Albergue Pequeño Potala (Ruitelán)

Teléfono987 561 322
DirecciónC/ Carretera Nacional 6 nº 20, 24520 Ruitelán (León)
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Charging point for electric bikes


The Hostel Pequeño Potala opened to serve the pilgrims in 1999, with the idea of offering a rest to the pilgrims who decide to start climbing the feared Cebreiro on the morning, comforted after having rested and replenished their forces in this family house converted into a hostel, in which the most important things are comfort and good food.

Located at the right distance so that when the ascent begins, the legs have already pedaled the necessary kilometers and the body has already acquired that predisposition that will transform the tough climb into a beautiful promenade.


  • Sleep: 5 €.
  • Dinner: 7 €.
  • Breakfast (buffet): 3 €.
  • Washer: 7 €.
  • Dryer: 7 €.


Services of the hostel

  • Heating.
  • Potable water.
  • First-aid kit.
  • Refrigerator.
  • Washing place.
  • Washer.
  • Bar.
  • Place for bicycles.
  • Drink machine.
  • Clothes line.
  • Plugs.
  • Mobile coverage.
  • Wi-Fi.

Common areas

  • Living room
  • Dining room
  • Bathroom
  • Showers
  • Terraces


It is believed to be the ancient Roman town of Autharis. Right where the present chapel of San Froilan is, there is a small cave which is said to be where the Holy retired as a hermit, coming from Lugo before being appointed Bishop of Leon.

The legend tells that rabbits gnawed a part of San Froilan prayer books and consequently mice disappeared from this area because of the curse of the Saint.

During the Civil War a part of the church of San Juan Bautista was burnt.