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Personal list of 2018 hostales/ pensiones Ingles

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#1
I'm back from five days on the Camino Ingles and I chose private lodgings this time for different reasons.
I really did not want to rush to secure a bed in the albergue ( I heard that in Pontedeume that night there were 18 pilgrims, biggest part were two larger groups of Spanish pilgrims ). And because it would only be my only Camino this year I was able to splurge in a bit of luxury.
It was a very wet and very muddy Camino but I guess I cannot complain seeing the horrid conditions in Navarra and Aragon ( especially for the people around Zaragoza ).
The private places ment also that there was heating and I could hang my wet clothes on hangers.

So Ferrol : booked through the website Booking.com . Hostal Cairo , a single room with private bathroom , on the 4th floor but seeing you will start a Camino some stairs are not an issue surely..... Cost of 23 € . In Calle Dolores , city centre, parallel to Calle Real where the Camino is. I arrived in the afternoon so I walked to the Zero marker and could start from my hostal the next day and could shorten the etapa with 1.5 k.
Lots of breakfast choices in that barrio.
I did never leave before 8 am anyway.

Pontedeume : Bar Luis , they now not only have the place above their restaurant but also some other rooms across the square in a private house. Very safe and hygienic. I got a double room for 15 €...still the same price as four years ago. Don't know how they survive on these prices. I guess their main income is from their restaurant that is always full with people who appreciate the rustic and homemade food.
I mailed them a week before to get a reservation. They did not need any personal information.
Some good breakfast places around there too.

Betanzos : you have some budgetplaces but I did not want to go there ( seeing the very rudimentary settings and in a not so nice street )so then you only can go to Garelos or Vila de Betanzos.
This time I chose Vila de Betanzos. Both these hotels were not available this time on Booking.com so I mailed them. At 42 € it was the most expensive night. ( Garelos would have been 47 € ).
Vila de Betanzos : clean and warm ( even too warm before I worked out the central heating /airco ), lovely lady at reception. Building itself is a bit of a strange construction not much charm at all. But again warm and with a bath : lovely after that horrid climb out of Pontedeume that morning.
Overpriced though and Betanzos could do with a bit more competition in the hotelarea.
I can strongly recommend Churreria Amy when you are out of the old centre of Betanzos , after the rondabout. Not only churros but also pan tostada. And much friendlier people than a certain bar in the centre...Ah well...

Then Meson do Vento :Meson Novo with Antonio and his caring parents who run the cafeteria.
A big room I had, nothing is too much for the owners indeed. The bathroom is very compact but it has everything one need.
Breakfast included for 32 €.
The village is one big street but has two small tiendas, another cafeteria than the one of the hostal, ATM. And across the street is another hotel ( Canaima ) that serves food.
But the mother will make you some tapas on request. Mailed owners two weeks before the start.


Then my personal hightlight : SigueiroHostel ( the former owners of Miras hostal ) opened this state of the art bed&breakfast.
Rainshower , a toiletrybag with all kind of useful products, a bottle of water and free breakfast : 30 €.
For me it was extra special because it were these owners that helped me out four years ago when I became ill and had to go to hospital. They even called in the taxidriver that drove me there. What an emotional encounter that was!
So generous!! Even if they own a commercial enterprise they have a donativo heart!!
Called them day before to inform availability.

Here is the link!
And oh the mum cooks really good!! Evening and morning full of locals!! Always a good sign.
Next to Rio Tambre ..gorgeous terrace when weather allows you to sit outside.
http://sigueirohostel.com/galeria/


Hope this list can be of some help !
 
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#2
Thanks for posting this. I'm planning to do the Ingles in July and reports from the ground like this are always interesting to read.
 
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#3
I'm back from five days on the Camino Ingles and I chose private lodgings this time for different reasons.
I really did not want to rush to secure a bed in the albergue ( I heard that in Pontedeume that night there were 18 pilgrims, biggest part were two larger groups of Spanish pilgrims ). And because it would only be my only Camino this year I was able to splurge in a bit of luxury.
It was a very wet and very muddy Camino but I guess I cannot complain seeing the horrid conditions in Navarra and Aragon ( especially for the people around Zaragoza ).
The private places ment also that there was heating and I could hang my wet clothes on hangers.

