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lt56ny

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CF(2012) Le Puy/CF (2015) Portugues (2017) Norte (2018) CF (2019) VDLP?
Hi everyone. I am not asking for a recommendation of your favorite hostel/pension/hotel in Sevilla. I have different question. I will be walking (hopefully) the VDLP starting about October 15, 2021. I look forward and enjoy walking much of the time alone and solitude. I do however love to meet pilgrims, share meals, talk and even just recap the day. Given the current situation who knows how crowded or empty a route like the VDLP will be. Can people who have walked or who have knowledge tell me what my choices may be to meet fellow pilgrims the night before I go? It would be nice to share a meal and make a friend or two at the beginning of my pilgrimage. Even though this will be my 6th Camino and I have walked close to 5,000K I still start every Camino with some jitters and doubts that only a pilgrim can understand. Thanks
PS I know about the Triana Hostel is that the best option or are their others. I am a pretty sim pilgrim and as long as the albergue is clean and the bed is ok. I will be staying in a small pension the first two nights to get a good nights sleep and do a few errands and see the beauty of Sevilla before I go to an albergue and start the next morning.
 
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Raggy

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2021
Hi everyone. I am not asking for a recommendation of your favorite hostel/pension/hotel in Sevilla. I have different question. I will be walking (hopefully) the VDLP starting about October 15, 2021. I look forward and enjoy walking much of the time alone and solitude. I do however love to meet pilgrims, share meals, talk and even just recap the day. Given the current situation who knows how crowded or empty a route like the VDLP will be. Can people who have walked or who have knowledge tell me what my choices may be to meet fellow pilgrims the night before I go? It would be nice to share a meal and make a friend or two at the beginning of my pilgrimage. Even though this will be my 6th Camino and I have walked close to 5,000K I still start every Camino with some jitters and doubts that only a pilgrim can understand. Thanks
PS I know about the Triana Hostel is that the best option or are their others. I am a pretty sim pilgrim and as long as the albergue is clean and the bed is ok. I will be staying in a small pension the first two nights to get a good nights sleep and do a few errands and see the beauty of Sevilla before I go to an albergue and start the next morning.
@lt56ny - It is not my habit to be finicky about spelling, grammar, punctuation, structure and logical consistency, but this post would be easier to understand if you put in a little effort.**

Despite your protestations that you're not looking for accommodation recommendations, it seems to me that you are asking for accommodation recommendations and suggestions for where you might encounter other pilgrims who are about to start the VDLP.

Triana is highly rated on this and other forums and it is likely a popular choice among pilgrims (perhaps the most popular choice). Since pilgrims are few in number and Seville is a large city, the hostel is where you're most likely to meet pilgrims. If you lie in wait at the cathedral, you might catch a pilgrim... but you might also scare the bejeezus out of random backpackers.

If you don't spot any pilgrims in Seville, you're likely to meet them over the next stages on the VDLP. Once you're out of the city, they (and you) will stand out. I think that having relatively few pilgrims on long, empty, stages with limited choices of accommodation generates camaraderie. Of course, every individual pilgrim is different. Some choose the route because they need solitude - but you will meet others that are quite gregarious. You needn't have any hesitation about saying "Hola!" or "Buen camino."

