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Tel. number 00 33 559 372 468
Address 40, rue de la Citadelle - 64220 Saint Jean Pied de Port


Charging point for electric bicycles.



The hosts of the hostel L'Esprit du Chemin, Huberta and Arno, say goodbye to Saint Jean Pied de Port to create a new hostel in Camino de Vézelay (southern branch passing through Nevers). The hostel is located 25 km from Vézelay, in a town called Le Chemin (The Way!).

The new hosts, Joxelu and Jakline, take up the hostel, which remains in the address 40 rue de la Citadelle. The hostel is called Beilari (which means pilgrim in basque, as well as the one who watches). The two basques take over with enthusiasm and the desire to give welcome and hospitality to the pilgrims as our friends Huberta and Arno did.

The hostel is at the foot of Pyrenees, inside the walls of Saint Jean Pied de Port, in the historic street; rue de la Citadelle.

Our house was presumably built at the end of the Middle Ages. It is a typical basque house with bulky walls, wooden floor, a big staircase and traditional colors; red and white. We are proud of running a hostel at such a beautiful house.
The house has four simple and family-friendly rooms. There are eighteen beds; two rooms with three beds, one with four and another with eight beds.

Downstairs there is a kitchen, a sitting room and a terrace where you can relax and meet other guests. There is a second patio in the garden behind the house, overlooking the village and the mountains. There is where our house of inspiration is.

In quiet or rainy moments you can use the library and family games.

Of course there are easy services, two wonderful showers and a place to wash your cloths (by hand), centrifugate and dry.

The cyclists can leave their bicycle in the inside patio, closed and privative.

In our house you can spend the night and in the evening sit down and make company to an international society in a three-course menu.

We prepare breakfasts in the morning and also sandwiches if you want to.



Half-board room: 30 €.

We prioritize community dinner, for most of the guests the first in the Camino.



  • Common areas - berths
  • Single beds
  • Living room
  • Dinning room
  • Bath
  • Showers
  • Terraces
Other Services
  • Hot water
  • Drinking water
  • NO Animals
  • First-aid kit
  • Heating
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Washing place
  • Washing machine
  • Place for bicycles
  • Plugs
  • Good mobile coverage
  • Office of information and tourism
  • Bicycle workshop
  • Butcher shop
  • Internet access
  • ATM
  • Grocery store
  • Bakery
  • Pharmacy
  • Medical Assistance
  • Bars and restaurants



Saint Jean Pied de Port has been for centuries an important transit area before crossing the Pyrenees. Pied de Port means at the foot of the mountain pass. The region is called Cize (in basque: Garazi).

In the Codex Calixtinus (XII Century), the crossing of the Pyrenees is described as follows:

"In the Basque Country, Camino de Santiago crosses a remarkable mountain called Puerto de Cize ... To pass it, there are eight miles both up and down. Indeed, this mountain is so high that it seems to touch the sky; those doing the climb think they are able to touch the sky in their own hand..."



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