Albergue de la Piedra (Villafranca del Bierzo)

Teléfono987 540 260
DirecciónC/ Espíritu Santo 14, 24500 Villafranca del Bierzo (León)
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Charging point for electric bikes


Opened in June 2008. The hostel has been built by Unai and Livia, two young people who left their lives in Madrid to start a new stage in the Camino. Hostel de la Piedra is located on top of a mountain, and they keep a piece of it inside. Family atmosphere.

Modern facilities and the commitment to Camino de Santiago and bicigrinos of their owners make this place a perfect place to stop before facing O’Cebreiro incline.


  • Sleep: 8 €.
  • Buffet breakfast: 2 €.
  • Washing + drying service: 5 €.


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

Near the hostel there is a good bike shop where we can repair our machines before entering the mountain and the constant up and down of Galicia.

Telephone number: +34 987 540 412
Pte. Nuevo 2, 24500 Villafranca del Bierzo (León)


It is worth stopping in this village as it is one of the last great towns full of history and monuments before we enter in rural Galicia.

The tradition of the Door of Forgiveness in the Romanesque church of Santiago dates back to 1122, when Pope Callistus III granted the temple the privilege of giving the Jubilee pilgrims who, for health reasons, could not reach Santiago de Compostela.

Between the nineteenth and twentieth centuries the door was bricked due to pests and to protect the temple from the attacks, until 1948 when reverting to the custom to mark the celebration of the Jacobean Year.

Thus, each year that July the 25th matches on Sunday, the pilgrims who have traveled at least 150 km of the pilgrimage route and that are unable to continue the journey to the tomb of the apostle can get the Jubilee in the locality.

This is the only temple in Camino de Santiago, besides the Cathedral of Santiago, with this prebend in Jacobean Holy Year.