And just to finish off my few posts from my Camino in May, I want to briefly talk about where I stayed during those few days I walked from Ferrol to Santiago and out to Finisterre. This May, I walked with my brother so we decided to mix it up a bit and stay in albergues and pensions. The cost for budget accommodation in towns in Ferrol, Pontedeume and A Coruna can be quite reasonable if you look around and we used Booking.com in this instance. The albergues in Sergude and Bruma are municipal albergues and cannot be pre-booked. That said, we were there well before they opened.
Click on the links below to bring you to the albergues’ location and the booking information. I hope this proves useful.
- Ferrol: Hostal La Frontera / map / Booking.com
- Pontedeume: Pension Casa Apilladeira / map / Booking.com
- Betanzos: Hotel Villa de Betanzos / map /
It was at this stage that we changed to the A Coruna leg of the Camino Inglés.
- A Coruna: Hostal Palas / map / Booking.com
- Sergude: Municipal albergue / map / Gronze
- Hospital de Bruma: Municipal albergue / map / Gronze
- Sigüeiro: Albergue Camiño Real / map / Gronze
- Santiago de Compostela: Albergue Santiago KM0 / map / Booking.com
I was delighted to have stayed in this particular albergue in Santiago. I usually choose the San Martin Pinario but on this occasion, it was booked up. Albergue Santiago KM0 is on the same road as the Pilgrim office, 2 minutes from the Cathedral. It is really central. And the owners were great. I think I have just found my new albergue of choice in Santiago!
The following day, we made our way to Finisterre over the course of 3 days and stayed in the below albergues. I have stayed in 2 before when I made my way to Finisterre in 2016.
- A Pena: Albergue Cafetería Alto da Pena / map / Gronze
- O Logoso: Albergue Bar O Logoso / map / Gronze
- Finisterre: Albergue Cabo da Vila / map / Gronze
Accommodation on the Camino Inglés is plentiful, however Ferrol, A Coruna and Sigüeiro does not have municipal albergues. Booking in advance might be helpful but then again, once we arrived at these places we found there were beds still available. And that was May! For Santiago, booking in advance is the first thing I do. Accommodation in Santiago goes quick, especially in the Summer months.
So now, I am closing this chapter and moving on to my next Camino – walking from Lisbon in September. Keep an eye on the blog and Instagram for further updates.