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Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port / Donibane-Garazi

Municipal (32, 12€ breakfast included) Refuge Municipal / Accueil Pèlerin up rue de la Citadelle, near the top on the left. The historic starting point of the Camino for generations of pilgrims. Register in the Pilgrims Office a short distance down the street. Microwaves. APR. Website: www.aucoeurduchemin.org Open 14:00

Private (6, 20€, March to October) Gîte de la Porte Saint-Jacques, at 51 rue de la Citadelle beside the Municipal Albergue. Breakfast. Website www.giteportesaintjacques.com Tel 06 30 99 75 61 Open 14:00

Private (18, 37€ with evening meal and breakfast, March to October) Beilari, (formerly L'Esprit du Chemin) at 40 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 Open 14:00

Private (8, 28€ with breakfast, March to October) Gîte d'Etape Makila, at 35 rue de la Citadelle. Laundry facilities. APR. Website makila-saintjean.com Tel 06 63 10 13 46 Open 14:00

Private (13, 18€) Gîte le Lièvre et la Tortue, at 30 rue de la Citadelle. Laundry facilities. Communal evening meal. Breakfast. Tel 06 63 62 92 35 Open 16:00

Private (14, 24€ with breakfast, April to September) Gîte Ultreia, at 8 rue de la Citadelle. Kitchen. Run by two ex-pilgrims. APR. Reservations from their website: www.ultreia64.fr Tel 06 80 88 46 22 Open 16:00

Private (12, 17€) Gîte Bidean, at 11 rue d'Espagne. Breakfast. APR. Tel 06 70 29 66 66 Open 15:00

Private (46, 20€, April to October) Gîte le Chemin vers l'Etoile, at 11 rue d'Espagne. Laundry facilities. Evening meal. Website: www.pelerinage-saint-jacques-compostelle.com Tel 06 70 20 82 13 Open 14:00

Parish (14, 20€ with evening meal and breakfast, April to October) Refuge Accueil Paroissial / Maison Kaserna, at 43 rue d'Espagne. Reported friendly with good food. Tel 05 59 37 65 17 Open 15:00

Private (23, 18€, March to October) Gîte d'Etape Zuharpeta, from rue de la Citadelle follow the Camino across the bridge then after about 200m turn right into rue Zuharpeta. Café / restaurant. Tel 6 21 30 03 05 Open 15:00

Private (18, 27€, March to October) Gîte Izaxulo, on avenue Renaud, on the way from the railway station, just before Place du Trinket. Laundry facilities. Breakfast. APR. Tel 05 24 34 19 00

Private (13, 17€ with breakfast, March to November) Gîte La Vita è Bella, on Place du Trinket. Laundry facilities. Communal evening meal. Tel 07 68 23 40 07

Private (14, 15€, April to October) Gîte Compostella, on route d'Arnéguy, to the right after crossing the river. Kitchen. Breakfast. Tel 05 59 37 02 36

Private (14, 26€, April to October) Gîte Zazpiak-Bat, a little to the left of the Camino on the LEFT route when leaving Saint-Jean. Laundry facilities. Evening meal. Breakfast. Tel 06 48 62 66 36 Open 15:00

Private (10, 20€) La Coquille Napoleón on the LEFT route of the Camino 800m from Saint-Jean. Evening meal. Breakfast. APR. In a traditional Basque farm house. Website lacoquillenapoleon.simplesite.com Tel 06 62 25 99 40 Open 14:00

Private (14, 22€ with breakfast) Gîte Antton, on the LEFT route of the Camino 1km after Saint-Jean. Evening meal. Website gite-antton.fr/en Tel 06 65 19 50 73

Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port has all the facilities you're likely to need. There is a wide variety of accommodation ranging from pilgrim albergues to luxury hotels, many of which are along 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 22:00 in summer. There's a Carrefour supermarket on Avenue du Jaï Alaï and a bank on rue d'Uhart. On Place du Général de Gaulle there's a Tourist Office and a pharmacy. There are 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 been recommended, it's between Place du Trinket and rue de la Citadelle.

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