The variety of accommodation along the Camino de Santiago depends on the route you choose. Would you like to know more about it?
I bet you are already imagining it… The thing is that among the routes to Santiago, you can either find quiet or crowded ones.
Finding accommodation along the Camino de Santiago
At first, we might believe that there will be less options to choose from outside the most renowned routes. However, the truth is that there are sections shared with other Caminos at these same routes, so it will be easier than we can imagine.
We are not going to fool ourselves, the Primitive Way is probably one of the most complicated routes to find accommodation, especially if you are looking for a place right on the Camino. But it’s not imposible.
We found great diversity of accommodation along the French and Portuguese Camino, both small family-run companies and bigger ones, but… where do I stay if I want to do the Primitive, the English or the Northern Way?
If you feel lazy to look for accommodation on your own but you really want to launch yourself into this special adventure, why not counting on the assistance of a specialized agency?
If you are reading this, you probably would like to be told about the most recommended accommodations to stay on the Camino, depending on your budget and the facilities you need, the distance from the Camino, and many other doubts that may arise.
We will try to solve them and if you still have doubts after reading this guide, do not forget that you can leave your comment or send us an email, so our team of local experts will reply in a flash!!
What accommodation options do I have on the Camino de Santiago? Which ones do we recommend?
We will not tell you what to choose. You already know this is up to you and depends on your preferences, but we will try to help you in order to make a fundamental decision for your well-being during the Camino.
The first step should be thinking about your comfort needs. Are you going to do the Camino and want to experience a mountain-style adventure? You probably thought about spending the night under the stars on a sleeping bag, beneath the shelter of a large tree.
Well, that’s not the most desirable thing to do, even during the summer.
The temperatures tend to drop during the Galician nights. It’s not that you will be cold, but surely you won’t get up to 100% in order to start walking.
On the other hand, insects like mosquitoes may join your night party, leaving their vampire marks over the most exposed areas of your skin.
A pilgrim I have recently met, told me that he had slept in the open air and the result was getting up with a swollen knee. We don’t know which insect caused it, but the high temperatures and the bite turned out to be a fatal combination. The knee became more and more inflamed, so walking came to be harder and harder.
We cannot advise you on that! Walking the Camino with mosquitoe bites or other bugs can be quite uncomfortable.
So let’s better find a more suitable accommodation. It is not 100% sure that you will be free of bites if you stay in an enclosed place, but the chances will be reduced to more than 50%. Let’s say you will be less of an accessible victim.
Now the question is: do I prefer to share dreams and bath with others, or do I wish to sleep in my own private bedroom? What accommodation options could I find on the Camino de Santiago?
Subscribe to our newsletter and receive our FREE Practical Guide to the Camino de Santiago. In this guide you will find all the information you need to start planning your Camino.
Hostel, Pension, Hotel, Country Cottage?
Hostels are a good option if you want to meet other people who are also doing the Camino. You can find them throughout all the stages along the routes. In fact, in those places where there is no private accommodation, there is always a public hostel and some private ones.
As you probably know, public hostels give priority to those who are doing the Camino as a pilgrim, with the official credential. In addition, they do not allow reservations, so that is why you could run out of sleeping options.
Private hostels do admit reservations and some of them have some private rooms with ensuite bathroom. So they are a good option if you want to enjoy the most social aspect of the Camino.
You will find below a list of the top accommodation along the Camino de Santiago that you could find on the route that you decide to follow, including some hostel.
There are “hostales” and “pensiones” in our region, but actually hostales are the same than “pensiones”. In fact, the regulations in Galicia specify that hostales are 2 and 3 star “pensiones” with certain characteristics similar to those of a hotel. In other words, a hostal (2-3*pension) is like a hotel, but from a lower category.
This does not mean that they have to be worse, only that the law does not require them to have as many services as a hotel. Of course, quality does not always accompany the stars, but in the price we pay it is usually noticed a little more.
On the French Camino from Sarria, there are 117 registered pensions, without taking into account of the 124 that currently exist in Santiago.
