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Private Hostel (16, 9,50€) Albergue La Encina, visible from the bridge to the right. Café / restaurant. Website www.complejolaribera.com Tel 987 361 087 Book here!
Parish hostel (90, 5€) Albergue Parroquial Karl Leisner, on the Camino on the right shortly after crossing the bridge. Kitchen, laundry facilities. Nice patio. Tel 987 388 444 Open 11:00
Private hostel (30, 7€, March to October) Albergue San Miguel, on the Camino on the left. Kitchen, laundry facilities. They allow pilgrims to paint a picture, the best of which are put on display. Evening meal. Reported good. Website alberguesanmiguel.com Tel 987 388 285 Open 11:00
Private Hostel (26, 11€, April to October) Albergue Verde, turn left after Albergue San Miguel down Avenida de los Fueros de León, it's on the right just before the roundabout. Laundry facilities. Nice garden, pets, hippie vibe. Friendly and welcoming. Donativo vegetarian communal evening meal using organic produce from their own garden (delicious). Breakfast. Also yoga classes and private rooms. Website www.albergueverde.es Tel 689 927 926 Open 12:00

Shop and banks on the Camino, and a pharmacy to the right shortly after crossing the bridge. Several cafés / restaurants near the bridge (on the Camino and down side streets to the left) do food and a Pilgrim Menu in the evening. Restaurante Los Angeles on Calle Dr. Santos Olivera has been recommended.

Other accommodation options

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Albergue La Encina

Casa de los Hidalgos

Hostal Don Suero de Quiñones

Hotel El Paso Honroso

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