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New Albergue in Mieres

peregrina2000

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I just heard from a friend in Oviedo that a university dorm in Mieres is opening up rooms to pilgrims on the Salvador.

The local press reports that this is a temporary solution while the city gets busy on their own pilgrim albergue in the center of town.

This is very good news, because the reports on the existing albergue, which is out of town a bit, have been variable.

reservations required.

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trecile

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I just heard from a friend in Oviedo that a university dorm in Mieres is opening up rooms to pilgrims on the Salvador.

The local press reports that this is a temporary solution while the city gets busy on their own pilgrim albergue in the center of town.

This is very good news, because the reports on the existing albergue, which is out of town a bit, have been variable.

reservations required.

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I opted to stay in a Hostal in Mieres because the albergue was on the edge of town leaving Mieres, and according to Gronze or whatever source I was using it didn't open until 3 pm or so, or I'd have to chase down the key somehow. Plus I really liked Mieres, and wanted to stay in the center.
 

peregrina2000

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Plus I really liked Mieres, and wanted to stay in the center.
I’ve walked the Salvador several times now and only once stayed in Mieres, and I agree with you. On my earlier walks, I just crossed the bridge and went straight through town with only a short stop for a coffee, maybe a stamp, etc. My impression was that it was a pretty unappealing place. But a few years ago, I decided to mix up my stages a bit. Like you I got a hostal in town and I found it was really a lively friendly place with a lot of good food options.
 

Elle Bieling

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Here is a link to an article about the temporary albergue that I was able to find. I couldn't find an address number to locate the "Residencia Universitaria" on the map, but the article shows you a photo of the place, so you know what to look for. It is at the intersection of the Calle Vega de Arriba and the Calle Gonzalo Gutiérrez Quirós, at the traffic circle. You can see it clearly on the street view on Google maps. Plus, the article says you MUST call and make a reservation if you desire to stay there.

Unfortunately, this isn't in the center of town either, but on the south end. Fortunately it is only steps from the Camino, across the river.

When I stayed in Mieres, I was surprised to find the municipal albergue not in Mieres at all, but in Rozadas de la Peña, quite an additional way north of town. And I found the albergue to be simple and clean, not unpleasant at all. I guess I was lucky.
 

peregrina2000

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I was surprised to find the municipal albergue not in Mieres at all, but in Rozadas de la Peña, quite an additional way north of town. And I found the albergue to be simple and clean, not unpleasant at all. I guess I was lucky.
Hi, @Elle Bieling,

I think that the state of the albergue varied a lot with the hospitaleros over the years. At one point it was vandalized — here is @jpflavin’s response to a question I asked in 2016.

The Albergue in Mieres is on the Oviedo side of town. It is pretty dreary and I would not be comfortable with my wife staying there alone. The place had broken windows and was pretty much in disrepair. That said, it did have hot showers. I was lucky to catch the guy who has the key when I stopped. The center of town is another km or 2 back.



I wonder if they will close this albergue once the in-town albergue is up and running.
 
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trecile

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I wonder if they will close this albergue once the in-town albergue is up and running
According to Gronze the old albergue is closed for good.

Desde el 15 de julio de 2021 —y hasta que se habilite un nuevo albergue— los peregrinos puede hospedarse en la Residencia de Estudiantes de Barredo. El albergue de peregrinos del barrio de La Peña ha cerrado definitivamente.
 

Elle Bieling

Elle Bieling, PilgrimageTraveler
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2014
According to Gronze the old albergue is closed for good.

Desde el 15 de julio de 2021 —y hasta que se habilite un nuevo albergue— los peregrinos puede hospedarse en la Residencia de Estudiantes de Barredo. El albergue de peregrinos del barrio de La Peña ha cerrado definitivamente.
If you do a google search on Albergue de Peregrinos de Mieres, google also states the albergue is permanently closed. The Residencia Universitaria costs 16 euros/per person, so if you are a couple, you might as well stay in the center of town. The rooms are all single rooms with its own bathroom, so not exactly an albergue.
 

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