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Castilblanco de los Arroyos

Municipal hostel (30, donativo, March to October) Continue straight where the Camino branches left, it's just past the Repsol petrol station on the right. It may be staffed during busy times by volunteer hospitaleros from various countries, otherwise ask for the code to open the door at Repsol. Basic kitchen. Loads of space with a big balcony.Tel 955 734 811 Website www.alberguecastilblancodelosarroyos. blogspot.com.es Open 12:00

On or near the Camino as it passes through town there are shops, a bakery, bank and pharmacy (both opposite the entrance to the church), post office, and cafés. Follow the Camino left at a mini-roundabout to El Rincón de Beni on Calle Pilar Nuevo which does good food with vegetarian options on request. Día supermarket with a good selection on Avenida del Puente which goes right off the Camino at the same mini-roundabout. Café Mancilla, on the main road, opens early (04:00). 

The palatial Hotel Castillo Blanco, on the right just before the town, singles from 30€, website hotelcastilloblanco.com Alternative accommodation: guest-house Casa Salvadora, on the Camino at Avenida de España, 43, phone: 615 500 962, cosy singles from 14€.

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