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Hostel Casa Lixa (Herrerias de Valcarce)

Phone 987 134 915 / 608 528 715
Address C/ Camino de Santiago 35, CP25526 Herrerías de Valcarce (León)
Website www.casalixa.com
E-mail info@casalixa.com
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OPEN FROM 8:00 a.m to 10:00 p.m.



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Amenities

Casa Lixa was a farm house built in 1929, where three generations lived the livestock and agriculture.

Recently restored, preserving the historical characteristics of it, with the original materials: limestone of the area, chestnut wood, beams in the ceilings, wooden corridors, and slate roofs typical of rural areas, creating a warm atmosphere And welcoming, highlighting its comfortable interiors decorated in a modern style with restored antique pieces that combine and respect the history of the place.

The House meets extraordinary conditions for pilgrims or anyone who wants to relax, enjoy and know the rural area of ​​our area, in an enviable natural environment.

An ideal place to rest and start the hardest stage of the road to Santiago, passing from a difference of 675 meters to 1,300 in a distance of 10 km.

 

Kitchen

We have a restaurant, where you can enjoy homemade meals with produce from the land and own vegetable garden. Botillo, meats from the mountains of Lugo, Bierzo peppers, chestnuts, cherries, trouts etc., some of the best typical dishes, and excellent wines of the area with a denomination of origin of the variety Mencía, everything to make the food A true pleasure, where you will be treated with impeccable service.

 

Prices

Double room:

Price per person: 50 € / night

Double room for single use:

Price per person: 40 € / night

Temporary bed: 14 € / night

Berth with locker and sheet (rooms from 5 to 10 places): 11 € / night

 

 


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Hostel Casco Antiguo (León)

Tel. number +34 987 074 000
Address C/ Cardenal Landázuri 11, 24003 León
Website http://www.aldacascoantiguo.es
E-mail aldaleon1@hotmail.com

 

Comforts

Hostel Casco Antiguo in León is situated in the historic center of the city of León, a few meters from the Cathedral of León and just two minutes from Wet Quarter.

The hostel has been built recently (2006), preserving the flavor of the architecture of large houses in Leon, with modern and exquisite decoration, so that your stay in the city of León is a real pleasure.

At Hostel Casco Antiguo you will enjoy a friendly and personal treatment. In addition, our facilities are designed to accommodate accessible tourism for disabled people.

 

Prices

  • Double room: 50 €.
  • Double room with terrace and hydromassage: 60 €.
  • Double room with extra bed: 60 €.

 

Services

Rooms

We have twelve rooms equipped with two beds or double bed, two of them wheelchair accessible. Another room variety available at the hotel is the bathroom with Scottish Shower to anyone who requests it in advance.

Others

All rooms have private bathroom as well as heating and air conditioning, direct dial telephone and Internet access. Downstairs you can enjoy our social hall, where you can watch TV and interact with other clients of the Inn.


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Friday, 05 August 2016 09:09

Guesthouse Domus Viatoris (Sahagún)

Tel. number +34 987 780 349
Address Ctra Arriondas 1, 24320 Sahagún (León)
Website http://www.domusviatoris.com/
E-mail AAOCHO@hotmail.com
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Comforts

A newly opened hostel with rooms of superior quality and flawless finish. Ar really high level for a hostel of its kind, for you to enjoy.

Inspired by the Jacobean world, this hotel offers a high standard compared to hostels in the same category. Visit us to check the quality and the careful and original decoration of the facilities, and you will stay at Domus Viatoris for sure.

 

Prices

Rooms
  • Single room: 30 €.
  • Double room: 45 €.
  • Triple room: 55 €.
Restaurant
  • Breakfast: 3 €.
  • Lunch: 10 € (daily menu).
  • Dinner: 10 € (daily menu).

 

Services

Cafe

We have a cafe-bar downstairs where you can grab a snack and sit quietly and comfortably talking with friends.

Two large TV screens allow the guests to enjoy news, sports or general interest broadcasts.

The environment is richly decorated with paintings, furniture and objects of great craftsmanship, you will be surprised if you visit us.

Restaurant

We take care of food as a priority in our hostel. We have a varied menu and exquisitely prepared regional dishes in our modern kitchen.

Regional (Traditional Leonese-Castilian), local (Sahagún genuine food) and international cuisine (continental European), giving special attention to the Mediterranean diet, seasoning with olive oil and vegetable and traditional stews.

