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Requejo de Sanabria

Municipal hostel (20, 5€) past the roundabout there's a pharmacy to the right, the hostel is behind that. Basic but comfortable. Contact information on the door. Tel 685 179 296
Private hostel (22, 12€) Albergue Casa Cerviño on the left beside the main road, after the roundabout. Kitchen, laundry facilities. Website www.albergue-sanabria.com Tel 980 620 505 Open 12:00 Book here!

Two small shops, cafés, pharmacy, all on the Camino. Restaurant Hotel Mar Rojo is good and opens at 07:00. Tel 980 620 164. Hotel Maite has singles from 18€. Tel 980 622 509.

The situation with AVE construction and detours is likely to continue to be with us for several years (many years if the speed at which construction is progressing is anything to go by). If you notice that the situation has changed from what is described here please let us know and we'll make this information available on the Guide Updates page of our website www.viadelaplataguide.net and in future editions of this guide.

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Casa Cerviño

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