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Rabanal del Camino

Private (22, 10€, Easter to October) Albergue La Senda, on your left as you enter the village. Kitchen, laundry facilities. Café / restaurant. Tel 620 524 247 Open early

Municipal (36, 10€) Albergue Municipal, on the main road, to the left of the Camino, signposted. Kitchen, laundry facilities. Laid-back vibe, garden. Tel 655 274 613 Open 11:00

Private (74, 10€) Albergue Nuestra Señora del Pilar, to the left of the Camino next to the municipal, signposted. Kitchen, laundry facilities. Café / restaurant with good food and a nice patio. Private rooms. Friendly, family-run. Private rooms. Website albergueelpilar.com Tel 616 089 942 Open 11:00

Religious (35, donativo with breakfast, Easter to October) Albergue Gaucelmo, just left of the Camino at the church. Kitchen. Run by volunteers, this albergue belongs to the Confraternity of Saint James, a British pilgrim organisation. Big garden. Very welcoming. Website www.csj.org.uk/refugio-gaucelmo Tel 987 631 615 Open after 12:00

Shops, cafés on the Camino and off it to the left. The café of Albergue Nuestra Señora del Pilar is nice and does good food. On some evenings at 19:00 there are Vespers with Gregorian chant in the village's small church beside Albergue Gaucelmo.

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