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Tres Cantos Accommodation Options?

2020 Camino Guides

Sara_Dhooma

Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances/Muxia (14), Portuguese (15), Le Puy (17), Norte (17), Ingles (17), VDLP (18), Lana (18)+more
Hello,

I will probably be in Tres Cantos on Tuesday. The albergue has been closed temporarily since July 2019.
Does anyone know if it is now open?

The Tres Cantos Hostal is booked full. 😬

I may need to lug my tent for this Camino.... 😬
 

Stripey Socks

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances '13, Via de la Plata '14, Portuguese '16, Via Francigena - Italy '18, Madrid Combo'20
I am interested in this thread too. There doesn't seem to be many cost-effective options in this town. I was thinking I would have a look at booking.com. Buen camino, Mel
 

Stripey Socks

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances '13, Via de la Plata '14, Portuguese '16, Via Francigena - Italy '18, Madrid Combo'20
I realize that it sounds a bit odd on a camino (and very "un-camino like"), but I stayed at the Holiday Inn in Tres Cantos. Fairly decent hotel, although it obviously costs much more than you would pay for an albergue.
Whatever works @Doogman ! I have had a look at the Holiday Inn on booking.com and it seems to be pretty comparable to the other accommodation on offer in Tres Cantos. It is just an expensive but nice, option for a solo walker! ;-)
 

KinkyOne

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
I'am not perfect, but I'm always myself!!!
Hello,

I will probably be in Tres Cantos on Tuesday. The albergue has been closed temporarily since July 2019.
Does anyone know if it is now open?

The Tres Cantos Hostal is booked full. 😬

I may need to lug my tent for this Camino.... 😬
Hi, Sara,

If you are not a purist you could either shorten your first day from Madrid by starting at Plaza de Castilla or even take a Cercanias to Tres Cantos. Colmenar Viejo is just a short but beautiful walk from it and with cheaper overnight options.
 

Sara_Dhooma

Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances/Muxia (14), Portuguese (15), Le Puy (17), Norte (17), Ingles (17), VDLP (18), Lana (18)+more
I've decided to stay at a Madrid hostel beside Sol station. Looks like the C4 Cercanias Train to/from Tres Cantos runs frequently and only takes 30 minutes.

I did see an inexpensive Tres Cantos Air B&B room listed, but the check-in time was 9:00 pm and that is way too late for me! Especially with jet lag. :p
 

Margaret Butterworth

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
2013 (Pamplona to Burgos)
2014 (Burgos to Villafranca del Bierzo)
2015 (Villafranca to Santiago)
2016 (Le Puy to Conques; SJPP To Pamplona)
Hello Sara,
Have you decided not to do the Bibbulmun?
 
Camino(s) past & future
Frances x5, Portuguese VdlP12, Sanabres, Aragones, Norte,Salvador,Primitivo, VdlP 17,Madrid18Norte
Hello,

I will probably be in Tres Cantos on Tuesday. The albergue has been closed temporarily since July 2019.
Does anyone know if it is now open?

The Tres Cantos Hostal is booked full. 😬

I may need to lug my tent for this Camino.... 😬
I stayed at VP Jardin on 26th September and next night in Manzanares I met an American couple who found Tres Cantos fully booked. Their solution was to taxi to Manzanares, book two nights in La Pedriza, taxi back next morning to Tres Cantos and then walk it. Don't know if this is any help.
 

Kiwi-family

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Past: (2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018)-Frances, Baztan, San Salvador, Primitivo, Fisterra,VdlP, Madrid
I stayed at VP Jardín- but it would have been easy (and cheaper) to take the train back to Madrid after walking that leg.
 

KinkyOne

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
I'am not perfect, but I'm always myself!!!
I've decided to stay at a Madrid hostel beside Sol station. Looks like the C4 Cercanias Train to/from Tres Cantos runs frequently and only takes 30 minutes.

I did see an inexpensive Tres Cantos Air B&B room listed, but the check-in time was 9:00 pm and that is way too late for me! Especially with jet lag. :p
Yes C4 is the one from Puerta del Sol. Easy Peasy. I think it's a good choice to return back to Madrid instead of pushing on that first day. A lot of tarmac too.
 

peregrina2000

Moderator
Staff member
I’ll get on my “leaving Madrid” soapbox to say that though Kinky is right when he says there is some tarmac, the exit from the city of Madrid is painless and not industrial at all. From the Plaza Castilla, you do a short stint on the Castellana, then dip under the M-40 (30?) and are on pathways and in the country. Great views back to the Madrid skyline. There is no “parque industrial”, it is an abrupt and very nice transition. Then you do hit some asphalt because you will be on the bike path that goes as far as Soto del Real, which is beyond Tres Cantos.

Those observations don’t change the reality, though, that Tres Cantos has no albergue. How about starting in Guadalajara like @Nuala did? https://www.caminodesantiago.me/community/threads/camino-mendocino-to-the-camino-de-madrid-information-stages-etc.63411/

Or, as someone else suggested, walk the in-town Madrid from the church to the Plaza Castilla on day 1 (a VERY nice in-city walk, btw) (good for arrival day, getting over jet lag, etc), and then day 2 Plaza Castilla to Colmenar el Viejo, where there is no albergue but cheaper options.
 

Davie Blisters

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
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Had same experience in June this year. I decided to walk on and got a room in Colmenar Viejo at Gran Hostal el Chiscon. If you can walk 36km on your first day you'll be rewarded with a great bar stocking a range of European beers - 2 mins from the hotel. :cool:
 

rayyrosa

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino de Madrid, Camino Primitivo, Camino del Norte, Camino Francés, Camino de San Salvador
Although our albergue is of donative; while the City Council of Tres Cantos is closed, we offer pilgrims the option of sleeping two nights. To do this when arriving at Tres Cantos you can travel on a bus to Manzanares el Real and sleep here, and the next day take the bus again to Tres Cantos and walk to Manzanares to go back to sleep in La Encomienda. https://www.rayyrosa.com/casa-de-acogida-la-encomienda-de-rayyrosa
 
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Sara_Dhooma

Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances/Muxia (14), Portuguese (15), Le Puy (17), Norte (17), Ingles (17), VDLP (18), Lana (18)+more
Hello Sara,
Have you decided not to do the Bibbulmun?
It won’t happen this year sadly! I was going to use my airline points to fly to Australia, but they recently changed their redemption rules. So I will walk it in 2020 instead!
 

Sara_Dhooma

Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances/Muxia (14), Portuguese (15), Le Puy (17), Norte (17), Ingles (17), VDLP (18), Lana (18)+more
Although our albergue is of donative; while the City Council of Tres Cantos is closed, we offer pilgrims the option of sleeping two nights. To do this when arriving at Tres Cantos you can travel on a bus to Manzanares el Real and sleep here, and the next day take the bus again to Tres Cantos and walk to Manzanares to go back to sleep in La Encomienda. https://www.rayyrosa.com/casa-de-acogida-la-encomienda-de-rayyrosa
Ray and Rosa have an absolutely wonderful Albergue and I would have chosen this option instead! They have a very special place with everything a pilgrim needs!
Also, don’t miss visiting the delightful Manzanares el Real castle (free admission!).

I highly suggest this option over returning to Madrid.
 

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