Can you recommend a good hotel in Santiago de Compostela?

Can you recommend a good hotel in Santiago de Compostela?

The question was:

I know there are a million hotels in Santiago but I’d appreciate a personal recommendation for a 3 or 4 star hotel near the cathedral.

Have a look at these Santiago de Compostela hotels and also the good advice from pilgrims on good Santiago de Compostela hotels here.

Are reservations really necessary?

Are reservations really necessary?

The question was:

I really, really, really don’t want to book ahead for accommodation, because for me this brings the pilgrimage back to being like any other trip where I have to plan and make phone calls and book accommodation ahead of time. I just want to wake, walk and find somewhere to stay wherever I arrive at the end of my day. And I don’t want to rush to be somewhere by 1pm so that I can secure a bed. I want to walk without timeframes.

Is this feasible at this time of year (May, June, July)?

Read the good advice on booking accommodations in our forum.

What happens if the municipal albergue is full?

What happens if the municipal albergue is full?

The question was:

What happens if you arrive to a municipal albergue and it’s full? For instance I get to Roncesvalles (I know that one is large, but just the first one that came to mind) and it’s all full? Will other albergues/hostels be more expensive? Will I have to shell out big time for hotels? How would I find other albergues/hostels, and what if they’re full? I’ve no idea how common it is for them to be full, just wondering.

Read all the good advice on what do do if the albergue is full when you get there.

Thoughts after serving as a Hospitalera

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This is not really a question, but more thoughts from a pilgrim that has just finished serving as a hospitalera. She sais:

Well, I have been home a few weeks and can offer some thoughts on my first time serving as a hospitalera.

You can read all of her thoughts on being a hospitalera here.