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Villafranca de los Barros

Private hostel (12, 12€ or 15€ with breakfast) Albergue Las Caballeras on Calle las Caballeras, on the right at the beginning of the town. Kitchen, laundry facilities. Good reports. Tel 924 523 973 Open 11:00  Book here!
Private hostel (12, 10€ or 12€ with breakfast) Albergue El Carmen on Calle Carmen, which is to the right of the Camino from the Municipal Market / Mercado Municipal. Laundry facilities, kitchen. In a nice traditional house. Good reports. Tel 665 962 628 Website www.alberguezafra.blogspot.com.es Open 10:00
Private hostel (18, 10€ or 12€ with breakfast) Albergue Extrenatura on Calle Carvajales, right of the church on Plaza España. Kitchen, laundry facilities. Tel 656 314 025 Website www.alojamientoextrenatura.es Open 12:00 Book here!

The Camino arrives in town at Plaza Mercado with the Municipal Market / Mercado Municipal on the corner on your right. Turn left here on to Calle Lepanto, which is the town's main street, with two supermarkets, cafés, banks and pharmacies.

Hotel Diana has a restaurant (in the cellar) which has been recommended and a café which is open from 07:00 for breakfast. On Calle Lepanto.

Alternative accommodation include: Casa Perín, 25€ for an individual room, possibly cheaper for groups. Follow the Camino through town until you get to Plaza de la Coronada, where there is a church on your left, it's on your right on the corner. Tel 646 179 914. Hotel Diana on Calle Lepanto, has nice rooms from 30€. Tel 924 520 502 Website www.hoteldiana.es

If this stage is too long for you there is the option to detour to Almendralejo. To get there turn left on a good quality unpaved road about 1km after the beginning of the long straight stretch. Almendralejo has all facilities. Hotel España has nice singles from €24. Tel 924 670 120. Good Menú del Día in Cafetería Andana, on Calle San Blas. To get to Torremejía afterwards walk north along the main road, when you come to the motorway use the bridge to get to the other side and follow the unpaved road which runs parallel to the motorway on the right.

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Albergue Las CaballerasCASA PERIN - HOSTAL RURALExtrenatura Alojamiento AlbergueExtrenatura Alojamiento ApartmentsHotel Acosta Ciudad de la MúsicaLa PlazaLa Plaza-Atico

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