** (Actually, I lied. It is my habit to be finicky about all of the above, but only in my professional life)
 
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nathanael

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Frances, Norte, Plata,
Hi everyone. I am not asking for a recommendation of your favorite hostel/pension/hotel in Sevilla. I have different question. I will be walking (hopefully) the VDLP starting about October 15, 2021. I look forward and enjoy walking much of the time alone and solitude. I do however love to meet pilgrims, share meals, talk and even just recap the day. Given the current situation who knows how crowded or empty a route like the VDLP will be. Can people who have walked or who have knowledge tell me what my choices may be to meet fellow pilgrims the night before I go? It would be nice to share a meal and make a friend or two at the beginning of my pilgrimage. Even though this will be my 6th Camino and I have walked close to 5,000K I still start every Camino with some jitters and doubts that only a pilgrim can understand. Thanks
PS I know about the Triana Hostel is that the best option or are their others. I am a pretty sim pilgrim and as long as the albergue is clean and the bed is ok. I will be staying in a small pension the first two nights to get a good nights sleep and do a few errands and see the beauty of Sevilla before I go to an albergue and start the next morning.
I stayed at Triana across the bridge from downtown. was a bit noisy but a pleasant neighborhood much easier to follow the Camino from there. I stayed at Albergue Trianna I believe the best due to a direct route the Camino check it out.
 

lt56ny

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CF(2012) Le Puy/CF (2015) Portugues (2017) Norte (2018) CF (2019) VDLP?
Thanks Raggy. Yes I guess I am asking for a recommendation. But I was trying to clarify that the recommendation I wanted was specifically as you pointed out about meeting other pilgrims. I know I will meet others along the way. I am walking the VDLP and in the future walk other less traveled caminos as I said previously because I do seek solitude and enjoy walking alone. Yes I was only looking for a place where pilgrims stay because I would love to share a pre-pilgrimage meal with people who are have an inherent understanding of Camino. Thanks and maybe you can come down to Sevilla and share my pre Camino dinner!!!
 

peregrina2000

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Hi, @ltny,

Fingers crossed this happens! I have not slept in the Triana Backpackers Hostel and it may be fine. But a few years ago, I decided I had stopped enjoying all the late night (and early morning) coming and going of exuberant youth that typically populate these places. The last time I was on the Vdlp, the Hotel Simón was still a moderately priced hotel that was popular with people starting out on the Vdlp and I met a few when I stayed there. Things may have changed, but it’s all I’ve got to suggest!
 
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nathanael

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Frances, Norte, Plata,
Hi, @ltny,

Fingers crossed this happens! I have not slept in the Triana Backpackers Hostel and it may be fine. But a few years ago, I decided I had stopped enjoying all the late night (and early morning) coming and going of exuberant youth that typically populte these places. The last time I was on the Vdlp, the Hotel Simón was still a moderately priced hotel that was popular with people starting out on the Vdlp and I met a few when I stayed there. Things may have changed, but it’s all I’ve got to suggest!
you are right peregrina noisy yes but the area is great. Hopefully, next year will attempt to do it again and will check out hotel Simon.
 

Raggy

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Year of past OR future Camino
2021
Are we twitching over phonetic spelling yet, @Raggy? Breath deeply
My breathing is fine. Thanks for your concern. I tried to make my point with humor but I guess it sounded tetchy. I think it's just wise to take the trouble to write clearly, so that the people who want to help can understand the request without having to re-read it a few times.

Which of these snippets of text is easier to process?

PS I know about the Triana Hostel is that the best option or are their others. I am a pretty sim pilgrim and as long as the albergue is clean and the bed is ok.

PS: I know about the Triana Hostel. Is that the best option or are there others? I am a pretty simple pilgrim, and I'm happy as long as the albergue is clean and the bed is ok.


Thanks and maybe you can come down to Sevilla and share my pre Camino dinner!!!
Would love to but I doubt that it's possible. If I am lucky, I might be eligible for my first shot of vaccine around that time.
 

Albertagirl

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Year of past OR future Camino
Frances (2015); Aragones-Frances (2016); VdlP-Sanabres (2017); Madrid-Frances-Invierno (2019)Levante
I really liked Hotel Simon, which is near the Cathedral and has pilgrim rates. When I stayed there, I bought my credenciales (2) from them. As I recall, the hotel is just off the camino route out of Sevilla.
 
Year of past OR future Camino
Frances (2017), Primitivo (2019)
My breathing is fine. Thanks for your concern. I tried to make my point with humor but I guess it sounded tetchy. I think it's just wise to take the trouble to write clearly, so that the people who want to help can understand the request without having to re-read it a few times.

