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kayagee66

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Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2016)
Le Puy - Roncesvalles (2016)
Figeac - Cahors (2017)
Stevenson Trail (2018
#1
I got to Frómista yesterday at 12:20, tried one Albergue, full. The next one I went to didn't open for an hour, but had 20 or so rucksacks lined up outside. So I called the Albergue/Hotel in Población de Campos. (An easy 3.5km away) Got a bed no problem. Albergue €5 was told by some pilgrims it was great. I went for the private room with double bed €30. Fantastic choice. Very friendly owner. Food was great. Nice garden. Spotlessly clean. Really peaceful. My favourite stop in 2 1/2 weeks. Didn't want to leave this morning.
 

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Mar 2010, May/Jun 2016, Sep 2011, 2012, Apr 2014, St Olav's Way 2018
#2
I am sorry to hear about this, but it appears to be a more general issue than just this one town. There are at least two other threads discussing the problems people are facing getting accommodation in the early stages of the CF.

Walking on has always been a solution in the face of places being completely full, but future walkers missing a town based on a problem you faced there in the past and which might no longer exist doesn't appeal to me as a successful strategy to deal with the issue.
 
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Francés ('14/'15)
St Olav/Francés ('16)
Baztanés/Francés ('17)
Ingles ('18)
#3
Fantastic choice. Very friendly owner. Food was great. Nice garden. Spotlessly clean. Really peaceful. My favourite stop in 2 1/2 weeks. Didn't want to leave this morning.
kayagee66, I couldn't agree more. I wandered in this year one morning in late March this year--because I was getting dangerously cold and needed to warm up. The owner helped me out of my parka, and didn't seem to mind the avalanche of ice and slush that ended up on the floor as a result--then cheerfully offered me cafe and toast. Literally a lifesaver.
I'm glad you found refuge as well and wish you a continued Buen Camino!
 

kayagee66

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2016)
Le Puy - Roncesvalles (2016)
Figeac - Cahors (2017)
Stevenson Trail (2018
#4
I am sorry to hear about this, but it appears to be a more general issue than just this one town. There are at least two other threads discussing the problems people are facing getting accommodation in the early stages of the CF.

Walking on has always been a solution in the face of places being completely full, but future walkers missing a town based on a problem you faced there in the past and which might no longer exist doesn't appeal to me as a successful strategy to deal with the issue.
I wasn't suggesting people skip a town because I couldn't find a bed. I was suggesting they skip a town and go to a particular albergue/hotel because I found it so appealing.
 
Camino(s) past & future
26th May 2013
#5
I got to Frómista yesterday at 12:20, tried one Albergue, full. The next one I went to didn't open for an hour, but had 20 or so rucksacks lined up outside. So I called the Albergue/Hotel in Población de Campos. (An easy 3.5km away) Got a bed no problem. Albergue €5 was told by some pilgrims it was great. I went for the private room with double bed €30. Fantastic choice. Very friendly owner. Food was great. Nice garden. Spotlessly clean. Really peaceful. My favourite stop in 2 1/2 weeks. Didn't want to leave this morning.
kayagee66........what's the name of the hotel in Poblacin de Campos or is it the only one there. I'll be passing that way in September and it sounds like the place to stop!
 

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Mar 2010, May/Jun 2016, Sep 2011, 2012, Apr 2014, St Olav's Way 2018
#6
I wasn't suggesting people skip a town because I couldn't find a bed. I was suggesting they skip a town and go to a particular albergue/hotel because I found it so appealing.
Got it. You might want to adjust the title of the thread to make that clear if that is your intent and just give the albergue a plug rather than appearing to be negative about the town.
 
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Liz Ward

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Walking Camino from St Jean to Santiage in Sept. 2016. Will meet my husband in Astorga and he will walk the last part with me.
#7
I got to Frómista yesterday at 12:20, tried one Albergue, full. The next one I went to didn't open for an hour, but had 20 or so rucksacks lined up outside. So I called the Albergue/Hotel in Población de Campos. (An easy 3.5km away) Got a bed no problem. Albergue €5 was told by some pilgrims it was great. I went for the private room with double bed €30. Fantastic choice. Very friendly owner. Food was great. Nice garden. Spotlessly clean. Really peaceful. My favourite stop in 2 1/2 weeks. Didn't want to leave this morning.
Could you give out the name os the Albergue? There appear to be a few in my guide book. Thanks, Liz Will be going in mid Sept.
 

kayagee66

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2016)
Le Puy - Roncesvalles (2016)
Figeac - Cahors (2017)
Stevenson Trail (2018
#8
Got it. You might want to adjust the title of the thread to make that clear if that is your intent and just give the albergue a plug rather than appearing to be negative about the town.
Yeah I realise it sounds like a plug. And Fromista is a nice town. But if you arrive early, and you still have some walking left in you...
 

kayagee66

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2016)
Le Puy - Roncesvalles (2016)
Figeac - Cahors (2017)
Stevenson Trail (2018
#9
Could you give out the name os the Albergue? There appear to be a few in my guide book. Thanks, Liz Will be going in mid Sept.
Amanecer en Campos is the name of the Hotel, the refuge is next door, same number for each
979811099
 

kayagee66

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2016)
Le Puy - Roncesvalles (2016)
Figeac - Cahors (2017)
Stevenson Trail (2018
#10
kayagee66........what's the name of the hotel in Poblacin de Campos or is it the only one there. I'll be passing that way in September and it sounds like the place to stop!
Amanecer en Campos is the name of the Hotel, the refuge is next door, same number for each
979811099
 


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