Tuesday Nov 01, 2022

Ep 14: All About the Albergues, or Where to Sleep on the Camino

Where do pilgrims sleep on the Camino?

In this episode I give a full run-down on the what, the where, and the how-they-work of the pilgrim’s hostels, or albergues, on the Camino. And I explore the other sleeping options, in case sleeping in shared dorm rooms isn’t for you.

What about the idea that the albergues are the heart of the pilgrim community, and that true pilgrims stay only in the albergues? Let’s talk about that, too!

Resources

Websites with up-to-date lists of albergues:

 - Gronze: https://www.gronze.com/

 - Eroski Consumer: https://caminodesantiago.consumer.es/

Camino Apps:

 - Camino Ninja

 - Wise Pilgrim

 - Buen Camino

To discover the Spanish Parador Hotels: https://www.parador.es/en

Correction: According to the list of albergues handed out by the Pilgrim's Office in Saint Jean Pied de Port, roughly 40% of the albergues on the Camino Francés are open all year (not roughly half, as mentioned).

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