Which of these snippets of text is easier to process?

PS I know about the Triana Hostel is that the best option or are their others. I am a pretty sim pilgrim and as long as the albergue is clean and the bed is ok.

PS: I know about the Triana Hostel. Is that the best option or are there others? I am a pretty simple pilgrim, and I'm happy as long as the albergue is clean and the bed is ok.



Would love to but I doubt that it's possible. If I am lucky, I might be eligible for my first shot of vaccine around that time.
I feel your pain, as a certain President used to say... I hope you get a vaccine soon. I just got my second Moderna version today
 
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lt56ny

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Year of past OR future Camino
CF(2012) Le Puy/CF (2015) Portugues (2017) Norte (2018) CF (2019) VDLP?
My breathing is fine. Thanks for your concern. I tried to make my point with humor but I guess it sounded tetchy. I think it's just wise to take the trouble to write clearly, so that the people who want to help can understand the request without having to re-read it a few times.

Which of these snippets of text is easier to process?

PS I know about the Triana Hostel is that the best option or are their others. I am a pretty sim pilgrim and as long as the albergue is clean and the bed is ok.

PS: I know about the Triana Hostel. Is that the best option or are there others? I am a pretty simple pilgrim, and I'm happy as long as the albergue is clean and the bed is ok.



Would love to but I doubt that it's possible. If I am lucky, I might be eligible for my first shot of vaccine around that time.
Hope that vaccine happens very soon for you.
 

Raggy

Veteran Member
Year of past OR future Camino
2021
Hope that vaccine happens very soon for you.
Thanks. Fortunately, case numbers in Japan have been relatively low, life is pretty comfortable (even in the current "state of emergency"), and I am confident that I will get vaccinated this year. Then I will be able to visit Europe and see my folks. :)
 

ranthr

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C Frances 2005, 2007
Le Puy en Velay -SdC 2009
Via de la Plata 2011
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I stayed one night in Santiponce at Hotel Santiponce right outside the Roman town. It was less than half the price of my not so comfortable first night in a Seville hotel. Nice room an d good menu del dia.
When I was waiting in a long row to get into the cathedral in the morning, I was picked up by a guard and led to a special entrance for pilgrims into a small chapel where I got a stamp and credential from the priest who had a small mess there. Then I walked to Santiponce and had lots of time to see the Roman sights.
 

Peregrinopaul

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Year of past OR future Camino
VdlP(2012) Madrid(2014)Frances(2015) VdlP(2016)
VdlP(2017)Madrid/Sanabres/Frances reverse(2018)
I have commenced all 3 of my VdlPs at Triana and never regretted it. Treat yourself to a twin room. And enjoy the rooftop terrace. Very pilgrim friendly.
 

Kanga

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Year of past OR future Camino
Francés x 5, Le Puy x 2, Arles, Tours, Norte, Madrid, Via de la Plata, Portuguese, Primitivo
I loved Hotel Simón but it was not cheap, even with pilgrim rates. But no complaints when close to the cathedral, in a beautiful building, with lovely internal courtyard and Moorish spaces, a delightfully furnished deluxe room, and real antiques outside the door!
 
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Pingüigrino

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Frances, Aragones, Vasco del Interior, Baztanes. (Frances Winter, La Plata, Camino de Invierno, Mozarabe, Norte, Primitivo.)
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2019
I really liked Hotel Simon, which is near the Cathedral and has pilgrim rates. When I stayed there, I bought my credenciales (2) from them. As I recall, the hotel is just off the camino route out of Sevilla.
Me too! I've stayed there twice now as it's so convenient. I've tried getting the credential in the past at the cathedral and drawn a blank so it was good to know they did them. Now I would just go find the nearest tourist office as they always seem to have these things as well. The hotel is about 500 metres west of the cathedral.
 

