Spent two nights in the monastery - It's quite a special place - Some things to consider: It's freezing cold at night, but they do provide blankets. I made a man-cave which comprised of two blankets below me then my own sheet, plus I wore all my clothes which included a thermal wool jumper and scalf - Then had my sleeping bag plus two blankets on top of me - then - for my man-cave walls, I hung and tucked 5!!! Blankets all around the bed frame so I was completely enclosed - Only then was I warm enough...
The current Hospitalero is a very lovely person - Jerrard. *The Museum is well worth a visit, they also make and sell great chocolate available at the museum entrance. * The cafe nearby is truly abysmal and so is the food choice and so is the service - if you plan to stay at the monastery try to bring as much food with you as possible!! - H.J.Appleby
Beautiful monastery (join a guided group) but the albergue isn’t very comfortable because of the humidity and the cold, even in July. But I still don’t regret staying here
If you want a basic monastery experience then this may be the stop for you. It is a cold damp dormitory but it is also quiet atmospheric. The 2 bars in the village both have some basic food options ( fried eggs and chorizo for example ) and neither opened before 8:30 for breakfast so you may need to do some planning. The albergue had a microwave but no cups knives or any kitchen utensils at all so don’t plan to cook.