AJ said:Albergue de peregrinos near the cathedral was good last year. I think donativo. From memory they open briefly around mid day so you can drop your luggage off and you return later to check in. Times are posted at the entrance.
Again from memory the yellow arrows are plaques set into the pavement and they lead you to the Albergue. The place to get lost is the city side of the bridge crossing. If in doubt, ask!
I am going to Salamanca in September 2016 as a Hospitalero any suggestions might help..... Ultreya Willy/Utah/USAI worked as a volunteer hospitalera at the Salamanca Albergue for two weeks in September 2006. It has beds for 18 and I think it was filled to capacity on only one night while I was there. It is a very nice place, wonderfully situated near the cathedal and adjacent to a lovely, peaceful enclosed garden. The Albergue operates on a donation basis.
The albergue has a small alcove with a sink, refrigerator and microwave, but no stove for cooking, as there are plenty of places to eat nearby. There are dishes, glasse, utensils, etc. if you want to buy something and bring it back to eat. There are ample tables and chairs for relaxing and eating. The bathrooms (separate for men and women) are clean and modern. They are located downstairs and the sleeping rooms are upstairs. People can wash their clothes in the the bathroom sink. Clothes have to be died inside so as to preserve the lovely and historic ambiance of the garden and surrounding areas.
The albergue opens at noon for one hour so that pilgrims can leave their packs and bicycles inside while they go to eat and explore the town. Then it reopens around 4:00 pm. This is generally when beds are assigned and pilgrims can shower and wash clothes.
Salamanca is a beautiful city with lots to see. Hope you enjoy it and your stay at the albergue!