You have to send an email for the albergue rooms.Thank you. I now have my return tickets to Spain and should send an email to San Martin Pinario to book my room: for the end of November, so there may still be available spaces. I have no idea how to check on this online for the pilgrim rooms. Could you post this please?
I am inching closer to booking flights to walk in September. For fun, I checked to see availability in San Martín Pinario on several dates. SHOCKER — totally booked during the first week of October. Looks like the caminos will be busy!
I'm looking back over my email exchange, and on June 21, 2019 I emailed requesting two rooms for two nights for the nights of June 24 and 25 for myself and a friend, and was able to reserve both. Then again on September 9th of 2019 I reserved for a room for one night on 14th! So I was lucky twice in one year!You were lucky, it happens!
I stayed at Pazo de Agra after my first Camino. It was in a good location, and comfortable. The only downside was that the private bathroom for my room was located either across or down the hall (I don't remember which) But the price was right!I have found another place to stay, a single room and private bath in PR Pazo de Agra, just around the corner from Pilgrim House and about 300m. from the Cathedral. It is between the Cathedral and the train/bus depot, which will be handy for my departure. I like what I see online, but will reserve judgement until after my stay. Booked on booking.com
I am not too delighted at the location of the private bathroom, but the information given indicates that the bathroom actually has a bathtub. I'll believe it when I fill it with hot water and crawl in. Seeing it is not enough, as a bathtub without hot water to fill it is just a temptation left unfulfilled. But maybe!I stayed at Pazo de Agra after my first Camino. It was in a good location, and comfortable. The only downside was that the private bathroom for my room was located either across or down the hall (I don't remember which) But the price was right!
I don't remember whether or not there was a bathtub - I was there for one night after my first Camino, before I walked to Finisterre, and I stayed in a couple of other places with private baths outside my room. I do remember a bathtub in one of them that was quite small, but still a bathtub nonetheless. However, looking at pictures on the Booking.com listings it seems that the bathrooms may have been remodeled with a stall shower. https://www.booking.com/hotel/es/pe...type=total;ucfs=1;sig=v1gf9wWbuc#room_9739202I am not too delighted at the location of the private bathroom, but the information given indicates that the bathroom actually has a bathtub.
I noticed that. But I live in hope. The mention of a bathtub was made in a description of the room which I had booked, so I think it must be considered to be an asset, even though it may not actually exist. Anyway, there is also a balcony. But general comfort and quiet are what I am hoping for.However, looking at pictures on the Booking.com listings it seems that the bathrooms may have been remodeled with a stall shower.
You might enjoy the dictum of a trainee from my long-gone days in the bureaucracy when she announced that: "Sleep was a bourgeois construct."The more I read about problems with accommodation and how busy it will be once things open up the more I’m convinced that I had better start practising my old trick of sleeping upright! I’ve already taught myself to sleep on hard surfaces but by golly it sounds like that simply won’t be enough. I admire your determination and hope it all goes ahead with ease and as planned. September is just around the corner.
Something to consider. When I sent an email request for a pilgrim room 2 months before my last camino, I received a reply that they were full on my requested dates but to check back because they often had cancellations. I tried again in a month and there was availability!I am inching closer to booking flights to walk in September. For fun, I checked to see availability in San Martín Pinario on several dates. SHOCKER — totally booked during the first week of October. Looks like the caminos will be busy!
Hola Laurie - I stayed here back in 2013. Since then (2015 & 2017) its always been totally book - both the alberque section and the "hotel" rooms. Still I try to have lunch here at least once on a visit to SDC. CheersI am inching closer to booking flights to walk in September. For fun, I checked to see availability in San Martín Pinario on several dates. SHOCKER — totally booked during the first week of October. Looks like the caminos will be busy!
that is fantastic news (you coming to Santiago, not the issue with San Martin Pinario).
that looks like those dates might not be open yet for some reason, I guess. There are probably hundreds of rooms (cells springs to mind as a more suitable term to describe the accoomodation) in that old, majestic building!Perhaps @peregrina2000 means the bookings of the regular guest rooms at San Martín Pinario? As a bellwether of how busy the season may turn out to be?
It is rather odd: On their own website, they announce that there is No availability from September 16 to October 31.
You can consult their availability for bookings by calendar month. The only available date for bookings in September is the 15th.
July and August look like this:
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Only about 100 bookable cells apparently . We stayed in one of them in 2019 for €71 and just loved it. Very small and Spartan but you had also your own tiny bath/shower room. The ideal combination of austerity and comfort for me.There are probably hundreds of rooms (cells springs to mind as a more suitable term to describe the accoomodation) in that old, majestic building!