So there is plenty of accommodation to choose from. If you want to know which are among the top according to our ranking, pay attention to our infographic.
Some pensions have a restaurant, which can great if it matches with a stage with lack of gastronomic offer. We know that sometimes fatigue will cause you a lot of laziness when walking the area to find the place to recharge your batteries. Other times the offer is so scarce that you don’t have much to choose from, or the offer is enough but they don’t really meet our expectations. So it never hurts when they offer us the complete pack in the same establishment.
Other pensions, that do not have this service, have agreements with restaurants nearby. The truth is that it’s very convenient for the traveller who arrives exhausted after a hard walk.
Hostels are a good option to sleep well, without having to give up on privacy. Some look restrained and others more modernized, but always with a decent service for a good rest.
You probably know everything you need about hotels already. Some are so magnificent, others so chaotic, but all of them usually have the essential services for resting, cleaning and maintenance of our stomachs (at least in the morning).
Some hotels do not have a dining room or cafeteria, which is a pain in the neck when thinking about breakfast. ¡Uh! Breakfast! That meal we need in order to be able to walk.
Let’s be honest, everyone likes to have a good breakfast when they go to a hotel, but… our wishes are not always fulfilled. How many of us criticize the lack of variety in a breakfast? Or its high price for the small quantity or supply of food? Not to mention the types of breakfast… continental, buffet, brunch, gluten free, lactose free, vegetarian…
Luckily, some accommodations serve breakfasts with an interesting variety, from salty (sausages, cheeses, snacks), to the classic sweet (cereals, breads, jams …) option, but the truth is that many continue to fail at this point.
Industrial pastries should be strictly prohibited. Why? Well, I am not going to write a post about nutrition, but in fact the sugars they contain are not the most interesting calories to start walking.
Other “healthier” hotels offer local products. Do you think it is worth paying a little more for a healthier product? And if they also tell you that they have made it in the bakery of the town, which has a woodstove and continues to cook the bread as in the past. Wow!!!
That deserves an outstanding, because….
Investing in a quality product is a synonym of a service that genuinely cares for the customer.
And that’s what it takes to make it easier and more endearing when you do the Camino, isn’t it? They only need to take care of you.
Rural tourism is in vogue. Who does not like to enjoy a cottage, next to a river or a lake, surrounded by a forest… in addition it may have also a pool, or a chimney! Yes, the rural is cool. It makes us reconnect with mother nature. And, since the Caminos pass through so many rural areas… country cottages could be a perfect option for our rest.
Country Cottages are an amazing option along the Camino
These accommodations are divided into different types depending on their characteristics, according to Galician regulations. Village houses, farmhouses, rural tourism villages, manor houses, mansions and others, will take us to another century.
They usually are traditional houses from the area, built many years ago, renovated a few years ago, but with a nostalgic feeling that floods us with cosiness.
Not all of them are incredible, because some have simply been reformed without maintaining the essence. We are in other century and nowadays we want certain comforts that our ancestors could not enjoy.
But the common thing is that rural tourism makes us feel very comfortable. Natural materials, such as oak and chestnut wood, depending on the area, slate on the rooftops, with its fireplace, known as “lareira”, original antique furniture, its squeaky floors and that particular smell of… I don’t know, country cottage?
Some of them are dreamlike and allow us to feel that our journey through the Camino is well worth it.
Are country cottages the best option? It depends on what we look for. In general, we can divide country cottages in two types:
- Full rental country cottages. Some are only rented for a minimum of days, and have their kitchen so you stew it, you eat it. Hopefully, they will change your towels and sheets every 2 or 3 days. They are not bad at all, but it will be more like renting a whole apartment with family or friends and setting up the party on your own.
- Full rental or private rooms rental in a country cottage. Some of them are similar to a hotel. That means you can book a room and breakfast. Not all of them take full care of this aspect, but some do very well and invest on high quality products. Also, if you are doing the Camino and the house is far from the areas of bars and restaurants, it is appreciated when they offer lunch or dinner service.
