→ 5.70 → San Antón - The Ruins → 3.50km → Castrojeriz

Altitude
806
To end of camino
447.20

The ruins of the monastery and pilgrim hospital of San Antón is a delightful space that seems to embrace the camino, its archway spanning the road itself. Once a sprawling complex there is little that remains.

The albergue here has never seen better days, and the efforts of a dedicated team of volunteer hospitaleros keep the place as traditional as can be expected.

The niches in the archway, previously used by monks to deliver food to late arriving pilgrims, are now a popular spot to leave written messages.

Accommodation in San Antón - The Ruins
Private

Comments

Camino de Sant… (not verified)

I was there at 16/17 october. It was the last night of the season, by now it's closed.

Camino de Sant… (not verified)

I left with a very strange feeling from here. It's a donativo, but the owner strongly incites you to give at least 15€. That's a lot for just a bed, a very simple meal and a small breakfast. I am fine with no electricity but not with no water in the shower at all (read, not even cold water). And I am not fine with asking for that amount of money for a subpar experience.

Camino de Sant… (not verified)

And will probably stay so until the end of the month. Don't count on a lot of cold water though because of the drought.

Camino de Sant… (not verified)

Several of the pilgrims staying here today thought the albergue was closed but it's very much open. No hot water, no electricity and no WiFi but the atmosphere more than makes up for all that.

michael

We planned to stay there, due to the recommendations and descriptions. But disappointly everything was closed. So don’t caunt on it.

michael

There is a fab cafe/bar at the ruins. The guy was so nice

michael

The accommodation is located inside the ruins of a monastery, it looks absolutely magical. The hosts are very nice, they provide communal dinner for everyone. It’s all donativo. There are bunk beds and shower. It’s extremely clean. There is no electricity / light and no hot water. BUT - this experience is one of a kind. If you need hot shower or to charge your phone, it’s not your choice probably. But otherwise this is the most memorable place you’ll stay in on the whole Camino. Somehow it’s also not very crowded despite Hontanas being completely full. I can’t express how I recommend everyone to stay in San Anton.

michael

An albergue unlike any other. Nestled in the ruins of a monastery founded in 1146, a small building affords you shelter and simple but perfectly serviceable bunk beds. The sign on the road is modest (‘Refugio’ plus an arrow), but this is well worth your attention. No electricity and no hot water, but so what? Cold showers are fine, especially in summer. This is a sublime, tranquil setting and one conducive to reflection Communal meal and drinks afterwards in a ‘secret’ bar across the road add an extra edge. Do not miss this one!!