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Rabanal del Camino

Private hostel (34, 5€, Easter to October) Albergue La Senda. On your left as you enter the village. Kitchen, laundry facilities. Café / restaurant. Space for tents. Website hostel-caminodesantiago.com Tel 696 819 060
Municipal Hostel (36, 5€), to the left of the Camino on the main road, signposted. Kitchen, laundry facilities. Laid-back vibe, garden. Tel 678 433 962 Open 11:00
Private Hostel (74, 5€) Albergue Nuestra Señora del Pilar, to the left of the Camino on the main road, signposted. Kitchen, laundry facilities. Café / restaurant with good food and a nice patio. Breakfast. Also private rooms. Friendly, family-run. Website albergueelpilar.com Tel 987 631 621
Religious Hostel (44, donativo with breakfast, Easter to October) Albergue Gaucelmo, just left of the Camino at the church. Kitchen. Run by volunteers this hostel belongs to the Confraternity of Saint James, a British organisation. Big garden. Very welcoming. Tel 987 631 615 Open after 12:00

Shops, cafés on the Camino and off it to the left. The café of Albergue Nuestra Señora del Pilar is nice and does good food. On some evenings at 1900 there are Vespers with Gregorian chant in the village's small church beside Albergue Gaucelmo.

Other accommodation options

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

El Descanso de GaiaHotel Rural Casa IndieLa CandelaLas CarballedasPosada De GasparPosada El TesinThe Stone Boat

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