Accommodation along the Camino de Santiago
Hotels along the Camino de Santiago
There are more than 900 hotels in Galicia. Logically, not all of them are located right there in the Camino, but the number helps us to get an idea of the current offer.
On the Portuguese Way from Tui, there are more than 122 hotels
Obviously we are giving an approximate figure, since we talk about the hotels that we can find in the stops of those stages of the Camino. However, sometimes we have no choice but to choose to divert a bit from the route, either due to lack of availability or accommodation in the area.
[docxpresso file=”https://galiwonders.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/hotels-Camino-stars-EN.odt” comments=”true” SVG=”true”]
In general, on the Camino the most common hotels have 1 and 2 stars.
In many stages of the Camino, we cannot choose the stars, but we should not worry either. Today, many of them have an excellent quality / price ratio.
What is the offer of hotels along the Camino?
[docxpresso file=”https://galiwonders.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Hotels-Camino-Santiago-EN.odt” comments=”true” SVG=”true”]
Along the Portuguese Coastal Camino, we can find more hotels in comparison to the rest. This is conditioned mostly because the coastal area of the Rías Baixas is one of the most demanded during the summer time.
Pensions along the Camino de Santiago
There are more pensions than hotels in Galicia. In fact, we found 1231 pensions, almost nothing!
[docxpresso file=”https://galiwonders.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Pensions-Camino-EN.odt” comments=”true” SVG=”true”]
50% of the pensions are registered as a 1-star pension. The pensions from this category are usually basic accommodations, where you can sleep, but it is not so common to find a bar service inside. However, they are a good option if you are simply thinking about a place to rest in the privacy of your own room.
In some cases, there are pensions that have shared rooms, although this is usually more characteristic among the hostels. In others, there are private rooms with shared bathrooms. So, if we want total privacy, it is better to double check before hiring.
What is the offer of pensions along the Camino?
[docxpresso file=”https://galiwonders.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Pensions-Camino-Santiago-EN.odt” comments=”true” SVG=”true”]
As you can see, we can find more quantity of pensions along the French Camino, because it is also the most popular. As a curiosity, we also see that the Northern Way or the English Way have a good network of this type of accommodation.
Hostels along the Camino
Hostels are another option to stay in. However, not all of them have private rooms. If you are looking for an accommodation where you do not have to share the bathroom or the room, this will not be your best option. But if you have decided to enjoy this social experience, it will surely be the best way to live this part of the Camino.
Some hostels, such as those from the Xacobeo public network, do not accept reservations. As you may have the occasion to read sometime, these hostels give priority to people walking for pilgrimage reasons.
In public network hostels you will find a place in order of arrival and priority: first, if you have a physical limitation, then if you do the Camino on foot, on horseback, by bicycle and, finally, if you travel with a support vehicle.
The hostels from the public network do not allow reservation in advance. Those pilgrims with physical limitations and those who do the Camino on foot have priority.
The hostels from the Xacobeo public network follow the example of the medieval hospitals. In the past, the pilgrims could find basic facilities to cover their needs. Nowadays, there are rooms with bunk beds, toilets, kitchen, living room and laundry room.
Moreover, if you choose to sleep in a public hostel, you must bear in mind that you can only stay for one night (except in case of force majeure) and check out before 8 am the next day, leaving everything clean and organized.
In this kind of hostels there is not a fixed rate, but you can leave a donation. With that money, you will be helping to maintain the network of public hostels so that other pilgrims can continue to use their services. There is no a stipulated donation, so it will depend on what you can assume. But to give you an idea, 5€ per person tend to be a reasonable amount nowadays.
What is the offer of hostels along the Camino?
[docxpresso file=”https://galiwonders.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Hostels-Albergues-Camino-Santiago-EN-15.odt” comments=”true” SVG=”true”]
As you can see in the graph, along the French Camino you will find the most quantity of private hostels. It is also the one with the largest number of public hostels. That makes sense, because as you know, it is the most social, travelled and popular of the Caminos.
