF's I think I used private accommodations about 20% of the time.
My favorite pensiones was the one in Sarria at the top of those steps. Pension Escalinata. Rooms were basic and clean with shared bathroom and you could go downstairs and get a cold beer and meal at the bar. The bar got packed that night. Happening place.
 

Anamya

Keeping it simple
Camino(s) past & future
Frances (2015)
Portugues (2017)
Lebaniego (2019)
My favorite pensiones was the one in Sarria at the top of those steps. Pension Escalinata. Rooms were basic and clean with shared bathroom and you could go downstairs and get a cold beer and meal at the bar.
I stayed there during my Camino last year, and they were life saving angels for me. My husband had a heat stroke on that day, so I ran to a hotel in Sarria (which was fully booked) and they helped me call all places in Sarria to find a private room so he could rest and have lots of water. The owner of Escalinata not only allowed us to check in immediately but also gave us heaps of cold mineral water and sandwiches so he could recover. And breakfast next day was included in the room fee!

Lovely people, simple and clean place. Would certainly reccommend.
 
M

Mark Lee

Guest
I stayed there during my Camino last year, and they were life saving angels for me. My husband had a heat stroke on that day, so I ran to a hotel in Sarria (which was fully booked) and they helped me call all places in Sarria to find a private room so he could rest and have lots of water. The owner of Escalinata not only allowed us to check in immediately but also gave us heaps of cold mineral water and sandwiches so he could recover. And breakfast next day was included in the room fee!

Lovely people, simple and clean place. Would certainly reccommend.
Nice Camino story. Yes, the owner seemed like a really cool guy. He was also tending the bar and working the grill.
 

scn

New Member
Don't blame y'all. Albergues are cool to stay in, but it's nice to take a break from communal living while walking the Camino. On all three CF's I think I used private accommodations about 20% of the time.
My favorite pensiones was the one in Sarria at the top of those steps. Pension Escalinata. Rooms were basic and clean with shared bathroom and you could go downstairs and get a cold beer and meal at the bar. The bar got packed that night. Happening place.
Thanks for your recommendation Mark - well put...albergues are cool, but its nice to take a break...
 

mdelag

Member
Camino(s) past & future
**CAMINO FRANCES: LEON-SANTIAGO sept. (2015)
**CAMINO FRANCES SJPP-SANTIAGO 2017
Hi SCN !!!! last September we walked Leon-Santiago, slept in albergues in private and communal rooms. There is a EDITORIAL BUEN CAMINO GUIDE, that has the albergues rated and tells you if they have private accommodations. It worked great for us, hope it helps you !!!! :) Buen Camino
 

scn

New Member
Hi SCN !!!! last September we walked Leon-Santiago, slept in albergues in private and communal rooms. There is a EDITORIAL BUEN CAMINO GUIDE, that has the albergues rated and tells you if they have private accommodations. It worked great for us, hope it helps you !!!! :) Buen Camino
Thanks for the resource!
 

Sandyojo

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
(2017)
We're heading back to the Camino Frances this spring (2016) and planning on spending some nights in private rooms at hostels, casa rurals, pensions and hotels. If you have any positive recommendations for private rooms, please let me known, along with your comments. We are especially interested in private rooms in alberques.

Also, below is a link to the spreadsheet I started of recommended lodging with private rooms, based on our previous experiences and recommendations of other pilgrims. It has over 100 places, so I thought I would share it for anyone who is interested.

Thank you!

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1PhvLXpG1Lec7iBXBES1vUBbZRzX77JIaVRNjFRbf3Uo/pubhtml
Thanks for this fabulous list!!! How does one secure reservations with some of your places? Walking in June. Will share what we learn too. sandyojo
 

scruffy1

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Holy Year from Pamplona 2010, SJPP 2011, Lisbon 2012, Le Puy 2013, Vezelay (partial watch this space!) 2014; 2015 Toulouse-Puenta la Reina (Arles)
Albergues are an important often enjoyable part of any Camino experience. Once in a while, just ever so often, even a die hard pilgrim might wish to pass a quiet evening, might wish to be in bed after 2200, may enjoy not being awakened by someone(s) stumble-thumping between the beds towards the toilets at 0300, may think that another 0500 wakeup call of rustling plastic bags and flashing headlamps is the proverbial straw. A simple solution to stay in the albergues is to ask if they have a private room. Most problems quickly resolved. Burgos and Leon are both cities which deserve much more that a perfunctory walkabout before trotting on down the Camino - a day or two sightseeing might even be enjoyable. Occasionally, even a diehard pilgrim might enjoy a bath, to wake up at - gasp(!) - 0830, or to enjoy a meal that doesn't start with the words "Pilgrims Menu". Keep all options always open and the world will not stop turning. In Burgos, the hotel Norte y Londres is a lovely option; in Leon Hostal Boccolino opposite San Isodoro is lovely and Guzman el Bueno will work. Stayed wih my non-pilgriming sister at the Guadi in Astorga and was not impressed, good enough but lacking somehow. Gaudi once offered an inexpensive dinner in their marvelous dining room with a voucher from the San Javier albergue, they may still do. Again the room was magnificant - the food, less so. Be ready for anything and anything mmight happen!
 

mspath

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances, autumn/winter; 2004, 2005-2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
If in Villafranca del Bierzo you wish a bit of private comfort and/or a very good reasonably priced meal with delicious local Bierzo wine do stop at the Hostal de la Puerta del Perdon. Located on the CF opposite the castle it is a VERY comfortable stop especially on a cold early winter night.
 

movinmaggie

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2015) Scotland GGW (2017) Primitivo
Don't blame y'all. Albergues are cool to stay in, but it's nice to take a break from communal living while walking the Camino. On all three CF's I think I used private accommodations about 20% of the time.
My favorite pensiones was the one in Sarria at the top of those steps. Pension Escalinata. Rooms were basic and clean with shared bathroom and you could go downstairs and get a cold beer and meal at the bar. The bar got packed that night. Happening place.
Oh do I remember those steps:rolleyes:
 
M

Mark Lee

Guest
Oh do I remember those steps:rolleyes:
You can actually go around them, to the right, but it's a longer way. Just like in Portomarin, the nicest thing about those steps is that if you are staying there for the night, you're basically finished walking for the day when you reach the steps.
 

Book your lodging here

Get e-mail updates from Casa Ivar (Forum + Forum Store content)


Advertisement

Booking.com

Most downloaded Resources

Forum Rules

Forum Rules

Camino Forum Store

Camino Forum Store

Casa Ivar Newsletter

Forum Donation

Forum Donation
For those with no forum account, it is possible to donate here as well. Thank you for your support! Ivar

Follow Casa Ivar on Instagram

When is the best time to walk?

  • January

    Votes: 15 1.3%
  • February

    Votes: 8 0.7%
  • March

    Votes: 46 4.0%
  • April

    Votes: 173 15.1%
  • May

    Votes: 278 24.3%
  • June

    Votes: 85 7.4%
  • July

    Votes: 23 2.0%
  • August

    Votes: 25 2.2%
  • September

    Votes: 327 28.6%
  • October

    Votes: 142 12.4%
  • November

    Votes: 16 1.4%
  • December

    Votes: 6 0.5%
Top