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Albergue Municipal - Closed, no opening date.
Albergue Luz del Camino - Open, 23 beds.


Private (23, 14€ with breakfast) Albergue Luz del Camino, on the Camino on the left, on Calle Federico García Lorca. Kitchen, laundry facilities. Positive reports. Website albergueluzdelcamino.es Tel 667 727 380 Open 11:00

Municipal (34, 10€) Albergue Municipal, in the Sports Centre / Polideportivo on Avenida de la Vega, on the Camino past the church, signposted, watch out for a large gate in a high wall on the right through which you will see a mini-soccer pitch, enter here and it's past the café on the left. Kitchen, laundry facilities. Call the phone number posted on the door. Website www.guillena.org Open 12:00 *** Closed since the beginning of Covid. See our website for updates.

Hostal Francés has single rooms, en suite with air conditioning, singles from 21€, doubles 42€, and does good food. Tel 639 594 496 Website www.hostalbarfrances.com

Shops, banks, cafés on or near Avenida de Andalucía, the main road through town and the road the Camino arrives on. If you continue straight on this road you'll pass Hostal Francés. Further on you'll come to a roundabout where you go right for a Mas supermarket which is open all day and a pharmacy. Café La Alacena next door opens early. Banks on Plaza España and Calle Fleming.

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