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Monesterio

Parish hostel (14, 10€) Albergue Parroquial de Monesterio on the Camino on the left, at 218 Avenida Extremadura. Kitchen. Nice hostel, modern and clean with good facilities. Tel 924 516 097
Municipal hostel (50, 10€) Albergue Las Moreras on Calle Ronda Segura de León, signposted left from the Camino just before the parish hostel, about a 10 minute walk. Kitchen, laundry facilities. Open to non pilgrims. Tel 647 234 400 Website www.alberguemonesterio.com Open 12:00

Cafés, shops, banks and pharmacies are all to be found along the Camino as it follows Avenida Extremadura through town. Supermarket just past the parish hostel on left. Good reports about restaurant el Rinconcillo which is near the end of Avenida Extremadura, on Plaza de Triana. Mesón Casa Juan, near the parish hostel has been recommended. As has Bar El Cono, past the parish hostel on the right. El Melli, also past the parish hostel opens early with freshly made, country style churros. Across the road, Café La Paca opens at 07:00.

Other accommodation along the Camino are: Hotel Moya on the left, 25€ for a single room. Cafe / restaurant. Tel 637 766 793. Hostal Extremadura further along on the right, 15€. Tel 626 813 079. Hotel Leo, on the way out of town on the left, singles for 25€. Cafe which opens early. Tel 924 516 428.

Accommodation on Booking.com

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

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