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Private hostel (12, 15€ with breakfast) Albergue Río Arga Ibaia, in the first building on the left after you cross the bridge. Kitchen, laundry facilities. Also private rooms. Website www.alberguerioarga.com Tel 948 304 243 Open 13:00
Private hostel (24, 10€, March to October) Albergue Zaldiko, on the right after you cross the bridge. Microwaves, laundry facilities. Breakfast. Cramped dorms. Website www.alberguezaldiko.com Tel 609 736 420 Open 12:00
Private Hostel (57, 16€ with breakfast, April to October) El Palo de Avellano, at the church turn right on to the main road, Avenida de Roncesvalles, it's on the right. Laundry facilities. Evening meal. Breakfast. Also private rooms. Website www.elpalodeavellano.com Tel 666 499 175 Open 13:00
Private hostel (12, 15€ with breakfast, March to October) Albergue Segunda Etapa, just past El Palo de Avellano. Laundry facilities, microwaves. Breakfast. Tel 697 186 560 Open 12:30
Municipal Hostel (46, 8€, March to October) Albergue de Peregrinos de Zubiri, across the road from Albergue Segunda Etapa. Basic kitchen with coffee and snack machines. Has seen better days. If locked call 628 324 186
Private hostel (20, 15€, April to October) Albergue Suseia continue past the Municipal Hostel then past the swimming pool, in about 200m and it's on a street of new houses on the left called Calle Murelu. Laundry facilities. Evening meal. Breakfast. Website www.suseiazubiri.com Tel 948 304 353 Open 12:00 Book here!

Shops, cafés, pharmacy (past the swimming pool and left) and a bank.

On the square in front of the church, Bar Baserri, does a good Pilgrim Menu and Café del Camino opens at 0600, there's also a well-stocked sports shop.

Other accommodation options

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

Pensión AmetsSuseia - The pilgrim's homeTxantxorena

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