Try-out pr Fornos, niece ,simplex,clean , own bathroom. Was there few days behoren.I have received my reply already, and there are no vacancies for my dates in the pilgrim rooms. I suspect that San Martin Pinario has been making a lot of group bookings. It will be interesting to see what else I can find in Santiago.
That's how I reserved there in 2019.I emailed them earlier today, requesting a pilgrim room for two separate nights in October (I’m hoping to walk the Ingles followed by walking to Fisterra and Muxia) and have just received confirmation that a room is available…
t the moment there is availability for the requested days.
*PILGRIM ROOMS (old rooms not refurnished since 40 years ago with private bathroom):
- Twin room with breakfast included: 40€ (per night)
- Single room with breakfast included: 25€ (per night)
I emailed using the address above. Hope this helps
When I emailed them in 2019 I wrote in English and received a prompt reply.I sent an email to them a couple of days ago, saying that I was a pilgrim and requesting a room for certain days. I was told that none was available for my dates in late November. Now I am wondering if my email, carefully constructed in Spanish and identical to those which I sent before four previous stays, was misunderstood, because I did not specifically request a room on the pilgrim floor.
This is only June. Maybe try to relax and ignore the logistics for a couple of months.And I am so overwhelmed by other requirements and regulations, most of which I do not understand and half of which appear impossible to fulfill, that I don't see much point in changing the reservation that I already have..
I feel the same Kanga, when I see the queues at the Pilgrim office . The rest of the world will be there and we will still be stuck in Australia. Not fairWell, all I can say is that I am so envious of all you people making plans. I can't even begin to think about flights and accommodation. I'm limited to looking at the hiking store websites, filling up my trolley - and them emptying the lot before paying!
*Pilgrim room (old rooms not refurnished since 40 years ago with toilet inside):
- Single room with breakfast included: 25€ (per night)
In order to make the booking we need a contact number (also with de country code) and a credit card number with the expiry date, only as a guarantee of the reservation.
Kind regards and waiting for your news,
I agree, especially coming from the US with a longer and more expensive flight!I hope all those that plan to walk this year have a fantastic time. From UK I am not even sure when we will be able to go to Spain. However, it holds little attraction to me while these restrictions are in force. One of my primary joys of the camino is being able to walk each day without worrying to much where I will be staying. I to have often stayed at the San Martin Pinario but normally only book a day or 2 before my arrival!
It is a seminario, old building where they use to teach priests to became priests, you have the opportunity to choose a private room, however the bathrooms and showers are down the hall. They also have an store and kitchen one floor below the registration place. Buen caminoThank you. What was special about it?
While this thread is primarily about San Martín Pinario, @yolanda Mejia was talking about Albergue Semanario Menor, which is a little over a km from the Cathedral.Err, no. I had a ‘pilgrim’ room with an ‘en suite ‘ bathroom.(shower, not bath)
Small but perfect.
In the past when I've sent an email to them when I know my arrival date, and they ask for my cc #, I send it in two or three separate emails, but have never known if this is secure or not? Do you know? Thanks! - either way!Ok I've tried calling them for the last 2 days, I was finally able to get my booking booked. The trick is to call them at 2100H Spain time. Thats the time they are least busy. you can also email them at firstname.lastname@example.org and send back your sensitive info which i did not like as it is very unsecure over email to book. hope this helps
with the advent of cyber security concerns recently around the world and with a certain recent hacker just recently posted 8 Billion accounts with passwords in a text file compromised, I dont know if both the source and destination servers are secured. Even MFAs can be compromised if its sent over SMS.In the past when I've sent an email to them when I know my arrival date, and they ask for my cc #, I send it in two or three separate emails, but have never known if this is secure or not? Do you know? Thanks! - either way!
LTfit,Well there was certainly no problem getting a room in San Martin Pinario today! I had previously booked by email for June 18 and 19 then changed to 17 and 18 but ended up arriving in Santiago today. I couldn't get them on the phone during the day so I just walked in at 5 p.m. today and voilà, there was no problem getting a pilgrim room on the spot.
I'm not sure. I originally wanted to walk to Finisterre and Muxía but will take tomorrow off in Santiago and figure out this whole PCR test thing which I still need to return to The Netherlands even though I have been vaccinated twice.Wow, lucky lucky LTfit! What are you going to do with your extra days? I suppose you could walk the full Santiago Finisterre circle. ENJOY and congrats on your arrival!