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Private (25, 15€) Albergue El Peregrino, by the roundabout shortly after Bar Caribe. Laundry facilities. Communal evening meal. Under new management from 2022. Website elperegrinoalberguenajera.com Tel 643 323 174 Open 12:00

Private (30, 15€, March to October) Albergue Puerta de Nájera, after crossing the river it's on the right. Laundry facilities, microwaves. Private rooms. Cramped dorms. Website alberguedenajera.com Tel 683 616 894 Open 13:00

Private (19, 15€, April to October) Albergue Nido de Cigüeña, hidden away in the old part of town, signposted from the Camino, on Calleja Cuarta San Miguel. Kitchen, laundry facilities. Run by Russian pilgrims. Website alberguenajera.es Tel 611 095 191 Open 13:00

Private (16, 12€) La Judería, to the left of the Camino at Plaza de España. Reception in restaurant La Judería. Café / restaurant. Private rooms. Website www.lajuderiasanchoiii.com Tel 630 864 148 Open 12:30

Municipal (48, 6€, March to November) Albergue de Peregrinos de Nájera, cross the river and turn left until you see it on your right, on Plaza de Santiago. Kitchen. Renovated and since 2021 being run by the Amigos del Camino. Open 13:30

Private (10, 15€) Las Peñas, on the Camino on the right at the end of the town. Breakfast. Private rooms. Tel 621 209 432 Open 12:00

Nájera is a big town with all services. On the Camino on the way into town is Café Bar Caribe with good tapas, a pharmacy, and further on are two supermarkets open all day and Sunday morning. Open-air market by the river every Thursday. Mesón El Buen Yantar, on Calle Mártires, does an excellent menú de peregrinos. Fiestas San Juan y San Pedro 24-29 June, San Juan Mártir y Santa Maria la Real 16-19 September with bulls and paella competitions.

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