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Municipal Hostel (56, 9€, February to December) Albergue de Frómista, near the church of San Martín. Laundry facilities. Breakfast. Basic and a bit run-down. Tel 979 811 089 Open 13:00 Book here!
Private hostel (32, 10€, March to October) Estrella del Camino, turn right just before the tourist information, on Avenida del Ejército Español beside Hostal Camino de Santiago. Laundry facilities. If it's closed ask in the hostal for the key. Negative reports. Website www.albergueestrelladelcamino.com Tel 979 810 399 Open 12:00 Book here!
Private hostel (5, donativo, only open in winter when all other hostels are closed) Albergue Betania, opposite Estrella del Camino, on Avenida del Ejército Español. Tel 638 846 043
Albergue Canal de Castilla burned down early in 2019

There is a supermarket on the Camino entering the town and another small supermarket on a street off the square beside the church of San Martín de Tours. On the Camino near the tourist information there are cafés, a bakery and banks. Pharmacy, turn left at the tourist information. Turn right here for more banks. Restaurante La Venta del Boffard, on Plaza San Martín, has been recommended. Frómista has train connections north to Santander and south to Palencia, from where there are connections to Madrid and León, etc.

Other accommodation options

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

Albergue Estrella Del CaminoCASA RURAL AUREAEl ApostolHostal Camino de SantiagoHostal San PedroHotel Doña MayorPension La Via Lactea

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