Covid / Camino: open accommodations

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The Camino is open! (Depending on what restrictions apply to you…) Just like at more normal times, the question of where to sleep quickly comes up. Since the Covid appeared however, everything is more complicated! Already opened, soon to open, closed this year or closed forever… How can you know which accommodations are open to pilgrims?

This post is dedicated to list the open accommodations in Spain, Portugal and France. And also to provide links with the freshest information possible!

(Last update: end of July 2021)
Yes please! Let me know of an outdated link or a new source! 🙂

On this page, only info on accommodations!
Have a look here to follow up on the news regarding the virus situation in Spain, Portugal and France.

HATS OFF and THANKS to all the people behind the links I share here! The work you’re doing is huge and remarkable!

Coronavirus covid-19 and the Camino: opened accommodations in Spain, Portugal and France

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Planning your nights
Accommodations in Spain
Accommodations in France
Accommodations in Portugal

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Planning your nights

All accommodations have set up sanitary procedures and measures to insure everyone’s safety.

Some measures are enforced by governments and are now mandatory for any touristic place that wants to be opened to the public.

Other measures have been thought and proposed by Camino societies to help adapt the rules to the specific features of pilgrim hosting.
Portugal has been the first country to introduce an official certification, to distinguish establishments that are especially safe and thorough in their management of the virus, with the label “Clean & Safe”
In Spain, the AMCS (AsociaciĂłn de Municipios del Camino de Santiago) even created the “Albergue Seguro” label to distinguish accommodations that have the most thorough heath measures.
In France, various independent label exist, but no official one, nor one specific to the French Caminos.

Finally, each accommodation can decide to adapt their policies according to their own possibilities. It can be accepting reservation ahead only, groups or individuals only, putting 1 pilgrim per room, and so on.

In short, there are so many variables and so many things changing over time! It is necessary for every pilgrim this year to get information and certain ahead:

  • about the actual opening of each accommodation,
  • about their global capacity and the availability of bed(s) on the arival day,
  • about the new policy that is specific to each accommodation

Depending on the time of year and how many pilgrims are on the Camino, it can be necessary to book ahead!
Note that for some accommodations, booking can be mandatory…

What goes without saying goes better when saying it…
It is more than ever necessary to display understanding and tolerance toward your hosts and their demands. Respect the measures that were put into place for your own safety and the one of others.

Despite all of what’s going on, buen Camino, bom Caminho, bon Chemin!

Accommodations in Spain

Warning! Be informed about the situation in Spain and make sure you can go there to do your Camino legally! Find update on the Covid/Camino on this page

Important note: this page is only referencing links, I’m not responsible for their updates and their content
To help you see more clearly through the links here, each is preceded by the following indications:
[UPDATED] for links normally updated by their author/admin
[CAUTION] for links that are not up to date (but may be soon) or to consider with caution

In any case, recheck any info you find here! ↓
Covid-19 symptom: everything changes, fast and sometimes from one day to the next!
Please check out the update date of the links I suggest and cross-reference the information!
Ask directly to each accommodation you chose about their opening, availability and policies.
It’s highly recommended to organize well and book ahead this year

All Caminos in Spain: 1 link, several Caminos

[UPDATED] List of accommodations managed by volunteers, Camino societies and the Xunta des Galicia on the website of the Spanish federation of the friends of the Camino de Santiago
Reports if the accommodation is closed, or gives its opening date

[UPDATED] List of accommodations on the Caminos Francés, Portugués, del Norte, a Fisterra-Muxia, Primitivo, de la Plata, Inglés on the Wise Pilgrim Guides website.
Said to be updated every day
In green, accommodations that are open right now or that plan to open in July/August. In yellow, accommodations that plan to open this year but have given no date. In red, accommodations closed for all 2020. In grey… ??? Not sure: no info?

[UPDATED] List of accommodations on the Caminos Francés, Portugués, a Fisterra-Muxia, del Salvador, Primitivo, de la Plata, Sanabrés, Inglés on Camino Ninja App

[UPDATED] The Gronze website lists accommodations on many Caminos.
The ones that are closed are signaled by a little “danger” or “interdiction” sign.

Caminos in Galicia

Warning! Be informed about entry requirements in Galicia and ongoing measures!
Find update on the Covid/Camino on this page

Relative to the Caminos Francés, Primitivo, del Norte, Sanabrés, Inglés, Portugués and of Fisterra/Muxia.

