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Situation Albergues Primitivo

YaraS

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2021
Hello guys,

Im starting my Camino 19th of September and Im curious if its smart to book in advance.
Does anybody knows what the situation is at the moment in Albergues? Do I need to book them already?

Thanks!
 
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2021
Hello guys,

Im starting my Camino 19th of September and Im curious if its smart to book in advance.
Does anybody knows what the situation is at the moment in Albergues? Do I need to book them already?

Thanks!
Just completed Primitivo Sep 1. I prebooked a few weeks before however I understand August is one of the busiest months for Primitivo. There were some days that I knew of that other pilgrims had a hard time finding an available albergue but were able to get into a pension when calling a few days ahead. Others that had not prebooked might have had to go a further distance and off the typical stopping points to find a bed. Not sure if helpful but this was my experience. As a solo, female pilgrim I was glad I had booked ahead so that I could maintain the walk with the people I had become familiar with on my journey.
 
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2021
I start the Primitivo on Sept. 13th. I am on the Salvador starting tomorrow. After reading a bit of the struggles of some, I booked all my stays through to Lugo. Taking the Verde from there to avoid the CF. I have yet to book one night on the CF and Santiago. I plan on booking those from Oviedo on Sept. 11. Due to my poor Spanish and places being full (oh I am doing mostly singles), I had to adjust my distances. For example I have a very long first day tomorrow (37k) for me and then I back off. To more reasonable distances, but off the normal stops, which is fine with me. Best way to tell is to call a few of the places for your distance and see what they tell you. That is what I did and you quickly get a sense for how busy the Camino is going to be. Good luck!
 
I am doing mostly singles
Do you mean that you are staying in single rooms in albergues, or are you booking in hostals, pensions and other hotel-like accommodation? I'm trying to get an idea of whether all accommodation is quite busy or whether the scarcity is mostly in albergues. Thank you and buen camino!
 
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2021
Hi, I am booking single rooms. I am avoiding multiple person rooms. For example I am at the Albergue Pereginos San Francisco de Asia in Leon. I have a private room (it has two beds, but only me in it). I have tried to do that on all nights. Sure I am paying 30 to 40 euro, but given the times, my age, and Covid it is worth it in my opinion. Hope that helps. Buen Camino!
 
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Primitivo Sept 2021
I start the Primitivo on Sept. 13th. I am on the Salvador starting tomorrow. After reading a bit of the struggles of some, I booked all my stays through to Lugo. Taking the Verde from there to avoid the CF. I have yet to book one night on the CF and Santiago. I plan on booking those from Oviedo on Sept. 11. Due to my poor Spanish and places being full (oh I am doing mostly singles), I had to adjust my distances. For example I have a very long first day tomorrow (37k) for me and then I back off. To more reasonable distances, but off the normal stops, which is fine with me. Best way to tell is to call a few of the places for your distance and see what they tell you. That is what I did and you quickly get a sense for how busy the Camino is going to be. Good luck!
I am in Oviedo at the moment. I have booked here, Grado, and Salas because I wanted to get a feel of just how busy it is.

I’ll be checking the municipals when I stop just to see if the bed rush is a problem right now. I’ll pass on what I discover.

one thing you might want to consider is that Oviedo is gearing up for its festival. I think it goes the week you arrive.
 

YaraS

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Past OR future Camino
2021
Hey! Thanks for the anwsers. I decided I didnt want to take risks and booked my accomodations in advance.

Thanks Flig, for your comment about the festival, I did not know about it.
 

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