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Puebla de Sanabria

Private (34, 12€, April to October) Albergue Casa Luz, on the left on the Camino as it enters the town. Kitchen, laundry facilities. Good reports. Website www.alberguecasaluz.es Tel 619 751 762

Hostal San Francisco, on Calle Venta la Galvana, up the street to the right opposite Albergue Casa Liz, has singles from 30€, doubles from 50€. Tel 654 127 160 Reception down the street in the bar of the same name.

Puebla de Sanabria is a large town with all facilities. Shops, cafés, pharmacy on the Camino near where it enters the town. Across the bridge and up the hill to the left are bakeries and banks and Bar España which is excellent for tapas and usually opens at 08:00 for breakfast. 

El Mesón Remate has also been recommended, as has Restaurante Tierra de Lobos, on the Camino before the albergue.

Peubla de Sanabria has two railway stations, the old one has direct regional trains from Valladolid passing through Zamora, the new one is a stop on the Madrid to Santiago AVE line.

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