Pilgrim Hostels

Albergues and Refugios are hostels – but hostels only for pilgrims. Therefore you need a Pilgrims Passport to stay in one. Pilgrims passports are issued at quite a number of places. Firstly, from your home country confraternity, if you are a member; at some Albergues (cost is normally only a few euro). St Jean Pied de Port, Roncesvalles, and Pamplona, where most people start are the main centers where pilgrims passports are issued..

This list albergues not comprehensive – it is impossible to compile a completely up to date list of Albergues. New albergues are being opened all the time. Private Albergues will be found in addition to what is listed below.

Please remember that almost all the people that will greet you in an Albergue are volunteers. This is their way of giving back to the Camino de Santiago, please treat them with the respect they are due, without them the Way of St James would be much more difficult for all.

The facilities vary greatly. Some albergues are warm and cozy (Grannon), – some are old school buildings that lack any atmosphere, some have washing machines, but mostly it will have to be done by hand. Every one which I stayed in had hot showers. Most have kitchens, but in most towns there will be a bar that serves the “Pilgrim menu”, this is usually cheaper, but with little choice, (about €7 to €10). However some Albergues, like Granon, will serve a communal evening meal, (donation and washing dishes, if so inclined). A lot of Albergues now have internet connection.

The house rules vary – but most will be open from 4pm and close in the evening at ten or eleven – beware at some they will lock you out. Some will wake you at six in the morning – and normally out by 7am. Pilgrims are allowed one nights stay; unless medical grounds force the person to rest, this happens, sore knees, feet, etc.



The closer you come to Santiago, the busier the Albergues, patience is a requirement not an option. However it all is an incredible experience, see it for what it is, a pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela.

