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Itero de la Vega

Private hostel (22, 7€) Puente Fitero, at the beginning of the village on the right. Laundry facilities. Café / restaurant. Also private rooms. Tel 979 151 822
Municipal hostel (13, 5€) Albergue Municipal de Itero, on the square opposite the church, Plaza de la Iglesia. Kitchen. No bunks! Tel 605 034 347
Private Hostel (28, 6€) La Mochila, continue straight on where the Camino turns left then, it's on the left on Calle Santa Ana. Kitchen, laundry facilities. Café / restaurant. Evening meal with vegan and vegetarian options. Breakfast. Tel 979 151 781
Private hostel (8, 12€) Hogar del Peregrino, straight on where the Camino turns left, on Calle Santa María. Kitchen, laundry facilities. Café / restaurant. Evening meal. Breakfast. Also private rooms. Enquire in the supermarket. Tel 979 151 866

Cafés and shops and one well-stocked supermarket beside Albergue Hogar del Peregrino. During August Itero is the unlikely location of a music festival called IteroRock or Tachurock which brings together long-haired, motorcycle-riding, guitar-smashing degenerates from all over Spain for a day or two of drug-fuelled chaos. Profits from the festival go to children's charities in Angola. More details from iterorock.com

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  • Urban maps of towns and cities and detailed maps of the Camino in rural areas
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