In private hostels, you will have to pay a price. It depends on each case, but it normally goes from 6€ to 15€ per bed.
Country Cottages along the Camino de Santiago
Country Cottages are a highly demanded option on the Camino de Santiago. Why? Because they are normally located next to the Camino, sometimes in rural areas and other times in historic buildings.
The Country Cottages are peaceful places to rest after a long walk. As we have seen before, not all of them will allow you to book only the room but the entire house. Anyway, those that are right on the Camino usually offer a service which is very adapted to the needs of the pilgrim.
As usual, the French Camino is again the one with the largest number of this kind of accommodation.
What is the offer of Country Cottages along the Camino?
[docxpresso file=”https://galiwonders.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/country-cottages-camino-santiago-en.odt” comments=”true” SVG=”true”]
Have you ever thought about doing the Camino with a group of friends and staying in a country cottage? Some of them offer full rental and also for rooms. For example, on the French Camino, we find 62 country cottages, 20 of them allowing full rental.
Nonetheless, if you plan to do the Camino and stay in country cottages, you should know that during the summer it is usually the most difficult time to find a room.
This usually happens because many people who travel in summer commonly book the full house for several days or weeks.
Other times, the owners establish a minimum amount of days to book, with the aim of giving priority to those people who want to stay for longer.
All this often complicates the success in finding a country cottage for a single night. The rest of the year is usually easier; as rural tourism is peaking during weekends.
Away from the city, the country cottages have everything you need for rest. Furthermore, some of them offer complementary activities, such as swimming pool or large gardens where you can enjoy the outdoors.
Their prices are very diverse, from 30€ per night and room to more than 100€ at peak times.
So at this point, do you want to know our selection of accommodation along the Camino de Santiago?
Top Accommodations French Camino
Hotel Alfonso IX:
This 4-star hotel is one of the most rated by the French Way Lux customers. It’s a modern hotel in the centre of Sarria and it’s just right on the Camino. It has a 24-hour reception service and a varied buffet breakfast.
A 2-star hotel that stands out for its incredible views of the Miño River and its modern facilities. Inside you will find a snack bar and a cafeteria where you could enjoy some meals and a fantastic buffet breakfast. That’s all you need in order to get your day started.
Pazo de Berbetoros:
If you have the opportunity to stay in this beautiful 2-star hotel, you could sleep in one of the most emblematic 17th century monuments in Portomarín. It’s also known as La Casa de la Marquesa because it used to be where a Marquise from the time resided, whose surname gave name to the accommodation.
There, you will find a garden and a magnificent environment, where you could learn about the town’s own history. The most value for our customers is location, excellent service, as well as abundant and varied breakfast. A great opportunity to restock on energy after the stage from Sarria.
PALAS DE REI
It’s a modern and exclusive apartment with garden. The Galpon Boutique is a cosy space with kitchen and living room, surrounded by a beautiful garden where you can relax after the stage from Portomarin. Here you will have maximum privacy while you enjoy the birdsongs.
This 2-star hotel was recently opened in 2018, so it’s a modern and functional building located in the centre of Arzúa. In addition to their complete rooms, they have an excellent rated breakfast service that stands out because of its abundance and the quality of the products they use.
Hotel O Pino:
This family hotel has been working for more than three decades. It provides a quality service, great breakfast, and its location right on the French Camino make it a reference for our customers.
SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
Hostal de los Reyes Católicos, Parador de Santiago:
Do you want to stay in a museum?
If you want to enjoy the experience of staying in a National Parador, don’t hesitate to request a room in this emblematic 5-star hotel. Located in the Plaza del Obradoiro just a few meters from the Cathedral, it’s considered the oldest hotel in the world.
It was set up as a Royal Hospital in the fifteenth century. At that time it offered accommodation to pilgrims who arrived in Santiago. In the present it continues providing this service to thousands of pilgrims. Its luxurious restaurant serves the best quality Galician products inside a unique space.
