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Logroño

Private hostel (78, 15€) Santiago Apóstol on the Camino just after crossing the bridge. Kitchen, laundry facilities. Also a backpackers hostel so possibly noisy. Tel 941 256 976 Open 11:00 Book here!
Municipal hostel (88, 7€) Albergue de Peregrinos de Logroño, on the Camino shortly after crossing the bridge. Kitchen, laundry facilities. Nice patio with paddling pool. Tel 941 248 686 Open 13:00 patio opens at 12:00
Parish Hostel (30, donativo) Albergue Parroquial de Santiago, on the Camino on the right near the church of Iglesia de Santiago el Real (which has a blood curdling statue of Santiago Matamoros above its entrance). Communal evening meal. Breakfast. Prayers with pilgrim blessing. Tel 941 209 501
Private Hostel (22, 12€) Albergue Albas, turn left after crossing the bridge into town and follow Calle de San Francisco until you turn right on to Calle Senado, continue straight and it's on the ground floor of a semi-circular apartment block on your right, Plaza Martínez Flamarique (the old bullring). Laundry facilities, microwaves. Website www.alberguealbas.es Tel 941 700 832 Open 11:00 Book here!
Private Hostel (22, 12€, March to September) Albergue Check In Rioja, after crossing the bridge walk straight up Calle del Puente and you'll come to it after about 200m, on Calle Los Baños. Laundry facilities, microwaves. Website www.checkinrioja.com Tel 941 272 329 Open 13:00
Private Hostel (100, 10€) Hostel Entresueños on Calle Portales, in the city centre and signposted from the Camino. Kitchen, laundry facilities. Tel 941 271 334 Open 12:00 Book here!
Private hostel (30, 10€) Albergue Logroño, in the city centre on Calle Capitán Gallarza, which intersects with Calle Portales. Kitchen with microwaves. Tel 941 254 226 Open 10:00 Book here!

Logroño has a population of 153,000 and is the capital of La Rioja Autonomous Community and has all services. It is a prosperous and lively university city, untouched by mass tourism, and the third biggest city on the Camino Francés. Shops and cafés on the Camino and around Calle Portales which is the main street. Tourist Information office on the Camino, besides dispensing information they can also organise 'educational' visits to local vineyards. Public library (La Gota de Leche) is across the square from the Tourist Information office, Monday to Friday 0830 to 2000 and weekends 1000 to 1400 and 1700 to 2000, free internet access. Supermarkets and fruit and veg market on the Camino on the way out of town (not open at the crack of dawn). Each year on 11 June the city celebrates the festival of San Bernabé, when, to commemorate the resistance of the city against an invading French army in 1521, fried fish, wine and bread are distributed by the Cofradía del Pez / Brotherhood of the Fish, symbolising the food that the people ate during the siege. The week before 21 September is the festival of San Mateo or Fiestas de la Vendimia (Harvest Festival) to celebrate the grape harvest. The main events are the crushing of the grapes and the offering of the first must to the Virgin of Valvanera. Followed inevitably by the usual chasing, and being chased by, livestock. Every year on the last Saturday of April there is a nocturnal walk of 63km, called La Valvanerada, to the Monastery of Valvanera. It has been organised annually since 1976 by the local Blood Donors Association.

Other accommodation options

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

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