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WOW. I have spent hours and hours trying to make a reservation in Pamplona on Sat, May 20th without success. I used Gronze, the Brierly book, places listed on Jacotrans, and even googled "albergues in Pamplona". I have contacted Places via their websites, by calling and texting using what's app, even trying booking.com. I have 1 more place I'm waiting to hear back from. Hoping to keep cost for 2 of us under $100.
If my last place contacted doesn't have an opening, I hope getting to Jesus y Maria early will allow us to get a bed (there appears to only be 114 beds). Pamplona is a highlight for me so I want to stay in Pamplona. My old bones/arthritis won't tolerate an impromptu night under the stars.
I do realize it is a Friday, and technically those leaving from SJPD on May 15th may be part of the bubble I am hearing about.
Does anyone in the Camino Frances brain trust know of another way to actually locate and reserve a bed on that date ahead of time. Or is there anyone who reserved beds that night that they can't use?
Thanks in advance. Yes, I know the worse case scenario may be to try to sleep outside but does anyone know how the authorities feel about that in Pamplona.

Edit--I found a place though air bnb!! It is in the historic area, private room, shared rest of apartment, with good reviews, for only $50.
I actually would normally reach Pamplona on Sunday. But I am jumping ahead to get there Saturday (my 4th Camino) because on Sunday, many sites are closed, and Sunday nights I have read that not too many tapas bars/restaurants are open.
I would encourage others to use Air Bnb as an additional resource. I noted about 3 other very reasonable listings on n the historic area.
 
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Hi @hikentravel1234, best of luck and Buen Camino.There is a second albergue in Pamplona without booking option: Casa Paderborn (see Gronze.com) but it is fairly small. I would also consider hotels in Zizur Maior (see Gronze.com) and shuttle between there and Pamplona by taxi or bus of necessary. I checked, there are still availabilities.

Fridays and Saturdays are popular nights in Pamplona and it’s not the pilgrims from Roncesvalles alone who need a bed. Thursday 18th of May is Ascension day this year. Not a public holiday in Spain but in other European countries - a long weekend and that encourages people to travel for a break or a longer time off work more than on other dates.
 
Casa Paderborn is a lovely option. No reservation possible, but they don't have many beds and might fill quickly. Booking-dot-com seems to have 3 options available under 100€ just as i write this. Airbnb does seem to have some more options.
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This won’t help you but might help another pilgrim. Pamplona is a “party” city,IMO, on the weekends, as are some other places. When planning this stage, one of my suggestions is to figure out how many days you need to get to Pamplona and do not hit Pamplona on a Friday or Saturday night! Many larger towns/cities will stretch your budget in high season because of demand, especially on the weekends….Logrono, Leon, Ponferrada, Portomarin, Sarria, SdC. So if you can avoid them on the weekends by shortening your walk, or taking arest day somewhere, you might find you will have more availability and cheaper rates.
 
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WOW. I have spent hours and hours trying to make a reservation in Pamplona on Sat, May 20th without success. I used Gronze, the Brierly book, places listed on Jacotrans, and even googled "albergues in Pamplona". I have contacted Places via their websites, by calling and texting using what's app, even trying booking.com. I have 1 more place I'm waiting to hear back from. Hoping to keep cost for 2 of us under $100.
If my last place contacted doesn't have an opening, I hope getting to Jesus y Maria early will allow us to get a bed (there appears to only be 114 beds). Pamplona is a highlight for me so I want to stay in Pamplona. My old bones/arthritis won't tolerate an impromptu night under the stars.
I do realize it is a Friday, and technically those leaving from SJPD on May 15th may be part of the bubble I am hearing about.
Does anyone in the Camino Frances brain trust know of another way to actually locate and reserve a bed on that date ahead of time. Or is there anyone who reserved beds that night that they can't use?
Thanks in advance. Yes, I know the worse case scenario may be to try to sleep outside but does anyone know how the authorities feel about that in Pamplona.
I would suggest an alternative to sleeping outside if you can't reserve is to stop a bit before or a bit after Pamplona. When my son and I were walking during the San Fermines we knew that accommodations in Pamplona would be very difficult to find. So we stopped some 5 km earlier at the alnbergue in Trinidad de Arres where reservations were not needed and beds were available and then walking into (and through) Pamplona the next morning.
 
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WOW. I have spent hours and hours trying to make a reservation in Pamplona on Sat, May 20th without success. I used Gronze, the Brierly book, places listed on Jacotrans, and even googled "albergues in Pamplona". I have contacted Places via their websites, by calling and texting using what's app, even trying booking.com. I have 1 more place I'm waiting to hear back from. Hoping to keep cost for 2 of us under $100.
If my last place contacted doesn't have an opening, I hope getting to Jesus y Maria early will allow us to get a bed (there appears to only be 114 beds). Pamplona is a highlight for me so I want to stay in Pamplona. My old bones/arthritis won't tolerate an impromptu night under the stars.
I do realize it is a Friday, and technically those leaving from SJPD on May 15th may be part of the bubble I am hearing about.
Does anyone in the Camino Frances brain trust know of another way to actually locate and reserve a bed on that date ahead of time. Or is there anyone who reserved beds that night that they can't use?
Thanks in advance. Yes, I know the worse case scenario may be to try to sleep outside but does anyone know how the authorities feel about that in Pamplona.
We have enjoyed several and always spend a couple days when we pass through. Try Hotel Yoldi, or Hotel Arriazu it is our favorite.
 
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I echo two posters who suggest Trinidad de Arre. A quick search brought up Wisepilgrim's reference. I am fairly sure they accept reservations.
all the best. From there, 5km to Pamplona the next day. that could re-arrange your stages slightly for a few days, you can book into Uterga.. over to you.

uterga:https://www.alberguescaminosantiago.com/albergues/albergue-de-peregrinos-camino-del-perdon-uterga/
 
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WOW. I have spent hours and hours trying to make a reservation in Pamplona on Sat, May 20th without success. I used Gronze, the Brierly book, places listed on Jacotrans, and even googled "albergues in Pamplona". I have contacted Places via their websites, by calling and texting using what's app, even trying booking.com. I have 1 more place I'm waiting to hear back from. Hoping to keep cost for 2 of us under $100.
If my last place contacted doesn't have an opening, I hope getting to Jesus y Maria early will allow us to get a bed (there appears to only be 114 beds). Pamplona is a highlight for me so I want to stay in Pamplona. My old bones/arthritis won't tolerate an impromptu night under the stars.
I do realize it is a Friday, and technically those leaving from SJPD on May 15th may be part of the bubble I am hearing about.
Does anyone in the Camino Frances brain trust know of another way to actually locate and reserve a bed on that date ahead of time. Or is there anyone who reserved beds that night that they can't use?
Thanks in advance. Yes, I know the worse case scenario may be to try to sleep outside but does anyone know how the authorities feel about that in Pamplona.
This is my first camino and when I was researching, the members on this forum said weekends can be busy so I booked my room in Pamplona a couple months ago for Saturday May 20. Like you Pamplona is a highlight for me so I hope you find accommodation there. Buen Camino.
 
Have you tried Pensión Escaray, Calle Nueva 24? I stayed there last year. It was inexpensive and comfortable.
 
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Hostal Acella under 100 Euros on Booking.com as I write this.

Advice to bed-seekers: Try not to arrive in the big cities on Friday or Saturday nights. Schedule your arrivals accordingly as much as possible.
Seems to be at least 2 properties at about your price point on booking..com and loads more <$200 ( a Lott more admittedly).
 

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