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.

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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.

Town | Albergue | € | Facilities | Beds | Km to next A | Bar/ Rest |
Shop | Pharm | ATM | KmLeft |

St Jean Pied de Port | Pilgrims Office 39 Rue de la Citadelle www.aucoeurduchemin.org/spip/-Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port,132-.html?lang=en |
Guides, Pilgrim Passport | 8 | Y | Y | Y | Y | 774 | ||

Municipal hostel 55 Rue de la Citadelle www.aucoeurduchemin.org/spip/-Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port,132-.html?lang=en |
8 | K, W, D | 32 | |||||||

L’Esprit du Chemin 40 Rue de la Citadelle http://www.espritduchemin.org |
8 | 18 | ||||||||

Sur le Chemin 36 Rue de la Citadelle |
15 | K | 25 | |||||||

Refuge Ultreia 8 Rue de la Citadelle http://www.ultreia64.fr/en |
15 | 15 | ||||||||

Refuge Esponda 9 Rue du Trinquet |
15 | K | 15 | |||||||

Le Chemin Vars L’Etoile 43 R d’Espagne www.pelerinage-saint-jacques-compostelle.com/gite |
20 | K, W, D | 15 | |||||||

Orisson | Private Albergue – price inc diner http://www.refuge-orisson.com/ |
32 | W, D | 18 | 18 | Y | ||||

Roncesvalles | Official Albergue | 10 | W, D, @, Guides, Pilgrims Passport | 180 | 7 | Y | N | Y | 749 | |

Burguete | none | Y | Y | Y | 746 | |||||

Espinal | Hostal Rural Haizea | 15 | B, M, @ | 8 | 15 | Y | Y | 742 | ||

Albergue Irugoieneawww.irugoienea.com | 10 | W, @, B, M | 22 | |||||||

Viskarret | none | Y | Y | 738 | ||||||

Zubiri | Municipal AlbergueAv. Zubiri | 6 | K, @ | 52 | 5 | Y | Y | Y | 727 | |

Albergue ZaldikoPuenta de la Rabia, 1www.alberguezaldiko.com | 10 | K, W, D, @ | 24 | |||||||

El Palo de AvellanoAvenida de Roncesvalles, 16www.elpalodeavellano.com | 15 | W, D, M, @ | 57 | |||||||

Larrasoana | Municipal AlbergueC San Nicolas, 16 | 6 | K, W, @ | 77 | 12 | Y | Y | N | 722 | |

Villava, Trinidad de Arre | Municipal Alberguec/ Pedro de Atarrabia, 17-19 Rearwww.villava.es | 14 | K, @ | 48 | 4 | Y | Y | Y | 711 | |

Parish HostelConvento de la Trinidad, behind churchwww.alberguearre.com | 8 | W, D, @ | 41 | |||||||

Pamplona | Municipal Hostel – Alb Jésus et MariaC Compañíawww.aspacenavarra.org | 7 | W, D, @, Guides, Pilgrim Passport | 114 | 5 | Y | Y | Y | Y | 707 |

Casa Paderborn – privatePlaya de Caparroso, 6www.jakobusfreunde-paderborn.eu | 8 | W, D, @ | 26 | |||||||

Juvenil Fuerte del Príncipe – Youth HostelC Goroabe, 36 | 5 | @ | 96 | |||||||

Hostel Hemingwayhttp://www.hostelhemingway.com/ | 15 | K | 30 | |||||||

Cizur Menor | Albergue de MaribelCentre of villagewww.elalberguedemaribel.com | 10 | W | 52 | 6 | Y | Y | N | 702 | |

Refugio – St John of Malta Grouponly open mid june to mid sepL at entrance to village | 5 | K | 27 | |||||||

Zariquiegui | Albergue de ZariquieguiC San Andrés, 16www.alberguedezariquiegui.com | 10 | W, D, M, @ | 16 | 6 | N | N | N | 696 | |

Uterga | Albergue Camino del PerdonC Mayor, 57www.caminodelperdon.es | 10 | M | 18 | 5 | Y | Y | N | 690 | |

