Xunta (42, 8€) Albergue de peregrinos de Ourense, on Rúa da Barreira, take the left option at the roundabout before the city centre, walk about 700m on the right side of the street until you see steps leading down to the right (signposted Albergue). Walk down these and cross the small square at the bottom veering right. Continue up the hill on Rúa das Burgas and turn left at the top, the albergue is on your left. They have Credenciales. If you are starting your Camino here you can sleep here if there is space at 18:30. This rule is strictly enforced. Beautiful kitchen, zero utensils. Open 13:00
Private (38, 15€ with breakfast) Grelo Albergue, continue straight at the roundabout where the Camino goes left and walk up Rúa a Peña Trevinca, it's on the left. Laundry facilities, microwaves. Website www.grelohostel.com Tel 988 614 564 or 698 171 725
Private (36, 18€) Albergue Augas Quentes, on Rúa Vicente Risco, after the Roman bridge take a right on to Rúa Mercado and then left. Kitchen with microwaves. Website www.albergueaugasquentes.com Tel 679 958 780 or 609 909 112 Open 16:00
Hotel Miño, at Rúa Papa Xuan XXIII, 2, after Praza Maior turn left off the Camino on Rua da Concordia, walk to the end and veer right. Singles from 32€, doubles 50€. Website hmourense.com Tel 988 217 594
Hostal Lido two doors up from Hotel Miño. Singles 40€, doubles 50€. Tel 988 213 600
Hostal La Rotunda is opposite the northern railway station (there are two, one south of the river and the main one to the north), singles from 35€, doubles 45€. Tel 988 607 759
Ourense's population is 106,000 and it is the capital of Ourense province. It has all facilities. Along the Camino, there are cafés, shops, pharmacies and banks. Around the new Xunta albergue and the nearby Praza Maior there are cafés, restaurants, banks, etc.
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