These distances are exact, but are based on a straight line from point to point. Actual walking distances will be slightly longer.
There were 40 beds a little squeezed in, but otherwise fine
Good bar and restaurant right behind the Albergue.
I had a lovely experience, the area is cozy and the beach is beautiful, so perfect to relax after the rather unpleasant walk out of Bilbao. However, many people didn’t get a bed, even those who arrived before the opening time (in the beginning of August). They were left on their own devices as hospitaleros were not open to letting them sleep on the floor.
Warm for sleeping, but otherwise lovely. Miguel the hospitalero was wonderful.
Two sisters run these cozy quarters. They are warm and friendly and very helpful. We stayed in May, no problems finding beds here at this time :)
There is also wifi!
Have a kitchenette with a microwave, no stove. A spin dryer is available to help ring out clothes before hang drying. There is a place for tents out back. Very nice hostelaros. Rooms stay dark at night and doors close quietly.
Great Donativo, clean, open and with cool hospitalero. Good music in the morning :D
Hostel open from 01/04/2019, from 1500hrs daily.
Very unpleasant experience! I wouldn’t normally write a review and I am not a fussy person but unfortunately this place really upset me. I do not mean to be mean, I just wanted to warn others so that you can avoid it if possible. There was an extremely long queue outside already at 1:30pm and once we had waited until it opened at 3pm some people who had been waiting that long were turned away. Although not their fault at all this just might encourage future pilgrims to not waste time and walk on the the hostel 6km further which I hear is much nicer! Furthermore the ‘40 beds’ were very cramped and many under tables or on the floor, it’s was all very noising and the owner was a little tooo friendly if you see what I mean?! A place to sleep if you get here early enough but maybe to be avoided if you can plan for it. I hope this helps x
Super crowded with bunkbeds very close together. Humid. Not super clean. Hospitaleros didn’t seem too be enjoying their job, unfortunately.
Found it open in May 2018 and run by super nice volunteers. Unfortunately it was full by the time I arrived (18.30 hrs) and volunteers went out of his way to make sure we didn’t have to go somewhere else. Ended up sleeping on the floor on a pile of 6 blankets which actually wasn’t bad at all! It has a cute yard around which has a view of the bay. Wish I had arrived earlier so I would have had time to go swimming in the sea! There’s one restaurant/bar in town that serves a decent pilgrim meal. Would definitely recommend staying here.