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Private hostel (12, 10€) Albergue Turístico Trasfontao, on the Camino a little before the town. Laundry facilities, kitchen, swimming pool. Principally for groups. Tel 650 261 774 Website www.albergueturisticotrasfontao.es Open 12:00  Book here!
Private hostel (48, 8€, June to September)
Albergue Santa Olaia in the centre of the town down an alleyway behind the church, Nosa Señora da Saleta. Laundry facilities. Website alberguesantaolaia.com Tel 986 580 013 Open 12:00
Private hostel (20, 10€) Albergue Turístico Silleda on Rúa Venezuela, which is to the right of the Camino, ask in Bar Maril. Website www.albergueturisticosilleda.es Tel 986 580 192  Book here!
Private hostel (20, 10€) El Gran Albergue del Peregrino, on Rúa Antón Alonso Río, also to the right of the Camino. Laundry facilities and kitchen. Tel 615 604 393 Open 11:00

The Camino arrives on the main road and follows it north through town. On or near the Camino are a pharmacy and banks. There are two supermarkets to the right of the Camino on Rúa Emilio Elonso Paz. Silleda has a good selection of alternative accommodation of which Hostal Gonzales has been recommended, 10€ for a single room - also good food. Website hostalgonzalezsilleda.com Tel 986 580 156 Casa Nova has also been recommended, singles from 25€ and a café that opens early. Website casasnovashosteleria.com Tel 986 580 898 Friendly Café Bar Maril does a good evening meal, opens at 07:00 for breakfast. Excellent reports of the food in A Bodeguilla, it's on the Camino. Add Hotel Ramos ???

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

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