Rooms
  • Rooms fully equipped with fine materials, of recent construction.
  • Conditioned and bright spaces with option for one or two people.
  • Large wardrobes and bathroom.
  • It also has LCD TV, nightstand and bureau.
Others

All the details of a five star hotel but in guesthouse version. Fine materials, bright design and impeccable hygiene. All rooms have air conditioning, WIFI Internet access, TFT television with remote control and satellite TV, background music, bathroom equipped with hairdryer and all the facilities and safe deposit box.

 


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Hostel Guiana (Ponferrada)

Tel. number +34 987 409 327 
Address

Avenida del Castillo 112-114
CP:24400 Ponferrada (León)

Website http://www.albergueguiana.com
E-mail info@albergueguiana.com
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OPEN FROM APRIL UNTIL OCTOBER

FOR GROUPS OF 30 OR MORE PEOPLE, CONSULT THE POSSIBILITY OF OPENING OUTSIDE SEASONAL.



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Comforts

Located on Camino de Santiago (French Way) and the historic center of Ponferrada, Hostel Guiana occupies an entire new building, ready for a quiet and pleasant break in the Camino.

The building is accessible to the disabled and has rooms specially adapted. All the rooms have air conditioning and free Wi-Fi.

In addition, if you are a cyclist, our facilities are designed to make your stop at Ponferrada comfortable for you and your bicycle (bikefriendly).

Services

  • The hostel has 14 shared rooms, all of them with bathroom and shower inside, as well as lockers with password.
  • We also have 6 private suites, 2 of them with a small kitchen.
  • Additionally, we have large common spaces to enjoy accompanied, such as a big dining room, a games room, a bicycle repair shop and a small gym.
  • Space with table football, board games and book exchange.
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout the building
  • Ample space provided with work tools
  • Room with washers and dryers
  • Enjoy a relaxing shower
  • Relaxing space to make a stop along the way
  • Space where you can wash your bicycle
  • We provide a room and put you in touch with a trusted massage therapist
  • Small space with machines for practising sports without leaving the hostel

 

Prices

  • Shared room
    • 6-8 beds
    • Price per person: 5 €
  • Double room
    • Possibility of extra bed
    • 2-3 beds
    • Room price: 50 €
    • Extra bed price: consult the staff
  • Study with kitchen
    • 2-3 beds
    • Room price: 60-70 € (depending on the size)
  • Breakfast
    • Price per person: 4 €
  • Discount
    • For groups of more than 20 people, consult price

CLOSED FROM NOVEMBER TO FEBRUARY

For groups of more than 20 people, ask for the possibility of opening.

 

Surroundings

Ponferrada, the capital of El Bierzo, is a city full of life that has grown steadily throughout the twentieth century and which still does it today.

It is the economic and culture engine of the whole Bierzo and the second city of the province, as well as an excellent place from which to get to know the beautiful Bierzo region.

To visit the old town, small in size, it is recommend starting at Avenida del Castillo at the height of Temple Square, next to the Castle, as a few steps further you will find the small church of San Andrés del Castillo from the XVIIth century, with views to the castle of Ponferrada, which is of Templar origin.

If you return to the square and take Gil y Carrasco street, you will pass before the House of Shields where the museum of the Radio is installed. At the end of the road there is the tourist office, and from there you just have to climb a few meters to get to the Basilica of Nuestra Señora de la Encina, a Renaissance temple which houses the patron saint of the town, Virgen de la Encina.

 


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Hostel Alea (Ponferrada)

Tel. number +34 987 404 133 / +34 660 416 251
Address C/Teleno 33, 24401 Ponferrada (León)
Website http://alberguealea.com/
E-mail info@alberguealea.com

OPEN FROM MARCH TO NOVEMBER


 

Comforts

We have renovated a house to accommodate pilgrims, we only have 18 beds arranged in 3 rooms with four bunk beds and a room with 6 bunks.

The hostel is called Alea, has two floors, on the ground floor there is the laundry area, living room, reception, kitchen with a small front garden and a pleasant rear garden with a fig and a well. Upstairs we have four bedrooms and two bathrooms, one for men and one for women.

Hostal run by Amelia and Esperanza.

 

Prices

  • Hostel: 10 €.
  • Breakfast: 3 €.
  • Community lunch / dinner: 8 €.

 

Services

Opening hours from 13:00 to 22:00 Horario de apertura de 13:00 a 22:00

  • Internet access.
  • ATMs.
  • Pharmacy.
  • Clinic.
  • Grocery store with bakery.
  • Bars and restaurants.

 

Surroundings

Ponferrada, the capital of El Bierzo, is a city full of life that has grown steadily throughout the twentieth century and which still does it today.