TownAlbergueFacilitiesBedsKm to next ABar/
Rest
ShopPharmATMKmLeft
St Jean Pied de PortPilgrims Office
39 Rue de la Citadelle
www.aucoeurduchemin.org/spip/-Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port,132-.html?lang=en
Guides, Pilgrim Passport8YYYY774
Municipal hostel
55 Rue de la Citadelle
www.aucoeurduchemin.org/spip/-Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port,132-.html?lang=en
8K, W, D32
L’Esprit du Chemin
40 Rue de la Citadelle
http://www.espritduchemin.org
818
Sur le Chemin
36 Rue de la Citadelle
15K25
Refuge Ultreia
8 Rue de la Citadelle
http://www.ultreia64.fr/en
1515
Refuge Esponda
9 Rue du Trinquet
15K15
Le Chemin Vars L’Etoile
43 R d’Espagne
www.pelerinage-saint-jacques-compostelle.com/gite
20K, W, D15
OrissonPrivate Albergue – price inc diner
http://www.refuge-orisson.com/
32W, D1818Y
RoncesvallesOfficial Albergue10W, D, @, Guides, Pilgrims Passport1807YNY749
BurguetenoneYYY746
EspinalHostal Rural Haizea15B, M, @815YY742
Albergue Irugoieneawww.irugoienea.com 10W, @, B, M22
ViskarretnoneYY738
ZubiriMunicipal AlbergueAv. Zubiri6K, @525YYY727
Albergue ZaldikoPuenta de la Rabia, 1www.alberguezaldiko.com10K, W, D, @24
El Palo de AvellanoAvenida de Roncesvalles, 16www.elpalodeavellano.com15W, D, M, @57
LarrasoanaMunicipal AlbergueC San Nicolas, 166K, W, @7712YYN722
Villava, Trinidad de ArreMunicipal Alberguec/ Pedro de Atarrabia, 17-19 Rearwww.villava.es14K, @484YYY711
Parish HostelConvento de la Trinidad, behind churchwww.alberguearre.com8W, D, @41
PamplonaMunicipal Hostel – Alb Jésus et MariaC Compañíawww.aspacenavarra.org7W, D, @, Guides, Pilgrim Passport1145YYYY707
Casa Paderborn – privatePlaya de Caparroso, 6www.jakobusfreunde-paderborn.eu8W, D, @26
Juvenil Fuerte del Príncipe – Youth HostelC Goroabe, 365@96
Hostel Hemingwayhttp://www.hostelhemingway.com/15K30
Cizur MenorAlbergue de MaribelCentre of villagewww.elalberguedemaribel.com10W526YYN702
Refugio – St John of Malta Grouponly open mid june to mid sepL at entrance to village5K27
ZariquieguiAlbergue de ZariquieguiC San Andrés, 16www.alberguedezariquiegui.com10W, D, M, @166NNN696
UtergaAlbergue Camino del PerdonC Mayor, 57www.caminodelperdon.es10M185YYN690
MuruzabalnoneY687
Obanos – very cleanRefugio UsdaCentre of VillageC San Lorenzo, 6 (Next to the church)7K, W, D423YYN685
Punente la ReinaAlbergue Santiago ApostolParaje El Realwww.alberguesantiagoapostol.com8K, W, D, @, B, M845YYYY683
Albergue Padres ReparadoresC Crucifijo, 15K, W, D,@, Pilgrims Passport100
Hostel Jakue – Apr to SepC Irunbideawww.jakue.com/english/index.html10K, W, D, @, M32
ManeruLurgorri – Private Hostel10Y123YYN678
CirauquiAlbergue Maralotz (private)10Y285YYN675
Albergue ParroquialDY12
LorcaAlbergue de Lorca – Easter to mid Oct7Y145YYN670
La Bodega del Camino – Apr to Oct8N36
VillatuertaAlbergue de Peregrinos10Y404YYY665
EstellaRefugio – not recommended during busy times of the year7Y1047YYY661
Parish Hostel – Albergue Parroquial San MiguelDY30Y
AyeguiNew Albergue Municiple no more details can anyone help?2YYN654
Villamayor de MonjardinDutch Albergue – OASIS group – price includes dinner and breakfast15N2612YYN652
Albergue Parroquial Santa CruzDY20
Los ArcosAlbergue Isaac Santiago – run by a group from Belgium4Y808YYY640
Albergue Casa Romero3N30
Torres del Rio – no bulls and no river! But great bar for breakfast.Private Albergue6N309YYN632
Albergue Casa Mari6Y30
Viana – very clean – great views.Albergue Andres Munoz5Y509YYY621
LogronoRefugio?Y8013YYY612
NavarreteRefugioDY347YY?599
VentosaAlbergue San Saturnio7Y2616NYN592
NajeraRefugio2Y606YY?583
AzofraMunicipal Albergue – great – double rooms – new building – has everything.5Y6015YYN577
La Fuente – private – inc breakfast8N12
Refugio – German run3Y16
Santo Domingo de la CalzadaRefugio – Casa del SantoDY407YYY562
GranonRefugio – inside the bell tower of the church – this is a great place and my favourite.DY404YYN555
Redecilla del CaminoRefguio?Y243YYN551
Viloria de la RiojaPrivate Albergue6N203NYN548
Villamayor del RioNew Refugio5Y505YYN543
BeloradoRefugio?Y255YYY539
Cuatro Cantones – Private?N20
TosantosRefugio – another highly recommended and very friendly albergue.DN306YYN534
Villafranca Montes de OcaNew Albergue6Y4012YYN528
San Juan de Ortega – best avoided unhygienicRefugio?N604YNN515
AgesAlbergue San Rafael6?352???511
Albergue el Pajer15?38
AtapuercaLa Hutte5Y203YYN509
Olmos de AtapuercaRefugio3Y1618Y?N506
BurgosOfficial Albergue3N1005YYY488
Casa de peregrinos EmausDN20
Santiago y Santa Catalina – Calle Lain Caivo – near Cathedral – Great placeDY17
VillabillaRefugio – basic?N104YNN483
TardajosRefugio?Y121YYN479
Rabe de las CalzadasRefugio5N228YNN478
Hornillos del CaminoRefugio4Y285YYN470
Arroyo de San BolRefugio – stop and take photos – but do not drink the water or stay here – no toilets5Y106NNN465
HontanasRefugio4Y185YYN460
Private in bar?N16
Convent of San AntonRefugio?Y206NNN455
CastrojerizAlbergue de PeregrinosDN3211YYY449
Municipal RefugioDN20
Casa Nostra Albergue – private6Y30
Itero del CastilloHospital de San Nicolas – another great place – sleeping in old churchDN121NNN438
Itero de la VegaRefugio?N157YYN437
Boadilla del CaminoMunicipal Albergue?N126Y?N430
En el Camino – private7N58
FromistaRefugio6N554YYN424
Poblacion de CamposRefugio3Y129YYN420
Villalcazar de SirgaCasa de Peregrinos?Y156YYN411
Carrion de los Condes – next bank 2 days away!!!Refugio5Y3018YYY405
Private in Monastery of Santa Clara7Y28

