Reservation recommended, often obligatory.
Contacting them however is notoriously difficult. Expect to wait weeks for a reply, or call them if you speak French.
These distances are exact, but are based on a straight line from point to point. Actual walking distances will be slightly longer.
I have stayed here twice. In 2014 and 2019. Both times I booked ahead. Both times the stay was great. Clean and modern and comfortable. Enjoyable meal with a nice structure of everyone introducing themselves and commenting on there upcoming Camino.
I booked ahead and was happy to spend the first night here. The folks were very kind and the food was good as was the conversation. Often full so book ahead recommended.
Stayed here for one night in crossing the mountain. Communal supper was wonderful, better order a take away sandwich the time when you arrived for next day. Only problem is shower time limit.
Stay here, know the pilgrims who might walk all the way with you or cross path with you!
Great first night stop, if you can request a room away from the road even better. If in a group of 4 there is a 4 bed room. You meet a lot of folk that may become your Camino Family.
Lovely place to stay and worth breaking the journey here to relax with such an amazing view. Dinner was great and the hard working staff go the extra yard.
I have not picked up a SIM card yet and I’m relying on wifi for a few days I hope to find a sim ASAP
This was my second time to stay here. I really love this place and recommend getting a reservation ahead of time. The communal meal was wonderful, it’s a great way to meet new people.
I am so glad I booked a bed here ahead of time. I underestimated my walking ability and would not have made it to Roncesvalles in one day. I got a lower bunk and was very grateful because I had horrible leg cramps. Don’t be too concerned about having enough water to take a shower just because you only received one coin. Just keep pressing the button, many people don’t use all of the time they are allotted and you can keep pressing the button, but the rule of thumb should be - when using a communal shower- just hit the highlights (the important parts) and get done so that you are considerate to those waiting behind you. The introductions done at the Communal meal are a nice touch. And the food is really good.
Just wonderful. They were all nice. During lunch they are crazy busy serving food, but always still attentive when you wait your turn. The pilgrim dinner was tasty and if you're vegetarian just let them know when you check in and they will serve a nice salad with hard boiled egg. A highlight. Love the people we met there. :)