[UPDATED] Now exbooking platform of public accommodation in Galicia on Albergues Xacobeo by the Xunta de Galicia.
Status of each accommodation is given. Booking is limited to 50-75% of the real capacity of the albergue.
Booking is not possible anymore: back to the first to come/first to get a bed system!

[UPDATED] List of accommodations of private accommodation in Galicia, on Agalber (Asociacion Galega de Albergues Privados).
Information via Google Maps by selecting the map, via spreadsheet by selecting the link.

[UPDATED] List of accommodations between Tui and Santiago on the Camino Portugués interior, shared by the website of the albergue Ideas Peregrinas in Tui

Camino Francés

Think of checking the link in the sections “All the Caminos in Spain” and “Caminos in Galicia

[UPDATED] The albergue de Roncesvalles takes reservations on its website, first available date is June 23rd

[UPDATED] Others accommodations on the website of the hamlet. Each link leads to the page of the accommodation, which tells if it’s open or not

[UPDATED] List of accommodations between Roncesvalles and Logroño, shared on the facebook page of the gĂ®te Le Chemin Vers l’Etoile (SJPP)(thanks Eric)

[UPDATED] List of accommodations and services between Roncesvalles/Valcarlos and Fisterra on the Vieux Crayons Editions webpage (1st reference for French Camino guidebooks)
They contacted every accommodation on the list. Describes policies when known.
Warning, accommodations that are not on the list could not be contacted: it doesn’t mean they’re closed!

[UPDATED] List of accommodations between Roncesvalles/Valcarlos and Fisterra-Muxia on the Hospitalet Saint-Jacques website (a private accommodation on Le Puy route, France). Update date at the bottom of the page. Voluntary selection of the accommodations and advise are reflecting the authors’ preferences.

[UPDATED] List of accommodation between Roncesvalles/Valcarlos and Santiago on the AMCS page (Asociacion de Municipios del Camino de Santiago)
In concertation with the FICS (Fraternidad International del Camino de Santiago) and the Spanish Federation of the Camino de Santiago Societies.
Red dots show places with open accommodations

Camino Aragonés

Think of checking the link in the sections “All the Caminos in Spain

[UPDATED] List of accommodation between the Somport and Puente la Reina on the AMCS page (Asociacion de Municipios del Camino de Santiago).
In concertation with the FICS (Fraternidad International del Camino de Santiago) and the Spanish Federation of the Camino de Santiago Societies
Red dots show places with open accommodations

Camino del Norte

Think of checking the link in the sections “All the Caminos in Spain” and “Caminos in Galicia

Camino Primitivo

Think of checking the link in the sections “All the Caminos in Spain” and “Caminos in Galicia

[UPDATED] List of accommodations between Oviedo and As Seixas on the Facebook page: Camino Primitivo.
See also comments for updated and additional information.

[UPDATED] The albergue in Oviedo is open, see the page of the Association Asturias-Leon

Via de la Plata

Think of checking the link in the sections “All the Caminos in Spain” and “Caminos in Galicia

[UPDATED] List of accommodation between Sevilla and Fisterra via the Camino Sanabrés on the official page of the Camino, El Camino de la Plata

[CAUTION] List of accommodations between Sevilla and Astorga and for the Camino Sanabrés (Granja de Moreruela-Santiago) on the website Camino Mozarabe de la Plata y sanabrés.
New list annouced for beginning of August

[UPDATED] List of accommodation between Sevilla and Fisterra/Muxia via the Camino Sanabrés on the facebook page of the Association of the Caminos via de la Plata.
List for the Mozarabe as well. (A) shows opened accommodations (abierto) and (C) closed ones (cerrado)

[UPDATED] List of accommodations between Sevilla and Santiago via the Camino SanabrĂ©s on Gerald Kelly’s page, Via de la Plata Guide

Camino Mozarabe

Think of checking the link in the sections “All the Caminos in Spain

[CAUTION] List of accommodations between Almeria and Merida on the website of the Ascociacion Jacobea de Almeria-Granada.
Included in the guidebook of this Camino.
New list annouced for beginning of August

[UPDATED] List of accommodation between Almeria/Granada and Merida on the facebook page of the Association of the Caminos via de la Plata.
List for the Plata (Sevilla) and Sanabres as well. (A) shows opened accommodations (abierto) and (C) closed ones (cerrado)

[UPDATED] List of accommodations between Sevilla and Santiago via the Camino SanabrĂ©s on Gerald Kelly’s page, Via de la Plata Guide

