Refugio Ave Fenix de familia Jato

Villafranca del Bierzo

Description and Notice

It is open all day during the summer.

Season
01-January - 31-December
Contact Info
Private

Santiago, 10
24500 León
Spain

Landline
+34 987 540 229
Hospitalero
Jesús Jato
Practical Info
Open
12:00
Close
23:00
Total Beds
80
Price
10*
Pilgrim only?
Yes
Founded
1992
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Yes
Facilities
Terrace
Yes
Dining room
Yes
Laundry
Clothesline
Yes
Dryer
Yes
Wash basin
Yes
Washer
Yes
Food
Breakfast
Yes
Dinner
Yes
Group Dinner
Yes
Bar / Restaurant
Yes
Services
Bike storage
Yes
Camping
1km away in their own farm
Internet
Yes

Comments

Camino de Sant…

Cool building, but I would not stay here again.

Camino de Sant…

Actual cost is 6€ for a bed or 5€ if you pay an additional 4€ for breakfast (which I found a bit shifty since it will never be 5 which is what they advertise everywhere.) Dinner was 7€ and was decent but scant in portion and dessert was canned fruit. It was served 45 minutes late but I might have experienced an unlucky night in that regard. Dorm beds are very close and in some instances just pushed together. The staff running it are lovely and the *rustic* building and haphazard functioning are in some regards probably the most authentic Camino experience you can have in these days of art hostel albergues with vegan dinners and fresh smoothies. It wasn’t a bad stay but neither would I necessarily recommend it.

Camino de Sant…

There is a choice of male, female or mixed showers & bathrooms. The mixed ones look like they have recently been refurbished & definitely not the worst on the camino or a disaster, they are quite nice . The women’s could do with a refresh

Camino de Sant…

We had a great stay at this facility in early March. The dormitories and the dining room were heated. It’s a unique place and has served Pilgrims for decades. It is a landmark on the Camino. Your experience here will be the same as Pilgrims had before the Camino was really commercialized. If you want privacy and modern accommodations and lots of electrical outlets, then this is not the facility for you.