So Ferrol : booked through the website Booking.com . Hostal Cairo , a single room with private bathroom , on the 4th floor but seeing you will start a Camino some stairs are not an issue surely..... Cost of 23 € . In Calle Dolores , city centre, parallel to Calle Real where the Camino is. I arrived in the afternoon so I walked to the Zero marker and could start from my hostal the next day and could shorten the etapa with 1.5 k.
Lots of breakfast choices in that barrio.
I did never leave before 8 am anyway.

Pontedeume : Bar Luis , they now not only have the place above their restaurant but also some other rooms across the square in a private house. Very safe and hygienic. I got a double room for 15 €...still the same price as four years ago. Don't know how they survive on these prices. I guess their main income is from their restaurant that is always full with people who appreciate the rustic and homemade food.
I mailed them a week before to get a reservation. They did not need any personal information.
Some good breakfast places around there too.

Betanzos : you have some budgetplaces but I did not want to go there ( seeing the very rudimentary settings and in a not so nice street )so then you only can go to Garelos or Vila de Betanzos.
This time I chose Vila de Betanzos. Both these hotels were not available this time on Booking.com so I mailed them. At 42 € it was the most expensive night. ( Garelos would have been 47 € ).
Vila de Betanzos : clean and warm ( even too warm before I worked out the central heating /airco ), lovely lady at reception. Building itself is a bit of a strange construction not much charm at all. But again warm and with a bath : lovely after that horrid climb out of Pontedeume that morning.
Overpriced though and Betanzos could do with a bit more competition in the hotelarea.
I can strongly recommend Churreria Amy when you are out of the old centre of Betanzos , after the rondabout. Not only churros but also pan tostada. And much friendlier people than a certain bar in the centre...Ah well...

Then Meson do Vento :Meson Novo with the wonderful host Antonio and his caring parents who run the cafeteria.
A big room I had, nothing is too much for Antonio, a hospitable man indeed. The bathroom is very compact but it has everything one need.
Breakfast included for 32 €.
The village is one big street but has two small tiendas, another cafeteria than the one of the hostal, ATM. And across the street is another hotel ( Canaima ) that serves food.
But Antonio's mum will make you some tapas on request. Mailed Antonio two weeks before the start.


Then my personal hightlight : SigueiroHostel ( the former owners of Miras hostal ) opened this state of the art bed&breakfast.
Rainshower , a toiletrybag with all kind of useful products, a bottle of water and free breakfast : 30 €.
For me it was extra special because it were these owners that helped me out four years ago when I became ill and had to go to hospital. They even called in the taxidriver that drove me there. What an emotional encounter that was!
So generous!! Even if they own a commercial enterprise they have a donativo heart!!
Called them day before to inform availability.

Here is the link!
And oh the mum cooks really good!! Evening and morning full of locals!! Always a good sign.
Next to Rio Tambre ..gorgeous terrace when weather allows you to sit outside.
http://sigueirohostel.com/galeria/


Hope this list can be of some help !

Bookmark this , probably comes in handy some time in the future. :)

Thank you for sharing this Sabine.
 

Tia Valeria

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#4
Thank you for posting this. Good to hear news of O Mason Novo, they are really lovely people.
 

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#6
I'm back from five days on the Camino Ingles and I chose private lodgings this time for different reasons.
I really did not want to rush to secure a bed in the albergue ( I heard that in Pontedeume that night there were 18 pilgrims, biggest part were two larger groups of Spanish pilgrims ). And because it would only be my only Camino this year I was able to splurge in a bit of luxury.
It was a very wet and very muddy Camino but I guess I cannot complain seeing the horrid conditions in Navarra and Aragon ( especially for the people around Zaragoza ).
The private places ment also that there was heating and I could hang my wet clothes on hangers.

So Ferrol : booked through the website Booking.com . Hostal Cairo , a single room with private bathroom , on the 4th floor but seeing you will start a Camino some stairs are not an issue surely..... Cost of 23 € . In Calle Dolores , city centre, parallel to Calle Real where the Camino is. I arrived in the afternoon so I walked to the Zero marker and could start from my hostal the next day and could shorten the etapa with 1.5 k.
Lots of breakfast choices in that barrio.
I did never leave before 8 am anyway.