It is the economic and culture engine of the whole Bierzo and the second city of the province, as well as an excellent place from which to get to know the beautiful Bierzo region.

To visit the old town, small in size, it is recommend starting at Avenida del Castillo at the height of Temple Square, next to the Castle, as a few steps further you will find the small church of San Andrés del Castillo from the XVIIth century, with views to the castle of Ponferrada, which is of Templar origin.

If you return to the square and take Gil y Carrasco street, you will pass before the House of Shields where the museum of the Radio is installed. At the end of the road there is the tourist office, and from there you just have to climb a few meters to get to the Basilica of Nuestra Señora de la Encina, a Renaissance temple which houses the patron saint of the town, Virgen de la Encina.


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Tel. number +34 987 303 455 / +34 669 874 750
Address

Camino El Jano, 2A - 24391 Valverde de la Virgen - León

Website http://alberguelacasadelcamino.com/
E-mail lacasadelcamin@gmail.com

OPEN ALL YEAR



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Comforts

Open all year, it has 32 beds.

We have modern facilities adapted to the needs of the traveler, making your stay at the villa as pleasant as possible. It is a cozy, quiet and calm place with family atmosphere.

Services

  • Reservations accepted.
  • Open from 12:00 to 22:00.
  • Washing place, washer and dryer
  • Kitchen, living room
  • Terrace and closed place to keep bicycles.

Prices

  • Hostel: 8 €.

 

Surroundings

This municipality is located in the center of the province, on the outskirts of town of Leon, just 5 km from it. It is located on Camino de Santiago, one of the main roads nuclei of the province, having links with the Campomanes motorway towards Asturias, with the León-Astorga motorway towards Galicia and the León-Benavente motorway, towards Madrid.

Santuario de la Virgen

In 1914, Virgen del Camino obtained the statement of patron of the Leon region from Rome. And on June 7, 1917, Pope Benedict XI authorized the canonical coronation of the image of Virgen del Camino, starting a new overwhelming and sincere devotion that filled the shrine as before and crowded the esplanade in pilgrimages, returning thus to the memory of Christian people the name of the Mother as Our Lady of the way.

 


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Hostel San Francisco de Asís (León)

Tel. number +34 637 439 848 / +34 987 215 060
Address C/ Alcalde Miguel Castaño 4, 24005 León (León)
Website www.alberguescapuchinos.org
E-mail reservas.leon@alberguescapuchinos.org
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OPEN FROM JULY TO SEPTEMBER (INCLUDED)


 

Comforts

In the heart of León, this residence restructured to a hostel opens its doors to serve pilgrims traveling through Camino de Santiago and of course bicigrinos.

Facilities corresponding to a student residence have been conditioned to support particularly those traveling along the Camino and willing to stop at the city of León.

Leon is an end of stage almost obligatory and on the other hand it is an essential place for those who want to begin the route with an estimate of about 7 stages.

Additionally, near this hostel you can find one of the best repair shops around the French Way (BICICLETAS BLANCO +34 987 209 610), which is also affiliated to Bicigrino service network.

For those who want to send their bicycle in transport through the services we offer in collaboration with SEUR, it is possible to use their facilities as a place of delivery.

 

Prices

  • Hostel: From 10 €.
  • Double room: 15 € per person.

 

Services

Shared rooms with bathroom. Internet, Wi-Fi, and free washer and dryer service.

 

Surroundings

Leon is a place of forced passage and for many an obligatory stop beacause of its important historic area. Among its most representative monuments are the Cathedral, the best example of French style classic Gothic in Spain, the Basilica of San Isidoro, one of the most important Romanesque churches in Spain, Tombs of the medieval Kings of León, considered as the Chapel Sistine of Romanesque art, the Monastery of San Marcos, the first example of Spanish Renaissance and Plateresque architecture, and Casa Botines, a modernist style building designed by the great Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí.

Visiting the pubs and taverns of the "wet area" will also delight many people.


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Hostel Santo Tomas de Canterbury (León)

Tel. number +34 987 392 626
Address Calle Avda de La Lastra 53, 24005 León (León)
Website http://www.alberguesantotomas.com/
E-mail info@alberguesantotomas.com
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OPEN ALL YEAR



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Comforts

This is a newly built private hostel, comfortable, with excellent facilities and located at the entrance of León, in a residential area with all amenities (supermarket, pharmacy, public bus stop, etc).

We aim to provide the best facilities and services to pilgrims, and most importantly, a close tratment to our visitors.