Gerard Griffin

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The Hostal One Cathedral was great but it's closed.... I was there a month ago doing the VDP and I stayed in Pension Nuevo Suizo where for 12 euro I had a room to myself (this due to few guests) and a good breakfast, plus the company of a French pilgrim and a pleasant Spanish fellow in Seville for work.

It's a lovely old house and the staff are delightful. Recommended.
 

Marcus-UK

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Camino Ingles 2016 Camino Portuguese 2017 Considering Invierno late (2020) In lieu of VdlP (2020)
In previous VdlP postings quite a few people recommended the hotel Simon. I was hoping to do the Vdlp in 2020 and was looking to stay here. But something got in the way

 
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camino.ninja

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Frances 5 6,16,17,18,19,20
Primiti+Salvador 19
Portug. 17,18,20
Catalan 17
Norte 17
Plata 18
Hi everyone. I am not asking for a recommendation of your favorite hostel/pension/hotel in Sevilla. I have different question. I will be walking (hopefully) the VDLP starting about October 15, 2021. I look forward and enjoy walking much of the time alone and solitude. I do however love to meet pilgrims, share meals, talk and even just recap the day. Given the current situation who knows how crowded or empty a route like the VDLP will be. Can people who have walked or who have knowledge tell me what my choices may be to meet fellow pilgrims the night before I go? It would be nice to share a meal and make a friend or two at the beginning of my pilgrimage. Even though this will be my 6th Camino and I have walked close to 5,000K I still start every Camino with some jitters and doubts that only a pilgrim can understand. Thanks
PS I know about the Triana Hostel is that the best option or are their others. I am a pretty sim pilgrim and as long as the albergue is clean and the bed is ok. I will be staying in a small pension the first two nights to get a good nights sleep and do a few errands and see the beauty of Sevilla before I go to an albergue and start the next morning.

Triana is most likely where you will meet fellow pilgrims. They have a small 4 bed dormitory only for pilgrims. And then regular dormitories for backpackers as well. And a nice roof top terrace.

But prepare for not meeting anyone. Or maybe just a small handfull of pilgrims. Last time I walked VdlP I got lost and ended up walking a double day and met a woman who didn't meet anyone for more than a week. That is not unusual on VdlP.

If meeting fellow pilgrims is important, I would walk a different route. Especially this year. But you know when you are ready for VdlP, and I think you are if you are planning it.
 

lt56ny

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CF(2012) Le Puy/CF (2015) Portugues (2017) Norte (2018) CF (2019) VDLP?
My experience on the VDLP is that you always meet up with other pilgrims in those little towns along the way if there are any. When I walked in 2004 I didn't meet anyone until I reached Gallisteo! You might not see anyone during the day though!
Thanks for your suggestion. I think it is
Triana is most likely where you will meet fellow pilgrims. They have a small 4 bed dormitory only for pilgrims. And then regular dormitories for backpackers as well. And a nice roof top terrace.

But prepare for not meeting anyone. Or maybe just a small handfull of pilgrims. Last time I walked VdlP I got lost and ended up walking a double day and met a woman who didn't meet anyone for more than a week. That is not unusual on VdlP.

If meeting fellow pilgrims is important, I would walk a different route. Especially this year. But you know when you are ready for VdlP, and I think you are if you are planning it.
Thanks for your input but I think this thread has gone offtrack.
This is what I had written.
I look forward and enjoy walking much of the time alone and solitude
Can people who have walked or who have knowledge tell me what my choices may be to meet fellow pilgrims the night before I go? It would be nice to share a meal and make a friend or two at the beginning of my pilgrimage. Even though this will be my 6th Camino and I have walked close to 5,000K I still start every Camino with some jitters and doubts that only a pilgrim can understand.
Thanks and I do like to walk alone and I intend in the future to walk even less traveled caminos. Just would like to have a meal with a fellow pilgrim the night before I go. If you happen to be in Sevilla on October 13, 2021 it would be great to have dinner with you!;):)
 

lt56ny

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CF(2012) Le Puy/CF (2015) Portugues (2017) Norte (2018) CF (2019) VDLP?
Triana is most likely where you will meet fellow pilgrims. They have a small 4 bed dormitory only for pilgrims. And then regular dormitories for backpackers as well. And a nice roof top terrace.