Pontedeume : Bar Luis , they now not only have the place above their restaurant but also some other rooms across the square in a private house. Very safe and hygienic. I got a double room for 15 €...still the same price as four years ago. Don't know how they survive on these prices. I guess their main income is from their restaurant that is always full with people who appreciate the rustic and homemade food.
I mailed them a week before to get a reservation. They did not need any personal information.
Some good breakfast places around there too.

I'm back from five days on the Camino Ingles and I chose private lodgings this time for different reasons.
I really did not want to rush to secure a bed in the albergue ( I heard that in Pontedeume that night there were 18 pilgrims, biggest part were two larger groups of Spanish pilgrims ). And because it would only be my only Camino this year I was able to splurge in a bit of luxury.
It was a very wet and very muddy Camino but I guess I cannot complain seeing the horrid conditions in Navarra and Aragon ( especially for the people around Zaragoza ).
The private places ment also that there was heating and I could hang my wet clothes on hangers.

So Ferrol : booked through the website Booking.com . Hostal Cairo , a single room with private bathroom , on the 4th floor but seeing you will start a Camino some stairs are not an issue surely..... Cost of 23 € . In Calle Dolores , city centre, parallel to Calle Real where the Camino is. I arrived in the afternoon so I walked to the Zero marker and could start from my hostal the next day and could shorten the etapa with 1.5 k.
Lots of breakfast choices in that barrio.
I did never leave before 8 am anyway.

Pontedeume : Bar Luis , they now not only have the place above their restaurant but also some other rooms across the square in a private house. Very safe and hygienic. I got a double room for 15 €...still the same price as four years ago. Don't know how they survive on these prices. I guess their main income is from their restaurant that is always full with people who appreciate the rustic and homemade food.
I mailed them a week before to get a reservation. They did not need any personal information.
Some good breakfast places around there too.

Betanzos : you have some budgetplaces but I did not want to go there ( seeing the very rudimentary settings and in a not so nice street )so then you only can go to Garelos or Vila de Betanzos.
This time I chose Vila de Betanzos. Both these hotels were not available this time on Booking.com so I mailed them. At 42 € it was the most expensive night. ( Garelos would have been 47 € ).
Vila de Betanzos : clean and warm ( even too warm before I worked out the central heating /airco ), lovely lady at reception. Building itself is a bit of a strange construction not much charm at all. But again warm and with a bath : lovely after that horrid climb out of Pontedeume that morning.
Overpriced though and Betanzos could do with a bit more competition in the hotelarea.
I can strongly recommend Churreria Amy when you are out of the old centre of Betanzos , after the rondabout. Not only churros but also pan tostada. And much friendlier people than a certain bar in the centre...Ah well...

Then Meson do Vento :Meson Novo with the wonderful host Antonio and his caring parents who run the cafeteria.
A big room I had, nothing is too much for Antonio, a hospitable man indeed. The bathroom is very compact but it has everything one need.
Breakfast included for 32 €.
The village is one big street but has two small tiendas, another cafeteria than the one of the hostal, ATM. And across the street is another hotel ( Canaima ) that serves food.
But Antonio's mum will make you some tapas on request. Mailed Antonio two weeks before the start.


Then my personal hightlight : SigueiroHostel ( the former owners of Miras hostal ) opened this state of the art bed&breakfast.
Rainshower , a toiletrybag with all kind of useful products, a bottle of water and free breakfast : 30 €.
For me it was extra special because it were these owners that helped me out four years ago when I became ill and had to go to hospital. They even called in the taxidriver that drove me there. What an emotional encounter that was!
So generous!! Even if they own a commercial enterprise they have a donativo heart!!
Called them day before to inform availability.

Here is the link!
And oh the mum cooks really good!! Evening and morning full of locals!! Always a good sign.
Next to Rio Tambre ..gorgeous terrace when weather allows you to sit outside.
http://sigueirohostel.com/galeria/


Hope this list can be of some help !
Thanks Sabine, very helpful information. I will be walking this route in June and had no idea of where I would be staying until reading this.
Julie


Hope this list can be of some help !
Thank you
 
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