Muruzabal | none | Y | 687 | |||||||

Obanos – very clean | Refugio UsdaCentre of VillageC San Lorenzo, 6 (Next to the church) | 7 | K, W, D | 42 | 3 | Y | Y | N | 685 | |

Punente la Reina | Albergue Santiago ApostolParaje El Realwww.alberguesantiagoapostol.com | 8 | K, W, D, @, B, M | 84 | 5 | Y | Y | Y | Y | 683 |

Albergue Padres ReparadoresC Crucifijo, 1 | 5 | K, W, D,@, Pilgrims Passport | 100 | |||||||

Hostel Jakue – Apr to SepC Irunbideawww.jakue.com/english/index.html | 10 | K, W, D, @, M | 32 | |||||||

Maneru | Lurgorri – Private Hostel | 10 | Y | 12 | 3 | Y | Y | N | 678 | |

Cirauqui | Albergue Maralotz (private) | 10 | Y | 28 | 5 | Y | Y | N | 675 | |

Albergue Parroquial | D | Y | 12 | |||||||

Lorca | Albergue de Lorca – Easter to mid Oct | 7 | Y | 14 | 5 | Y | Y | N | 670 | |

La Bodega del Camino – Apr to Oct | 8 | N | 36 | |||||||

Villatuerta | Albergue de Peregrinos | 10 | Y | 40 | 4 | Y | Y | Y | 665 | |

Estella | Refugio – not recommended during busy times of the year | 7 | Y | 104 | 7 | Y | Y | Y | 661 | |

Parish Hostel – Albergue Parroquial San Miguel | D | Y | 30 | Y | ||||||

Ayegui | New Albergue Municiple no more details can anyone help? | 2 | Y | Y | N | 654 | ||||

Villamayor de Monjardin | Dutch Albergue – OASIS group – price includes dinner and breakfast | 15 | N | 26 | 12 | Y | Y | N | 652 | |

Albergue Parroquial Santa Cruz | D | Y | 20 | |||||||

Los Arcos | Albergue Isaac Santiago – run by a group from Belgium | 4 | Y | 80 | 8 | Y | Y | Y | 640 | |

Albergue Casa Romero | 3 | N | 30 | |||||||

Torres del Rio – no bulls and no river! But great bar for breakfast. | Private Albergue | 6 | N | 30 | 9 | Y | Y | N | 632 | |

Albergue Casa Mari | 6 | Y | 30 | |||||||

Viana – very clean – great views. | Albergue Andres Munoz | 5 | Y | 50 | 9 | Y | Y | Y | 621 | |

Logrono | Refugio | ? | Y | 80 | 13 | Y | Y | Y | 612 | |

Navarrete | Refugio | D | Y | 34 | 7 | Y | Y | ? | 599 | |

Ventosa | Albergue San Saturnio | 7 | Y | 26 | 16 | N | Y | N | 592 | |

Najera | Refugio | 2 | Y | 60 | 6 | Y | Y | ? | 583 | |

Azofra | Municipal Albergue – great – double rooms – new building – has everything. | 5 | Y | 60 | 15 | Y | Y | N | 577 | |

La Fuente – private – inc breakfast | 8 | N | 12 | |||||||

Refugio – German run | 3 | Y | 16 | |||||||

Santo Domingo de la Calzada | Refugio – Casa del Santo | D | Y | 40 | 7 | Y | Y | Y | 562 | |

Granon | Refugio – inside the bell tower of the church – this is a great place and my favourite. | D | Y | 40 | 4 | Y | Y | N | 555 | |

Redecilla del Camino | Refguio | ? | Y | 24 | 3 | Y | Y | N | 551 | |

Viloria de la Rioja | Private Albergue | 6 | N | 20 | 3 | N | Y | N | 548 | |

Villamayor del Rio | New Refugio | 5 | Y | 50 | 5 | Y | Y | N | 543 | |

Belorado | Refugio | ? | Y | 25 | 5 | Y | Y | Y | 539 | |

Cuatro Cantones – Private | ? | N | 20 | |||||||

Tosantos | Refugio – another highly recommended and very friendly albergue. | D | N | 30 | 6 | Y | Y | N | 534 | |

