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To book or not to book albergues

donnatello

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Sarria to Santiago de Compostella April 29th
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I did the short Camino Frances in 2017, Sarria to Santiago de Compostela. And I found it difficult at times to find accommodation (we didn’t book anything, just turned up). We ended up doing the last 2 days walking in 1 day as we couldnt find a place to stay. Was wondering if it’s better to book in advance now - going mid July. If so, can anyone advise on a link to book ? Would be very grateful for any help :)
 
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Rick M

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I always book in advance for the Sarria-Santiago leg. In the summer time, this would be essential. Your best resource is gronze.com , the Spanish online guidebook. They have contact information for all the albergues on the road.
 
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I would book ahead for mid July. You can find albergues and other accommodations on Gronze.com. They have contact information and links to booking.com for those properties that are on it.

 

camino.ninja

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Hi There!

I did the short Camino Frances in 2017, Sarria to Santiago de Compostela. And I found it difficult at times to find accommodation (we didn’t book anything, just turned up). We ended up doing the last 2 days walking in 1 day as we couldnt find a place to stay. Was wondering if it’s better to book in advance now - going mid July. If so, can anyone advise on a link to book ? Would be very grateful for any help :)
Hard to say exactly, but if you start in the beginning of August in Sarria you would have to book in advance. I probably would in July as well because Northern Europe have their summer holidays in July.
 
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lt56ny

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2021
Hi There!

I did the short Camino Frances in 2017, Sarria to Santiago de Compostela. And I found it difficult at times to find accommodation (we didn’t book anything, just turned up). We ended up doing the last 2 days walking in 1 day as we couldnt find a place to stay. Was wondering if it’s better to book in advance now - going mid July. If so, can anyone advise on a link to book ? Would be very grateful for any help :)
If you only have a week or so to walk and have to walk in peak season have you thought about walking from a different Camino? Or if getting a Compostela is not important just picking a nice stretch on any camino may relieve you of this worry.
 

Isabelpilgrim

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Camino Frances
Hi There!

I did the short Camino Frances in 2017, Sarria to Santiago de Compostela. And I found it difficult at times to find accommodation (we didn’t book anything, just turned up). We ended up doing the last 2 days walking in 1 day as we couldnt find a place to stay. Was wondering if it’s better to book in advance now - going mid July. If so, can anyone advise on a link to book ? Would be very grateful for any help :)
I'm not quite in Sarria. Walked from Cacabelos to Ambasmestas today, surprising amount of albergue we're closed, I think some temporarily. I haven't seen a lot of peregrinos today, but the bar + albergue in Pereje we're closed, and I think only two albergue we're open in Transdelo. There are hotels Cars and pensions,however. Not super helpful if on a tight budget. Cacabelos albergue at end of town was also locked up.
 

Isabelpilgrim

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I'm not quite in Sarria. Walked from Cacabelos to Ambasmestas today, surprising amount of albergue we're closed, I think some temporarily. I haven't seen a lot of peregrinos today, but the bar + albergue in Pereje we're closed, and I think only two albergue we're open in Transdelo. There are hotels Cars and pensions,however. Not super helpful if on a tight budget. Cacabelos albergue at end of town was also locked up.
Autocorrect strikes again! Casa Rurals, Trabadelo.
 

Ianinam

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CF 2013 / CP 2018
Be aware that 2022 - like 2021 - is also a Holy Year in Santiago de Compostela and that you will be walking just a few days ahead of the many people that want to arrive in Santiago on the nameday of Saint James (25th of July). During these days it is extremely busy in SdC.
 

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