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

Puente la Reina / Gares

Private (40, 14€, Easter to September) Albergue / Hotel Jakue, on the main road before the town on the RIGHT route of the Camino. In the basement of a hotel. Kitchen, laundry facilities. Café / restaurant. Evening meal. Breakfast. Their restaurant is popular with locals and their buffet-style evening meal is reported excellent. Private rooms. Website www.jakue.com/el-albergue Tel 638 498 313 Open 12:00

Religious (100, 8€) Padres Reparadores, on the Camino near the beginning of the town. Kitchen, laundry facilities. Big garden with lots of clothes lines. The original pilgrim albergue in Puente. Tel 663 615 795 Open 12:00

Private (20, 12€, April to October) Albergue Amalur, turn right where the Camino crosses the main road and then second left, on Calle Cerco Viejo. Laundry facilities, microwaves. Evening meal and breakfast. Website www.albergueamalur.com Tel 696 241 175 Open 12:00

Private (30, 15€ with breakfast, April to October) Albergue Puente, turn left where the Camino crosses the main road and then right on to Paseo de los Fueros. Kitchen. Roof terrace, laundry facilities. Evening meal. Private rooms. Website alberguepuente.com Tel 661 705 642 Open 12:00

Private (14, 16€, January to November) Albergue Estrella Guía, on Paseo de Los Fueros, turn left where the Camino crosses the main road. Laundry facilities, microwaves. Private rooms. Tel 622 262 431 Open 13:00

Private (100, 14€, Easter to October) Santiago Apóstol, straight up the steep (but not very high) hill after you cross the bridge leaving town. Café / restaurant. Laundry facilities. Swimming pool in summer. Spacious dorms. Also camping. Website www.campingelreal.com Tel 660 701 246 Open 11:00

The Camino passes along Calle Mayor where you will find shops, a bank, a pharmacy (on the left at the square) and a nice café / bakery on your left near the main road which opens from 06:00. There's a Día supermarket, banks and more cafés left at the main road, on Paseo de los Fueros. Restaurante La Coronada, near Albergue Puente, is good. Festival: last weekend in September and involves a certain amount of livestock-related mayhem.

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