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Aldeanueva del Camino

Municipal hostel (10, donativo) on Calle las Olivas on the left on the Camino shortly after entering the town. Fairly basic. Instruction in the window on where to find the key, in the morning it's the Ayuntamiento / Town Hall, later in the day any of the village bars. Return the key where you got it.
Private hostel (26, 13€, 15€ with breakfast)
La Casa de mi Abuela on Calle Alcázar, cross over a stone bridge and just after the Ayuntamiento veer right. Kitchen, laundry facilities. Website www.lacasademiabuela-albergue.com Tel 692 531 587 or 630 410 740 Book here!

A shop, a bank and several cafés on the Camino. For the main road turn left at the square (where you see LiberBank on the right), when you come to the main road the supermarket is to the right and Bar Sebas, which is good for food, is to the left. Opposite Bar Sebas is a pharmacy.

The town of Hervás is about 4km / 1 hr off the Camino to the right. It's a beautiful hill-top town with one of the best-preserved Jewish quarters in Spain. Well worth a visit. Visiting Hervás would involve about 3km extra walking. It has no pilgrim accommodation.

Accommodation on Booking.com

(NOTE: check the location of properties on this list, some accommodation is not on the Camino)

Casa Rural El Caño de AbajoCasas Rurales El CaminanteEsenciaLa Casa de Mi AbuelaLa LunaPosada Tresmentiras

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