Calzadilla de la CuezaRefugio – Private – very good6N506YYN388
LedigosAlbergue el Palomar7Y503YYN382
Terradillos de los TemplariosAlbergue Los Templarios6Y566YYN379
Refugio7N80
San Nicolas del Real CaminoAlbergue Laganares7N208YYN373
SahagunAlbergue Municipal4Y605YYY365
Calzada del CotoRefugio?N245NYN360
Bercianos de Real CaminoRefugio??387YYN355
El Burgo RaneroAlbergueDY2613YYN348
El Nogal7N?
ReliegosRefugio4Y466YYN335
Mansilla de las MulasCasa de Peregrino4Y4618YYY329
Puente de VillarentenoneYYN323
ValdelafuentenoneYYN317
LeonMunicipal Refugio4Y11224YYY311
Convento Santa Maria?Y?
Virgen del CaminononeYY?303
Valverde de la VirginnoneYYN300
San Miguel del CaminononeYYN299
Urbanizacion Santiago de CompostelanoneYYN293
VilladangosMunicipal Albergue3Y405YYN287
San Martin del CaminoNew Refugio?Y1007YYN282
Hospital de OrbigoGerman group Refugio3Y205YYY275
Municipal3Y20
Villares de OrbigononeY273
Santibanes de ValdeiglesiaRefugio4Y2011YNN270
AstorgaPlaza Marques3Y1605YYY259
Albergue de Peregrinos San Javier6Y110
Murias de RechivaldoRefugio?N205Y?N254
Santa Catalina de SomozaRefugio?N345YYN249
El GansoRefugio?N327YYN245
Rabanal del CaminoRefugio Gaucelmo – Confraternity of St James run – great place to stay.DY606YYN238
Nuestra Senora del Pilar – very good5Y78
Village refugio3Y40
FoncebadonRefugio?Y204YNN232
Cruz de FerroSee photos page – St James Cross – nothing else but picnic area
ManjarinRefugio – you must stop and see. But stay…DN167NNN228
El AceboMunicipal Refugio?Y124YYN221
Refugio Taberna de Jose4Y40
Refugio Meson el Acebo4Y24
Riego de AmbrosPriviate Albergue3Y404YYN217
MolinasecaRefugio4Y287YYY213
PonferarradaAlbergue San Nicolas?Y16015YYY205
Fuentes NuevasnoneY197
CamponarayanoneY195
CacabelosRefugio?Y747YY?190
Villafranca del BierzoRefugio Ava FenixDY6019YYY183
Municipal Refugio4Y64
Albergue de los Padres?Y30
TrabadelononeYYN173
La PortelanoneY170
Vega de ValcarceMunicipal Albergue4N502YYN164
Albergue do Brasil?Y30
RuitelanRefugio6N407YYN162
HerreriasnoneY160
La FabaRefugio – German Confraternity4Y303YNN158
Laguna de CastillaRefugio?Y144???155
O CebreiroRefugioDY806YY?151
LinaresnoneYYN148
Hospital de la CondesaRefugio?Y209YYN145
Alto de PolononeY142
FonfriaNew Albergue – great place?Y466YNN136
TriacastelaRefugioDY7011YYY130
Aitzenea7Y30
Samos – I know the km don’t add up here – but via Samos is the longer and more beautiful routeRefugio in Monastery6Y4816YYY119
Sarria – this is where many people only walking the last 100km start, therefore in late July and all August it is very crowdedRefugioDY405YYY112
Private – Rua Mayor6Y50
Private – O Durminento7Y40
BarbadeloRefugioDY3010YNN107
MorgadenoneYNN99
FerreirosRefugio5Y207YNN97
MirallosnoneY96
PortomarinRefugio?Y308YYY90
GonzarRefugio?Y203Y?N82
CastromaiornoneY81
Hospital de la CruzRefugioDY205Y?N79
Ventas de NaronnoneY77
LigondeFuente de PeregrinoD?101Y?N74
Municipal Albergue6Y20
EirexeRefugio?Y208YNN73
Palas de ReiRefugio?Y603YYY65
San XulianPrivate Albergue B & BEM20N201Y?N62
Ponte CampanaPrivate Albergue???1Y?N61
CasanovaRefugio?Y204Y?N60
LeboreiroRefugio?Y206YYN56
FurelosnoneY52
MelideRefugio5Y1309YYY50
BoentenoneY45
CasanedanoneY43
Ribadiso do BaixoRefugio5Y604YNN41
ArzuaRefugio5Y5016YYY37
CallenoneYY28
SalcedanoneYY26
EmpalmenoneY23
Santa IreneRefugio4Y403Y?N21
Private10N20
A RuanoneY19
PedrouzoRefugio4Y10013YYY18
LavacollanoneY11
San Marcosnone (camp ground)Y7
Monte del GozoRefugioDN8005YYY5
Santiago – Well doneRefugio5N?0YYY0
Albergue Padres???
Albergue Acuario – on the route into the city – my last plug – I stayed here for three nights – very easy going – open all day, no lockout, great place.5N40

