Private hostel (48, 12€, March to November) Albergue Cabo da Vila, on the Camino on the way into town, on Avenida de a Coruña. Kitchen, laundry facilities. The price includes sheets and towels. Also private rooms. Website www.alberguecabodavila.com Tel 981 740 454 Open early
Private hostel (20, 12€) Albergue Oceanus, on the Camino on the right of the Camino, opposite Coviran supermarket. Kitchen, Website www.oceanusfinisterre.es Tel 609 821 302 Book here!
Xunta hostel (36, 6€) follow the Camino down into the town, when you see the harbour on your left the hostel is straight ahead on the corner of Rúa Real. Kitchen, laundry facilities. One night only and only if you walked from Santiago. Admission from 1300. Late night access using a code. Bathroom/shower facilities are basic. Reception issues the certificate of completion of this Camino, the Fisterrana.
Private hostel (11, 12€, Easter to November) Albergue Por Fin, turn right at the Xunta hostel, on Rúa Federico Ávila. Kitchen, laundry facilities. Run by Hungarians. Tel 636 764 726
Private hostel (5, 12€, Easter to November) Albergue O Encontro, turn right at the Xunta hostel then first left, on Rúa do Campo. Kitchen, laundry facilities. Tel 696 503 363 Book here!
Private hostel (18, 11€) Albergue do Sol e Lúa, turn right at the Xunta hostel, then right at the top and first left, on Rúa Atalaya. Kitchen, laundry facilities. Sometimes a communal donativo evening meal. Intense hippie vibe. Tel 881 108 710
Private hostel (50, 12€, March to October) Albergue Buen Camino de Sonia, turn right at the Xunta hostel, then right at the top and first left, on Rúa Atalaya. Kitchen, laundry facilities. Website www.buencaminofinisterre.com Tel 981 740 771 Open 11:00
Private hostel (19, 12€) Albergue La Espiral, turn right at the Xunta hostel, then first left on to Rúa do Campo then continue on to Rúa Fonte Vella. Kitchen, laundry facilities. Tel 607 684 248 Open 12:00 Book here!
Private hostel (20, 12€, Easter to October) Albergue Finistellae, follow the waterfront from the harbour until you come to the little beach, then straight on to Rúa Manuel Lago Pais. Kitchen, laundry facilities. Also private rooms. Website www.finistellae.com Tel 637 821 296
Private hostel (22, 12€) Albergue de Paz, follow the waterfront from the harbour until you see the signs, on Rúa Víctor Cardalda. Laundry facilities, microwaves. Intimate and friendly. This is the oldest private pilgrim hostel in Fisterra. Tel 981 740 332 Open 11:00
Private hostel (16, 12€, Easter to November) Albergue Arasolis, continue straight past the Xunta hostel to Praza da Constitución, then straight and it's on the left, on Rúa Aras Solis. Kitchen, laundry facilities, small shop. Friendly owner. Tel 638 326 869 Open 09:00
Private hostel (11, 10€) Mar de Fora, turn right at the Xunta hostel, then left at the top and first right on to Rúa Potiña. Kitchen, laundry facilities. Website www.alberguemardefora.com Tel 686 939 079 Book here!
Private hostel (23, 10€, Easter to November) Albergue Mar de Rostro, turn right at the Xunta hostel, then right at the top and it's on the right, on Rúa do Alcalde Fernández. Kitchen, laundry facilities. Tel 637 107 765
Fisterra is a biggish town with all facilities. Two supermarkets, one at the little beach and the other up the hill from the Xunta hostel and left, on Rúa do Alcalde Fernández. Pharmacy on Rúa Real, continue straight past the Xunta hostel. Travel agents for bus and train tickets across the road from the Xunta hostel, Brigantia Viaxes, who also rent apartments and houses by the day. The bus stop for buses to and from Santiago is also right beside the Xunta hostel, as is the taxi rank from where taxi drivers can take up to four passengers to Santiago for 80€ in a little over an hour. There is also a bus service to Muxía, leaving three times daily weekdays only, with a change in Cee. The certificate for walking from Santiago, the Fisterrana, is available from the Xunta hostel or from the Ayuntamiento. If you get the opportunity it's well worth your while walking to Fisterra and spending a few days just hanging out around town and at the beach (some people don't want to leave!). There's a laid-back après-Camino feel and lots of hard partying, as well as tearful good-byes.
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