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Private hostel (80, 7€, March to October) Domus Viatoris, to the right of the Camino, signposted. Kitchen, laundry facilities. In a grandly renovated building with good facilities, huge stone lions and other statues. Café / restaurant, reputed good. Website www.viatoris.es Tel 987 780 975  Book here!
Municipal Hostel (64, 5€) Albergue Municipal de Peregrinos de Cluny, on the right after the railway bridge. In a converted church. Kitchen, laundry facilities. (They have an overflow hostel with 20 beds and a kitchen. No heating.) Tel 987 781 015
Convent hostel (58, 5€ 'donativo', February to November) Albergue de la Santa Cruz, follow the Camino through town and it's on the right. Small dorms with ensuite bathrooms. Laundry facilities. Communal evening meal. Mass and blessing. Also private rooms. Good reports. Website www.alberguesensahagun.es Tel 650 696 023 Open 12:00
Private hostel (25, 6€) El Labriego, on the Camino on the right. Laundry facilities. Café / restaurant. Communal evening meal. Website www.albergueellabriego.com Tel 622 109 300 Open 08:00

Sahagún has all facilities. On the Camino there are shops and bakery (pastelería) Asturcon which opens at 0600 and does excellent pastries. Supermarket on Calle de la Alhóndiga. Several restaurants around town do Pilgrim Menus. Pharmacy on Plaza Mayor which opens on Sunday. Restaurante Medieval San Facundo is very good, it's part of Hostal Codorniz across the street from the municipal hostel. On a hill a little outside the town in the magnificently restored Iglesia de la Peregrina is an interpretive centre for the Camino called El Centro de Documentación del Camino de Santiago, with an extensive library and exhibitions and art related to the history of the Camino.

Other accommodation options

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

Casa Rural Arturo IDomus ViatorisEl Jardin de la HuertaHostal La Bastide du CheminHotel Vistaflor Puerta de SahagúnLos Balcones del Camino

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