Albergue Casa Molar

Ventas de Narón

Description and Notice
Reservations accepted
Yes

Bar and restaurant attached with a nice patio out front. At the entrance to the very small town. Dormitories of 10 beds. Ventas de Naron is an extremely quite hamlet where you can avoid the masses of people that start to build up along this stretch of the camino.

Season
15-March - 30-November
Contact Info
Private

Ventas de Narón, 8
27213 Lugo
Spain

Mobile
+34 696 794 507
Practical Info
Open
7:00
Close
23:00
Total Beds
18
Price
10
Founded
2004
Private Rooms
Double room
30
Facilities
Terrace
Yes
Dining room
Yes
Lounge
Yes
Laundry
Clothesline
Yes
Dryer
Yes
Wash basin
Yes
Washer
Yes
Food
Breakfast
Yes
Dinner
Yes
Bar / Restaurant
Yes
Services
Bike storage
Yes
Horse stable
Yes
Camping
Yes
Internet
Yes
City Map

Comments

All Caminos App User (not verified)

The two men that run the hostel are not very communicative. Speak nothing else than Spanish in a non-social way. It is dark, looks shabby and the beds do not feel very clean.
Specially for women: do not accept the proposal for a (free) massage. The man goes over boundaries doing so.
I felt unsafe in this place altogether.

All Caminos App User (not verified)

It was rainy & cold - otherwise I would have left.
You are longing for a hot shower, but after 1 min the water stops, even the cold....
When I told this to both of the hosts, they said "Ai" did not react, no apology, not putting a hint for the next one...
In the morning no toilet paper...
Lamps in the bathroom very dark - I didn't feel well at all, not really clean...
30€ for a single room is 15 to much with external poor bath as mentioned - the dormitory seemed to be much better.

All of this is not a matter of money to spend, it is a matter of respect.
Should ask 0,50€ more and give us a good feeling.

One host was quite friendly, the other didnt even greet, the food was ok - but what can go wrong with fried eggs & chips...

All Caminos App User (not verified)

April 24, reserved a private room over phone. When arrived, handed over my US credit card - which got “declined” according to little wireless card reader. We tried few times, then they switched to another card reader, also “declined”. Finally they used a third machine and card went through . Few days later, I noticed on my CC account multiple charges for 30 Euros ! Filed a dispute ( still ongoing ). Anyway, could be innocent error on their side , they are not tech savvy ….. Room was close to stables , scent of cows in the room …. Food service very slow, so walked over to nearby place for some salad and soup.
Would avoid next time .

All Caminos App User (not verified)

They will not respond to Whatsapp which I use because my Spanish is bad. There is no other way to reserve a bed. They are only reserving beds to Spanish speaking individuals on the phone. My Korean friend was in tears and decided to go home after coming all the way from SJPP. The person that answered the phone was laughing at her Spanish and hung up on her. I had a similar experience, very mean.

All Caminos App User (not verified)

They will not respond to Whatsapp which I use because my Spanish is bad. There is no other way to reserve a bed. They are only reserving beds to Spanish speaking individuals on the phone. My Korean friend was in tears and decided to go home after coming all the way from SJPP. The person that answered the phone was laughing at her Spanish and hung up on her. I had a similar experience, very mean.

Camino de Sant… (not verified)

This review comes with a major preface, which is that I'm traveling in the summer of 2022, one of the hottest summers in Spain. That being said, little albergues like this one are equipped for the 350 days of the year when it's freezing cold, not the 15 where it's blazing hot. The staff were very friendly. Wifi was pretty spotty. Food was good. Sleeping was like being in an oven.

Camino de Sant…

Excellent welcoming, quiet, spacious, clean, bright place to stop for the night! Appreciated most the option to have food at times that fit our needs rather than the usual, sometimes too late or too early, time frames for both afternoon snacks, dinner, & breakfasts!

Camino de Sant…

Had a double room there 2 private double rooms there. Clean. Meal ok

Camino de Sant…

Looked great, owners friendly, this app says open in March but in fact won’t be open for another week, mid April.

Camino de Sant…

Such helpful people and so clean and excellent value. Food were delicious.Highly recommmended.