Description and Notice

Small and charming albergue in the center of town 5 minutes from the cathedral.

Reservations accepted
Yes
Contact Info
Private

Martínez Flamarique, 4
26001 La Rioja
Spain

Landline
+34 941 700 832
Hospitalero
Blanca
Practical Info
Months open
ALL YEAR
Open
11:00
Close
22:00
Total Beds
22
Price
15
Pilgrim only?
Yes
Founded
2009
Kitchen
Kitchen
Yes
Microwave
Yes
Refrigerator
Yes
Facilities
Dining room
Yes
Laundry
Clothesline
Yes
Dryer
Yes
Wash basin
Yes
Washer
Yes
Services
Bike storage
Yes
Internet
Yes

Comments

Camino de Sant… (not verified)

Ezekiel was very kind and accommodating. This albergue gives you space to lock your valuables. Also felt like I had room to breathe here. Definitely recommend. October 2022

Camino de Sant… (not verified)

Ik send a mail to book a bed.
And they said they closed thé allbergue.

Camino de Sant… (not verified)

The space is clean and simple, one big room with bunks, one small private room with bunks, and a kitchenette/eating area. It's located right in this circular plaza of apartments so the park and plenty of benches are right out the door. Ezequiel is such a nice host, he offered beverages upon arrival. He also responds to Whatsapp messages quickly if you go looking for him. They don't currently accept CC and i didn't have cash on me yet but he let me check in and showed me where the closest ATM was so i could finish paying him later! Laundry/dryer and hand wash available, lots of lines to dry.

michael

Can be tricky to find of this is your first time. I would suggest Google maps which will take you straight to. It, left once over the main bridge. Accommodation very clean, can be busy so getting a shower is queued, but 15mins and there done. 5 mins from town centre, cafe and restaurant next door, so don't have to go far. Clean sheets and nice and warm after a long track.

michael

Very basic albergue, the woman at check in was very sweet and patient with my poor spanish. Small kitchen with a microwave. There is a coffee machine and they offered some muffins to go in the morning.

michael

Albergue closed September 2020

michael

The albergue is open, not sure why someone said it was closed. Ezequiel is a very nice guy, and as with many it has been a hard year for him. It is a basic no frills albergue, with many beds in the room, but for the price it's good, and as I said, helping a guy like Ezequiel is well worth it to stay. Plenty of bars, a supermarket, etc all within a few blocks.

michael

I guess the albergue was closed for a time. Ezeqiuel only took over Albas about a month ago. He moved here from Argentina and hopes to bring the rest of his family soon. Even though the hostel is a few minutes off of the camino, it really is worth it. It is a dorm setting, but cheap. And many options nearby for food, supermarket and pharmacy. And even better the beds are on the first floor!!! No stairs, unless you get the top bunk (sorry).

michael

This Albergue is run with pilgrims in mind. Clean, nice showers, good washing possibilities, decent bunks. The owner was really friendly and he’d put bananas and some snacks on everyone’s night tables. These little things - like having a locker, night table and hooks - really make a difference. The place was locked in the evening and we got a code that we could enter with, which also felt safe in a bigger city. However, all bunks are in one large dormitory and even at 50% capacity due to covid it felt a bit crowded. Location is a bit off the camino. We were happy with our stay here!

michael

After a wee bit of confusion how to enter the Albergue (hint look for the owner at the bar immediately to the right where I think he also works, if no one answers the door), I settled in to a very nice 2 night stay. He offered me lemon water, free apple, ear plugs and a schedule of events for San Mateo festival all without my asking! Just anticipating my needs. Got a nice warm blanket when I asked for it. Was allowed to sleep all day if I wanted for my rest. A bit crowded as had been said but clean and easy to come and go. Loved the locker!