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Almadén de la Plata

Private hostel (6, 10€) La Casa del Raloj on the Camino going through the village on Plaza del Reloj. Laundry Facilities, kitchen. Wood burning stove. Breakfast 2€. Tel 692 552 659 Website www.eulate.net/ruraltellez 
Private hostel (8, 12€) Albergue Casa Clara on Plaza de la Constitución, beside the church. Kitchen, laundry facilities. Café / restaurant. Tel 665 617 723 or 625 345 713 
Municipal hostel (16, 10€) Follow the Camino through the village until you see the Albergue Municipal signs. It's on Calle Puerto de la Cruz, a few minutes walk from the Camino. Phone number or instructions on the door. The hospitalera comes around later to stamp Credenciales. Kitchen. Website www.almadendelaplata.es

Follow the Camino past the distinctive old town hall with its purple tower, through Plaza del Reloj, then veering left to Plaza de la Palmera. Here standing with your back to the pharmacy, the supermarket is up the street on your right and the bank is up the street on your left. Café El Raloj, the café of Albergue Casa Clara and Café La Morena open early. Restaurant La Murilla, beside the church, does a good pilgrim menu. Food in Bar La Chorla has been recommended. Hostal Concha has rooms for 20€. Tel 954 735 043 or 659 459 938. Hostal El Romeral, opposite the bank, has rooms from €30. Tel 653 092 163.

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Hotel El RomeralLa Casa de Jenaro

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