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Castrojeriz

Private hostel (22, 11€, April to October) Albergue Orión, left off the Camino (or on it, depending which yellow arrows you follow). Kitchen, laundry facilities. Korean-themed evening meal. New in 2017. Tel 649 481 609 Open 13:00 Book here!
Private hostel (30, 6€, April to October) Camino de Santiago, in a camping site on the left on the Camino. Laundry facilities. Their café / restaurant. Evening meal, reported good. Breakfast. Website www.campingcamino.com Tel 947 377 255  Book here!
Private hostel (28, 10€, Easter to October) Albergue Ultreia, on the right on the Camino. Laundry facilities. Evening meal. Breakfast. In a nicely renovated old building. Tasting of their home-produced alcohol. Good reports. Tel 947 378 640 Open 13:00
Private hostel (18, 10€) A Cien Leguas, on the left on the Camino. Café / restaurant. New in 2017. Website www.acienleguas.es Tel 947 562 305 Open 10:00
Private Hostel (26, 6.50€, March to November) Casa Nostra, on the left on the Camino. Kitchen, laundry facilities. Basic. Negative reports. Tel 947 377 493 Open 11:00
Municipal hostel (35, 5€) San Esteban, follow the Camino to Plaza Mayor, the hostel is up steps to the right. Bright, airy, pleasant atmosphere. Donativo breakfast. Tel 947 377 001 Open 12:30
Private Hostel (30, 10€, Easter to October) Albergue Rosalía, on Calle Cordón, signposted. Kitchen, laundry facilities. Evening meal. Breakfast. Nice dorms with no bunks! Website alberguerosalia.com Tel 947 373 714 Open 11:30 Book here!

Shop, bakery and bank around Plaza Mayor. Another shop (better) further along the Camino. Several cafés do Pilgrim Menus. Also pharmacy and several banks near Guardia Civil. Café La Taberna on the right before Plaza Mayor does an excellent pilgrim menu and has old photos of Camino celebrities. Fiestas, around the feast day of St John the Baptist 24 June with several days and nights of music, dancing, processions, etc. El Ajo during July weekends, festival themed around the garlic harvest. Early September El Sejo with more dancing, music, processions, etc.

Other accommodation options

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aCienLeguas

Albergue Orion

Albergue Rosalia / Pilgrim Hostel

Camino de Santiago

Casa del Camping

La Mora Cantana

La Posada de Castrojeriz

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