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Puente la Reina / Gares

Private (40, 12€, Easter to September) Albergue / Hotel Jakue, on the main road before the town on the right branch of the Camino. 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

Religious (100, 5€) Padres Reparadores, near the church as you enter the town. Kitchen, laundry facilities. Big garden with lots of clothes lines. The original pilgrim albergue in Puente. Tel 948 340 050 Open 12:00

Private (20, 11€, 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 Open 12:00

Private (30, 13€ with breakfast, April to October) Hostel Puente, turn left where the Camino crosses the main road and then right on to Paseo de los Fueros. Kitchen. Roof terrace. Evening meal. Breakfast. Website alberguepuente.com Tel 661 705 642 Open 12:00

Private (8, 15€ including breakfast, Easter to October) Albergue Estrella Guía, also on Paseo de Los Fueros. Laundry facilities, microwaves. Tel 622 262 431 Open 13:00

Private (100, 14€, Easter to September) Santiago Apóstol, straight up the steep hill after you cross the bridge leaving town. Café / restaurant. 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 which opens from 06:00. There's a Día supermarket, 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.

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