Your Accommodation Our pilgrims love our lodging! It's such a treat not to have to race for a bed! You can take your time, and know that a hot shower and a clean bed is waiting. For the comfort of our walkers, as well as to give you a taste of the "real" Camino, accommodation is in a fun variety.
For the entire walk we sleep in a variety of Pensions, Pilgrim rooms, Beautiful Casa Rurals, in private rooms above pilgrim albergues, in Apartments, and in 2 to 4-Star Hotels. All of the remaining accommodations will have private double or single bedrooms (single supplement is extra and there are limited spaces).
What are Gites, Albergues, Pensions and Casa Rurals? Gite: a simple accommodation featuring modest rooms with shared kitchen and bathrooms. You will have private double rooms here. Albergue: a system of pilgrim hostels. Beds are dorm-style and are single twins or bunkbeds. Pilgrim Rooms: These are modest private double rooms, ensuite. Pension:A pension provides rooms with no or few amenities. They have private rooms for sleeping. Casa Rural: A Casa Rural is a boutique country property, typically an old farm house or homestead. These properties have been refurbished respecting the local architecture and traditional building methods. They sometimes have a kitchen for cooking. Private sleeping rooms. Apartments: The apartments we rent for our pilgrims are quite nice. There will usually be 4-6 pilgrims per apartment with private sleeping rooms, kitchen, living room, and generally 2 shared bathrooms. Apartments give you the opportunity to save some cash by cooking and to get to know your fellow pilgrims. Hotels: In the larger cities, we will stay in nice hotels near the Cathedrals.
Please note, ours is not a 5-star luxury tour. We want you to have a true pilgrim experience, but with a bit of comfort and on a reasonable budget! We have sourced the best possible accommodation based on the location, the facilities they provide, comfort and hospitality. In order to really experience Spain, we enjoy staying in clean but rustic, character-filled pensions in the old quarter of town rather than in the more modern, smart establishments on the outskirts.
Private Rooms (Single Supplement) The price of the walk is based on two people sharing a twin double room for most nights. A limited number of single private rooms can be booked. A single supplement fee will be charged for private single lodging. This is an option for those who like their privacy, have special needs, or for those who know they snore and don't want to upset a roommate. This is also mandatory if you are the last person to sign up and there is no available roommate for you. I also recommend the single supplement if you have difficulty sleeping with someone else in the room. There's nothing like a good night's sleep in the privacy of your own room after a hard day's walk. For less than $50 per night, this is an excellent value!
What if I snore? If you snore, we would like to ask you to consider booking the single supplement. A successful Camino depends on getting a good night's sleep and when one walker snores and the other does not, neither are able to get the required rest. Please note: If you DO snore and do NOT take the single supplement, and your roommate complains, we will have no option but to move you to a private room at your expense.
Bathrooms . The majority of our rooms are ensuite. However, it is not uncommon for bathrooms to be shared in Spain when staying in a Casa Rural, Pension, Apartment or Albergue. Shared bathrooms in these places are spotlessly clean with locking doors or stalls for privacy. Shared bathrooms is just a part of the Camino experience.
Pilgrim Lodgings. We pass through two small villages with limited lodging where we will put members of our group in private rooms above a pilgrim albergue. This will give you the opportunity to interact with other pilgrims, meet people from all over the world, and share food, wine, and stories with each other!
Sleeping bags . You will not need to carry sleeping bags. Linens are provided in all of our lodgings.
You may wish to carry your own personal towel and washcloth, but in the one place it may be needed, you can rent linens for a nominal fee.