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Pamplona / Iruña

Private hostel (26, 6€, March to October) Casa Paderborn, a little off the Camino. Cross the zig-zag bridge or turn left immediately after Puente de la Magdalena. It's on the banks of the river. Run by German volunteers. Laundry facilities. Breakfast. Small garden by the river. Tel 948 211 712 Open 12:00
Private Hostel (20, 15€ with breakfast) Albergue Casa Ibarrola on the Camino on the right as it enters the old city. Kitchen, Laundry facilities. Space-agey capsule beds, good facilities, positive reports. Website www.casaibarrola.com Tel 948 223 332 Open 11:30
Private Hostel (22, 16€, February to November) Iruñako Aterpea on the Camino on the left. Kitchen, Laundry facilities. Breakfast. Spacious, modern dorms. Website www.alberguedepamplona.info Tel 948 044 637 Open 11:00
Private hostel (24, 18€ with breakfast) Plaza Catedral just opposite the cathedral a little to the left of the Camino. Kitchen, Laundry facilities. Website www.albergueplazacatedral.com Tel 948 591 336 Open 11:00 Book here!
Municipal Hostel (112, 8€, closed Christmas) Jesús y María left of the Camino on Calle Compañía, turn left at Calle Curia. Kitchen, laundry facilities. Under the management of ASPACE, an organisation which offers employment to people with cerebral palsy. Comfortable, modern. Pamplona's oldest pilgrim hostel. Tel 948 222 644 Open 12:00
Private hostel (24, 16€) Hostel Ciudadela, left of the Camino at the end of Calle Mayor, on Calle Ciudadela. Kitchen. Tel 616 786 479
Private Hostel (30, 19€ including breakfast, January to December) Hostel Hemingway, from the Camino turn left down Calle Estafeta and continue straight on Calle Amaya for about 500m. Kitchen, laundry facilities. Tel 948 983 884  Book here!
Private hostel (26, 15€ with breakfast) Aloha Hostel, leave Plaza del Castillo by its south west corner, walk down Avenida San Ignacio to a roundabout, it's on Calle Sangüesa opposite and a little left. Kitchen. Good reports. Website www.alohahostel.es Tel 948 153 367  Book here!
Private hostel (18, 16€) Albergue Xarma on Calle Baja Navarra. The easiest way to get to it is from is to continue straight across the bridge at the roundabout with the fountain where the Camino veers right, before entering the city. Kitchen, laundry facilities. Buffet breakfast. Website www.xarmahostel.com Tel 948 046 449 Open 12:00 Book here!

Pamplona, with a population of 197,000, is the biggest city on the Camino Francés and has all services you're likely to need on or near the Camino. Tourist Information on Plaza Consistorial next to the Ayuntamiento. Supermarket Carrefour on Calle Mayor which is on the Camino, open all day and Sunday morning. Pilgrim shop Caminoteca on Calle Curia, open from 07:00 every day March to October, has everything for pilgrims, run by pilgrims from Hungary. Locutorio / Call Shop for SIM cards, internet, printing, on Calle San Lorenzo, right off Calle Mayor. Free WiFi on Plaza del Castillo. If you need to forward excess luggage there's a Post Office / Correos on Paseo Sarasate, just south west of Plaza del Castillo, open Monday to Friday 0830 to 2030 and Saturday 0930 to 1400. There are also has hotels to suit everyone's pockets. However, beware! Pamplona is popular for party / stag / hen weekends and some of the accommodation around the centre also caters for this clientèle. Pensión Escaray on Calle Nuevo has singles from 20€ and is recommended. The famous running of the bulls / encierro takes place here during the San Fermín festival from 7 to 14 July. During this time this otherwise pleasant and beautiful city becomes something resembling Backpacker Hell.

