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puttster

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Pamplona, Jun 2022
Starting my journey in Pamplona in a few days. My plan for my first day's walk was 10 km to Zariquiegui but the albergue there is closed.
You folks on the Frances, where are you sleeping, first night out of Pamplona?
 
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geraldkelly

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In Cizur Menor Albergue Sanjuanista has been open since 9 May (at least that's what they told me!)

Otherwise there's Uterga which has two nice private albergues, both open http://caminoguide.net/guide/uterga

Buen Camino!
 

motero99

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Camino Frances 2019
Camino Portugues (2022)
If they are open in Uterga, about midway through the town are two allergies across the street from each other. I thought the one on the left side of the street was nicer and friendlier than the one on the right side. It had a nice patio in front where a number of pilgrims gathered for a drink in the afternoon.
 

katie@camino

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CF, SJPDP-Finisterre 2016;CP (Central) Porto-SdC 2017;CP (Coastal) Porto-SdC 2018;CF Leon-SdC 2019
In Cizur Menor Albergue Sanjuanista has been open since 9 May (at least that's what they told me!)

Otherwise there's Uterga which has two nice private albergues, both open http://caminoguide.net/guide/uterga

Buen Camino!
Hi Gerald, I'm trying to make some reservations now for the first week of my camino in July. Do you have contact details for this albergue? I would be so grateful if you could please share them 😄
 

geraldkelly

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Hi Gerald, I'm trying to make some reservations now for the first week of my camino in July. Do you have contact details for this albergue? I would be so grateful if you could please share them 😄
There are contact details in the link but the one in Cizur Menor is a religious albergue, I doubt they take reservations.

 

katie@camino

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There are contact details in the link but the one in Cizur Menor is a religious albergue, I doubt they take reservations.

Thankyou Gerald 😁 Buen Camino!
 
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puttster

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If they are open in Uterga, about midway through the town are two allergies across the street from each other. I thought the one on the left side of the street was nicer and friendlier than the one on the right side. It had a nice patio in front where a number of pilgrims gathered for a drink in the afternoon.
Do you remember the name, was it the Camino del Perdon, on the left?
And as rule is it ok to pay and sleep at one place but eat and drink and hang out at the albergue across the street?
 

motero99

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I do not remember the name. I believe there was only one place in Uterga where there were two albergues across from each other. There was a courtyard or patio in front with some tables. You enter into a bar. The other place was dark when you enter and the entrance was right on the street.
 

RJM

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geraldkelly

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Do you remember the name, was it the Camino del Perdon, on the left?
And as rule is it ok to pay and sleep at one place but eat and drink and hang out at the albergue across the street?
Camino del Perdon has a public bar and restaurant downstairs with an outside seating area.

If albergues have a bar then it's open to everyone. If they don't then unless you're staying there you should really be there, but it depends on the individual establishment and the circumstances.
 

DoughnutANZ

I would rather be fishing
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2023
During the lockdowns Camino Del Perdón converted into a Casa Rural and only hired out the whole place to groups.

I am pleased if they are now back in business as an albergue. I stayed there in 2019 after a very late start from Pamplona as I needed to transact some business before I left. It was a great place to stay and they did a sit down dinner for all pilgrims staying there which was a nice opportunity to meet other pilgrims.
 

geraldkelly

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During the lockdowns Camino Del Perdón converted into a Casa Rural and only hired out the whole place to groups.

I am pleased if they are now back in business as an albergue. I stayed there in 2019 after a very late start from Pamplona as I needed to transact some business before I left. It was a great place to stay and they did a sit down dinner for all pilgrims staying there which was a nice opportunity to meet other pilgrims.
They're operating as an albergue again. I stayed there last summer.
 

Scarlet Fez

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Talking of accommodation that is open, Im hoping to rejoin the CF at Burgos on Saturday the 11th. Is there a relatively updated list of albergues/hostels etc I can download. Ive seen one somewhere but it looked like it was created in 2017?
 
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Scarlet Fez

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Your best source is one of the popular apps, or Gronze.com.
Thanks, im still hoping by travelling alone and happy to go with the flow that the Camino will provide as prebooking takes the edge of the experience. But always good to know what is actually open.
 

geraldkelly

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Your best source is one of the popular apps, or Gronze.com.
I'm keeping this up-to-date as I receive information: http://caminoguide.net/pages/updates~IVAR

I contacted the albergues I wasn't sure about about a month ago, so it should be fairly accurate. Basically, the situation on the Camino Francés is more or less normal at this stage with some closures persisting such as Cizur Menor and Zariquiegui.
 

Pilgrino21

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Frances
Our albergue in Uterga, Casa Baztán, was basic but good. It’s after the climb and descent, but not far after that.
I can vouch for this albergue. I was hurting after a long day last November. I stopped at the shrine at the entrance of the town to give me strength to go on but if somehow one was open here I would not continue on. I happen to stop just at the door but appeared closed. Just then a mom and her kids pulled up. My Spanish shut down that day due to exhaustion but one of the chicos explained that they own the complex and that they could call on someone to open the albergue. The relief was priceless! I had the albergue to myself and was served a great hearty meal that night. I will always remember the generosity I was given that day and the hospitality from Christopher in a time of great need. I was renewed the next day and found it hard to leave. I tried to direct others to this place as much as I could after. This was one of those pivotal stops for me. ¡Muchisimas gracias por todo! I ♥️ Uterga PXL_20211115_153722691.jpg PXL_20211115_153500340.jpg PXL_20211116_084019816.jpg PXL_20211115_175612937.jpg PXL_20211116_083010628.jpg
 
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puttster

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Pamplona, Jun 2022
Tonight 12.6 k later in Ciriqui(?) stayed at albergue Maralotx(?).no reservation needed. Friendly but for me the dinner was too vegetarian.. Beans with an occasional piece of meat if you were first to the serving bowl.
The road there from Puenta Le Reinta is brutal. Be afraid.
 

Juanma

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Tonight 12.6 k later in Ciriqui(?) stayed at albergue Maralotx(?).no reservation needed. Friendly but for me the dinner was too vegetarian.. Beans with an occasional piece of meat if you were first to the serving bowl.
The road there from Puenta Le Reinta is brutal. Be afraid.
Hi there! Are you Thomas, from last night? I can't really recognize you from your avatar photo, sorry... I'm the hospitalero at Maralotx, thanks for your nice comment. But let me clear out that no "piece of meat" could be had with the chickpeas, as there is not meat in the stew at all: they were bits of mushrooms, and I'm really sorry if your bowl didn't contain too many of them, not usual at all... Our dinner is usually very complimented by our guests.
Buen Camino!,
 

DoughnutANZ

I would rather be fishing
Past OR future Camino
2023
Tonight 12.6 k later in Ciriqui(?) stayed at albergue Maralotx(?).no reservation needed. Friendly but for me the dinner was too vegetarian.. Beans with an occasional piece of meat if you were first to the serving bowl.
The road there from Puenta Le Reinta is brutal. Be afraid.
Some of those early towns are situated up a bit of a hill ⛰️
 

puttster

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Pamplona, Jun 2022
Hi there! Are you Thomas, from last night? I can't really recognize you from your avatar photo, sorry... I'm the hospitalero at Maralotx, thanks for your nice comment. But let me clear out that no "piece of meat" could be had with the chickpeas, as there is not meat in the stew at all: they were bits of mushrooms, and I'm really sorry if your bowl didn't contain too many of them, not usual at all... Our dinner is usually very complimented by our guests.
Buen Camino!,
LOL, thanks for clarifying Juan.
 

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