Camino Sanabrés

Think of checking the link in the sections “All the Caminos in Spain” and “Caminos in Galicia

[CAUTION] List of accommodations between Granja de Moreruela and Santiago on the website Camino Mozarabe de la Plata y sanabrés.
New list annouced for beginning of August

[UPDATED] List of accommodation between Zamora and Fisterra/Muxia on the facebook page of the Association of the Caminos via de la Plata.
List for the Mozarabe and Plata as well. (A) shows opened accommodations (abierto) and (C) closed ones (cerrado)

[UPDATED] List of accommodations between Sevilla and Santiago via the Camino SanabrĂ©s on Gerald Kelly’s page, Via de la Plata Guide

Caminos Catalans

Think of checking the link in the sections “All the Caminos in Spain

[UPDATED] List of accommodations on the website of the Amics dels Pelegrins A Santiago-Barcelona (document at the bottom of the page)
Pilgrim’s passports are delivered at Sant Jaume parish in Barcelona. Keep the pop-up window open to read the information!

Camino de Baztan

Think of checking the link in the sections “All the Caminos in Spain

[CAUTION] Some info on Gronze’s Camino de Baztan forum.

Camino Vasco del Interior / Tunnel de San Adrian / Via Bayona

Think of checking the link in the sections “All the Caminos in Spain

Camino Vadiniense / Lebaniego

Think of checking the link in the sections “All Caminos in Spain

Camino del Salvador

Think of checking the link in the sections “All the Caminos in Spain

[UPDATED] The albergue in Oviedo is open, see the page of the Association Asturias-Leon

Camino de Invierno

Think of checking the link in the sections “All the Caminos in Spain” and “Caminos in Galicia

[UPDATED] List of accommodations between Villavieja and Deseiro on the website of the Asociacion Amigos do Camiño de Santiago por Valdeorra.
It states that it’s necessary to call ahead to be sure of availabilities.

Camino de Madrid

Think of checking the link in the sections “All the Caminos in Spain

[UPDATED] List of accommodations between Madrid and Grajal de Campos on the website of the Friends of the Camino de Santiago de Madrid.

Camino de Levante-Sureste

Think of checking the link in the sections “All the Caminos in Spain” and “Caminos in Galicia

[UPDATED] List of accommodations between Avila and Zamora on the Facebook page of the Asociaciones de Amigos del Camino de Santiago de Levante Sureste.

[UPDATED] List of accommodations between Ataquines and Villalapando on the Facebook page of the Association of the Camino Sureste in Valladolid

Camino de la Lana

Think of checking the link in the sections “All the Caminos in Spain” and “Caminos in Galicia

[UPDATED] Public accommodations are close until further notice, on the website Camino de la Lana desde Valencia


Accommodations in France

Warning! Be informed about the situation in France and make sure you can go there to do your Camino legally! Find update on the Covid/Camino on this page

Important note: this page is only referencing links, I’m not responsible for their updates and their content
To help you see more clearly through the links here, each is preceded by the following indications:
[UPDATED] for links normally updated by their author/admin
[CAUTION] for links that are not up to date (but may be soon) or to consider with caution

In any case, recheck any info you find here! ↓
Covid-19 symptom: everything changes, fast and sometimes from one day to the next!
Please check out the update date of the links I suggest and cross-reference the information!
Ask directly to each accommodation you chose about their opening, availability and policies.
It’s highly recommended to organize well and book ahead this year.

All Chemins in France: 1 link, several Caminos

[UPDATED] List of accommodation on all the itineraries made by a collective of hosts in France, on this interactive map
Each host is responsible for their own updates

[UPDATED] List of accommodations and services on the Vieux Crayon edition page (1st reference for French Camino guidebooks).
Details the Le Puy route (and Célé and Rocamadour variants), the Arles route, the Paris-Tours route (Chartre/Orléans) and the Vézelay route (and Bourges/Nevers options, Bergerac variant).
They contacted every accommodation on the list. Describes policies when known.
Warning, accommodations that are not on the list could not be contacted: it doesn’t mean they’re closed!

[UPDATED] List of accommodations on the Le Puy, Arles, VĂ©zelay and Cluny routes that are adherents of the label “Haltes vers Compostelle”: ont their website or their Facebook page.
Lists members only.