Villafranca Montes de Oca | New Albergue | 6 | Y | 40 | 12 | Y | Y | N | 528 | |

San Juan de Ortega – best avoided unhygienic | Refugio | ? | N | 60 | 4 | Y | N | N | 515 | |

Ages | Albergue San Rafael | 6 | ? | 35 | 2 | ? | ? | ? | 511 | |

Albergue el Pajer | 15 | ? | 38 | |||||||

Atapuerca | La Hutte | 5 | Y | 20 | 3 | Y | Y | N | 509 | |

Olmos de Atapuerca | Refugio | 3 | Y | 16 | 18 | Y | ? | N | 506 | |

Burgos | Official Albergue | 3 | N | 100 | 5 | Y | Y | Y | 488 | |

Casa de peregrinos Emaus | D | N | 20 | |||||||

Santiago y Santa Catalina – Calle Lain Caivo – near Cathedral – Great place | D | Y | 17 | |||||||

Villabilla | Refugio – basic | ? | N | 10 | 4 | Y | N | N | 483 | |

Tardajos | Refugio | ? | Y | 12 | 1 | Y | Y | N | 479 | |

Rabe de las Calzadas | Refugio | 5 | N | 22 | 8 | Y | N | N | 478 | |

Hornillos del Camino | Refugio | 4 | Y | 28 | 5 | Y | Y | N | 470 | |

Arroyo de San Bol | Refugio – stop and take photos – but do not drink the water or stay here – no toilets | 5 | Y | 10 | 6 | N | N | N | 465 | |

Hontanas | Refugio | 4 | Y | 18 | 5 | Y | Y | N | 460 | |

Private in bar | ? | N | 16 | |||||||

Convent of San Anton | Refugio | ? | Y | 20 | 6 | N | N | N | 455 | |

Castrojeriz | Albergue de Peregrinos | D | N | 32 | 11 | Y | Y | Y | 449 | |

Municipal Refugio | D | N | 20 | |||||||

Casa Nostra Albergue – private | 6 | Y | 30 | |||||||

Itero del Castillo | Hospital de San Nicolas – another great place – sleeping in old church | D | N | 12 | 1 | N | N | N | 438 | |

Itero de la Vega | Refugio | ? | N | 15 | 7 | Y | Y | N | 437 | |

Boadilla del Camino | Municipal Albergue | ? | N | 12 | 6 | Y | ? | N | 430 | |

En el Camino – private | 7 | N | 58 | |||||||

Fromista | Refugio | 6 | N | 55 | 4 | Y | Y | N | 424 | |

Poblacion de Campos | Refugio | 3 | Y | 12 | 9 | Y | Y | N | 420 | |

Villalcazar de Sirga | Casa de Peregrinos | ? | Y | 15 | 6 | Y | Y | N | 411 | |

Carrion de los Condes – next bank 2 days away!!! | Refugio | 5 | Y | 30 | 18 | Y | Y | Y | 405 | |

Private in Monastery of Santa Clara | 7 | Y | 28 | |||||||

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Calzadilla de la Cueza | Refugio – Private – very good | 6 | N | 50 | 6 | Y | Y | N | 388 | |

Ledigos | Albergue el Palomar | 7 | Y | 50 | 3 | Y | Y | N | 382 | |

Terradillos de los Templarios | Albergue Los Templarios | 6 | Y | 56 | 6 | Y | Y | N | 379 | |

Refugio | 7 | N | 80 | |||||||

San Nicolas del Real Camino | Albergue Laganares | 7 | N | 20 | 8 | Y | Y | N | 373 | |

Sahagun | Albergue Municipal | 4 | Y | 60 | 5 | Y | Y | Y | 365 | |

Calzada del Coto | Refugio | ? | N | 24 | 5 | N | Y | N | 360 | |

Bercianos de Real Camino | Refugio | ? | ? | 38 | 7 | Y | Y | N | 355 | |

El Burgo Ranero | Albergue | D | Y | 26 | 13 | Y | Y | N | 348 | |

El Nogal | 7 | N | ? | |||||||

Reliegos | Refugio | 4 | Y | 46 | 6 | Y | Y | N | 335 | |

Mansilla de las Mulas | Casa de Peregrino | 4 | Y | 46 | 18 | Y | Y | Y | 329 | |

