These distances are exact, but are based on a straight line from point to point. Actual walking distances will be slightly longer.
October 2021, €12. I really love this Albergue. Traditional old atone farmhouse, so cosy and friendly and feels like arriving into a home - which was perfect after a 37km day from the Camino del Norte joining onto the Camino Frances. It’s the perfect place for the last night of Camino before walking into Santiago the next day.
Friendly communal dinner for €10. Not the best food ever, but the soup and fish were good. Then we all sat round a log fire comparing Camino stories whilst the lovely lady sorted all our laundry (great to get clothes washed at this point if you plan to extend your Camino to Finisterra after Santiago). I combined my laundry with 2 others and for €3 each woke up to clean and dry clothes, done for us.
The dormitory is lovely and I really appreciated the cotton sheets, blankets and towels.
The whole place feels traditional, authentic and a little bit secret. I would definitely return.
Being only 22kms from Santiago makes for the perfect final day distance, in my opinion - long enough to feel like you walk in, but short enough to arrive by lunch time and still have energy to explore the city for the afternoon, collect your Compostella and attend the evening pilgrim mass at 19:30pm.
THIS is the place to stay your last night before reaching Santiago ! The place is CLEAN , the food EXCELLENT, and the staff Tamara and Sonia very helpful . There is a very nice ambience in Santa Irene Albergue . It is close enough to reach Santiago before lunch . I can highly recommend anybody to stay here !
André Kloppers ( South Africa)
The building is beautiful but I really don’t think this albergue is worth the extra cost. Yes you get sheets and a towel but the dorms are dark with almost no lights, the showers are awkward and didn’t drain so I had to try to dress while standing in a pool of water. And frankly the owner wasn’t very friendly, perhaps she was having a bad day but I certainly didn’t feel welcomed as I have in other albergues. The reason I chose this place was for the community dinner but I ultimately passed because brothy soup and fish were on the menu with no wine included. That’s unheard of in Spain and certainly at 10€ a person. Go across to the bar and have huge portions plus beverage of choice all for around 8€. All in all I was disappointed to spend my last night on the Camino here.
One of the most welcoming and homey albergues on the Camino. Coming out of the rain to a wood burning fire was Devine.
Dinner was the best fish in a month and large portions.
Well worth €13. Comes with real sheets warm blankets and a large bath towel.
One of the best! Clean, spacious, charming and GREAT breakfast and dinner.