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Fuente de Cantos

Private hostel (20, 15€ with breakfast) El Zaguan de la Plata on Calle Llerena 40, from the Camino turn right at the church. Kitchen, laundry facilities, outdoor swimming pool, private rooms. Recommended by several recent pilgrims. Website www.elzaguandelaplata.es Tel 924 500 999 or 678 277 716. Book here!
The municipal hostel is closed and there is no sign of it reopening

Small shop and pharmacy near the church, Día supermarket on Calle Carriceros, left of the Camino, open 09:00 to 21:00. Cafés and several banks and a post office on Calle Llerena (right at the church) and on Plaza Zubaran (at the top of Calle Llerena).

Restaurante El Gato, does a good pilgrim menu, continue straight up Calle Llerena to the main road and turn left. Restaurante Asador on Calle Iglesia, beside the church, has also been recommended.

Hotel La Fabrica at Calle Real 117, has been recommended, it has nice rooms from about €29 single and 41€ double. Tel 924 500 042. Website www.hrlafabrica.com

Accommodation on Booking.com

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

Casa Rural Huerta del PirataEl Zaguán de la Plata

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