Puente de Villarente | none | Y | Y | N | 323 | |||||

Valdelafuente | none | Y | Y | N | 317 | |||||

Leon | Municipal Refugio | 4 | Y | 112 | 24 | Y | Y | Y | 311 | |

Convento Santa Maria | ? | Y | ? | |||||||

Virgen del Camino | none | Y | Y | ? | 303 | |||||

Valverde de la Virgin | none | Y | Y | N | 300 | |||||

San Miguel del Camino | none | Y | Y | N | 299 | |||||

Urbanizacion Santiago de Compostela | none | Y | Y | N | 293 | |||||

Villadangos | Municipal Albergue | 3 | Y | 40 | 5 | Y | Y | N | 287 | |

San Martin del Camino | New Refugio | ? | Y | 100 | 7 | Y | Y | N | 282 | |

Hospital de Orbigo | German group Refugio | 3 | Y | 20 | 5 | Y | Y | Y | 275 | |

Municipal | 3 | Y | 20 | |||||||

Villares de Orbigo | none | Y | 273 | |||||||

Santibanes de Valdeiglesia | Refugio | 4 | Y | 20 | 11 | Y | N | N | 270 | |

Astorga | Plaza Marques | 3 | Y | 160 | 5 | Y | Y | Y | 259 | |

Albergue de Peregrinos San Javier | 6 | Y | 110 | |||||||

Murias de Rechivaldo | Refugio | ? | N | 20 | 5 | Y | ? | N | 254 | |

Santa Catalina de Somoza | Refugio | ? | N | 34 | 5 | Y | Y | N | 249 | |

El Ganso | Refugio | ? | N | 32 | 7 | Y | Y | N | 245 | |

Rabanal del Camino | Refugio Gaucelmo – Confraternity of St James run – great place to stay. | D | Y | 60 | 6 | Y | Y | N | 238 | |

Nuestra Senora del Pilar – very good | 5 | Y | 78 | |||||||

Village refugio | 3 | Y | 40 | |||||||

Foncebadon | Refugio | ? | Y | 20 | 4 | Y | N | N | 232 | |

Cruz de Ferro | See photos page – St James Cross – nothing else but picnic area | |||||||||

Manjarin | Refugio – you must stop and see. But stay… | D | N | 16 | 7 | N | N | N | 228 | |

El Acebo | Municipal Refugio | ? | Y | 12 | 4 | Y | Y | N | 221 | |

Refugio Taberna de Jose | 4 | Y | 40 | |||||||

Refugio Meson el Acebo | 4 | Y | 24 | |||||||

Riego de Ambros | Priviate Albergue | 3 | Y | 40 | 4 | Y | Y | N | 217 | |

Molinaseca | Refugio | 4 | Y | 28 | 7 | Y | Y | Y | 213 | |

Ponferarrada | Albergue San Nicolas | ? | Y | 160 | 15 | Y | Y | Y | 205 | |

Fuentes Nuevas | none | Y | 197 | |||||||

Camponaraya | none | Y | 195 | |||||||

Cacabelos | Refugio | ? | Y | 74 | 7 | Y | Y | ? | 190 | |

Villafranca del Bierzo | Refugio Ava Fenix | D | Y | 60 | 19 | Y | Y | Y | 183 | |

