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Puente la Reina / Gares

Private hostel (40, 13€, April to September) Albergue / Hotel Jakue, on the side of the main road before the town. In the basement of a hotel. Kitchen, laundry facilities. Café / restaurant. Evening meal. Breakfast. Their restaurant is popular with locals and their buffet-style evening meal is reported excellent. Website www.jakue.com/el-albergue Tel 948 341 017 Open 12:00 Book here!
Religious Hostel (100, 5€) Padres Reparadores, near the church as you enter the town. Kitchen, laundry facilities. Big garden with lots of clothes lines. Popular. Tel 948 340 050 Open 12:00
Private hostel (30, 13€ with breakfast, April to November) Albergue Puente, left of the Camino on Paseo de los Fueros. Kitchen. Roof terrace. Evening meal. Breakfast. Website alberguepuente.com Tel 661 705 642 Open 12:00 Book here!
Private hostel (8, 15€ including breakfast, February to November) Albergue Estrella Guía, turn left where the Camino crosses the main road, on the 2nd floor of an apartment building on Paseo de Los Fueros. Laundry facilities, microwaves. Tel 622 262 431 Open 13:00
Private hostel (20, 10€, April to October) Albergue Amalur turn right where the Camino crosses the main road and then second left, on Calle Cerco Viejo. Laundry facilities. Evening meal and breakfast. Website www.albergueamalur.com Tel 696 241 175
Private hostel (100, 12€, Easter to September) Santiago Apóstol, straight up the steep hill after you cross the bridge leaving town. Laundry facilities. Evening meal. Breakfast. Swimming pool in summer. Spacious dorms. Tel 948 340 220 Open 11:00

The Camino passes along Calle Mayor where you will find shops, a bank, pharmacy (on the left at the square) and a café / bakery on your left near the main road opens from 0600. There are banks and more cafés on Paseo de los Fueros, left at the main road. Restaurante La Coronada, near Albergue Puente, is good. Festival: last weekend in September and involves a certain amount of livestock-related mayhem.

Other accommodation options

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

Albergue JakueAlbergue PuenteApartamento Rural Puente La ReinaCasa MaitetxuGanbaraHostal La PlazaHotel El CercoHotel JakueHotel Rural BideanVilla Marina

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