But prepare for not meeting anyone. Or maybe just a small handfull of pilgrims. Last time I walked VdlP I got lost and ended up walking a double day and met a woman who didn't meet anyone for more than a week. That is not unusual on VdlP.

If meeting fellow pilgrims is important, I would walk a different route. Especially this year. But you know when you are ready for VdlP, and I think you are if you are planning it.
Just a final note. I booked a room for my first night when I get into Sevilla at the Lukanda. Hernando Colin. A strange name for a hotel. But a little research uncovered Lukanda means hotel in Maltese. It has a full bed and private bath and balcony that is only 200 meters from the Cathedral. It has a review rating of 9.4. Very quiet and clean. $56US for the night. So I think I am all set!
When I walked the Norte a few years ago virtually everyone on the Norte split for the Primitivo.
Those 2 1/2 weeks walking I saw about 10 pilgrims total and slept alone in an albergue almost every night. It was quite a shock when the Norte merged with the CF even though it was November.
I am staying in the 4 bed 🛌 room at Triana for 2 nights after that.
Should meet one or two intrepid travelers there!
 
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camino.ninja

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Frances 5 6,16,17,18,19,20
Primiti+Salvador 19
Portug. 17,18,20
Catalan 17
Norte 17
Plata 18
Just a final note. I booked a room for my first night when I get into Sevilla at the Lukanda. Hernando Colin. A strange name for a hotel. But a little research uncovered Lukanda means hotel in Maltese. It has a full bed and private bath and balcony that is only 200 meters from the Cathedral. It has a review rating of 9.4. Very quiet and clean. $56US for the night. So I think I am all set!
When I walked the Norte a few years ago virtually everyone on the Norte split for the Primitivo.
Those 2 1/2 weeks walking I saw about 10 pilgrims total and slept alone in an albergue almost every night. It was quite a shock when the Norte merged with the CF even though it was November.
I am staying in the 4 bed 🛌 room at Triana for 2 nights after that.
Should meet one or two intrepid travelers there!

Sounds like the perfect plan. The Cathedral is worth exploring. One of the finest in Spain, I think.

And you will get used to the pilgrim way of things at Triana.

I will definitely share a meal with you if I happens to be there at that exact date. It is unlikely, but you never know where the camino takes you :)
 

Juno

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Camino French Way (2012 - 2014)
SJPDP - Sahagun (June 2015)
Sahagun - Muxia (June 2016)
My breathing is fine. Thanks for your concern. I tried to make my point with humor but I guess it sounded tetchy. I think it's just wise to take the trouble to write clearly, so that the people who want to help can understand the request without having to re-read it a few times.

Which of these snippets of text is easier to process?

PS I know about the Triana Hostel is that the best option or are their others. I am a pretty sim pilgrim and as long as the albergue is clean and the bed is ok.

PS: I know about the Triana Hostel. Is that the best option or are there others? I am a pretty simple pilgrim, and I'm happy as long as the albergue is clean and the bed is ok.



Would love to but I doubt that it's possible. If I am lucky, I might be eligible for my first shot of vaccine around that time.
PS I know about the Triana Hostel is that the best option or are their others. I am a pretty sim pilgrim and as long as the albergue is clean and the bed is ok.

PS: I know about the Triana Hostel. Is that the best option or are there others? I am a pretty simple pilgrim, and I'm happy as long as the albergue is clean and the bed is ok.
This had me in stitches, it must be my sense of humour but it made my day! 🤭
 

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