Municipal Refugio | 4 | Y | 64 | |||||||

Albergue de los Padres | ? | Y | 30 | |||||||

Trabadelo | none | Y | Y | N | 173 | |||||

La Portela | none | Y | 170 | |||||||

Vega de Valcarce | Municipal Albergue | 4 | N | 50 | 2 | Y | Y | N | 164 | |

Albergue do Brasil | ? | Y | 30 | |||||||

Ruitelan | Refugio | 6 | N | 40 | 7 | Y | Y | N | 162 | |

Herrerias | none | Y | 160 | |||||||

La Faba | Refugio – German Confraternity | 4 | Y | 30 | 3 | Y | N | N | 158 | |

Laguna de Castilla | Refugio | ? | Y | 14 | 4 | ? | ? | ? | 155 | |

O Cebreiro | Refugio | D | Y | 80 | 6 | Y | Y | ? | 151 | |

Linares | none | Y | Y | N | 148 | |||||

Hospital de la Condesa | Refugio | ? | Y | 20 | 9 | Y | Y | N | 145 | |

Alto de Polo | none | Y | 142 | |||||||

Fonfria | New Albergue – great place | ? | Y | 46 | 6 | Y | N | N | 136 | |

Triacastela | Refugio | D | Y | 70 | 11 | Y | Y | Y | 130 | |

Aitzenea | 7 | Y | 30 | |||||||

Samos – I know the km don’t add up here – but via Samos is the longer and more beautiful route | Refugio in Monastery | 6 | Y | 48 | 16 | Y | Y | Y | 119 | |

Sarria – this is where many people only walking the last 100km start, therefore in late July and all August it is very crowded | Refugio | D | Y | 40 | 5 | Y | Y | Y | 112 | |

Private – Rua Mayor | 6 | Y | 50 | |||||||

Private – O Durminento | 7 | Y | 40 | |||||||

Barbadelo | Refugio | D | Y | 30 | 10 | Y | N | N | 107 | |

Morgade | none | Y | N | N | 99 | |||||

Ferreiros | Refugio | 5 | Y | 20 | 7 | Y | N | N | 97 | |

Mirallos | none | Y | 96 | |||||||

Portomarin | Refugio | ? | Y | 30 | 8 | Y | Y | Y | 90 | |

Gonzar | Refugio | ? | Y | 20 | 3 | Y | ? | N | 82 | |

Castromaior | none | Y | 81 | |||||||

Hospital de la Cruz | Refugio | D | Y | 20 | 5 | Y | ? | N | 79 | |

Ventas de Naron | none | Y | 77 | |||||||

Ligonde | Fuente de Peregrino | D | ? | 10 | 1 | Y | ? | N | 74 | |

Municipal Albergue | 6 | Y | 20 | |||||||

Eirexe | Refugio | ? | Y | 20 | 8 | Y | N | N | 73 | |

Palas de Rei | Refugio | ? | Y | 60 | 3 | Y | Y | Y | 65 | |

San Xulian | Private Albergue B & BEM | 20 | N | 20 | 1 | Y | ? | N | 62 | |

Ponte Campana | Private Albergue | ? | ? | ? | 1 | Y | ? | N | 61 | |

Casanova | Refugio | ? | Y | 20 | 4 | Y | ? | N | 60 | |

Leboreiro | Refugio | ? | Y | 20 | 6 | Y | Y | N | 56 | |

Furelos | none | Y | 52 | |||||||

Melide | Refugio | 5 | Y | 130 | 9 | Y | Y | Y | 50 | |

Boente | none | Y | 45 | |||||||

Casaneda | none | Y | 43 | |||||||

Ribadiso do Baixo | Refugio | 5 | Y | 60 | 4 | Y | N | N | 41 | |

Arzua | Refugio | 5 | Y | 50 | 16 | Y | Y | Y | 37 | |

Calle | none | Y | Y | 28 | ||||||

Salceda | none | Y | Y | 26 | ||||||

Empalme | none | Y | 23 | |||||||

Santa Irene | Refugio | 4 | Y | 40 | 3 | Y | ? | N | 21 | |

Private | 10 | N | 20 | |||||||

A Rua | none | Y | 19 | |||||||

Pedrouzo | Refugio | 4 | Y | 100 | 13 | Y | Y | Y | 18 | |

Lavacolla | none | Y | 11 | |||||||

San Marcos | none (camp ground) | Y | 7 | |||||||

Monte del Gozo | Refugio | D | N | 800 | 5 | Y | Y | Y | 5 | |

Santiago – Well done | Refugio | 5 | N | ? | 0 | Y | Y | Y | 0 | |

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. | 5 | N | 40 | |||||||

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?

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

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

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.

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.

I love some of the hostels in small villages in out of the way places.

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€).

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

Kitchen, Washing Machine, Dryer, @ for internet, M for menu or food – I hope that helps.

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