If you’re planning to walk the Camino de Santiago, you might be wondering where you can catch some Z’s along the way. Fear not, my fellow pilgrim! There are plenty of accommodation options available, ranging from the humble albergues to fancy hotels with fluffy pillows and room service. The most popular choice for budget-conscious pilgrims is the albergue, which can cost anywhere from €8 to €20 for a bed in a shared dormitory. Albergues are a great way to connect with other pilgrims and soak up the true spirit of the Camino. Just be prepared to share a room with snoring strangers and possibly some bedbugs (hey, it’s all part of the adventure, right?). Public albergues are usually run by local authorities, churches, or volunteers, and they’re exclusively for pilgrims. You’ll need to show your pilgrim’s credential to gain entry, but once you’re in, you’ll have access to communal kitchens, laundry facilities, and sometimes even a hearty meal or two.
If communal living isn’t your thing, or if you just need a break from the snoring and the sniffling, you can opt for private albergues or hotels with private rooms. Private albergues are similar to public ones, but with a bit more privacy and comfort (and a slightly higher price tag). Hotels offer even more luxury, with big comfy beds, fluffy towels, and maybe even a spa or pool to relax in after a long day on the Camino. You can check options and availability on Hostelworld or Booking.com. Some details on the accommodation on Camino can be found in this video: