<<< Previous Place Next Place >>>


Private (22, 10€, Easter to October) Albergue Melide, to the right where the Camino joins the main road, on Avenida de Lugo. Laundry facilities. Café / restaurant. Website www.alberguemelide.com Tel 627 901 552 Open 11:00

Private (20, 10€) Albergue Arraigos, on the Camino on the right opposite the park. Laundry facilities, microwaves. Tel 600 880 769 Open 11:00

Private (72, 10€, Easter to October) Albergue O Cruceiro, just to the right of the Camino at the roundabout, on Ronda Coruña. Laundry facilities and microwaves. Website albergueocruceiro.es Tel 616 764 896 Open 11:00

Private (34, 10€, Easter to October) Albergue Alfonso II, from the roundabout walk up Ronda Coruña about 300m and then turn right on Avenida Toques y Friol and walk 300m. Laundry facilities, microwaves. Café / restaurant. Website alberguealfonsoelcasto.com Tel 608 604 850 Open 11:30

Private (25, 10€, March to October) Albergue Vilela, on Rúa San Antonio. Kitchen, laundry facilities. A bit cramped. Tel 616 011 375 Open 11:00

Private (36, 10€, March to November) Albergue San Antón, on Rúa San Antonio. Kitchen, laundry facilities. Website alberguesananton.com Tel 698 153 672 Open 10:30

Private (30, 10€) Albergue O Apalpador, on Rúa San Antonio. Kitchen, laundry facilities. Website www.albergueoapalpador.com Tel 679 837 969 Open 11:00

Xunta (156, 8€) Albergue de Melide, on Rúa San Antonio. Laundry facilities. Cramped dorms. Tel 660 396 822 Open 13:00

Private (12, 15€ with breakfast, April to September) O Candil, just to the the left of the Camino, on Rúa da Principal. Kitchen, laundry facilities. Café / restaurant. Website www.ocandil.gal Tel 639 503 550 Open 12:00

Private (45, 10€) Albergue Pereiro, turn left off the Camino after the Xunta, on Rúa Progreso, signposted. Kitchen, laundry facilities. Good reports. Website www.alberguepereiro.com Tel 981 506 314 Open 11:00

Private (52, 12€, Easter to October) Albergue Montoto, turn left off the Camino after the Xunta, signposted. Laundry facilities, microwaves. Website www.alberguemontoto.com Tel 646 941 887 Open 11:00

Melide has all facilities. Cafés, supermarket, pharmacy, all on the Camino, banks left at the roundabout. Fiesta San Roque 16 August.

Melide is famous for its restaurants which specialise in Pulpo Galego / Galician Octopus (although this is a relatively modern tradition). You'll pass several on your way through. Good reports of Pulpería Garnacha and of Pizzería Xoldra (for pizzas) both on the Camino. Besides this it's known for cheese and sweets (melindres pastries and almendrados which is a hard, sweet biscuit made from almonds).

Accommodation on Booking.com


Tap / click here to go to the Camino Guide website.

The Camino de Santiago app for Android and iPhone

The Camino de Santiago Guide is also available as an app. It contains all the great information as this online guide plus:

- offline, zoomable maps which show you your exact location

- more background and historic information about the places you'll walk through

Tap HERE to see the app in your phone's app store.

The guide in printed format

In addition to what you see here the full guide also contains:

  • Interactive, zoomable, offline maps of the whole Camino with your precise location shown
  • Lots of information about historic sites along the Camino's route
  • Camino legends and a description of the fascinating history of the Camino and the places it passes through
  • Recommendations of great places to eat and unmissable local specialities
  • Translations of place names of villages and towns
  • The dates of local festivals, the famous Spanish fiestas

You can get the full guide as a PDF document to download by making a donation to this website (see the bottom of this page).

If you'd like to see what it looks like you can download a samples from here the first 20 pages of the Walking Guide to the Camino de Santiago

For your donation you'll also get a PDF copy of Camino de Santiago Practical Preparation and Background, the definitive guide to preparing for the Camino. It's got loads of information about:

  • Packing: what to bring and (all importantly) what not to bring
  • Health and safety: how to avoid, or if necessary, deal with blisters, bedbugs, heatstroke and other hazards
  • What to expect on “the Way”: What's a typical Camino day?
  • Communicating: with useful words and phrases in Spanish?
  • History of the Camino and of Spain: what was the Camino like in the middle ages?

To download a sample of the first 20 pages of Camino de Santiago Practical Preparation and Background, just click here!


Your donation will help ensure that this guide to the Camino de Santiago continues to be updated every year and continues to be made freely available to pilgrims.

Also, if you donate at least €5 you get access to the full guide to download in PDF format. The full guide has all the maps, altitude profiles, history and sightseeing information which isn't in the free one. You'll also be able to download a copy of Practical Preparation and Background the indispensable guide for first-time pilgrims, with all you need to know about packing, planning, etc.


Please note: credit card transactions are handled by PayPal. We do not store any of your credit card information nor do we have access to it.

<<< Previous Place Next Place >>>

Copyright © Gerald Kelly 2021. All text and photos.