Open for the 2015/16 season!
For those picking up your parcel: My office is located where you see the yellow arrow. The address is: Travesía da Universidade 1, just next to the market and the History & Geography Department of the University (that is the large building you see on the right).
You send me your luggage/excess stuff that you find out that you do not need while walking. I store it for you, and you pick it up once in Santiago.
If you write your e-mail address on the box/parcel, I will send you an e-mail once I have received your parcel.
Where do I ship my parcel?
1) Send your parcel to:
Att: [your name goes here]
Travesa da Universidade 1
15704 Santiago de Compostela
Sometimes they ask for my contact phone number. If so, please use:
(+34) 603 466 490
2) Once you arrive in Santiago, stop by my office (at the same address as above) and pick it up.
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Prices for this storage will be the same as the last few years:
Small box (32 cm x 21 cm x 12 cm): 15 euros for 60 days storage.
Medium box (39 cm x 29 cm x 19 cm): 20 euros for 60 days storage.
Large box (59 cm x 39 xm x 39 cm): 25 euros for 60 days storage.
Pickup in Santiago
Hight Season: Starting in Easter and until the end of September:
Monday to Friday: 10.00am to 2.00pm
Saturday: 10.00am to 11.00am
Sunday: 8.00pm to 8.30pm
Email me if you have any questions: ivar.rekve at gmail.com
Just stop by my office in Santiago between 10.00 and 14.00 on weekdays and pick up your parcel. If you only can pick it up in the afternoon or weekend, e-mail me ivar.rekve at gmail.com and if I can, we can decide to meet at a different time.
My office is located at:
Travesía da Universidade 1
15704 Santiago de Compostela
…this is just next to the market and the History department of the University of Santiago… just behind the statue of King Alfonso (see photo at the top).
Low Season: after September and before Easter :
This service is still available after september, we just need to agree on a pickup time since I will not be at the office every day. Contact me at: ivar.rekve at gmail.com
On days where I have meetings/can not be at the office, I have arranged with the baker next door. She will open for you and get your parcel. Will have instructions in the window if this is the case.
============== Some Frequently Asked Questions====================
I heard that the post office in Santiago offers this same service. Is this true?
It is true that Correos (the spanish post office) offer a similar service for free. The official rule at the post office is that they will store any parcel for up to 15 days, then return it to wherever it was shipped from. The post office in Santiago say that they will store it for longer for pilgrims, but they will not tell me for how long they will keep it. Once the time is up (whenever that is) they send the parcel back to where it was sent from. Do some searches in the forum for this and you will find earlier conversations on this topic.
Can I ship a suitcase/carry on bag in the mail?
I have received many suitcases/carry on bags by mail, so this seems not to be a problem.
Can I ship my parcel from Saint Jean Pied de Port?
There is a post office in SJPP, and I receive many parcels from there. This would be an international shipment, so it might be a bit pricy to ship it from there. A suitcase is about 60-70 euros if I remember correctly. But definitely doable.
How much does it cost to ship a parcel if I ship it from Spain?
Have a look at the tariffs that the Spanish Postal Service charge.
What is the best way for me to ship my parcel to you?
From within Spain, in general, the postal service is the best way. They are usually more economical and very reliable. Still, keep your receipt that they give you so that we can track you parcel should it get lost.
If you would like to use another carrier like FedEx/UPS/… that is fine with me. I will store it once I receive it.
Can I ship my parcel from home directly to you in Santiago?
If you live outside the EU, I would not recommend this. I have had a few cases where spanish customs have withheld parcels in customs since they thought I was importing goods to Spain. This leads to paper work, delays, and possibly having to pay import tax on your parcel. And all this while you are walking and not accessible . The best thing would be to travel to Spain/France/Portugal with your parcel, then ship it from there.
Do I have to contact you before I send my parcel?
You don’t have to, but you want if you would like. Best way would be to e-mail me. ivar.rekve at gmail.com
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