Municipal hostel (32, 10€ breakfast included) Refuge Municipal / Accueil Pèlerin up rue de la Citadelle, near the top on the left. Register in the Pilgrims Office a short distance down the street. Microwaves. Website: www.aucoeurduchemin.org Open 14:00
Private Hostel (18, 33€ with evening meal and breakfast, March to October) Beilari (formerly L'Esprit du Chemin) on rue de la Citadelle opposite the Pilgrims Office. Communal evening meal where pilgrims introduce themselves, vegetarian options. They also do packed lunches. Very popular. Reservations on their website www.beilari.info or 05 59 37 24 68
Private Hostel (12, 10€) Sur le Chemin - Au Chant du Coq on rue de la Citadelle just down from the Pilgrims Office. Tel 06 38 38 49 85
Private hostel (44, 17€, Easter to October) Auberge du Pèlerin at 25 rue de la Citadelle. Recently opened in a beautifully renovated building. Kitchen. They do a communal evening meal. Tel 05 59 49 10 86
Private Hostel (15, 17€) Gîte Buen Camino at 30 rue de la Citadelle. Breakfast 5€. Website: www.gitebuencamino.com Tel 06 63 26 12 02
Private Hostel (11, 22€, April to September) Gîte Ultreia at 8 rue de la Citadelle. Kitchen. Evening meal. Breakfast. Run by two ex-pilgrims. Reservations from their website: www.ultreia64.fr or 06 80 88 46 22 Open 16:00
Private Hostel (46, 20€ with breakfast) Gîte le Chemin vers l'Etoile, on rue d'Espagne which is down the bottom of rue de la Citadelle and across the bridge. Laundry facilities. Evening meal. Some negative reports. Website: www.pelerinage-saint-jacques-compostelle.com Tel 05 59 37 20 71 Open 14:00 Book here!
Parish Hostel (15, 20€ with evening meal and breakfast) Refuge Accueil Paroissial / Maison Kaserna also on rue d'Espagne. Reported friendly with good food. Tel 05 59 37 65 17 Open 15:00
Private Hostel (18, 23€, March to October) Gîte Izaxulo, on avenue Renaud, which leads from the railway station, just before Place du Trinket. Laundry facilities. Breakfast 4€. Website www.gite-izaxulo.com Tel 05 24 34 19 00 Book here!
Private hostel (15€, 14, April to October) Gîte Compostella, on route d'Arnéguy, to the right after crossing the river. Kitchen. Tel 05 59 37 02 36 Book here!
Private hostel (10, 18€) La Coquille Napoleón on the left branch of the Camino 800m out of Saint-Jean. Evening meal. Breakfast. Also private rooms. Website lacoquillenapoleon.simplesite.com Tel 06 62 25 99 40 Book here!
Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port has all the facilities you're likely to need. There is a wide variety of accommodation ranging from pilgrim hostels to luxury hotels many of which are along on the steep, cobbled rue de la Citadelle, and the parallel Place du Général de Gaulle, both about a 10 minute walk from the railway station. There are also many restaurants in this area. The Pilgrims Office / Accueil St Jacques near the top of rue de la Citadelle provides Credenciales, information and advice on weather conditions, and help finding accommodation, etc. Open until 2200 in summer. There's a Champion supermarket and a bank on Avenue du Jaï Alaï and another bank on rue d'Uhart. On Place du Général de Gaulle there's a Tourist Information and a pharmacy. There is also several hiking equipment shops. Restaurant Ttipia on Place Floquet does a good menu du jour (excellent confit de canard). Restaurant La Vieille Auberge - Chez Dédé on rue de la France has also been recommended, is between Place du Trinket and rue de la Citadelle.
(NOTE: check the location carefully, some accommodation is not on the Camino)Appartement Chez PascalineAppartement JaraCamping NarbaitzChambres d'Hôtes GaricoitzDomaine du Lac d'HarrietaGite CompostellaGite IzaxuloGîte Le Chemin vers l'EtoileGite ZazpiakGuéraçague Etcheverry GarayaGure LanaHostel Gîte ZuharpetaHôtel des PyrénéesHôtel ItzalpeaHôtel RamuntchoHouse ErnetaIduzki AldeaLa BendicionLa Coquille NapoléonLa Villa EspondaMaison BakeaNarbaitz Vacancesresidence Ur GainVertes Montagnes
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