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Religious hostel (20, 5€, Easter to October) Casa de Peregrinos Emaús, depending which route you followed into Burgos either cross the bridge to the south bank of the river at Paseo del Rey or, if you're following the river, turn left on to Avenida de Castilla, then left on to Calle de San Pedro de Cardeña. On Calle de San Pedro de Cardeña. Communal evening meal and breakfast, donativo. 2000 curfew. Plush facilities in a beautifully renovated building. Run by Amigos del Camino. Mass and pilgrim blessing. Open 12:00
Religious hostel (16, 6€, March to November) Albergue de Santiago y Santa Catalina (Divina Pastor), left from the Camino shortly before the municipal hostel, on a small square on Calle Laín Calvo very near Plaza Mayor. Laundry facilities. Tel 947 207 952 Open 11:00
Municipal Hostel (150, 5€) Albergue Municipal de Burgos, on the Camino behind the cathedral, on Calle Fernán González. Microwaves, laundry facilities. Impersonal, modern mega-hostel. Tel 947 460 922 Open 12:00 (14:00 in winter)
Private hostel (68, 16,50€ with breakfast) Hostel Burgos, from the cathedral, walk through Arcos de Santa María, cross the river, and continue straight, it's left before you come to the bus station. on Calle Miranda. Laundry facilities, microwaves. Café / restaurant. Website www.hostelburgos.es Tel 654 492 979 Open 12:00 Book here!

Burgos has all services. Two supermarkets (El Árbol and Día) on Calle Calzadas, on the Camino before the centre, the centre itself has limited grocery shopping. Tourist Information left of Restaurant Don Nuño, turning right with your back to the cathedral ticket office. The main Post Office is south of the river across Puente de San Pablo. Library on Plaza San Juan. Fiestas San Lesmes 25 January, Fiesta del Curpillos 10 June, San Pedro y San Pablo 29 June.

Other accommodation options

(NOTE: check the location carefully, some accommodation is not on the Camino)

Abadía Burgos Camino SantiagoAbba BurgosAC Hotel Burgos, a Marriott Lifestyle HotelApartamento CatedralApartamento CentricoApartamento Centro Histórico / Camino de SantiagoApartamento Duplex La PueblaApartamento La FloraApartamento La MurallaApartamento La PueblaApartamento M&CApartamento Plaza de la CatedralApartamento Puerta RealApartamento Santa MariaApartamento SoMbrereria RiMboMbinApartamento Turistico Plaza MayorApartamentos BarrantesApartamentos María LuisaÁTICO CENTRO CON GARAJEAtico Lujo en el CentroBALCON A LA CATEDRALCamping Fuentes BlancasCasa Rural Valle EsguevaCastillo Goyito y Castillo EugenioContemplando la CatedralElvira CatedralEstoy + BurgosGran Apartamento Atuaire. VutGrand Plaza Mio CidHippie LifeHostal AcantoHostal AcuarelaHostal ArlanzónHostal AverroesHostal El PesqueroHostal EvoluciónHostal Francisco SalinasHostal HiltonHostal LarHostal ManjónHostal Monjes PeregrinosHostal riMboMbinHostal Santiago 2Hostal TorresHostal Via LácteaHostel BurgosHotel Alda CardeñaHotel Alda EntrearcosHotel Almirante BonifazHotel Asador H.M. VersusHotel AzofraHotel Boutique Museo BurgosHotel Bulevar BurgosHotel Campus TavernHotel Centro Los BraserosHotel CordónHotel CuéntameHotel Cuéntame La PueblaHotel Fernán GonzálezHotel Forum EvoluciónHotel JacobeoHotel Las TerrazasHotel Las VegasHotel Los BraserosHotel Maria LuisaHotel Mesón del CidHotel Monjes MagnosHotel Norte y LondresHotel Puerta de BurgosHotel Puerta RomerosHotel Sercotel Corona de CastillaHotel Vía GóticaHq La GaleriaJimenaLa CasonaLa Pensión del CaminoLandaLoftLoló Vivienda de uso TuristicoMaria SalomeMinayaNH Collection Palacio de BurgosPalacio de los Blasones SuitesPensión Boutique La Urraca NegraPensión Monjes de la BibliotecaPensión Monjes del JardínPension SantiagoPiso al lado del nuevo HospitalPiso en el Centro de BurgosPrecioso apartamento al lado de la CatedralRice Reyes CatólicosSilken Gran TeatroTOCANDO LA CATEDRALUrban BurgosVistaCatedralVivienda de Uso TurísticoViviendaTuristica Conde Guadalhorce

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