 

Prices

  • Bunk bed: 8 €.
  • Ask for these options:
    • Private rooms with bathroom.
    • Rooms for groups with bathroom.
    • Rooms with bathroom, adapted for disabled people.

 

Services

  • We have a minimum of 60 beds (expandable to a total of 120), distributed in 2 bunk bed rooms, 3 private rooms with bathroom and 4 rooms for groups. Our facilities are wheelchair accessible.
  • We have a large living room with fireplace; kitchen with utensils, microwave and refrigerator; laundry and utility room; computer room and a special room for bicycles.
  • We also have lockers for backpacks, large first-aid kit, coffee machines, soda and food, washing and heating in all rooms.

Additional services:

  • Collection service with car, for pilgrims or backpack transportation.
  • Bike rental for exploring the city or touring.
  • Mattresses on all bunk beds.
  • Blankets.
  • Sheets and towels in private rooms with bath.
  • Free Wi-Fi.
  • Massages.
  • We prepare picnic bags for the next stage for 6 €.
  • We have credentials.
  • Nearby: supermarket, pharmacy, ATMs, physiotherapists, restaurants, local bus stop to explore the city, etc.

 

Surroundings

The Roman enclave of AdLegionem VII Geminam is located about 2.5 km. southeast of the city of León, near the left bank of the river Torío and 500 m from its confluence with Bernesga river. It is located in a flat area, with an average altitude of 822 m, which corresponds to the first stream terrace. It is located south of the town of Puente Castro, not knowing its original boundaries. The area of the site that's located east is crossed by Avda. San Froilan, which connects Puente Castro with the municipal cemetery.


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Hostel El Jardín (Mansilla de las Mulas)

Tel. number +34 987 310 232 / +34 600 471 597 (Olga Brez)
Address Calle Camino de Santiago 1, 24210 Mansilla de las Mulas (León)
Website http://www.mansilladelasmulas.com/
E-mail olgabrez@yahoo.es

OPEN ALL YEAR


 

Comforts

Opened in 2010. New hostel in Mansilla de las Mulas. This hostel has been born adapted to changing times and providing all the necessary amenities for those making their Camino de Santiago. Evidently, this new hostel is fully prepared to receive bicigrinos and their bicycles.

 

Prices

  • Hostel: 10 €.

 

Services

It has heating and is open all year. There is a garden area to the entrance of the hostel, a bar and cafe.

 

Surroundings

Mansilla de las Mulas is a strategic place to stop on the Camino. Just before reaching León we find this village with all the necessary services and with the tranquility we need and seek. Ideal for those who do not want to venture into the big city.


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Friday, 22 July 2016 08:11

León - Rabanal del Camino

 

LEÓN - RABANAL DEL CAMINO         (79,12 Km.)

Average speed: 12,89 Km./h.

Maximum speed: 41,89 Km./h.

Total kilometers: 616 km.

Stage time: 6,08 h.

Total time: 46,12 h.

 

Lunes, 22 de mayo de 2006

 

Si el viento de ayer era malo el de hoy de frente y con lluvia al final para postre no te digo nada....

En primer lugar quiero aclararos (que en algún comentario ya me lo han dicho) que no me estoy poniendo las botas de comer, o mejor dicho si, pero tiene una explicación.... La dieta de un bicigrino (se quema mucho...) es un buen desayuno por la mañana, durante el día se come poco, se picotean frutos secos, chocolate o algún pequeño bocadillo y a la noche se hace la comida principal... eso es lo recomendado. No se puede comer fuerte al medio día pues a la tarde no podrías tirar y por otro lado hay que meter mucho alimento ya que el esfuerzo es muy grande.

Hoy me he reservado y no he comido bocadillo, pues me han recomendado mucho que en el pueblo donde estoy ahora Rabanal del Camino, que pertenece a la comarca de la maragatería leonesa, me coma el típico COCIDO MARAGATO, es el plato típico de aquí y hay gente que hace muchos kilómetros para comerlo... me dice la encargada del albergue que me lo coma a las 7:30 que es muy fuerte y necesito tiempo para hacer la digestión..... así será. Pero no me quedo sin probarlo y en el estomago después del día que me he pegado hay sitio para el cocido.

 

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La catedral de León es impresionante, vaya vidrieras, me impresionó mucho, me di una vuelta por un barrio que le llaman el barrio húmedo y que es donde están todas las tascas, mesones y bares, un ambiente muy guapo... León es una ciudad preciosa....

En lo que respecta al camino es un caos para entrar y un autentico desastre para salir... no hay señales por ningún sitio y cuesta horrores encontrar el camino.

Ayer por la noche en el convento en que estábamos las monjas nos dieron unos libritos con canciones, y nos dieron instrucciones de como teníamos que hacerlo, cuando estábamos suficientemente entrenados nos pasaron a la iglesia y todo el mundo a cantar.... fue muy bonito, a veces cantaban ellas (como los Ángeles) a veces todos ellas igual y nosotros tirando a normal.

El despertar de hoy ha sido a las 6 de la mañana encendiéndose la luz y un tio grande como un oso cantando a pleno pulmón "Asturias patria queridaaaaaaaaaa" la madre que lo parió..

Después las monjas nos han puesto desayuno gratis, tostadas con mermelada, café con leche, mantequilla, galletas... muy bien.

Como ya he comentado antes las he pasado putas para salir de León y por si faltaba poco resulta que dos zonas se pelean para que el camino pase por un sitio o otro... las flechas apuntaban a dos sitios diferentes y a trozos los de una ruta tachaban las flechas de la otra ruta... un desastre....

Cuando he encontrado una ruta ha resultado ser una que va por una llanura solitaria sin pueblos en 20 km. y me he vuelto a encontrar otra vez con el viento pero esta vez de cara que es peor..... A sido muy duro no podías dejar de dar pedales y si te descuidabas te ibas para atrás... había que pedalear hasta en las cuestas abajo.

En medio de la llanura interminable he encontrado a Teo el compañero de Juanma (el de tordera) he caminado un rato con el y cuando el se ha quedado en un bar me he despedido....

Se me ha hecho eterno llegar hasta Astorga que es la ciudad mas grande del camino, y con la separación de las rutas no he encontrado a casi nadie por el camino... no había ni la oportunidad de pararse ha hacer fotos porque no había nada que fotografiar.

Bueno si que hay cosas que fotografiar, pero la verdad es que la etapa se ha hecho tan dura (por culpa del viento... que no quedan ganas de pararse mucho..) seguro que este paisaje sin viento es precioso....

Paso por el largo puente de Hospital de Orbigo, puente que cuenta la historia, que el caballero Suero de Quiñones retó en combate (uno por uno) a 300 caballeros en medio del puente y uno a uno se los fue cargando a todos...

Cuando he llegado a Astorga he visto la catedral que es muy grande y el impresionante palacio de Gaudí. he ido a una tienda de bicicletas pues tengo el pedal un poco estropeado pero no tenían la pieza, en otra tienda tampoco.... ya llevo 2 días así y no es muy importante, me han dicho que en Poncerrada hay otra tienda de bicicletas y miraré si lo puedo arreglar...

Dando vueltas por astorga he encontrado a 2 chicas peregrinas en bicicleta (madrileñas ), me han pedido que les haga una foto y después las he encontrado en la catedral con un ciclista que venia viendo desde principio y que iba acompañado de otro... (es de tarragona), resulta que su compañero ha tenido que dejar el camino por problemas familiares y el está lesionado en una rodilla, el va al ritmo de las chicas porque no puede apretar mucho. Les he acompañado 10 o 15 kilómetros y hemos hablado un buen rato... una de las chicas ha comprado una calabaza a un vendedor muy simpático que estaba a la entrada de un pueblo (Santa Catalina de Somoza).

Después les he dejado y les he dicho el albergue al que iba (que me lo recomendó ayer mi amigo José Antonio de Pamplona) .

también en el tramo final he encontrado a los 2 ciclistas madrileños... uno volvía para atrás como una exhalación... resulta que se ha dejado la cartera en un bar y se la han robado....

El tramo final ha sido un autentico infierno... por si no tenia bastante con el viento, y el frío, ha comenzado a llover a cantaros... he llegado al albergue cansadísimo y hecho una sopa....

El albergue es precioso, y la encargada Isabel, (una madraza y una joya) una persona muy simpática... cuando le he dicho que me había recomendado José Antonio, me ha dado una cama en una habitación con calefacción y me ha tratado de fabula.... le he dicho que guarde sitio para los ciclistas madrileños, el de tarragona y las chicas que vienen detrás.....

Ahora he lavado la ropa y estoy haciendo hora para zamparme el famoso cocido maragato que con el frío que hace y la lluvia y el estomago centrifugando tiene que sentarme de maravilla.....

Isabel me ha dicho que en una iglesia que hay aquí al lado a las 9:30 unos monjes cantan canto gregoriano.... pasaré a verlo, pues este pueblo es muy pequeño y no hay mucho mas que ver...

Mañana me espera una buena montaña el alto de la cruz de hierro... ya os contare...

Hasta mañana.

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