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Private hostel (20, 7€) Albergue El Convento, on the Camino on the right. Laundry facilities. Café / restaurant. Basic. Tel 625 313 425  Book here!
Private Hostel (35, 8€) Albergue Monte Irago, on the Camino on the left. Café / restaurant with vegetarian options using produce from their own garden. Breakfast. Strong hippie vibe with alternative therapies and goats, cats, rabbits, etc. running around outside. Tel 695 452 950
Private hostel (20, 7€, March to October) La Posada del Druida on the Camino on the right. Laundry facilities. Communal evening meal. Breakfast. Tel 696 820 136 Open 12:00
Private Hostel (34, 10€, March to November) Albergue La Cruz de Fierro, to the right of the Camino, down a narrow lane. Laundry facilities. Tel 600 715 446 Open 11:30
Parish Hostel (22, 5€, Easter to October) Albergue Parroquial Domus Dei, on the Camino on the right Communal evening meal and pilgrim prayers (attendance voluntary, all welcome). Breakfast (basic). Run by volunteers. Friendly and welcoming. In the renovated village church. Open 12:00.

Shop on the Camino on the left, cafés. The food in La Taberna de Gaia has been recommended.

Other accommodation options

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

Albergue el convento de FoncebadonConvento de FoncebadonEl Trasgu de Foncebadón

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