Top Accommodation Portuguese Camino
Located in the Historic Centre of Tui, you could find some private or shared rooms in this charming hostel. Its careful selection of products and its love for the client, make it an incredible place to stay before starting the route.
A modern and functional design, adapted to the needs of the pilgrims, and the possibility of staying with your Pilgrim-Dog… in case it was lucky enough to accompany you on this wonderful adventure.
Hotel Villa Blanca:
It’s a tastefully decorated hotel. This accommodation is one of those places that will surely impress you. It was refurbished combining the classic architecture with modern elements, soft lines and cheerful colors in perfect and stylish balance.
It’s located within the last 100 km of the Portuguese Way, so it could be an amazing place to recharge your batteries. We can’t forget about its healthy snack bar, and the buffet breakfast where you will find the best selection of seasonal products.
O Refuxio de la Jerezana:
Located on the Portuguese Way, this hostel will allow you to have a very social experience without sacrificing comfort. It’s privileged situation on a hill could give you the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful views over the sea, while relaxing in the garden a few minutes away from the beach. In the morning you can enjoy a delicious coffee that will encourage you to follow the route towards Arcade or Pontevedra.
Hotel San Luis:
This recently refurbished hotel is one of the best places to rest at the Arcade stage. Located 900 meters from the town centre and the port, it offers fabulous views of the Vigo estuary and the small Alvedosas Islands.
From the rooftop you could enjoy a relaxing sunset while having a soda. Its home-made cuisine and buffet breakfast will prepare you to continue your way towards Pontevedra.
Parador de Pontevedra:
The Parador de Pontevedra, or Casa do Barón, is a Renaissance palace from the 16th century. It was the residence of the barons of Casa Goda and became the first Parador of Galicia in the mid-50s.
If you stay in this palace you can enjoy its antique atmosphere, with wooden floors and the uniqueness of its architecture. In addition, we recommend you to try the restaurant. Their dishes are treated with the utmost care by an excellent staff that will make you feel like a real noble. It’s a real luxury in the Old Quarter of Pontevedra.
CALDAS DE REIS
Casal dos Celenis:
A beautiful exhibition of the traditional Galician architecture, including a wine cellar, vineyards, gardens and swimming pool. Here you will be able to rest in a quiet environment while you enjoy the excellent customer service. If you like wine, you could have the opportunity to taste it right out from the barrels. It’s a real treat for those who are lucky enough to stay in this beautiful country cottage.
Pazo de Lestrove:
You can enjoy an unforgettable experience throughout five hectares of forest, well-cared gardens and an amazing pool in this 16th century Monument. The excellent customer service, as well as the opportunity to stay in a jewel of the religious architecture of Galicia, will transport you to a place you would never leave. It’s a place of magic and peace on the Camino de Santiago.
Top Accommodation Portuguese Coastal Camino
Vila da Guarda:
It’s a modern and functional hotel with great attention to detail. Vila da Guarda is a centric accommodation, located near the port of A Guarda, where you will arrive if you have chosen to take the Ferry from Caminha.
Its buffet breakfast with local products, the excellent customer service and cosy rooms, will allow you to have a perfect rest to follow the Camino along the incredible coastal route.
This beautiful 17th century country cottage was refurbished with exquisite style. Its garden and the impressive views from the terrace will attract your attention at this stage. With direct access to the sea, a full breakfast and excellent attention will make you live one of the best experiences you can find along the Camino.
Parador de Baiona:
Staying at this National Monument comes with a prize: stunning and exclusive views over the sea. Whether you are in the room or in the restaurant, the windows will allow you to contemplate the beauty and natural strength of the Atlantic Ocean.
Sounds good? Well, there’s more: the spacious and unique rooms will provide you a restful sleep while listening to the sound of the waves. And in the morning, you could enjoy the excellent breakfast in the dining room, from there, you could continue contemplating the grandeur of its surroundings. It’s an authentic luxury!
