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.
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/SaintJeanPieddePort,132.html?lang=en 
Guides, Pilgrim Passport  8  Y  Y  Y  Y  774  
Municipal hostel 55 Rue de la Citadelle www.aucoeurduchemin.org/spip/SaintJeanPieddePort,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.pelerinagesaintjacquescompostelle.com/gite 
20  K, W, D  15  
Orisson  Private Albergue – price inc diner http://www.refugeorisson.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, 1719 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.jakobusfreundepaderborn.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  


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 SantiagoFinistere/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 bunkbeds 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.
In the price column, what does the D mean?? Thanks just worried it means the albergue costs way more than the rest!
D stands for donation.
thankyou!!