Camino de Santi... (not verified) said:

Wished we had stopped in Navarrete which had lots of services for pilgrims. Arrived in Ventosa and waited for the Albergue to open. The lady running the place didn't have any space without reservation but didn't tell anyone. We waited about 45 minutes before going to the hotel which wouldn't accommodation our family of three. Another 30 minute wait in midday sun. Told us to take a taxi for 20 Euro to Najera. Eight pilgrims walked on in the hot sun to Najera. There's not enough services in Ventosa. Finally got into Najera at 3:00pm and everything full. Had to pay almost 90 Euro to accommodate three people. Not a great day.