20 comments on “Pilgrim Hostels
  1. Vicky says:

    Just want to thank you for sharing your experience (s) en El Camino de Santiago Compostela! We have been thinking of walking El Camino de Santiago Compostela for a few years! This was actually the first time I checked it out. Very informative and helpful….thank you. By the way when is the best time of the year, weatherwise, to walk El Camino de Santiago Compostela?

    • simone says:

      hi we walked the camino from the end of august to the end of September and the weather was perfect…we only experienced one day of rain…best thing I have ever done….enjoy…buen camino

  2. antonio says:

    Hi, I like you web very much. My brother and me will open next month a new albergue in Negreira. (Camino Finisterre). This is the information if you want to visit us. Thanks a lot y buen camino.

    Very soon the Camino from Santiago-Finistere/Muxía, will have a new pilgrims Albergue (one star) in the Council area of Negreira. Two old Galician stone houses situated in beautiful Logrosa have been lovingly restored to offer all the comforts a pilgrim would need.
    In a charming place, surrounded by nature in a rural setting where the walker can relax, rest and enjoy typical Galician cuisine.
    An Albergue of low capacity, with only 20 places offering pilgrims a better stay for those who don´t want to stay in noisy and large Albergues. We have 5 double rooms, 2 singles and 2 rooms with 4 bunk-beds each. It´s important to book early.
    The Albergue has heating, TV, payphone, internet access, laundry, dining room, large garden, reading room/library, living room with fireplace, closed area for bicycles, field for horses, outdoor dining, shared bathrooms.
    For more information visit http://www.alberguedelogrosa.com
    Email: info@alberguedelogrosa.com
    Phone 981885820

  3. We also like this site. We are able to accommodate up to six people. The casa rural is situated two kilometres before Portomarin in the small hamlet of Vilacha. Be a part of our family for the night and enjoy the hospitality of South African and New Zealand.
    Contact details
    home: 982 54 53 91
    Cell: 607 43 12 77
    gordonbell@mweb.co.za

    We also cater for vegetarians and coeliacs.

  4. Louise says:

    Hi> I was recently at the Albergue Vilorio de Rioja. It has only 12 beds, and requires a reservation. There are no services in this village of 28 residents, so the Hospitliarros make dinner and breakfast for a donation. It’s the most wonderful albergue….lovely and quit. Acasio and Orietta are terrific hosts.

  5. Useful information! Some prices have changed, though. For instance l’Esprit du Chemin (St Jean Pied de Port) only has a half board option for 26 € (instead of the above mentioned 8€).

  6. Declan says:

    Sorry if I’ve missed the explanation, but what do “K, W, D, @, M” mean

  7. Declan says:

    Leslie, thanks, I started to figure out K for Kitchen and W for Washing, but the M and D eluded me.

  8. Ali says:

    In the price column, what does the D mean?? Thanks just worried it means the albergue costs way more than the rest!

  9. Tina says:

    Hi

    pardon my ignorance, i have just been through the list of places to stay, but I cannot figure out what K, W, D, @ mean in the facilities column. could you please clarify.

  10. David Barrett says:

    No criticism intended at all Leslie and I think you do a fantastic job. However this list of albergues is rather out of date. For example Estelle now has 5 albergues. Is there a system to update it

    • Leslie says:

      It is very out of date now.

      Thanks for pointing that out. I don’t work so much on the site these days, new baby, busy job, life…

      The albergues for the book will be getting updated again soon, so I will add them here.

  11. Cynthia Villanueva says:

    how recent is this list of hostels with cost?
    thank you,
    Cindy

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