Other accommodation options

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Abba Reino de Navarra

AC Hotel Ciudad de Pamplona, a Marriott Lifestyle Hotel

Acà Y Allà Apartamento Alfonso El Batallador

Albergue de Pamplona-Iruñako

Albergue Plaza Catedral

Alisol Apartamento

AlmaPamplona - Muga de Beloso

Aloha Apartamentos

Aloha Hostel

Alojamientos Acella

Alojamientos Estela

Alojamientos Iruña

Alojamientos Mendebaldea

Alojamientos Olga

Alojamientos Pamplona

Alojamientos Pamplona Apartamentos

Altalea

Ansoleaga - 25 primero

Apartamento Berria

Apartamento Buen Camino

Apartamento Calderería I

Apartamento Calderería II

Apartamento Carmen

Apartamento Casco Antiguo

Apartamento Catedral

Apartamento Centro De Pamplona

Apartamento Elane

Apartamento Eusa

Apartamento Jarauta

Apartamento Larrabide

Apartamento Mañueta

Apartamento Mercaderes

apartamento merced

Apartamento Nicanor 3

Apartamento Pamplona

Apartamento Plaza Castillo

Apartamento Plaza Del Castillo

Apartamento Reformada en Calle Dormitalería

Apartamento San Lorenzo

Apartamento San Nicolás

Apartamento sarriguren

Apartamento Singular Deluxe

Apartamento Trampantojo

Apartamento Tu Sitio

Apartamento Vistabella I

Apartamento Vistabella II

Apartamento Vuelta del Castillo

Apartamentos Mendebaldea Suites

Apartaments Plaza Príncipe Viana

Apartment Plaza Castillo

Apartmento Navar

Apto. Ayla Ayuntamiento

AT Compañía 9

Atico en la Plaza del ayuntamiento

Atico Estafeta

Ayla Camino de Santiago

Ayla San Fermin

Balcón curva de Estafeta

Balcon del Encierro

Beloso

Calle Dormitalería

Casa Ana Mari II

Casa AnaMari

Casa de San Fermines

Casa Iruña

Casa Jic

Casa Teo

Center Pamplona Apartment

Cerca del Centro

City Beauty

Como en casa

El Camino Urban Rooms

El Desván de San Antón

El Mirador de la Cuesta de Santo Domingo

El Mirador de la Estafeta

Experiencia en el Centro de Pamplona (II)

Experiencia en el Centro de Pamplona (III)

Experiencia en el Centro de Pamplona (l)

Gestión de Alojamientos Apartments

Gestión de Alojamientos Rooms

Gran Hotel La Perla

Heart of Pamplona Apartment

Hemingway

Hostal Abodi

Hostal Acella

Hostal Arriazu

Hostal Bearan

Hostal Navarra

Hostal Pamplona

Hostal Rodas Pamplona

Hotel A Pamplona

Hotel Albret

Hotel Avenida

Hotel Blanca de Navarra

Hotel Castillo de Javier

Hotel Eslava

Hotel Landaben

Hotel Pamplona Plaza

Hotel Pompaelo Plaza del Ayuntamiento & Spa

Hotel Tres Reyes

Hotel Yoldi

Iturberena

La Taconera

Lakartxela

Lindux Apart Pamplona

Maisonnave

maitagarri casco antiguo

Mendaur

Mercaderes Etxea

Mirasierra Suites Pamplona

Muralla de Pamplona Loft

Navas I

NH Pamplona Iruña Park

Palacio Guendulain

Pamplona Catedral Hotel

Pamplonapartments Leyre

Pamplonapartments Mercaderes

Pensión Acella

Pension La Espiga

Pensión Leyre

Pensión Mari Asun

Pension Mayte

Pension Otano

Pensión Pamplonabeds

Pensión Pasadena

Pension Payvi

Pensión Room Pamplona

Piso en Calle Estafeta

Plaza Catedral

Plaza Consistorial

San Saturnino 20

Sancho Ramirez

Sercotel Europa

Sercotel Leyre

SkyLinePamplona

Soul Apartmet

Suites Pamplona Plaza

The Estafeta View Apartment

Trave - Bayona

TuApartamento - Calle Nueva 53

TuApartamento - Chapitela 7

TuApartamento - Mercaderes 16

TuApartamento - Merced 18

TuApartamento - Navas de Tolosa 9

TuApartamento - San Agustin 28-30

TuApartamento - San Francisco 26 Loft

TuApartamento - San Francisco 26, 1º

TuApartamento - San Gregorio 20

TuApartamento - San Nicolás 7

TuApartamento - Zapatería 42

Txoko 48

Urrobi

Welcoming Apart Old Town

Xarma Hostel

Zapa Palace Pamplona

Zure Etxea

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