The Compostela Vigo Hotel is a cosy accommodation with functional, perfectly soundproof and comfortable rooms. The variety of the breakfast and its location next to the port, just a step away from the main streets of the centre of Vigo, are the essential details you will need to get to know this great city.
If you have the opportunity to stay in this beautiful farmhouse from the beginning of the 20th century, you will immerse yourself in the Galician History. Its stone walls, which once sheltered peasants, today serve to thousands of pilgrims on the Portuguese Way. You shouldn’t miss the spectacular surroundings, 5000 m2 of countryside, two granaries, a beautiful stone balcony from which you could admire the beauty of the incredible views over the Vigo estuary.
Hotel Boa Vila:
It’s a small, cosy and comfortable hotel in one of the most emblematic streets from the historic city of Pontevedra. Staying at the Hotel Boa Vila is like living in a 19th century city but with the comforts from today. You will find it easily because it’s right on the Camino and, in addition, you could enjoy the joyful life of the old quarter while taking a drink on the terrace of the cafeteria.
Top Accommodation English Camino
Hotel Alda El Suizo:
The Hotel El Suizo is the perfect place to gather all the energy you will need to take the first steps of the English Way.
It’s a modernist 19th-century building, with spacious rooms and comfortable beds. It has a helpful and attentive staff that will make you feel at home.
La Suite del Eume:
Located right on the Camino, this beautiful room will provide you all the rest you need after the stage from Ferrol.
Surrounded by a fabulous rural setting, where you could enjoy a homemade breakfast with seasonal products. Moreover, its restaurant, A Cantina do Río Covés, will not leave your stomach indifferent.
In this fishing village you will find one of the great jewels of nature in northern Galicia: the Natural Park Fragas do Eume.
It’s the perfect option for those who make the Camino accompanied by their Pilgrim-Dog.
Hotel Garelos is a recently refurbished accommodation with spacious rooms. It’s completely adapted to the needs of pilgrims.
The highlights: its buffet breakfast, with a great offer of sweet and savoury products, and the location in the heart of Betanzos.
Casa Rural Dona María:
It’s a beautiful country cottage in A Rúa, between Mesón do Vento and Ordes. You will find the perfect accommodation to rest after the long route from Betanzos in this stage from the English Way.
A dream place to stay surrounded by magnificent gardens, with large and carefully decorated rooms. They also have vegan breakfast options. It’s a space where peace and calm are the main actors.
It’s an excellent place to disconnect before arriving in Santiago de Compostela. Located right on the Camino, the San Vicente hotel provides a close customer service. If you have the opportunity to do the Camino during the summer, you could take a great dip in the swimming pool.
And in order to get to Santiago full of energy, its excellent breakfast and coffee will be a great start of the day. They also have a restaurant that serves traditional food that you must definitely try.
SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
Hospedería San Martín Pinario:
It’s one of Galiwonders pilgrims’ favourite accommodations. Why? Because it’s a historic building, right next to the Cathedral. If you stay here you will live a genuine experience of peace and silence. You will sleep in a 16th century monastery. Here you will experience an unimaginable happiness after the Camino you have just finn… I mean started!
Top Accommodation Northern Camino
Exe Puerta de San Pedro:
This modern hotel is located next to the wall of Lugo. The rooms are large and bright thanks to their big windows. The varied buffet breakfast, including some vegan options, will provide you a good start of the day. Do you need help? The staff is always attentive to your necessities, what more can you wish for?
Vila do Alba:
A simple, comfortable and functional hotel located on the Camino, right in the centre of the town. Its rooms, with fabulous views over the garden and the village, and also their special pilgrim breakfast, will allow you to have a sensational experience. The staff is always attentive and willing to help, so they will provide everything you need in order to continue to the next stage.
Hotel rural Biterra Reguela:
A well preserved Galician traditional house. Here you have an amazing place to stay during several stages: Baamonde, Miraz and Sobrado dos Monxes.
