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In winter the best source of info on open albergues is WINTER ALBERGUES LIST http://www.aprinca.com/alberguesinvierno/

Palas de Rei

Xunta (112, 8€) Os Chacotes / Pavíllon del Peregrino, on the Camino on the right. Several large dorms. Tel 607 481 536 Open 13:00

Private (80, 12€) Albergue-Mesón de Benito, just to the left of the Camino when entering the town, on Rúa da Paz. Laundry facilities. Café / restaurant. Dorms a bit cramped. Website alberguemesondebenito.com Tel 636 834 065 Open 12:00

Private (60, 12€, March to October) Albergue Outeiro, right off the Camino at Rúa Outeiro, about 100m. Laundry facilities, microwaves. Website albergueouteiro.com Tel 630 134 357 Open 11:00

Private (70, 13€, March to November) Albergue San Marcos, on the Camino on the right. In a modern building. Laundry facilities, microwaves. Café / restaurant. Private rooms. Website alberguesanmarcos.com Tel 606 726 356 Open 12:00

Private (56, 12€) Albergue Castro, on the left on the Camino. Laundry facilities, microwaves. Café / restaurant which opens for breakfast. Website alberguecastro.com Tel 609 080 655 Open early

Private (50, 12€, February to October) Albergue Zendoira, off the Camino about 500m to the left at Avenida Ourense. Laundry facilities, microwaves. Bike friendly. Private rooms. Website zendoira.com Tel 608 490 075 Open 11:00

Xunta (60, 8€) Albergue de Peregrinos, on the Camino on the left just before crossing the main road in the town. Laundry facilities. Newly renovated in 2022. Tel 660 396 820 Open 13:00

Private (42, 12€, Easter to October) Albergue Buen Camino, on the Camino on the left just past the Xunta. Laundry facilities. Café / restaurant. Website www.alberguebuencamino.com Tel 639 882 229 Open 12:00

Private (17, 15€) A Casiña di Marcello, on the Camino on the left leaving town. Laundry facilities. Communal (Italian) evening meal. Run by an Italian gentleman. Website www.albergueacasina.es Tel 640 723 903 Open 13:30

Palas de Rei has all facilities. On the main road turning right off the Camino in the centre of the town there are supermarkets, banks and a pharmacy. Restaurante A Nosa Terra, on the main square (Praza do Concello - which the locals have very sensibly built a roof over) is good, especially for Galician specialities like Pulpo and Raxa. Fiestas San Cristovo 10 July.

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