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Rest day accomodation rules?

MartinBryant

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Camino(s) past & future
None so far. Hoping to walk Camino Frances in September 2020
I'm hoping to walk my first Camino (the Frances) later this year.
I have read that auburgues only allow you to stay one night (which seems fair enough). So if I wanted to stay an extra night e.g. in Pamplona for sightseeing, would I have to use a hotel for the second night or could I just move to another aubergue?
 

Molly Cassidy

Travelling light
Camino(s) past & future
Planning to start the Camino Frances from St Jean at the end of May (2020).
If you use a private albergue you can usually stay for 2 nights. I have booked 2 nights at albergue Plaza Catedral in Pamplona.
 

NorthernLight

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Le Puy to Santiago via the Frances 2012-2013. EPW2015
Aragonese & Frances 2016
Burgos to Muxia 2017
It is municipal and parish albergues that generally have that rule, with a clear medical need (sometimes requiring doctor’s note) being the exemption. Private albergues are free to do as they wish.

But if you want a rest day, consider a private room for those two nights so you can sleep in and not be disturbed by the sound of everyone else rustling around in the morning.
 

jozero

Been there, going again...
Camino(s) past & future
CF x 3
You can move to another Albergue if necessary but you will have to carry your pack around from 7:00am-8:00am until around 1:00pm-2:00pm when they start letting people in for the day. Given the price difference between a private and municipal, I don't think I'd want to spend half my day off carrying my pack around. The Hemingway Hostel is another nice place for a couple of nights if you don't want to go up to hotel prices but a little further walk to the old city.
 

Bodi

For this breath, I am present.
Camino(s) past & future
SJPP to Najera Sept. 2017; Najera to Astorga Oct. 2018; SJPP to Pamplona May 2019
I stayed for two nights at the Aloha albergue in Pamplona. Great place where you can cook. There were a couple of long stay guests so staying multiple nights is definitely not an issue. Buen Camino!
 

lt56ny

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Camino(s) past & future
CF(2012) Le Puy/CF (2015) Portugues (2017) Norte (2018) CF (2019) VDLP?
Get on Booking.com as soon as you have your dates. I was thinking about staying at the Aloha Hostel that Bodi talked about because I was originally going to spend two nights in Pamplona. It received very good reviews too. Especially being clean. Always number 1 on my list. It was like $35US including breakfast. I ended up only staying one night and went to the muni.
 

m108

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
2011-2016
I also recommend the Aloha hostel - very cozy, clean, centrally located, very close to the Camino Trail, 15€ per night
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2009), Camino Frances (2012), Via de la Plata (2013) and Camino del Norte planned for May, 2015
It is municipal and parish albergues that generally have that rule, with a clear medical need (sometimes requiring doctor’s note) being the exemption. Private albergues are free to do as they wish.

But if you want a rest day, consider a private room for those two nights so you can sleep in and not be disturbed by the sound of everyone else rustling around in the morning.
The downside is that most albergues impose a curfew and are usually quiet by 10:00PM. Not so hotels and hostales. It is a win on one hand and a loss on the other but oh the joys of sheets, towels and a private bathroom:D:D:D
 

trecile

Camino Addict
Camino(s) past & future
Francés (2016 & 2017), Norte (2018), Francés-Salvador-Norte (2019), Portuguese (2019)
The downside is that most albergues impose a curfew and are usually quiet by 10:00PM. Not so hotels and hostales. It is a win on one hand and a loss on the other but oh the joys of sheets, towels and a private bathroom:D:D:D
I agree, if you are going to take a rest day, might as well make it truly restful. 😊
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2009), Camino Frances (2012), Via de la Plata (2013) and Camino del Norte planned for May, 2015
I agree, if you are going to take a rest day, might as well make it truly restful. 😊
...and lock away your backpack while you are out and about gleefully touristing🙃
 
Camino(s) past & future
Us:Camino Frances, 2015 Me:Catalan/Aragonese, 2019
I have stayed 2 nights at Albergue Casa Ibarrola, and Albergue de Pamplona-Iruñako Aterpea on separate occasions without any problems.
These two are the first albergues on the camino after you pass through the gate to the the old city.

I've stayed at the Albergue de Pamplona for two or three nights twice now (4 years ago and 4 months ago). The bunks are cubbies with curtains for privacy and locked storage. You are free to come and go when you want so you can enjoy the night life.

Edit: Four years ago we were actually finished with our camino. We hopped along the north coast heading east using public transport. We could show that we had done the camino but not that we were walking one at the time. I can't remember showing our credentials or compostelas but I don't think it is a concern with them.
 
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