You will reach the accommodation through to their pick-up service, so you won’t have to walk any extra kilometres. Feel the quietness in this bucolic environment, where you can also enjoy a breakfast and homemade meals.
Are you doing the Camino by bike? Well, pay attention because it’s a perfect place for pilgrim-bikers.
Pazo de Santa María:
Several buildings form a small village in this 18th century historical place. The construction served as residence for a Galician nobility family in the past.
The original forms have been maintained in its restoration, respecting the important cultural heritage of this construction of stone and noble woods, such as oak and chestnut.
Our clients give it one of the best scores, highlighting their surroundings, and the quality of the homegrown products served at the restaurant. Their pilgrims’ pick-up service and the friendly staff make it an idyllic place to enjoy a restful night on the Camino.
Both the Northern and Primitive Way pass in front of the accommodation, and the French Way is just one km away from there.
O Muiño de Pena:
This old stone mill used to be working more than 100 years ago. It served to grind the grain and also as a sawmill. Nowadays it has been transformed into a rural accommodation that won’t leave any visitor indifferent. Inside there are beautiful rooms, and also an ethnographic museum that gathers the history from this magnificent work of Galician architecture.
SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
A small but beautiful stone building that holds pristine rooms, located in the old town of Compostela. If you stay here they will provide you with all the information you need about Santiago. It’s one of the best valued in terms of the quality of the stay and the good predisposition of the staff.
Top Accommodation Primitive Camino
Ciudad de Lugo:
In the middle of the Primitive Way and next to the Roman wall, you can stay in a hotel with spacious and comfortable rooms and apartments. It’s the perfect option if you planned to walk the Camino along with your Pilgrim-Dog.
You can recharge your batteries with a good buffet breakfast in a cosy atmosphere. In addition, they have an excellent 24-hour reception service, so you won’t miss anything!
PALAS DE REI – S. ROMAO DE RETORTA
Casa da Ponte:
Just right on the Camino, between San Romao de Retorta and Palas de Rei, you will find a river and right on their lap a wonderful farmhouse from the early 20th century. The attentive and friendly staff, in addition to the excellent cuisine and breakfast, will make you enjoy your stay after arriving from Lugo.
Are you doing the Horse Riding Camino? You can stay here while your friend rests in the beautiful meadow they have available. And if you have chosen to go by bike, you should know that they have a garage to store them until the next day.
Hotel Carlos 96:
A fabulous hotel located in the centre of Melide, just on the Primitive way. You will find spacious rooms that hold everything you need to rest peacefully.
The buffet breakfast and the cuisine are highly valued, as they are committed to the quality and variety of the local product.
It’s also a recommended place if you are doing the Camino accompanied by your Pilgrim-Dog. Their always willing staff will go out of their way to make you feel at home.
Fogar de Lecer:
A beautiful rural house surrounded by green meadows packed with flowers at the entrance of Arzúa. It will provide you a great rest after a hard day. The historical heritage remained untouched after the restoration, without compromising the conveniences from today.
You will find spacious rooms with a very cosy design. And don’t forget about the breakfast that, with a healthy selection of local products, will give you the energy needed to face the next stage.
This rural accommodation, nestled right on the Camino, has been working with pilgrims for over 20 years. The country cottage is an old farmhouse that invites you to immerse yourself in the Galician rural life with all the comforts of modern days. They also have a swimming pool, where you can soak during the hot summer season.
SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
Hotel Costa Vella:
It’s an authentic treasure trove just in the Old Quarter of Santiago. The Costa Vella is a beautiful hotel where the staff takes care of the details and make our clients feel like a king.
If you have the opportunity to try it, don’t forget to take a drink on its fabulous terrace. During summertime, when the heat squeezes in Santiago, it’s a breath of fresh air to find such a green and lively place. You won’t regret it!
If you are already looking forward to start the Camino and need our help to plan everything, don’t hesitate to contact us. We will provide you with a tailored route to make your Camino much easier.