Hostels on the Camino de Santiago in Winter
As we said, when the influx of pilgrims drops considerably, many hostels on the Camino decide to close their doors during the winter season. This can become a problem for those pilgrims who, due to lack of foresight or simply ignorance, are not prepared to face this situation, especially if we consider that they have to face the cold, the rain, and, many times, even the snow.
Remember that public hostels, especially when entering Galicia, remain open all year round. And those deprived of the Jacobean tradition, those who base their activity on hospitality and welcoming the pilgrim, too. In fact, if you want to do the Camino de Santiago at Christmas, you will have to search. But you can do it since there are accommodations that open their doors on these dates.
Luckily there are certain pages that maintain an updated list of the hostels that close during this time, as well as those that remain open. This has become more common with the emergence of Covid-19 in our lives.
Once again, the most gifted Jacobean Route is the Camino Francés. If you decide on this itinerary, you can check the availability of hostels on the following pages:
Association of Municipalities of the Camino de Santiago. Here you will be able to know in real-time the hostels on the French Way that are open and closed and the number of places available.
Aprinca. This page also regularly updates the list of hostels on the Camino Francés that are open in these winter months.
Association of Private Hostels of Galicia (Agalber). When you arrive in Galicia, you can consult the map and a list of all the private hostels that will be available in the winter months.
Xunta de Galicia. Also in Galicia, the government has made a website available to pilgrims where they can check which public hostels are open and even reserve a place.
On the Camino Inglés, they are also working to offer information about the Network of Establishments for the Pilgrimage on the English Way. As soon as it is made public, we will link it here.
Of course, no matter how organized the information they provide us is, we always recommend that you contact the hostels where you plan to stay to make sure you do not have any kind of problem.
Remember that on our website you can find the accommodation for each of the stages of the Camino de Santiago, with address, telephone, email, and the services they provide to the pilgrim. We leave you here the accesses by Camino:
- Accommodations on the French Way
- Accommodations on the Portuguese Way
- Northern Way accommodations
- Accommodation of the Primitive Way
- Accommodations on the English Way
- Accommodations on the Way to Fisterra and Muxía.
- Accommodations of the Sanabrés Way.
- Winter Road accommodations.
- Accommodation on the Vía de la Plata.
- Accommodation on the Mozarabic Way.
Finally, you will surely also see that many restaurants and small venues close their doors. Unfortunately, in this case, there are no lists in this regard, so you will have to be proactive and take advantage of those sites that you find open along the Camino.
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