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Castrojeriz

Private (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. Tel 649 481 609 Open 13:00

Private (30, 6€, April to October) Camino de Santiago, in a camping site on the left on the Camino. Laundry facilities. Café / restaurant. Evening meal, reported good. Breakfast. Website www.campingcamino.com Tel 947 377 255

Private (28, 10€, Easter to October) Albergue Ultreia, on the right on the Camino. Laundry facilities. Evening meal. Breakfast. In a nicely renovated old building. Home-produced alcohol. Good reports. Tel 947 378 640 Open 13:00

Private (10, 8€) Verge de Monserrat, on the Camino on the right. Kitchen, laundry facilites. Communal evening meal. Breakfast. New in 2019. Tel 633 538 993. Open 12:00

Private (18, 10€) A Cien Leguas, on the left on the Camino. Café / restaurant. Website www.acienleguas.es Tel 947 562 305 Open 10:00

Private (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 (35, 5€) San Esteban, follow the Camino to Plaza Mayor, the albergue is up steps to the right. Bright, airy, pleasant atmosphere. Donativo breakfast. Tel 947 377 001 Open 12:30

Private (30, 13€, 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 12:00

Shop, bakery and bank around Plaza Mayor. Another shop (better) further along the Camino. Several cafés do Pilgrim Menus. Also supermarket, pharmacy and several banks near Guardia Civil, a few minutes walk south from the Plaza Mayor. 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.

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