Le Puy route

Think of checking the link in the sections “All the Chemins in France

[UPDATED] List of accommodation on the Le Puy route and the Célé variant, on the website Santiagooo

[UPDATED] List of accommodations between Le Puy and Saint Jean Pied de Port on the Hospitalet Saint-Jacques website (a private accommodation on Le Puy route, France).
Update date at the bottom of the page.
Voluntary selection of the accommodations and advise are reflecting the authors’ preferences.

[UPDATED] List of accommodations managed by the Jacobean association of Landes, on their website (see the “hĂ©bergements” section)

[A JOUR] List of accommodations managed by the Jacobean association of Pyrénées Atlantiques, on their website

VĂ©zelay route

Think of checking the link in the sections “All the Chemins in France

[UPDATED] List of accommodations between VĂ©zelay and the Spanish border on the Voie du VĂ©zelay website.
Includes information for the Bourges/Nevers options and the Bergerac variant.
On the map, red or brown accommodation are opened. Grey ones are either closed, either with unknown opening date.

[UPDATED] Accommodations of the Association Limousin-PĂ©rigord, on their page

[UPDATED] List of accommodations managed by the Jacobean association of Aquitaine (Gironde), on their page (“hĂ©bergement” file)

[UPDATED] List of accommodations managed by the Jacobean association of the Landes, on their website (see the “hĂ©bergements” section)

[A JOUR] List of accommodations managed by the Jacobean association of Pyrénées Atlantiques, on their website

Arles route

Think of checking the link in the sections “All the Chemins in France

[UPDATED] List of accommodation on the Le Puy route and the Célé variant, on the website Santiagooo

[UPDATED] The maison Saint Jacques de LĂ©guevin is open

[A JOUR] List of accommodations managed by the Jacobean association of Pyrénées Atlantiques, on their website

Paris-Tours route

Think of checking the link in the sections “All the Chemins in France

[UPDATED] List of accommodations managed by the Jacobean association of Eure et Loire, on their website

[UPDATED] List of accommodations in Loiret (OrlĂ©ans) on the page of the association Compostelle 45 (link “hĂ©bergements et services”)

[CAUTION] List of accommodations managed by the Jacobean association of Touraine, on their page

[UPDATED] List of accommodations managed by the Jacobean association of Vienne. Sources: Facebook page and website

[CAUTION] List of accommodations managed by the Jacobean association of Charente Maritime, on their page

[UPDATE] List of accommodations managed by the Jacobean association of Aquitaine (Gironde), on their page (“hĂ©bergement” file)

[UPDATED] The Bouscat refuge is open from May 4th. Source: Amis de St Jacques en Aquitaine.

[UPDATED] List of accommodations managed by the Jacobean association of Landes, on their website (see the “hĂ©bergements” section)

[A JOUR] List of accommodations managed by the Jacobean association of Pyrénées Atlantiques, on their website

Secondary routes and paths ahead of the main routes

The easiest and fastest way to have updated information is to talk directly with the local association of the Camino and/or with the registered accommodations on your route.

This page lists associations that are members of the FFACC (French Federations of Camino Associations)
Warning! Not all associations are listed here, try “name of the department” or “name of the region” + saint jacques compostelle

“Special Covid” notices by local associations:
(The ones not mentioned here simply ask pilgrims to get in touch directly with them or the accommodations to have updated information regarding the coronavirus situation)(all in French)


Accommodations in Portugal

Warning! Be informed about the situation in Portugal and make sure you can go there to do your Camino legally!
Find update on the Covid/Camino on this page

Important note: this page is only referencing links, I’m not responsible for their updates and their content
To help you see more clearly through the links here, each is preceded by the following indications:
[UPDATED] for links normally updated by their author/admin
[CAUTION] for links that are not up to date (but may be soon) or to consider with caution

In any case, recheck any info you find here! ↓
Covid-19 symptom: everything changes, fast and sometimes from one day to the next!
Please check out the update date of the links I suggest and cross-reference the information!
Ask directly to each accommodation you chose about their opening, availability and policies.
It’s highly recommended to organize well and book ahead this year.

[UPDATED] List of opened accommodations between Porto and the Spanish border for all variants on the website of the albergue of Porto.

[UPDATED] List of accommodation between Lisboa and Santiago on the Caminho Central on the website Gronze.

[UPDATED] List of accommodation between Porto and Redondela on the Caminho de la Costa on the website Gronze.

[UPDATED] List of accommodations on the Caminho Portugués on Camino Ninja App


Good luck for your preparations and Buen Camino!

UltreĂŻa!

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